Sarah Jessica Parker at Target

Posted on March 28, 2013

Let’s start the day off by keeping it real, people. And it doesn’t get any more real than going to Target.


Sarah Jessica Parker attends the opening of Target At Shoppers World Danforth in Toronto, Canada.

Jean-Michel Cazabat Ella Suede D’orsay Pump

We wonder if she couldn’t leave without picking up a 3-pack of Clorox Wipes. No matter what else we may go in for, we simply never leave Target without a 3-pack of Clorox Wipes.

We also wonder if she secretly really hates giant fabric flowers, harboring a deep, abiding resentment of them for being forced to wear them for a decade-and-a-half because the world can’t let her forget Carrie Bradshaw.

Oh, who are we kidding? SHE won’t let THE WORLD forget about Carrie Bradshaw. But hey, you do what you must to keep your career alive, darlings. Even for a Target opening.

Anyway, despite our hissing bitchery, we think this outfit is really, really cute. Somewhat oddly proportioned, sure; what with the cropped, low-rise pants, cropped, fitted jacket, and the aforementioned gigantic floral arrangement. But we don’t know… it just works for us. Probably because it really does look like something Carrie would wear to a Target opening, if Carrie was somehow forced to step inside a Target, which, admittedly, doesn’t sound very likely. Maybe someone kidnapped Mr. Big and forced her to do this. Whatever the reason, she looks cute. But you can tell she can’t wait to get the hell out of there so she can stop holding in her stomach.


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  • Sorry to disagree, Gents. I think this is a huge mess on her. The pants look like she borrowed them from one of her kids, and those flowers are RIDICULOUS looking on that skinny little jacket. Its like an uptown clown outfit.

    • She looks like the whole ensemble was left in the dryer too long, doesn’t she? “Uptown clown” I loved that.

      • YES – she shrank it all in the wash and is trying to distract from that with the twins’ easter bonnets.

        • barbarienne

          Yes, exactly! She is a small woman with a slender figure–how did they find clothes that are too small for her?

          • capybara_cafe

            They’re actually Barbie clothes.

    • Now that she is the same size as her toddler girls, they are already sharing clothes.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      all I can see is the giant floral arrangement. It reminds me of the corsage some boy gave Natalie at a military academy dance on Facts of Life. “Gladiolas?”

    • VeryClaire

      Not to mention the black bra with see-through blouse. I think that look should be retired for everyone, but especially after a certain age.

      • 3boysful

        Not to mention that the cut of the jacket makes it look like arrows pointing toward the see-thru shirt.

      • Heather

        As my mother would say, “She needs a camisole.”

    • Not to mention that there’s a freaking safety pin holding her jacket shut. If you can use it to shut a baby’s diaper in an old timey cartoon, you should not use it to close your jacket.

      • Wait. Okay, it’s not a safety pin. It just looks like one. And that’s bad enough.

    • mellorcr

      And it totally distorts her proportions. She looks like her knuckles are almost dragging on the ground in this look.

    • drdarke

      What @kiltdntiltd:disqus said, TLo – that outfit looks like it shrunk in the wash, and wasn’t worth wearing when it fit.

      I suspect SJP thought she was dressing for WalMart, not Target….

  • “And I couldn’t help but wonder…

    Is this as good as it gets? After we’ve worn all the Manolos, after we’ve circled the globe with our best girlfriends, after we’ve settled for a meh marriage with an emotionally stunted man, are we all destined to end up at Target?”


    • hmariec19

      You are a goddamn genius.

      ETA: Slow clap.

      • (blushing profusely)
        I don’t know about that, but I will say having made the Bitter Kittens smile this morning, has brightened my day; it’s a witty bunch.

    • Carrieanno

      As someone who can always find a reason for a Target run, I say with conviction there are much worse places to end up.

      • Such as The Wal-Mart.

        • MK03

          As far as I’m concerned, the only time it is acceptable to go to Walmart is at 11 PM, when you’re in the middle of a sewing project, you just broke your last universal needle and nobody else is open.

