It's funny, as I was playing around with these pieces I had an epiphany of the sartorial kind.

A revelation really, about the inner workings of an apparent alter ego. Strange right? That after all this time, I'd never noted such stirrings within myself. Everyone has a little something lurking about really and alter ego's are hardly uncommon. The most famous has to be Beyonce with her Sasha Fierce and of course Nene Leaks and Nay-Nay running rampant too. Apparently I have what can only be described as an inner Carrie Bradshaw. It sounds preposterous, I know, everyone relates to her and we all wanted to be her at some stage. I know I did. I wanted to live in that palatial brownstone in Manhattan. I needed her swoon worthy walk-in wardrobe and the endless supply of Manolo's on her mysterious writers salary. And I too dreamed of a Mr Big, sans the unnecessary commitment-phobe drama. Sadly in being older one understands the harsh realities of such fiction but this epiphany had nothing to do with Carrie and her cryptically extravagant lifestyle. No. I'm referring to the characters style.

Her/Patricia Fields unique way of seamlessly blending colours and prints, trends with attitude. So how does this relate to me and my alter ego? Well, I have a bit of a girly-girl hiding away. She's not super dainty; all pink, pearls and florals. But she does like colour and a bit of glam. Looking back at past edits (for example herehere and here) it seems I have a penchant for creating outfits that combine those similar principles of colour, texture and pattern. They tend to be slightly more creative, vibrant and dare I say it, feminine. A stark contrast over my usual preference of monochrome. My style over the years has matured; moving away from playfulness to minimal simplicity. Opting for black jeans and a simple white tees as opposed to the occasional brights and flamboyancy that I revelled in my early twenties. Paring stripes and plaid before it was considered "trendy". So maybe it's not actually an alter ego but a former part of myself I've seem to have forgotten? Subconsciously reaching out to patterns and tulle in hopes of triggering anamnesis?

Looking back I do miss those days, being somewhat soft and whimsical with fashion. Perhaps I'm in a fashion rut or it's just what happens when you hit your mid-late twenties. Arm parties and finger swags are a massive no-no for me now. Honestly how did I manage to juggle all that shit on my wrists? All that clanking about? Anyone else relate to this? I think I'm going to challenge myself to step out of the comforting embrace of monochrome and go back to those floral and plaid blazer days of Marc Jacobs and Herver Leger (before it was all bondage). Let out that fun loving Carrie and just let loose. And as I write this I inadvertently realise that I've already broken this promise, with my latest purchase with ASOS over the weekend full of grey and black pieces by River Island. Oh and another pair of black kicks from New Balance.

Well I shan't give up just yet, baby steps Sonia, baby steps.

xoxo

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Mini turntable pave pendant by Vita Fede
Scalloped sequin crop by TFNC
Lace shorts by Alice + Olivia
Embellished shoulder bag by Valentino 
Puzzle sandals by Sergio Rossi
Bam-Bam cartline bracelet by Madewell
Evil eye bracelet by Shashi

It's funny, as I was playing around with these pieces I had an epiphany of the sartorial kind.

A revelation really, about the inner workings of an apparent alter ego. Strange right? That after all this time, I'd never noted such stirrings within myself. Everyone has a little something lurking about really and alter ego's are hardly uncommon. The most famous has to be Beyonce with her Sasha Fierce and of course Nene Leaks and Nay-Nay running rampant too. Apparently I have what can only be described as an inner Carrie Bradshaw. It sounds preposterous, I know, everyone relates to her and we all wanted to be her at some stage. I know I did. I wanted to live in that palatial brownstone in Manhattan. I needed her swoon worthy walk-in wardrobe and the endless supply of Manolo's on her mysterious writers salary. And I too dreamed of a Mr Big, sans the unnecessary commitment-phobe drama. Sadly in being older one understands the harsh realities of such fiction but this epiphany had nothing to do with Carrie and her cryptically extravagant lifestyle. No. I'm referring to the characters style.

