Rashida Jones at the Tory Burch Rodeo Drive Flagship Opening

Posted on January 16, 2014

We were about to make a crack about turning ourselves into a Tory Burch look book for the day, but to be fair, these have all been outfits worth discussing, on a range of women. That says a lot.




Rashida Jones attends the Tory Burch Rodeo Drive Flagship Opening in Beverly Hills, California in Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2014 Collection


The really great thing about Rashida’s sense of style is that she doesn’t have one. No, wait. We’ll start again.

The really great thing about Rashida’s style is her refreshing take on what items go with what other items. We good? Does that work? Okay.

Are we wrong here or do none of these items, down to the bag and shoes, go together to make an outfit? We guess we can kind of see the shoes with the skirt and the bag with the top, but there’s a line cutting her exactly in half, with one half of 2 different outfits above and below it. It’s like someone was fucking around with their Fashion Plates while high on a sugar-laced fruit juice.

And don’t front; you used to do exactly that with your Fashion Plates, didn’t you?



[Photo Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images, style.com]

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  • jtabz

    This would be really cute with a black shoe to tie it together.

    • SugarSnap108

      Exactly. Going with the white skirt instead of the matchy one on the model was a smart move. But the random (and fug) shoes make the whole look seem jumbled.

    • Charles

      totally agree, otherwise it looks like a separate top half and a bottom half.

  • charlotte

    Her freckles are adorable! Yeah, none of these pieces go together.

  • miscorrections

    Ms. Jones, please give me those shoes so I can light them on fire.

    • d4divine

      Lol…that’s funny!

    • barbarienne

      Yugh, the stench of burning plastic!

      (I know they’re probably not plastic. But do they not look exactly like plastic pool shoes?)

  • @Biting Panda

    I don’t mind the shirt/skirt combo, but those shoes are a crime against humanity.

    • demidaemon

      I had to scroll back up and look at them again, because I somehow missed them on the first pass.

      I regret doing that now.

      • @Biting Panda

        See? Trust momma.

    • decormaven

      Those shoes have earned a place in the Tragic Hall of Shame.

  • MilaXX

    yeah, separate looks. I could almost see the shirt/skirt working together, but those shoes are what really ruin this look.

    • mlle

      I think I had shoes like that for one of my Barbies at some point in the mid-90s.

  • H2olovngrl

    isn’t her style quirky, hipster, school girl? Or did I just make that up?

  • I don’t mind this. I could do without the shoes, but everything else is okay with me. Rashida has a kind of quirky, “off” manner of dressing that is strange but usually works for her.

    Then again, I adore her with all my heart so maybe I’m just making excuses for her in hopes that she’ll see this and want to be my BFF in real life.

    • Trent

      I like her too and actually think this looks cute on her. (Grading on a curve, of course, because Rashida.)

      However, that model is giving me “The Shining” levels of creepiness. [Runs to see if “REDRUM” is on my bathroom door]

  • lexilexi

    Tory Burch is my new Stella McCartney.

    • mlle

      I could sling invective against Tory Burch all day. It’s aspirational fashion for people who don’t have the taste to aspire to anything that’s more about craftsmanship and less like looking like an ambulatory, gaudily logo-ed advertisement for the brand.

      • d4divine

        Read!! So true.

    • filmcricket

      I like her sunglasses a lot. Everything else always kind of said “expensive Talbots” to me, but I haven’t investigated her stuff much.

      • mlle

        I had to look at a lot of it last year. It was profoundly underwhelming. The brand aesthetic is basically “this is what’s in my closet.”

    • leahpapa

      Indeed. I have the distinct feeling I’m being punk’d.

    • demidaemon

      I really don’t think they are comparable. None of what Tory makes is awful. It varies from OK to enh, but not quite the hideousness of Stella.

    • Aurumgirl

      I’ve always thought Tory Burch is like the geriatric version of Stella McCartney.

      • sojourneryouth

        Good burn! 🙂

  • Kathy

    Yup, none of this really goes together. Why are her legs so much darker than her hands and face? Same with Hannah Simone.

  • This is very *her*. Which is unfortunate really. Such a pretty girl.

  • I miss fashion plates! They were the most fun “creative” toy!

