Taylor Swift in The Reformation in New York City

Posted on July 07, 2014

Tay’s currently working on a song entitled “My Heart is Empty, Just Like My Bag.”

Taylor-Swift-GOTSNYC-The-Reformation-Gucci-Dolce-Gabbana-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(1)Taylor Swift leaves her gym in New York City in a The Reformation romper paired with Gucci pumps and her favorite Dolce&Gabbana bag.

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We’re starting to think these post-workout sidewalk promenades are nothing more than an elaborate bit of trolling. She’s not really this consistently awful at pairing her accessories, right? It’s all an act to make our eyelids twitch in furious indignation. The belt and the ever-trendy yellow shoes look pretty good with the romper, but she has GOT to retire that bag. It’s not a bad bag. We hated it the first time we saw it, but we’re starting to see how it might work with certain outfits. Not that she’s ever demonstrated that. She never deploys or matches it correctly and she insists on not putting anything in the damn thing. We hope Dolce & Gabbana are paying you well, hon. Then again, if they are paying you well, you’re not exactly giving them their money’s worth. Put a book in there and carry it like a normal person. And ask someone to pick out an outfit and pair of shoes that actually go with it.

Stepping back and putting our thumbs over the bag to cover it, we have to say, the rest of the outfit’s looking cuter the longer we stare at it. That bag is a black hole of suck. At least when she carries it.

We just spent 300 words criticizing a starlet’s post-workout getup. We’d feel a little dirty about that except the whole tableau is about as genuine as astroturf.




[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, farfetch.com, thereformation.com, gucci.com]

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  • lecoffeeaddict

    Cuteness aside, this is starting to feel drearily formulaic.

    • Kent Roby

      I will not complain if Tay herself retires.

      • Glam Dixie

        That’s about as likely to happen as JLo closing her mouth in pictures.

        • DebbieLovesShoes


      • gayle

        She needs to take a break and disappear for a while. She can go finish her album and come back to promote it, but this New York summer tour feels pointless as she is damn superstar and does not need to sell herself.

        Plus more often than not I look at these pictures trying to figure out if this is genuinely who she is and her aesthetic or some

    • Jacquie

      I agree, hate the romper. When I see someone wearing one, I am always reminded of the one piece gym suite I had to wear in elementary school, you had a wedgie going the whole time you had it on. Rompers are for toddlers.

      • Chickadeep

        ^^^^This, this, a thousand times this.

      • DebbieLovesShoes


    • Stella Zawistowski

      Babies can wear rompers. I’m okay with that.

      No one else should.

      • demidaemon

        Don’t most baby rompers have a very useful diaper snap for easy changing access? Maybe, if they built that into adult rompers, we could like them.

        Oh, who am kidding? Rompers need to go to Fashion Hell and burn a fiery death.

    • livesarah

      The one way to make a romper even less practical: put a belt around it. That at the very least is an idea that should have been killed at birth.

      • Jimmy Phelps

        You mean aborted. It should have been aborted.

        • livesarah

          Before anyone got to witness the full horror? Probably :p

  • James

    I wish I looked like that post workout. Bag and all.

    • RescueMe23


    • MilaXX

      This morning there was a lady in the locker room at my gym putting on lashes! I bowed down in awe. She walked out of that gym looking fab.

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t know… the fact that no one grabs their throat and fake-wretches when you walk out the door, is seeming more and more like a plus to me

    • demidaemon

      It’s pretty easy. All you have to do is walk in, talk to a cute trainer or receptionist for five minutes, walk out, and say, “Ive just worked out. Don’t I look fabulous?”

    • SylviaFowler

      She isn’t working out when she’s there.

  • MsKitty

    What I wouldn’t give for all-time handbag carrying pro Betty Windsor to give Miss Swift a private tutorial. There’s gotta be a way to make that happen.

    • Chickadeep

      Betty Windsor doesn’t have time to trifle with amateurs…she’s strictly master class material.

  • Kbear

    it’s cute if you sqint your eyes and ignore that “hiked up” side seam on the short portion of the jumpsuit. I’ve looked at it for a while now and I don’t think it is intentionally gathered up. The pattern of the bottom half is not good. The side seam of the short should be continuous and not form a “V” shape at the hem.

  • Dino Bonačić

    I mean come on. Is that even f-ing real? And the better thing, WHY are TLo falling for this sh*t? I miss my daily dose of Reese Whit btichface. :'(

  • Glam Dixie

    Trying to ignore how annoying she is and just look at the outfit, the belt is too heavy and dark, the shoes too matchy and the bag is still ugly.

