LOVE this color pairing.
Anonymous asked: If you don't love the "nice" guy enough, then why should you marry him? Sorry but that doesn't makes sense. Carrie and Aidan was good the first time around and I liked them together but they both wanted different things and it just didn't fit. The second time was the worst, when he was all clingy & couldn't trust her.
Valid point, I definitely don’t think you should be with a guy you don’t love but the point I’m trying to make is, Big treated her like crap for 5 years and she went back to him. The on again off again, wait for me while I marry someone else really quick, then have an affair with me, and let me keep you hanging on for years and years situation is no longer appealing to me.
To be fair, I found it incredibly romantic when I was younger and while the show was airing but as I’ve grown and had some relationships that actually resembled that situation and watched the show about 564897946 times, I no longer find it to be romantic and actually think it’s kind of sad.
Maybe not Aidan but definitely not Big. I just personally was team Aidan!
Well ladies, of a certain age anyway, today marks the 15 year anniversary of Sex and the City’s premiere and I guess that means we’re officially old? Hold me!! Anyway, the show premiered when I was 13 so I most definitely wasn’t watching it but I discovered it around my senior year of high school and quickly fell in love with the show…just in time for it to end that next year. Ha. Still, that show was something completely new and different for women of a certain generation and as I’m sitting here watching the E! marathon (12 hours of SATC today y’all!!) I couldn’t help but be struck by the top 5 things Sex and the City has taught me.
We’re all a little bit of Carrie/Samantha/Charlotte/Miranda- I’m entirely sure that since the first day this show aired people have been asking the age old question, which one are you? Just like now everyone is wondering if they’re a Hannah/Shoshanna/Marnie/Jessa back in the late 90s/early 00s this was the question. I think that most people cling to the hope that they’re a Carrie while hoping no one thinks they’re a Samantha or God forbid, Miranda (ew) lol but after 15 years, I think it’s safe to say, we’re all a nice mix. This show did such a good job of making the 4 women so different and yet so the same that together the 4 of them painted a perfect picture of what it’s like to be a single woman. And even though it’s been a while since the show ended, we can all still relate.
I can do anything if I have the right shoes…or outfit.- OK, I’ve always been into fashion but this show pretty much confirmed that fashion is a very important part of life. I know lots of people find that utterly ridiculous but it’s true. Carrie running around town with massive hair, tutus, Manolos, giant flowers, gold necklaces and rings, and perfect Fendi bags pretty much set the stage for a generation of women who would develop an incredible lust for fashion. I do think it’s worth noting that after the show aired, I graduated college, and got into the real world, I learned that the average person can’t afford a closet full of designer clothes and handbags…it’s still a nice thought. Even though we can’t all afford to live like that, the show taught us that if you look good, you can handle almost anything and that is a valuable lesson.
It’s OK to be Single - Do we remember the “They shoot single people, don’t they?” episode? The one where they put Carrie on the cover of The New Yorker with that horrible picture and write the article about how bad it is to be single in your 30s? This is the quote I remember from that episode: “Single was fun at 20 but you wanna ask yourself how fun will all night club hopping be at 40?”. Ouch. Through the years of that show and the 2 movies (which some of us would like to pretend didn’t happen) I felt that the ladies did a great job of painting a realistic picture of being single. Most women want relationships and I think it was obvious that these ladies were searching for them, minus Samantha but that being said, just because you’re single, doesn’t mean life is over. These women were living fabulous lives without men and even though some of the fabulousness was over the top and a bit unbelievable, it still taught a generation of girls a good lesson. You may be in your 30s+ and single but that doesn’t mean your life is over.
Choose the nice guy, for the love of God, choose the nice guy!- OH MY GOSH. I know I’m going to get some crap for this but after all this time and growing up; Carrie should have ended up with Aidan!!! That being said, if her only options were Alexander Per…I can’t spell the rest of his name or Big, she should have picked Big but honestly, Aidan was the one! Probably one of the biggest lessons I take from this show now is that you have got to choose the nice guy! Aidan was perfect and loved her and took her back after she cheated on him and she STILL ended up ruining that relationship and ending up with Big. Big!!!! The person who strung her along and married Natasha and played with her feelings any chance he could. Why! Why Carrie, why!?!?!? Ladies, don’t do this to yourself. We aren’t play things for me. CHOOSE THE NICE GUY!!
And last but certainly not least…
Your Friends are your soul mates!!- The best lesson of this show is that men will come and go but lifelong friends last forever. Cheesy? Yes. True? Hell yes! The friendships you make in your adult life or the ones that last through childhood to adulthood are some of the best things you’ll ever have in life. Your close friends make you better, help you grow, hold you when you need it, and are always there for you. The notion that your soul mate could actually be a real concept and that this person doesn’t necessarily have to be a man you’re romantically involved with but can be a lifelong friend is so important. Relationships are truly great/life changing things but if you happen to find yourself without one, it’s good to know that you’ll always have your close friends.
So here’s to Candace Bushnell for an amazing book that spawned an amazing series! I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since the premiere (this is probably because in my mind I’m still 22). It is a testament to the show that even though I’ve seen every episode at least 10 times, seriously, I will still watch it if it’s on TV or when I’m bored. This show was a game changer for women of a certain generation and with it’s fabulous clothes, dialogue, guest stars (hello Bradley Cooper!!), and storylines we were all wrapped up in the world of Carrie Bradshaw and boy was it fun while it lasted.
Other things I learned from the show…
My curls will never be as great as Carrie’s
It is kind of hard to run around in 5 in heels. I mean it’s doable, but kind of hard.
You will not be able to afford 400 dollar shoes and 1000 dollar handbags while working as a writer for a small newspaper
There are not copious amounts of men for dating. Damn you Carrie for making me think this!
If you run around in a tutu, people will look at you crazy. You’ll still look cute though, so go with it.
No really, none of our curls will ever look as great as Carrie Bradshaw’s.