Reese Witherspoon in Los Angeles

Posted on April 17, 2014

For today’s performance, Miss Witherspoon has decided to adopt a pursed-lip look of disdain. True sidewalk-actresses of any value know to change things up a bit and not smile at the photographers if they want to stay on top of their game.


Reese-Witherspoon-NYC-BBDJHBN-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Reese Witherspoon does some shopping on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, California.

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And, proving just what a world class sidewalk-actress she is, she unleashes the “LALALALA WHAT’S THAT OVER THERE I DON’T SEE ANY PHOTOGRAPHER I’M JUST WALKING HERE” faux-vague expression. Brava, Miss Witherspoon.

But let’s talk about the matchy necklace, purse and shoes next time, mkay? Two words, doll. Not working. Also, we simply must insist you stop wearing hats. You have terrible taste in them.





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  • kimmeister

    I can’t see them perfectly, but from I can tell, I love those shoes. She can keep the matchy necklace and bag.

    • j_am

      Yes! Those shoes are gorgeous.

    • Darcy H

      There is some very real coveting going on over those shoes right now. I want them, I need them.

    • Beardslee

      But aren’t the shoes a wee bit big, the way borrowed shoes so often are? Therefore confirming how planned out this whole thing is.

      • kimmeister

        One looks big, the other looks ok, so it’s probably just because one foot is bigger. I have that problem with all of my shoes.

  • uprightcitizen

    While at first glance, this hat fits way better than the previous ones (it’s able to be worn correctly, instead of perched precariously on the back of her head), you’re right … it’s actually a bit TOO big, and it kind of looks like she’s wearing her dad’s hat. She needs a personal HAT shopper. Don’t quite mind the Barbie-like matching accessories, only because the rest of the outfit is all neutrals. The most surprising thing in the shot is that Oscar winners still have to feed parking meters in L.A. Who knew? I would have figured they got some kind of placard for their vehicles.

  • Dany

    That hat is kind of douchey.

    However, that facial expression is so fabulous in that bitchy-rich-PTA-socialite way that I have to give this a WERQ.

  • gayle

    like the shoes, no to the hat and necklace.

  • Pennymac

    Those look like kickass shoes. Everything else, not so much. And that necklace is giving off all kinds of Nana’s craft fair realness.

    • kimmeister

      The necklace looks like a Sporran for a very sparkly Scotsman.

      • cocohall

        Bless you. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was happening with that necklace, but you have aced it! Still laughing . . . .

      • a scotsman with a very small package…

  • I love the bag

  • Danielle

    Don’t mind me, just casually taking a stroll on concrete in these shoes that will probably kill a mere mortal! Whoops, need to put a quarter in the meter! Celebrities, they’re just like us.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I just love the shoes-so right for a casual stroll and feeding the parking meter!
      This also is the place where I can insert an otherwise gratuitous comment about stumbling across Reese in the 2002 film version of “The Importance of Being Earnest” and being sad at what a weighty, joyless version of that witty confection the movie proved to be-for this viewer, at least, despite the presence of Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Dame Judi Dench.

      • demidaemon

        Thank you for basically telling me to never watch this.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We BK’s have to watch out for each other.

      • joything

        Weird, wasn’t it? But then, the director was Oliver Parker, not known for a light hand at anything.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The fact that I saw an absolutely delightful and pitch-perfect stage production of “Earnest” two months ago made seeing this version sadder. It simply doesn’t work;there is a leaden quality to it that is antithethical to the spirit of the play. Plus, having Colin sing over the closing credits made me sad. Colin, I love you, but don’t give up the day job-singing is not your strength.

  • marlie

    I kind of love the whole outfit, including the hat. I don’t mind the matchiness, though it wold have been better with perhaps gold jewelry. Still looking good on the Sidewalk Tour, though.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Good lord, she’s the Cher Farewell Tour of Parking Lot Tours – just never ends!!

  • JP

    Yes, I always go shopping in mile-high heels…

    • GeoDiva

      My thought exactly….. Who can shop in those things?

      • joything

        Ditto — although I added a callout to our Lord and Savior in his Sweet Melting Chocolate form, in my exclamation.

      • Alloy Jane

        Sister #2 can walk just as fast in 4-inch heels as I can in flats. It’s bonkers. Oh! and if you go to Central America, you will see ladies walking ON FREAKING HILLS in full make-up and heels. How they keep their faces from melting off in that humidity, I will never understand…

  • Qitkat

    I actually love all the pieces, but will go on record that she is starting to wear a bit at this point. She is just as staged as Taylor Swift if not more so.

