Michelle Williams in West Hollywood

Posted on July 31, 2012

They will drum us out of the Bitchy Fashion Bloggers Guild (Note: Does not exist.) for saying this, but we’re just the devil-may-care, caution-to-the-wind, predilection-for-cliches kinda people to do it. You see, after a July chock full of what we like to call “Carrie Days,” those extremely rare (but not quite so much lately) days where we live like people think fashion bloggers live (i.e., like Carrie Bradshaw, dashing all over NYC in very put-together little outfits in order to attend events or meetings), we have to admit…

We’re just gonna say it…

Bear with us. This is tough…

Okay, here we go:

It’s a HUGE relief to wake up some days and know you don’t have to worry about how you look because you’re going to have a typical fashion blogger’s day, which means you likely won’t leave the house for more than an iced coffee and you’ll spend the day in t-shirts and drawstring shorts.

There. We said it.

Please note: If we had to go out for more than an iced coffee (which takes us only half a block from our front door), then we would absolutely put the effort in. It doesn’t happen very often, but when a stranger approaches you on the street with “Are you guys Tom & Lorenzo?” while you are dripping both with sweat and with Glidden paint’s “Sunshine Lemon” splattered all over you (we were on our way to the hardware store mid-paint job because we’re so much butcher than you think), then you learn very quickly that it’s best to put some effort in no matter what you’re doing that day because you never know who you’re going to run into. And running into anyone with bright yellow paint splotches in your hair is never a good idea in an age where practically everyone is walking around with a camera in their hand at all times.

Anyway, the point to that over-long introduction is that we totally get why celebrities – especially the fashionable ones who put the effort in constantly – like to dress down when they don’t have to make a public appearance and we totally appreciate it when they do it and still manage to look kind of cute and put together.

Par exemple:

 

Michelle Williams out and about in West Hollywood in an A.P.C. t-shirt and Joie Barnaby shorts paired with Ancient Greek ‘Iphigenia’ sandals and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

A.P.C. Heart-Print Cotton T-Shirt. Joie Barnaby Shorts. Ancient Greek Sandals Iphigenia Flat Sandals.

Cute, right?

And strangely, despite her tendency to go for the twee-as-fuck looks, this is cute without being saccharine about it. We wonder now if some of the more toothache-inducing outfits of her public appearances weren’t pushed on her by a stylist. Not that they don’t work for her; just that you tend to get a better understanding of a celeb’s true style when you see them on the street like this. This is typical hipster-chick-on-a-hot-day (which makes a nice break from “Indie Film Princess”) and it suits her to a T. Brava, darling.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we have a sudden urge for iced coffee. Again.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, net-a-porter.com, shopbop.com]

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Enjoy that coffee, gentlemen!

  • RzYoung

    Firstly: Jason Segel better hurry up and marry her or I will! 
    Secondly: TLo, which room’s going to be ‘Sunshine Lemon’? It sounds devine!

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      Actually, that story’s almost 5 years old and we just recently started admitting to each other that the Sunshine Lemon in our kitchen is perhaps a bit much and maybe we’d be better switching to a butter-yellow to tone it down. We’ve had paint swatches sitting around since May but we still haven’t found the time to sit down and have an argument about what color we want next.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        I have had paint swatches Scotch taped to my kitchen wall all summer but still haven’t gotten around to painting. I think I’m going with ‘Green Tea Latte.’

        • Le_Sigh

           And now I want some ice cream / sherbet and ice coffee.  Breakfast!

        • Sobaika

          This paint talk is making me hungry.

          • Jacqueline Wessel

            Ha – my color of choice is Benjamin Moore’s Crème Brulée

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        If you have an argument about paint color, do share with your beloveds.  

        I have to admit when you tell us about your fights, I burst out laughing.  You even fight funny!

