Today is officially the last day of the Small Screen Style challenge, and of course, we had to end with a bang and pull out the big guns…. so without further ado, Carrie Bradshaw. There’s no way that you can do a series on stylish TV stars without including some SATC style. The show was truly a gamechanger in terms of onscreen style and fashionable leading ladies. Carrie Bradshaw’s enviable closet is the stuff dreams of which dreams are made.
Truth be told, the challenge of taking on an icon like Carrie Bradshaw was one I found daunting. There are just so many different ways I could’ve gone with the challenge, and so many different looks that would’ve felt right. I initially thought I would go full-on tutu… isnt’ that the iconic image we all think of? Carrie in a tulle skirt getting splashed by a bus? BUT, then I remembered this adorable dress that I’ve had in my closet… it reminded me of the Halston dress SJP wore in the SATC movie and I just felt like it was SO Carrie, I decided to just go with it. Obviously, I paired the dress with a pair of killer heels, wavy hair, and my old nameplate necklace. This nameplate necklace is from WAY WAY back, possibly circa elementary school… it was definitely locked up for awhile, but I’m SO into it now!
Make sure you check out how the other girls styled their Carrie looks!
Carrie was never really one for jewelry. (Her distaste for engagement rings is proof of that!) When we were choosing what pieces we felt would resonate as CARRIE BRADSHAW, we decided to go with a monogram necklace, as an updated take on the nameplate, and then opted to go for a cool, modern cuff. Interesting fact about the Carrie nameplate necklace: in the DVD commentary of the show, producer Michael Patrick King reveals that the Carrie nameplate necklace really signifies Carrie’s identity and sense of self. When she “loses herself” throughout the show, (her affair with Mr. Big, when she moves to Paris with Aleksander Petrovsky, etc.) she stops wearing or loses the nameplate necklace. If you pay attention, you’ll notice that when she’s making bad decisions or doing the wrong thing, she is NEVER wearing her necklace. (I LOVE THE DVD commentaries! You should definitely listen to them, they’re chock full of fascinating information about the show!)
I want to thank the LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY Rachel, Becca, Lindsay, and Maddy for working on this amazing collab with me! This has been such a fun series and I’ve loved getting to know the girls better. Extra special thanks to Roman & Sunstone for sponsoring our FABULOUS giveaway of $600 worth of pieces of Sunstone, Roman Luxe and Boy Meets Girl x Roman Luxe jewels! Remember, the winner wins ALL 8 PIECES! (So jealous of whoever the winner is! Promise you’ll let me borrow?) Tell me in the comments: what did you think of the series? Which day was your fave?