Taylor Swift in The Reformation in New York City

Posted on July 08, 2014

Seriously? This is straight-up trolling, right?


Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-The-Reformation-Kate-Spade-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Taylor Swift out and about in New York City in a The Reformation ensemble paired with a Kate Spade bag and Pikolinos slingback sandals.

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And also because you drive us a little nuts, girl. Your accessories misfires are starting to become epic in scope.






[Photo Credit: Teach/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, nordstrom.com, katespade.com, thereformation.com]

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  • FuhUgh

    I. Just. Can’t. Enough already!

  • Mothra

    I think she’s f*cking with us.

  • @Biting Panda

    Sweetie. Stop. Seriously. Sit the fuck down.

  • Maybe she thinks she’s trendsetting? “No one else would wear these together!” THERE’S A REASON, TAYLOR! I need to lie down, her tragic color sense and inability to accessorize are starting to cause me physical pain. The base outfit is cute, and that makes it worse.

  • James

    She is working on a new song. “My Empty Bag” that goes something like My empty bag, empty like my….

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Those shoes. They’re hideous. Like, super hideous.

    • They are like something Mrs Doubtfire might choose while shopping. 🙁

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        Nailed it.

    • Wendi126

      Ethel Mertz realness

    • lexilexi

      Call me Ethel, but I think they’re the most comfortable looking walking-in-NYC-shoes she’s worn in a long time.

      • Qitkat

        SNORT! This was my late mother in law’s name, she would have rocked those shoes! And I agree, they look more comfortable than most, and even young ladies may at times feel like us…ahem…women of a certain age when it comes to our feet.

    • kimmeister

      Those are Sophia Petrillo’s shoes.

    • makeityourself

      I don’t care what the cutline says, those are mall shoes sold in one of those stores like Aerosoles, or Walking Comfort, or EasySpirit or something like that. One of those stores you never ever look at when you walk by. Because, matronly.

      Taylor, when you carry a frame bag, the handle of it either goes into your hand at the bottom of an arm fully extended toward the earth. or it goes into the CROOK of your elbow, which means you have bent your arm upwards at slightly more than a 45 degree angle so that the palm of your hand is facing the sky, and your fingers are slightly curled inward.

      I’m starting to think she’s ill.

      • Anna

        I was thinking Naturalizer, but yes in total agreement about the shoes.

        Department store mannequins carry a frame bag better than she does.

      • evave2

        I know, but they look comfortable. I get tired to buying cute shoes that look cute and fit in the store and then my feet swell and all of a sudden I look like a sausage with my little toesies sticking out. And if I buy a size bigger I am falling out of them and then if I….sorry, my feet hurt today.
        The outfit is cute, I thought the skin between her bra-like top and the skirt (both cute) was a belt on first watch but then I saw it was her skin and I thought, STILL cute.
        Her stylist should put a little tiny purse that is really carrying all of her stuff into any of her empty bags and then it will be utilitarian as well as cute but still not right in any way. But at least she will be carrying something.
        Did she hire a new publicist who told her this is how to get into the news or something? Hey, any New Yorkers or T/L, is she getting coverage in NYC press for Out and About Town?

  • hughman

    She looks like she’s walking around dazed after some disaster blew her dress off. Every day she still carries her empty purse around the village as a reminder of the life she once had.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      You ALWAYS make me laugh

  • Meri

    If those shoes were in LITERALLY ANY OTHER COLOR, it wouldn’t be as bad. Black. White. Fuchsia. SOMETHING. I mean, they wouldn’t be GOOD shoes, but at least they’d look better that this. How on earth do you find something that doesn’t go with black and white polka-dots?

    • A question for the ages.

    • kimmeister

      I guess she thought the perforations on the shoes went with polka dots.

      • TigerLaverada

        Yeah, that’s what I figured, too. She was wrong, unfortunately. I’ve always hated shoes with a toe-hole like that. My grandma wore stuff like that.

  • nannypoo

    She looks so crabby. Maybe because she missed her workout at the gym today.

  • TM

    Not going to lie–totes wish I could rock that top and skirt post workout.
    (But then again, she had the most ridic oped in the Wall Street Journal today, so I’m not too too jealous of her.)

