Nicole Richie in West Hollywood

Posted on December 06, 2012

We were kind of disappointed to read that Miss Nicole is visiting a friend in these pictures because we would have clapped with glee if we’d found out she was doing what we originally thought when we first glanced at them: taking out the trash.


Nicole Richie visits a friend in West Hollywood in a Balenciaga sweater and carrying a Céline bag.

Balenciaga Leopard Print Sweater

Either way, that’s one fierce fucking look she’s got going on there. The bag is silly, but everything else – especially that sweater – is fabulous.


[photo Credit: PacificCoastNews,]

    • blogless

      Even the bag knows it’s silly. Look at the face it’s making in that last shot.

    • MrsMaxPower

      That sweater is now at the top of my Christmas list…that is a GREAT piece. 

    • foodycatAlicia

      I hope she has a pair of driving shoes in the car, those things are lethal.

      • mjude

        cant even imagine!

    • alyce1213

      The sweater is gorgeous and fuzzy, I want to hug her in it.  I’ve never been a fan of heeled pumps with skinny pants or leggings.  I much prefer little boots, some flats — any sportier shoe.  She looks adorable.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      she looks great, but unless it’s luggage i have a hard time with a bag that’s bigger than the person carrying it…

    • formerlyAnon

      As an object, I despise that sweater. As a player in that ensemble, it’s fantastic.

      Still, it’s a look (tight black leather leggings, platforms & a big, splashy sweater) I associate with aging former rock ‘n roll chicks, not someone Richie’s age & figure. 

    • VeryClaire

      Why is this bag sillier than any of the other over-sized satchels hollywood types carry all the time? You know, the ones that you guys drool over?

      • Vickiefantastico

        I was wondering the same thing! A lot of those oversized purses look silly to me. What’s different about this one? Is it the fact that it makes a face?

      • Anne At Large

        For me it’s the face it makes, plus the way she’s holding it makes it look like there’s nothing in it but keys and chapstick.

        So just kind of overkill in bag form. If it was a celeb mommy out with kids and the bag was full of kid stuff I’d take less issue with it.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

         Angry commenter is angry.

        This one’s silly because it’s obviously empty.

        • Jacqueline Wessel

          Faces In Places is where that last shot should be.

        • Imasewsure

          It’s not empty… it’s full of endorsement money!!

      • Elissa Malcohn

         This particular bag *looks* extremely cheap to me, e.g., the vinyl type that’s a “giveaway” in a timeshare sales pitch.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      I love the fact that the way she’s carrying that bag, either she has some serious biceps under that sweater, or basically, there’s nothing in that bag but her car keys and iphone.

      • Introspective

        I was planning to post exactly the same til i saw your post. I know for a fact there aint shit in that big ass bag but those two things you mention and a third: the smugness that comes with a high price tag. 

        sweater’s fierce though. would cut her for it in a second.

        • newleaf1

          That sweater is wicked fierce but just the sight of it makes me itch.

          • mmc2315

            Agreed.  It IS wicked fierce.  Sadly, even if I could afford it, I’d probably walk around like a dork with my fingers in my eyes, constantly trying to pluck sweater hairs out of my eyelashes and contacts.  ==high school mohair sweater flashback==

            • Sarah

              All sweaters are anathema to me for this reason and the fact that I have chronic hives. I cannot get too toasty, or I will be itchy for days. I live in the south wherein you NEVER need a sweater, but my northern relatives forget this and give me beautiful hand-knitted wool ones for Xmas regularly, and I haven’t the heart to tell them that not only will I not wear them, but if I did it would amount to physical assault.

      • shirab

        Maybe she’s going to stash the heels in that bag as soon as she gets in her car. In fact, maybe there’s a pair of little ballet flats in there already, so that she can change into them and then drive and walk without endangering herself and others.

    • decormaven

      I’m giving her hand claps for running in those heels. Day-um!

    • SatelliteAlice

      Those Celine bags only work if they are all one color and even then they look like sad robots.

      • rawrgrowlrawr

        You have inspired me to find a happy robot bag. 

        • DeborahJozayt

          If you google happy robot bag, I think you’re good to go 😀

          • rawrgrowlrawr

            (^.^)/ Huzzah!

    • MilaXX

      I really like that sweater

    • jilly_d

      I have a pair of leather skinnies that are begging me to go steal that sweater.

    • Dot

      Hah! “Doo-doo-doo. Don’t mind me…just carrying my giant bag filled with one dollar bill and one chapstick.”

    • MarissaLG

      Want this whole look!!

    • Imasewsure

      I used to dislike her (probably irrationally) but I really like her style these days… don’t like leather pants in general but she looks great

      • NC_Meg

        When she and Paris Hilton were doing their thing, dislike would not have been irrational. I couldn’t stand her then but I kind of like her now. She usually looks pretty chic.

    • chylde

       fabulosity. snaps!

    • MissAmynae

      She’s come a long way, baby!  Cute and fierce!

    • shanna bowie

      Love the outfit, I’m just surprised that the paparazzi cares about Nicole Ritchie enough to follow her around on errands. 

    • Victoria Weinstein

      Oh, so love the outfit!! The bag is also ugly because of those big sausagy white handles that make it look like a canvas bag with rope handles. Yuck.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Isn’t there a rule that your bag can’t be bigger than you?

    • Allison Woods

      Love. Silly bag.

    • librarygrrl64

      The bag wouldn’t be so silly if she actually had it packed to the gills, thereby justifying its size.

    • MightyMarshal

      Why carry a giant,clearly empty bag?

    • bellafigura1

      Irrational sweater hatred, ugh ugh.  It looks itchy and trendy and too hot for LA and it makes me scratch my neck a lot. Plus, I own that bag in all black.

    • ShayShay

      Is that bag Phillip Lim?  I’ve seen it in cuter color combos.  I do love the outfit.

    • veronkimo

      umm… crazies! That bag is so cool!