Miley Cyrus in Toluca Lake

Posted on July 10, 2012

You might think that, as bitchy fashion bloggers, our first impulse upon viewing these pics was to sharpen our claws and immediately get out a thesaurus to look up synonyms for “hilarious.”

Miley Cyrus spotted in Toluca Lake, California wearing a Wildfox sweater.

Wildfox Seeing Stars Lennon Sweater

But you know what our first response was? “BRAVA, sweetie.” No, really. Because you know what she looks like to us? One of our nieces. One of your nieces. One of a million teenage or college-age girls dressed in that adorably “I don’t give a shit” way that only teenage girls can pull off without looking like total smacked asses. This outfit would be tragic on anyone over the age of 25 (and even then, that’s pushing it). But put it on a younger girl, pair it with some Chucks and a sloppy top knot, then send her down the street to moodily text, and you’ve got a picture of normalcy that’s kind of appealing. So long as you ignore that she’s wearing a shredded sweater that costs over 200 hundred dollars. But even then, that’s downright thrifty for a celeb.

Nope. No bitchy comments here. She looks normal and cute – and we can’t ding anyone for that.


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    • Anathema_Device

      Can I ding her for the sweater wedgie?

      • Can I ding her for wearing a sweater in July?

    • LongTall_Sally

      Can I ding her for “forgetting” to wear pants?

      • Anathema_Device

        As Tim Gunn posted on Facebook the other day: “If you have to ask if a clothing item is a dress or a top, it is always a top.”

        • formerlyAnon

           Ahh, but they don’t ask. Not the young ones.

        • I love and miss Tim Gunn. 

      • I think she’s wearing short shorts underneath (maybe denim? see rear view). But I still like Anathema’s comment above.

        • LongTall_Sally

           I know, but it doesn’t help.

        • I honestly think it’s just underwear. And thank God THAT is there!

    • Paigealicious

      Can I ding her for wearing a sweater in July?

      • Jessica O’Connell

         THANK YOU. I was just about to comment saying something just like this.

      •  It is 68-72 degrees every day on the coast and most of L.A. west of the 101.

        • Paigealicious

           Still not sweater weather, although I’m probably biased being from Wisconsin…

        • sockandaphone

           but its unusually hot this week, its 100F+ inland so i cant be less than 80-85F in LA.

        • Aimee Powers

          Toluca Lake isn’t west of the 101 though. It’s pretty much Burbank, and here in Burbank it’s HOT – 95-100 this week.

          • peacockprincess

            My teenage daughter routinely wears sweatshirts in this kind of weather.  Also, this photo was taken several days ago when the weather wasn’t quite so hot.  I think she looks cute but my daughter and her friend thought she looked silly (not MC fans though)

            • My 12 year old is currently tooling around in long sleeves, jeans and a knit frog hat; it was 85 today…I cannot judge 🙂

      • That sweater is a loose weave cotton and probably very cool. Those deliberately ratty holes add to the coolness. (You can read “coolness” as the temperature or a fashion statement–your choice.)

    • MilaXX

      I hate that sweater, but I like that Miley is finally dressing like her age. it’s a bit ironic considering she’s now an engaged woman, but whatev.

    • Lilithcat

      Can I ding her for visible bra straps?  Black bra straps?

      • janetjb

        She’s not the first nor the last teenager to go out with straps showing.  Sadly, I see it every single day.

        • TheDivineMissAnn

           Call me an old dinosaur.  Having a bra strap showing was the epitome of embarrassment when I was her age. . 

          • formerlyAnon

             You are an old dinosaur. So am I. {Stomps off on creaky dinosaur joints, making cranky dinosaur noises.}

          • janetjb

            “Why would I want a nude bra?” 
             “So it doesn’t’ show through?” 
            (…crickets)  sometimes I really feel so old

            • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

              OMG my daughter is the same way!  Blue and orange flowery bra, and a white tank top.  I feel ancient.

            •  I don’t know, speaking from the same generation as Miley, the only thing worse than having a black bra strap showing ( a heavy no-no) would be actually wearing a nude bra.

      • Jessi03

        Hey hey.  Some of us wore visible bra straps through our mid-20s b/c we thought were were Tori Spelling in HER mid-20s.

    • Can I ding her for buying a sweater with holes already provided…?  (Jessica Simpson also wore this sweater on July 4th. Tragic.) 

    • Amazing that Miley Cyrus gets applauded for merely dressing her age, even if the look itself sucks a$$.

