Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles at the “city.ballet” New York Premiere

Posted on November 05, 2013

Oh shit, you guys. In a bid to remain hip and funky-fresh for the youth, Sarah J’s started taking her style cues from The Carrie Diaries.


Sarah Jessica Parker attends ‘city.ballet’ New York Premiere in a Giles dress paired with a Saint Laurent leather jacket, a Freedom of Animals ‘Melia’ bag, Manolo Blahnink pumps, and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Giles Spring 2014 Collection


Tell us you can’t see Annasophia Robb wearing this on the show. It’s got that exact same “blind clown” vibe to it, right down to the patterned tights and clashing shoes. Then again, she spends a lot of time around the socialite set and this kind of looks like something a quirky 80-year-old heiress might wear on a night out. We suppose it could be argued that a middle-aged gal wearing an outfit that reminds us of a teenager and an octogenarian at the same time means she’s dressing appropriately by splitting the difference, but nothing about this look is working. And it’s a shame, because she finally started wearing stockings, which should be a cause for celebration. Unfortunately, the patterned tights and the jacket are the only pieces we like here – and we think it’s a mistake to pair them in the same outfit. The dress is totally Not Her Dress and the shoes look like they were pulled out of a pile of old bridesmaid shoes at a vintage store.





[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/, IMAXtree]

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    • SewingSiren

      …………at least she’s not wearing those big honking nurse shoes.

      • GorgeousThings

        Yeah, those sneaks take it to “Couldn’t afford a cab, so I’m walking to the gala with my good shoes in my bag.”

      • zuzu

        OTOH, at least the model looks comfortable!

        • DTLAFamilies

          Seriously. Think of all those poor models toe-gripping for dear life.

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      …and we’re back to Satan’s eye makeup.

      • ringthing

        She hasn’t ever changed that godawful eyeliner. In desperate need of a hair and makeup consult.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          The thought occurred to me that she has permanent eyeliner, which makes it even more scary.

        • hyperionic

          If there’s anything she doesn’t need it’s a hair consult… Her hair looks amazing.

          • marlie

            This time. So often, it looks dried out and frizzy.

      • Constant Reader

        How she can be so in love with that heavy black eyeliner is beyond me. Her pretty face deserves so much better.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Those patterned tights are much more 80s than most of the things Anna Sophia Robb gets to wear on the show! I’m glad we can’t see the red blood cell sleeves on the dress though.

      • GorgeousThings

        I kinda liked the sleeves at first, but now that you said it I can’t unsee corpuscles.

        • foodycatAlicia

          Aren’t you glad I didn’t go with vulvas, which was my first thought?

          • rajf

            I went to cervixes (cervices?).

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Wow is that ever Not Her Dress. Wrong pink, the cut is horrible on her, and her mind bobbling decision to wear that studded jacket with it really has me asking questions, none of them very polite.

      • PeggyOC

        Frankly, I’m not sure that’s anyone’s dress. That particular hem trick really should have stayed in the 70’s, and a lttle ruching goes a long way, and this dress goes too far.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The hem is awkward, and the ruching here is overdone.

          • teensmom99

            I kinda like the dress in a different color–something I could see on Anjelica Huston at Studio 54. I mean, SJP & Anjelica are about as different body types as you could imagine . ..

        • Rhonda Shore

          It’s very 70s, the decade of universal bad taste. Absolutely hideous.

        • SugarSnap108

          The dress is awkward in every way. The only wise choice SJP made was to cover up those hideous sleeves, which look like they’re adorned in pink kissy lips.

      • decormaven

        My mind’s style calculator is still trying to do the math on the suede pumps and the purse that goes with — nothing. Either I need a higher-functioning calculator, or this is beyond parsing.

      • melisaurus

        I really think that wearing a straight cut jacket was worse than the dress. In this case. She looks like a box on an awkward pink rug.

    • Dana WhatTheFrock

      This outfit is really bad, but on its own, that jacket is KILLA.

    • Roz

      With that dress? The tights are a complete scroll down OMG SHE FORGOT TO SHAVE. Well for those of us not quite awake anyway.

    • Fannie Wolston

      Quirky is right, but I get this. Comfy girly dress, fave jacket, new shoes and covered legs.

      so from the waist up it works for me, light pink under the fine leather jacket. Now when she sits down somewhere, it’s the legs on display, patterned hose and pretty shoes.

      Hey it probably just took her 2 minutes to get dressed!

    • jw_ny

      Hair, jacket, and necklace all look good tho…makeup is ok except still too much with the eyeliner.

      October is over…let’s retire the pink til spring.

    • Jessica Freeman

      You should see the look of horror on my face. Please follow that up with some pretty, Uncles. My eyes are burning.

      • foodycatAlicia

        I love that you asked for pretty and they gave you… nekkid.

