Reese Witherspoon in Brentwood

Posted on December 19, 2013

Miss Reese does not feel like erasing her bitchface for the cameras today. Probably because there are cameras at all. Can’t an Oscar winner get a little grocery shopping done? Mama needs herself some vegan chocolate chip cookies.

Reese Witherspoon out grocery shopping at Whole Foods in Brentwood, California.


Mama also looks pretty damn cute for grocery shopping. Those boots are borderline tacky, but we love that little hint of sparkle paired with jeans and a stretched-out t-shirt. She clearly didn’t want to be papp’d today, but she made that one small picture-ready choice to elevate the look.




[Photo Credit: Pablo/Stoianov/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • susu

    love the sweater!

    • flamingoNW

      Need it…

  • sugarkane105

    I’d love the boots a lot more in black. Love her always, especially with bitchface.

    • MilaXX

      Just checked my pinterest. 6pm has them with a slightly lower heel. They are called Kelsi Dagger Twinkle & only cost $29.99. BCBGeneration also has a variation in black or tan for $85.

      • wisdomy

        I like the outfit, I love the boot, I can’t with the bare ankle between them.

        • THIS.

        • Lanus

          THANK YOU. I thought the point of booties (And I know they are sometimes worn with dresses by some people, but, in the words of my Spirit Animal Lucille Bluth, I won’t see it, and I won’t respond to it) was that they were worn under trousers for a clean look when one couldn’t tell they weren’t full-on boots.

          BOOTIES ARE THE KNEE HIGH STOCKINGS OF THE FOOTWEAR WORLD, PEOPLE. Dear God. Please do not let visible knee highs be the follow-on trend. I couldn’t take it.

          • lbl

            People have been wearing visible knee highs for years though. Well, style bloggers.

    • Spoilers!

      Ah, the “resting bitchface.” I suffer from it too. My coworkers always ask what’s wrong when I’m literally just sitting at my desk feeling pretty neutral.

      • heuristicvalue

        Ditto. Maybe this is why I irrationally love Reese.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      The boots in black with black sparkles would be EVERYTHING!

  • Jenna621

    Damn…I’d be pissed off too. But she does look really cute.

  • I wonder if Whole Foods gives stars discounts for getting their groceries there…

    • DTLAFamilies

      It’s near the corner of San Vincente and Barrington, ground zero for celebs for some reason. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf a block away is also notorious for celeb sightings. So why didn’t I ever seen anyone famous when I lived there? :o/

      • demidaemon

        Bad luck? Bad timing? Paps out at another beat? Resting bitchface ;)? Take your pick. πŸ˜‰

  • NBG

    She is giving PhD level “Get the Hell out of my Face” Tight Smile. Don’t try this at home, amateurs.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Swear to God, I have those boots. Hers look/are more expensive. Ergo, mine are probably extremely tacky then.

    2nd photo is hysterical, she looks like she’s in mortal pain at having to rearrange her features into something resembling a smile and is about to go into shock from the pain/will subsequently need medical attention.

    Cute outfit though.

  • annabelle archer

    Did she borrow those boots from Katie Holmes?

    • Little_Olive

      Per my knowledge, Katie hasn’t gotten around to bedazzling them just yet. Guess Suri’s not much of a crafts-y kid.

      • annabelle archer

        No, too busy being a fashion designer/stylist.

      • demidaemon


  • MilaXX

    The difference here is unlike that fake post “don’t you know who I am” poledance, this looks like she’s actually shopping. These bags appear to have some weight to them and there are no cute yellow flowers sticking out the top of the bags.
    FYI – I like those boots. I think I may have pinned them in black in hopes of picking them up.

    • Haha, those flowers were hilarious.

  • Those who can wear sparkleboots and a bitchface is pretty much tops in my book. She remains my fantasy bitchy best friend.

  • shirab

    Seeing those guys with huge cameras squatting in the parking lot or wherever they are is a good reminder of how invasive those paparazzi can be even when a celeb is off duty.