          • sewing soulmates we are. It’s the closest store to my home and I refuse to go there unless absolutely necessary.

          • Walmart has such terrible politics, i’d prefer to pay more elsewhere.

          • Vlasta Bubinka

            don’t know if i could do it… and I’m eternally doing the late night, last minute sewing project…

        • cindy kazanjian

          This is exactly why I was SHOCKED that Drew Barrymore put her make up line at WalMart. Really?! There are much better places she could have chosen.

      • Mismarker

        A friend the other day: I went to Wal-Mart this morning and out of 20 check out lanes only 3 were open. People were backed up into the clothing section and I was pissed. When is Wal-Mart going to figure it out?

        Me: “Figuring it out” is going to Target.

      • Sara__B

        Sadly, my nearest Target is two-hours away. Not far from the Trader Joe’s. (Happily, I can be walking on a deserted beach in 15 minutes!)

        • Louise Bryan

          Given a choice between Trader Joe’s and Target, TJ’s wins hands down.

          • Mismarker

            Well, yeah. But not everyone has that choice!

    • Anna_Cecilia

      For Carrie Bradshaw and Serena Van der Woodsen, yes (Blake Lively was there as well). This opening took place in my hood, and while celebs in T.O. aren’t really a rare thing, it is a bit trippy/amusing to have these particular two down the street from one’s home.

      “Even when you think you’ve come a long way, you can suddenly find yourself right back at Target. You know you love me, XOXO.”

      Oh yeah, RE: SJP’s outfit, the floral stuff on the jacket looks like some kind of infection.

  • Jangle57

    I know she’s tiny so why does this make her look fat?

    • MilaXX


      • Jangle57

        ok, fat was too harsh, but I think it makes her look like she’s got a gut

    • ballerinawithagun

      Not fat, but the cut of the jacket does make her look wide at the hips and she is already short so the whole look just makes her appear even shorter.

      • Wide at the hips? Where? She looks like she has hips, like many women do. I think the low rise of the pants are contributing to making her look shorter, maybe, but I fail to see any widening.

  • Ugh. She just looks desperate. Why is it that she never gets dinged for her awful, awful hair when other ladystars of her age are dragged over the coals for pretending they’re still in their 20s-30s. SJP had one breakout role that did nothing but allow her to stay trapped in that role forever. I guess it’s a great living, wearing ill-fitting, age-inappropriate clothes that fit the theme of a show that went off the air forever ago. To me, it’s just kind of sad.

  • the strange proportions extremely elongate her arms

  • I don’t give this as much kudos as the uncles. The jacket is held together by a thread–literally. I think a cami under the blouse, untucked and left the jacket open. And just the red flower. Not even Carrie had all that frippery.

  • i friggin love this. if i had bigger balls, i’d try to wear this to target too.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      if you had bigger balls, I don’t think you would be able to fit them into those pants.

      • I laughed out loud at that…

      • Mismarker

        I’ve just choked on my tea. Hilarious!

  • I like it. But I’m looking at it mid-scroll and imagining the pants are not cropped and awkwardly flared-out.

  • This is just adorable, I NEEEED that sweater!

  • Targettaste

    It looks like she’s about to burst out of those pants and jacket! Downsize the flowers, upsize the clothes.

  • teensmom99

    Not working for me. I like an odd Carrie Bradshaw look as much as the next girl but these pieces just do not work with each other. A couple of them might but needed serious editing–or just a do-over.

  • This looks like an “I don’t care” outfit. Or should I say an “I don’t Carrie” outfit? What is she doing at a Target opening in Toronto, anyway?

    • MilaXX

      Celebrities; if you pay them, they will come.

  • Lilithcat

    She looks dreadful! Where to begin?

    Top to bottom:

    I’m so over that hair.

    Trash those ridiculous flowers.
    A black bra under a sheer blouse? Get back in this house, young lady, and put on something decent!
    Jacket’s okay, but looks a tad tight.
    Those pants are going to fall off her any minute, they’re cropped in a very odd spot, and they have a weird flare at the bottom

    I do like the shoes, though.

