June Wish List

Petersyn top | Rebecca de Ravenel earrings | Lack of Color hat | Miu Miu sunglassesbackpack
Zimmermann dress | Reformation dress | Raye x Revolve sandals

Feeling those French Riviera vibes


For the last two weeks my Instagram feed has been inundated with images of celebs lounging on yachts and traipsing down the red carpet at Cannes. As a result, I've found myself daydreaming about leaving on a jet plane and having my own vacation on the Riviera. 

From gingham to off-the-shoulder tops to straw boater hats, everything I'm obsessed with right now has those Brigitte Bardot vibes (aka the ultimate Cannes girl) with a retro edge and a touch of nautica. It's feminine with a modern twist, and I plan on channeling this style all summer long. Who's with me?

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What I Wore | Start of Summer

I finally caved in and got myself a statement top

It's true: I finally caved in and bought a big-sleeved wrap-around top from Zara. Over the past few months I've been obsessing over these styles of tops, and over the weekend I was finally like, "Lindsey, you just gotta get one for yourself!" And I did! And it's fantastic!

My Picks From The Net-A-Porter Sale


The most stylish clothes around just went on sale!


I spend many hours (far too many hours) perusing Net-A-Porter for the latest in ready-to-wear, fantasizing about what I would wear in my daily life if I had access to an endless supply of money. Oh, if only I could live life in nothing but Chloé and Zimmermann and Marc Jacobs

What I Wore | The Perfect Summer Outfit Combo

The no-hassle summer outfit

I'm in the process of packing up all my things (I'm moving to a new apartment!) so not a lot of time to write a thoughtful, in-depth analysis of this outfit, but wanted to share it with you guys real quick! I've previously discussed my obsession with woven purses, so I broke down and bought one for myself at Zara. Also, I found the cutest dress at Nordstrom a few weeks back, and I have a feeling I'll be wearing it all summer long.

Shopping List | Summer Swimsuits


Summer is almost here!

Memorial Day is a short two weeks away, which means it's time to stock up on some new swimsuits for Summer 2017! I'm rounding up some of my favorite swimsuit styles, from cute crochet bikinis to classic one-pieces. Keep reading and tell me which one is your fave!

What I Wore | Summer Brights


Don't be scared of rocking some bright color!


Sometimes I think how easy it would be to be one of those people who only wears like, one color, or only neutrals. Everything goes with everything, you don't stress out about matching colors, and you always look so cool and effortless. And then...I see a rainbow floral dress.

Take Your Look From Day To Night

AUrate necklace | Zimmermann dress | Madewell Jacket | Karen Walker sunglasses | Mark Cross purse | Mansur Gavriel flats

 Transform your outfit in a few easy steps


Here at The Fashion Barbie, I always try to be real with how I dress. When I post personal style outfits, they are always outfits that I actually wear in my everyday life, and often I pose for #ootd pics when out and about. When I do plan photoshoots, I only ever post outfits that I naturally wear. I may be a blogger, but I'm a real person who wears clothes in real life, so I always try to showcase that on my blog!

The 2017 Met Gala Red Carpet

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between


When this year's Met Costume Institute exhibition theme was announced, I was ecstatic. Rei Kawakubo, the iconic Comme des Garçons designer, is one of the most innovative minds in fashion, and her avant-garde styles rarely get the red carpet moments they deserve. To put it plainly, Comme des Garçons is not for the faint of heart, with wild shapes and dramatic silhouettes that few have the confidence to pull off. But surely the red carpet set at the Met Gala would be game?

May Wish List

J. Crew scarf | Madewell top and jeans | Gucci purse | Rebecca Taylor dress | Loeffler Randall shoes

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What I Wore | Birthday Brunch

It's not my birthday weekend 'til the birthday brunch!

If you've been following my blog for a while (or you're an irl friend; hi, friend!) you know that a big brunch party is a Fashion Barbie birthday tradition. Every year my friends and I throw on our sundresses, ready our glasses for some bottomless mimosas, and travel to a trendy LA brunch spot. 

Twenty-Three

Funfetti birthday cake via Serious Eats

What will 23 bring?

Happy birthday to meeeeee!! Guys, I'm 23 now. How insane is that!? I cannot believe that a whole year has gone by since my 22nd birthday (of course, that is how that whole birthday thing goes; it's kind of a yearly thing) and it feels like so much has changed in the past year.

Selena Gomez Makes The Case For Matching

Selena Gomez wearing a HVN dress with The Weeknd at Coachella via Vogue

The preppy way to do festival style


Hey guys! I'm so sorry that posting has been a bit inconsistent lately. I try to post something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but I've been quite busy with the new job and lots of other things going on, so my blog may be a bit weird in terms of schedule for the next few weeks. I promise I'll try to get back to my normal posting schedule soon, though!

