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Birthday Girl Sarah Jessica Parker Speaks Out On Shoes And Sexism

Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her iconic role as writer and shoe fanatic Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s Sex and the City.

Though we may not have always agreed with her relationship choices (or understood how she made enough to support her lavish lifestyle) you have to admit that Carrie’s character was SO relatable.

While her SATC days may be done, Sarah Jessica Parker—whose birthday is on March 25th—is going Carrie on us once again as she talks about shoes, but this time it’s for a more important reason. SJP is sounding off on female workwear constructs.

The SJP Collection creator says, “I work the shoe floor and a big part of my conversations with customers is to tell them that if you are wearing a purple shoe, that doesn’t make your brain any less capable. You are still the same person that comes with all the same information. Men are allowed to wear any color of tie to the office and for women, shoes should be their tie.”


Last week we gave you Dorothy and this week we've got our version of "Somewhere Over the (Fawn) Rainbow". New @sjpcollection arrivals are officially on display at @mgmnationalharbor. Like pieces of candy or works of art. And I will be there THIS Wednesday to walk you through the new Spring collection in person. Working the floor, answering questions and trying to be as helpful as possible. Sticking around as long as I can before I have to catch the @amtrak train back to NYC. X, Sj

88.9k Likes, 1,022 Comments - SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on Instagram: "Last week we gave you Dorothy and this week we've got our version of "Somewhere Over the (Fawn)..."


The conversation was sparked after debates raged within an English parliamentary committee about what women should or shouldn’t be required to wear to the office.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.