Getting Carried Away

I’m a huge fan of “Sex and the City.” I still watch my DVDs (many of them worn after being on serious heavy rotation). I’ve interviewed Candace Bushnell, the woman behind the popular series. I’ve even met the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker during the early stages of the show back in the ’90s.

My signed photo from Sarah Jessica Parker.
My signed photo from Sarah Jessica Parker.

But look, I get it. I’m a native New Yorker and I know you’ll have a better chance of finding a live unicorn on Canal Street than discovering a rent controlled apartment on the Upper East Side and spending $400 on shoes while just earning an income from a weekly newspaper column. And let’s be real, Carrie Bradshaw’s questionable relationship with Mr. Big is, well, questionable. So yes, “Sex and the City” is an NYC fairy tale.

Carrie Bradshaw and The Dress.
Carrie Bradshaw and The Dress.

But I still enjoy it. Proudly.

During one of our usual rooftop outings, Francis and I checked out the Mondrian SoHo Penthouse to attend an event for Brazilian spirit Leblon Cachaca.

Cachaca cocktails.
Cachaca cocktails.

For this event, I decided to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw by wearing my own spin of the infamous ballerina dress from the show.

Photo by Francis Rodriguez
Photo by Francis Rodriguez

I love a big tulle dress that would make me feel like I’m enjoying a night out with Misty Copeland, but I don’t normally get an opportunity to wear a ballet-esque gown. But I adore them.

Photo by Francis Rodriguez
Photo by Francis Rodriguez

This dress is from one of my favorite online retailers ModCloth.com. They sell tons of vintage-inspired dresses and, if I had Carrie’s budget, I would buy practically everything they offer.

Photo by Francis Rodriguez
Photo by Francis Rodriguez

This dress has since been discontinued, but I have some suggestions. If you’re thinking pink, there’s this glamorous ensemble for $99.99, this casual ballerina look for $29.99, or even this sweeping piece for $69.99. If you want something on the noir side, like what I did, here are my recommendations: there’s this one for $64.99, another with plenty of lace for $109.99, or this peachy number for $64.99.

Photo by Francis Rodriguez
Photo by Francis Rodriguez

There were plenty of drinks to be found.

Leblon Cachaca drinks.
Leblon Cachaca drinks.

And the party was an overall success.

A happy weekend indeed.
A happy weekend indeed.

Here was our view for the day:

Downtown Manhattan stretching to Midtown and beyond.
Downtown Manhattan stretching to Midtown and beyond.

And that’s how I got Carried away.

Photo by Francis Rodriguez
Photo by Francis Rodriguez
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