Cameron Diaz in New York City

Posted on August 29, 2012

We don’t know, Cam. We want to like this…


Cameron Diaz shops at the Soho Stella McCartney store in New York City.

Reed Krakoff ‘Gym’ Bag

… because the shoes are super-cute and we kind of like the bag, and the jacket’s kinda sassy, but honey, we simply can’t sign off on those high-waisted denim short shorts. That’s just asking way too much of us, hon.

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  • ralish

    I think this would be cute with lower-waisted blue canvas shorts. And a warmer blond hair color!

    • MarissaLG

      I’m into the hair, but agree on the shorts. 

    • I agree about both!  But the shoes and bag are adorable.  WANT!

  • She’s got a thing for shorts, doesn’t she? For as short as they are, it’s amazing the proportions are so off.

    • sockandaphone

      i would be into shorts too if my legs looked that fantastic.

      • lovelyivy

         If I had legs like that the world would view them regularly too. Alas for being one of the short and thick-legged girls in the crowd!

      • NC_Meg

        I was about to say the same thing! When you’ve got her legs, why not?

    • RebeccaKW

       Mom jean shorts.  I shudder to think what the rump looks like.

  • Sobaika

    It’s a cute running-around outfit, especially if we replace the shorts with something not denim. I don’t particularly mind that they’re high-waisted and so short because she has the legs for them.

    • Yeah, I think the shorts are heinous, but I’m surprisingly not too angry at them.  Mostly because the rest of the look is so adorable.  Or perhaps it’s because I COVET the bag. 

      • I love the bag too. And the shoes! I think the shorts would be OK if they were khaki.

  • sockandaphone

    this would be so cute with normal shorts 🙁 

    • Clueless_Jock

      Or sequined granny panties 🙂

      • sockandaphone

        well that too!

  • merciblahblah

    It’s the high waist on the shorts – they’re throwing off the proportions on an otherwise adorable outfit. Sads.

  • charlotte

    You lost me with the capture. How can someone even enter a Stella McCartney store?

    • 3boysful

       I was going to say, she doesn’t have a shopping bag, but silly me, they undoubtedly deliver for the likes of Cammie.

    • Jangle57

      Well at least it doesn’t look like she bought anything……

      • Anathema_Device

         Notice minion leaving behind her with a bag…probably carrying it for Diaz.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Given the size of that yellow bag, I think having a minion to carry Cameron’s purchases is almost a necessity 😉

    • Kayceed

      First I thought she was walking out of the shop with a beer, which would make me like Stella much more. Alas, it is probably tea.

      • charlotte

         And I thought for a moment that she had a teddy bear in her bag.

        • kimmeister

          What IS that?  A snuggie?

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            Looks like a cloth hat to me.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    All the accessories are adorable, but the outfit itself is a dud. If it looks weirdly unflattering on a body like Diaz’s, it’s a disaster on anyone else.

  • Words to live by: if there is more material ABOVE your waist than below it, they are not the pants, shorts, skirt for you.  Period.

  • BrightsideSusan

    I am happy to see higher waisted pants, personally.  But denim? No.

    • Sobaika

      YES to higher waists!

      I can’t manage anything else because I have a serious bum going on and it threatens to break free unless strapped in securely.

      • formerlyAnon

        You have caused me to envision your posterior sneaking off to buy its own ticket for a vacation trip without the rest of you.

        I should possibly be working.

      • AthenaJ

        My belly tries to do the same thing, so I also appreciate a higher waist. Damn our rebellious body parts!

      • kimmeister

        Amen to higher waists (spoken as a woman with a freakishly long torso who can pull them off), but I find them easier to fit with skirts rather than pants.  I do have high waisted pants, but they’re harder to fit correctly in the crotch.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    sorry, i cannot sign off on any shorts that create that much polterwang, especially in that first pic!

    • “polterwang” is my new favorite word. Thank you!


  • Love the bag in the pale lemony yellow color of the product shot but seems like IRL it’s rancid yellow.

