a carrie moment
If you're a woman who was born sometime in the past 50 years or so, it's likely that you love Sex and the City as much as I do. The friendship. The cosmos. The clothes. What's not to love? And while the iconic HBO series ended 11 (!!!) years ago, binge-watching it never gets old. The show is filled with so many fabulous one-liners and unforgettable moments, but perhaps one of the most memorable elements of SATC is the intro. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaEffhhLQ9Q]
Our heroine, Miss Carrie Bradshaw, saunters through the New York City streets in a light pink tank top tucked into the cutest tulle tutu you ever did see. And she is rocking it. That is, until a city bus drives through a puddle -- splashing streetwater all over said tutu.
It's a classic Carrie moment that showcases her strengths and vulnerabilities all at once. Despite her quirks and tendency to make terrible decisions (i.e. cheating on Aidan with Big and then not accepting Aidan's proposal after they get back together -- I'll never get over this), she's a surprisingly likable character who we always end up rooting for.
But back to the fashion.
As one can imagine, the SATC intro has inspired fans and fashionistas alike to have their own Carrie moment in a tulle skirt (minus the waterworks, of course). If you've been on the hunt for a beautiful, bouncy, and perfectly girly tulle skirt, look no further than Shabby Apple. They specialize in vintage-inspired clothing that's classy, feminine, and polished. In addition to a wide array of tulle skirts (I want them all), the boutique also features amazing dresses, tops, and outerwear for women of all shapes and sizes. You are guaranteed to feel like a queen in one of their pieces -- I know I did!
For this look, I paired the Ivory Tulle Bloom Skirt with a sleeveless gray crop top, a mixed metal statement necklace, and cream-colored pumps. Overall, the ensemble is relatively muted. The necklace adds the right amount of sparkle without stealing the spotlight away from the skirt. What I love most about this piece is that, despite tulle being a larger-than-life fabric, it's actually quite versatile. Plus, the neutral hue means the skirt could work with virtually any top -- I can see it paired with a breezy chiffon blouse or a worn-in graphic tee. I mean, why wouldn't you want this beauty?
(Fun fact: After this shoot, my boyfriend and I walked to one of our favorite lounges for a drink. On the way there, a woman ran up to me and said, "I love your skirt! You wear it so well!" Carrie would be proud, right?)