      • MilaXX

         I have 3 shades of orange taped to my walls. I know I want orange, but I don’t want to get stuck with something so bright I wake up one day going, “what was I thinking?”.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          I was on an orange thing a couple of years ago, but I was also afraid I would get sick of it if I put it in a room where I spent a lot of time. I went with a color called “pumpkin pie” and I put it in the hallway leading to the bedrooms and bathroom. I’m still not sick of it and I believe it’s because it’s not somewhere that I have to sit and stare at it.

          • MilaXX

            I’ve been looking at paint swatches for 6mths trying to make a decision. Do one contrast wall? All the walls. I have an open floor plan, do I do the kitchen? Decisions, decisions….

          • TheOriginalLulu

            I hear ya. I have been trying to make a decision on a color for my kitchen for 3 months now. I have given myself until September to make up my mind. The last time I painted my kitchen was when I returned from a vacation in Greece. I decided to paint my kitchen to look like Mykonos, with chalk white walls and that bright blue on the cabinet doors and window frames. It was awesome. The problem with white is that it doesn’t stay white for a very long time, especially in a kitchen. I have gone through endless home decorating magazines looking for inspiration, but I just can’t decide.

          • MilaXX

            tht;s the other option I’ve been thinking of. It’s a tiny kitchen and since I want the living room./dining room orange I was thinking bright white was and orange back door.
            I’ll decide soon……I think

      • Anathema_Device

        My kitchen and living room are a color called Fresh Butter! (Benjamin Moore). Yes, yellows can a dicey pick.

        • kimmeister

          Haha, I was going for “mustard” or “goldenrod” for the accent wall in my kitchen, and my friend who helped me paint it declared that it looked like nacho cheese.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yes. I was going to repaint the kitchen yellow. But this makes me rethink the yellow I already have in the house, so I decided that the yellow in the family/computer room is too – too – cold. Or maybe too green. Now I must find the four year old paint swatches to find what color it WAS (because any markings on my touch up can have been obliterated) since I am sadly capable of picking out the just-wrong color again, if I don’t know what to avoid.

          So now I have two rooms to repaint (and the family room is, sadly for me, 3 times the size of the kitchen).

          And this all started because I wanted to repaint the living/dining room (something based on mango but on two walls really a layered treatment of mango/orange-red/pink/yellow which I fondly imagine to replicate a slight color twist on a ripe peach’s blush), but since that’s a long project (for me), decided to ease in by repainting the kitchen & basing the yellow in the adjoining living/dining room on the kitchen yellow. Since they are partially open, one to the other.

          End result: 4 months later. Zero painting accomplished.

          • Anathema_Device

            LOL. You’re killing me. I have so been there with paint and other home projects. I have invested a lot of money in quarts of paint. I paint a few different in various spots in the room (near a window, on a more interior wall, in a corner), so I can see how the color plays out in different light at different times of day. One time I had paint samples up for about 6 months. I convinced myself that at least it LOOKED like I was in the middle of project.

          • formerlyAnon

            It’s conversations like this which make me wonder if, perhaps, I spend too much time on the computer . . . 

          • Anathema_Device

            Word.

      • another_laura

        Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow for me.

  • newleaf1

    Overall she looks really cute, but I’m really loving that hair color.  It’s just gorgeous and no roots showing at all.

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    She’s cute. I hate the pieces together though. But I will never ever like flowered shawts, so that’s my own private Idaho. 

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

       I’m with you. Flowered shorts look adorable on my daughters. Who are 6 and 7 years old. And even THEY would never wear floral shorts with a polka dot shirt.

      But yes, she looks nice and casual and ready to run errands.

    • RebeccaKW

       I thought she looked cute, but like she was wearing pajamas.  I think it’s the shorts giving that impression.  Look like fancy boxer shorts.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    The people who work at my local grocery shop probably think I am two different people.  There is the no makeup, drawstring pants, old flats, and heavy metal tee-shirt-wearing “I don’t give a fuck” Vaniljekjeks, and then there is the perfectly polished WERQ Vaniljekjeks.  Most of the times, they see the former.  

    Michelle looks adorable.  I love her hair… almost makes me want to go blonde!