  • barbarienne

    Is she being paid to show off that bag, perhaps? I see she has a bodyguard/handler dude there who appears to be carrying a purse. Perhaps that is her real one, with stuff in it?

    • marlie

      That’s likely the case. I think the criticism with her lies with the fact that she can’t even fake-carry the D&G bag very well. I would think that you’re supposed to look like you’re actually USING the bag that they’ve loaned/gifted to you, not that you’re just carrying an empty bag around for show.

      • barbarienne

        Yes, that is a very unnatural way to hold an arm bag, particularly the way her hand is always dropped forward. It might just be a quirk of hers, but that does give the impression the bag is empty. (Along with the visibly hollow sides of the bag, of course!)

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      That guy is 100% carrying her REAL purse that actually contains her stuff. It’s just unfortunate that he shattered the illusion by appearing in the photograph.

  • MilaXX

    Taylor takes NYC and continues to do so badly. I suspect the black bag the handler is carrying is her real handbag. Once again the acessories are all wrong. See those cute flatform sandals the model is wearing? That’s what works with a romper. That granny bag and suede pumps do not.

    • decormaven

      Maybe it’s like being color blind. This gal can’t get her accessory game going worth a toot.

    • marlie

      Sorry, I cannot sign off on those platform sandals on the model either. They’re giving me flashbacks to 1998, and that’s not a good thing.

      • fursa_saida

        They are hideous. I just flashed back to all the girls wearing two-inch platform flipflops every day. Christ.

        • marlie

          I’m surprised everyone I knew didn’t sprain or break an ankle at some point.

          ETA: I never wore them because I’m already as tall as Lurch; I didn’t need to add on extra height with ugly flipflops. Now a cute pair of heels? Bring them on.

          • Sophie

            I see them all the time here, I even saw a girl wearing them on a bike. I was very impressed that she could still pedal.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Rowr. T-Rex claw makes another appearance.

  • conniemd

    Honestly that looks like a bag from my mother’s closet in the 1970’s. It’s not even an eye catching D & G. The color is dull, can’t see a D & G logo, just looks like a dreary old pocketbook.

  • Thomas

    Every time I see yellow shoes now, I want to yell, “Micro-trend! Micro-trend alert!”

  • It’s funny how she has a (hot) handler who has to carry her functional bag. Couldn’t she have tossed a couple items from that into her D&G bag?

    • NMMagpie

      I saw that too!

    • JauntyJohn

      Gaga’s are hotter.

    • marlie

      I wonder if her handler is like “Really? We’re doing the ‘walk out of the gym’ thing AGAIN?”

  • NMMagpie

    One of the best opening lines ever!

  • Anna

    I think carrying the purse/the promenades ARE the workouts for her.

  • Introspective

    where the fuck is this gym? why is tay always being pictured next to what looks to be a closed family dollar? is she trying to come off as somehow “gritty” like the nyc summer streets for these obligatory sidewalk tours? because no girl. bye girl.

    • NMMagpie

      Tay from the Block.

    • alyce1213

      It’s a very pricey gym, modelFIT, on the Bowery — an unlikely mix of restaurant supply stores, lighting supply stores, multi-million dollar condos, and hotels.

  • Shawn EH

    Rational hate. Building up. Toxicity!

  • If the romper were a kneelength shirtdress, I would wear it in a heartbeat. Even with yellow shoes.

    • ballerinawithagun

      That would be adorable!

      • It’s such a pretty print! And it looks like cotton lawn, which I love.

    • Sophie

      The yellow shoes do echo the flower centres, at least, they aren’t just an unrelated pop of colour. It would look good as a dress (I like shirtdresses).

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Black Hole of Suck is my new band name…

    • bassfemme

      TLo has coined a band name, albeit in a tv show. The second season of Orange is the New Black, one of the security guards is a bass player for a band called Sideboob.

      • LP

        I don’t think TLo coined the term “sideboob,” as brilliant as they are at coining hilarious terms like that. It was around for a bit of time before its first mention on the old blog, I’m fairly certain.

        • bassfemme

          Alas, I stand corrected. We will always have “Black hole of suck” to look forward to! Maybe season 3?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    What I hate most about this post-gym thing is the shoes…always the most ludicrous shoes. If she’s just wear a pair of flat casual sandles, Keds like someone posted the other day, flip flops…. then the outfit would look cute, she’d look put together but like she actually did anything at the gym. But who wears pumps with a super short jumper??? A Price is Right model girl… maybe??

    • kimmeister

      Someone who has gorgeous gams and wants to show them off.

