Live a Day in Carrie Bradshaw’s Shoes

I dream of living a New York life like Carrie Bradshaw’s. My days would look something like hers : traipsing around Manhattan in sky-high heels, going to fancy soirees with all my friends, and drinking Cosmos with celebrities on the reg. Let’s just say my life does not look at all like an episode of Sex and the City. I walk around in comfortable shoes, rarely have a celebrity sighting, and I have never once worn tulle. I do however occasionally get to drink a Cosmo at Mike’s Place in downtown Conway.
But isn’t this why we love Sex and the City? Don’t we watch it to live vicariously through her New York life that almost no one really has? Carrie’s life is so utterly fabulous, and seeing her strut down the street, I am able to indulge in fantasy and imagine myself in her Manolo Blahniks. Sex and the City wasn’t merely a show on HBO - it was our bible on love, life, and the pursuit of fabulous shoes. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to review the greatest style lessons Carrie Bradshaw taught us all.
1. Your wardrobe counts as a liquid asset.
“I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet.” –Carrie Bradshaw
2. Running to a sale counts as exercise.
“Shopping is my cardio” –Carrie Bradshaw
3. Never apologize for unconventional outfit choices.
“You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it.” –Carrie Bradshaw
4. Never compromise your taste. If you want to dress up to go to McDonald’s,
by all means do it.
“I’d like a cheeseburger, large fries,
and a Cosmopolitan.” –Carrie Bradshaw
5. The higher the heel the closer to heaven.
“I’m not afraid of heights...have you seen my shoes?” –Carrie Bradshaw
6. A Tide pen can be a girl’s best friend.
“I will never be the woman with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it.” –Carrie Bradshaw
7. Trends are fleeting; friends are forever.
“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” –Carrie Bradshaw
Sure, years have passed and trends have come and gone, but there are plenty of reasons we will look to Carrie as our style inspiration forever. Why wouldn’t we take fashion advice from the woman who said, “Maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorize the outfit we’ve got.”