I decided I want to be Carrie for Halloween.
Why Carrie? Um…why not? Carrie is perfection because she is so beautifully flawed and I will admit–I am obsessed with her …in the best way. I want to do the tutu from the opening scene. I will do the tank. I will do the wavy messy hair. I will alter it only slightly opting for the beautifully layered pearl look that she gave with her hanging engagement ring. So I shall be Carrie.
I was also looking at fashion blogs today, pretty much all day and started to contemplate my own style. What is my style? All in all I think most people would say I am normally very put together. I like classic things. I do not like busy patterns and prints (unless of course it is polka dots…or houndstooth…or burberry plaid…or gingham…or zebra or cheetah). Even then, those are very calm prints. I like bold colors. RED. BLACK. GREY. COGNAC. I prefer that to brown which makes everyone make a face. Plus I don’t mean brown, I mean cognac.
I love to feel pretty, to be pretty. I like my hair done and my nails trimmed and manicured. I like to wear lipstick and dark sunglasses. I like coats. I like to appear on purpose even when I am not. There comes a time when you have to just accept certain truths about yourself and those are mine. I like to dress intentionally.
I like shoes that do not pinch my baby toe.
I like shoes that are comfortable that I can be in all day without thought. I prefer to wear heels, but am practical enough to consider other options. I will never wear tennis shoes with my work attire.
I like scarves and chignons.
I like Kate Spade. Marchesa. Tom Ford. YSL. I will never buy any of them full price.
I believe in quality handbags and one day will own vintage Hermes luggage. I want to travel to Africa and wear braids down to my waist with a cranberry lip and ivory bangles. I want to go to Greece and wear flowy white maxi dresses with big hats and lapis earrings. I want to be draped in orange and purple in flight to Phuket.
And I don’t see anything wrong with knowing all of that. That is my style. Careful. Methodical. Planned. But ready.