Reese Witherspoon at Whole Foods

Posted on May 23, 2013

Bless her heart, Miss Reese is working doubletime on that whole “managing a scandal” thing. Suddenly, she’s wearing suspiciously well put-together outfits everywhere she goes, even if it’s to such absurdly unlikely activities as grocery shopping.

Reese Whiterspoon at Whole Foods in Westwood, California.

Dita Jacquard Sunglasses

Fendi ‘2Jours Elite’ Leather Shopper

Sure. Nothing posed or planned in these pictures, right? She just happened to pick out some tulips, hit her mark, and spin around at the cameras, smile at the ready, like she was the International Spokesmodel for Tulips or something.

With that necessary bitchery out of the way, we can admit that this is a crazy-cute look, even if it is all a bit monochromatic. A contrasting belt would have been a great choice here. Either way; love the bag, shoes and shades. She gets major points for the excellent deployment of post-scandal accessories. We keep saying this, but the lady knows just what she’s doing. She’s America’s Fucking Sweetheart, goddamit. And if she has to tart herself up just to pick out flowers in front of paps so the public will start associating her with things like tulips and cute sandals, rather than bad dye jobs and drunken rants at some guy just trying to do his job, then by God, she’ll be so fucking adorable while she does it that America will have no choice but to open up their arms to embrace her again.

Love her again, America. She’s not gonna stop until you do.


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  • “She’s America’s Fucking Sweetheart, goddamit.” This made my day.

    That said, is prison suit orange *really* the best choice to get us all mentally moving along, post scandal?

    • filmcricket

      If it reminds you of “Freeway,” one of her best roles, maybe? On the other hand, not a sweetheart role in that one.

      • “What are ya’ll lookin’ at? Fuck all ya’ll.” Love that movie.
        I think Vanessa and Tracy Flick are much closer to the true Reese than say, Elle Woods or her Sweet Home Alabama portrayals.

        • Glammie

          “Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? This is really important.”

    • Katie

      “Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”

    • TheAmericaness

      annabelle archer, i love you.

  • Reese Witherspoon: International Spokesmodel for Tulips.

    I may not love Reese, But I love T-LO.

  • bessann28

    She just needs a baguette, and maybe a celery stalk, to stick out of the bag as well, and then it would be perfect.

    • Patricia Gillett

      Getting papped with carbs? In LA? Never!

      • lamamu

        But it would make the “Stars: They’re Just Like Us” page. And isn’t that what she’s selling?

    • MilaXX

      Celery would have made a nice pop of color & still coordinated with the tulips

    • The problem with that combination is that the celery always causes wardrobe malfunctions.

  • she really is Tracy Flick, isn’t she…

    • You can’t interfere with destiny! That’s why it’s destiny!

    • homofascist

      I mean, she’s no Vanessa Lutz. 🙂

  • Mona_Visa

    Aw Reese! We love you. Just don’t drive drunk again and all will be forgiven, including this dress.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Makes me wonder of the LA Whole Foods has a special check-out lane for celebs who are getting papped “unexpectedly”? If so does the sign over it say: “No more than 15 Items/Scandal Redemption/Cash Only”

    • 3boysful

      Or do they have a “Celebs Only” checkout, and then do fights break out between the C-listers and the D-listers as to whether they actually qualify?

      • Spicytomato1

        Haha, I could see that resulting in some pretty awkward moments. Life is so much simpler when you’re not a famewhore.

  • She even shops during the golden hour to get that benevolent light.

    Just kidding, she looks great here; love the accessories.

  • Who *doesn’t* get a spray tan just to take their Fendi grocery shopping?

  • decormaven

    Can’t dis any part of this look. She’s working the ol’ PR playbook, bless her.

    • Spicytomato1

      Yes, I’d give her an A+ in Celebrity Spin Control 101.

  • She looks like a mommy blogger, doesn’t she?

  • e jerry powell

    Something about the sandals. The gods just won’t let me love them. I guess they’re better than a lot of other choices.

  • hotpaprika

    For the love of God lady, I’ll PAY YOU if you’ll hold your bag in a normal way just for one picture. Nice dress, bad hair colour, irritating smirk. I think she goes the Gwyneth road and becomes annoying by the minute.

    • She’s going to start the Southern version of Goop. (What would that be called, I wonder?)

      • Jessica Freeman


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    • MilaXX

      Heh, I carry my bags like that

      • Jessica Freeman

        I do as well. Not much you can do with a short handle except put it on your arm or hold it in your hands.

  • marlie

    It’s a cute outfit. Yes, a little monochromatic, but that’s ok. I don’t think I’ll ever “love” her, but I have returned to my pre-scandal feelings of “indifference” about her.

  • Heather

    Because I always bring my $10,000 purse whenever I go to Whole Foods.

    Cute sandals tho.

  • Glammie

    Oh, but I do love Reese–for her scarcely concealed bitchiness. She will always be Tracy Flick in Election and Vanessa in Freeway. I love that not only is her outfit planned down to the last inch, but so is her shopping list so she can get that nice pop of color from the yellow tulips.

    GO you little bitchy perfectionist GO!

