Taylor Swift’s Empty Bags Tour

Posted on July 23, 2014

Here’s the problem with Tay’s sidewalk promenade: there’s no wit to it. With someone like Reese Witherspoon and her Parking Lot Tour, you get the impression that she’s completely aware of the image she’s putting forth and how other people see her. She’s as “in on the joke” as someone like Reese Witherspoon gets when the joke is about her. Alternately, with someone like Gwen Stefani, the constant posing and modeling is presented in a refreshingly straight-up manner. “Here I am. Make sure you get a shot of the shoes.”

But Tay? She’s so … what’s the word?

 

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Taylor Swift seen leaving the gym in New York City in an Equipment Ian Archive Prism tunic paired with Rag & Bone booties and a Dolce&Gabbana shoulder bag.

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Equipment Ian Archive Prism Tunic | Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties | Dolce&Gabbana ‘Agagta’ Shoulder Bag

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Inauthentic.

From the obviously empty bag to the silly attempts to appear “candid,” it all smacks of amateur.

 

 

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Taylor Swift spotted leaving the gym in New York City in an Alice + Olivia top paired with an Alice + Olivia skirt, Jimmy Choo sandals, and a Tod’s tote.

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)Alice + Olivia Vance Boatneck Boxy Raglan Top | Alice + Olivia Blase Flare Skirt | Jimmy Choo ‘Linda’ Suede Platform Sandals | Tod’s Sella Tote

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What could possibly be so fascinating happening off to her left? It’s the whole “Lalala… just out walking with my empty bag…don’t see any cameras at all…” thing she does. Just turn, smile, show off the label and be done with it, girl.

 

 

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (7)Taylor Swift seen leaving the gym in New York City in a sleeveless dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and a Tod’s tote.

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (8)Lulu Frost Plaza Letter S Necklace | Tod’s Sella Tote| Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Pumps

Taylor-Swift-GOTS-NYC-TSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (9)We suppose that’s a little better, but you have to lose the “Oh! I didn’t expect to be photographed!” expression.

As for the outfits, they’re all pretty cute, except for the stankboots.

 

 

 

 

 
[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, revolveclothing.com, farfetch.com, shopbop.com, neimanmarcus.com, mytheresa.com, lulufrost.com]

    • flamingoNW

      I just…the bag over the arm like that kills me….

      • Beardslee

        It gives away that it is empty. If it was full, she’d have it in the crook of her elbow to help carry the weight. However, I give her full marks for being able to walk over cobblestones in those tottery heels. A dubious achievement, but one that I will never attain.

        • MartyBellerMask

          It helps having a burly assistant within arm’s reach. :)

          • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

            Yes, can we please talk about what really matters here? More pix of the hot personal assistant/bodyguard guy, please!

      • gabbilevy

        I think I’ve decided she actually has an invisible hook installed on her forearm that keeps the bag in place without pain.

      • MoHub

        Especially since the most recent one is supposed to be a shoulder bag.

      • evave2

        I finally figured it out: she is SUPER STRONG in her right forearm and even the purse is weighted mightily it appears to be light as a feather due to her super strong right forearm.

        It’s like the learned to pose with the purse ALWAYS in that position.

        I like the third look a lot.

        I think the belt in the first look makes it look much better than the model.

        I think all the shoes are variations on the same theme.

        On Fashion Police they gave an earlier look in the tour high marks and said some poor assistant must be the one carrying the gym bag. I just don’t see it. Unless she is at the gym for hours and then takes hours to re-do herself. I just don’t get it.

        I appreciate the contrast between Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift here; much prefer Reese’s candid “oh are YOU THERE photographers?” and think Gwen Stefani, who is always wearing LAMB and selling LAMB which she OWNS, to be about the best owner/spokesmodel for her stuff. Now Gwen ALWAYS looks real.

      • granite5

        I mean… what could she possibly need to be carrying around? lipstick, phone, maybe wallet? Can’t be that heavy, but isn’t necessarily empty. i get what you’re saying. I guess i just irrationally love tay and am willing to make excuses.

      • Melissa

        It reminds me of a little girl playing dress up. When I worked at a daycare, the toddlers would always promenade with their purses, faux casual just like this.

    • The Versatile Chef

      I don’t care for her or her look that much but, DAMN, that girl has legs I would kill for.

      • MoHub

        I wish she’d dump the clunky shoes, thouugh. Too much weight for the rest of her garments, and they make her legs look as if they’re going to snap any second.

        • Morgendorffer

          The heavy shoes on her long legs make her look a bit like a baby foal.

          • Freynika

            I think she just kind of looks like that in general.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

              The term “coltish” really was coined for women like her.

          • Little_Olive

            What I call “marionette legs”. You know, when they bend and swing with the weight of the shoes.

    • TM

      The faux candidness is too much. She could start atoning for this weird summer by sending the Alice + Olivia outfit to me.

      • myandyleigh

        All I can see when she does this is “Easy! Breezy! Beautiful! CoverGirl!” It’s like an incredible series of mini fashion shoots, an incredibly complicated ad campaign starring the glamorous Taylor Swift.

        Do you think she ever sits around, hair all ratty and greasy, sweating profusely and wearing an ancient tee shirt with tears in the pits and covered in stains, eating potato chips and gummy bears and peanut out of the jar with the spoon? I can’t picture it…

        • FrigidDiva

          Me either. I picture he walking around a house full of mirrors practicing her surprised “Who, me?” or “Oh, you’re taking my picture?” faces all day.

          • demidaemon

            I really am starting to think that she stole this idea from Reese but entirely ignored how Reese executed the idea.

            • d4divine

              Ignored……or doesn’t truly understand it. I chose the latter. Lol

        • TM

          You know those pajamas in her “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, JAKE” video? I think that’s as sloppy as her style gets. I think she’s internalized the notion–as eh and misbegotten as her attempts may be at times–of primness.

    • Noah

      I’d make a limp wrist joke, but I’m thinking her wrist actually probably has to be pretty strong to hold up a bag in that dumbass way.

    • lecoffeeaddict

      “Inauthentic” is the absolute perfect adjective for her. From this sidewalk tour to her music to her good girl image. I think that’s why she’s at the top of my (ir)rational hate list; some authenticity might make me like her more.

      • Carleenml

        I don’t think there’s anything irrational about it. One only need look and then…nod. Completely rational.