  • BazoDee

    I simply adore that jacket. The pants look like she borrowed them from her daughter – she looses many many points for that -even if the over all look is cute and one I might try to replicate myself.

  • conniemd

    Love the blouse and jacket. The low rise pants not so much, makes them look tight. But overall my first thought was she looks cute.

    • Magatha

      I agree. The pants need to fit better (i.e. plz go up a size), but I think she looks good and blessedly not-insane. I know other people are dissing the hair, but I think it looks good, and again: not insane. This is a Sarah Jessica Parker who seems like she’d be fun to talk to, rather than the SJP you back away from without making any sudden motions.

  • rumcg66

    Sheer shirt + low rise pants = visible belly button. I shouldn’t be able to see your navel THROUGH YOUR SHIRT. Ugh.

  • Sobaika

    This is really cute but someone do me a favor and snatch that flower shit off of her. Then burn it.

  • anotherkate

    I really love the shoes. The rest looks ill-fitting, and I wish she’d go back to her season 5 curly Carrie-bob. That was so flattering on her!

  • MilaXX

    I like the look. Sure it’s something that very few people could wear, but I think she looks cute. I don’t have a problem with chlorex wipes but I always spend at least $20 more in Target than I plan to. Go in for almond milk, come out with nail polish, hair gel, and a new cat toy. Go to pick up a prescription and come out with batteries and a jacket.

    • poggi

      Exactly! Such is the danger of target. I am also surprised by my total.

      • Heather

        I FORCE myself to stick to my list, yet I’m still like, “seventy-what?” at the cashier.

        • Yeah, I’d be impressed if we only spent 20 too much. With us, it’s always $75 or more. Nice place to hit early on a weekend morning with the kids. I’m sure SJP does that all the time, too. The pants make her look like she has a poochy stomach, which she does not.

        • MilaXX

          and heaven forbid you browse the dollar bins. I always tell myself I can afford a tiny splurge since I’m saving by using my red card. Lies, all lies.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I know, right? I sent my husband there over the weekend to return something and buy toilet paper. And he came back with a new watch, running pants (like he doesn’t have several pairs already) and a goofy-looking Phineas & Ferb hat for our son, which he’ll probably only wear one and then promptly lose. But I do the same thing, so…

  • Funkykatt

    Why no Target shoes? No one who can only afford Target isn’t going to be able spend $245.00 on a pair of shoes.

  • When I was a youngster growing up in San Antonio, we used to make big tissue paper flowers for school dances and such. Maybe SJP learned how to make them, too. Aside from the party-decoration flower, the outfit is cute.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The gigantic floral arrangement wrecks it. I think maybe she did remember the 3-pack of wipes… and made every single one of them into an accessory for her jacket.

  • guest2visits

    I don’t mind cropped pants at all – but they have to fit. Too tight and low + sheer blouse = awkward.
    It’s a nice jacket, but the giant flowers are like holding a bunch of colored balloons; overly stage-y.

  • E. D.

    It’s OK, but she needs to go back to curly hair.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like the jacket and the shirt.

  • l_c_ann

    If she were a good actress, she’d appear delighted to be there. Mostly sour face detracts from the look, big time.

  • I luv the giant flower pin and I think she looks really cute here, except the fit of the pants at the zipper looks odd to me.

  • hotpaprika

    Does her make up artist hate her? Does she use a make up artist? Is this God-awful harsh black eyeliner racoon-like eye make up her idea?

  • too long on top (the hair) too short down under (everything else) I don’t understand why she doesn’t go for shorter hair like the bob she had beg of season 6 or whenever that was. It suited her. Until then, she will always remind us of an Afghan hound which I think you lovely gentlemen remarked upon once or twice.

  • crash1212

    Love it. And the “floral arrangement” gives it a color punch in a cute way. Excellent blouse. Also, hair is good and make-up seems less harsh. I should only look this put together on a Target run.

