Since ‘Homeland’ has been on hiatus, I have to admit I am suffering from Carrie Withdrawal. Who would have thought that a mental illness could be so chic? My so-called Mathison life compares to the same feeling I had with the realization that ‘Sex and the City’ was truly over. I find it strange how a Carrie can have such an affect on your psyche. In that event, as I impatiently wait for Season 3 of ‘Homeland’ to start, I might as well binge on ‘Sex and the City’ reruns on Hulu. I have always enjoyed the straightforward approach of the dialogue, especially when it’s in the context of fashion. I honestly believe that SJP brought Manolos into mainstream vocabulary. So, in an ode to Carrie, here are a handful of my favorite fashionista-esque quotes that I like to call Sh*t Carrie Says and my Charmin-fresh commentary.
Carrie: When I first moved to New York I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more.
Me: When I first moved to New York, I took advantage of the Grey’s Papaya Recession special and read leftover Marie Claires and Cosmopolitans at the laundromat.
Carrie: I’m thinking balls are to men what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag, but we feel naked in public without it.
Me: It’s not just a little bag; it’s more like a Louis Vuitton limited-edition luggage set. Set being the operative word.
Carrie: Men I may not know, but shoes, shoes I know.
Me: No comment.
Carrie: You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat in a cuter outfit.
Me: Little furry things are not cute in any urban landscape even if it is wearing a little Burberry scarf.
Carrie: Shopping is my cardio.
Me: Crossing a busy avenue when the counter is down to 3 forces me into a sweat.
Carrie: I fell. I fell in Dior.
Me: Poor thing, I never experienced that. But I totally wiped out right in front of everyone sitting inside Five Napkin Burger when the streets were so icy last year.
Carrie: I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet!
Me: My wallet is bulimic.
Carrie: I have this little substance abuse problem…expensive footwear.
Me: I have several: Sephora VIB gifts, watching every Broadway show available on TDF, and Topman T-shirts.
Carrie: The odds of bumping into the one who broke your heart are incredibly high. The odds of bumping into him when you look like sh*t are even higher.
Me: That is some deep sh*t Carrie. TTYL!
And last but certainly not least, some memorable phrases from her BFFs…..
Charlotte: My marriage is a fake Fendi!
Miranda: You can take me out of Manhattan but you can’t take me out of my shoes.
Stanford: Oh, my God, she’s fashion roadkill!
Samantha: Hi, I need something that’ll make a guy cum in his pants as soon as he sees me.
So, if you have some Sh*t Carrie Says that I may have overlooked, then please share them in the comments.