Katie Holmes in NYC

Posted on November 12, 2012

Everyone yelled at us the last time Katie walked down the street because we’re big ol’ meanies who thought her outfit was weird and lumpy. But like most celebrities, she clearly hangs on our every word and makes adjustments in her life based entirely on our reactions. How else to explain her looking so street-stylish here?


Katie Holmes walks to her Broadway play ‘Dead Accounts’ in New York City.



Y’know, you CAN carry your bag like a normal person if you want to, hon. Your forearm looks like it’s going to snap under the weight.


[Photo Credit: Enrique RC/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • What is the purpose of carrying a bag like that? Another post here had another lady celeb doing such a thing…

    • jmorino08

       Showing it off for the designer who gave it to you for free. Gotta give the photogs the full frontal of the bag for the best publicity shots!

      • EveEve

        Just long enough to make sure the photogs got their money shot.  Then it’s back to the bodyguards to lug.

    • fallinseattle

      Eh, I have found I carry my bag like that sometimes. But then, I have really tiny shoulders, and it just tends to fall down constantly otherwise. 

      •  fist bump to my fellow cylindrical sista.

        I default to cross-body types for that reason.   And, who are we kidding, nobody is asking celebs to flaunt cross-body bags.  

      • MilaXX

         I do too. No particular reason just something Ive done since high school.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t have tiny shoulders, but they’re slopey, so bags slip off mine too!

        • MoHub

           The only time my bag stayed on my shoulder was in the ’80s, when the massive shoulder pads held it in place. Otherwise, I too default to cross-body.

          • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

            OMG, MoHub, that is so true!  And that was about the ONLY thing those damned shoulder pads were good for, particularly for those of us with rather, um, wide shoulders to begin with!

          • MoHub

             I actually have almost no shoulders. I’m 13 inches across the back, so the shoulder pads were a bit of a Godsend. However, I kept knocking things off store shelves because I couldn’t get it through my thick skull that my coat was wider than I was!

            Worst part is that those narrow shoulders are supporting D cups (with a very small ribcage underneath), and I can never quite get the bra straps placed right for optimal support and comfort.

      • AnaRoW

         I’ve carried my bag like that also and I have wide shoulders.  Sometimes they just slip off and if the shoulder’s hurting from carrying it up there the forearm or carrying it like a suitcase are the only other options.

      • TieDye64

        Same here. Shoulder straps slip off my shoulders no matter what I do. 

      • snarkykitten

         Same…and cross-body bags look ridiculous with my big boobs. I know I’m just begging to get pick pocketed

    • patticake1601

      I carry my bag like that also, but I’m a larger chick so I don’t like adding even more bulk to the side of my body. Last thing I need is a wider version of me. Plus I find it easier to carry.

    • Louise Bryan

      I carry mine like that occasionally when it’s heavy.  Note the fist.

    • margaret meyers

      Actors carry a lot of stuff to the theater.  They spend a lot of time there and they do a weird variety of things: see business contacts and make calls, they have to get out of day clothes, put on costumes and makeup, do the play and greet friends afterwards, get out of costumes and makeup, get into evening out or going home clothes.  She might have a snack and dinner in that bag, some booze for after-the-play guests, a change of clothes, her ipad, phone and chargers, tip envelopes,bills, mail, etc.

      • RebeccaKW

         I’m not an actor, and I carry crazy amounts of stuff in my bag.  Always prepared.  And I carry mine like that if it has shorter straps, or if I am at a point where I am constantly in and out of it.

    • So you can have use of your hands? I do this all the time, not because I carry anything fancy or photog-worthy, but because I can’t stand not having both hands at the ready at all times!

  • jmorino08

    I just discovered the Tumbler Suri’s Burn Book and I cannot look at a picture of Katie Holmes without thinking of it. Hilarious!

    Totally agree with you guys here. If I could dress this way every day during the fall/winter I would! Great look all around!

    • I love Suri’s Burn Book. Absolutely hysterical.

      And yes, she looks cute here, although I’m not in love with the shininess of the boots.

    • mshesterp

      Oh My God–thank you for that.  Brilliant.  A book is coming out!!

    • charlotte

       Thank you! I’m pretty much in tears now.

    • I come here first and then I hit Suri’s Burn Book. It’s just too funny.

  • I like both looks.  Of course in one she’s going to work and in the other she’s getting coffee on a Saturday.  

  • I don’t know, is this really that much better? Meh. 

  • MilaXX

    No much better. The boot are shaped oddly.

  • another_laura

    I didn’t think the prior look was all that lumpy, just a little unkempt.  This is really cute, though!  Really works for her.