  • cocohall

    What is the POINT of this? Has her team done some polling and found out that she is still major points down for her drunken rant? And THIS is supposed to help? She is Trying Too Hard to the point of spraining something. Girl, if you are still trying to pole dance your way back into our hearts, take a page out of Miss Kathy Cambridge’s notebook and parade your adorable baby on your hip instead of this “PR Accessories Wall – Use it Wisely” collection of hats, bags, shoes, and shades. Cynical yes, but you are fooling no one with your pursed lips. You would only really be this pissed if you went to all this obvious effort and not one pap was there to document it.

    • Sarah

      She has not used the Accessories Wall wisely, more’s the pity.

      • Glam Dixie

        Or thoughtfully.

        • Imasewsure

          Or judiciously

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Reese must be protecting her little one from the prying eyes of the paps, hence no adorable baby on hip to melt the hearts of all.

      • demidaemon

        She doesn’t want to melt our hearts. She wants to INVADE them. Coming soon to a parking lot near you: Reese Witherspoon and her multitude of expressions.

        • alyce1213

          Multitude is funny: 1) bitchface, and 2) tight fake smile (which is also bitchface)

          • demidaemon

            But she also occasionally graces us with a smile, or looking off into the ether, or a smirk.

      • cocohall

        You only really tend to see her kids when they go to church, and even cold-hearted me can’t see that with a cynical eye. I guess I should applaud her integrity in not selling out the kiddies, but this Parking Lot/Meter Parade has to stop.

        • demidaemon

          I don’t know. I kind of enjoy it, in a random way. It’s so strange and uncalled for that I just kind of love it.

          • Imasewsure

            Yes this is her place in Bitter Kitten land… we might not recognize her anywhere else

          • cocohall

            Yes I see your point! I’m course correcting my attitude! it is a bit like Reese has carved out her own little corner of crazy, akin to the Miss Universe National Costume Pageant or ANY award show that involves country music. I am going to stop pondering the why of it and just enjoy. You have performed a mitzvah!

          • demidaemon

            YAY!!! *pats self on back*

          • formerlyAnon

            Didn’t know you’d be such a Force For Good in a way that did not involve sentence structure today, did you?

          • demidaemon

            It’s nice. I don’t want to be the Grammar Nazi ALL the time.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I don’t blame her and her husband for sheltering the children, either. Being a child in celeb circles is out of the kiddies’ control, after all.

          • cocohall

            I agree. I actually wish there were some sort of law protecting the kiddos from the paps, because it has to be frightening to have a bunch of people shouting at you and your kids whenever you take them out in public. I think most celebrities understand the trade-offs and some obviously seek out the attention, but it is is a nightmare for the kiddies. I really don’t understand the celebrities that actively “promote” their kids by sending out tweets, instagrams, posing for US, etc. I was being sarcastic when I suggested earlier that Reese take her baby with her to improve her public image. (Although I will admit to loving every last frame of little George. His situation is slightly different in that he is basically already in training for being a royal and I assume these public appearances are very well planned to minimize the disruption to the little prince. Those cheeks!!!!!)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I figured you were being sarcastic. And I too enjoy every single photo of Baby George, who is in a slightly different category as a member of the royal family. Kate and Will produced a totally adorable baby-and I for one can’t get enough of the little prince.

    • littlestars

      I think she is about to launch a lifestyle blog or company or something of that sort…It would explain all of these really polished but “accessible” (and over-accessorized) ensembles she’s been randomly photographed in lately.

      • cocohall

        That would explain a lot of what otherwise seems a bit of a random walk through the parking lots of SoCal dressed to the nines.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I did see something about Reese doing the lifestyle thing recently.

  • OldPandaDayz

    Wait; is she feeding a meter??? Do stars have to do that kind of thing? As a qualified norm, urbanite I find this amazing. That aside I like the shoes but could definitely do without the hat.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Need those shoes, STAT

  • Noah

    We talked about the hat, Reese.

    • Daisy Walker

      Hatehatehatehate the hat. ALL of her hats, actually.

  • I love those sunglasses.


  • sagecreek

    So, is she working? Does she have something coming out soon? Or will we just be watching the Parking Lot Tour for the Rest Of Time?

    Also, Reese honey, not your best look.

    • I think one of the kittens said she’s starting a business, a sort of lesser GOOP consultancy, it sounded like. So next time we see her she might be wearing a sandwich board advertising it.