    • filmcricket

      She is known for being a total pro on set: Not one to get chummy, let’s just get the job done. Clearly she takes the same attitude towards PR. (I secretly kind of love her too, even if I haven’t seen one of her films since “Walk the Line.”)

      • Isabel

        She’s probably thinking about Meg Ryan’s career after she met the Russell. And wishes to avoid that fate

      • Glammie

        I believe that, just because she works so consistently and has over such a long period of time. She *is* talented, but I don’t care much for her when she’s playing a sweetheart. She’s always seemed too sharp for that.

        Weirdly enough, the star who’s kind of coming to mind is Katharine Hepburn–big ego, not warm and fuzzy, distinctive, affluent entitled background. Love/hate relationship with her audience.

    • Helen C

      She did say in one interview that she considers Tracy Flick and Elle Woods the two characters closest to her real personality. I think it is just after the original Legally Blonde hit big.
      Actually, Elle Woods is really just Tracy Flick in pink, isn’t she, the once-she-wants-something-she-will-make-sure-she-gets-it type. Except wearing a lot of pink and carrying a small dog.

  • VeryClaire

    I love how celebs at Whole Foods are never seen with more than one bag of groceries. Struggling with too many bags does not fit the image! Reese has how many children at home? I defy anyone with kids at home to be able to buy one grocery bag’s worth at a time!

    • Heather

      True… and half the bag is taken up with those damn tulips! But you don’t think Tracy Flick is going to be seen in public buying things as crass as TP, cat litter, tampons, and laundry detergent, do you? (tongue planted firmly in cheek)

      • MikeW_Vegas

        That’s why they have “people” … (but somehow I can’t see Gaga’s HGH doing the the tampon buying thing)

    • Spicytomato1

      So true. Multiple grocery bags = real shopping trip. A single, lightly-packed grocery bag = PR move. Who does she think she’s kidding?

      • Glammie

        No one. But she gets a cute, casual pix in the media, doing the down-home thing. The great thing about Whole Foods is that the flowers are outside–so Reesie picks up the flowers *first* for the sunny, happy color accent and has them for the entire shopping trip.

  • I can hear the strains of Evita weakly singing “You must love me” playing over the Musaak.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I’m an American Citizen! I just can’t see her now and not think of it. I lvoe the look, even if she is working hard to try and get us to forget her little incident with the police.

    (disqus is from the devil today….)

    • 3boysful

      Re: Disqus–seriously. Mine keeps disappearing . . .

      • MilaXX

        yes it’s appears as if I am logged out, but if I refresh I am still logged in.

        • demidaemon

          Yeah, it’s been doing that to me ALL WEEK. (Caps were necessary here.) It’s really frustrating when you have to refresh the page for comments, sometimes more than once.

    • Sara L.

      Re: disqus–glad I am not the only one. I haven’t seen it most of the day, just now reappeared. I restarted my computer, restarted firefox, nothing helped. CRAZY MAKING.

  • MilaXX

    I disagree about a contrasting belt. That would be too fashions-y.This is more like what a typical gal out & about might wear to the office and then stop by the market on the way home.

  • PrunellaV

    Bag. WANT.

  • LOVE it! Perfect “LA running around” look! XXXX

  • I never stopped. Everybody gets a bad day or two before they become Mel Gibson.

  • flamingoNW

    Love that dress, love the shoes but I don’t like the color combo of the accessories with the orange.

  • andrea36608

    Honestly, I feel this is what she’d be wearing if she’d chosen to stay in Nashville and now lived in Green Hills, ridiculously expensive bag included. I mean, this is how many of her peers from Harpeth Hall dress nowadays.

    She may live in LA but she can’t deny her roots!

    • formerlyAnon

      “She may live in LA but she can’t deny her roots!”

      Probably the most succinct explanation I’ve seen of why I can’t stand her.

    • JasmineAM

      Yeah, she’s dressed like a typical rich, suburban southern belle.

    • not_Bridget

      A while back I was stuck in line at the Alabama & Kirby Whole Foods here in Houston. The well dressed lady in front of me flirted outrageously with the check out guy–who did not appear the sort of fellow to be interested. As he was checking me out, I said he probably got a lot of River Oaks housewives in that location…

      He laughed, walked around the register and hugged me–and comped me a bag of granola.

  • nannypoo

    I didn’t like her before either so it doesn’t matter to me if she wants to get drunk and go bat-shit crazy every damn day, but this is a really cute outfit.

  • formerlyAnon

    The yellow tulips are a genius pop of color. She looks great. Gotta admit it even if I can’t like her even a tiny bit.

  • julnyes

    I really like those sunglasses.

  • SewingSiren

    Does she really buy her flowers at the grocery store? Maybe she’s giving them as a gift.

    • VeryClaire

      I know, that’s what I thought too. Like she doesn’t have a standing order with an upscale florist? But pretty flowers at the grocery store are tempting…

    • MilaXX

      Whole Foods flowers are pretty good. Not sure if I’d give them as a gift, but they are okay for around the house.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I so want those sunglasses. Of course the last time I tried on over-sized glasses I thought they made me look like an insect (and not a fabulous insect).