    In other news, Reese, I have a trunk full of resuable cloth grocery bags. I’ll trade you some for those sunglasses, okay? Thanks.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Not pictured: the cop that escorted her inside and then back to her car. Your tax dollars at work California!!

    • Not necessarily. I’ve seen many a star, including Clint Eastwood, at my local Whole Foods and none have had security. Same at the shopping center in which my store is located. Everyone from Magic Johnson to Jon Cryer to Hillary Duff and more have come through without a “companion” in sight.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        No in this particular occasion she WAS escorted by a cop it’s cropped out in these pics but you can see it on PerezHilton and Huffington Post. Just pushes her up on my IHL closer to The Olivia’s and January Jones that she thinks it’s cool to have a cop escort you around a grocery store like it isn’t a madhouse for EVERYONE!

    • frumpybiscuits

      Right – so you realize that by going to celebrity focused sites like this one – YOU are helping drive the demand for paparazzi photos and the need for cop escorts into a grocery store?
      No judgement, but let’s not be hypocrites. We are the ones who feed this entire cycle.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        You’re kidding right? By going to a website that’s focus is showing the clothes of a celebrity I’m forcing Reese Whiterspoon to require a police escort into a grocery store?? HAHAHA that’s insane. Don’t attack the other BK’s that like rule #2 after no body snarking and I don’t appreciate your response. You’re here too so I guess YOU as well are also forcing poor tiny baby Reese to get a police escort. One finger pointed at me and 4 back at yourself.

        • frumpybiscuits

          I think you may be misunderstanding me to some degree. I’m not attacking you, nor am I saying that I’m not part of the celebrity gossip cycle as well. That’s why I said *we* are feeding the cycle. If I came off as pissy, that was not my intention. My “no judgement” wasn’t snarky. I really meant that I am not judging you or myself by being here. I love this site, and the bitter kittens and the uncles.

          The reason behavior like getting a police escort for a grocery store visit is even possible – is because photographers can be pointed to by celebrities. We are the ones who consume the photos; and we are the audience that is sold to advertisers who place ads on celebrity sites. So we are a key driver for this behavior.
          Obviously RW controls her own behavior. I have no idea if the police escort was needed or not needed. But If there wasn’t a market for paparazzi photos – then I don’t think little Reese would ask for, or get a police escort. Just acknowledging my place in the cycle.

          Her sweater jacket thing is pretty awesome. And I’m 99% sure those booties are available from Dolce Vita.

          Happy Holidays.

  • Janet B

    She’s probably embarrassed she forgot her bags.

    • sagecreek

      Between you and me? I deliberately get the paper bags in December so I can use for shipping paper πŸ™‚

      • Janet B

        Funny, I got paper bags today to wrap a large gift.

        • sagecreek

          Smart girl!

  • jilly_d

    I want this whole outfit.

  • Sobaika

    The shoes are cute!!

    (Or maybe I am tacky. Whichever.)

    • No, I am totally on board. To me, this outfit is perfect. (In a grocery shopping kind of way.)

    • MilaXX

      6pm has them

      • ccinnc

        Any idea who has the sweater? Love it. Doubt I can afford, but I can dream.

        • MilaXX

          Gosh the sweater might be more of a challenge. I only knew the shoe, because I pinned it in hopes of it getting stocked in my size.

      • decormaven

        Love that you already have it pinned! Hope they show up under your tree.

    • Carleenml

      agreed! I think they work with denim.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Seriously! I will be considered tacky for those boots!

  • Sarah

    She’s looking bitchy because she knows she’s gonna be judged for using paper bags. (Even though she is wearing enough in clothing to feed an underprivileged family for a year, probably) I kid, though. She looks good.

  • SuzyQuzey

    Love the sweater. Do you guys have any info on it?

  • marlie

    Everything (except the shoes) is adorable – and regular-person appropriate. I’m kind of in love with her sweater.

  • Kara Keenan

    The poor thing is obviously a victim of RBF (Resting Bitchface). It’s an epidemic, I tell you.