      • FrigidDiva

        Agreed, nothing irrational about that hate list. The thing that sets me off is that smirky look she has. Girl, leave Giving Face to the pros.

      • d4divine

        Bravo!!! The perfect Taylor Swift analysis!

    • Rhonda Shore

      i don’t know, i think you’re too hard on her, at least her dresses are breezy and fresh. She might be overly earnest but at least she’s not tacky.

      • Sarah

        Not sure she’s “earnest.” Maybe more “specious” or “ungenuine.”

        • Rhonda Shore

          i don’t know…i think of that line in Breakfast at Tiffany’s — she actually believes all that phony crap she believes. (I’m paraphrasing.) I do object to her brown/black; brown/navy; black/navy mixtures, however, let that be on the record…

          • Sarah

            Heh, sure. Disapproval For Color Unmatchy-ness Duly Noted.

            • Rhonda Shore

              not that i like matchy/matchy, but her accessory color choices bug.

            • Sarah

              Oh, yeah, I feel you. I especially don’t understand her deployment of brown – shoes, bag, what have you. It almost never goes with what she’s wearing.

          • mlle

            I hate hate hate her “they’re all neutrals, so surely they’ll place nice” approach to fashion.

        • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

          I’m still at a loss for how those words can be applied to someone who’s just showing off clothes and accessories for money. I mean, it’s what they all do. Is this really just about how her face looks and whether or not she puts anything inside the purses?

          • Sarah

            Well, I guess for me it has to do with someone whose brand is that of a sweet, innocent, unaffected young girl but does not seem to be one IRL. Case in point: someone who is supposed to be a singer/entertainer but spends a LOT of time showing off clothes and accessories outside gyms she hasn’t been using.
            She can do whatever she wants, of course, but I suspect that she is victim to that one thing that all celebrities who seem to be hiding their true nature have to deal with a some point: Public Scrutiny and Harsh Judgement.

            • demidaemon

              You’ve pretty much captured why I am irritated by her. It also has to do with those flashes we get of who she truly is, whenever someone makes a joke that she doesn’t like or she loses an award.

              Public Tay does not equal true Tay. It’s what I like about the Reese and Gwen tours. Reese doesn’t hide her bitchface 24/7 and Gwen just does what she always has done: performed. In order for a performance to be successful, there has to be some authenticity to it, and she lacks that.

            • Sarah

              Yep. That’s what I meant – and I’d add that aside from Taylor’s personal traits, being a grown woman and affecting the ingenue is sort of off-putting in general. As are brown belts with black boots and dress….

            • demidaemon

              :)

          • Alloy Jane

            Exactly. She’s showing off clothes and accessories for money and pretending that is not what is happening. That’s what makes “those words,” as you put it, so applicable to this girl. Sure, in the grand scheme of things this is utterly meaningless, but her posturing relative to other celebrities who go out and about for publicist-marketed street shots definitely qualifies as “specious.”

            • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

              But how are other celebrities honest about it? How are they not…pretending that isn’t what’s happening? In the end, they’re all taking walks down the street, right? No one’s holding up a disclaimer sign before or after that says “I got paid to wear this.”

            • decormaven

              If a publicist issues a press release identifying the designer/maker of each clothing item, it’s a “play for pay.” It then becomes a form of employment and is up for performance review.

            • Alloy Jane

              Taylor Swift is an amateur publicity whore. I’m not sure why this leaves you at a loss, but this might explain to you what the rest of us mean in calling Miss Taytay fake:

              It is common knowledge in pop culture that label dropping = advertising = free merchandise/$$$. Doesn’t matter if it’s in a song, a movie, or being trotted out on a cobblestone street in some ritzy neighborhood. Ok, now think of it like this. It’s like if a celebrity is out in public and farts. It’s not just a loud fart, it’s the kind of fart that makes eyes water.

              Professional celebrity product whores have different approaches to reacting to people noticing they farted, but none of those involve acting like nothing happened. Reese farts and her posture says “Yeah, I farted. Come closer, I’ve got more for you!” Gwen Stefani farts and she tells us, “Woohoo, if you eat these mung beans I’ve grown, you can fart just like me!” Rihanna farts and says, “I farted. Now worship me.” Anne Hathaway farts and she’s all, “Woah, now that was just a stage fart.” JLo doesn’t stop when she farts, she just keeps going and expects everyone to follow the trail of her gas. But when Taylor farts, she stumbles, she looks around searchingly, and when someone mentions her farting, she says, “I didn’t hear a fart,” even though she’s already given all the behavior markers of acknowledging a disturbance. KStew is almost as bad as Taylor and when asked if she farted, she just asks, “What’s a fart?”

              Again, we’re not changing the world here with this discussion, but like most things that are unspoken, the differences are subtle, so I’m using a very unsubtle and rather crass analogy to basically say, yes Taylor’s inauthenticity is expressed in her posture and expression.

            • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

              As colorful as that is, you’re still referring to minute and entirely subjective differences in their expression and posture on these publicity tours, as analyzed in a small and random collection of still photos, yes? I don’t mean to belabor the point, but I really am unfamiliar with celebrity-watching, so I wasn’t sure if others are experiencing something else (like videos, maybe) that gives them more insight for these judgments. Because I really don’t see how she’s denying the fart.

              But it seems reasonable to conclude now that I’m in the minority in missing what subtle details make Taylor Swift so distasteful compared to the other women you mentioned, so I’m going to throw up my hands and resign the discussion (all in good humor). I just wanted to make sure that there wasn’t something more tangible going on that I was missing.

            • Alloy Jane

              Actually, there is a field of study regarding human nonverbal communication. Our body language is just as complex as any other nonvocalizing animal. And now I’m imagining if TLo had their own version of Nature. It could be called “Be Me or Do Me: Celebrity Nature” and either Jim Dale or James Earl Jones could be the narrator.

            • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

              And I would love to see a thorough analysis and breakdown of Taylor Swift’s body language compared to the other celebrities who do this! That’s what I’ve actually been after from the start of this, but I thought it might sound a little ridiculous to shout, “Give me SCIENCE!” Because otherwise, it’s hard not to suspect these judgments are all issuing from personal dislike.

