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Shopping for sexy in this city: A head-to-heel guide to Sex in the City 2

Shopping for sexy in this city: A head-to-heel guide to Sex in the City 2

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OTAZU earrings, necklaces and bracelets by Rodrigo Ortazu, available at Tanglewood Gifts & Stationery Courtesy of Otazu
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Patricia Field for Payless necklace, $12.99, Payless Shoe Source Courtesy of Payless Shoe Source
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OTAZU by Rodrigo Ortazu Courtesy of Otazu
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The Halston Heritage collection has a "Sex and the City" look, which isn't surprising because Sarah Jessica Parker designs for the company Courtesy of Halston Heritage
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The Halston Heritage collection is available at 310 Rosemont and Tootsies Courtesy of Halston Heritage
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Rodrigo Otazu's "Sex in the City" necklace, available at Tanglewood Gifts & Stationery Courtesy of Otazu
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Shoulder-held clear Crystal Mesh Kiosque minaudière, $750.00, Swarovski Courtesy of Swarovski
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Carrie Bradshaw slipped these Jee Vice Heated shades on in SATC 2. Available at Carrie Ann Boutique Courtesy of Jee Vice
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There’s no shortage of Cosmo-style quizzes helping women decipher just what kind of Sex and the City character they are. Attracted to stilettos, tank tops and tutus in public? You’re a Carrie of course.

The reality is most women are a mix of the Fab Four’s styles, so when planning your SATC party looks this week, why not slip into lines the ladies actually wear in the film? Here’s a head-to-toe guide on where to shop for sexy in this city. Because really, don’t you want to be ready in case an all-expenses-paid trip to Abu Dhabi pops up?

- There’s a whole lot of Carrie Bradshaw at Carrie Ann Boutique in Uptown Park, including the Jee Vice sunglass collection. Sarah Jessica Parker wears the orange Heated shades throughout the movie, while Cynthia Nixon lets loose in the Sexy specs. The glasses run about $250.

- Stylist Patricia Field is big on accessories. Belts ruled in the first SATC movie and though they’ve been relegated to a supporting role in Sex and the City 2, chunky sparklers and baubles have taken their place. Field reached for Swarovski crystals because of the way they reflect light and incorporated them into everything from chandeliers to handbags.

The Kiosque Crystal Mesh minaudière is worn by Carrie in one scene and is available at Swarovski stores and online for $750, but for those who aren’t bankrolled by Mr. Big, Swarovski is introducing more affordable Sex and the City pieces for the Fashionista, Blonde Bombshell, Uptown Girl and Professional Chic in all of us.

- Proving she’s serious about her sparkle, Field has also designed a four-leaf clover charm necklace for Payless Shoe Source. The silver-toned necklace is $12.99 and although not worn by any of the four main movie characters, her charm necklace is spotted on others in Sex and the City 2.

Field says the necklace was inspired by her work on the movie and she “believes in the fashion democracy and making amazing fashion available for all to enjoy. I also believe women should work to create their personal sense of style that tells their own fashion story.”

- Carrie and Samantha are fans of the OTAZU necklaces, earrings and bracelets created by Rodrigo Ortazu, but the colorful, glittering pieces are sure to go over well in Houston too. Tanglewood Gifts & Stationery has the exclusive on the jewelry and is hosting a trunk show and cocktail party June 17 from 6-8 p.m. benefiting M.D. Anderson Hospital Research.

- That SJP is a smart girl. Sarah Jessica Parker transformed from a square peg to a sexy fashion icon and managed to wear her Halston Heritage line in SATC2 … a lot. Since becoming the creative director for Halston Heritage, Parker has been spotted in the easygoing '70s inspired collection on and off the red carpet.

Tootsies and 310 Rosemont carry the line, which is perfect for Houston’s style and climates, thanks to flowing fabrics and bright colors.