      • Hiptobesquare

        For me, it’s less about dressing her age than it is about a celebrity stepping out of her door and wearing…you know…just knockin’-around clothes.  As much as we enjoy having our say about what celebs wear, I sometimes feel sorry for them because it seems they can never just throw something on and hit the sidewalk.  So it’s kind of nice that she was able to.

    • That sweater is fugly.

    • RebeccaKW

      My biggest issue is that she is wearing a sweater with either no bottoms or very short shorts.  If it is cold enough for a giant sweater, it is cold enough for pants. 

      •  That’s something that I have never been able to understand. I see it ALL the time – jeans & sweaters and FLIP-FLOPS, or shorts and SWEATERS or SCARVES. And I don’t mean the lightweight ‘accent’ scarves. I’m not too much older than Miley, but that still irritates me.

      • formerlyAnon

         You can not win this argument with a girl under 20.

        Yes, I have tried.

      • I have to chip in about my own CA years (8 total, divided between North and South). The climate there is funky. The way I finally learned to dress and still be comfortable was to have MOST of my body covered, but to leave something bare to regulate temperature. This often translated as: a tank top with jeans, or a long-sleeved shirt with a short skirt, or, yes (sorry Marie above), a sweater and jeans with sandals. I was in Salt Lake recently and found myself relying on this same trick – my East Coast summer wardrobe just wasn’t cutting it.

        That’s not to say that I would wear a ratty sweater with short shorts. But I do wish to support Miley’s layering choices.

        • Melissa Brogan

           Yeah, I was going to chime in. It’s very west coast/California. It’s the same kind of style that leads to boots and summer dresses.

          • RebeccaKW

             No issue with dresses/boots.  I’m from Texas, where cowboy boots go with everything.  Including track shorts for some reason.

        • RebeccaKW

           I have no problem with tanks/jeans, even long sleeved shirts and short/skirts.  It’s just a sweater and shorts makes no sense to me.

          • See Stephanie, Anna Draper’s niece, in Mad Men…

        •  I think it’s a coastal thing. I’m from coastal New England and we regularly do sandals with sweaters, and kids are always doing the Uggs with shorts thing. Usually the sandal wearing starts by the end of March, or as soon as temps hit 60 but we still layer in case there’s a cold ocean breeze.

      • Little_Olive

        As we have commented many a time before on this site, don’t even get me started with shorts and Ugg boots. 

    • Little_Olive

      Jessica Simpson and some model I don’t remember wore it too, and I must agree with TLo re. the age question. 

      But it’s still too short.

      • formerlyAnon

         What’s too short are the short shorts underneath it.

        I would bet this month’s salary they are there. If it were my daughter or one of her friends, they would be skin tight jeans shorts with a cuff-like folded edge that lies just along the bottom of their butt cheeks (because . . . wait for it . . . “it’s hoochie if your butt hangs out.”)

        I am soooo old.

        • Little_Olive

          I hear ya… The problem is in the belief that’s it’s hoochie only if your butt hangs out. Remember the g-string peeking over low rise pants? Gawd.

          Let’s not declare we are old but that we mastered some dignity. 

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Yeah, I used to wear assey clothes at her age: over-sized college sweatshirts with a pair of boxers (instead of shorts). And sometimes I wore tights under the boxers. Oh yes, I was stylish. Were she wearing UGGs, I’d say she looks like half the girls I see walking around the college campus near my office, so I’m giving her points for the Chuck Taylors. Hate that sweater, though.

    • lovelyivy

      I want to ding whoever charges $200+ for a sweater with holes. I mean FFS!

    • formerlyAnon

      I agree, and since it’s a candid photo, whatever.

      I will be sad if garish large scale graphic print clothing comes back in style, though.

      • norseofcourse

        Those graphic sweaters are so Dr. Huxtable to me. And they always will be.

    • Annabelle Archer

      For one, I cannot believe I am about to defend a Miley fashion choice.

      For two, I cannot believe how old and cheap I am about to sound when I say, two hundred dollars for what appears to be a moth eaten, snaggled, stretched out “sweater” is positively ridiculous!  I would say that I could find the same top in a thrift store, but they have standards as to just how crappily used an item can appear.

      For three, I don’t think anything so thin it can be seen through as well as full of holes can be judged as a sweater that would be used for the sake of warmth. So the whole, she’s wearing a sweater but she doesn’t need pants argument holds water.  Plus, you can see the short jean shorts.

      But the fact that she does in fact look like most girls her age right now is a good thing, overall.

    • Srw27

      Can I ding her for that fugly sweater?  For playing the “moody” teenager when she has 100s of millions of dollars in the bank & is engaged to a super-hottie??