            • Alloy Jane

              Unless there’s an anthropologist here willing to do that analysis, you’ll have to trust that understanding body language is innate and instinctive. And for anyone who has had regular exposure to this type of pole dance, Taylor’s version is very clearly amateurish. Most folks here are conditioned to observe the most minute details in these pictures, so something as universal as attitude reads like a big, bold headline, and that’s why you see so many people responding negatively to Taylor.

              If you want to see what she’s like when she’s behaving naturally, check out “Taylor Swift Ellen Boyfriends” on Ellen’s channel on youtube. That Taylor is nowhere to be found on the Empty Purse Tour 2014.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              I think you’re berating people for expressing opinions. OF COURSE the negative comments are issuing from personal dislike, as evidenced by the many comments from people about how they dislike her.

            • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

              I’m sorry for making it into a thing. I never meant to engage with people over personal opinions, but over statements that suggested she was objectively doing this badly, as I wanted to see the evidence for that and better understand how such determinations were made. At any rate, I’m bowing out. Sorry to pull you in on your vacation.

        • another_laura

          Disingenuous is the word I would apply to her.

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        I don’t know, those platforms take it into tacky town for me. Dresses are fine.

    • Snarkmeister

      Every single one of these: “…seen leaving the gym…” Seriously, what does she even do there seventeen times a day? Hide out in the ladies’ locker room and touch up her hair & makeup?

      • R.A.

        That’s what I want to know! WHO GOES TO THE GYM THAT MUCH?!?!?!

        • Anna

          She’s trying to set a new world record for going to the gym more times than actual professional athletes.

        • Anapestic

          She does upper body work three times a day. How else do you think she holds the bags so effortlessly?

        • tired_mommy

          And do we really think she’d take a shower/change clothes at the gym??

        • Sam Smith

          Her legs certainly reflect some gym efforts.

          • AthenaJ

            Actually based on her body type, I’d say they’re more due to genes (lucky!)

        • alyce1213

          You assume these pictures are taken on consecutive days. Maybe they’re not.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          I will forgive these gym trips if we find out she’s training to be an Olympic dead-lifter.

      • Introspective

        i also would believe that someone with this much cash and time on her hands can afford to have a trainer and a home gym. just sayin.

        the sidewalk tour doesnt make you “one of us” girl. stay home and be annoyingly cute away from our eyes kthanxbai

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I daresay we can guess that Taylor frequents a gym that caters to other celebs. It’s not as if Tay decided to just drop into the local sweaty franchise of L.A. Fitness or Gold’s.

          • Thomas

            Remember that one time recently Victoria Beckham was leaving a Planet Fitness though? That was mindboggling.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Posh was actually spotted at a Planet Fitness? Truly mindboggling.

            • Thomas

              Yes, the irony. The post was on May 8th.

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        I think she only goes to the gym so she can be seen leaving the gym. You know, she sneaks in the back entrance, waits a little and then parades out the front door. No need to change or shower at all.

      • Danielle

        I’ve been known to go to the gym twice in one day for their free smoothies.

        • Qitkat

          Free smoothies? What gym does this? Not 24 Hour Fitness.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Not where I work out-of course, since I work out at our local community center (which is free for senior citizens-over 60), our facilities are pretty basic, and being retired, I’m cheap.

          • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

            Sky Fitness. I shouldn’t have said “Free”, they tack the cost onto your monthly membership.

            • Qitkat

              Ha!, it’s like free Starbucks coffee when you’ve pre-loaded your card ;-)

            • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

              Exactly! Or the “free drinks” at an all inclusive resort.

      • SylviaFowler

        If she was using the gym for its actual purpose, there would have to be a walk-in closet in there where she keeps all of these outfits and accessories.

      • Anna

        I don’t know how long ago this was, but I remember she had a thing for ballet for awhile where she would get papped leaving a ballet studio (and I think the building she was entering/exiting was a real studio). Ironically, she was dressed appropriately for that: leotard, ballet flats (FLATS!!!), and the posturing wasn’t so obvious. She may have even had actual items in her purse.

        I guess she got bored of the ballet…

    • shopgirl716

      The fuchsia pumps are the biggest crack up. I always wear 8 inch heels when I stroll the streets of New York, doesn’t everyone? Old sidewalks to trip on? Sprained ankles? Those are for pussies.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        It’s pitching over onto my face that is my (literal) downfall. If you look like Taylor, there are certainly Willoughbys all over the place waiting to pick you up, which is a luxury I don’t enjoy.

      • altalinda

        Wearing those sky-high, skinny heels on cobblestones is a terrific way to sprain her ankle and stop all of those pesky trips to the gym.

        • mlle

          Then we’d just get a parade of Taylor leaving physical therapy with empty bags and shoes that will likely aggravate the injury.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I was gonna go with “smackable” but your word works too.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      At least her handler is hunky, so that’s all I need, really.

    • @Biting Panda

      It’s all so precious and icy. Maybe vampires can stand the daylight.

      • Beardslee

        “precious and icy” – beautifully put!

    • Sarah

      She’s so catalog, to me. Like, “J Crew Spring Clearance ’14″

      • joancarol

        Or J Peterman.

        “I’m exhausted. I’ve been on this street a thousand times! It’s never looked so strange! The faces…so cold! In the distance, a child is crying. Fatherless…a bastard child, perhaps. My back aches… my heart aches… but my feet… my feet are resilient! Thank God I took off my heels, and put on my Himalyan Walking Shoes.”

        • Anna

          HAHAHAHAHA.

          Brilliant.

        • Sarah

          Elaine Benes couldn’t have done it better.

        • Denise Alden

          Well done! I totally heard this in Elaine’s voice!

        • Joanna

          You win the internet today, lol!

        • mjude

          BRAVA!

      • smayper

        completely agree.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        Contrived yet bland.
        Purposefully posed yet unimaginative.

    • mjude

      her “gym” outfits are cute, but Tay Tay carrying your bag like that is just fucking stupid.

    • R.A.

      How many freaking times does this girl go to the gym per week? When you have the time and money to coordinate outfits that are fancier than what I wear to work every day just to leave and enter the gym, you have too much time and money on your hands.

    • Justine

      Taylor Swift in WRISTS OF STEEL

    • homofascist

      I think the problem is that she is always trying to parlay this fresh-faced innocence like she isn’t the product of a million marketing meetings. Her “I’m just a little country girl in the big city” shtick is so played out. At least Gwen and Reese don’t try to pretend.

