This is most definitely a “what would Carrie Bradshaw do” moment in my closet.  I originally paired the peplum top with the hot pink skirt and tossed in the floral sandals, looked in the mirror and thought, “is this too much?”

What would Carrie Bradshaw do?

If she felt great, she would rock it.  And I thought it was adorable, so even though I got a raised brow glance from Christian, I didn’t care.  I felt like a cotton candy cupcake, and I’m into it.  That’s what’s fashion is all about – taking risks and seeing how it works out.

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top c/o Style Revel (sign up here to shop this top from their Instagram!) | skirt c/o | heels c/o | earrings c/o Candy Ice | sunnies c/o | chainlink bracelet c/o | arrow cuff c/o | clutch

Do you have moments when you’re pairing something together and you think, “this might be considered ‘too much’ but I feel great and therefore I’m wearing it.”  Because I have this moment often, and I think the most important accessory of all is confidence. If you’re uncomfortable, you’ll look uncomfortable.

If you feel great, own it.  Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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18 thoughts on “What Would Carrie Bradshaw Do?

  1. Great look BUT you’ve gotta be size 2 to pull-off THE LOOK OR one would be joked upon, oink

    1. Honestly, I think it’s all about wearing what you feel comfortable and confident in. I am definitely not a size 2, but there are certain things I just cannot pull off (like a one piece swimsuit or super short shorts) because I’m so uncomfortable and it shows! You gotta wear what makes you feel great, and dressing for your body is definitely a part of that. Thanks for sharing and reading, Missi! XO –

  2. Gotta say, I love that you always go with what resonates within you instead of compromising your style for the sake of others’ potential opinions. You always look adorable, and not just because your outfits are on point – it’s your attitude that takes them to the next-next level! And the mindset of “I love it, I’m doing it” lends itself to less women-judging-women and more appreciating everyone’s unique style a la drunk girls in a bathroom being super friendly one another. Gah I’m so emo at 8am today!

    1. Erin – you’ve made my morning! Your “drunk girls in the bathroom being super friendly to each other” is AMAZING and I love it. It’s a whole, “no you’re so cute, no YOU’RE so cute,” love affair going on! You’re awesome. Thank you so much for reading! XO

  3. Style for style, sexy for sexy. Best, Anne

    It’s looks amazing… what do boys know anyway <3

  4. Oh girl, there is NO SUCH THING as too much when it comes to pink and peplum. This is fantastic…such an amazingly fun, girly outfit. Perfect for drinks and dancing with the girls! You look adorable, girlfriend!

  5. I lev your approach to fashion and style Kathleen! Just having fun with it and being yourself is most important 🙂 I think you look absolutely gorgeous! And Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud!

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