My inner Carrie Bradshaw

Somehow, I don’t know how, I ended up getting a Carrie Bradshaw vibe when looking at these photos. Another case of looking in the mirror at an outfit and thinking (in this case) yes – you’re looking all retro secretary, girl! …then something else altogether comes to mind when viewing it on screen.

Looking at the big wavy hair and full skirt in the camera viewfinder I immediately remarked ooh, it’s a bit Carrie B isn’t it (luckily Mr. Summers is aware of the phenomenon we know as SATC)… and then wondered how I had the audacity to compare myself. Believe me, I’m no CB when it comes to style – those are lofty heights I can only dream of, but therein lies our inspiration, and what would we do without that?!

So I’m showing off two things today: firstly, another pair of geek chic glasses – I LOVE these (new) retro style babies from eBay! I only actually need glasses for reading but like them as an extra accessory to an outfit, so I’m starting to get a little collection of clear lens glasses going. And secondly – my nail tips manicure that I was inspired to do by Crashing Red… the lovely Maria tipped her nails in different neon colours but I stuck to orange. I can see myself doing this more in the future.

Finally for all you lovely folks who’ve commented on my hair recently – I’ve been sporting the same plaited hair for most of the last few posts – it’s very easy to do if you buy a false plait hairband… that’s how mine’s so neat 😉

Scarf: Thrifted, Sweater: F+F, Skirt: ASOS (sale), Heels: Nine West (sale), Tights (brown and ribbed, but you can’t tell): F+F, Glasses: eBay, False plait hairband: eBay similar, Tortoiseshell cuff: Accessorize (sale), Watch: Christmas gift, ASOS, Rings: New Look, ASOS.

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26 Comments

  1. January 26, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this look of yours today makes me smile, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am in love with that gorgeous skirt of yours.
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  2. January 26, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    I know why you got the vibe. YOU LOOK VERY Carrie b!! I wish I could find a thrift scarf this fabulous…i love it!!

  3. January 26, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    Oh yes, very Carrie, but better because you can walk in your shoes! : > Love the wavy hair and that retro skirt is *perfection*.

  4. January 26, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    I have been watching sex and the city episodes lately…this is a beautiful outfit Catherine…just gorgeous. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  5. January 26, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Carrie Bradshaw is the best inspiration when it comes to anything I'd have to agree. Cute outfit!

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  6. January 26, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    I might have to get one of those headbands. That's genius! I've tried making my own hair into a braided headband a couple times and it looked awful.

    And I actually know very little about Miss Carrie but, from what I do know, this is very reminiscent. Love it!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

    • January 26, 2012 / 11:38 pm

      I'm old enough to have watched SATC from when it was first on TV Kayla (eek) – it's like the A-Z of fashion! I thoroughly recommend you watching it from the beginning… you will not regret it! Thanks for coming by sweetie! C xoxo

  7. January 27, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Most darling plaid skirt…love the yellow in it! Cute glasses too, really adds to the ensemble.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  8. February 4, 2012 / 1:57 am

    I love those glasses and the scarf Catherine. Great accessorising!
    xoxo
    Danina

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