Eva Mendes in NYC

Posted on March 11, 2013

Darlings, we feel bad. We’ve started off your one-less-hour-sleep workweek with some highly questionable fashion.

Allow us to make it up to you. Or better yet, allow Eva to make it up to you as she serves up Minnie Mouse realness.

Eva Mendes around East Village in New York City in a black and red polka dot dress paired with a Valentino bag.

Valentino Va Va Voom Studded Leather Convertible Clutch

The dress (?) is super-cute and looks comfy. Her bod looks amazing in it. We don’t mind the patterned tights too much, but it wouldn’t have been our idea to pair them with polka dots. That’s veering close to Cyndi Lauper, but for the most part, it’s inoffensive. We do have a problem with the boots and the purse, though. Neither of them really go with the outfit. Something lighter and more fun would have elevated things.

Still: quibbles. She looks sassy and fresh.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews ]

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  • Sobaika

    Cute! I love the ribbon woven into the braind and she’s got amazing legs.

    Cosign your notes on the accessories, especially the boots.

    • tereliz

      I thought that hair was cute, too, but it’s down in the bottom pics. Wonder what happened?

      • Sobaika

        It looks like she was photographed throughout the day, coming and going. It probably slipped out halfway through, like my arduously prepared topknots 🙁

        • fursa_saida

          Yeah, in my experience loose braids like that always start falling apart. Eventually just taking it out is the better part of valor.

      • ClevelandburbsBeth

        Also, she hurt her right hand at some point throughout the day, or had an IV inserted in her hand. Curious.

        • Louise Bryan

          Chemo?  Blood work (usually drawn from the cubital fossa)?  It’s a mystery.

    • bingo

      I don’t recall ever seeing her legs look more flattering.  

  • tereliz

    Brown boots and tights with black polka dots on red, huh? To each their own, I suppose…

    • Jessica Rowe

      I agree! Does she not have eyes? Those boots are horrid with that outfit.  

      • Kristin McNamara

        Well I don’t get it (forgive me, I’m new at this). But why are the brown tights (which I
        find fabulous, btw) any less offensive than the brown boots? Personally,
        if ONE of those doesn’t go with the dress, shouldn’t it be that BOTH don’t go
        with the dress? 

    • RebeccaKW

       I agree.  I don’t mind the patterned tight or even the idea of boots.  But brown?  No.  It’s not as offensive as it should be, but not as great as it could be.

    • That’s what I was thinking! I know they’re both “neutrals” but they don’t work here. I think if the boots & tights had been black this would have been much cuter. 

  • Alyssa

    I really like this dress…although it kind of looks more like a romper (?) in some of the pics, it’s still cute. I don’t like the brown tights or boots with the outfit though…they don’t quite go with the black & red to my eyes.

  • The gentleman in the excellent red coat is questioning her judgement in going out without a cardigan. I really like the dress but I would have thought this was an excellent time to deploy black tights. 

    • 3boysful

       Where is Zoe when we need her?!

      • SassieCassy

        after oscar season we can safely say that zoe lost her mojo

    • kimmeister

      I love his side-eye!

      • H2olovngrl

        First thing I thought was how much his side eye and pursed lips cracked me up. Regarding Eva, I think she looks pretty Fab about 95% of the time, even some times when TLo did not.

  • Roosevelt 85

    I’m a 27 yr old gay man. Am I too old to wear a short sleeve white button down with navy polka-dots? It’s reserved for the Under 25 crowd so I don’t want to look like those guys that are in their 40s still wearing Abercrombie & Fitch.

    • ankali

       You won’t look like one of those guys until you’re in your 40s. Go for it!

    • We don’t think there’s anything a 25-year-old can get away with wearing that a 27-year-old couldn’t. You’re safe.

    • RebeccaKW

       That sounds cute.  Go for it.  And I don’t think it matters how old you are, it’s how you style it for your age and attitude.

    • StellaZafella

      I agree with everyone’s support and, from my perspective: Wear it (polka dots and short sleeves) at 40 if it makes YOU feel good.
      Fashion is, to a large extent, in the attitude (I know some slammin’ 50 & 60 year old gym rats that wear Ab&Fitch as well as the young bucks…or even better, because it messes with people’s heads so much.)

    • H2olovngrl

      You have YEARS before having to worry about such things. Then, when you are in your 40’s you will look back at pictures of yourself , realize how young you were and wonder why you stressed about it so much!

  • amf0001

    I like the red coat on the man behind her,  that’s a statement look!

  • lexilexi

    Gosh, isn’t it cold in NYC?  The flatness of her stomach is enviable!

