Witherspoon and Toth in SoHo

Posted on May 15, 2013

Attagirl, Reese:


Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth seen out and about shopping in SoHo, New York City.

There’s a whole chapter in our book on how to conduct oneself post-scandal and Reese, bless her heart, is working all the angles. Basically, after you’ve humiliated yourself on several continents, you are to immediately:

  1. Drop 3 pounds.
  2. Get your hair did.
  3. Hit the street looking fabulous, head held high, laughing because you have not a care in the world.

You’ve really gotta give it to these two; they know EXACTLY what they’re doing here. Bravo, power-hungry attention whores. Bravo.

[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales/PacificCoastNews]

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  • homofascist

    I need those shoes (his).

  • Little_Olive

    But wear them with socks, please.

    • dorothea_brooke


    • Amen, SISTAH!

    • Please, please, wear socks. So, these would be stank oxfords, right?

      • Stankfords?

      • xmixiex

        i don’t get the “stank boot” “stanksfords” thing- has nobody heard of low cut socks, and other such hosiery wonders that give the illusion of no socks?? i own many, many versions of these things!

        • We don’t get it either. Plus, we probably feature a woman in a closed shoe wearing no socks or hosiery several times a day most days and no one ever talks about her feet smelling.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            That’s true. But hey, “No Socks/Hose In the Shoes” are one of the few things women can get away with that men can’t, so that works out in our favor. Look at it this way – if women let their temples get gray, we don’t get called “distinguished”.

    • alyce1213

      Yuck. With a suit and tie yet.

      • Little_Olive

        Certainly. I am not opposed to any given adonis in a light pant, linen shirt and leather loafers sans socks (at the Amalfi coast, preferably).

        • formerlyAnon

          I kinda am. If you’re not ON a boat or dressed quite casually (shorts, jeans) in warm weather, no shoes but sandals should be worn sans socks. (In the universe in which I reign, obviously. The real world is demonstrably ruled by more laid back authorities.)

    • homofascist

      As I am not actually a total dbag, I would never wear them without socks!

  • I believe she dyed her hair so she could confidently claim that was actually her Evil Twin Kahleese.

    Anywho, love the splashes of color and the fit on the pants.

  • werika

    Reese is working the Legally Blonde 2 look!

  • mommyca

    he is not wearing socks…that’s all I have to complain about… they look sharp…

  • flamingoNW

    except for the shoes on him – off color, plus no socks.

  • she barely even looks drunk. brava!

    • e jerry powell

      But just barely, hence the sunglasses.

  • I’ll take my pair in a 9 and a half, please.

    • homofascist

      Me too! We can share… 🙂

      • yay! I’m sure we can work out a use program.

  • TheAmericaness

    What is he carrying? I thought they were really unripe bananas at first. Then I thought it was a clutch for men. A sun glass holder? I want to know.

    I’m glad they are sober and amongst regular New Yorkers who all know who they are, not silly cops who arrest them and don’t know them through their dye jobs and all that stuff. Man.

    • werika

      Yeah a case for his shades.

    • shorty j

      I’m gonna stick with the “really unripe bananas” thing because that is the best mental image ever.

  • hughman

    I’m friends with a woman who dated this guy before Reese and he’s basically a huge douche. Nothing about him here changes my opinion.

    • Maryanne525

      Oh, I LOVE when someone knows somebody who knows somebody! It’s such a fantastically small world! (And I have to say, he never really looks that happy in any photos, does he?)

      • Little_Olive

        The six-degree rule, 20 years of taking you closer to the stars.

    • Fordzo

      I still can’t believe she went from Jake Gyllenhaal to this. (Just like my mom refuses to believe that Liberace was gay, I choose to believe that Jake is straight.)

      • formerlyAnon

        I feel strongly that sometimes the world we construct is a far, far, better place than reality. As long as we can recall as necessary which is which.

      • I certainly chose to live in a Universe where Jake is Gay. And in my living room, with a glass of something wonderful in hand, saying something fabulously sexy and romantic to me, before we,… well, you get the idea.

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh, I most certainly do. My favorite pretend boyfriend is not only an actor I’ll never meet (and, really, don’t much want to) – it is a fictional character as played by that actor. Real people are wonderful, but imagined dialog is always so perfectly on point, and beautifully coordinated with the . . . “well, you get the idea” part.