      • guest2visits

        O please..DO!  ….and thankyou.

      • formerlyAnon

         For the sweater, yes. But she IS a moody teenager. It’s in the biochemistry at that age, all that varies is the degree.  (Which is but one reason why she’s too young to be engaged – but engaged isn’t married. Especially among celebs.)

        • Srw27

          I understand how teenagers work-I used to teach high school-but I was being sarcastic because Miley doesn’t really have anything to be “moody” about (i.e. she has 100s of millions of dollars and is engaged to Liam Hemsworth).  Just my opinion, YMMV.

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh, no argument that her life (at least from the outside looking in) is pretty swell.

            But an awful lot of the other moody teen girls out there aren’t exactly living awful lives from an adult perspective, either.

            And if you used to teach high school, you have my respect. Only middle school teachers can stand above you.

    • nannypoo

      She’s loud and annoying, and that’s a very ugly sweater, but she does look like a regular person. Great pictures.

    • I don’t hate her like some people seem to. She actually seems like she would be pretty fun to hang out with…she goes off a laidback vibe to me (especially when she dresses like a normal teenager).

    • miagain

      That sweater reminds me of the wretched cotton and ramie holiday sweaters I used to convince myself were fun, and that I looked really cute in.  I didn’t, and neither does she!!

    • I’ve never understood paying for torn clothes.  

    • FlamingJune1967

      I was actually afraid to read your thoughts on this…. until I realized you guys were thinking the same thing I was!  As a mother of 17 and 19 yo girls, I think she looks appropriately charming!  so good to see her not looking like a 40 yo!

    • PinkLemon

      the problem with this sweater is not its youthfulness, no. that’s great. the problem is that EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG has worn it already. allegedly. i read that somewhere yesterday, my memory fails me. haha

      • PinkLemon

         Looking it up now, Alessandra Ambrioso, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Simpson…….my point is, I hate hate hate when celebs all do the same damn rich-trend. Like a fugly $220 sweater. they just look so clueless to me.

    • Joyce VG

      Oh this child….

    • schadenfreudelicious

      i’m not going to ding her because she does indeed look like a teenage girl, hell she could pass for about 12 in those pics….the fact that she is a teenage girl engaged to be married does give me pause however….

      • Yes, ew. Well, remember that ‘engaged’ and ‘married’ are two different things. I had a friend in 9th grade who was ‘engaged.’

        • schadenfreudelicious

          ha, good point, though it seems to be in fashion for the young celebs to get that starter marriage out of the way…

          • Little_Olive

            “The starter marriage”… so good. And so sad. It’s like the new Sweet 16. 

        • i bet she wasn’t wearing a big ol’ diamond on her finger, though.  unless you grew up in toluca lake.

          • ha! nope. i think it was a ‘diamelle.’

    • save_the_hobbit

      Love it! But I like the destroyed look.

    • sockandaphone

      okay I get what youre saying TLo but now the west coast is getting hit with a heat wave and that outfit looks downright wrong for 90-100F+ weather. Those chucks are gonna be one stinkin’ mess.

    • PrunellaV

      And, hey, no sideboob!

    • gabbilevy

      But seriously, why have I seen this ugly ass sweater on like, 6 celebrities already?

      • maybe they had nothing to wear on fourth of july?  or maybe you’re spending way too much time on fashion blogs?

    • 3boysful

      Where can I sign up to produce ratty holed clothes and sell them to celebs for big bucks?

    • bookish

      I recently spent the day with my 16-year-old niece, and she was wearing a faded Coca-Cola t-shirt pulled up and tied to show off her midriff (I thought they stopped doing that long ago) and super short denim shorts. Miley looks a bit more extreme, but not by much.

      • twocee

         Oh wow, is that trend back again? 

      • the tie up your t-shirt to expose your midriff look comes in quite handy later in life when exposed to a heat wave or a hot flash.  i rely on it quite often at the age of 64.  glad to hear i’m back in style.

    • tereliz

      I don’t care about the holes in the sweater or her nigh-invisible short-shorts. All I want to know is WHEN DID THEY START MAKING CHUCKS WITH ZIPPERS DOWN THE BACKS? And where can I get some?

    • I thought she was wearing it as a swimsuit coverup

    • mhleta

      Why do we continue to treat this talentless brat as if she’s somehow interesting or relevant? 

      • and yet here we are, blogging about her.

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh, no, those of us living in glass houses shouldn’t be throwing stones!
        If we want to be harsh, we might have to consider that, apparently, we have so much free time that we spend it on the Internet reading about celebrity fashion rather than doing something more useful with our lives.