  • formerlyAnon

    It looks fine for an ordinary gal.  But, she’s not no ordinary gal. And yes, it’s the shorts that strike the wrong note.

  • Judy_J

    Yet another ’70’s flashback!  I swear I had a pair of those high-waisted shorts in college.  How did she end up with them?

    • mjude

      you did have a pair. i know i had the regular length!

  • Kimmu

    I show my complete lack of maturity? propriety? when I looked at those shorts and went “People think they’re short? There’s like 4 or 5  inches of inseam!” and would consider them too long and old for me, especially combined with that mom jean high waist.

    •  They’re short considering they have such a high waist. It throws the proportions all off.

    • formerlyAnon

       Well, considering Ms. Diaz’ age (39 or so), they might be too ‘old’ for you. (Not sure how old you are .  . .)

      Though as a mom I will submit to any sweet young things who have not recently been nagged on the subject that the criteria for ‘too short’ might sometimes be more stringent than “shows an inch or more of butt cheek.”  Feel free to ignore.

    • kimmeister

      They don’t look like they have more than 3″ of inseam to me.  [shrugs]

  • I see the cup she’s carrying & think “urine” and now I can’t think otherwise.  Cute outfit if the shorts were different.

  • Trisha26

    Not crazy about the shorts but I’m still getting my head around anything near the bellybutton/normal waist being called “high-waisted.” That term to me describes pants/skirts that end below the bust, like an empire style. And I’m pronouncing that “m-pire” not “om-peer.”

    • Elaine Lang

       Yeah.   I’m enough of a fogey that I remember where the waist actually is.   Perhaps after so many years of seeing people in hiphuggers (which have the unfortunate effect of making the wearer look like a rectangle if a shirt is tucked in)  the young-uns have forgotten that such a body zone exists. 

      Hint:   it’s the curvy-inny bit at the belly button.

      I think it’s weird that her drink matches her bag.

      • Kayceed

        Have you noticed how big belts have become, as no one wears them around their actual waist?

        • kimmeister

          YES!!!  I like to wear them around my actual waist (to visually shorten my long torso), and end up having to add holes in a size Small just to make them fit!

          • Elaine Lang

             Why are 40 inch belts on a size 8 slimming again?   I get that it makes the butt look smaller to have the droopy draws.    But, will no one listen to Sir Mix Alot?    Itty bitty waist and round thing in yo face, kids.    Not Blocky Body and coin slot crack!

  • Anathema_Device

    I’ll take the shoes and the bag. She can have everything else.

  • I don’t know why she irritates the piss out of me, but she does. She’d have to look completely spectacular to summon up anythign heartier than a meh from me.

    But I do like the handbag. Just not in the colour she’s sporting. 

  • I’m thinking,um, still- hot, sporty and wealthy ’60 year-old gal in the south of France picking up her meds at the ‘pharmacie’.

  • AthenaJ

    I’m sorry, but the Orange One would have (verbally) ripped those shorts to shreds if one of the designers created them on PR. They’ve got crotchtal issues going on for days, and ruin an otherwise cute outfit.

  • The high waist and short length of the shorts make the proportions look crazy.  I can’t imagine they are comfortable to sit in. “oh look the paps just happen to be at the Stella store, how strange”.  Pfft. 

  • She looks quite a bit like Terrence Stamp a.k.a. Bernadette Bassenger from The Adventures of Priscilla, queen of the dessert! Girl is lookin rough.

  • YoungSally

    Jesus Mary and Josephina —  When did Cameron have Ellen Barkin’s head put on her body?

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the way she looks, shorts and all.

    • Magatha

       I might untuck the shirt, but mostly I agree with you.

  • I want a thousand dollar gym bag!!!

    • rougeort

      That was THE ONLY THING I could think of to say after seeing that… who gives a shit how she looks if her luxe leather bag is classified as gym wear!!!!!!!

  • If she’d untuck the tank top and cover up the top of those shorts this would be really cute. 