    • Fannie Wolston

      or brf, bitchy rest face

  • sagecreek

    Doesn’t she have minions? If I had her money, I would not be schlepping to Whole Foods, I can tell you that.

    • annabelle archer

      I’ve traded sexual favors (with the hubs, of course) just to get out of having to go the grocery store. I sort of feel like if they want to the “normal life” thing that going to market in Brentwood is not the way.

      • sagecreek

        Going to WF in December? I’d rather open a vein πŸ™‚

    • sweetestsith

      Maybe she enjoys it? I would hate shopping as a famous person, but as a normal soul, grocery shopping is one of my favorite things. I love the me-time, the mostly guilt-free aspect, and I enjoy seeing what’s in/looks good/new/interesting/horrifying/etc.

      • sagecreek

        I hear you, it is fun sometimes. But at least in Austin, Whole Foods in December is not fun, it’s a madhouse πŸ™‚

    • formerlyAnon

      I might. I’ve liked grocery shopping since college. Excepting the years I’ve had to do it with toddlers in tow. I like to eat, I sometimes like to cook, and I like the challenge of meeting a budget and bringing home something I can get enthused about. (And having her money would definitely make WF more fun.)

      But I damn sure wouldn’t enjoy it if it came with cameras in my face and autograph requests.

  • Carolyne

    I’d love it if she re-used canvas grocery bags….

    • annabelle archer

      I feel like I need a t-shirt to wear that says “I reuse plastic bags in my small trash cans and for kitty litter scoopings, please don’t judge me!” because of the looks I get when I checkout. : )

      • filmcricket

        My grocery store charges 5 cents a bag and I’m totally fine to pay it when I need them for lining my trashcan. Fair trade-off, IMO.

      • Carleenml

        save the t-shirt and just slap anybody who judges. we go off to the grocery store with our reusable bags and grab the plastic bags at the entrance to bring home for the dog poop. if they outlaw them we’re all doomed. doomed, I tell ya!

      • Sarah

        Come to the south. No one gives a shit. And, for the record, if you buy a lot of deuces in a can at the 7-11, they’re gonna give you the plastic baggie, whether you want it or not. You only get the paper one with a 40, or bottles. I, however, have plastic always. Because, cats crap a lot. And I like to line my bathroom trashcan with something.

        • kimmeister

          How are the 4 of them doing with one litter box?

          • Sarah

            Okay so far…but we’ve had to change it twice already! (not scoop, but whole re-do!)

      • venusvelvet

        I think it might’ve been Ireland where I read they banned plastic grocery bags, and sales of plastic bags went up because everyone used them as bin liners.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        I would also like that shirt. Or a variation that says “I have 4 cats. Leave me alone.”

    • Qitkat

      I use the paper bags to store newspapers/junk mail for paper recycling day, plastic won’t work well for those. Our grocery has a bin for recycling plastic, so I don’t feel too bad if I forget my reusables. And those occasional icky messes need plastic bags, even if you don’t have a doggie/kitty. And I have to buy plastic bags to fit in my kitchen trash can anyway. I’d buy compostable ones if I could find the size. Anyhow, I’ve read that those fake and real canvas bags get all germy, and ought to be thrown away occasionally too. They either don’t wash well, or shrink.

  • PastryGoddess

    Apparently the press didn’t get the message that her “Parking Lot and Shopping Tour 13/14” is taking a holiday break.

  • elemspbee

    cute outfit. love the sweater, the boots, paired with them jeans and gray t-shirt. very hep.

  • I have my Whole Foods torn jeans/stretched out t-shirt look, but it never occurred to me to pair it with multiple necklaces and shiny, high heeled boots.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      And that’s why you’ll never be a *star*. πŸ™‚

  • decormaven

    I love the boots paired with the slouchy top. Sort of “Hey, I’m going casual and comfy, but I’ll flash these blingy boots at the paps.” She is the Patron Saint of the Parking Lot – no one does that stroll better.

  • Shawn EH

    That smile is totally: “yep, thought so, hi guyz!”

