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.
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.
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]