If nothing else, I just love the idea of a woman my age finding her way through NYC in hopes of fulfilling her dream of being a writer despite her dad's insistence on her becoming a lawyer. And the fashion! Oh the fashion. I obviously wasn't around to experience the fashion that consumed the eighties, but the bright and wonderous costumes in The Carrie Diaries made my heart skip a beat every now and then. Particular this sequin number used for The Carrie Diaries's original promo release. I remember seeing it in an issue of Teen Vogue and dying over the striped dual heart belt. Then I saw the designer (Marc Jacobs) and the insane price tag ($228) and decided it was time to find a cheaper alternative. I searched for months to no avail until finally spotting this vintage Juicy Couture buckle belt that has all the spirit of a young Carrie. I truly love the silver sequin dress, but my wardrobe only calls for this black, strapless version I bought on a trip to Atlanta a few years back and my selection of cardigans has dwindled since the first episode of The Carrie Diaries aired on my local CW channel, but there's no shortage of Carrie approved outerwear hanging in my closet. So in remembrance of the October not so long ago when The Carrie Diaries first appeared on television sets across America I'd like to toast to Carrie Bradshaw and her great legacy.
bracelets: Britter and Jo, Fired and Wired c/o, Belle's Bangles; nail polish: Trust Fund Beauty in Elegantly Wasted c/o; belt: Juicy Couture
Photo from Instyle