  • Joyce VG

    Dang that’s a big bag. 

  • rh33

    That bag reminds me of the baby carriers used in the ’50s. Just plop in in the backseat and go!

    • NC_Meg

       I was wondering if she’s carrying Suri in there.

  • hughman

    Some of those Broadway Gays got to her. You know she walked into rehearsal and they were all “Oooo, no gurl. Leave the cray-cray to the ex and go buy some fierce boots, hunty!” 

    Or something like that. 

  • berkeleygirl

    I just love that her cherub cheeks have returned.  Whether it was stress of being Mrs. Cruise or his preference for a gaunt wife, I thought they were gone for good.  She hasn’t looked this healthy in ages.  

  • altalinda

    She must not be afraid of pickpockets.  I guess being followed by the papparazzi has its advantages.

  • rainwood1

    She’s jettisoned Cruise, now she needs to get rid of that suitcase of a handbag.  No more baggage, Katie!  

  • What is up with the boots today? That’s the second pair that’s shapeless thru the ankles. Other than that, and the silly bag, she looks good. 

    • Mismarker

      Holla! From the knees down, her legs look like shiny, black tree trunks. 

  • Trisha26

    I want the bag.

  • nannypoo

    She looks cute here. For some reason she always seems to be loaded down with bags.

  • PeaceBang

    I liked her earlier outfit better. These boots are unflattering.

  • I loved her earlier look; covet the sweater and it looked cute with the cross-body bag. This is a tad generic but there could be a good coat hiding behind that scarf.

  • Every time I look at Katie’s mouth now, I think of Anne Hathaway’s impression of her on SNL this past week. 

    • nannypoo

      Did you think it was mean? I thought it was funny, but for some reason it made me a little sad. Maybe it’s because she was mocking her for something she really can’t do anything about.

      • I thought it was cute and actually quite on point, in a funny and sad way, because such a small thing with the mouth instantly became “OMG, IT’S KATIE HOLMES.” 

        That is to say, Katie, I don’t think you want to be defined by something as superficial and trivial as “my mouth looks funny to everyone.”

  • Much different, but still with the same smirk.

  • boweryboy

    She looks like a baby in some pics, and then she looks like a world weary mom in others. 

    Katie, it’ll be ok.  Really.

  • TieDye64

    Not really digging the boots, but she looks really cute otherwise.

  • decormaven

    I hope her jaunt was about a block’s length, because her arm is going to snap under the weight of that bag. Great look for her; East Coast living is agreeing with her.

  • Fordzo

    I think she probably got her alimony check and decided to buy some new boots.  And a purse.  And she most likely had enough left over to buy an island.  

  • afabulous50

    That’s what I love about NY – a celeb can walk down the street like a regular person and no one seems to give a rat’s ass. Oh – fashion…she looks good too!

  • What an enormous bag. It looks like luggage. 

  • Lilak

    Not sure I understand why the features on celebrities dressed like legions of regular folk who make themselves presentable for daily life … and on a department-store-sale budget at that.

    harrumph.   😉

    •  Not sure why you have a sudden misunderstanding about them, since we’ve been doing them for years now.

      • Lilak

        Not “sudden” … nor a ‘mis’-understanding … nor a criticism of the TLo Experience.

        Here’s what I meant: “I have always found it bewildering that we praise celebrities for looking decent as they go about their daily lives, when legions of regular folk do it all the time and on a budget.  I find this aspect of fashion critique amusing, however, rather than offensive.”   

        So … a wink, not a harrumph!
        (Let that be a lesson for me:  Never let an emoticon do the heavy lifting for a clumsily written comment!)

        xoxo     😀

        •  Sorry. It’s just that there’s been a rash of sudden complaints that we’re not being “fair” when we feature these looks.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    I hate this too. You’re rich and you have people to pick out clothes for you and even worse you apparently own a fashion line – get it together. 

  • mhleta

    You guys need a vacation. She looks like a norman civilian here. Not bad, not good, just normal. Take two weeks in Mykonos and call me in the morning.

  • guest2visits

    Seems like a whole lotta black, and it makes the hair appear a little witchy, too. I prefer a different boot, and a bag half that size.

  • marilyn

    She is smiling!!!!!!!

  • lilibetp

    OMG!  She got new boots!!!!!!!…  I guess her first paycheck finally came in.

  • Dot

    Other than the absurdly large bag, I wouldn’t look twice at her if she passed me on the street.

  • Kudos to Katie.

  • Want the bag.  The boots look costume-y and too floppy.  Not want.