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5 of Our Favorite ’80s Fashion and Beauty Moments in The Carrie Diaries

For me and my fellow Birchbox eds, watching Sex and the City was a rite of passage—one that gave us somewhat completely unrealistic ideas about what kind of fashion was possible on a freelance writer’s budget. That’s ok, since half the fun of the show was oogling Carrie’s outfits, not to mention those of Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. 

While the The Carrie Diaries, the CW’s new prequel to the HBO favorite, doesn’t feature any of the usual suspects (save Carrie, duh), it’s similar to the original in its abundance of envelope-pushing looks. As children of the ’80s, the decade in which the show takes place, we’re particularly excited for plenty of shoulder pads and leg warmers. Here’s a look at five of our favorite fashion and beauty trends that have already made cameos:


Frilly Pink Party Dress: When Pretty in Pink first came out, we were slightly too young to fully appreciate it. But as we got older, we realized that nothing epitomizes ’80s fashion more than an ultragirly bubblegum frock. 

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Guest Blogger: Beauty Bets’s Favorite Tamer

This week, we have beauty writer extraordinaire Elizabeth Dehn (aka Beauty Bets) chiming in with her best hair tips. After giving her previously straight and silky hair to a Body Wave (ie perm), Dehn has been on an ongoing search for products to resurrect her now-fried tresses. Here’s today’s trick.


There’s fine line between smooth hair and greasy hair, and I have crossed it many times with the wrong serums and pomades. MoroccanOil is almost impossible to mess up. Work in a few drops before you blow dry or use it to tame frizz and flyaways on styled hair. Either way, it’s worth every penny. 

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