Her/Patricia Fields unique way of seamlessly blending colours and prints, trends with attitude. So how does this relate to me and my alter ego? Well, I have a bit of a girly-girl hiding away. She's not super dainty; all pink, pearls and florals. But she does like colour and a bit of glam. Looking back at past edits (for example herehere and here) it seems I have a penchant for creating outfits that combine those similar principles of colour, texture and pattern. They tend to be slightly more creative, vibrant and dare I say it, feminine. A stark contrast over my usual preference of monochrome. My style over the years has matured; moving away from playfulness to minimal simplicity. Opting for black jeans and a simple white tees as opposed to the occasional brights and flamboyancy that I revelled in my early twenties. Paring stripes and plaid before it was considered "trendy". So maybe it's not actually an alter ego but a former part of myself I've seem to have forgotten? Subconsciously reaching out to patterns and tulle in hopes of triggering anamnesis?

Looking back I do miss those days, being somewhat soft and whimsical with fashion. Perhaps I'm in a fashion rut or it's just what happens when you hit your mid-late twenties. Arm parties and finger swags are a massive no-no for me now. Honestly how did I manage to juggle all that shit on my wrists? All that clanking about? Anyone else relate to this? I think I'm going to challenge myself to step out of the comforting embrace of monochrome and go back to those floral and plaid blazer days of Marc Jacobs and Herver Leger (before it was all bondage). Let out that fun loving Carrie and just let loose. And as I write this I inadvertently realise that I've already broken this promise, with my latest purchase with ASOS over the weekend full of grey and black pieces by River Island. Oh and another pair of black kicks from New Balance.

Well I shan't give up just yet, baby steps Sonia, baby steps.

xoxo

 CLOCKWISE 
Mini turntable pave pendant by Vita Fede
Scalloped sequin crop by TFNC
Lace shorts by Alice + Olivia
Embellished shoulder bag by Valentino 
Puzzle sandals by Sergio Rossi
Bam-Bam cartline bracelet by Madewell
Evil eye bracelet by Shashi

95 comments

  1. BOOM. AMAZING !
    xx.
    M
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  2. Love all those prints :D

    Maiko
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  3. such a great selection. love this bag

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  4. Love your selection!!:) X

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  5. That clutch is superb!
    LOve it.
    XO

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  6. I feel the same Sonia, my style has changed a lot during the last years, Im still trying the best one for me actually and I noticed the mimal and monochrome ones are often my picks. But fancy prints, patterns and decorations always cheer me up and are the best way to fight the gloomy days. Have a great week, hugs! xo

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    1. Totally agree with Lilli! I've got the same issue however the other way around! I've loved colorful (& boho) looks but when grew older (and shorter?!) I've prefered monochrome looks more (and still do). Nevertheless I'm totally with you, Sonia! Sometimes a gal has to do what a gal has to do! Follow you alter ego but with baby steps!!! ;) I've got the SATC Kiss & Tell + the movie books and I'm also a huge fan of Patricia's styling ability!!!

      Killer accessoires btw!

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  7. What great picks! Really loving those shorts!

    lifeisashoe

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  8. Oh Bam all the way with this amazing selection the heels are so sexy.

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  9. The clutch is amazing :)

    Bisous from France,
    Sand.

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  10. Oooh that sequin top! :D

    I find that the monochrome and basic pieces are much easier to justify as a purchase, which in my case has lead to wardrobe oddities like 14 grey tees....our tastes change over time, subtly at first, until before you know it you're in a rut - or as some would call it, predictability through a well executed sense of style! ;)

    The benefit of having a wardrobe full of neutrals/basics is that you can change it up with the addition of just one or two pieces..that bag would be a great start...or that pretty sequin crop...

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  11. I love everything! ❤❤

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  12. This collage is TDF, I love every single piece!!! The Valentino bag is wonderful!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  13. I love the pieces on the collage, they are gorgeous!

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  14. The bag is the first item that immediately caught my eye. So gorgeous!!!