  • PastryGoddess

    The end of the world is nigh.  If Cami “bazillion miles of leg” Diaz can’t make high waisted denim shorts work, then who can.  WHO?  I I ask?

  • Sara__B

    That scoop neck tank, high waist shorts combo looks like the 1970s to me. Been there. Worn that.

  • mom jeans in shorts form!  god help us all!

  • nannypoo

    I don’t think this is so bad. Her hair looks less fried than usual.

  • MoHub

    Love the sneakers!

  • It’s not an NYC look that’s why

  • Susan Crawford

    Even with Cammie’s mile-long super-girl legs those shorts are not flattering. I absolutely LOVE, CRAVE, and NEED the bag, and I wouldn’t say no to the cute shoes, either. Wonder what she was checking out at Stella McCartney?

  • Corazon Nunez

    I was just looking at this thing going, “I know something is wrong here . . . What is it? . . . Hmm . . .” Then I read the paragraph at the bottom, and I go, “AHA! THAT’S what’s wrong here! The waist!”

  • If not for the straw in the cup, I’d assume she was going to drop off a specimen at the lab.

  • ccm800

    Not on board wither. blah! 

  • Super cute with a different pair of shorts, as everyone else has said.

    But MORE IMPORTANTLY, the paparazzo with the “RESPECT” tattoo in prime viewing territory is cracking me up.

    • Seriously, you can only see that when he has a camera held to his face. This is HILARIOUS.

  • MilaXX

    Agreed, the high waist is doing her no favors. A lower rise and this would be a great faux gal on the street look.

  • Candigirl1968

    The shorts might work if she had more of a t-shirt than tank and if it wasn’t tucked in.  

  • Lilak

    Stella’s old pal Goop could probably make this work, maybe even with the dumb shorts — and I bet she’d accomplish it by carrying herself with more confidence than Cam here, who looks like she wants the earth to swallow her up right quick. 

  • Lisa

    Loving her shades, but not much else.

  • I love the bag, but the rest of the outfit is just “meh.”

    And the shorts need to be burned. 

  • quiltrx

    Irrational celebrity hate.  Cute shoes, though.  And what the hell is that sheepskin-looking thing distorting that cool bag?

  • SapphoPoet

    Hiddy shorts. But at least she’s not wearing heels with them, which is my absolute pet peeve. 

  • Judy_S

    I think she looks cute, but pleasantly casual. If she wasn’t carrying the showy bag the paps and passersby might not know she’s somebody they should be staring at and photographing. 

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    So these gals have a beautiful new bag every time they leave the house. This one costs $990.00!
    Is it a loaner? Do they have to move all their stuff to a new bag every time the go the the gym, or whatever?
    I know the runway stuff is all “borowed” but what about the very day outfits?

  • Yuck, total mom jorts.

  • Oh my good God. Those are hiddy. 

  • EEKstl

    That one shot of Cam leaving the store with a gaggle of paparazzi lying in wait did make me cringe.  RC is one thing; it has to get really old really fast to have that be part of your everyday life so that Bitter Kittens like us have something to judge.  I know, I know, Faust, dowside of celebrity, yada yada yada.  It just probably sucks.   Anyway, back to judging: Cute look, I don’t even mind the shorts, maybe because I am so short-waisted I envy anyone who can wear them.

  • Alyson Epstein

    when will high waisted anything just go away?

  • LocMama

    Please tell me that jacket isn’t a Stella McCartney because I really like it.  LOVE that bag so much that I followed the link in hopes that it could be mine. sigh.  I just can’t with those shorts.

  • Dot

    Those shorts make my crotch hurt just looking at them.

  • oohsparkley!

    I’m fine with the shorts.  Better than some skanky, too-short, cut-offs.  The high-waisted thing comes and goes. 

  • PhillipWilde

    The shorts are puffing out and giving the illusion of a FUPA, which Miss Cam certainly does not have.

  • butter nut

    young mariel hemingway realness.