Sex and the City 2 Week: Spotlight on Charlotte

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Metal + Earth

Charlotte's the girl we can always count on to be loyal, nurturing, proper, and classy. Her Metal makes her the queen of all things elegant, while her underlying Earth contributes to her motherly, traditional, and domestic tendencies. We love her for the squeaky clean all-American girl that she is, and her perfect wardrobe to match. You'll always see Charlotte in pieces that are delightfully easy on the eye with no surprises, in recognizable styles reminiscent of the idyllic 50's.

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Charlotte's Rules to Style

1. Always make sure your outfit ties together through one repeating color.

2. If it would attract judging stares on the upper east side, do not wear it.

3. A classic a-line dress is suitable for any occasion.

4. Bows, polka dots, and florals are your best friends.

5. When vacationing in Mexico, do not drink the water... and always have a backup outfit on hand.

Anthropologie Cooling Palette Dress, $188

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At the Movies

If Charlotte were seeing Sex and the City 2 this Friday, she'd likely don a cutesy casual (well, casual by her definition) frock like this one by Alice + Olivia. She might wear flats to stay comfy, but they'd have to be sufficiently feminine and graceful. Most importantly, Charlotte would be sure to bring her hanky for the inevitable waterworks during the film's most touching moments.

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Wear Your Earth Resolution: Get Grounded

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An Earth New Year

Perhaps 2009 was a year of big changes for you. You got married, moved into a new home, had a baby, or experienced any other detours from your usual norm. If you're feeling like you need to ground yourself and settle into your life a bit more, Earth is your intention for 2010. Here are lots of fun ways to nest during hibernation season.

Your Look's Key Words: Comfortable. Cozy. Classic. Warm. Style Elements: Texture. Earthy tones. Warm fabrics.

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Tips to Earthify Your Life

1. Get into the kitchen. There's no better way to get comfy than with delicious food! So throw on an apron, dust off the stack of cookbooks, and get some yummy smells circulating through the house. Not only is it a fun way to "connect" with your home, but it will produce a tasty reward for you and those around you!

American Fashion Cookbook, $30

2. Learn to knit. I'm convinced this craft was invented to bring Earth energy into our lives. You work with nubby textures to create a cozy blanket or scarf, perhaps that you might give as a gift to a friend or loved one, and you do it as your settle into your favorite chair and sip a cup of tea. Please!

Organic Cotton Knitting Yarn, $9.50 per ball

3. Better your home. You're going to be spending a lot of time there this season, so why not take the opportunity to do a few of the projects you've been hoping to get to for months? Paint and distress a side table. Bring in some seasonal greenery. Add a cute doormat. It'll make you feel that much happier when you walk in the door.

Monogram Coir Doormat, $25

With our crazy busy schedules and long daily To Do lists, it can be easy to forget to stop, take in our surroundings, and enjoy the little things that make our routines great. If you can make steps towards feeling more stable this year, you'll be all the more ready to take on whatever future changes life throws at you.