  • jw_ny

    all she needs is some bluebirds flying about her head.

    nice show Reese! 😉

  • JP

    If she really wanted to put that extra polishing touch on the “hey, I’m responsible and good” image she’s trying to regain, she would have had her own reusable grocery bag.

    • Spicytomato1

      I’m guessing she probably has her own bags but they probably clashed with the ensemble. WF’s kraft paper model sets off the orange so well!

  • sagecreek

    Good job, Reese, but no one is believing that you do your own grocery shopping. NO ONE.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    This is going to be just like before her DUI, only funner!

  • Sweetvegan

    These photos look like an ad for the Whole Foods Fendi Tulip Council. But she looks great!

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    I so desperately love everything about this outfit and covet all the pieces. Too bad they cost as much as my mortgage payment and all my monthly expenses.

  • CeeQ


    I am totally stealing this entire look by the way, I adore! Come on back into my heart, Reese, you crazy minx you! You’ve won me back with your kick ass Fendi bag!

  • miagain

    she didn’t bring her own shopping bag….. she is dead to me

    • not_Bridget

      She could have had a coordinated shopping bag!

  • Hilarious.

    • Spicytomato1

      Yes. I laughed out loud when I got to the tulip shot. Most entertaining post of the day!

  • tereliz

    I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I always bring my Fendi shopper when I’m at Whole Foods buying tulips. Stars, so like us.

    Seriously, though I love this dress. The bag is a little too close in tone, so yeah, I’m totally onboard with the need for a contrasting belt/sunnies. Orange can be tricky though. Too much brown and you’re a Burger King employee in the 70s, too much black and it’s Halloween, add olive and hope no one asks if you’re going deer hunting… 🙂

  • lobsterlen

    I bet her assistant called Whole Foods to find out if they had yellow tulips that would match the Fendi bag.

  • I love going to the Whole Foods in Venice on the weekend. There is a ridiculous amount of posing going on whilst the kale is being inspected.

  • conniemd

    I love Reese. Haven’t we all been drunk and made a fool out of ourselves at least once in our lives? (though admittedly my foolish moments were talking and smiling and hugging and kissing people) but still. One mistake is allowed.

    • Qitkat

      Two words. Bear trap.

  • guest2visits

    It’s a cute outfit for Reese, even if the giant bag is a down payment for a car. Equally giant eyeroll.
    I guess if she’s headed off for a visit; bringing a small token (the flowers) and a bit of the menu (the one bag) & dressed like she’s attending the perfect picnic brunch/dinner – this all makes some sense. Otherwise; this is just way too sunny for a trip to the grocery store for me. Like the sandals best. Glasses are a bit too large.

  • Joyce VG

    She didn’t bring her own shopping bag? Scandalous!

  • blueberrypanckae

    why are celebs always buying large amounts of flowers at Whole Foods? I mean I usually come out with 2 bags of vegan chocolates and carryout from the salad bar!

  • stubbornthoughts

    That drunken escapade didn’t diminish my love for Reese. It’s all about bounce back. People make mistakes, but it’s all in how they recover. Reese still just looks like her sweet self!

  • Sunraya

    Very funny post! But, no, Reese, I am not going to love your entitled ass again.

  • She looks great. I don’t love the sunglasses on her face, but everything else is right.

    It’s possible she went to Whole Foods because the store carries fun and healthy food. Flowers add a nice touch to the house. Maybe she is just living her life; is that possible?

    • Not really; no.

      • Not applicable

        lmao- totally!! there’ probably 1 head of lettuce in that bag (for her kids’ hamster) so she could get in and out of there with max efficiency. Total set up move!

      • I think that her attitude when they were pulled over showed that her humility is fake. She is not my favorite person, but she still might like flowers, especially with company coming for dinner. I used to buy flowers a couple times a month while my wallet was fatter. Not so much now. :-/

        I love your blog, and I love you guys, even when I disagree.

      • I think that her attitude when they were pulled over showed that her humility is fake. She is not my favorite person, but she still might like flowers, especially with company coming for dinner. I used to buy flowers a couple times a month while my wallet was fatter. Not so much now. :-/

        I love your blog, and I love you guys, even when I disagree.

        • Honey, she’s dressed to the nines and posing for photographers that she knew were going to be there. Our inbox gets several hundred emails a day from publicists letting us know what various stars wore to do their grocery shopping or Starbuck’s runs. All of this stuff is coordinated.

  • Joey Melliza

    whole foods is exactly where everyone knows who she is…

  • librarygrrl64

    I have totally worn non-designer versions of this kind of outfit to go shopping. It’s cute and comfortable.

  • Damien W

    I can’t stop laughing at the headline, “Reese Witherspoon at Whole Foods” — I’m gonna wet myself!

    Next week: “Marion Cotillard at Pinkberry”!

  • kimiakay

    OMG, I can’t stop laughing! I couldn’t agree more. She’s been “in the business” for a very long time. I guess it’s no wonder she thought she could get away with such revolting behavior. The pictures in my head, imagining her cussing out those cops and ensuing tantrum will be hard to erase no matter how cute she dresses at Whole Foods, even with tulips.