    • another_laura

      wait – wha? WSJ op-ed by Taylor Swift? Almost makes me wish I subscribed….

      • It’s a free read on the website.

        • demidaemon

          I refuse to bludgeon my brain cells with that. I much prefer keeping what I have intact.

          • MissusBee


    • KinoEye

      What a load of shit that was. It’s really easy to be optimistic about the future of the “album as an economic entity” when you’re one of the few who’s still selling albums by the millions. Unbelievably stupid and naive to say a musician’s success is “based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work.” If it were that easy, the many musicians I know, and knew — including my late father — would have platinum records. However, their parents weren’t financial advisers for Merrill Lynch, and they sure as shit didn’t get “artist development deals” with RCA records. The whole damn thing reeks of unchecked privilege.

      • marlie

        Word. My cousin is a musician, and he’s been pouring his heart and soul into his career for almost 10 years now, and he’s just barely starting to scratch the surface of “success.” He’s crazy talented, loves what he’s doing, and didn’t have *any* help when he was first starting. So she she needs to STFU.

      • TigerLaverada

        They probably didn’t have a dad wealthy enough to buy enough of the first album to put it on the charts, either, like Tay Tay did. Basically he bought her career. She’s moderately talented, sure, but so are *millions* of others. And there are tons far more talented, but you’ll never hear their music.

  • butterflysunita

    Is she leaving the gym again?

  • Aldona Dye


  • Boulderista

    She has a cute figure and it’s a cute dress but it does absolutely NOTHING for her. She needs to pack it up and send it to Lea Michelle.

    Those shoes physically hurt my eyes they are beyond ugly, are not age-appropriate, don’t go with her outfit and burning would be too good for them.

    As for the limp-wristed purse action? Words fail me…

  • SugarSnap108

    The shoes are mind-boggling, with anything. But especially with a polka-dot bra. I do like the skirt, though.

  • Alexis Boucher

    Stop carrying your purse like that. STOP IT! STOP IT!

    • Vegas Girl

      I am so glad I am not the only one screaming that in my head!

  • StellaZafella

    Ditch the purse, put her in some wedgies, giver her a pompadour with a snood and…..oh, fuckit, jus’ fugeddaboutit.

    • MilaXX

      better yet just send the whole outfit to Gwen Stefani. She knows how to wear this.

      • decormaven

        Yes, and I wouldn’t feel so stabby about the accessories debacle as shown here.

      • Kent Roby

        No doubt.

    • marlie

      It cracks me up every time someone says “wedgies” to describe the shoes instead of “wedges” because all I can think of is… you know… wedgies.

      • StellaZafella

        We drag queens always called them wedgies, ’cause that’s what you get if you slip sideways while walking in them…and tucked wedgies HURT.

  • I super hate the outfit, purse, shoes, and all of it together to boot.

  • GeoDiva

    I think she stole my granny’s shoes.

  • MaggieSays

    You ruin EVERYTHING, Taylor. Ugh!

  • Michelle

    She should fire her stylist. Oh, wait, she can’t. But, seriously, she must have put this outfit together, right? No stylist would send her into the streets of NY like that.

  • bessann28

    Am I the only one who thought she was wearing a tan belt? What a weird outfit.

  • TinyDynamo

    It’s intervention time, Taylor. It’s for the best. Come sit on this couch while we read you our letters about how we cannot deal with this bag carrying insanity.

    • demidaemon

      That is going to be one long intervention.

  • StrandedFashionista

    A pair of strappy sandals and a raffia clutch or something in red would look adorable… those, not so much.

  • bessann28

    She carries the bag like that so the paps can get a good shot of the label. It’s KATE SPADE bitches.

    • MilaXX

      Thanks for the new flash. We had no idea.

      • bessann28

        Well bless your heart.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    Where’s the dude whose job it is to carry her REAL purse? He must have hidden cleverly just out of the shot this time…

    • misstressofsylar

      You know he got a written note from Tay-Tay here after he got caught carrying her real bag.

  • Janet B

    How does she keep a straight face?