    LUXESSED

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  15. I'm just like you. I used to wear all kinds of crazy prints, colors and all mixed together. The girls always called me the brave one cos they wouldn't wear stuff like that. Nowadays I prefer it a bit more simple and monotone. I love the outfit that you have created and maybe you should go back to your old self once in a while :D Frankly I used to have a lot of arm candy and now one (small) bracelet is enough.
    I think I remember the old L'Oreal mascara. I'm not sure but it could be similar. If you try it don't forget to tell me about it. Happy Monday Sonia!!

    xx

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  16. Sonia, I'm digging all these items. Very Carrie indeed:) And I would like to think that my alter ego is Lisbeth from Girl With Dragon Tattoo, but frankly, she would probably eat me alive!

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  17. Great seleselections

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  18. Great picks. I love it. It will be perfect for a summer night out :)

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  19. Love that Valentino bag!
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  20. That bag is absolutely wonderful!

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  21. What of the best things about fashion is a constant rediscovery as one's style evolves. Loving all your delicate jewelry picks!

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  22. Wait till you hit you late thirties like me then you know what a fashion rut is. LOL! Now I don't know if there's ever a age limitation to rock those shoes cause I would wear them even if 'm 50! They are stunning!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  23. That sequined top is to die for!! Loving the bottom scalloped edging. xx, Hayley http://www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  24. I love this list! I need it all!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  25. Love it first of all because the post has my name in heheh and seconf because I'd have all of the things...Love it.

    Greetings from London!
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  26. that necklace is my favorite

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  27. Great choice!

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  28. You're an absolute god for this, I love it, everything compliments each other so good! Well done Sonia!!!!!

    Meme xx

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  29. I love these pieces! They are supercool!
    xoxo
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  30. I'm a little bit partial to Carrie too - hey we were all riding that same wave back then ;) Lovely picks as always x

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  31. How fabulous is this look!? I love everything about it! I need that bag!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  32. Love your selection :)

    No doubt it!!! The cold makes your lips become a disaster.

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  33. great set!~

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  34. Love everything <3

    Federica
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  35. Ha, it's funny how your style changed but hey, monochrome is not bad at all! Over the years I changed my style too. I was wearing a lot of black and white in my school years. Today I am wearing neon yellow pants, haha. Btw, I have never been interested in Carrie's shoes or clothes. I was more overwhelmed with her relationships with men and her girlfriends. Love your picks above!

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  36. All of these picks are so spot on. Beautiful items dear, and monochrome is the best ;)

    Erica
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  37. Really love the bracelet!!

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  38. That skirt + top combo is SERIOUSLY to die for. I need it now! :)

    -Ashley
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  39. hi Sonia,

    Super love that lace short and those dainty golden accessories. Nice one here. Well, I guess our fashion style evolve over time and age, I believe that in itself is quite a fun thing to track. Am sure minimalist and keeping to monotone can be interesting too *_^ Yes, baby steps, baby steps.

    Cheers,
    Jeann

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  40. I think it's normal, because as wonderful as simplicity and minimalism are, we all need a bit of fantasy, a wink - so naturally it comes in a form of a different colour or shape etc. That bag spoke to me - I love this sort of bags that add a little rainbow. x

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  41. I really love the jewelry you chose and I can relate to the change you described. I use to love big and bold jewelry, statement necklaces were my thing. Now that I feel more grown up about my style, I love thin and delicate silver jewelry only ;)
    xx

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  42. Im in love with that bag! Need it in my life lol :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  43. Hi lovely, what a great selection, so many good things here, That bag is beautiful! xx
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  44. amazing textures!!!! i want all these pieces!

    Have a great week!
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  45. great post like it
    xx
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  46. Love the way you write! Need that bag! http://ashaopryhirsi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Ohh wow! That sequin top and those heeled sandals are to die for!! xo Vivian

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  48. Nice post ,kisses.
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  49. All of us have dreamed abt being Carrie, thats for sure. Great post.
    Kisses
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  50. A wonderful selection...
    I wanted to be Carrie too :)

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  51. Great post my dear, totally agree with you. I feel that my style has changed a lot during the last years too. I used to love colorful outfits, but now I always prefer neutral colors.

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  52. Such an amazing collection, love the bag!!!
    xox
    Lenya
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  54. Gorgeous, love everything! :)
    xx

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  55. Love every item here! Such a gorgeous look!