    • bookish

      The produce guy where I shop asked why I was all dressed up the other day. I was wearing a sundress and had my hair and makeup done, rather than my usual Sunday morning just-rolled-out-of-bed look.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Tom and Lorenzo, I so agree with you about making the effort when out in public, even if it is an effort.  I’m sure you’re glad you did it on the quest for Glidden, and Ms. Williams proves the point, too.  I wrote about this in my own C-B blog yesterday, a journal entry entitled “Stylin’,” which explains why I really take care with my clothes and accessories (jewelry, especially eye-catching necklaces) for my chemo appointments (Cycle 6 in 45 minutes) and doctors’ appointments.  Here’s a part (edited) of what I said:

    I wear make-up to every appointment I have with Dr. S and to
    every infusion appointment.  I did for my appointments with Dr.
    Z, though, of course, I couldn’t and didn’t for my operation
    or my recovery at the hospital afterward.  And, boy, did I look pale and
    spooky then!  Mom always admonished me to “put on a little lipstick,”
    and I sure do for my docs and the hospital.  Interestingly, most of the
    other women patients at the infusion suite don’t wear make-up to their
    appointments (no bad cess on them, of course; it’s an individual’s
    decision), but Miss B, the brave woman who lost her arm to a soft
    tissue sarcoma, wears a bright red lipstick and a big smile.  You go,
    Miss B!

    I give real thought to what I wear to the appointments, and I coordinate my jewelry with the outfit – not only for
    the photos I post after each infusion, but to engage the nurses and
    staff.  The infusion suite nurses remember my necklaces and comment on
    them, as do the gals at Dr. S’s.  I think it sends a message to my
    doctors, too, that I’m not a sad sack, that I’m feeling good enough
    about myself to take care with my appearance and make the effort for
    them and me.

    I’ve been thinking that I should appear at one of my
    Neupogen appointments in the next couple of weeks with a scrubbed,
    un-made-up face, and I’ve mentioned that to the gals at Dr. S’s.  My
    hair is even thinner, and my right eyebrow is almost non-existent, so
    appearing au natural would be pretty startling (spooky-dooky). 
    But I won’t do it; there’s no need to make that point with my team down the street.

    I want my doctors, nurses and medical teams to think, “That NDC, she’s a good egg.  She smiles, she tells jokes, she’s not a
    trial and burden.  I look forward to seeing her.  I want to give her the best care, and I want her to
    know we appreciate her attitude.”

    Lookin’ good helps with the feelin’ good.

    • Sobaika

      It’s amazing how putting even the teeniest bit of effort in can make a change in how you feel. Wishing you all the best!

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      God bless you in your journey, NDC.  You sound like somebody I’d love to sit on the porch with and have a good, long chat.  I suppose it’s because you sound so much like Dad’s second wife, who I loved dearly, and who also kept her humor and held her head high through her own battle with cancer.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I’m honored that you compare me favorably to another cherished family member-survivor.  Ginger, come on out to a-bit-north-of-Gotham and we can have that satisfying natter. T Lo can act as intermediaries!

    • MilaXX

       I’m with you. I even packed an extra makeup bag to see the dermatologist. They needed to evaluate my scars from shingles and I wear makeup to cover it since I am self conscious about them.

      I hope the feeling good eclipses the looking good and kicks cancer’s butt!

      • Sobaika

        Out of curiosity, what kind of cover up do you use? I have some acne scarring which I’m super conscious about. I guess it’s not horrible but I do not leave the house without makeup ever.

        I use Kevyn Aucoin which give a lot of cover and comes in a really great range of shades, it’s just not fun during the summer months.

        • MilaXX

          coverfx. It’s available at Sephora & looks great, but it is full coverage. If you can go a little lighter, depending on the acne spots, I’ve also had good success with makeup forever color corrector concealer. My scar is fairly large. Half my cheek and nose, so the full coverage is better for me.