      • Kimbolina

        Especially now that she’s been on the scene for so long now. No one’s buying that simple country girl shtick.

    • FuhUgh

      “She’s so…” painfully clueless. And not in a cute Cher Horowitz way.

    • Anna

      Taylor Swift’s SHRED-IT with Empty Handbags Levels 1 & 2 workouts. Lose up to 5 lbs in 1 Week! Only on Amazon Prime for $49.99 **Sidewalk recommended for workout**

      **Sidewalk available separately

      • mjude

        HA!

      • Jacob Bowen

        ***Handbags sold seperately as well.

        • Anna

          Download “Candid,” official soundtrack of the SHRED-IT sidewalk workout. Featuring the new single, “I Knew Your Bag Was Empty (When You Walked In)”

          • demidaemon

            :)

          • decormaven

            The Target CD also includes a bonus track, “Empty Purses and Empty Arms.”

            • Anna

              LOL, I have no desire to see her perform live but I am enjoying the Empty Purses Tour. The jokes just write themselves.

    • Jen

      I can’t believe she’s leaving the gym in all these. SO IRRITATING.

    • fiddlecub

      I think she simply loves stardom and attention, and I don’t know that it’s a bad thing (or a good thing, for that matter.) She likes looking pretty, and she likes that people notice it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I don’t have a problem with Taylor Swift. I personally prefer her quiet/bland/inoffensive style to Miley Cyrus.

        • BayTampaBay

          I don’t have a problem with her either but I do “get” why she is “iconic” (can’t think of another word to use).

        • Alloy Jane

          Funny, I prefer Miley’s revolting authenticity to Taylor’s simpering, affected innocence. Miley’s buttheaded immaturity will eventually be grown out of, but Taylor’s schtick is so calculated she’s almost nefarious.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think there is probably a fair amount of calculation on Miley Cyrus’ part in crafting her more rebellious image. How authentic either she or Taylor Swift are is hard to tell.

            • Alloy Jane

              I guess I just can’t imagine anyone adopting “stupid and insufferable” as part of their branding. But to me, she’s not much different now than when she was Hannah Montana. Her current shenanigans leave me feeling incredibly vindicated in my opinion of her. I always thought she was a spoiled, obnoxious jackass. If Miley’s still like this when she’s 30 I’m going to advocate for euthanaziation.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Miley’s got to make it to 30, first-maybe she’ll surprise us!

      • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

        How is that different from any other celebrity, really?

        • fiddlecub

          To some extent it isn’t, and that is ultimately my point. Taylor embraces it, I think, and she doesn’t strike me as the kind of gal who would get cheeky about her own image. It’s easy to see her as a product rather than a self-aware artist, but I suspect she likes feeling and looking like a princess. It might be a dull and manufactured attitude, but I’ve always been rather OK with it. I don’t know her music or public persona, so she’s never made it to my irrational hate list, where Kristen Stewart takes up the greatest amount of space.

    • MilaXX

      You say inauthentic, I say fake. As you mentioned, you can either be in on the the joke like Reese, or straight up shilling like Gwen. Taylor’s promenade with her empty bags and thousand yard stares read as fake as her “who me” acceptances speeches. Either take some acting classes or just stop this madness.

      • Thomas

        Look at the second pic down. That is the knowing smirk of evil.

      • Glam Dixie

        You took the words right out of my mouth, especially the part about the acceptance speeches. I have to ff or change the channel to keep from going into a blind rage every. time. she. speaks. I will say, about 75% of the time, I want to dress my daughter (who has a very similar build) in whatever clothes she is wearing. I wish I could afford them, that last dress is adorable.

      • Alloy Jane

        She was on New Girl for two seconds a season or so back and was shockingly atrocious. I seriously didn’t expect her to be that bad when she only had one line but damn.

    • http://www.basicallyimcomplicated.com Gabby

      I actually really like the last outfit. I love those bright peep-toes with that dress and that bag. I would totally wear that whole outfit…except, of course, that all my stuff would be knockoffs.

      • LJCdoc

        And the bag portion of your stuff would, presumably, have stuff in it.

        • http://www.basicallyimcomplicated.com Gabby

          Yes. All my stuff in the pretty, pretty bag, so I’d carry it like a normal human instead of a robot

    • JasmineAM

      “Try-hard” works too.

    • sugarkane105

      Maybe Tay has a big crush on her Hot Handler and that’s why she must always be primped and dressed to the nines, even when leaving the gym.

      In other news, those pink peep toe pumps are awful.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Tay is doing this for the sole reason to draw Reese into melee range, so she can cast Surprised Face on Reese. That is a 100% guarantee crit with major CC abilities — it will prevent the target (Reese) from casting Death Smile for 12 seconds. Two Surprised Faces within that time will proc I Won A Grammy which deals 250K – 400K damage per tick over 3 seconds. That will kill any cloth wearer not in a tank SUV. I love Uncle Julio’s frozen sangria margarita lunch specials so much.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        I’d like to try Uncle Julio’s frozen sangria margarita lunch specials!

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          They are like grownup slurpees.

          Hot summer. Chips + salsa + queso, frozen Ritas on the patio. Not much better in this life.

      • demidaemon

        HAHA! I love this. But what happens when Reese pulls the “Hairflip Bitchface” attack and starts casting “I WON AN OSCAR, BITCH”?

        • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

          Some bosses can be stunned, some can be silenced. But then, the end game bosses can’t be stunned, silenced, and their dps can’t be mitigated. Sometimes you have to protect your healer and tank at the cost of your own life. Wipe and rez and pray you get back to the boss before it resets.

          God, how I would love to see a World of Bitchcraft movie. Joan Collins would be a quartermaster, because can you imagine the shoulder plate metal sets she would offer? Blanchett would be the rez spirit healer, because Galadriel. I dunno, Tilda Hellscream?

          That canyon filled with harpies, they would be played by all the real housewives.

          In reality, Paula Patton is/was tapped to be in the World of Warcraft movie. The first time I heard that I thought, please let her play Uda, because that would be fucking fierce.

          And then I could have a cameo as “Drunk Hozen”.

          Yeah, guess how I am spending my retirement.

          • demidaemon

            I am weirdly looking forward to the poledance for the Warcraft movie, because God knows it will be a train wreck. I wonder if there will be kazoo inspired music?