  • Evan

    Back to American parking lots I see. I guess she got bored with the French ones. Love her street style though.

  • traceyishere

    Her bag is a summer accessory….

  • traceyishere

    She does not bring her own bags?!?!?

  • Qitkat

    Wouldn’t it get boring for a pap to stake out the Whole Foods parking lot?

  • kimmeister

    Aha! I spot a European hem on those jeans. I only learned how to do those a couple of months ago and they’re easy to spot if they haven’t been pressed.

    • Qitkat

      Details please. I am short but have to buy regular length or the crotch gets all crotchety. I think you know what I mean πŸ™‚ So I have to turn up my jeans and then they wear at the fold.

      • kimmeister

        They only work if the width of the hem is equal to the width of where you’d like your pants to stop. What happens is, you leave the original hem, but you fold the extra material on the inside, sew it, and then cut it off. (I learned the hard way not to cut too close to your new seam, as things will fray in the wash and you’ll end up having to redo them.) The result is that the original hem is now attached to where you wanted your to end. When ironed, the new seam is right next to the original hem so you can’t even tell they were hemmed. Hers aren’t pressed, so you can see the fabric pooch out ever so slightly above the hem.

        I know what you mean about having to buy regular length and then hem/cuff. Such a challenge to have a long torso attached to short legs!

        • Qitkat

          Thanks doll!

        • Tracy_Flick

          Ooh, useful! I just learned french seams this year too, and it’s a whole new woooooooorrrrrld.

  • She is a PRO, baby

  • Violentcello

    It’s usually hard to muster any kind of sympathy for the rich and famous when it comes to paparazzi, but that last photo made me feel pretty exhausted on her behalf. There are at least three photographers in what looks like pretty close proximity. My natural bitchface would be epically bitchier if I were in her debatably tacky shoes.

    • Pennymac

      Those paps in pic #3 are practically vulture-ous. If that’s not a word, it should be.

  • demidaemon

    Now that I have heard here called Reese Witherfork (courtesy of Chelsea Handler), I can’t get that moniker out of my head. That said, cute look, seasonally and temperature appropriate, with a timeless accessory: bitchface. Perfection!

  • Diego!

    She looks very pretty! Shoes are on the edge of tackiness as you said, but she looks great!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Like the sweater and those booties-nice going, Ms. Witherspoon

  • Miss wks

    Miss Reese needs to get her some cloth bags. She looks absolutely stupid carrying around paper bags. Tree killer.

    • Fannie Wolston

      i dunno, save it for the fur wearers?

  • Last weekend we were planning to go out for lunch, but after trying 4 different pubs which were all heaving, we ended up going to the supermarket for supplies, and I didn’t have my usual reusable bags with me because I had my going-out-for-lunch handbag with me. So I am willing to cut her some slack on that. And I like the boots. I wonder if they come in blue?

  • MoHub

    Why is she not carrying reusable bags?

    • Fannie Wolston

      is it recycled paper bags being from WF? better than plastic

      • MoHub

        My reusable bags are cotton. They get tossed in the washer every so often and last forever.

        • Fannie Wolston

          no argument there, i use them too, but sometimes forget.

  • Patrick Cleary

    That photo with the paparazzi in the background shows just how damned annoying it must be to have people essentially stalking your every move. I’d have hit them all with organic rotten tomatoes if I were her.

  • lifeisastory

    God, how annoying to be photographed running errands. I’m glad they didn’t follow her into the store.

    • LambeeBaby

      Yes, that would totally piss me off especially when I’m juggling 4 bags of groceries without any help.

  • Judy_J

    Give me that sweater and no one gets hurt…….

  • jjjoy

    you guys sure do enjoy posting her streetstyle photos. yawn. gurl hasn’t done interesting work in ages and her style is indistinguishable from other wealthy LA moms.

  • Ten Ten

    She is one smart celeb. Effortless without screaming “my stylist did this”.

  • Mia Moreno

    She looks Fab!!!