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Be Inspired: Dressing like Carrie Bradshaw

 It's a well known fact that if Sex and the City had started it's season (or had continued its seasons) today, that Carrie Bradshaw would have been a blogger. No doubt about it. 
Sex and the City is one of my all time favorite shows; I've seen the entire season collection more times than I am willing to admit, and when I watched both movies I couldn't help but squealing with joy when I saw items from Carrie's closet make their cameos. Like many others, I have dreamed of having a closet like Carrie's. While I may never have a closet full of Manolo or Nicholas Kirkwood heels as she did, I still look to her for inspiration! 
In today's collaboration post, I want to show you how I picked my favorite TV icon Carrie Bradshaw and created an outfit inspired by her!
Continue after the jump to see how and why I assembled what I did to create this inspired look!
Carrie Bradshaw loves a good heel: Her top two favorites? An open toe d'Osay pump by Manolo Blahnik, and sling backs. A close third is the pointed toe pump. Most of her shoes are conservative: meaning the shapes and colors of her shoes are one's that will stand the test of time and trends. Carrie spends a lot of money on her shoes, she isn't one to buy into a trend that will be gone within 6-12 months.
If I had to guess what Carrie Bradshaw's favorite piece of jewelry was, I would have to say it's the necklace. One season it was the namesake necklace that she couldn't get enough of, another it was pearls, and yet another season was the heart necklace. Still, it usually isn't the jewelry that does the talking in her outfits: it's the clothes. The jewelry is just there to highlight! 
Dress: c/o Wild Doll (last seen here) // Vest: Lush (similar here and here) // Heels: Guess (similar) // Necklace: vintage // Sunglasses: Asos // Purse: Love Moschino (similar)
One thing that I really admire about Carrie's style is that she is no bag snob. Sure her closet has a Dior saddle bag, a Prada clutch, a couple of Chanel bags...but she also totes along no-name bags that she found from street vendors as well. For my outfit I chose my new Love Moschino bag - it's got that Carrie quirk to it, don't you think?
Also, notice the lacy bra peeking out? Carrie doesn't mind letting a little bit of lingere peek through! Some of it is just too pretty to hide!
So lovelies, are you inspired? Did any tips provide you with inspiration to try and dress like your favorite television personality? For more pointers and inspiration on how to dress like your favorite TV star (such as Jess from New Girl) be sure to click the link!


  1. I also love SITC. I mean, who doesn't? :)

    Your outfit is amazing. Pretty and chic. An abundance of style. Great job constructing it.

    This may not make much sense but, growing up in the Sixties, I modeled my entire male persona on a TV character: Napoleon Solo in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Played by the dashing Robert Vaughn, he looked like the ultimate charismatic man. I even taped my hair to my forehead before going to sleep at night so it'd have the same curl his had. (I was young, about 8-9 years old.)

  2. Oops. The acronym is SATC. Typo.

  3. I think this dress with the vest is adorable. I love how you related the pieces to Carrie Bradshaw. I am not a big SATC fan, but I do think you did this just right. Super cute bag too. Is it that warm in norcal right now? :)


  4. I agree- this is a very carrie look! I've been watching the carrie diaries, even though its more teen-centric, but loving the 80s fashions- they are interestingly current looking haha.

  5. You are so cute! I've never been a Sex & the City girl, but I can understand the style inspiration here. You look beautiful! Very sexy heels...

    Kate from Clear the Way

  6. Woah!Love this,babe!

  7. Love your outfit! The vest is so cute!

  8. Very well constructed! Love it! Amazing hair too!

    -Jacqui, burgundywhispers.com

  9. This IS so something Carrie would wear :) I like that you noticed that she isn't a bag whore. That makes me feel better about myself LOL. I've never been that into bags myself. I'm more of a shoe girl.

    Your bra straps are very pretty too!

    xo Azu

  10. Beautiful look!!! and soooo jealous of your bag!!!what amazing style it has!!!


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