    • Karen Belgrad

      I don’t love the look (of course), but I appreciate someone on a red carpet who looks happy and like they are there of their own volition!

    • annabelle archer

      There is something vaguely dirty about this whole outfit. A really good joke is in there, somewhere, but I’m ill equipped this morning. I’ll give you my visual take aways: Pink vagina curtain, studs, leather, hooker hose. Innuendo. Annnnd go…

      • Fannie Wolston

        next stop biker church then the sushi buffet

    • MannahattaMamma

      oh the eyeliner. she’s starting to look like she’s peeking at us through a mask. which is kind of cool and kind of…not.

    • aeb1986

      She always looks so pleased with herself when she’s wearing outfits that are total failures

    • Introspective

      love the jacket. hate the rest. hate it when sarah jessica wont put the carrie stuff away.

      (and by the way, just saw pics from the ms universe costume competition on line. omfg. im on the edge of my office chair in anticipation of what will be tlo’s hilarious take on those monstrosities…)

      • marlie

        If TLo don’t have a chance to get to it, we’re going to have to take over the Lounge at the end of the week.

    • Plink

      Please darling, fix the eye make up. It’s really old.

    • MissMariRose

      Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    • Janet B

      A horrible bunch of clothes thrown together doesn’t make you look young or stylish, just foolish.

      • MoHub

        Or as if you need to schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist.

    • Pamela

      I just don’t get SJP. Yes she was excellent as Carrie but that’s been a while. She’s not pretty, she can’t act, it seems like all she does is go to this and that party or charity event wearing borrowed clothes. Okay, she’s a good mother, I guess. (I’m not going to say anything about her hardworking husband).

    • sagecreek

      Yep, quirky 80-year old heiress it is.

    • filmcricket

      Actually I really love the shoes, but I’m a sucker for teal. SJP, please keep the shoes and the jacket, and combine them with a really sharp shirt and a pair of skinny jeans.

      • conniemd

        Agree completely. Love teal too and the jacket is cool. Just black and teal definitely do not go with light pink.

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    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I like everything except the tights and the shoes. She’s an 80’s girl (I remember Square Pegs) and she knows how to work this look.

    • Blair Sylvester

      Ms Parker kindly requests that your eye be drawn to the flower of her womanhood.

    • ashtangajunkie

      The hose are cute and her hair looks good. As an outfit, this is a disaster, but I’d cut someone for that jacket.

    • Little_Olive

      I feel I’ve seen this pictures many times before.

      You’re kind of stuck, SJP. Between a rock and a fug dress with shoes that don’t go.

    • kimmeister

      I love that bag. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with anything else she is wearing.

    • AC Simons

      She has lovely teeth.

    • Mary Lauer

      She covered up the only intersting part of the dress — the sleeves!

      • Mary Lauer

        And who on earth would pair suede dark green shoes with a PINK dress?!!? Actually, when I write that it doesn’t sound so bad. It’s the dark patterned tights that ruin it?!

        • OrigamiRose

          I don’t know if the tights ruin it, but they definitely didn’t help anything.

    • tallgirl1204

      Nobody’s dress. Pepto bismol.

    • AmeliaEve

      I can’t see her eyes! Just scary slits. Eeeeeek.

    • YoungSally

      OOH scary pepto bismol polyester pink. Straight out of a John Waters film

    • Nikko Viquiera

      i kinda like it. so there.

      • marlie

        I think the look sucks, but I love your commitment to your opinion. 😉

    • teensmom99

      I actually like each separate piece–the dress and the shoes would be great with different styling (not together).

    • GorgeousThings

      She has GOT to lose the eyeliner. Even just lining the top would be a vast improvement.

    • rissa42210

      Rule of life: If the dress can be described as puckered pepto, it’s a no.

    • Margaret Grace

      oh MY GOD you guys. Last night I had a dream that I snuck into a gala hosted by TLo, and there were so many fashionable celebrities there and SJP and I sat in the back together and I told her about the website and she didn’t quite understand what GTNYD and WERQ were, so I had to explain those very slowly to her.
      Also, she was wearing that damn Gucci deranged bird dress.
      I can’t believe I woke up to this post!

      • annabelle archer

        Best dream ever.

        • demidaemon

          I don’t know. It could have easily gone into nightmare territory, unless TLo were their to whisk you away from Lea Michele posing, SJP and her demon eyeliner, and Taylor Swift’s never die tweeness.

    • MilaXX

      Really SJP? It’s too early for this mess.STOP

    • Jane Donuts

      At least she covered up those horrible sleeves on the dress…

    • cocohall

      It looks like she is auditioning to play Nan Kempner’s slightly crazy little sister for a biopic. That or the twins got to dress mommy. I have loved SJP since her Square Peg days and LA Story, but I think she is too young to do the eccentric socialite look just yet. Keep the jacket and start again.