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      The Christmas that I received my fashion plates was the best one ever. The. Best.

  • Lori

    I like the skirt, but not the top. However, it’s the shoes that really kill this. Those things are why-do-they-even-exist bad.

    • Sofia

      That top is the ugliest top ever. Boo!

      • Imasewsure

        I’m not saying it isn’t a little bit ugly but I love that top. Go figure…

  • mlle

    I know bracelet length sleeves are a thing, but on this sweatshirt/abomination unto the lord, they look silly. The skirt is cute, though.

  • Sarah

    My fashion plates were so worn from rubbing that I had to make up stuff. I never EVER would have made up a shoe that hiddy, though. (Her face is pretty!)

  • nannypoo

    How is this possible?

    I like each individual piece except for the shoes which are just dumb looking, and her face and hair look great, but how can she put this on, look in the mirror, and walk out the door? Unbelievable.

  • Couldn’t afford Fashion Plates – had to use the ones at day care, where half of the plates were missing…I think I’m going to go to eBay now…

  • leahpapa


    • filmcricket

      It’s true, pretty much the only thing on the model I want is the shoes.

      • demidaemon

        Yeah, it’s pretty much all bad on the model. Rashida made a smart choice there, not going with the full outfit. After that, well…your mileage may vary.

  • Wendi126

    Is that what used to be called ‘dotted Swiss’…? Those shoes could be holders for room deodorizer.

    • Sarah

      Dotted Swiss was a sheer cotton gauze with dots on. Very light and fluffy. But those shoes do look like Renuzit dispensers – spot on!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I dont get Tori Burch’s clothes…they always look so awkward and haphazard…that get up on the model is laughably bad..

  • CPK1

    ugh. Those shoes. My eyes.

  • Kent Roby

    This would be completely adorable with an awesome long coat completely covering it up.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Bahahahah agreed!

  • ailujailuj

    her face and legs look great.

    • mlle

      That’s HER lipstick colour.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I’ll take 3 prints that shouldn’t go together for 500, Mr. Trebek.

  • Introspective

    this outfit is subtly fighting itself.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I could live with the skirt if she swapped out the shoes but think a pair of waxed cotton or leather pants would be much better

  • d4divine

    She is so cute…that’s all I got.

  • MzzPants

    Sure, a variety of women showed up wearing Tory Burch. That doesn’t mean any of it worked out well.

  • I think the shoes are adorable and need to be in my closet right now.

  • Danielle

    Those shoes offend me on the deepest level.

  • hughman

    Our new shoe line : Jelly Choos.

  • GeoDiva

    What a mess…. a total Fashion Plates disaster. The worst is the shoes and that skirt.

  • jen_vasm

    She and Paula Patton seem to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum of bad fashion.

  • innaboxx

    srsly? This is the cutest she’s ever looked.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s adorable. The outfit is a tad scattered, but kinda sweet in a geeky sorta way. I’m not sure what those shoes are, but they look like they’d be right at home in a Downton Abbey episode.

  • Imasewsure

    Soirry but I like this outfit. The shoes don’t really go but they are not awful. Well they are kind of awful with this but not dull. She looks great. Hell has frozen over today

    • Adriana_Paula

      I like it too; it’s not PhD fashion, but I think she looks perfectly nice.

      • Shawn EH

        Those gams! At least she’s finally working her sex appeal; too many of her outfits cover up her legs and de-emphasize her figure, which is too bad.

  • mickiemonkey

    TAKE THE SHOULDER STRAPS OFF THAT BEAUTIFUL BAG!!! Yes, I am yelling at the computer screen, right here in my office. Hate the dangling strap thing. I know that bag. The hooks hide in the side pockets.

  • mickiemonkey

    And those shoes make me need to self medicate.

  • mechanical_orange

    omg thank you for making me remember fashion plates! I wonder what happened to mine…

  • Diego!

    This is a clear example of “What not to wear”. Honey, dear, don’t you have a mirror? WTF were you thinking of when you saw yourself in it? Even your hair do’ sucks. I only like your bag I must say.