            • Alloy Jane

              Comicon is happening now and Blizzard’ll be pimping the movie I believe…

            • demidaemon

              I know they just released photos of the weapon models for the movie, but that’s all I’ve heard so far.

          • Alloy Jane

            LOL, it’s all good and well but Taytay is a lvl 19 scrub on a guest pass who can’t even be carried through a Reese-level raid. She doesn’t have the spells or mechanics to take Reese-Boss down or not get one-shotted by Reese’s “I FART IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION” aoe. And YES YES YES! Since the last things I did on WoW were basically all Mogit-based, I would totally not just watch, but play World of Bitchcraft. I really wish I was a programmer so I could make that game. Imagine AQ 40 twins reskinned as Baby Jane and Blanche? I think it should be Julia Hellscream, Tilda is much to clever to dick around with old gods. Tilda’Jin? Hmmm, I’ll have to noodle on that.

    • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

      My arm hurts just looking at her. Then I saw her in those heels on cobblestone, and now my ankles hurt, too.

    • tired_mommy

      Big problem with Tay’s tour is the locale–if she was leaving tea shops or garden parties in Savannah it would seem more realistic. Reese and Gwen actually seems like they are out and about in LA with places to go and things to do.

      • marlie

        Maybe that’s part of the problem. Reese and Gwen never look like they’re crazy overdressed to be going to and from wherever they’re going (nowhere). Perhaps that’s why it’s less pretentious and not ‘getting all dolled up to just go to the gym.’

      • formerlyAnon

        EXACTLY.

    • KT

      Yeah, I agree with you guys. She takes herself way too seriously, and is trying way too hard. Ugh.

    • Thomas

      The second look is very cute. The first and third looks are ruined by the shoes and the black bag against the blue dress in the first look doesn’t help either.

    • Heather B.

      The bag thing is really getting irritating. At least pretend there’s something in there.

    • Gatto Nero

      What’s the word?
      Vacant.

    • Denise Rambo

      She spends an awful lot of time at the gym.

    • alyce1213

      Reese is in on the joke? I don’t think so, smh. Not mine. anyway.
      I do agree that Tay’s outfits here are very cute, minus the boots.
      (I’m being too literal here, but I definitely see stuff in her bag in the first and last shots.)

    • kimmeister

      That Alice + Olivia skirt is actually shorter on her than on the model. That’s not something you see very often. One gust of wind and she would be leaving nothing to the imagination.

      I like the idea of pairing fuchsia pumps with a mint dress, but her lips totally clash.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      Ooh, I love that last dress.

    • mommyca

      I can’t get over the way she “holds” the bag… I’m using ” ” because that is no holding… it seems the bag will slide off any minute… aaaghhhh…. drives me crazy!

    • IAmJ

      She’s… a lot of things but the leggage. Wow.

    • Sam Smith

      The first and third dresses are super cute. That first shot against the graffiti is gorgeous. I don’t care much for Ms. Swift’s music, but I much prefer these stylings over say Miley.

    • PinkyK

      She is such a she-douche. Give me those bags; I’ll not only fill them up I’d carry them correctly! Ha!

    • quiltrx

      I’d rather she did the Parker Posey “OH EM GEE I’m being photographed!” humor than this foolishness.
      We really need someone to slap that empty bag off her ridiculous Barbie-pose arm.

    • Lily

      How is the the only person in the world who carries a bag like that? How? And for the love of all things, stop with the toe creep. Either find shoes that fit, or lose the peep toes.

    • mrspotts66

      i adore the last tote/handbag.
      but it’s almost $2000!!! these designers need to…i don’t know…walk in the real world?

      i like her outfits overall, but the posturing kills me. in a bad way.

    • SewingSiren

      How do you leave the gym looking like you just stepped out of a band box?

      • S-k-s

        You mean your personal hardresser and makeup artist and stylist don’t meet you at the gym after you workouts and do you up in your private locker room? What kind of low-rent gym do you belong to?

        • SewingSiren

          I don’t want to brag, But it’s the one where You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal You can do whatever you feel …

          • Constant Reader

            I’m sure you will find may ways to have a good time.

    • Cheryl

      I’m still trying to figure out what ‘leaving the gym’ is code for. I mean we all know it’s a big fakey-fake, but what specifically does ‘leaving the gym’ mean?

      But darn it all, if she doesn’t look cute in all these dresses. They may be too twee for some, but I think she pulls it off. I’m not a fan of her music at all, so I’m NOT fan gushing, but I really do think these dresses are spot on for her.

    • Paula Pertile

      I want to see some store do a display with just mannequin arms holding bags like this.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        Preferably stores near her gym? Would she notice? Would she approve, or realize how silly she looks?

    • gayle

      Thank you! this is the perfect explanation of my problem with her. I want to like this girl, she is in many ways a wonderful role model, but this image which you are right feels in authentic is why I cannot stand her. She does not have to do this #$%^ to promote herself. I will take Gwen Stefani or Beyonce’s 24/7 stylized lives over this caricature any day of the week.

    • Cindy

      What does she get from these appearances? The clothes, bags, shoes? So freaking weird

      • Lori

        We’re talking about her. To the best of my knowledge she doesn’t have any new projects on the horizon and yet we, and I’m sure other people, talk about her at least once a week.

    • Airkisses

      She’s so… falsegenue

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      She’s young and has much to learn. Maybe Reese should start a mentoring program and Tay could be her first protégé.

    • Kent Roby

      If Tay gives up her singing career, she could KILL IT doing catalog work for Marhalls.

    • jerseyginger

      She bugs but I love her hair and will be showing this post to my hairstylist.

    • Dino Bonačić

      Please stop it guys. It’s something we all need to ignore just so it stops hapenning. PLEASE.

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      I actually LOVE those boots. Covet. Want. To me it’s her predilection for platforms in broad daylight that is truly unfortunate. Even worse than the empty bags.

      And I hope someone sends her this blog post. I actually think she seems like a thoughtful and interesting person (from what I’ve read about her–I don’t actually know her music) so maybe she would listen.

    • macwell

      Even though she is thoroughly inathentic, I think she looks cute. The epitome even. And I can’t even stand her – ! :( ;)

    • maretha2

      Taylor Taylor blah blah blah. Let’s talk about the muscle holding open the door. I could stand with a few more camera angles to see the fit on those jeans. I’ll forgive La Swift for her pretend gym fixation if it includes more shots of her security detail.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Do you think she really goes to the gym and exercises?