Anyways, as I'm sure you know, Coachella Weekend One was this past weekend and the festival fashion was phenomenal! From the many Revolve parties to some seriously chic style on the festival grounds, there were too many good looks to choose from. I don't have time to do a full Coachella style recap, but I did want to share one of my favorite outfits from the weekend.

Selena Gomez has transformed into quite the style queen, and I adored her cheery flower print HVN dress with matching kerchief that she wore in Indio this past weekend. Paired with easygoing sneakers, this look is a fashionable take on festival style that is cute, practical, but not bordering on swimsuit territory, which is the direction many celebrities leaned towards for the music festival. 

If you're looking for a more sophisticated alternative to cut-off shorts and crop tops, take Selena's sartorial cue and opt for a bright floral dress, and coordinate pieces too! It makes anyone look instantly put-together.

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Who was your pick for best dressed at Coachella?

Trending | Feeling Fruity

Diana of Sweatshirts & Dresses wearing a Dolce & Gabbana set

Look good enough to eat!


The fruits of spring are in full bloom, and it's time to wear some fun spring styles! Pineapples, lemons, cherries, you name it...all your fave fruits are printed on cute dresses, rompers, blouses, and pants.

Everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Forever 21 is hopping on this trend, so no matter your budget, there are plenty of fruity tutti pieces for you!

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Which fruit print is your favorite?

What I Wore | Revolve Pop-Up


Or, how to dress like a festival girl


Over the past year or so, I've developed quite the obsession with e-commerce site Revolve. Not only am I in love with the California-cool vibes of the clothes they sell, but I adore the aesthetic they promote on social media and the world they create that revolves (I know, I know) around their brand. Revolve has become the model of successful social media marketing, from their merry band of gorgeous influencers to their FOMO-inducing getaways in exciting locales like the Hamptons and Anguilla. 

Shopping List | Basket Bag

Zara Pom Pom basket

And no, I'm not talking a basket for Easter eggs!


Happy Friday, friends! What are your weekend plans? Right now mine involve getting some spring shopping done at the Revolve Social Club open house and the new & Other Stories at the Americana! You?

And of course, one thing I've been lusting after is a perfect summer basket bag. I've been seeing them all week, toted around by bloggers like Adenorah and Emma Hill, and boy, do I want one for myself! If there's anything that will get you into the summer mood no matter where you are or what you're doing, it's a basket bag. They make any occasion feel like a summery picnic, and they are oh so chic.

I'm particularly obsessed with this Zara one, as well as this one from Doen, but alas, these brands are too cool for ShopStyle, so I'll round up some other trendy basket bags I also think you'll enjoy! Check it out:

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How would you style such a purse?

7 Coachella Necessities

Wearing Madewell dress, scarf, and sunglasses

Rock that desert style!


Heading to Coachella or another festival soon? Well, lucky you! You're bound to have a fantastic time, but do you know what you're going to wear!?!? Festival fashion is just as important as the musical headliners these days, and if you want to stand out from the crowd, you've got to dress to impress!

April Wish List

A pink-filled wish list for my birthday month!


April is one of my favorite months, and it's not just because it happens to be my birthday month! It's officially spring, the sun is shining, and it's a busy month full of festivities. If you're a festival girl, Coachella is just around the corner (I'll be sharing my Coachella outfit picks later this week!) and Easter is another excuse to buy a cute floral dress and eat an elaborate brunch. And yes, I happen to turn 23 this month, which is quite exciting! So here's what I'm wishing for during my birthday month:

What I Wore | Peak LA Girl

Sometimes you just have to embrace the basic


Now that I work in West Hollywood, I've been spending more time on trendy Melrose at Insta-famous locales like Alfred Tea Room and the Paul Smith Pink Wall. Before having that 9-to-5 gig, I usually would go there in the middle of the day on a weekday to avoid the throngs of choker-wearing, phone-toting teens trying to snap a chic shot for their profiles. I love taking pictures in front of the pink wall as much as the next person, but I roll my eyes when I have to queue up just to pose in front of Carrera Café. 

Trending | Pearl Accents

Gucci loafers via Soraya Bakhtiar 

A mermaid's accessory of choice!


Have you ever had a dream about shoes? Because I have. Really! The other night, I awoke from my slumber with the most pleasant fantasy in my mind, where I wandered around sunny Los Angeles in a fresh pair of Gucci pearl-inlaid loafers. What a marvelous dream!

