Ashley Greene in Los Angeles

Posted on June 14, 2012

Ashley Greene, we are standing at our desks, clapping, and shouting “Brava, darling! BRAVA!”


Ashley Greene out and about in Los Angeles in a DKNY dress. 

DKNY Spring 2012 Collection

Because you could’ve just hit the streets in a pair of cutoffs and Uggs or something similarly painful to look at. But you didn’t. You leaped out of bed that morning, threw on that dress, grabbed a cute dog from a passerby, and said, “I’MA MAKE A STATEMENT, TODAY. CHECK ME, WORLD.” You didn’t have to wear a dress, but you went for it anyway. And you look pretty damn chic.

Now, we wouldn’t presume to tell a woman what a woman ought to think, but if a woman’s gotta think, think PINK!

Sorry. Just had to spew that. It’s like a form of Gay Tourettes.


Granted, it’s a near-certainty that you knew you were going to be photographed, but hey, even then a lot of ladystars hit the sidewalk in horribly ugly and unfabulous outfits, so you’re a winner either way, darling. Think pink.

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    • Karen

      My only gripe is that heavy studded purse–not really the thing to go with that dress.  But she looks great overall.

      • calimon

        I think the purse gives it just the right about of edge, and isn’t all that heavy-looking, since the studs aren’t too many and are spread out.

        • giiiirrrr

           Yes, exactly.  Without the bag it’s a little too twee.  With it, just twee enough.  Is that possible?  It is for Ashley.  Well-played.

      • suzq

        Purse…to hold your iPhone to tweet that you’re out walking your dog and the poo baggies.

        Studs…in case you need a paparazzi battering ram.

    • Deborah Lipp

      That is exactly the kind of dress that I long to wear but cannot, with my plus-sized Joan Harris body. I covet that easy-breezy style. Lovely. 

      • mjude

        you are not alone my friend, i know the feeling.

      • LaFortunaStudio

        From a ‘Joannie’ type in AZ – a bra, camisole then the dress – looks fabulous and people look at you admiringly.  Darling – shorts and a t shirt are usually not our most outstanding looks.  I have made myself several similar dresses with an asymmetrical hem (for visual diversion) and spend the summer in them.   I wish for the ability to not wear a bra – but my girls are always put away securely.  <3

        • MilaXX

           agreed, I think maxi’s on curvier gals can work just fine.

          • SapphoPoet

            Really? Can I try this? I’ve always wanted to wear these sorts of summer dresses, but I think I will look like a sack of potatoes. 

          • LesYeuxHiboux

             Not that maxi, it would hang straight from the ends of the boobs down. Goodbye waist, goodbye hips.

            • MilaXX

              Get someone to gradually take in the top. Enough to give you a waist, but not to make it snug.

            • LesYeuxHiboux

               I add a lot of darts to things myself, but taking it in would be the way to go with a dress like this. Don’t want to ruin that easy, breezy feel.

        • Deborah Lipp

           I’m gonna say that a big loose dress with a chubby body and a big chest is almost always going to read “maternity.” I belt my dresses and go with a snugger fit up top.

          • foodycatAlicia

            Agreed – if my waist isn’t defined I just entirely look blobby.

          • MilaXX

             Get a tailor to streamline it gradually on top. I look awful in belts because I have a shelf butt.

          • Lauren

             I think I look pregnant whenever I wear a dress with a empire waist despite the fact that I’m not heavy. Some styles are just ingrained to read maternity, I think.

        • MinAgain

          Yup.  I’m an 18, and I live in a dress in the summer.  It’s just more comfortable, and my big ol’ ass looks infinitely better in a form-skimming dress than a pair of shorts or jeans.

          • SapphoPoet

            Yep. I wear a lot of flowy skirts. Shorts are terrible on me. 

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        Try big hips and short… If I wear a maxi that’s not belted I look like I’m melting.

      • Catherine

        Girl, as a D-cup lady, I understand how you feel. However, Joan is the hottest damn thing on that show and I would not give up my boobs for anything. Not even that fabulous dress.

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        Deborah!  Embrace the Plus Sized Bod!  Wear the damn dress!  I do.  I wear it proudly right over my BWGranny Panties!  I adore that color and doesn’t that model look above all else, comfortable?  That’s good for anyone’s style I say. Of course, with some kind of foundation built in, right? :)  xoxoox BWGP

    • terekirkland

      Ashley Greene wearing DKNY? Wow. What a surprise. Maybe it’s just sour grapes, but I’d walk my dog in DKNY if I got the entire line for free. She looks lovely, though, so I can’t hate on her. Cute dog. 

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I want to take that doggie home with me, even though I know it would result in some sort of kitty uprising.

      Anyway, yeah the dress is awesome. I only wish she had gone for it and worn the hat as well.

      • julnyes

         Very cute dog – my cat would eat it for breakfast and still be hungry :)

        If she wore the hat I think it would go into costume territory – I think dropping the hat and switching up the shoes was a right idea.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          I agree on the shoes, but for some reason I have always loved the big floppy hat and sundress combo. With gigantic sunglasses, of course. I’m a flower child at heart. :)

          Please, that pup would be a mere hors d’oeuvre for my Priscilla. She’s a beast, I tell you.   

          • julnyes

            Oh I love a floppy hat as well, just not the exact same color and material as the dress :)

        • littlemac8

          oh my gosh, that is a terrier!!!! or terrorist as we call them, not snack material, believe me.  I love the pink!  At 4’11” there are no flow-y maxi dresses in my future.  But I just bought the cutest fitted dress in that color – with pockets, hurray!

      • Lisa_Cop

        And those gorgeous shoes.

    • Gabriella Soza

      I want this dress. Terribly.