  • I can’t get past those hideous feet.

  • fringebenefit

    Wow, this is such a breath of fresh air after that frightening magazine cover a couple of weeks back. I thought she was lost to us. She looks terrific here. I might not be crazy about some of these choices, but she is pulling it off as a total look.

  • lobsterlen

    I like the outfit but the flower needed pruning. Less flower would have been better.

  • librarygrrl64

    The pants are really bugging me. I think it’s a combination of the proportions plus the fact that they look like they’re uncomfortable and ill-fitting.

    • RebeccaKW

      I agree. She’s tiny, and those pants looks too small. The zipper fabric flap is pulling.

  • formerlyAnon

    I don’t think it works as “a look” – it’s *too* real, you DO get the idea she’s sucking it in and the proportions are odd if one’s going to study them. BUT as something a fashionista-leaning mom might don to pick up those wipes at Target before running to the PTA Spring Carnival Committee meeting, it works. Some of those dynamos do wear shoes like that, possibly just to cement their superiority over moms like me, I always suspected. (ETA: the Spring Carnival is the reason for the flowers. They are the “aren’t these just so cuuuute” crafts somehow associated with a fundraiser for the event.)

  • jetpackdino

    So, to clarify: Are the clothes she’s wearing actually *from* Target? We know the shoes aren’t, but what about the rest of it?

    • MilaXX

      You might be able to look for less this at Target, but I’m pretty certain SLP’s clothes are not from Target.

      • jetpackdino

        Okay, thanks. I was thinking the jacket was kinda nice, you know, for Target. I wonder what she would put together if she was limited to what Target has on hand. I believe that she could put together something good, and I’m curious to see what that might actually look like, but… This look is cute too. Mostly.

    • mhleta

      It’s possible they could be. They do have occasional designer collaborations. I know Mizrahi was in bed with them for a while, and I got an adorable Richard Chai top there a few years ago. Most recently they have a designer collaboration going with Prabal Garung and a bunch of other CFDA designers. I’ll never thumb my nose at Target. So, yes, c’est possible.

  • Toto Maya

    Her makeup usually drives me crazy, but it looks really good here. I hope she’s stopping caking it on so much.

  • capybara_cafe

    This outfit is a train wreck.

  • ToniMacAttack

    WHAT is going on with her feet? Did she dump them in a vat of spray tan fluid?

  • marilyn

    It all looks to tight and too small on her.

  • Indigo54

    What the….????? I CANNOT believe SJP left the house looking like that. Can she even breathe? This is very upsetting.

  • Qitkat

    She also wanted to get the hell out so she didn’t have to use the Tarjay bathrooms.

  • cherryblossom

    I think she looks fucking amazing.

  • another_laura

    Well, everybody keeps saying they want a pop of color, and there it is – a veritable Mt. Etna of color on this otherwise fairly cute b/w outfit.

  • JauntyJohn

    “Hissing Bitchery” is TOTALLY going to be the name of my new band.

  • Peeve

    Sorry, I can’t with the floods. I think she looks silly as hell! It all looks a size too small.

  • mhleta

    I give her my admiration and more than a little envy for being able to rock a skin tight air of white pants with a tucked-in shirt at “our” age–(ie no cellulite ripples beneath the fabric, no tell-tale Spanx line on the thighs, zero muffin top. Kudos to SJP and her trainers.) I cannot, however, sanction that absurdly huge boutonnierre any more than I could a clown nose or giant floppy shoes. Does it squirt water? In that proportion it’s silly and more than a little obnoxious. Scale it down by 2/3 and you’ve got a cute accessory for a pretty decent little outfit.

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  • Trisha26

    Totally hideous and cheap, top to bottom.

  • I actually feel kind of bad for her. And yes I am bitchy today.

  • This outfit would be cuter if the pants were longer and the shoes were different. When did dressy pointy shoes start looking good with casual cotton pants? I love the jacket and the shirt. They’d both look great with black and white striped pants and a short boot. No flower. How about a large funky pin on her jacket? Those flowers are ugly.

