Well Played, Michelle Williams


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It’s SLOW out there right now. All the celebs are in hiding, prepping for Fashion Week or the Toronto Film Festival or doing some weird juice fast for the Emmys that makes them incapable of rising from their oxygenated sleep tanks. So we must pounce on them while they do things like pick up Matilda Ledger from school and take her to get In N Out and ice cream:

I should look so polished when I’m walking around getting cheeseburgers and ice cream. Also, file this under: Better In Sunglasses, Everyone Looks. But I really just included this picture because Jason looks so interested in Matilda and I think that’s sweet. I am weirdly invested in this relationship.

Let’s take a closer look at Michelle.

I mean, is this the MOST DIRECTIONAL FASHION MOMENT OF THE YEAR?!?!?!!!! No. But it’s HOT out there and she looks totally charming and mod — the haircut is really working, and I love a polka dot and some good slim black pants — and sometimes it’s just nice to see someone running around not looking utterly schlump but also wearing something the rest of us could conceivably pull off. That’s all.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]

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  1. maryse
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    omg matilda is like her father’s mini-me.

  2. Dani
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    That little girl looks just like her dad.

    Sigh. Now I’m sad.

  3. Orange Clouds
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    She looks amazing and well put together. And I am sure it has been noted before but Matilda is the spitting image of Heath Ledger.

  4. Emma
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    Am I the only one who feels Michelle’s wardrobe seems to consist entirely of shift dresses and shapeless blouses with cutesy crew-necks and peter pan collars? With the pixie cut and her round face, she just looks… round. I miss the Michelle of a few Oscar’s back who wore the yellow dress with the plunging neckline and romantic hair.

    • pantsonfire
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      No, you’re not the only one. The idea of this outfit doesn’t bother me, but I don’t think that sleeveless cut is the most flattering on her, and she wears this kind of thing all the time–the crewneck with the small armholes. And you are right about the hair and the shapes she chooses sort of being, perhaps, the antithesis of what would play up her best qualities. Why are we sometimes attracted to clothes and headsuits that are exactly what isn’t good on us? Magical thinking, I guess. I just try not to let it bug me, since this appears to be who she is and she’s not changing.

      • pantsonfire
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        p.s. Though sometimes I think her hair is good on her (and other times, definitely not)…it really depends on the exact cut, color, styling for her…with her cherubic face, I think if it’s short it needs to be edgy.

    • Beth C.
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      Omg, that mustard colored dress was my favorite ever. Hands down, all-time. Not just HER best ever, THE best ever. She just rocked it. No one has to agree with me, just MHO. :)

      Here it is, in case anyone wants a peek. http://karlasaavedra.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/michelle-williams.jpg

  5. Kit
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    She *does* look great – I love this simple, classic outfit. And my gosh, Matilda’s getting so BIG!

  6. janet
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    I like that Jason is drinking Diet Coke.

  7. Sabrina
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    Omg, THAT’S Matilda Ledger?! Wasn’t she a baby when Heath died? HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?! AM I REALLY THIS ANCIENT?

    • Brenna
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      I think she was around 2 or 3 when he died, and he died a little over 4 years ago. So yes, I do now feel old as well. And she really does looks just like him.

      As for the fashion, I want Michelle’s polka dotted top, like yesterday. It’s adorable and this outfit looks MUCH better than that housecoat thing she was wearing the other day.

      • Jesse
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        After seeing The Dark Knight Returns, I had to have a conversation about if it had actually been 8 years since the last movie (as it was in the movie), and could only date things based on Matilda’s age.

        Also, it is not weird to be invested in this relationship! Or, if it is, I am also weird. It’s just so great to see Michelle Williams finally looking happy again! And Jason Segal! My mother wanted him for me, but I think this is better.

  8. Carolina Girl
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    I am so glad that she and Jason Segal seem to be happy but not in everyone’s face about it. That gives me hope that their relationship will actually last.
    I love the way she looks here. The hair is really cute on her and the top and pants look like something I could probably pull off even though I probably cannot afford them.

  9. Sandra
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    The three of them look like a family. Awwwww!

  10. tigers4us
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    I’m gonna repeat, but the most striking thing about this pic is how much Matilda resembles her dad. And yes, her mom looks great.