      • fiddlecub

        No more than I believe Reese goes to the grocery store because she’s low Slim Jims and Diet Coke.

      • LJCdoc

        I’m inclined to say a begrudging yes. Because on the one hand, fakety fake fake fake, but on the other hand, while some people can have a body that looks like that through sheer good genetic luck and youth, I think it’s more often a product of work. And it’s not like she seems to have anything better to do right now.

        • FrigidDiva

          I’d be willing to bet she works out at home with a personal trainer and “leaves the gym” only for her daily photo op.

        • Synnae

          No, the tall slender build is def. genetic. I am taller than Taylor but have curves, I will never have that slender willowy build or tiny size, no matter how much I work out and healthy I eat. But you can tell she works out, as she has gotten more muscle definition.

      • Synnae

        From what I understood, yes, she does some sort of ballet/pilates type workout mostly. And she has put on some muscle mass, you can tell by her calves and arms. She has a very lean build genetically so for her to put on proper muscle mass is a lot of work.

        What these pictures don’t show, and I wish TLo had posted them, she left the gym with bff Karlie Kloss who looked like a normal person leaving the gym, tights, t-shirts, sneakers and hair in a messy sweaty bun.

        • Alyssa Ball

          She already stole Karlie’s hair cut, you would think she would follow suit with the post-gym outfits.

    • Janet B

      Love the green dress.
      Flats would have been a more “real” choice than the pumps.

    • Tracy_Flick

      Her clothes are cute. But damn, girl is wrapped a little tight, personality-wise. NO WIRE HANGERS.

    • enchanted216

      That must be some locker she has at the gym. Wonder if anyone has tried to break into it…..
      The green dress is double cute ;-)

      • Gatto Nero

        It’s a walk-in locker.

    • carnush

      The way she carries her bag is beyond ridiculous.

    • AMartel

      Good lord, gentlemen, any excuse to pick on this girl. Is it the twee girly stylings or is it that she appears able to dress herself independently? She’s giving off fashion model but without the studio and special lighting and teams of “artists” in attendance. That’s not just skills, that’s straight up professionalism. No amateur-hour pretend-soccer-mom-in-the-parking-lot bullshit for her.

      • demidaemon

        I’m sure everyone comes out of the gym looking like they just left the dressing room with their stylist.

    • suzq

      The Tod tote is significant improvement over the D&G grandma bag.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      Would it be alright if I snuck into her apartment and replaced all her designer dresses with sweats, teeshirts and yoga pants? Then she’d be forced to walk out of the gym like a person who walks out of a gym. She’s disgustingly aware of those cameras and poses accordingly.

    • dorothyeverytimesmurf

      Taylor Swift, stop carrying your purse like someone who is new to the concept of purses. “Oh, do I put in on my wrist? Does it hold things? It looks like it would be good at that. Ow, that hurts when I hold it on my wrist with things in it. So we’ve determined that it is definitely supposed to be held on my wrist. Well I guess it doesn’t hold things. Does it have a name? How about The Carpal Tunnelizer?”

    • elemspbee

      love the peach number. super cute and summery fresh!

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I don’t get the incredulity that Taylor Swift might actually be using the gym and leaving it in these clothes. Back when I went to a gym regularly, I kept my workout clothes in my locker at the gym and left the gym dressed for whatever I was doing next (usually going to work). I showered, blow-dried my hair and applied make-up before I left as did most of the women I worked out with. I like all three outfits and love the boots although I wouldn’t wear them with a dress.

      • Grumpy Girl

        Granted I did that too, but it was 7:30 am in the morning, and despite it being 2 children and many well-earned worries ago, I am absolutely certain I did not look this “together.” Those were the days I wore the no-wrinkle knit dresses had my hair in an updo. The non-gym days had the jewelries and the suits.

    • Maggie

      Is she actually leaving the gym in all of these instances?

    • lilibetp

      Booties in NYC in July? It’s 90 degrees out there!

    • http://www.tweevalleyhigh.com/ Kristina, TweeValleyHigh

      how many times does this woman “go to the gym?!”

    • Freynika

      Does she “go to the gym” in a Suburban? Is that how tiny she is and how huge that vehicle is?
      I’m sorry, I just hate everything about her.
      I am happy to see that she carried the same Tod’s empty handbag twice. Hey, maybe that’s why the Suburban, to carry all the empty bags!

    • decormaven

      It’s just like watching someone play with a paper doll. The purses never hung right on them, either.

    • Mothra

      Ok, who is going to camp outside this “gym” of hers and ask her what’s in her purse? #WhatsInTheBag needs to starting trending. And seriously, she looks inauthentic and painfully deliberate, but also like she’s a person, pretending to be a mannikin pretending to be a real person, in a store window that is dressed to look like a real place. The layers of fake are thicker than a 7 bean taco salad.

    • queeniethebold

      “But Tay? She’s so … what’s the word?”

      How about: Annoying. Predictable. Smug. Uninspired. Phony. Dumb. Unimaginative. Derivative. Precious.

      Oh, the clothes? Whatever. i am sick unto death of her and her stupid empty purses.

      • Swiftlytiltingplanet

        Lame. You forgot “Lame”.

    • smh4748

      Her general silliness aside, I do really like all three of these outfits. I like that the first one is longer than it is on the model, because it looks like a nightshirt on the model. The pink shoes are fun too, though I’m at a loss to explain why she seems to have paired them with red lips, unless I’m getting a bad read on the color.

      And I know we’re not supposed to talk bodies here, but wow, her legs are smashing. I’m super jealous.

      • Grumpy Girl

        Not just pink shoes paired with red lips–but also with a brown bag. The trifecta takes it too far.

    • smayper

      I want to see a photo of her dressed and styled just like this, with a big graffiti tag in the background saying something choice, you know like, “Bitch, please!”

    • SistaT

      Just…why? Why in the entire world is she leaving the gym in sky high fuchsia peep-toe pumps? She’s the most face-slappable pop star existent in the world today. And yes, that includes Miley (who doesn’t need to be slapped … she just needs to disappear completely).

