Posts Tagged With: Sex and the City

Playing with fire

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.”  Candace Bushnell, “Sex and the City”

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield; google.images.com

Do you think women dress for the men in their lives … or the women?

When it’s date night, I enjoy dressing the way hubbs appreciates ….  all boom-chica-mow-mow and then some.  And he does the same for me.   (Without the boom-chica-stuff… makes most guys feel ridiculous).

But, I never dress that way unless he’s with me. No, when I’m with friends, colleagues or even family, I am non-threatening in my attire.  I dress to fit in; conservatively, tastefully, and buttoned-uppedy.

So, with that being said, can I just say that I love being a girl?

Can I just say that I love having curves that I keep contained for the Hubbs?

Can I just say that, for all the pony-riding, tomboyish days of my youth, that I love getting my nails done and fixing my hair and feeling pretty and foxy and all sassy-frassy?

Can I just say that I absolutely, without hesitation, embrace my feminine strengths, the ones who let me rock a pencil skirt and heels and a power drill all in the same day?

Oh, I think I can say it:  I do believe I just did.

image from Pinterest.com

How about you?  Does your wardrobe change for the various roles in your life?

What makes you feel fine?

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*This post was inspired by my closet and the various characters living within.

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What I would tell her

What I would tell her, that curly haired teenager .. is that love, real love, doesn’t exist anywhere in the vicinity of hometown boys with pickup trucks.

What I would tell her, that determined college girl … is that love, real love,  is rarely found after 2:00 a.m.

What I would tell her, that young wife with a roustabout husband and a child to raise, is that real men will take any job they can to care for their own and that this one .. this one is not real and never was.

What I would tell her, that newly single parent .. is that those chubby three year old arms offer plenty enough affection and that being alone is far better than what came right before it.

What I would tell her, that 20 something woman with a career and a grip on life, is to trust her instincts when she meets someone wonderful.

What I would tell her, that gun-shy girl, is that when she meets someone who feels like home, she’ll know.  She’ll know when she realizes she can be exactly who she is when they’re together. Not changing a thing. And that he loves her just the way she is.

What I would tell her, is that when real love finds her, she’ll watch her five year old fall in love first.  Then she’ll know it’s safe for her to do the same.

That’s what I would tell her, if I could have a chat with my younger self; I would tell her that butterflies are worth waiting for and to never, ever settle.

For more, read  It Had to Be You.

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“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” – Carrie Bradshaw,  Sex and the City.

image courtesy of welovebutterflies.com

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On Luxuries

“When I first moved to New York I bought VOGUE instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

When I read that quote, I immediately knew my answer:   it’s having  simple luxuries like a really good cup of coffee to start my day.  Nothing better than a hearty, robust cup of Joe in the wee morning hours.   Or afternoon. Or after a great meal!

Do you really want to hurt me? google.images.com

I’ll happily spend a Visa gift card downloading MP3 music from Amazon.   Who needs the whole CD when Boy George only had a few good dance songs anyways?  Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to make cry?

I’ll happily take the plunge for a box of Clementine oranges.

I’ll spend my last bit of Christmas money in the book store … and take a couple of hours to do it.

I’ll skip dessert and save the calories for a really great bar burger shared with hubbs;  I’ll languish over a cold Killians, too.

I’ll pass on home cooking, jewelry and purse parties and instead, I’ll  lose an afternoon in the kitchen gadget section of “Bed, Bath and Beyond.” Lord, have mercy.

Oh, my darling, Clementine! Google.images.com

I’ll happily haggle with local farmers over fresh produce.  And I’ll come home with more than I can fit in the fridge.  Crazy, I know.

Yep, it’s the simple things.

What luxury will you happily spend money on?

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