    • kschwarting

      Not to mention her calf muscles. 

  • Introspective

    Eva looks hot without trying. take notes Cameron.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    This is a really cute dress.  I love polka dots and I will wear them until I die .. I don’t care how old I am.  Purse is okay for me .. would have preferred non-patterned tights and diff shoes, but still a nice cheerful look for a Monday on which I grossly overslept.

  • joancarol

    She looks sad.

    • StellaZafella

       Or just really busy…and really done with paparazzi.

  • Are the polkadots black? I know it’s an outdated “rule,” but I really hate the brown of her tights and shoes together with the black dots on the dress. But the dress is cute enough, and Eva looks gorgeous re: hair and makeup. 

    • tereliz

      I agree that the no black with brown rule is stupid. I like to wear black and brown together with teal and emerald and plum. But black and red with brown is hard to pull off. Cognac could work, though. 

      •  Yeah, it has to be the right brown and black, and matched with the right OTHER color.

  • libraangel

    I feel like I poked myself in the eye ouch

  • Janet B

    That dress deserves some warm spring weather.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I’m confused by this outfit.  Red and black….and brown is messing me up as well as the dots and patterned tights.  And yet… I don’t hate it.    

  • homofascist

    That dude in the red coat is giving her the full up and down treatment…

  • tresfabuleux

    What I enjoy is the serious side-eye Mr Red Coat is giving her in the second picture

    • Bakerlooline

      And is he REALLY wearing a BOWLER?

      • littlemac8

        I assumed he was a doorman – wouldn’t that make sense on the streets of NYC?

  • ankali

    I love the tights and boots, could live without the dress (or romper? If it’s a romper, I can definitely live without it).

    Is it really warm enough in NYC for her to get away with not wearing a jacket? You’ll catch pneumonia, young lady!

    • MilaXX

       today and yesterday it has been surprisingly warm.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I agree with everything you just said.

  • I think it’s cute – she can pull almost anything off (almost). My fave is the random guy giving some fierce side-eye in the second pic. lol!

  • zenobar

    Brown boots with all that red and black? …I – I don’t… does not compute.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Her legs, the tights, those boots?  To die.  
    The rest?  A big no.  

  • alyce1213

    I think she looks cool, and indeed very, very real.
    Her color-coordinated admirer (whom I’ve seen around the East Village in person) thinks so too.

    • H2olovngrl

      Next time you see him, you should introduce yourself and show him this.

      • alyce1213

        I will.  I hope I have my iPad with me!

  • MilaXX

    Are the dots on the dress brown or black? They read black on my monitor and pairing it with brown tights & boots  is making my eyes twitch.

  • Bailey Debruynkops

    the brown tights and boots are not only hideous, but clash with the black polka dots and purse. she has the strangest taste and not in a good or creative way. 

  • Scarlet39

    Red with black polka dots always makes me think of the dress Rizzo wore to the National Bandstand dance

  • lobsterlen

    I must be really grumpy because of lack of sleep. I absolutely hate that outfit. The fact that I like the boots, tights and bag and they are paired with that stupid romper dress thing makes her get-up even more loathsome.

  • Trisha26

    I prefer the guy’s red coat and hat in the first two shots – and his side-eye. EM’s look is just one big NO for me.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks really angry.  If I had to walk around in that outfit, I’d be angry too.

  • TSkot

    lose the shoulder pads.  this screams 80s and not in a good way

    • kimmeister

      Yes!!!  My immediate reaction was, “Holy shoulder pads, Batman!”

  • conniemd

    Love a clutch that can be hung on the shoulder. Clutches as purses have no basis in reality as what woman doing something other than posing on the runway has her hands free to hold a danged purse?

  • VicksieDo

    I’d say she looks pissed off and very exhausted, not sassy and fresh…

  • Not working for me. I like the tights, but the dress looks (to me) like a ladybug Halloween costume. And I find the brown boots and purse incongruous with the rest.

  • This looks bizarre and unattractive to me. The tights and boots belong with a whole other outfit.

    • lobsterlen

       Right it looks like two different outfits put together. Maybe this outfit was born from packing malfunction and really what we are seeing here is an Eva walk of shame.

  • stellamaris73

    Great gams. Wretched outfit.

  • If someone e-mails you the brand of the dress, let me know! I want it. 

  • CeeQ

    Great look but I don’t like the tights either. LOL on the dude in the red coat behind her throwing shade with those Ugh THIS BITCH eyes. 

  • melanie0866

    ARE YOU ON CRACK?  That is AWFUL.  Looks like she got it off the sale rack at Dress Barn in 1991.  And it may be a jumper and not a dress, which makes it EVEN WORSE.

