Chic Gifts No Matter Your Budget


Find the perfect present at every price point

Ideally, I would buy everyone Christmas presents from Gucci (gotta have my family repping the hottest brand of the moment) and perhaps some latest-generation Apple products, but alas, I am living that broke 20-something life. It will be some time before I look at Sugarfish as a non-luxury sushi destination or scoff at the idea of purchasing something on sale. I wish I could find lavish presents for my family and friends, but yours truly is a girl on a budget, so I have to find gifts that feel luxurious but don't make my bank account scream in horror.

The Fashion Barbie Gift Guide

image via 100 Layer Cake

Gift ideas for everyone!


Happy Cyber Monday, friends! Hope you guys are finding all those sweet online deals and had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was filled with family, food, and football, so basically it was the perfect time. But now for the F word that rules my life: fashion! (What did you think I was gonna say!?) Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season is upon us, and it's a fun one for a fashion lover like myself. There are thousands of sales to shop, Christmas wish lists to make, and new items to lust over. But perhaps my favorite part of this time of year—fashion-wise, at least—are all the gift guides!

Happy Thanksgiving!


PLUS a Black Friday Sale roundup!

What better way is there to celebrate the week of Thanksgiving than going to The Pie Hole and getting some delicious pumpkin pie? Seriously, there is nothing better! I'm heading home today for a weekend of delicious food and hanging out with family, but I wanted to share my festive outfit post with you all today!

Net-A-Porter Sale Picks

Alice + Olivia dress | Kaibosh sunglasses | Isabel Marant earrings
Tory Burch coat | Mallet & Co. purse | Marc Jacobs boots

Designer clothes on sale? Yes, please!


I'm coming at you guys with a BONUS blog post this week because Net-A-Porter has started their Cyber Monday Sale early and you just cannot wait around with a sale like this. There are thousands of discounted designer pieces on sale, and they're gonna go fast, so run, don't walk to your nearest computer (duh, you should already be on one if you're reading this!) and check out the sale now!

Shopping List | Pink Fur Coat

Self Service Fall/Winter 2016 (photographed by Angelo Pennetta)

A winter staple for any Fashion Barbie


In interesting microtrend studies, there were not one but two pink fur coats that everyone was obsessing over once they hit the runways:

What I Wore | Cold Shoulder


Who says summer clothes should have all the fun?

I rejoiced when I opened my weather app and saw that it would be in the 70s all week long. This is how nonexistent fall has been in Los Angeles. Relative to how hot it's been, low 70s equals sweater weather, so I took my chance and wore my brand new open-shoulder sweater from Romwe while walking around the neighborhood.

Holiday Mood Board

Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss

Visual inspiration for a stylish end of 2016

Let's be real, 2016 sucked. Yeah, there are a few more weeks left to make it up, but I'm calling it: 2016 was a bit of a bummer. One could argue that graduating college should be looked at as a positive, but as someone who both loves learning and hasn't found a job yet...yeah, I'd be happy to stay in school for a little while longer. On the bright side, I did move back to Los Angeles and am living the cool semi-adult life in the Arts District, so it wasn't all bad.

Michelle Obama for Vogue

First Lady Michelle Obama in Atelier Versace for Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Fashion Icon. Role Model.

Vogue sure knows how to time a cover. As the nation was still recovering from the shock of Tuesday's election results, the fashion magazine released its December cover featuring First Lady Michelle Obama. Following the frustrations of last week, I've been thinking a lot about the past eight years and how much I'm going to miss seeing the Obamas in the White House, and Michelle Obama in particular.

Some Thoughts


Now is the time to take a stand


It's been a tough week. I am dumbfounded by the results of this week's election, and it has been a frustrating wake up call for people who think that racism, sexism, and hatred are only in the hearts of a few outlying individuals. These issues run wide and deep, to the point where it is okay for our country to elect a man to the highest office in the land even though he and his followers have been proponents for some truly unspeakable behavior.

White Rice Episode 1

Prepping for our first episode!

Check out my new podcast!

Hey, fans of The Fashion Barbie! If you've followed this blog for a while, you'll know that I'm as obsessed with popular culture as I am with fashion. TV shows, movies, celebrity gossip, you name it; I love it all. In fact, my friend Steph and I love talking about all things entertainment so much that we decided to start our own podcast/video series called White Rice. And the first episode is finally up!

Your Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Time to party via Urban Outfitters

Outfits for every Holiday party on your calendar!


Holy cow, it's November! Somehow we've made it to the final stretch of this very veerrry long year and now it is time to prep for celebrations (well, hoping that a certain female candidate wins her election; if not, bye, it was nice knowing all of you...) Anyway, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and everything in between are well within sight now, so it's time to start prepping those holiday outfits!

November Wish List

H&M top | Madewell skirt | Topshop dress | Miu Miu shoes | Prada wallet

Wishful thinking


Can you believe it's November? I for one cannot. This month has been seriously crazy; I moved back to Los Angeles, am starting a new entertainment podcast, and am still looking for a job #HireTheFashionBarbie. And now it's November! Ahhh!