  11. Candy
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    OMG! I’m wearing basically the same outfit! Although my silky top is black with a white dot type pattern & my black pants are linen & wide leg rather than pencil. I suddenly feel so chic!

    • Carol
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      I actually have those shoes! This is the first time anything in my closet ended up on GFY … and in a “well played” to boot!

  12. Elissa
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    Who makes those shoes and where can I get them???

  13. Helen
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    Michelle and Matilda both look very nice! Cute, casual, comfortable, yet put together.

    And I love how Michelle’s always so ladylike.

  14. oohsparkley
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    I hate the length of the pants. I have long legs and used to have a hard time getting pants long enough (way back in the day). So I have a rational distaste for short pants. Plus I think they make her legs look dis-proportionately short.

  15. jean
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    I also love that Matilda’s outfit looks like a real outfit that any child would wear. Her hair is a bit messy. She looks like a real kid on a hot day. And just like her father. I’m sure her skirt costs more than my car payment, but it looks comfortable and appropriate.

    Go Jason! So cute. And yes, I want these two to be happy and have children together because imagine the hair! Curly and blondish.

    • Anita
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      I agree about Matilda. Every time I see her I think, “Thank God she looks like a real kid.”

    • Girl in Sydney
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      Agreed, my first thought too. Not at all designer or contrived casual, just a normal kid.

      I love MW as an actor. And I really like JS. So I can see why all kinds of folk would find them perfect together.

    • Heather
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      I agree about her looking like a real kid – tho not sure about the price of the skirt. My friends’ daughters dress like this and they buy most of their clothes at Target. Not that Michelle/Matilda shop at Target but this looks like a pretty normal (ie, didn’t cost $1,000) skirt to me. (Katie and Suri take note: it is possible to be the child of film stars and still dress like a NORMAL PERSON.)

  16. meggyoh
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    I recently read that Segel befriended Heath Ledger’s parents. Dude does EVRYTHING right.

  17. AmyS
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    I really love them as a couple. And it is sweet how much Jason pays attention to Matilda. I just hope Michelle finds it sweet too. I’ve read some blind items that make it seems like she thinks he’s too into Matilda (not in a creepy, illegal way, but in a we haven’t been dating that long, don’t refer to her as your step daughter kinda way).

  18. LindenLovesFashion
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    She could be wearing burlap and my response would be, “Awwwww…that’s perfectly fine” because she smiles so much now and the 3 of them seem genuinely happy. That the outfit looks adorable and put-together is just the martini-complete-with-olive at the end of my day. Child dressed like…a child [Tom C, take note for future Suri-sightings on your watch] and a boyfriend who looks like…a regular boyfriend and not a photo op to land in Vogue. Completely fab.

  19. crystal
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    Those are really nice pants. I have never been one who could pull off the slim-legged pants that stop just at the ankle, but these are pretty, and look nice with the sandals she paired them with. I have outfit envy.

    • Heather
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      I agree, I think they look best on petite people like Michelle. On me, these would just look like high-waters (or ‘floods’ as I think the young’uns are calling them these days).

  20. kalua
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    I’m obviously in the minority here but I can’t stand her style. Those peter pan collars and shapeless blouses she’s sporting … not flattering unless you’re 10. And it’s time for a new hairstyle for God’s sake.

    • Elle
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      I dislike her style as well. She usually veers between twee and frumpy. Here she and her daughter look quite ordinary-not bad just ordinary. So I guess finally achieving ordinary is a plus. I don’t understand the attention paid to this woman. (parenthetically I never understood the hoo hah about Heath Ledger either.

  21. vandalfan
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    Like too much perfume, her twee can sometimes be turned up to eleven and is too cloying. But this is quite Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore on the Dick Van Dyke show for you young ‘uns) and much less Sandy of Grease.

  22. thereset
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    That sweet child will hear “you look just like your dad” as much as harry potter heard “you have your mother’s eyes.” Also, as I am also on Team Weirdly Invested, I don’t care what any of them wear. They are so dang cute as a a group it just makes me too happy to judge.

  23. tarasaurusrex
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    She looks great – not my particular aesthetic so it doesn’t thrill me, but objectively I really love everything about both of these pictures.

  24. yeahandalso
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    This is what Miley thinks her hair looks like.

    Also, I know we shouldn’t fug a child, but am I the only one who thinks that top could stand to have a little more coverage?

  25. sha
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    where can I get those sandals?