    • sayonaramrskackleman

      Okay so, I’m super pro-Taylor – love her music (I think Red was a REALLY solid pop album), and her image, as inauthentic/twee/affected as it may be, doesn’t bother me at all. I do, however, love poking gentle fun at homegirl for this Empty Bags/Leaving The Gym Summer Tour 2014 because this shit is getting RIDICULOUS. I love that this has become A Thing on TLo and get excited when I see one of the posts pop up because I can’t wait to see what fresh absurdity awaits.

      In general, I think the outfits on the EB/LTGST’14 have been pretty cute in and of themselves, but MAN is she ever bad at accessories. I’m certainly not the first to say it and I won’t be the last, but:

      1. Obviously, the downward-slanting bag arm. In EVERY PHOTO. I can’t. WHAT is that. Although, as suzq notes below, the tan Tod’s bag with the pink and turquoise outfits is WAY better than that ugly D&G she’s been carrying all the time lately and if I had $2000 to spare I’d buy it immediately. But seriously Taylor, take a look at all of the women around you on the streets of New York, carrying their purses. Copy them. Learn by doing.

      2. Girlfriend still seems baffled by the concept that just because black/brown/navy are more “neutral” colors DOESN’T MEAN THEY AUTOMATICALLY ALL GO TOGETHER. The first outfit is reading as navy on my monitor, but I clicked through to the designer page and see that it’s actually black, which makes the booties/purse more excusable (that bag looks cheap as hell tho), but why the brown belt?? And then in the second outfit she’s got the competing tans with the shoes and bag. Not saying she needs to go full Barbie with the accessorizing but she definitely needs a Strategic Deployment of Brown 101 course STAT.

      3. The worst sin for me, and one that has been a consistent issue throughout the EB/LTGST’14, is the questionable shoe choices. While most of the shoes have been nice enough looking on their own, these mega-stilettos and pumps she seems to favor just look SO incongruous for daytime/street wear/the breezy image she’s presumably trying to convey. I love these shoes on her for evening and definitely have nothing against heels, but I think 99% of her sidewalk outfits would be VASTLY improved with a more casual shoe – and there are so many types to choose from! Espadrilles, wedge sandals, flat sandals, keds or other cute canvas sneakers, converse, oxfords, ballet flats, d’orsay flats, loafers, etc. etc. etc., all of these would look so much more appropriate with these outfits and make her look so much more believable as “person leaving the gym”. LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, TAYLOR. LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES. YOUR SHOES ARE PROBLEMATIC.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I’m with you on all of this. Love her, generally love her clothes, and for some reason I love the BK distaste for her just as much.

    • carrie

      She looks like a frickin gazelle. I love it.

    • Andrea

      There’s clearly something in that first bag, though

    • fursa_saida

      Coy. I think coy is the word.

    • marlie

      I hate the fuchsia stripper heels. And I’m loathe to say this about anything that Taylor wears, but I really like that Tod’s bag. Everything else? Insufferable.

    • conniemd

      What bugs me is that all of the photos are of leaving the gym in clothes that nobody would wear leaving the gym unless they did the workout on the way to their place of work. Normal people leave the gym wearing gym appropriate clothes and change when they get home. They don’t go to the gym, work out, then put on clothes to go out to lunch or style their hair and wear 5 inch heels. I mean, her hair dresser isn’t at the gym with her I assume.

    • Steve Ek

      Well, She needs something to do in the off season. In the winter she beards for closet queens by squiring them to Laker’s games. Now we know her summer sport is carrying empty (and presumably free) $2500 bags in lower Manhattan. She’s really not very adept at either.

    • cocohall

      Admittedly, I’ve given more thought to this than I should, but I think she does the slightly mismatched accessories on purpose. If everything worked together as it SHOULD, you wouldn’t notice each item, you would just see the gestalt and say Tay Tay looks good. But she so routinely pairs the wrong bag, shoes, belt together that I think it is strategic so you study each piece individually, wondering where she went wrong. Genius. Nothing happens by accident with this girl. Nothing. She and her team could teach an MBA course in brand management. But yes, I’d love to see her just once off the clock, so to speak, acting her age and looking a sloppy cute.

    • Constant Reader

      I think what separates Reece’s Parking Lot Tour from Taylor’s Empty Bag Tour is that Reece at least gives the illusion that she’s going someplace. She’s photographed in different places that a working mom might go — the grocery store, the mall, outside restaurants, etc. Taylor just keeps getting photographed in front of gyms she doesn’t appear to have been inside while holding bags as empty as her expression. She’s never seen with a friend or having a conversation, never talking on the phone, never checking her FB feed, never carrying a swanky Chanel shopping bag full of makeup goodies. Nothing ever indicates that Taylor is a real person with a real life. I’m sure she’s both. To me, that’s what feels so inauthentic.

      • Shawn EH

        Like, does she even drink coffee? Grab a bagel for breakfast? Just throw on some jeans and t-shirt on a Sunday? It’s sad to think that even Anne Hathaway is beating her for authenticity points!

    • in a pickle

      disingenuous
      That’s the word that always leaps to mind with her for me.

    • demidaemon

      JESUS.

      Really, if you are going to attempt this, at least put on a show or something. Give us some bitchface or, I don’t know, something. Because this set of pictures, no matter how cute they are, just pisses me off.

      • Shawn EH

        January Jones could destroy her with a glance.

    • Yoshio

      Agree re the empty meaningless of it all but I always get distracted by her amazing legs especially in the last two outfits – talk about genetically gifted…

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      She has all the necessary tools, but she keeps trying to use a screwdriver on the nails.
      And I would arm-wrestle her for that Tod’s toe.

    • Sif

      at least she burned that tan Dolce bag.

    • Columbinia

      Lame. The word for Taylor Swift’s Parade of Purses is lame. She hangs a meaningless bag on her limp arm looking like she has no idea why women carry these things, much less ever carried one herself in real life. It’s like she’s parading a box of chocolates down the street.

      I still don’t know why she needs this products promotion gig. All it says to me is that her career is fizzling. Ditch it, Tay, honey, and go do something with purpose and meaning.

    • amf0001

      I’m still wondering how she changes and showers in the gym. Surely not in the communal area? Or does she go to some gym which has special celebrity shower rooms?

    • DeniseSchipani

      Can’t she be leaving from a lunch date or shopping or ANYTHING other than the gym? That assertion, that’s she’s been “spotted” leaving a “gym” is as empty as her bags. Come on.