          • Fordzo

            Let’s play 20 questions to determine who your imaginary boyfriend is.

            TV or movie character?

          • formerlyAnon

            Gosh, your work day must need as much livening up as mine.

          • Fordzo

            Currently on TV?

          • formerlyAnon

            Sadly, no.

          • Fordzo

            Daytime TV or nighttime TV?

          • formerlyAnon


          • Fordzo

            Drama or comedy?

          • formerlyAnon


          • Fordzo

            Is the show still running w/out him?

          • formerlyAnon


          • Fordzo

            Was he with the show for the entire run? Or did he leave before it was over?

          • formerlyAnon

            Entire run.

          • Fordzo

            When was his last acting gig?

          • formerlyAnon

            Last autumn (on stage)

          • Fordzo

            On which channel was his show aired?

          • formerlyAnon

            PBS in the U.S., ITV in Britain

          • Fordzo

            Oh no. He’s British? It’s not that guy from Downton Abbey, is it?

          • formerlyAnon

            Yes, British but not on Downton Abbey.

            (Sorry for delays, but I’m traveling this week.)

          • Fordzo

            BTW, I don’t say “Oh no. He’s British?” because I have something against people from the UK. But because I am in the US and I’m not familiar with the TV shows that swim across the pond, except for Downton Abbey. My PBS station sucketh.

          • formerlyAnon

            That is going to make this guessing thing hard. He’s been in one film that was popular in the U.S., but as far as I know that’s it. Of course I’m not a real fan, so I might be missing something.

          • Fordzo

            LOL, perhaps “What is his nationality” should have been my first question.

            I was beginning to think it was Matt LeBlanc from ‘Friends’, and I was getting worried.

            You’ll have to just tell me so I can cyber stalk him.

          • formerlyAnon

            Well, *I* don’t cyber stalk him, so if you find anything interesting, let me know. In real life he seems to be a fairly ordinary guy with a reasonably normal family life (for a two-at-least-minorly-famous-partners-marriage) and somewhat privileged background who had family contacts and produced good enough work to back them up.

            The actor is Laurence Fox. The character is the smart, kinda snarky and angsty James Hathaway on “Inspector Lewis” that shows on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery series. Every major relationship of my life has been with a lanky, smart, kinda snarky but angsty man – though generally they are more extroverted and less tortured than the t.v. character because I’m not *that* crazy – so as an imaginary boyfriend he fits right in.

          • Fordzo

            I looked him up. He is very attractive, but I could never even fantasize about a man with hips that much smaller than mine. He’s all yours! 🙂

          • formerlyAnon

            Haha! A friend once described my physical type as a guy “at least a foot taller than you and at least as many pounds under average weight as you imagine that you need to lose.” And I can’t say he was wrong. 😉

          • Fordzo

            I’ve always liked a guy with some meat on his bones.

        • Fordzo

          I bet I’d still be happier being Jake’s beard (or whatever arrangement they had) than being married to this douche. But, then, I can only speak for myself. Because they really do look like they deserve each other.

          • Heather

            Exactly. A gay (male) friend and I were once mistaken for a couple. We laughed, but then realized we could both do MUCH worse. It would just have to be an open marriage, of course! 🙂

      • Heather

        My grandmother, also, was SHOCKED with Liberace died from complications of AIDS, as was my mother when Rock Hudson died. I was a kid a the time and not really clear what it meant to be gay or straight, but even then I was like, “How did you not pick up on this?”

        • My grandmother went to high school with Rock Hudson. I still remember her saying to me (in the 70s) that she “never understood it when he became such a sex symbol. We always thought he was a little ~hand fluttering~ you know….”

          • Heather

            That is awesome!! Yes as I understand it, his sexuality was a pretty open secret in Hollywood. It was just people like my Mom who actually believed he was straight.

          • formerlyAnon

            I love these little stories!

    • formerlyAnon

      This meshes beautifully with all of my pre-conceived notions about him, which I will not air since they slander he and tens of thousands of his brethren with a single, jaundiced brush.

  • Dam_Angel

    That bag looks like it could hold a couple of bottles. . . .

    • e jerry powell

      Hotel mini-bar bottles.

  • Sunraya

    I don’t know – shopping in NYC, big smiles on their faces after a DUI and being an asshole to the cops? I’m not sure that’s the best way to rehab your image. Maybe a little charity work or being seen sneaking into some AA meetings might be more appropriate.

