Why Carrie Bradshaw wore couture clothing to meet Miranda for lunch…
My new life as a writer is different from anything I knew before. Most days, I work in bed until 10 a.m. – to be honest, I’m in my pajamas, and it feels great. I don’t always shower or wear make up.
When I get dressed, it’s sweats and sneakers, or occasionally jeans. On a dress-up day, I wear leggings and boots. I have to admit, my choices are lacking creativity of late. But it is winter, and although we’re having record warm temperatures in New York, it’s still too cold outside to be looking chic, even if I am staying in. I look forward to warmer numbers to take advantage of the wardrobe that is hiding deep in my closets. Plural, because I have two bursting with options.
Looking back to those Sex and the City episodes I love, I remember Carrie getting decked out just about every day. (Did I really love the show, or was it the fashion?)
|Was it the fashion I loved?–-credit|
I couldn’t grasp her need to wear Dolce and Gabbana to happy hour, or Dior and Manolo Blahniks to lunch. Obviously, I don’t have the same vainglorious wardrobe she did. My budget doesn’t allow it. As a writer, I don’t know how hers did either. Instead, the Tracy Kaler digs are somewhat stylish but simpler, with a few showpieces intermittently placed.
|A pair of my going-out shoes, these are not for walking.|
I miss the days of dress-up. Each evening before work, I would immerse myself in clothing possibilities. Dresses would usually win. These required the least amount of thought; that’s probably why I own fifty of them. I kept a stash of high heels in my file drawer. My mile walk across Central Park couldn’t handle four inches.
But after just a few short months of a writing life, I can comprehend the need to dress up and go out. Somewhere, anywhere, okay, just leave my apartment and see the light of day, while feeling a little stylish in the process would suffice. For the first time, I understand why Carrie ventured out into the city each day, and dressed well for her excursions. Where else would she wear the clothes?