  • artgirl9

    Shoes that formal make the outfit look unfinished-like she forgot the skirt. Sandals would look more appropriate to me.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe her gym is where she keeps all her clothes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I carry my grandmother’s old purse as a gym bag too.

  • Not applicable

    “workout” and btw- is her bodyguard carrying her real purse??

    • PinkyK

      I thought the same thing!

    • demidaemon

      See, Reese would never make such an amateur mistake. It’s all about sustaining the fantasy, which Tay here can’t even handle.

  • PinkyK

    Every time she does this look at me look at me schtick she is becoming more and more she-douchey.

  • suzq

    I don’t care what outfit she’s wearing or what fancy name Dolce & Gabbana give that bag. My grandma had that same purse. Hers always had tissues and lozenges in it. Her handler’s bag is far more interesting.

  • brown-eyed girl

    A romper, Queen Elizabeth’s handbag, yellow heels, and red lipstick. I’d know Taylor Swift anywhere.

  • Danielle

    One day the fashion houses will stop pushing rompers on anyone over the age of five.

    • Constant Reader

      I yearn for that day.

  • alyce1213

    She should be carrying the cute black tote (that her handler is holding) over her shoulder and give the D&G to charity.
    I love love love her belt.

  • bhl_1123

    I would really love to see a celebrity gym pic where it looked like they actually just worked out. I’m talking face flushed, sweaty hair in a ponytail and sneakers. Granted that probably wouldn’t make it on TLo (although there is some pretty cute workout gear), but it would be a refreshing change of pace. This is just too much! Do her hair and make up team twiddle their thumbs in the locker room while she does 10 minutes on an elliptical?

  • kt mac

    Is it just me, or does her bodyguard look like he’s carrying her actual bag?

  • Raspberry2012

    “We’re starting to think these post-workout sidewalk promenades are nothing more than an elaborate bit of trolling.”

    You know, I was just getting ready to ask – did she have some kind of mortifying public faux pas a la Reese Witherspoon that she’s doing the sidewalk poledances like this? I just don’t get it. It’s like “same shit, different day” anymore with her.

  • bessann28

    I’m sorry, but if you are over the age of 2 you should not wear a romper.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I think Tay needs a better gym, because we have much prettier streets here in New York and she’d look better standing on one of those. She looks cute enough here. I like the romper but it looks like it was made by the House of von Trapp.

  • Mothra

    I have to say that the onsie looks kind of cute on her. In other news, I started fallowing her instagram account, in which she takes none of the pictures. So really it is someone else’s instagram account, with just pics of her. I don’t know why I follow. Morbid curiosity I suppose, so see if she will actually be on the taking end of the picture instead of the posing end. That said, put something in that purse, girlfriend. You look foolish. Brainstorm: I’m staring a twitter called TaylorSwiftPurse. It will always just tweet “um,” or “*”

  • marlie

    This girl is insufferable. UGH. I like the print on the romper, but I am morally opposed to onesies on adults. They will never be ok. The shoes “go,” but suede in July? I don’t think so. Also I hate that bag with the burning hot fire of a thousand suns.

    On a positive note, I’m wearing *my* yellow shoes today. 🙂

    • Alyssa

      I like the print as well, but on a skirt or dress. And yes, rompers on adults are not OK.

  • Synnae

    Just a question? What exactly is she doing in the gym? Does she just look at a weight? I come out sweaty, out of breath, with shaking arms & legs, burning butt and am virtually crawling home. And that is after having had my post-work out protein shake and chat.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Exactly! All I want to do is get in the car, turn the AC up full blast and eat dinner. Dinner is a big motivator for me during the workout.

    • LP

      Her arms and legs are pretty thin and sans any muscle tone for a person who apparently goes to the gym every single day. Is she actually working out or just hitting the juice bar?

  • Cheryl

    From video workout goddess Chalene Johnson: If you look cute after your workout, you didn’t workout hard enough. Taytay, stop pretending you actually exercise. And throw out the bag.

  • MrsDanvers

    Not only must one’s bag be empty, but one also must be followed closely by bodyguards in order to carry a bag like that. It’s just begging to be ripped off her arm.

  • Becky Ardell Downs

    please, no more rompers on anyone over the age of 4. ever. the end.

  • OffToSeeHim

    That’s exactly what I look like when I come out of the gym. I’m never wearing … you know… gym clothes. Or sweating. My hair is never in a ponytail and always looks freshly washed. And I’m ALWAYS carrying a $4000 bag. Because if there’s one thing you wanna stuff in a gym locker, it’s a bag that cost more than my first car.

  • Janet B

    Considering she likes to wear such summery clothes, in the summer no less, she should keep the bag in the closet until fall to wear with her tweeds and flat brogues.