    I wonder if they would be smiling so brightly if he had killed someone??

    • Maryanne525

      I see your point, but being pulled over for a DUI does not necessarily an alcoholic make.

      • MikeW_Vegas

        Especially if the people at the NTSB have their way and drop the BAC to .05.. Then we’ll all be “targets” after two glasses of wine!

        • Sunraya

          So it’s ok by you tat he was legally drunk?

      • Sunraya

        I didn’t say they were alcoholics – I said he got a DUI. And she was a douche.

        • Maryanne525

          Listen, I’m not making excuses for them. He was legally drunk and he drove. I don’t think you’ll hear anyone arguing that that’s okay. She was belligerent and threw her name around. Stupid behavior. However, you said “being seen sneaking into some AA meetings,” and that insinuates that he’s addicted to alcohol. That was my point. Just because he got arrested for a DUI doesn’t mean he needs to go to AA. And that’s all I was saying.

    • EveEve

      Or they could pull the “We’re-on-our-way-to-church-with-the-children-and-then-going-to-the-park-with-our-new-puppy” routine. Suddenly nobody remembers anything about DUIs and court dates.

      • Glammie

        Oh, they’ll do that too. But I suspect Reese has been warned away from playing too much li’l ole me churchgoer, since people find her a little sanctimonious.

  • Maryanne525

    Okay, they look fabulous. We all make mistakes, keep on keeping on…(but hire a driver next time.)

    • MilaXX

      Bitches R Us in these parts, and I say that with love.

  • I’m pretty sure that they were on their way to drink lunch. Allegedly ; )

  • sagecreek

    I dunno, Reese’s outfit adds about 25 years.

    • Maryanne525

      She doesn’t look 62 to me…

    • CT14

      I don’t like the jacket. It makes her look wide. She’s not wide.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Hubby is ADORBS.

    • Fordzo

      He always reminds me of Andy Bernard (The Nard Dog) on The Office.

  • aeb1986

    She looks like she just left court….which reminds me of her scandal. Doesn’t that go against what she wants to do here?

    • Patricia Gillett

      I thought the very same thing when I saw these photos! Total court appearance suits. Of course, if he showed up in court without socks, I hope the judge would yell at him for it!

    • Laylalola

      Ha! I should have read this thread before posting. I just said I saw tax lawyers today dressed better and more interestingly than Reese. What I didn’t say is that I’m in Washington, D.C., and the lawyers I’m talking about are of course are scurrying about trying to defuse the whole IRS scandal.

  • Rand Ortega

    Him– no socks. In a suit. And… we’re back to douchebag.

    • MilaXX

      aww, I’m a no sock person. Just don’t like them.

      • Rand Ortega

        W/ a more casual ensemble, I’d agree. But, a suit?

        • MilaXX

          okay, I’ll give you that, if you’re wearing a tie, wear socks.

          • Rand Ortega

            Well said.

  • Fordzo

    Does he have bare feet inside those shoes? Isn’t there a rule that if you are wearing a tie, you must also wear socks? If not, there should be.

    • formerlyAnon

      Offenders should be ticketed, those with incomes over $50K annually should have to donate the replacement price of their shoes to a charity which will buy socks & shoes for needy children world wide. The rest will be accompanied to the store of their choice and be forced to purchase appropriate coverings for their feet.

  • nannypoo

    I’m pretty sure all those people on the sidewalk in the first picture are looking at him and exclaiming in unison, “That stupid douche forgot his socks”. I know that’s what I’m saying.

  • I think Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig used to play these two A-Holes on SNL.

  • kimmeister

    The way her black bag transforms intp a green clutch is fascinating.

  • Laylalola

    I don’t know, I saw tax lawyers today dressed better and more interestingly than Reese (a movie star).

  • MilaXX

    Well played Witherspoon/Toth, well played.

    I think I have that green clutch she is carrying, but in orange. I won it in a contest. It’s by Smythson.

  • Carla_Charlton

    For him: If you’re going to wear a tie, wear it the way it’s supposed to be — not with the top button open and the tie loose, like you just got off your shift.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Does he always have his mouth open?

  • Pennymac

    No socks with those wingtips, sir? STANKFOOT.