What I Wore | Views from DTLA


Exploring downtown in style


Over the last five years that I've been in Los Angeles, downtown has experienced exponential growth. There are new bars and restaurants opening up left and right, more apartment buildings, and new areas (like my current neighborhood, the Arts District) are expanding as we speak. I love that I've gotten to know DTLA so well over the past few years, thanks to its proximity to USC, and I love that even now I'm still exploring new places to go and new sights to see.

Spring Trends Under $100

Good clothes don't have to cost a fortune


There are so many cute spring trends to try, but even though I'm officially getting that payday as a working girl (didn't you hear? I got a job!) I'm not exactly rollin' in the dough (yet). So yes, I want to wear embroidered denim and open-toed mules, but I don't want to break the bank trying to be fashionable either.

What I Wore | Pink & Pom Poms


Every Barbie needs a pink dress!


Happy spring, friends! Oh, what a glorious time spring is. The clock has sprung forward, the sun is out, and the weekends are oh so fun. Now that I've officially started that working girl life (you read that right, Mission #HiretheFashionBarbie was a success!) I'm definitely appreciating my weekends more, and when the weather is this nice, it's not hard to!

The Sunglasses Trend You'll Either Love or Hate

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad wearing a Fendi sweater

There is no middle ground


I love sunglasses. They're a simple accessory that has the power to change the feel of a whole outfit, and there are so many shapes, colors, and styles to choose from! I guess I have a good face shape for sunglasses, too, because most of the time they don't look awkward on me (except for those rounded Ray-Bans that everyone has, they make me look like John Lennon and not in a cool way). 

So when a new sunglasses trend takes over, I take notice. I obsessed over the Dior So Real shades that everyone wore last year. I was ecstatic when my mom found her old wayfarers from the 80s at the height of that trend a few years back (Vintage! So cool). And now, I'm noticing a new trend that people seem to either absolutely adore or completely loathe: oval sunglasses.

Shopping List | Perfect Spring Dresses

READY FOR SPRING! ASOS dress and Madewell sunglasses

It's finally spring! Dress like it!


Okay, okay, I know the East Coast is currently in the midst of some bizarrely-late winter snowstorm, but here in California, it is fully-blown spring! And I don't know about you, but I'm dying to wear sundresses every day and get my spring fashion on.

Florals, ginghams, bright colors...I want all the dresses! Obviously. I've rounded up some of my favorite spring dresses below. Which one is your favorite?

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5 Trend Takeaways from the Fall 2017 Shows

Backstage at Valentino, via CR Fashion Book

Now that the shows are over, let's talk big picture


It's never too early to start thinking about next fall's most popular styles. Now that the Fall 2017 shows are over (check out all my favorite collections here), I've been looking back on my favorite collections and trying to pick out the biggest trends and recurring themes. 

What I Wore | Gingham for Spring


A picnic-perfect print!


I wore this outfit to brunch a few weeks back, when I was tired of constant rain and itching for spring. Now that the weather is finally warming up and the flowers are blooming, I thought I'd share this look with you!

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017

The finale at Chanel Fall 2017 via Vogue

The Fall 2017 shows ended with a trip to the stars


Since I was out of town for half of Paris Fashion Week, I wasn't able to write reviews on all the top runway shows, but I did want to share thoughts on three of my favorite collections from PFW. Miu Miu went over-the-top with fur of every color, Nina Ricci brought restrained sex appeal, and Chanel lifted off with a space-themed collection, complete with a rocket centerpiece at the Grand Palais that "launched" during the finale.

Vacation Recap | Park City, Utah

Hanging outside the Veuve Clicquot Après Ski Lounge

Hitting the slopes🎿


As a Southern California girl, I don't get to interact with snow very often. Thanks to the barrage of rain we received this winter, I can see the snowcapped San Gabriel mountains from downtown, but they're still quite a journey to get to. So at least once a year, I like to pick out the coats hiding in the back of my closet, gather up my scarcely-used winter accessories, and head to the mountains for some winter wonderland fun and plenty of skiing.

Shopping List | Ribbon-Tie Shoes

Free People ballet flats

Tie it up in a bow!


From bodysuits to tulle skirts, ballet chic has been one of the biggest spring trends. Now, inspired by tie-up ballet flats and pointe shoes, designers are adorning their spring shoes with ribbons and bows.

March Wish List

Markus Lupfer top | & Other Stories bra | Madewell jeans | Topshop skirt | Alexander Wang shoes and purse

Celebrating spring the downtown chic way


It has been well established that floral for spring are not groundbreaking, but you know what is? Making florals look cool and edgy! How does one do this, you ask? Stay away from classic pastels and go for punchy reds and moody blacks.

