A Bradshaw Inspiration

Whether she is the reason you fell in love with fashion in the first place, or just the inspiration you needed to push the envelope, it is indisputable that Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City has left her mark on women’s closets everywhere. For better or worse, she has inspired us to experiment with our wardrobes. She taught us that you can make anything work, if you own it. Even a tutu…


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Although many of Ms. Bradshaw’s wardrobe items may seem dated today…there is one accessory of hers that I believe is timeless.

The “Carrie” Necklace


via Modern Cotton

Carrie made wearing your name cool. And whether people realize it or not, I really think she inspired this most recent trend of monogrammed necklaces. I, too, have jumped on the bandwagon and purchased initials to proudly wear around my neck!


Now there are a couple things you should know before you start monogramming.

Monograms with three initials are generally in the Victorian format of first initial, large last initial, middle initial. Joint monograms for married couples usually consist of the bride’s first initial on the left, the groom’s first initial on the right, and the joint last name initial larger in the center. And finally, a married woman would use her first name initial on the left, maiden initial on the right, then new last initial larger in the center. But the choice is truly yours!

There are countless options out there, so make sure you look at everything before you pick the style and size that suit you.

Here is a sampling of the options floating around:


Once you’ve decided, make sure you can see a proof or sketch beforehand. Cursive letters pair together very differently and can make for an aesthetically different piece than the examples you first look at.

Whether you decide to buy one for yourself, or gift one to a friend…remember Carrie inspired you to wear it…so own it!

Monograms (clockwise from the top left):

Etsy: pjkdesign  //  Pinterest: onenecklace  //  Max&Chloe  //  Etsy: PersonalizedNecklace  //  Etsy: magichandjewelry

I REALLY recommend working with Arthur David of magichandjewelry on Etsy. That’s where I got mine, and he was great to work with!

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