Miss York. Part 2.

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If someone were to ask which TV character is known to be conservative, elegant, feminine and has a strict rulebook when it comes to dating, most people would immediately answer Charlotte York (played by Kristin Davis) from Sex and the City.

She believed less is more and that you don’t need to wear revealing clothes to catch a man’s attention. Her sense of style was classic, always maintaining a twist of femininity and she stayed true to her romantic beliefs throughout the entire series. She was a strong, smart and confident woman who chose to portray her simplistic, down-to-earth personality through her attire. Always a fan of neutral palettes and pinks (she is seen wearing it so often I think it is safe to assume it is her favorite color), she is still a fashion icon influence to many women out there who wish to have a sophisticated and adorable wardrobe all at once. Let’s continue to take a look at what Charlotte had in her awesome closet!

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This great outfit is perfect as a daytime look as well as a summer evening outfit. The red belts adds a pop of color and it is balanced off with her nude shoes.

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This dress is vibrant and shows a lot more personality than most of her other oufit selections. This very unique, thick vertical stripped peplum dress is very flattering because vertical stripes lengthen the body, and the peplum/belt combo sinch the waist, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure.

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Now this is how pregnant is done. Adorable, feminine and appropriate for a woman who is far along in her pregnancy. Charlotte shows that just because you are a mommy-to-be doesn’t mean you cannot dress up every once in a while. The simple polka dot dress is perfectly combined with this pink jacket and blush pink shoes.

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Another amazing dress choice by Charlotte. This beige dress is simple yet it’s neckline is very original and the snakeskin belt adds a little edge to the look.

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No surprise that one of my favorite Charlotte outfits is yet again, pink. This beautiful fuscia pink skirt suit is perfect for so many occasions, as well as the office (if you are in a pretty cool office). The peplum adds that girl-ish feel that every one of Charlotte’s outfits has, and I love the matching pink purse. I tend to always think I need to have a different color purse (in a complimentary tone), however, this shows to me that having the exact same color purse looks great. Somestimes staying in the same color tone is the way to go!

Charlotte taught us many things: never give up on true love, never book two dates in one night, never judge a book by it’s cover and always be dressed the way you want to be perceived. Thank you Charlotte for being the refined lady you are!

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Miss York.

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Sex and the City: four women, four very different styles. Charlotte York (played by Kristin Davis), the prim and proper one of the group, lived by a high standard of sophistication and class. Having been raised with the utmost of manners, she believed one should act and dress like a lady.

She was a fantastic friend who was loyal (i.e. she would plot the demise of your ex-boyfriend if you needed her to) and she was most remembered for being a romantic. Hopelessly devoted to find love, Charlotte believed from the deepest of her core that true love would find its way to her. She wanted to meet the man of her dreams, and she wanted to meet him now. As she so gracefully (not) said:

“I’ve been dating since I was fifteen. I’m exhausted. Where is he?”.

Well it may have taken some time however, many bad dates, bad kissers (remember the man who gave her a chin-hickey) and one divorce later she found her way to true love with Harry Goldenblatt (played by Evan Handler). He is the man who stole her heart away in the most unpredictable way: by being himself. Every bit of her tried to fight her feelings but if Charlotte’s story taught us anything is that you can’t fight love.

Her style represented exactly everything she stood for: elegance and sophistication. She believed that you shouldn’t show all your “goodies” in order to get some attention. Unlike some of the other women in the group, Charlotte leaned towards the conservative look, and kept simple patterns and feminine colors. It is time to go down Charlotte’s fashion runway and look at how she made her personality come through her very lady-like clothing.         

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This look completely defines what Chalortte is: a beautiful and feminine Connecticut lady. She liked to keep things simple and this beautiful strapless fitted dress is adorable, especially with the pattern and bow detailing which screams out feminitity at its finest.

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Charlotte felt that if you wanted to be seen as a classy woman, you’d have to dress the part, and that she did. With this simple v-neck white dress, and big black sunglasses she would even make Jackie O proud.   

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Always being seen as the innocent one, Miss York wanted to make a statement when she was a bridesmaid at her friend’s wedding. Instead of going plain-Jane on her dress selection she chose an elegant black gown and the best part: the plunging open back. She went sexy without giving away too much, a rule we should all follow.

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This character was the Queen of cute dresses. Never dissapointing, this dress is no exception. This southern-belle dress is covered with a soft pattern and the pink belt is the perfect accessory to take this dress from ordinary to memorable.

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We all go through difficult times and that was the best part of the show: the reality of it all. Most of these women went through ups and downs like the rest of us and Charlotte went through a devastating event during this period. After having hit rock bottom, she decided to pick herself up and get inspired by Elizabeth Taylor. She channeled Mrs.Taylor’s strength and elegance and wore what is my favorite Charlotte look from all the seasons. This stunning strapless fuscia pink dress with a black bow belt is unforgettable. The elegance of it all blew me away, and her updo and big black sunglasses just adds perfectly to the outfit.

Stay tuned on Wednesday for the continuation of Charlotte’s elegant and feminine looks. Did she continue on with her lady-like ways, or did she stray away from her own rules? We will soon find out!

My favorite Carrie Bradshaw looks.

Carrie Bradshaw was known for many things, whether it be falling on the runway, or getting dumped on a post-it to name a few. However, one thing everyone would agree on is she is undeniably known and remembered for her fashion sense. Not all looks of hers were fan favorites. In fact, some would be on my “Never would I be caught dead in this top 5 looks” list. Still, for the most part, the woman had style and she pulled off outfits that are out of this world. Choosing only a few favorites for this post wasn’t easy but after a lot of thought and contemplation, I ended up choosing 5 that are purposely completely different from one another. It would’ve been easy to choose 5 fabulous dresses, but I thought it was important to show how capable Carrie was of being eclectic.