      • formerlyAnon

        “lesser GOOP consultancy”

        GOLDEN in its descriptiveness.

    • tired_mommy

      I wonder if she has a deal with Range Rover–I feel like there is often one in the background with her.

      • sagecreek

        You know, you’re right!

        I can see it now: Range Rover. For when we’re not driving drunk.

  • Sarah

    If the bag was a different color, I could forgive the correspondence between the shoes and necklace. She sure is a fan of taking a casual ensemble and putting some seriously hard core shoes with it. And also a boating-on-the-Thames hat, but we’ll just pretend we don’t see that. Or her very horselike ponytail, for that matter.

    • formerlyAnon

      Casual ensemble + seriously hard core shoes (or any accessories, really) is one of the ways the Rich and Entitled, highly driven PTA moms who work Very Very Hard to be friendly and welcoming to all Future Volunteers can be spotted. Then they can have coffee after organizing committee meetings with others of their ilk who won’t be put off when they mention their multitudes of household help and the family vacation home outside of Aspen.

  • Glam Dixie

    Dear Reese, you are not a hat person, also, gimme those shoes.

  • judybrowni

    Every woman who values her skin wears a hat in L.A.

    But you’re right, she doesn’t know how to choose a good one.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    OMG…took the words out of my mouth…. lalalalala….lets pretend we do NOT see the strategically placed photographers over there…and there…and oh, look an expired coupon I can pretend to stare at….all we need is a finger on a think in a ‘faux thinking’ pose…sheesh. and the matchy matchy stuff- go back in, pick the next picked out outfit, try again.

  • LadyVimes

    That hat with that hair? No.

  • Kim

    Every single thing she wears looks like it’s brand new and never-before-worn and also like she will never wear it again. SO contrived to be not-contrived.

  • demidaemon

    I do like both the necklace and the shoes (fricking fierce shoes, BTW). I just don’t think they should be in the same outfit. In other news, The Reese Witherspoon tour has now expanded: SIDEWALKS!

  • Imasewsure

    Thank you for the hat comment. I hate to keep repeating myself about Reese and her hats… also those shoes? With that get up? No Sidewalk Reese no

  • Tanya Wade

    I feel she deserves an Oscar ten thousand times more for these performances than any she’s ever assayed onscreen. And that includes Miss June. And speaking of Miss June, she would never deign to wear that Regretsy tassel necklace. I heard Johnn shot a man in Reno for suggesting such a thing!

    • kittentoes

      Thumbs up for the Regretsy mention.

  • ampg

    Call me a square if you must (also because I just used the word “square”), but I love the matchy accessories, I think they work because both the shoes and the necklace have other colors in them. I agree on the hat (and all of her hat choices), though.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      That’s cool … I’m a square too!!!! Love the matchy accessories.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I agree; they are not bothering me. It’s that dreadful denim jacket that is bothering me. (Well and the hat–but that goes without saying at this point in the post.) The jacket just deflates the “society maven” vibe of the rest and is the cause of it looking fake on her.

      I was in fact, just thinking I wanted a bag that color because it would coordinate well with my plethora of turquoise. (hides in shame, thanks the gods of cheapness that I will not find such a bag in the second hand stores I shop.)

  • KateMaryC

    I’ve done that look to avoid acknowledging my ex husband.

  • Sunraya

    Haha! My lab used to do that when I called her! She would look into the distance, like there was something riveting there. The only difference is my dog was nicer.

  • snarkykitten

    She has her “Elle Woods thinking too hard” face on.

  • gloriana232

    No. Love the hat. I need a Panama style hat for the summer.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I believe annoyed Reese much more than I do smiley Reese.

  • FridaStaire

    Now, now – hat wearing is an important aspect of sun protection, as any red head should know (Tom!).
    I have to point out the absurdity of sky high stilettos is a supposedly casual outfit. Always ugly in my book.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    I covet those shoes, though.

  • MilaXX

    Is 2014 the jaunty hat edition of her Parking Lot tour?

    • decormaven

      She should have stuck a turquiose plume in that hat, and we’d be set. There’s something sort of peacock strutting about this particular leg of the Parking Lot Tour. The matchy-matchy is sort of like “Yeah, I know it, but I flat don’t care.”

  • quiltrx

    I bet that necklace and that bag sit together in the closet and talk shit about her.