        [and I am NOT slamming you in particular, mhleta, since I spend over an hour a day, often more, on this & a few other blogs & I certainly can think of “better” things I ought to be doing.]

    • IDGAF personified.  Good for her, better than the midlife crisis drag she usually runs around in.

    • moppet

      “You might think that, as bitchy fashion bloggers, our first impulse upon viewing these pics was to sharpen our claws”

      I thought for sure you were going for “…but it looks like someone has already taken care of the clawing.”

      Anyway…I dunno. She’s looking her age which isn’t a bad thing but I’d tell her to put on some longer shorts.

    • Jill Roberts

      Totally agreed with TLo.  Could I live without the rips and sweater-as-dress choice?  I could, but I won’t quibble about it.  She looks young and cute.

    • quiltrx

      STAR-BELLIED SNEETCH.  That is all.

      (actually that’s not all. that rock on her hand deserves a better companion than a thrift-store-throw-away expensive sweater and no pants.  And that hair.  She gets points for the Chucks, though.)

      • tinyredlocks

        Chucks Rule!!!!

    • kikisayshi

      I agree. She looks like Miley.

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    • I was gonna say that ‘ugly is in the eye of the beholder’ but you’re right.  That’s one ugly sweater.

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    • DebbieLovesShoes

      There’s a picture of Jessica Simpson wearing the exact same sweater on the 4th…. much cuter on Miley.  I agree with TLo.  If my teenager wore this I would think it was very cute. 

    • Spicytomato1

      I thought the funniest thing about her look is how the bun in her hair aligns perfectly, shape-wise, with the hydrangeas behind her.

    • guest2visits

      Hate the idea of a pre-shredded sweater. The pretentious over blown holes and the over sized stars on bright red are about
      drawing attention. Not the pretend nonchalance.  Sorry; I hate everything about her from her finger fungus tats to her stinky feet.
      I admit with chagrin; she has got a great set of pipes.  Sad; considering this better than most everything else she wears.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      the real question is:
      what the hell was she doing in toluca lake?

      otoh, it’s not a bad sweater although it’s been about ninety degrees here so it’s kind of a currently senseless sweater too.
      i dont generally mind this one so i’m just gonna go along w/ you & give her youth’s benefit of the doubt.

      • siriuslover

        She’s been spotted in Toluca Lake quite a few times. She might live there, given that it’s a pretty upscale neighborhood.

        • there was a post awhile back of jennifer love hewitt having a very public fight with boyfriend.  i think it was on TLo.  now i’ll have to search for it.

      • the whole toluca lake thing is a fascinating topic for me, as i grew up in burbank, and toluca lake use to be a neighborhood in burbank.  now it’s a “destination”, apparently.  i used to go there as an early teenager when my girlfriend just got her drivers license and we would go early in the morning to rent horses from the stables there and go riding to griffith park.  it always was an upscale neighborhood, and i guess because of its proximity to the studios it became popular with celebrities.  nice memories for me.  also, the bob’s big boy in toluca lake was the hot date destination when i was in high school.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Except most normal teenagers don’t get engaged….

    • I confused about the weather….

    • Jessica Simpson wore that “sweater” on the 4th of July..

    • jw_ny

      2 teenage girls were walking and texting thru the parking lot yesterday, as I was backing out…thankfully I was paying attention.  teenagers!  😉

      Miley looks completely normal…for a change.  I like seeing kids/teens being kids/teens…ya know?! 🙂

    • ccm800

      Shed look normal and cute with some damn shorts on. 

    • siriuslover

      She does look adorable.  Though I hate top knots.

      • this is the go-to hairstyle for my daughter and all her friends.  she’s 23 and lives in east oakland, and hip-hop is the big style influence.  or it could just be that they’re all too lazy to do anything else with their hair.  anyway, my reaction is like TLo, i just wanted to give her a hug.

    • It may work from the front, but it sure looks like a full diaper from the back.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      It’s still awful

    • what’s the reference for the “seeing stars lennon sweater?”  is it an homage to john lennon, or what?

    • Linderella

      She SO RARELY looks age-appropriate, I give her complete credit for finally achieving it at last.

    • Love the dance class insta-bun, my daughters do that

    • YAY! She’s dressing her age!

    • Candigirl1968

      Somehow, she doesn’t manage to translate this youthfulness into her event clothes.  I think she approaches formal clothes as playing “dress up,” rather than simply dressing.

    • Scott Miller

      How much is 200 hundred dollars exactly? 200 x 100 = 20,000 dollars?