    Seriously, ya’ll, go back to bed for an hour.

  • another_laura

    I do believe it’s a jumper.  I love those boots but not with this outfit, for sure.  Perhaps she got dressed in the dark and didn’t realize they were brown?  Perhaps she had something on her mind other than getting photographed?  What?!? – it could happen!

  • PeggyOC

    Brown with this, not a good idea.  I do love the photobomb by the bright red Elvis Costello impersonator in the first shot.

  • judybrowni

    No, no, no.

    The worst of the ’80s has risen again like a zombie from the grave. 

    But even then, brown tights with a red dress? As if, Cyndy Lauper…

  • stubbornthoughts

    Love this outfit. But I don’t know how Eva isn’t be smiling 24/7. She’s banging Ryan Gosling, for Christ’s sake. If I were her, I’d just wear a “I’m with Ryan Gosling, what have you done with your life?” shirt all the time with a fat smile on my face.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    You’re right that the boots are too heavy for the cute little dress but damn, those are slamming hot boots!

  • crash1212

    Cute outfit. Love the guy quietly checking her out in the first picture. Very suave.

  • miagain

    I don’t think that dress is cute…. reminds me of what a 7th grader would wear to church…. reluctantly!

  • filmcricket

    1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12, they all played games, at the ladybug picnic!

  • ballerinawithagun

    I think she looks adorable. I’m going to say in regards to many of the comments, that all of the pieces are black but as we all know black goes to many undershades. From different angles the black polka dots go navy, the black stocking go from black to brown, the boots go from black to brown and even the expensive black purse goes slightly brown in a couple of shots. We always think packing all black for a trip is easy but then horrors(!!!) the carefully chosen pieces don’t match exactly in the current light. 

  • I she still dating Gosling? Yes? Then she looks horrible.

  • teensmom99

    She can do things no one else can.  All looks great on her.

  • I’m not sure about the shoes or the hipster sneering at her, but I love the dress. She’s working some L’il Abner realness for me!

    • snarkykitten

       I didn’t notice the disapproving hipster!

      •  He’s all like, “Bitch, red is MY color today!”

  • f_yeah_marie

    I love the boots, but not in that color and with that dress.  I adore the bag and I want it.

    • Lilak

      Sitting too far away from my screen, coulda sworn you wrote “I love the boobs … ”   (Which may very well have appeared in an earlier commenter’s post — and why not?)    😀 

  • ashtangajunkie

    Love the boots, the tights, the legs (yowza!), and her pretty face, but I’m not a fan of that dress at all. I’m pretty sure that Eva Mendes would have to work very hard to look bad though. 

  • It looks like she forgot her pants or skirt.

  • PeaceBang

    Sneering Hipster needs a meme. As for my girlcrush, Eva, I hate the dress a lot but the stockings and boots are divoon.

  • I’m not exactly a fan of the dress, but it is the first time I’ve thought, “Wow, Eva Mendes’ legs look great” so mission accomplished?

  • 4JJ

    I want those boots, but agree they don’t work with that outfit.

  • nannypoo

    I hate this outfit. The photobomber seems to think her ass looks fine.

  • MarissaLG

    Listen, yes you look cute and yes the weather has improved this weekend, but girl it is WAY too cold for that shit right now. 

  • CatherineRhodes

    I think she looks tacky and silly. 

  • NoGovernmentName

    Is it old school of me to be put off by a red and black dress with brown tights and boots?

  • guest2visits

    Of course she looks beautiful; and hardly anyone does a little dress better – but I can’t with the giant polka dots dress; cheapy.

  • Fail.

  • kategs

    good grief TLO, you like this and not Emma?  I think Eva looks silly.

  • when do you get to a level of rich and famous-ness where you can hire someone to stand by your door that will stop you and declare: “no. no. you are a celebrity now and someone will take a photo of you in this “getup”. you must change into something fashionably appropriate. don’t look at me that way! i’m a fashion looper. i’ll shoot my future fashion self when it’s my time to go and only then. now go change!”

  • kathrineb

    Boots are really ugly. If the dress was styled differently it would be great. She really does have a killer bod.

  • kathrineb

    I just noticed the guy behind her in the second picture checking her out, not that I’m at all surprised, but the look on his face is comical!

  • adorable, head to toe.  i have a question about “fishtail braids”.  i often wear my hair in one braid, and am wondering if the fishtail is a different type of braiding, or if it’s just the traditional done sloppy and loose.  anyone know?

    • AshleyDeHaye

      It is a different kind of braiding.

  • Carly Warnock

    The boots are too harsh with this. Great legs though, absolutely killer body.