  • kimiakay

    She looks really blah. I may not like the shoes without socks, or the top button unbuttoned with the tie, but somehow his look is more interesting than hers. That pink sweater with the gold chain, I think it makes her look matronly. I don’t know their ages, but he looks the younger of the two, and just, more modern? I can’t put my finger on my objection to her look. But if I were making a style statement after such a colossal cluster I would want a classier style than she’s showing.

  • MilaXX

    Looks like they just bought the sunglasses.

  • PeaceBang

    I’m more turned off than ever. Ewwww.

  • berkeleygirl

    Jennifer Aniston, take note…

  • par3182

    Just walking on ‘MERICAN ground like an ‘MERICAN citizen.

    • Heather

      Loved that… because no one else has the right to be here.

      Didn’t she go to Stanford? Guess they’re not naming a building after her anytime soon.

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s dressed better, even, than she is. I like her better as a light brunette (not the shade she was recently sporting).

    The following is a rant. (Perhaps necessitated by my vow to let some time pass without railing against the carefully maintained perma-stubble look.) Skip unless you froth at the mouth over socklessness as practiced in these photos:

    Grown ass men should wear SOCKS with their real shoes!!!! (So should fratboys and other deluded fellas within spitting distance of 20, but they have the excuse of youth). LISSEN UP GUYS: Sandals: no socks. Boat shoes (e.g. Sperrys/Topsiders and canvas deck shoes): no socks if you’re on a boat, no socks if you’re dressed casually, and it’s warm enough for shorts (even if you’re wearing jeans), SOCKS if dressed casually in winter clothes, or in clothes that would pass muster in a fairly conservative office (e.g., pressed chinos). SOCKS with all other shoes and deargod if you’re wearing a SUIT, why do I even have to tell you this???!!!

  • sleepycat

    I think I have those shoes! Paid $162 at DSW. I love them to death, but they are a bit narrow for my feet so I only wear them when I get dressed up. Although $162 shoes don’t go with target shorts and t-shirts.

  • Mouthbreather? Or is it my imagination that his mouth is slightly open in every picture he’s ever in? The suit fits nicely though. Her hair looks a little burnt but I do think she does look better as a blonde.

  • hotpaprika

    OMG I hate so much the way some ladies hold their arms half bent, while they form a half-fist to half show-off how expensive their bags are and half show-off they got a manicure. Some argue they do it because their bags are heavy which is even more ridiculous.

    Her hair is fried and his shoes are the wrong colour.

  • bellafigura1

    She looks like she’s going to court, not spring shopping in Soho.

  • Heather

    Plus, what time of day were they there? Soho is never that EMPTY. Did they pay to have the streets cleared?

  • carnush

    She looks great, but the outfit is a little dated to my eyes. Too corporate, maybe. But she looks like she’s having a great time shopping with hubby and that’s what it’s all about!

    • sagecreek

      That shell with that necklace? Just reminds me of my old Aunt Hattie.

  • BrooklynBomber

    There’s also penance in the form of walking SoHo cobblestones in those stilettos (though they probably didn’t do that much actual walking).

    • Heather

      Indeed, celebrities can levitate, don’t you know?

      • BrooklynBomber

        Of course. I forgot.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    oh god, he looks like a douchette… is the suit the wrong size or is it me? (looks too small). and she does look back to her old “fabulous” self (or back when I wasn’t rapidly growing tired of her)

  • jetpackdino

    Illegally Blonde and looking good. Wonder if she could Walk the Line if she had to.

    (okay, okay, bad jokes, but they’re hard to resist…)

  • Meredith_P

    Hey, maybe they were shopping for socks?! You never know. 🙂

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I know, I know. I never look this good, even when there’s no scandal to bounce back from!

  • Haha! In the first shot, I thought he was carrying green bananas! What, no hand-holding? How soon the bloom is off the rose…

  • Way to work a DUI and arrest, Reese and Jim. Apparently the only scandal these days is NOT getting talked about.

  • Tuneful54

    Her: A menopausal Deputy Director of Human Resources. Him: Perpetual frat boy. Both: We’ve had enough of their “too cool for school.” Wish they would just go away.

  • HengRu

    I’ve been trying to think who he reminds me of, and I think I’ve got it: He’s the love child of Lance Armstrong and Gary Busey.

  • librarygrrl64

    He always looks douchey to me.