And just like that, we found our dream festive fit

Carrie Bradshaw’s signature drink may be the Cosmopolitan but Samantha Jones? She takes a martini, extra dirty.

The first episode of Sex and the City’s fifth season ‘Anchors Away’ features what might be one of the most satisfying scenes in television history. A jilted Samantha agrees to meet her cheating ex-boyfriend at SUSHISAMBA in the West Village. As she takes her seat, Richard tells Samantha he ordered her a dirty martini, to which she says “Dirty martini, dirty b*stard” and throws it in his face.

We have all got an ex we’d love to throw a drink at (in fact, I share one with a colleague) but if that feels a little brash, how about emanating Samantha’s confidence with fashion?

Kate Spade New York’s latest collection ‘Night Out’ is a glorious mix of sparkles, sass and of course, dirty martini’s. This is the kind of collection that makes us want to rally our girls, gays and theys for a night of dancing and drama. Arriving just as we begin to plan our festive fits, the below pieces went straight to the top of our Christmas wish list (and we know they’re on Samantha’s already).


Gia Pavé Platform Pumps

Because no ex-boyfriend would dare cross us if we had a pair of these. Perfect for dancing and even better for storming out of a Japanese restaurant. 

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Afterparty Crystal Embellished Satin Shoulder Bag

An ideal piece to add a little wow factor to every outfit. Pair it with a white shirt and denim for day-to-day activities or, throw on your favourite LBD and heels for a night of guaranteed compliments. 

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Manhattan Martini Embellished Small Tote

For those of us looking for something less subtle, why not go for the Manhattan Martini Tote? We know this is the bag a feminist PR mogul would opt for. A pop of colour and a touch of sparkle inject a little sass into everything, day or night. 

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Shaken Not Stirred Statement Earrings


Because everyone needs a pair of statement earrings. The next time an ex asks you out for a drink, send them the link to these instead. 

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