Carrie Bradshaw is an icon, just as much as the actress that brought her to life for over a decade in the TV series (and in the two movies) Sex&The City, Sarah Jessica Parker.
All of us have a favorite one among the Fab Four of Manhattan and we all cried, laugh and hated at least one of their boyfriends or husbands because they reminded us of some Mr. Big, Aiden, Petrovsky or the sad Berger, Mr. Post-it.
Carrie and her friends Charlotte, Samantha and the, on my opinion, underrated Miranda are still nowadays the reflections of a generation of women who loves to let down their hair (and go wild sometimes), with some really, really incredible outfits.
They gave us some remarkable life’s lessons about men, and how to deal with them without sugar-coating the situations and reminding us that “They say nothing lasts forever …dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” (Carrie).
In this post, I will show you how to pull together some outfits inspired to the woman who “couldn’t help but wonder” what to do with Mr.Big but could dress up like a queen, no matter what.
The Paris Green Skirt.
Oh la-la the iconic outfit of the Parisian night when she finally ran away from Aleksander Petrovsky (sorry, I hated him, hoping for him to get electrocuted with his artworks for breaking her heart).
The outfit is composed by the mid-lenght green skirt in tulle, golden sandals, a beige blazer and a white top (and the faux fur hand-warmer).
You can find a really similar skirt on Aliexpress here and it is available in multiple colors so, just choose your mood and it will be your for only 10$.
Of course if you want to go big there is also this version here which is handmade and with a lot of volume for 20$. I personally ordered the first one because It’s more versatile and practical to pack.
The Newspaper Dress.
The Newspaper Dress from the John Galliano’s creations for Christian Dior 2000 Spring Collection is not exactly what we would categorize as “on a budget”, it costs approximately $1500, plus the Christian Louboutin sandals for other $3,325, a necklace by the brand Chahan Minassian for “only” $20,000 and the bag branded Bea Valdes for $4,340, fot a total cost of $23,825. At least.
So here you can find a dress, similar to this one but for $11, a version more stretch than the original one but really nice on my opinion, or here a more comfortable one, by being more casual and that can be styled with a belt to give it some shape around the waist.
The sandals, here there is a really nice pair, available also in other colors in case you would like to change the color of the shoes, but if you wanna stick to the lace look of her shoes here and here you will find something for you. Everything is from 50$ to 70$.
“Hello, I live here.”
One of my favorites, this was part of the super fashionable house-hunting with Mr.Big, when they visit the incredible apartment and she declares, in awe, “Hello, I live here.”.
You can see one option here and another one here for the dress, which is a ’50s inspired floral green dress right under the knee. In case you would like to go long this may be the one for you, the three of them goes from a range of 7$ up to 20$.
For the eccentric bag, representing the Eiffel Tower, which costs around 3,000$ at the Patricia Field’store (the costume designer of the series) in Miami, you can find one similar here and is the cheapest one I found for 135$, but it is handmade so worth it.
These were my favorite three looks from Carrie Bradshaw, in the future I would love to blog more about their outfits so feel free to suggest in the comments, who should I feature and with which look.
As a suggestion, read the reviews left by customers before buying something and ask the seller for the measures as items sometimes tend to be slightly smaller than common sizes.