  • Neck up, total winner. Her hair and makeup often looks a little… lackluster but she’s gorgeous here. And when you have to pick solely from the (limited, IMHO) Tory Burch playbook, why not just pick randomly. She’s working it as far as I’m concerned.

  • 3boysful

    I really like the –rather basic–skirt. And she does look cute. But the rest-ugh. The shoes are embarrassing.

  • TigerLaverada

    Okay, I got this! See, there’s white in the top’s pattern, so that goes with the white skirt. And note how the dots on top run diagonally? So does the skirt pattern! Plus there a flower design in the top and a flower design on the shoes,.The bag is blue, duh, and everyone knows shoes and bag need to be radically different — and they are!. Fashion logic! You’re welcome.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Bet you sprained something writing that though, didn’t ya?

  • Nothing goes. But I love her. Girl crush over here.

  • DeniseSchipani

    Right after I read this, I went to Facebook and someone has a photo posted of her original set of Fashion Plates, kid you not. But this? The shoes are a baffle.

  • DominoEstella

    I actually like this hot mess.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Those shoes. They hurt my feelings.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She is always such a quiet little fashion tragedy.

  • marlie

    The top suits her quirky personality, but then the skirt looks too summery with the sweatshirt on top. And I hate her shoes.

    • conniemd

      I like the idea of the top with white, but the fabric pattern on the skirt clashes and proportionally the skirt is way too short for the length of the top. White pants would have rocked or a knee length skirt, possibly even a pleated one.

  • Celeste

    The lipstick. I must have the lipstick!

  • quiltrx

    Fashion Plates! How funny, was talking with friends back home about them just last night. We all LOVED those things! And yes, this is a sugar-high FP outfit if ever there was one.

  • demidaemon

    To be fair, I still think she looks better than the model.

  • kerryev

    I used my Fashion Plates to make paper dolls, and all the villainous characters had mismatched outfits.

  • pookiesmom

    I actually prefer the top with that white skirt. The outfit on the model looks like something an English schoolgirl would wear.

  • bellafigura1

    My 23 year old daughter would call this mish-mash “power clashing” — which I think is something she picked up from Girls, and is definitely a Thing.

  • carnush

    Keep the adorable top and bag, switch out the skirt with jeans and add a sharp pump in blue, maybe. Done.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Yes. Yes, I do…no did. I don’t still play with my fashion plates!

    They don’t match. This looks like something my 9 year old would put together and then get pouty about when I make her change.

  • Anna

    I have the Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style book, Rashida was selected as a representative of “West Coast Style.” I love her as an actress and as a personality but after observing her red carpet appearances, I’m not quite sure why the Lucky editors chose her over whoever their other candidates were who didn’t make the book.

    Holy Hades those shoes.

  • rage_on_the_page

    FASHION PLATES!! -goes to Ebay to search frantically for them-

  • crash1212

    I hate all of these pieces, including the ones on the model, with a passion. Only good thing about this is her head – which is beautiful – and the shoes – which are fierce.

    • Shawn EH

      And her legs, which are hot! I think she looks super-sexy!

  • KinoEye

    I think I like this from the waist up. The blouse really suits her. But the bottom is a big ol’ record scratch.

  • marcia miller

    It had to have been random grabs from the closet during a blackout. It just doesn’t work together.

  • Sunshine16

    I loved my fashion plates as an 80s girl, sadly, all of my outfits were likely too matchy for your tastes.

  • Malibufire

    Tory’s designs are way too precious. But Rashida is adorable, so somehow I’m not annoyed.

  • trisker

    Never heard of Fashion Plates — too old, I guess. I love her but this is NOT an “outfit”.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I just found my Fashion Plates! Two boys and a vasectomy later, my mom finally gave up all the dolls etc. she was hoarding so as to properly gender-norm my kids. Ah memories.

  • greyhoundgirl

    I thought the shoes were plastic jellies at first–that’s how cheap they look. Other than that it’s Rashida quirky, which I appreciate.

  • I miss my Fashion Plates.

  • allcapsERINN

    You’re FABULOUS for that Fashion Plates reference! Haha — I loved those when I was a kid!

    I’m all alone in this one, but I think the shoes are cool. I wish I could see them from the side. Are they jellies? 😀