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.
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.
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!