At times my roommate/husband asks me how it is possible that I can still watch episodes of Sex & the City over and over again after all these years (like last night in bed with my sister). Besides the great writing and riveting story lines and Samantha riding every man like the bull at Saddle Ranch is the great work of Patricia Field. This woman managed to make Carrie look incredibly trendy yet somehow timeless, though there were undoubtedly numerous mishaps along the way: bad hairdos, terrible makeup, ill-fitting dresses and some frightening accessories. But for the most part, she was spot on. I remember seeing this look (Season 6B/Episode 1) and thinking this is the perfect high/low pairing minus the “hey lookie at my black bra” thing. What really makes this outfit work is that vintage rhinestone necklace which can basically transform any look. Fast forward to 2012 and there are still so many of these baubles to choose from.
Why is this so right? Just think about it. Don’t got any fashion sense? Put a sparkly necklace on with your t-shirt and jeans and, Poof!, you’ve got an outfit going. We are all like magpies, anything sparkly will distract us nicely from the rest of your look including that zit on your face. Check out these colorfully overpriced ones:
Go on. Give it a whirl.