          • MilaXX

            I meant lighter in foundation coverage over the concealer dotted on the acne spot. Sorry I wasn’t clearer

        • MilaXX

          oh BTW I prefer Ben Nye setting powder. I use a yellow toned one. I find that traditional white setting powders can sometimes make people of color look ashy even when blended well.

          • Sobaika

            Thanks!

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      I know a little of what you mean, NDC.  I’m a surgical nurse so when I get to work I change into pajamas (aka, scrubs) and wear them for my 12 hour shift.  Most people I work with dress like slobs because they know they have to change, plus whatever they wear to and from work will be stuffed into a locker.  I like to dress nicely because it puts me in a better mood for coming to work, and if I have to stop at the grocery or something on the way home, I don’t look like someone who just got off a 12 hour shift!  (Don’t get me started about medical folks who wear scrubs in public……that is UNACCEPTABLE on so many levels.)  Of course, working in surgery I never see patients in street clothes–heck, most of the time, they’re naked!–but I have colleagues in other departments who do, and they all appreciate the patients who “make the effort” to present themselves appropriately even as they are burdened with all kinds of hardships. 

      Good luck to you, keep up the positive attitude because it means more to your body than we will ever know, and please share what you feel comfortable sharing with the BKs here.  We all embrace you!  (and your necklaces, too)

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        I’m with you NurseEllen. I work in a graphic arts studio where everyone else wears shorts, t-shirts and sneakers while I have on a skirt and blouse or a dress. When I go out for lunch I look good and feel great while they look like tourists. It pays to make an effort. That’s “What Not to Wear” 101 in my mind.

        Good luck NDC. Keep shining.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        NurseEllen, you may not have seen other posts from me (mostly on T Lounge Mad Men and Project runway threads over the past five months) about this, and I don’t want to make Tom and Lorenzo’s fashion and commentary site a cancer clique, but….  I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian/uterine/peritoneal cancer in late February, underwent CT scan (dispiriting pix) and then exploratory surgery at a major Manhattan hospital.  So full of tumors that cytoreduction was postponed.  Underwent three every-three-week cycles of paclitaxel and carboplatin starting 03/16 with Taxol only in the two intervening weeks. May 11 CT scan – results were “basically normal!”  Had cytoreduction 05/25 and got rid of atrophied ladybits and omentum – “no visible residual tumors,” said the path report.  Am on the final legs of the 2nd round of chemo to complete the neoadjuvant therapy regimen my doctors chose.  I’m extremely fortunate to have responded phenomenally; I’m my oncologist’s wonder woman.

        Yes, I make the effort to thank them, the docs, nurses and staff, and to send a message that I’m fighting and I’m FABULOUS.  Of course, they are the ones who are fabulous: they save lives.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          Sweetie, you give the rest of the kittens as many updates as you like, whenever you like, wherever you like. We’re so happy to hear you’re doing well.

          • NDC_IPCentral

            Thanks, T + L, you’ve been cherished supporters and cheerleaders for me.  XO, as you would say, doubled.

          • littlemac8

            I tried to like your comment again because you guys are so sweet when you’re not being divalicious bitches but Disqus wouldn’t let me!  Anyway, thanks for being you!

        • MilaXX

          So glad you are responding well. We need out bitter kittens alive and kicking!

          • NDC_IPCentral

             And opinion-ating.  ;-)  Thanks, Mila.

    • greyhoundgirl

      I once saw a study that said doctors listen more and give better treatment to female patients wearing lipstick.  This is offensive on many levels–but you’re writing (eloquently) about something different–something internal for you.  if wearing make-up and taking great care with your clothes makes YOU feel good–that is so important and it’s kind of wonderful that you have found that this helps you. I don’t wear make-up but if I am in a situation like yours I hope that I find something that works for me and for those caring for me, and I’ll remember you as an inspiration.  Best of luck and healing to you.

    • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

      A temporary tattoo around your incision or port can bring a smile to the Docs and nurses too.