    • Katesymae

      Another ruched monstrosity? C’MON FASHION WORLD. Let’s all agree they’re ugly and unflattering. And…given the color, this one looks like an incision that healed wrong.

    • RedRaven617

      She needs a new look badly. She is starting to look like a caricature of herself; not in a good way.

    • boweryboy

      Good lord…

    • imakeart

      But at least she has clean, combed hair.

    • Sarah

      I LIT’rally now cannot decide what shoe you should wear with this dress. Shown with nurse sneakers, worn with tatty suede Goodwill pumps; no visualization possible.

      • Gatto Nero

        Maybe the dress should not be worn?

        • Sarah


    • International Model

      Leaps and bounds better than the Carrie Diaries, though. Pink and green are one of my favorite combinations (though that dark green of shoe paired with that dark of tight is failing). I love the jacket, though.

    • Michelle Gennari

      Jacket is great but that dress is just so…. out of place. And with those shoes and stockings? No, no, no.

    • Not applicable

      yesterday it was Lea Michele as Cha Cha- and today it’s SJP as Pinky Tuscadaro…

    • marlie

      This was certainly a scroll down “WTF.” The dress and the jacket are… fine… but I hate the tights, and whoever thought those shoes were a good idea needs to be fired.

    • DTLAFamilies

      50s bathroom pink dress. NO.

    • conniemd

      Like the necklace. Strange how the only necklaces we’ve seen lately are on horrible outfits. But just because the necklace has black and pink in it doesn’t mean it pulls the outfit together.

    • Qitkat

      Her hair is lovely.

    • hillmad

      To borrow from the host of another of my favorite sites: What the hell kind of GD outfit is this?

    • tereliz


    • melanie0866

      Oh, man, this is awful. Really, really awful.

    • fungstyle

      She looks ridiculous, but good lord I have never wanted a jacket as badly as I want that one.

    • unbornfawn

      This is a hot mess. Too bad she can’t figure out how to do middle aged funky in a GOOD way.

    • annrr

      She did steal those from a pile of vintage brides maids shoes. I wore the exact same shoes in navy blue for my friends wedding in the mid 90’s.

    • Sabin

      Oh boy. That looks like something I’d have put together out pieces in my mom’s closet in the fall of freshman year (1980). Before I discovered the joys of vintage and purple hair two years later.

      • Kate4queen

        oh my gosh you sound just like me except my hair went pink.

    • cakecakecake

      I’m calling a search party for her eyes because that eyeliner just makes them disappear!

    • RoseJB

      Am I missing something? Why are the uncles glad she’s wearing tights?

    • DeTrop

      I think she’s having fun with this outfit. Gotta try different things. What’s not fun is the dark eyes. Do either upper lid or lower – not both. Or if you must do both, use a thinner pencil/pen.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      that jacket is the bomb, but it’s obscuring the fitted part of the dress, making her look like brick with skinny legs. that hemline is all wrong with the patterned hose, and the pepto bismal pink goes with nothing else in the outfit. love the purse on its own, and the shoes are just random. an awkward outfit all around.

    • Dagney

      Well, I love this. Weird and wacky and perfect.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      (*Teensy small voice*) I really like this on her…

      (*Runs and hides*)

    • e jerry powell


      GOD NO.

    • traceyishere

      Those tights are just wrong with that outfit and the dress does nothing for her.

    • Trickytrisha

      Horrible dress, the blues of the shoes and bag clash like crazy, the tights and jacket are for another ensemble altogether. It’s time for her to check her calendar and realize she ain’t 30 anymore. She’s had that hair forever.

    • E. D.

      The shoes and bag kill the whole thing.

    • Tigerfly

      This outfit looks like it was put together by an Olsen twin.

      • Gatto Nero

        … on mushrooms.

    • Molly Lopez

      Why would cover the sleeves of that dress?

    • Nonnah

      I’m sorry. I just can’t … with the Spring dress and the fall accessories.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Very strange old rich bag lady outfit. Concerning to say the least.

    • Gina Mondzelewski Small

      I’m more disturbed by her eye makeup. She has gorgeous eyes and I can’t figure out why she continually wears that gawd-awful heavy eyeliner. It ages her 10 years.

      • gigi kennedy

        totally agree! it really doesn’t suit her!

    • PeaceBang

      Everything about this is to be reviled.

    • Bethany Fairbrother

      She is so much prettier in person. That said, She’s not a character in “Sex and the City”. The black hose killed it for me. Who’s dressing her lately? They are not doing her any favors.

    • quiltrx

      That jacket is awesome.
      Everything else, head to toe, is a complete nightmare.

    • gigi kennedy

      ugh…please stop with that eyeliner SJP. please.

    • slizzy

      She looks nuts but I would gladly sit next to her at a wedding reception or a stodgy dinner party. In my dreams!