  • another_laura

    So much tanner. And I just want to slap her for holding her bag arm that way. SLAP!!!!

  • Kimbolina

    She doesn’t have nearly enough attitude to carry off that outfit.

    And the bag hold is hilarious.

  • Man Dala


  • Cute crop set. Beyond ugly heels. Limp hairdo. Wrong bag (again).

    Clearly, Ms. Swift is dressing herself. Bless her heart. She needs to take a remedial course in Accesories Styling.

  • HobbitGirl

    Taylor Swift has managed to find a Kate Spade bag I can’t stand. It’s like magic, what she does to things. The WORST MAGIC.

  • OffToSeeHim

    She’s wearing that skirt sideways, right? Shouldn’t the slit go on the side? Why is it straight up the front like that?

    • MilaXX

      It’s like that on the model too.

  • Anglow

    Is she okay?

  • MilaXX

    I don’t care what the press release says. Those are the same Naturalizer shoes my granny used to wear! At least she bust out a new granny purse today.

  • your face

    Can we all agree to ignore her? I’m going to stop clicking on the TLO Taylor posts so they’ll consider not featuring her anymore.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Okay, the outfit is cute and I’m actually liking the fact that the shoes don’t have a mile high heel, but oh, honey, that bag!!

    We can start with, it looks way too heavy to be carrying around in 90 degree weather. If you’re going to try to act like a New Yorker, you need to learn that holding a bag like that makes pickpockets drool. A teenager flying down the sidewalk on a skateboard would be past your security and selling the bag and it’s contents in a heartbeat. Shoulder bags at the least. Crossbody bags are best. You can use them and still fulfill your contracts while looking fabulous.

  • Pull your damn shoulders back. You don’t have a dowager’s hump, so there’s no excuse for that posture.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Reese has not been seen on TLO in over a month. TLO are Tay’s unsuspecting pawns. She is using TLO to taunt Reese out into the open. Shit’s gon’ go down.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      If that’s the case, Taylor’s bringing a knife to a gun fight.

  • jml27

    What’s in the purse…I say 3 almonds for a snack, smaht phone, one tissue, lipstick.

  • IAmJ

    Whoops, she forgot to fake-work out today.

  • PastryGoddess

    Jesus Christ on Wheels! Stop it and sit the fuck down girl. Do you understand that you are better than this. This is Kardashian and Mocktress level fame-whoring. They want to be you, you don’t want to be them.

    Mark my words, in 5 years she’s going to be Leann Rimes 2.0

  • cocohall

    This girl is a total pro. I’m sure she signed some accessory deal and she is simply fulfilling the contract, trotting out a new purse, belt, shoe, etc every day knowing full well she will be papped. She checks it off her to-do list, and moves on to her next obligation. The New Yorker did a profile of her and how she prepares for her show and meet and greets after. Every detail was managed to perfection. She is not my cup of tea, but you cannot fault her work ethic and stewardship of her brand.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I think everyone here at least is clear on how the paps find her so frequently. They don’t just hang out on the Bowery in front of the kitchen supply and electrical supply stores, waiting for celebrities to walk by.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I’m convinced Taylor is living out her childhood dreams of being a New Yorker, which apparently consist of cobbling together an outfit and strolling around to be photographed. Her pap photos are like a less well dressed/styled version of the opening montage of the Mary Tyler Moore show.

    Taylor honey, Mary had a costumer helping her out. Look into it.

    • MarieLD

      Poor thing. She’s writing op eds for the Wall Street Journal now too. But do New Yorkers really read the WSJ?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I guess the New York Times wasn’t interested.

        • MarieLD

          Definitely not. I read just a bit of it, but it’s not … how can I say it … well-written?

    • TwiddlyStun

      OK, if we catch her throwing a beret in the air we will be able to confirm. That was Minneapolis, though. Maybe she’s dreaming of being a Midwesterner and just doing it wrong.

  • Qitkat

    I’m beginning to think Taylor is doomed to walk the streets of NYC like poor Charlie riding forever on the MTA.

    • tallgirl1204

      This is my favorite comment ever. Thank you for reminding me of a happy time singing with my dad.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I second that!