      • NDC_IPCentral

         Viridian – my incision is an 8 inch vertical line starting above the navel and going to… down dere.  My oncologist would have a good laugh if he saw a temp tat on my abdomen, since he’s jabbing it three days a week with Neupogen to boost my granulocyte counts.  He’d also think that I’d probably gone ’round the bend at my considerable age!

        • formerlyAnon

          I feel that startling your oncologist into a laugh might be highly desirable – at least it’s amusing (to me) to think of what kind of tats one would choose – flames & bleeding hearts? Scooby Doo characters?? – teensy flowers & butterflies?

          Many good thoughts as you ride out the next few days. Last ass-kicking chemo cocktail, forever I hope! & just a few more easier ones, right?

          • NDC_IPCentral

             Hi, formerlyAnon, the last double (Cycle 6 – both drugs) was yesterday, and I’m cratering today, but that’s expected.  The two easier ones (which aren’t walks in the park, mind you) are the next two Tuesdays.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

          When I went in for my second Caesarean, I wrote along the border of my first incision “Cut on Dotted Line.”  My OB swears he took a picture, which he uses to illustrate Smart Ass Patient Syndrome for the newbie doctors at his teaching hospital.

          Here’s to adding many more healthy and happy years to your “considerable age,” NDC!

          • NDC_IPCentral

             I’m 61, well on my way to 62.  I come from long-lived women on both sides – estimable ladies who lived into their 90s, and I always fully expected that I’d be part of that statistic.  Now, not quite so sure, but fortunately now not feeling that I oughtn’t to buy underripe bananas!

    • littlemac8

      My beloved sister had infused Neupogen but couldn’t tolerate it and had to go in for shots every day.  Egads!!  She finished chemo in March and we went to Holland and Belgium in April.  Two survivors off to see the tulips and they were spectacular.    I am just discovering that in retirement I can skip the makeup and just decided last week that is not the face I want to present to the world.  I want to take pride in my appearance as I always did in the past and I think it is  part of good self care.  As a former psychotherapist I always noted a drastic change in appearance in any of my clients as it was an indicator of a change in how they were feeling about themselves.  I’ll send positive energy surging your way!

      • NDC_IPCentral

        littlemac 8 – your sister and I were/are both pincushions.  Just had my Neupogen shot for the day an hour ago.  I wish your sister the best with her recovery.  Hope you got to the Keukenhoff, which I got to see in May 2003 – spectacular, indeed.

        And good for you on deciding to up the appearance ante in the post-workaday world.  We don’t have to go full-on troweled, but it usually is the case that a little color (as my mom put it) is a big help.

        You’re not “littlemac” as in Little Mack in GP, MI, are you?

        • littlemac8

          No, I’m littlemac in sweltering St Louis and you can also call me Jane.  Sorry Ms P Cushion.  I never knew how many times a person could get stuck til I saw what my sissie went through.  I’m so happy you are your oncologist’s prize student and I hope you continue to get those A+’s.  Yes we did go to Keukenhoff and it was gorgeous – all the bulbs were in full bloom.  Our timing was perfect.  Uh oh, it’s day 2 of my resolution and I’m still in my yoga togs.  Quick, I’m going to get dressed, the plumber is coming shortly.  Wishing you wellness!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I hate those shoes with a blinding passion.

    Otherwise, she does look hipster-cute. 

  • SewingSiren

    A. So, who’d you run into on the way to the paint store? Anybody we know?
    B. She’s running to the paint store, and she looks pretty cute.

  • Judy_J

    Very cute.  She’s got great legs!

  • Hermione_Granger

    I would die of joy if I ran into TLo at the paint store. And then I’d hope I was wearing something cute.

  • http://twitter.com/obscureobjects David Calder

    One solution is to make your own iced coffee. It makes you sound like a coffee snob, when really it’s an excuse not to dress yourself and leave the apartment.

    • MilaXX

       but then you have to dress nicely to go to the store and get the beans. ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/obscureobjects David Calder

         When you’re right, you’re right. Especially since my closest bean supplier is one of Chicago’s most pretentious coffee shops. I have to coordinate with the warm woods and mid-century minimalism. Not good when you’ve come down with a case of the fuckits.