  • Cute look, but can the black bra underneath a translucent white shirt trend stop now?

  • I actually like it. I can’t believe I said that, but I do.

  • I know I sound like a broken record BUT CAN WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE EYE MAKEUP???

    Thanks for letting me vent.

  • Really? I think it looks awful. The pants and shoes are cute. But the sheer blouse looks cheap, the jacket looks awkward, the black bra is tack-ee, and the giant flower may soon eat her head.

    And if SJP can’t make it look good, what chance do any of us have?

  • This is really cute. I’m not usually on the SJP fashionista bandwagon, but this is an adorable little look, If I translated this in to “real life,” I’d probably wear a slightly bigger jacket and leave the giant flower, but otherwise, I love how “accessible” it is. Perfect for a Target opening (WTH?)

  • The pants are too tight and she’s still doing the stupid “check out my bra” thing, which…no. Just no, honey.

  • MarissaLG

    I don’t like how the jacket doesn’t actually close. Besides that, replace the flowers with a classy, cool brooch and I think this is a really good outfit.

  • SapphoPoet

    I don’t care for this. Everything looks like it is too small (which is no mean feat, considering how tiny she is). I feel that all the buttons are going to burst open suddenly. It’s a very brittle-looking outfit.

  • Kriky

    I like the shape that the jacket makes but I don’t like the sheer blouse. The button on her pants is really distracting to me. But dear god, who cares? We finally have Target in Canada!!! Weeee!!!!

  • plinkiedoodle

    New make up needed…this look needs to be retired.

  • dickylarue

    If she’s going for the “everything shrunk in the wash except for my giant flowers” look, this is a total Werq.

  • Anniebet

    Not so much.

  • Crops are all the rage this season. I wouldn’t wear these colors, but it OK on her.

  • Damien W

    If there ever was a SATC3 movie (oi vey), I bet we”d see Carrie walking into Targets, since they’d probably have written Big out of the picture with a final off-screen coronary just to mix things up. Would she have inherited it all, or would she be back on 73rd and Madison, checking the mailbox for those $4 royalty checks?

  • akprincess72

    I always love a D’orsay pump.

  • It’s very striking. I like it. ((shrug))

  • Mazenderan

    I could like this outfit without the giant flowers, and if the trouser weren’t quite so low-rise. I have major issues with her hair and eye-makeup, though. Much too harsh.

  • jw_ny

    the entire outfit looks way to small on her…everything is tight and short! Hate the low rise cropped pants especially.

  • warnerave

    can’t get past that face…still wondering why on earth she became famous

  • bluefish

    I’ll bet she looked great on site. I can’t help it — I just love her — love the way she looks, love that strange face and those piercing eyes, and love her crazy clothes. And will always hold a special place in my milkshake draining heart for the absurd Carrie Bradshaw and her super fabulous bacholorette apartment. I will always remember one of the CB summer outfits that seemed to involve men’s boxer shorts and very high heels. She looked amazing in that get-up.

  • Everything looks ill-fitted. And her feet look weird for some reason

  • sunnycalif

    I just now figured out these are NOT Target clothes! I thought SJP was peddling Target fashions, since these are SO bad! See Blake Lively post at same event wearing designer stuff–badly.

  • Maybe it’s just me, but she looks so tired here. As in sleep deprived. Although those damn oversized flowers are pretty tired. too.

  • Fashion Police featured SJP and this outfit, and they bestowed her with the best-dressed award for the week. Sometimes they disappoint me. They said she was still dressing like Carrie Bradshaw, but they love her anyway. They love the flower. Ick. Actually, that flower ruined a couple of “Carrie’s” fashions in at least one of the Sex and the City Movies. Quirky, cute, chic; they’re one thing. But idiotic is another when the flower is too big. I’m taking another look at this outfit. SJP’s legs look too short in these pants.

  • Maggie

    These comments are terribly rude. I think she looks wonderful!