Reese Witherspoon in Band of Outsiders in West LA

Posted on August 05, 2013

There were funnier pictures in this set, of her doing the hand wave and the fake smile and pretending to be surprised by the presence of photographers, but we’ve flogged the “I’m America’s Fucking Sweetheart, Goddamit” joke for a bit now, so we’ll give it a rest just this once and look at her clothes, which are really cute.


Reese Witherspoon out and about in West Los Angeles, California.

Band of Outsiders Floral-print Silk-habotai Top.  Céline Cuff. Valentino “Rocktud” Leather Shoulder Bag. Alexander Wang Antonia Sandals. Oliver Peoples XXV-S Square Sunglasses

She’s clearly on a publicity tour of Los Angeles parking lots lately, trying her best to keep the imagery positive and wholesome. And while we’ve generally liked the way she’s dressed for her mea culpa tour, we’re thinking this is the first outfit in a while that approaches true chic. Most of the other ones were of the “well-dressed, non-threatening best friend/fellow mommy” types of getups. This is truly sharp. Sure, the skirt’s a wrinkled mess, but come on. Parking lot. And besides, the cuff and the shoes really take the whole look somewhere. We approve, Reese.


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  • lexilexi

    1. Nice legs!
    2. I can’t believe these babes walk around in those heels.. in parking lots.

    • Pale stilettos in a parking lot is one way to tell the world you have money to burn.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like everything she’s wearing, even the white sandals, wich I normally hate.
    What are the x signs on the back of her ankles, tatoos?

    • Karen Belgrad

      It’s probably markers… like they do on stage. This way, when she crosses her ankles while sitting for an interview, she’ll know it’s just right, so as as not to expose naughty bits!

      • Tatiana Luján

        Really? Wow!

        • Karen Belgrad

          Nope, totally made it up. But it works as a concept, right? 😉

          • Tatiana Luján

            jajajaja, yes, it totally works.

          • YoungSally

            But wouldn’t she need matching crosses on the front and possibly further up the leg??? I mean, one would have to make sure that tab A matches slot A….because otherwise those marks could be too open to correct placement. But still like your idea

  • Karen Belgrad

    Accesories, yes… Outfit, meh. That shirt looks way too much like grandma’s linen napkins.

    • Sunraya

      That’s what I thought – Granny shirt! Smells faintly of mothballs. .

  • Julie Chase

    I love everything but the shirt. The cuff and the shoes are killer.

  • Reason no. 47 how I know I am not truly chic: I think the skirt is a wrinkled, twee mess and I think the shirt is extremely Old Lady. In fact, I’m pretty sure I could find that exact blouse on one of my residents eating her 4pm dinner in the dining room.

    I will say, sister’s got the gams – DAY-um.

    • KC

      I disagree about the skirt being twee. Its a pretty simple blue skirt. Its not even in a “twee” shape, its just a typical The Gap type skirt.

  • Sunraya

    For an outfit that costs in its totality more than many villages see in a year, it’s pretty unremarkable. I could find those clothes at BonTon or Macy’s for 8 bucks each piece.

    • snarkykitten

      amybe even goodwill

  • Heather

    I also like to applaud a nice pedi, and shoes that fit, whenever we see them (sadly, not often enough).

  • Carleenml

    what are those goofy little tattoos at her ankle? from here it looks like “please don’t cut this leg off by mistake Dr. Surgeon”

    • snarkykitten

      it’s the “I can’t commit to an actual tattoo” tattoo

      I mean I get it, I guess. To be a successful romcom star, you have to look as bland as possible, with no crazy piercings or tattoos. But why even bother if that shitty tattoo is going to blow out & be unrecognizable within the year?