  • MilaXX

    It’s not exactly fashion-y but it’s cute in a real person kind of way. I like. Also obviously that is her real bag, because we can barely see it.

  • In_Stitches

    Cute pieces, but since they both have a loose, off the body fit, they look kind of like hemmed scrubs to me when paired together.   Sandals are great though. 

    • 1964edithgrove

       If the top was longer it would look just like the thing they hand me at the doctor’s office…

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

    Floral shorts and polka dots aren’t twee?
    I do love those shorts though. Gimme please. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S4KWCOY2Q7A36JSXVIZKRVBXWQ Joy

      Not just polka dots, when you look closely – that’s a heart-shaped print which is twee as fuck on anyone over 12 years old. 

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        And I think the shorts are also ruffled. But I still like the shorts. Not a fan of the top.

  • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

    I think men with paint spatters are sexy.

  • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

    The shirt looks like the top half of a hospital gown. Maybe if it were shaped a little better.

    I can’t be arsed to waste a lot of time on my looks – I will never be the lazy bum who wears pajamas to a grocery store (okay, I’ve done it once, but there was an actual emergency involved), but I will also never be the person who has to consult the closet and the makeup bag just to walk out the door. I like to look at the pretty, but I will never be that kind of pretty, so jeans and t-shirt and a couple swipes of Teddy eyeliner it is. ;)

  • megara1028

    Reminds me of one of my favorite things from Mindy Kaling’s book: Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Those shorts are so cute. I looked them up and almost choked when I saw the price.
    It’s against my religion to pay $175 for a pair of shorts.

    She does look adorable, though. The only thing I don’t like are those fugly sandals. 

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    TLo, if I ran into you on the street, I’d be more worried about what *I* was wearing than how you guys looked!

    I think I like how Ms. Phillips looks mostly because the shirt is long enough to cover up that first layer of poufs, or ruffles, or whatever it is, in the shorts.  I assumed they were just straight when I saw the first photo and thought, “Oh, cute!’, but when I saw the deconstructed ensemble photos I thought, “Oh, too twee!” about the shorts.  But she pulls off the whole look, so thumbs up.

  • Judy_S

    Brava, bravo, bravi.

  • Anathema_Device

    Really cute look. Stylish but laid-back, indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703335175 Hannah Shmulsky

    Aww, she’s cute. I’d prefer a simple coordinating color or black tank top to go with the shorts, the shirt is too boxy. But hey, she looks like a person! Love her hair. 

  • Kayceed

    I work from home. When I got hired in this position, the owner (female) said, “I have one rule and I expect you to respect it. You must change your nighty once every 24 hours.” Ha!

    • meowing

      I’ll be working from home today, but will be seen on webcam.  The upper half of me will be pressed, dressed and done up.  I make no guarantees about the lower half.  So, brava, Michelle, you look lovely, both upper half and lower.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    Yes. I always hope the Google map camera doesn’t drive by or fly over on a “I have to put clothes on to roll in the garbage cans” day.
    She looks adorable.
    Good luck with the painting!

    • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

      I was working in the yard when the Google street view cam car came by (strange thingy on its roof).  I got out of the way fast!

  • Spicytomato1

    She looks cute but I think she’d be cuter if her t-shirt were fitted a bit. I think fitted t-shirts tend to make you look longer and leaner while looser ones can make you look boxy. Minor quibble.

  • AudreysMom

    She does look cute (another j’adore for this woman) and the sandals are great. But boy do these pictures remind us how pale and really white Michelle is. Like does she use SPF 2000? 

  • another_laura

    Oh iced coffee, my fave non-alcoholic summer beverage.  I miss it, living as I do now in a place that never gets very hot.  (ducking tomatoes)

  • greyhoundgirl

    Casual, summery, and not “look at me, I’m a star!”.  Except for the price of the clothes.  I love the sandals.