    • Susan Bullard Mayer

      Any celeb walking their rat terrier is OK in my book!

      And the dress is super-cute!

    • Ashley Patriarca

      How I love a Funny Face reference in the morning. It made my day – thanks, gentlemen! :)

      • Qitkat

        I too enjoyed the clip. Three beautiful ball gowns, and reasonable height heels were my favorites.
        This dress is darling. I would totally wear this if I hadn’t misplaced my Ashley Greene body somewhere along the way.

      • rh33

         Here, here!

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Its way too big and shapeless.  Barely looks better on the model.  I give the dog a full on WERQ though. 

      • miagain

         I agree… I think it looks sloppy on her.

      • giiiirrrr

         I like the outfit, but the dog is ADORBS.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      “Pink for bags, pink for shoes, baubles, bangles, and spread the news,… ”   OMG, you guys are right!!!!  It IS a form of Gay Tourettes.   Ashley looks lovely, and very comfortable.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Think Pink…for the road ahead… love it. The dress looks pretty fine, too!

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Gay Tourette’s is a disorder I wish I had.

      • girliecue

        I would KILL to attend the annual fundraiser for Gay Tourette’s.

        • Christy Bishop Cricow


      • girliecue

        I would KILL to attend the annual fundraiser for Gay Tourette’s.

    • MilaXX

      Love this because this look like something I would like to wear.  I’m not a fan of jeans in the summer so a lose dress with either flats or wedges is my idea of comfort.

    • Christy Bishop Cricow

      “Gay Coprolalia”, not “Gay Tourette”. 

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Might I mention that you boys are particularly riotous today. Seriously, between this post and the Emma Stone you have me peeing my pants. Gay tourettes? Genius.

      • Christy Bishop Cricow

         Sorry to seem contrarian, but “Gay Tourette” is kind of bullshit. Nobody cares, and I get that, but people who deal with Tourette (the 90% of them who do not suffer from coprolalia, which is a very specific disorder rarely–other than on Ally McBeal, etc–associated with Tourette) often DO. Being mocked for having a disorder you can’t control is no better than being mocked for being black, or gay, or disabled. I am hearing way too many decent people throw this glib little snark around like it’s ok, some kind of smug cleverness, and it is not. Having someone very close to me dealing with this, I’m getting pretty sensitive about it, and am going to speak up when I hear it. So please excuse the rant.

        • LesYeuxHiboux

          Maybe you can convince people to stop crossing their eyes as a joke/hint at stupidity while you’re out there.

          • Christy Cricow

             Yup, there’s a lot of ‘funny’ stuff that isn’t any too funny.

    • ccinnc

      I’ve discovered maxi skirts (maxi dresses are usually too bare for me up top), and with a t-shirt and sandals or wedges they’ve become my summer wardrobe. Love how they feel and look – and I can avoid suffocating in pants or showing my white, veiny legs in shorts and regular skirts.

      • Pennymac

        This is my summer uniform! More comfortable, cooler, feminine and slightly hippie-chick. Plus I don’t have to shave my legs as much. What? The man stars aren’t shaving their faces, why should I have to shave my legs???

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Desks?  I thought this whole blog was dictated from either a chaise longue by the pool or some smart cocktail bar to hot, nerdy minions.

    • miagain

      gay tourettes…. giggle!

    • another_laura

      I love you, T Lo, you’ve made me smile on a morning when it was going to be very hard to do so.  

    • lordandtaylor

      Why do you need the HUGE purse (with spikes yet) to take the dog for a walk? Pretty dress that looks great whena summer breeze passed by.

    • Zippypie

      Love the dress and me want.  However, it looks a bit big on top for her but it might be how she’s holding the bag and the leash.  She looks happy and comfortable.  Great color.

    • EEKstl

      LUV the dress!  She looks fab, as does her pooch!

    • dickylarue

      Mrs. Roper would be proud. 

    • Lilithcat

      “Pink is the navy blue of India” — Diana Vreeland.

    • MinAgain

      I think I like the shoes, but I can’t see them clearly enough to be sure.  The purse is totally wrong, but dress and the dog are so good that she is clearly IN.

    • SapphoPoet

      She looks so beautiful and summery. (Except for the autumnal purse which also looks like a weapon.)

    • judybrowni

      Really? She’s swimming in it.

      It’s a size — or two — too big for her.

    • Pamela

      Who the hell is this chick & for what reason is she the flavor of the month?

    • marilyn


    • guest2visits

      Yes this is a pretty, floaty dress that looks nice on her and the model; but… it actually looks a little sloppy on Ashley.
      Maybe it’s too large, maybe it needs all the other pink accessorizing.
      Maybe this dress just needs to be on or very near the beach at all times.  It’s not a caftan for town. Poolside only.

    • TieDye64

      She looks very pretty, love the color. And the dog. The FF reference had me grinning, so thanks for that. 

    • PeaceBang

      Loved the Kay Thompson, hate the dress on Miss Greene. It’s a mess, with way too much room around the hips.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Think Pink! What a fabulous scene! She looks great.

    • Joey Melliza

      WERQ that doggie pooch miss greene

    • 3boysful

      I always look like this when walking the dog.  ;)

    • How to Faint

      I had a nearly identical dress in the nineties!  Almost exactly the same cut and layered skirts, except the underskirt was a uniform length instead of a mullet-y handkerchief and it was a lighter shade of pink. And it was the nineties so of course I wore mine with Doc Martens. Er, except for the time my grandmother insisted I wear sandals like a proper young lady and she braided half my hair Heidi-style and left the rest in loose waves down my back like some bohemian milkmaid. 

      I really miss my grandmother. :(