1. She said Yes….to the dress.

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Any fan knows “the white dress”. I think the picture speaks for itself. Carrie and Aidan (the love of my life) went to a Black and White ball and Carrie chose this amazing dress for the night. It’s not your typical strapless dress because it elevates on the side adding a little funk, which only makes me love it more. It is extremely tight on the bodice and then falls into a mermaid shape, which may not be the most comfortable dress, but as the saying goes “beauty is pain”, and she really does look beautiful. She went for an updo sported with diamond dangling earrings, which was just just the perfect amount of bling to the look. I’ve got 2 words for this look: absolutely stunning. This is also a pretty great look for a bride….which was the reason that Aidan wanted to elope that night, and in result, ended their relationship. An unforgettable episode, for more reasons than one!

The main attraction: What really made this look complete is that Carrie had an emaculate updo for the evening. I can’t help but wonder whether this look would’ve made the list if her hair was let down. The effect would’ve been completely different, taking away from the elegance of the look.

2. “Cmon…Vogue”

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Sophistication at its best. Carrie had a meeting at Vogue and wanted to look the part. It was the first episode where she unveiled her new do and it couldn’t have looked more fabulous. She wanted to come off as sophisticated and professional and she did just that by opting for a navy pin striped skirt suit with a wide collar opening. It is fitted, but not fitter to the point of being inappropriate for the work space. This look demonstrates that if you want to dress business-like, it doesn’t have to be boring. She also added a broach as an accessory, which complimented the suit so well. She paired this ensemble with classic nude pumps. The colors nude andnavy are one of my favorite combinations and I try to match them as much as possible! Although she got drunk in one of her meetings, she was well dressed while doing it!

The main attraction: The broach. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, broaches can have a huge impact on an outfit and adding an accessory like Carrie did can really show you put that extra effort into your outfit. A little effort can go a long way. You always want to look your best in the workplace, especially when interviewing at the worlds leading fashion magazine.

3. Where there’s rain, there’s a rainbow

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In this episode, Carrie was having a classic bad day. She started off cheery, looking adorable in her outfit, but it quickly took a harsh turn when a storm came and made her day, not-so-pleasant. Despite getting harshly stuck in the rain, feeling that “New York gave me a real kick in the ass”, her outfit was one that remained a top favorite of the series. There’s almost nothing I love more than a flowy knee-length skirt. Some skirts may look a bit librarian, but this is definitely not one of them. I tend to not go overboard with colors in general, but this look screams color and I love the way she did it. The skirt being multicolored didn’t stop her from choosing a nice pink sweater, and a vibrant orange red jacket to wear. Where she kept it simple were the shoes, hair and makeup. I am not fond of her purse choice. I would have chosen a nude or white clutch purse to keep it more neutral. In the end despite NYC kicking her butt, she claimed to love it no matter what, as do I and this outfit!

The main attraction: The flowy skirt is what truly steals my heart away from this look. It’s adorable in every way and flatters many different body types. It can be worn for work, or a night out for supper. Also the colorful stripes makes it easy to match a colorful top with it! Lesson to learn: Never be afraid of some color.

4. Chic with a little Russian on the side

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Considering there are so many pieces in this one outfit, I am so impressed how she nailed every single one. From the ultra-comfy looking cream sweater to the dark denim to the black suede boots and fringe purse, this is a look that so many of us can wear on a chillier Fall day. I am not one to wear too much fur, but even I can appreciate a nicely made jacket when I see one, and this is one hell of a nice jacket! This coat paired with the simplicity of the rest of the ensemble results in the perfectly comfortable, “let’s-go-get-some-lunch-walk-around-town-with-a handsome-Russian” look.

The main attraction: In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a knee-high boot. Fall is my favorite season to shop for and it is all about boots. They tie in a look together, making it look more polished. These above the knee, black suede boots are awesome, and a must in any girls closet for the chillier seasons!

5. A tutu in Paris

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A true Sex and the City fan remembers this outfit, mostly because it was worn by Carrie in the series finale of the show and most of us were glued to the tv screen. As we were clutching our pillows, heart beating to the anticipation of whether or not Big and Carrie would end up together, through our tear-filled eyes we were able to be enthralled with Carries stunning mid-calf, mint green tutu dress. What I love about this look is that she made it feasible to wear something that is meant ultimately, for ballerinas. It’s not every day you tell yourself “Maybe i’ll pull out my tutu dress tonight”, but by pairing this halter dress (with a cream criss cross back) with a simple shimmery cream blazer, feminine gold thin sandals and kept her jewelry to a minimum, she balanced it out without going over the top (which it’s no secret, Carrie has a knack for going over the top). To keep this look even cuter, because of the cold Parisian night she also added a fur hand holder which just adds as a nice accessory for the frisky weather (and we all know that Mr.Big was going to get frisky with her that night as well!)

The main attraction: This dress will be forever be embedded in my mind as a favorite of all time from not only the Sex and the City series, but any show/movie. The color itself is soft, which is needed for an attention-grabbing dress like this, and it’s criss-cross back adds some beautiful detailing. Also, often in tutu dresses, the length is short and not as flattering, but because this particular dress’ length is under the knee and the tutu is not overwhelming, it makes it extremely feminine and easy to wear.