  • PinkLemon

    i dunno….i think she looks like she’s 3.

  • guest2visits

    Sorry, I don’t know why this simple little outfit is mildly irritating; but it is. To me it’s still twee, and I don’t like any of these pieces.
    The top is shapeless and matronly on her, the shorts look cheap and I can’t tell if they’re layered, or why. The sandals are, well; fug.
    It’s not really like it’s work clothes she’s wearing. I don’t get the impression she’s painting the house, or working in the yard.
    These are just casual play clothes, imo.   And I wouldn’t take points off anyone who’s dressed appropriately for dirty-gritty work;
        – someone’s got to get it done, of course!

  • Allison Woods

    Um.

    Hospital gown clothes.

  • Prudentia

    I am all kinds of cool now because last week I painted my bathroom “Sunshine Lemon”, and look,  you two have used it as well. I have better taste than my husband gives me credit for, apparently! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

    That outfit looks very Eva Joia.

    But I love those sandals. I need them in my life.

  • BradWatson

    My first take on “Carrie Day” is the hipster bumping your arm with his/her rucksack, sending said iced coffee cascading down the front of the day’s look. Followed immediately by the standard telekinetic door bolting, impalings and decapitations.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    I’m… not in love with the outfit. But I’ve never been overly fond of her, so this is a biased opinion. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Ahh, how the stars are different from you and I.

    She looks cute, and fine. But someone here looked up and found that the shorts are $175, and I looked & found that the t-shirt is $90.  I am SURE that there is something much better made about these than their Target equivalents.

    But for $265.00 I expect an ensemble that makes me feel kick-ass, or is a classic piece that I will cherish for a decade.

    Not an easy, casual tee & summer shorts that look destined to be left behind in a lake cottage or demoted to sleeping/painting wear when the cute new casual summer clothes come out in a year or two.

  • NICHOLAS PASQUALE

    Yay Ray-Ban’s! I have Ray-Ban’s and she has Ray-Ban’s. I’m going to pretend I’m a celebrity for the next 25 minutes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

    Notes to self: start bitchy fashion blog evaluating fashion bloggers; stalk coffee houses; start guild. Retirement plan: established!

  • http://twitter.com/nkk Nikki

    It looks like a hospital gown top

  • BrightsideSusan

    My daughter lives in Philadelphia (recent Penn grad who has not come home to CA) and I am guilty of having sent your photos to her so she can be on the look out and, if possible, say hello to you from me.  Knowing you are fashion bloggers might hinder her, though if she is on her way to and from the gym.  She tells me that you on the East Coast do not just walk around all day in “gym wear” like we do out here. 

  • http://twitter.com/algaechick algaechick

    This post is inspiring me to think about putting more effort into my everyday appearance. I work in a lab and a very casual setting, so clothes can get wrecked, or at best covered w/a lab coat. But there’s still people in the hall, at the store on the way home. I don’t necessarily notice other peoples’ lack of effort, but there’s certainly some of the smile-and-a-nod-people I see in the hallway that I’ve noticed always look nice.
    I shall start w/earrings.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       As an artist it’s 99% likely that anything I wear will get ink, paint, oil, or acid on it…or cut with an X-acto or caught on a press bed. Jewelry on the fingers and wrists is a no-no. Fun earrings, cute hair accessories, and makeup are the printmaker’s saving graces.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    I want those sandals.

  • Warrior89

    Do not like.  Shorts look like pajama bottoms.  Old ones.

  • bellafigura1

    Adorbs, although sandals should be cognac, kelly or bordeaux.  Also, what is that BAG.?  Anyone know?

  • formerlyAnon

    remark of little importance that ended up in the wrong place, removed

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    very cute sandals.

  • Nonnah

    Do you think it’s the hair that influences the clothing choices?  I always think “This is the same girl that wore that lovely yellow Vera Wang dress at the Oscars.”  For example, Ann Hathaway is going through the same phase.  Twee/Semi-twee/Rosemary’s baby/Mid Century modern/blah blah blah.