      • Qitkat

        Aww, shucks…there’s nothing like music to evoke wonderful memories. I’m glad to have unexpectedly reminded you of one 🙂

  • nicky

    She certainly doesn’t worry about being recognized.

  • tallgirl1204

    I think she made a bet with someone (ed Sheeran? Kelly Osbourne?) about how many times she can get photographed this summer. AND I think she is setting up a career twist on us. I suspect acting, but maybe she took that Victoria’s Secret rivalry thing seriously. There is some deep mischief at work here. The empty purses are only a ruse.

  • stubbornthoughts

    HAHAHAHAHAHA omg….OMG. This is getting ridiculous. Is she bored? She must be bored. She’s either single and bored, or in a healthy relationship for once and not making music.

    Regardless, thigh tanner.

  • Paula Pertile

    and Grandma shoes.

  • SuziQue

    The weirdest thing about her is her shoes always look like they are something your grand mom would wear…

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Daffy broad; how hard is it to wear red shoes, an actual shirt, and carry your purse like a human being? God, she’s exasperating.

  • Diane Iafrate

    Oh please… Make it stop!!!!
    But I do like the shoes. Not with anything she’s wearing, I just like them.

  • Columbinia

    (a) Doesn’t Taylor Swift make enough money from recordings, videos and live performances that she doesn’t have to shill for the paparazzi? And (2) Whoever is putting these ensembles together for her should stop and find something else to do.

  • colorjunky

    Those shoes look like something my Aunt Tillie would’ve worn!

    • Gatto Nero

      My grandmother had a pair. She cut holes in them to acccommodate her bunions.

      • kittentoes

        Ohhhh dear.

  • Lily

    Because… toe creep.

  • I am bouncing in my office chair at the sight of the black platforms on the model with the outfit. Come to me, comfortable 90’s tall girl dreams, come to me…

  • Pennymac

    Is that Queen Bettys hand me down purse? The one with the compact, tissue,and weirdly shaped smidge of lipstick in the tube?

  • queeniethebold

    Please don’t shun me. But those shoes are Pikolinos, and Pikolinos makes some really beautiful shoes. They are worth every penny, and they are crazy comfortable and yes, beautiful. Maybe not these, so much, but Pikolinos makes seriously great shoes.

    And even though i’m An Old, i have a lot of style and don’t look anything like anyone’s Aunt Tillie or anyone’s grandma.

    • Qitkat

      This is what I love about fellow BKs. Y’all are so dang knowledgeable, and share info I never knew. I have found some of my people! You have no idea what a struggle it is for me to find cute, comfortable shoes. Host of boring foot issues. So I will pay those prices (compared to most, I have a minuscule shoe collection). Thank you so much! Their current crop of wedgies are adorable. Off to shop…

      • queeniethebold

        Oh, good! i’m glad! i just know you’ll love them. i have four or five pairs of Pikolinos and get compliments every time i wear them. That they happen to be comfy as well is just icing on that big shoe cake. 😉

  • SewingSiren

    Needs a straw bag, platform espadrilles, a parasol, and a beach.

  • Tanya Wade

    Oh hunty. Those little boobies need more support than that. Support – you know what it means, right? It’s what your forearm is doing with your empty bag. Supporting it!

  • Nisa

    I actually thought the top and skirt were pretty cute…then I scrolled down and was reminded that it’s been a while since I gave my grandmother a call.

  • Jecca2244

    Jokes on you Swift! You don’t make me want to buy any of these things!

  • zelavie

    I really love that top & skirt! I’m just choosing to ignore the bag & shoes, because I think the clothes are pretty fantastic.

  • Molly


  • quiltrx

    So funny! My first impulse before even scrolling was to scream at her STOP CARRYING YOUR BAG LIKE THAT BEFORE I BEAT YOUR FACE!

  • MaggieMae

    I am not digging the bright red lipstick. Anyone else?

  • prisma

    Those shoes belong with white socks and a cotton duster.

  • boweryboy

    Feh. I’m going to start calling her Taylor Swift Kick in the Ass because she needs one.

