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And Just Like That

Did anyone else love the Sex and The City revival? While I didn’t think it was perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into the world of our favorite New York City gals. And besides continuing the story, I was of course excited to see all of the fashion!

One of the looks that stood out to me was Carrie’s sky-blue date-night dress. Turns out, it’s available for mere mortals like us to purchase! I instantly tried my hand at recreating her look with the Norma Kamali dress and a white blazer. The dress is one of the designer’s classic pieces, which has a sculpting panel underneath all of the ruching to ensure it’s super flattering to the body. While I love pale blue, I imagine it’s also beautiful in a variety of other colors, including black. 

What do you all think? Did I do Carrie justice?

Dress: Norma Kamali. Blazer: Zara (old). Heels: Stuart Weitzman.

Lust List

Bold Belts

Have you all noticed that designer belts are all the rage again? And while I think the Gucci belt is the most common, there are some other more unique brands on the market. Since 2022 is the year of Valentino so far, I opted for their reversible wide style. But here are my other personal picks for the luxe designer belt trend. 

Valentino (pictured): I love that this belt is reversible in two neutral shades. The buckle has some gravitas to it and feels expensive. 

Hermes: The most classic luxe belt! I love the different color combinations and the iconic H buckle that is recognizable from afar! 

Loewe: I have a thing for the anagram logo, and I love that this luxe brand is a little less common. 

Dior: There’s something about the Montaigne style “CD” that is so sleek and classic. Another reversible belt, you’ll have this one for years to come. 


Two In A Row

Now that I’m in my 30’s, there is a whole new set of designers that have captured my attention. I’m willing to spend a little bit more on more classic pieces that will stand the test of time. One such brand is The Row. The high-end designs of Mary Kate and Ashley have an effortless and uber-minimal style that resonates with cool girls all over the world. Fair warning that it’s very pricey, but if you can catch it on sale, I think it’s worth it. I was fortunate enough to get two pieces recently – both cream maxi dresses. One was a very minimal crepe t-shirt style dress, the other along-sleeved wool dress with a sexy slit down the front. 

I love the t-shirt dress for casual evenings, and the wool for a more bold outing. I paired my look with oversized sunglasses and layered chunky jewels. You’ll find me wearing these looks for family photos, date nights, and even client dinners (the short-sleeved option of course). Now I just have to keep my eyes open for more sales!

Short-Sleeved Robi Dress The Row. Long-Sleeve Simona Dress: The Row.