The Good Thing About Carrie Bradshaw

Lately, I’m feeling this strange affinity to my more feminine side. Strange because I’ve never fancied myself as a girly girl when it comes to life, or style. But when I think about it, I am drawn to a skirt or dress more often than not. BUT, does not pants actually equal girly? 

It’s a fine line between feminine and girly.  In my mind, the latter is certainly worse than the first, both being not ideal options.

But why? 

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Terrible personality, great style.

I have this reoccurring image in my mind of Carrie Bradshaw wearing a giant white fake flower pinned to her one-shoulder micro mini dress, gold lurex boots in tow, not giving two shits.  Yes I know her character is annoying as fuck and we can collectively agree that she is ‘the worst’, but for me, she was a character that embodied a woman truly embracing her unique style. She followed the trends, but didn’t run away with them. She didn’t subscribe to one look, she truly dressed according to how she felt … even if she was feeling girly.

New style goal: embrace inner Carrie. 

There’s a certain freedom in embracing your inner Carrie – in attitude towards fashion only. Girl was terrible at financial planning, anything career oriented and was clearly an awful friend.

So maybe, kind of, perhaps girly is a little bit … ok?

Ok who am I kidding, give me the girliness! I’m talking lacy lace, sugar sweet pink and lilac, ruffles and dare I say it, sparkles. In true Carrie style, I’m taking inspiration from the over the top – Couture Fashion Week!

These are my new style inspirations, check it.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring '16 Couture. Loungewear as outer wear + a full face of make up. Vibe.
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring ’16 Couture. Loungewear as outer wear + a full face of make up. Vibe.
Armani Privé '16 Couture. I think my Aunty literally had this outfit in the 60s. Lilac sheen silk has never looked this good.
Armani Privé ’16 Couture. I think my Aunty literally had this outfit in the 60s. Lilac sheen silk has never looked this good.
Christian Dior '16 Couture. Vibing the dress colour and off the shoulder layered look in a big way, not so much the shoes.
Christian Dior ’16 Couture. Vibing the dress colour and off the shoulder layered look in a big way, not so much the shoes.
Everything YES about sheer, beaded, black Givenchy '16 Couture.
Everything YES about sheer, beaded, black Givenchy ’16 Couture.
Wear your carpet to work day, could get around Maison Margiela '16 Couture.
Wear your carpet to work day, could get around Maison Margiela ’16 Couture.

 

How do you feel about girly style? More importantly, what’s your least favourite thing about Carrie Bradshaw? 

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