    • frannyprof

      She’s an amateur compared to the Witherspoons and Stefanis of the world. She needs to lock herself up in an anonymous hotel room, pore over other, more accomplished streetwalkin’ celebs’ pics, and figure out what the hell to put in her goddamn designer handbag.

      • Steve Ek

        Maybe we can ship her off to Dita von Teese for some lessons. She makes Reese look like an amatuer.

    • livesarah

      It’s not the inauthentic nature of it that bothers me, it’s that she seems to think we’ll all buy it. However much I dislike her, she definitely dresses better than Reese.

    • titaness25

      TLo, I feel like you’re assessing this the wrong way. She’s just suffering from Zoolanderitis. She’s not an ambi-turner…she can only turn left.

      She’s wearing the bag to distract from her condition. Also I think she looks cute anyway.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      “Empty Bags” sounds like a new Taylor Swift song about the ex who took her jet-setting all over the world only to leave her with empty bags…and an empty heart. The first pic continues her tradition of an ugly bag and bad belt, the second makes her look like the “Rich Bitch” character in a John Hughes movie.

    • SophieCollier

      I dunno, maybe its just her reaction to the ridiculousness of her handler handing her a bag and saying “make sure they see the label.” If she feels foolish carrying it, maybe that explains the awkward “posing.”

    • Judih1

      Maybe because she spend so much time posing coming out of the gym she had done a special type of workout routine that strengthens her purse carrying arm. What is more laughable than the obviously empty purse is the way she dresses coming out of the gym

    • Moocows

      There is nothing about this girl that I find remotely compelling. Id rather punch a baby seal in the face than have a conversation with her.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      “But Tay? She’s so … what’s the word?”

      Affected.

    • MM4321

      It’s just sooo try-hardy. She is one talented and successful girl. No need for all this “try.”

    • gitchygitchymama

      It’s never easy being a over-done straight girl and having absolutely no sex appeal to the opposite sex.

    • Alloy Jane

      I dig that green dress. But what on earth can she possibly be doing at the gym? You would think as much as she supposedly goes, she’d squat her way to some sort of muscle definition. I guess her publicist is omitting the part where Taylor Swift is leaving the gym “five minutes after entering from the back.”

    • Allison DeBlasio

      But you can often see her security guy holding her actual bag in the background of the shots – kind of drives me nuts. At least make sure your real bag doesn’t end up in the background if you are going to fake it like this!

    • lobsterlen

      Reese and Gwen seem comfortable in their own skin. Taylor always seems awkward and nervous. It is as if she never got past being a teen girl. Look at her nails they chowed down to the nubs.

    • lobsterlen

      I kind of wish one of these bodyguards for these pop stars would write a memoir. I know they sign away all those rights when they take these jobs but done right I have no doubt it would amuse.

    • boweryboy

      This is why I dislike her so much. Every thing about her is affected from her “leaving” the gym to her myriad “romances” to the manufactured drama used as “insipiration” for her songs. There isn’t a single genuine thing about this girl.

      On the other hand, her handler is hawt!

    • JaymeKay

      I believe “affected” is the word you are searching for.

    • LibKat

      Cute outfits, but if she did anything at the gym other than hang out at the juice bar, I’ll eat those empty bags.

    • Lenora Dody

      Ok, I just want to point out on each of these (except the last doesn’t say) she is “leaving the gym” ! Who looks like that when they are leaving the gym??

    • traceyishere

      It’s obvious she practices her pose.

    • AthenaJ

      If I went to the gym as much as her, I’d have 10% body fat and be able to bench press my Yaris.

    • Fannie Wolston

      Made by Mattel, looking for Ken.

    • littlevase

      I think the sidewalk tour of legs and handbags is hilarious and she is totes (see what I did there?) in on the joke.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Posing. Poser. Posed. It’s kind of like she’s riffing on those old Charlie ads — kinda young, kinda now, Charlie! — except they’re not fresh or real anymore. The Empty Bag Tour says it all, really.

    • Laylalola

      I always think she’s still trying to make girls she went to high school with jealous. The weird collecting celebrities for apparently the sole purpose of posting selfies thing, it all seems so obvious.

    • http://www.kokohogan.com/ Christopher J Hogan

      Credit where credit is due: she does always have the best accessory a celebrity can have, a hot handler.

    • JynxTheCat

      subpar Barbizon School of Modeling.

    • Goldie

      That first shot gives me the impression that she’s totally in on the joke. I also doubt that her bags are empty, she just carries a bag WAY too big for what she has in it. I’m guessing a phone, lip gloss, maybe a credit card. No keys because she’s usually being driven. She just has a thing for granny bags.

    • http://chick-habit.com Ally Huang

      Anyone know where the green dress is from? It’s gorgeous!

    • Ann VerWiebe

      I wonder if she really carries a Vera Bradley wallet in all of her giant bags. Or, like the Queen, a lipbalm, dog treats and a single Kleenex.

    • Miranda

      “please love me”

    • guest2visits

      The bags look so off because she’s wearing them like NO one else would unless they had their hands full – what’s she doing wearing them on her arm when the handles are made to be grasped… a very artificial pose indeed. Plus; Taylor please find a bag or two that looks more youthful and FUN, these are a bit mumsy on you when wearing casual clothes. Damn I love the Jimmy Choo sandals.

    • emilaweb

      I know people have mentioned it, but leaving the gym??? What?? Mandler isn’t holding a bag and theres sure as hell no gym shoes in her purse. I

    • jorinde

      in opposition to reese or gwen, Taylor wants to “please” everybody. I think that’s what makes the difference.

    • fauxfatale

      One of my friends lives right near this “gym”. It’s a pilates studio on Bowery between Prince and Spring in NYC. She’s run into Taylor a number of times at this point.

    • Tobey

      She seems really boring.

    • ms_kat

      Maybe “leaving the gym” is code for something else?

    • LuluBI

      Is “leaving the gym” now a euphemism for something??

    • Imasewsure

      She spent too much time fantasizing about being a Sears catalog model when she was little… now we’re all living her dream. That being said…I begrudgingly like that last little green dress with the slutty hot pink Barbie shoe…. damn it

    • Shannon

      Is the purpose of this just to stay in the tabloids between albums?

    • anotherkate

      What is she even doing in NYC? Besides apparently working out all the time?