  • demidaemon

    Girl, please. As Detox would say, “I’ve officially had it.”

  • Alexis Wenceslao


  • vickilu

    Does she have a new album coming out? She has no reputation problems to fix and the clothes that she does these walks in are what you’d expect her to wear anyway, so what’s she pulling a Reese for? I guess she’s getting paid to wear these things, but if that’s all this is about, dear lord is she overdoing it.

  • MoHub

    I’m sorry, but to me, front slits on skirts read like invitations. And the bag thing has gotten very, very old.

  • BayTampaBay

    BURN THOSE SHOES! Even your or my grandmother would not want them.

  • WOW.


  • In_Stitches

    I kind of love the dress. It’s like a chopped up 1940’s number, jury-rigged for modern age. A perfect aesthetic for little Ms. Kennedy. The accessories are trouble.

  • TippiH

    My grandma wore those shoes to the church covered dish last week and her friends were all like, “OMG those look SO comfortable!” and she was like, “I know, right? I can wear them to the pharmacy AND to my volunteer shift at the library.”

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I said it last time and I have a feeling I will say it again and again..stop with the shoes. Someone please make her stop!!!

  • Danielle


  • Beardslee

    So mannered. So trivial.

  • RescueMe23

    She may be trolling – but we’re taking the bait!

  • ChiKat67

    Betty White wants her shoes back right now young lady!

  • Mikki Anderson

    WTF??? Why does she have my grandmothers shoes and handbag???

  • marlie

    The outfit is cute, but I can’t even appreciate it because I’m SO tired of her. SO. TIRED.

    And the shoes and the bag are both a little too “granny” for me.

  • Tracy_Flick

    If you can’t accessorize that top and skirt correctly, send them to Dita, she’ll know what to do.

  • Tami from Seattle

    Stop leading with your head! Your posture comes off as yokel.

  • cwade1211

    Granny shoes and still carrying an empty bag awkwardly. Pfft.

  • Violentcello

    WHY WOULD YOU WEAR THOSE SHOES?! Seriously, how could anyone pick up that outfit and not think, “Where are my red wedges?”

  • dash1211

    It’s time for a purse snatching.

  • Lilithcat

    It’s a cute outfit (except for the accessories). It is not a “strolling around Manhattan” outfit. LA, maybe. A picnic, maybe. Tea and croquet in the Hamptons, maybe. But not walking around Manhattan.

  • Cate

    The way she’s holding that bag is one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in days. Also, why does she suddenly look 12 years old?

  • Sam Smith

    The outfit is adorb, not sure about the rest. The shoes are especially bad.

  • What a waste of everything.

  • Andrea Lentz

    i can’t hate her. i just can’t. ALSO I did some googling and there are plenty of pap photos of her leaving the gym looking like something who actually just left a gym. pony tail, sneakers and yoga clothes. so all these photos of her looking flawless leaving the gym are probably because on those occasions she is actually headed somewhere?

  • frannyprof

    Are those shoes from a grocery store? You know the ones I’m talking about. Picture “Muriel’s Wedding,” the scene where Muriel/Mariel’s mom goes grocery shopping, swaps her tight shoes for some comfy rubber old-lady shoes, forgets to pay for them, and is promptly arrested upon leaving the store.

  • lalahartma

    Oh, give her a break.

  • majorbedhead

    Those shoes are orthopedic. And that bag. Who holds a bag like that??

    • conniemd

      My bag would probably tear the supinator and abductor muscles in my forearm if I held it that way, but since she has nothing in it, it’s no biggie to her.

  • TigerLaverada

    I’m sorry, but seeing someone so obviously made up and styled while attempting to be so self-consciously “casual” makes me wanna slap them.

  • Ruby_Red

    Her face looks even more vacuous and store mannequin-like than ever. I am scared.

  • livesarah

    I love polka dots, but even those can’t bring me to find any appreciation for that awful top and skirt. What I do like is that her shoes are low enough that she might be able to comfortably walk in them!

  • Michelle Lim

    This girl needs an intervention. Can’t anyone on that celeb filled “friend” list from her 4th of July party say anything??

  • lilazander

    Those shoes are retirement-home fug.