Let’s face it: there’s hardly anything realistic about Sex and the City. From a writer’s salary supporting a shoe addiction to a Manolo-identifying thief, to constantly dining at five star restaurants, devouring the latest fashions like their McDonald’s french fries, always finding time every week for your friends, dating millions of guys, and going for both Aiden and Mr. Big types – its easy to conclude that these ladies live on a kind of parallel universe to the real Manhattan. As a fashion writer for the past seven years, I know that I won’t be buying an apartment with a walk-in closet on a quaint, tree-lined block anytime soon, and acknowledge that the perception of the fab foursome is skewed. However, I’ve watched the show since its inception, and love them nonetheless. It’s definitely a fantasy, and in some ways, perhaps a tad bit aspirational that at the core of this series is a tale about women and how crucial the bonds that they’ve formed with each other outlast other relationships and how every trial that comes their way does not escape their friends’ support. I digress; think what you must about the latest installment in the story, Sex and the City 2, but one thing is for certain — the fashion is fabulous!! I’ve pulled some actual pieces seen in the movie, but also others that are a million times more budget friendly, for us girls who enjoy a splurge from time to time, but mainly keep it real with our budget and style – enjoy!
Absolutely, #1 on my SATC 2 list – these fabulous gold and diamond Cleopatra earrings by the lovely Wendy Brandes $7,250
It may not be a dead-ringer for the Halston dress worn on the movie poster, but the Flirty Convertible Dress certainly has elegant lines and a complimentary cross-over cut. You can wear it as:
• Twist-front halter
AND, oh yeah, it’s $95
We love Kara Ross – and great to see her bag in the movie (Miranda also carries one!) Check out a similar Kara Ross bag here (about $1,100)
And for the final piece – the sparkly Louboutins seen in the film are to die for -but, for $28.49, you won’t cry one bit when some sequins fall off of these Liliana by Adi Women’s Glittering Pointed-toe Stilettos