  • formerlyAnon

    She is still young enough to wear that they-call-it-a-jumper (but it looks like a romper to me). And it’s a cute print. But I’m putting you on notice young lady: there is a certain age at which one must abandon toddler wear, no matter how skinny you are. Don’t forget it. We’ll let you know if you do.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I think the romper looks way cuter with the black wedgie sandals instead of the ubiquitous yellow pump. In general, however, I am sick to death of Little Miss Swift and her alleged post-workout paparazzi trawling. Fakefakefake.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree about the sandals, rompers during the day should be casual.

  • msdamselfly

    Is she a role model for young girls? I hope not.

  • smh4748

    I actually like the romper, which is a first, but I think that’s because I thought it was a dress for a few seconds.

    This bag is actually getting kind of comical. I hope she carries it until December.

  • joancarol

    Put all her looks together–it looks like the Spiegle Catalog.
    God, I used to love getting that thing in the mail.

  • Perhaps she can take bag-holding lessons from the gentleman behind her who is holding a bag, with actual stuff in it, almost like a normal human being would (would one want to strangle their bag). Watch and learn, Taylor.

    • Mailbtch

      I was thinking that could even be her real bag that she carries when she’s not catwalking for the paparazzi.

  • Imasewsure

    “That bag is a black hole of suck.” Exactly… The rest is cute although she is getting close with me… More actual work… less (fake) work out…

  • Nope.

  • Uncle Spike

    Can anyone explain to me how on God’s green earth these yellow shoes are remotely attractive? I saw them, and three thoughts came to mind. 1) I hate them. 2) I bet that since I hate them, TLo will at least like them. 3) Unless TLo deem them too matchy with the accents in her dress. Well, there ya go. I fail to understand. And this is probably why I am not a fashion blogger.

  • PeggyOC

    The way she keeps carrying these bags is giving me an eye twitch. It’s so stilted and uncomfortable looking. She never makes the product look at all good or useful hanging it on her arm like that.

  • I still maintain that she has the worst color sense in the world.

  • sagecreek

    Well, since I am in my dotage, I can assure you all that at some point, Little Missy is going to look back on the summer of 2014 and realize that she’ll never look that good again. Silly bag or not.

  • frannyprof

    Floppy romper=floppy vagina

  • demidaemon

    It is cute, despite my hatred of rompers. She certainly has the legs for it. But, man, this whole exercise is starting to get annoying. She doesn’t have the innate bitchiness or ease of a Witherspoon to make this entertaining.

  • evave2

    I think the yellow shoes are slightly off for the color of the romper. She appears to be a long tall girl and I think that romper is going to be very uncomfortable if she stretches even a little bit. BTW is there a market CRYING OUT for rompers? More more rompers?

  • Jacob Bowen

    She’s SO DESPERATELY TRYING to be Reese, but she will NEVER attain that status.

  • Michelle Lim

    The way she insists on holding her bag make my eyes twitch.

  • Latin Buddy

    Girl bugs.

  • quiltrx

    Okay, the song title made me snort. Epic, Uncles. 🙂
    And, to channel my inner Pootie Tang, I have GOT to say the NAY-NO (in this case, could it be the TAY-NO?) to wrinkly rompers. And empty bags. And that goofy way of carrying said bag.

  • Man Dala


  • DebbieLovesShoes

    “That bag is a black hole of suck” = perfect

  • Back from R.I.? This is her I’ve just spent a weekend at my beach house across from the Kennedy Compound bought when I was stalking that Kennedy guy outfit.

  • Solokitty

    Please, people. What is with wearing suede shoes in the middle. of. July….ick.

  • thecitysleeps

    Post-workout? Buahauhauahuahuahuahauauhahuahauuhahuaua

  • MM4321

    I just can’t with the high heels and romper. And I know Tay Tay has amazing legs, but her proportions always look off when she insists on the high-waisted, too-short bottoms.

    As for rompers. . . they enjoyed a popular moment in 1984 when I was a tween girl, and I rocked them pretty hard. Thinking they should stay in 1984, though. 🙂

  • Miranda

    Taylor stay trolling y’all. LOL, she so does.

  • Columbinia

    Why am I looking at a girl carrying empty handbags around Manhattan every day? And is that black purse in the grip of her bodyguard her real purse? Can I see it? No, wait. Clearly I’ve lost my mind.

  • queen b*tch

    Her handler is carrying her actual bag, which looks like it has stuff in it. Live in the real world woman

  • katarama

    someone needs to teach her HOW TO CARRY A PURSE. God.