      • shorty j

        this is purely my anecdotal evidence, but hey! I live in NYC and a lot of my friends are actors, dancers, models, what have you. And since I’m heavily and visibly tattooed, they’re always telling me how much they wish they could get tattoos but their jobs won’t allow it. So when they do break down and get one, it almost seems like a guilt-ridden impulse buy – they don’t do their research, so they don’t understand things like how to identify a talented artist, and they end up in some horrible scratcher shop with pseudo-kanji they picked off the wall, blown out to hell, heals terribly. It all makes me a little sad.

    • lobsterlen

      Those are prison tats she got during her one night of incarceration in Georgia.

      • Carleenml


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  • snarkykitten

    sorta feel like if she donated a large sum to a police-related charity, she could make this go away faster?

    • Eh, she wasn’t driving, and had she just stayed in the car, she’d have avoided quite a bit of the blow back. I think it’s been fairly time appropriate considering.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Great legs. This one might need a backstory because it’s a bit much for “out and about”, no?

  • JauntyJohn

    Extremely smart outfit, but someone did not have a good day at work, methinks.

  • hughman

    LA Celebrity Koan : if you aren’t talking on your phone or carrying a Starbucks, are you actually “doing something” in LA?

    • mlle

      Walking a small fluffy dog is also LA Doing Something. She still fails to qualify.

      • Lori

        Strictly speaking LA Doing Something does not involve walking the small fluffy dog. It involves carrying the small fluffy dog is a bag that cost more than my car payment.

    • Little_Olive

      Entering a dermatologist office/laser removal place seems to be an acceptable occupation.

  • Nancer

    I LOVE that cuff! I wants it!

  • sagecreek

    Cute top! But a back-buttoned silk blouse in August? Makes me sweat just thinking of it.

  • mlle

    I wish she’d steamed her skirt and that her earrings didn’t match the studs on her bag so perfectly. Otherwise, this is great.

    • DilettanteDeconstructed

      Ha, I was just going to say that I love the fact that her earrings match the bag’s studs. To each their own. 🙂

      • mlle

        I’m glad that someone else spotted it!

  • MilaXX

    I don’t think digging her hands in her pockets did the skirt any favors, but otherwise I think this is a cute look.

  • Anathema_Device

    I’m not liking the trend of floaty blouses tucked into somewhat loose waistbands. I think it looks sloppy.

    I do like the individual pieces here and the colors, though.

  • Louise Bryan

    J’adore this shirt. I would buy it in a heartbeat if I had $315 to burn. Sadly, I do not.

  • LaSylphide

    Love everything but the skirt which, aside from the wrinkles, doesn’t seem to fit in the waist.

  • DCSheehan

    Job interview for receptionist at dentist’s? Hope she got it.

  • Anniebet

    Now, this is a woman who can wear sandals like a champ. These are great shoes, non squishy on the toes and appropriate to the outfit. She looks sharp and casual and pretty damned spiffy.

  • GTrain

    Love the shoes

  • thecitysleeps

    She just looks like a douche though. A sharp dressed douche.

  • Julie Parr

    I personally think that blouse is hideous. You’ve got to be kidding, TLo. This outfit is NOT chic in the least bit. I’m starting to worry about you.

    • Not applicable

      ITA. That blouse looks is granny chic at best… The skirt is rolling under her belly…. The shoes I like, but to me, they are too sexy for this secretary get up…

    • Laylalola

      I think she’s wearing the blouse backward, which is about the most daring thing I’ve ever seen Reese do fashion-wise.

  • EdithP

    A. You can’t flog that joke enough, in my opinion.
    B. Everything’s all baggy and gappy at the waist. Love the shoes, though.

  • Getoverit

    That outfit screams PTA. I’d kill for the shoes however.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m in the minority – I hate this, it’s just so boring.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She’s got that affluent soccer mom look all wrapped up, doesn’t she?

  • desi_girl

    That top is not meant to be tucked in. It would be much cuter and more chic with a pair of skinny jeans.

  • Man, she’s getting a lot of mileage out of the DUI thing.

  • Lilak

    How can you wear so much money all over and then give up from the neck up?