  • amf0001

    I like the bag. As a plus sized woman, a lot of shoulder bags don’t sit comfortably for me, the handles are too short and make me look fatter. This looks it would hang well. Without the shoes, (which I think are silly for shopping) she looks like a hundred other women in the mall. I’m surprised how mundane she looks – but maybe that’s her shtick.. look, I’m just like you…

  • Anna

    Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but I absolutely hate high heels with prints – there is something visually jarring about shoes with prints. It’s hard to explain, but I think they give me petit mal seizures. Give me the matchy purse and necklace – hell, even the stupid hat – any day before printed heels!

  • d4divine

    I can’t remember the last time I went shopping in 6 inch heels…wait…yes,I do…NEVER

  • nannypoo

    I don’t really hate this outfit except for the hat.

  • Annmarie Kane

    Over accessorized and try hard.

  • alyce1213

    I think the hat’s the only redeeming part of her outfit. I love Panama hats, they’re good sun shade, and this one at least is sitting correctly on her head.
    The rest is just Reese annoying me, especially the fancy stilettos (which I like on their own) worn with a pair of jeans and jean jacket.

  • MissusBee

    I would guess she wears the hats to protect against sun damage. She is very fair-skinned, and there are well-established, if regrettable, reasons for women in the entertainment industry to be careful about that kind of thing.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    She is a master of the casual “oops you just caught me running errands” public appearance.

  • Karen Belgrad

    The BK’s at the Old Orchard book signing have implemented a new phrase… “Parking Lot It The Fuck Up” (PLITFU). Shoes and jeans meet criteria, but this is sadly not one of her better efforts.

  • Nappysue

    LOVE the shoes! HATE the hat! If she took off the hat and swapped the bag for an orange one, I think she would look adorable.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I would not have thought of that, but I am envisioning it and happy. Good idea.

  • Lily

    Can’t these twee startlets ever go shopping in beat-up Levi’s, a simple white t, flip flops and a slouchy hobo like the rest of us pedestrian slobs? And for heaven’s sake, has she ever carried the same bag twice?

  • KinoEye

    No one WERQs the sidewalks and parking lots of SoCal better than Reese. That facial expression is giving me David Spade’s bitchy receptionist on SNL and I am living for it. “And you are…?”

  • formerlyAnon

    I HATE the hat thing. But I’m still looking, so is she wrong? By her calculus, no.

    The necklace is very ugly but it works beautifully here, IMO.

    Oh Reese, your very reliability could make me like you against my will, like a terrible pop song that is on the radio nonstop.

    Nah. “Get used to in a vaguely non-negative way,” yes. Like? Still holding out. Grudging admiration/Hate dynamic still in place.

  • Sophia Finfer

    I am so sick of her stupid hats.

  • Crystal

    Most hats look stupid with ponytails like that. Sorry girl. Also I love those shoes. But that hat is dumb.


  • Ann VerWiebe

    I can see how she ends up matching everything – her outfits always revolve around the featured bag! I like this bag – and the shoes.

  • I would cut someone for those shoes. VERY covetable!

  • sweetlilvoice

    Love the aqua….very springy and cheerful.

  • conniemd

    I love the matchy turquoise in the necklace purse and shoes, simply because it is only in the accessories. I don’t see what’s wrong with that, since it’s only a small part of her otherwise drab outfit.

  • Jeanettesca

    Purse and shoes are cute. But I don’t get the whole jeans with pumps thing. Do not like.

  • My guess is that Reese wear’s hats because it protects her skin on her face from pre-mature aging – she’s pale with light hair in sunny California. It’s protecting her money-maker if nothing else. If you’ve ever had a sunburnt scalp (which I have) you know what I mean!

  • GillianHolroyd

    I think the crown of that hat is out of proportion to the brim but otherwise, this look seems fine. *shrug*

  • tempost

    I can just hear the ANTM panel going over these shots exclaiming, “catalog!!” It’s so JJill right down to the accessories!

  • Alloy Jane

    I love those shoes. She must be living in Donny Hertzfeld’s REJECTED because she belongs in the “Silly Hats” corner. All the hats she pick are silly, but I would love to see her in one of the face visors you see old Asian ladies wearing to fend off the sun. Also, I need to go to Melrose and rob them of their lavender. The west side is horrible to walk and drive in, but it smells so beautiful in the spring.

  • Di

    We’re not going to mention the pants? Really? Ugh. But those shoes are gorgeous.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Tiffany purse?

  • DesertDweller79

    Hey, at least this time she seems to be wearing the brimmed hat for the purpose of keeping the sun out of her face. This is acceptable to me. What was crazy was when she was wearing these hats tipped way back on her head. And the sun was hitting her in her face. That was totally ridiculous.