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  56. That sequin crop top it's perfect !
    xoxo,

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  57. I wish, I was stinky rich to buy all this big brands! great choice!

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  58. My style has also changed and it's still modifies, now monochrome, minimal and total looks are my favorites but sometimes I need to get crazy with colors and patterns.
    This bag is fantastic and I adore this sequin cropped top!

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  59. The Valentino bag certainly caught my attention, sweetie! xoxo

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  60. Great selection darling! Love the bag so much!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  61. Bag is crazly amazing

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  62. The sequin crop top is everything !!! Just perfect !
    xoxo

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  63. I need to tell you that I am reading a book right now like no book I have ever read before.. it's by Aiden Chambers and it's called This Is All....
    the writing is so so beautifully constructed - It reminds me of your style somehow. Not all of it. Some bits are seriously just odd and a bit creepy - but overall, it's so similar to yours. Hope thats a good thing to say. You should seriously try to grab a copy of it babe! I think you'd really enjoy it although it's thicker than two bibles glued together.... :)

    Gosh Sonia I wish that I had ANYTHING resembling the ensemble of fashion you posted at the top of this blog post!! Stunning, each and every thing!!

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  64. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I really enjoyed reading this post. Your writing is stellar! Not to mention the amazing pieces you picked...if only I had that bag hanging in my wardrobe right now :)

    Jasmin xx
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  65. Um, first off...coolest lace shorts EVER!
    Second, style evolves and that's totally cool. I love gray and black as well (always have!) and it's funny because I find myself wearing it a bit less and reaching for a little pattern/color.
    Oh and arm candy was never my thing. Any mom definitely can't wear a lot of arm candy because it just ends up in your baby's mouth!
    Happy weekend to you dear!

    xoxo,
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  66. My eyes immediately shot to the embellished Valentino bag. Holy heel, that is one intricately designed and breathtakingly beautiful piece! I love that you've found common ground with Carrie Bradshaw, there can nothing bad about that!

    ps. I really hope my recent nail post didn't make you feel at all uncomfortable - I'm really pleased to hear you don't have such issues with your nails now though, Sonia! :)

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  67. Great selection, that bag is such a stunning piece! Great for an evening out and truly would be the center of attention! :) xo~ Lena
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  68. I think Citi s great that we are all different some like minimal, muted colours, others vibrant, some androgynous others feminine, thats what fashion is all about and individuality we don't need to be all the same to get each other xo

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  69. Great picks Sonia! Love them. But since I'm just like you, I feel much happier in monochrome, nudes and beige. I've worn so much color in my life that I'm kinda bored of it. I guess its just a phase.
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  70. Omg Sonia!! Those picks are gorgeous!!! Especially that crop top and clutch!! <3 Loveee it!! :)

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  71. Wow, I love it! Enjoy the day sweetie!

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  72. that top is everything :)

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  73. Everything... from jewels to heels are gorgeous!

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  74. I love the bag and the necklace. The skirt is so pretty. Great piece,. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  75. Nice selection honey.. I loved the elegant bracelets
    xx

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  76. I say, go for it! Let your inner Carrie shine! While I love minimalism, it does get boring after a while :( I would love to see you in one of these pieces!

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  77. I LOVE the bag - Gorgeous wish list! <3 xx

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  78. loove this combination. so chic
    Have a great week!

    xx The Girl in the Bunny Ears
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  79. Oh wow.. so impressed with your fashion selection Sonia.. it screams elegance and grace.. and a little bit of fun on the side :) I'd love to get those pair of heels.. so glamorous and there's nothing better than a pair of good shoes :) I've been wanting to get a necklace like that as well.. they're so difficult to find over here!

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  80. I love it!
    xx

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  81. For me its a very adorable selection. I love that minibag!!! Bye,
    Eni

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  82. I want everything about this gallery! Such a great selection!

    xoxo

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  83. That clutch though. In terms of the SATC cast, I found myself always learning more toward Samantha than Carrie. I know everyone loves all the women, but people seem to love Carrie most, but I was always fond of Samantha. Although her style was a bit too career-woman for me, granted it was fashionable (and expensive) just a bit too structured and polished.

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