The 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, and Viola Davis pose with their Oscars (I'm not missing anyone from this photo, am I...?)

It's Hollywood's biggest night!


What was shaping up to be a pretty run-of-the-mill Oscars ceremony became so much more in the final moments, when one of the La La Land producers (on stage, accepting the award for Best Picture) paused and said, "JK, this award is supposed to go to Moonlight!" (I'm paraphrasing but you get it). At first I wondered if this was a consolation acknowledgement, in the vein of Adele's nod to Beyonce at the Grammys, but no, the La La Land guy held up the winning envelope to the camera and, lo and behold, it read Moonlight.

Wild. 

My 2017 Oscars Red Carpet Predictions

Alicia Vikander at last year's ceremony via Zimbio

What will the nominees wear?


The biggest night in Hollywood is almost here! I've already filled out my ballot with my guesses on who will take home the big awards (get ready to hear La La Land a lot) but now it's time to turn my attention to the red carpet!

London Fashion Week Fall 2017

Christopher Kane via Vogue

Hot fashion from across the pond


If you thought Fashion Week was just NYFW, you're in for a big surprise. The New York shows may have come and gone, but we're only halfway through! These past few days, the fashion in crowd has been gathered in London for some seriously cool runway shows. Burberry did a see now, buy now collection, as did Topshop Unique, and designers experimented with wild shapes, fascinating fabrics, and cartoon character motifs. Oh, London Fashion Week, you never cease to amaze!

NYFW Part III

Sitting pretty at Marc Jacobs via Vogue

Last thoughts on New York Fashion Week


Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but there's still plenty to talk about. Marc Jacobs delivered a stunning finale that put the focus back on the clothes, Thom Browne showcased his talent for inventive suiting, and overall, NYFW felt more diverse (both in terms of skin color and body type) than ever before. 

NYFW Part II

Altuzarra Fall 2017 via Vogue

More thoughts on the New York collections


New York Fashion Week continues, and there have been plenty of fabulous collections. I've already talked about some of my early favorites, and today, I'm gonna talk about some more of my fave runway shows.

Happy Valentine's Day!

For outfit details, check out this post

Wishing you all a happy hearts day!

Whether you're in a lovely relationship and have date night planned tonight or just a single girl (like me) who loves hearts and pink, hope your day is wonderful and filled with the people in your life who matter most!

NYFW Part I

Jason Wu Fall 2017 via Vogue

It's time for everyone's favorite week!


New York Fashion Week is off and running, with dozens of fresh Fall 2017 collections already unveiled. From up-and-coming designers to some of the biggest names in American fashion, there have been some stunning collections, so let's talk about the highlights so far!

The Style Evolution of "Girls"

all images via HBO

A look back on the TV show's best fashion moments


When HBO's series Girls started, I was a senior in high school ready to move to a big city and begin my college career. There was something fascinating about Hannah Horvath & Co. navigating the murky waters of early adulthood, and watching the main characters as they tried (and oftentimes fail) to find jobs, boyfriends, and themselves was comforting in a weird way. As a high schooler, I felt reassured that it was okay if I didn't have it all together by the time I was out of college, but of course, I would have it all together, or at least that's what I assumed.

Year of the Unicorn

(Apartment Therapy)

Everything's coming up unicorns!


Last I checked, we have just entered the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac, but lately it feels as if we are in the Year of the Unicorn instead. Everywhere I turn, there's unicorn-themed hot chocolate, unicorn makeup palettes, even unicorn portable chargers! 

Shopping List | Show Your Stripes

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific wearing a Gucci sweater

Add some color to your sweater weather outfit

Why wear a boring monochrome sweater when you can wear all colors this winter? The rainbow sweater is one of the easiest (and coziest) ways to wear all colors this winter, and everyone from Gucci to Saint Laurent is doing it, so there's no excuse to skip out on this trend.

Shop my favorite rainbow stripe sweaters below:

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What I Wore | Parisian in Pasadena

Bringing classic French style to old town Pasadena


Putting together an outfit that you absolutely love is one of the best feelings in the world. When you find something that works, you add it to your go-to mental list of fashion uniforms, and fashion uniforms are essential to have for days when you feel uninspired or pressed for time.

February Wish List

Prepping for spring means pastels and florals!

Happy February, everyone! February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam-packed in the world of fashion and pop culture: New York Fashion Week, the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and the Academy Awards all occur this month, and that's not even including holidays such as President's Day Weekend and Valentine's Day. 

What I Wore | Another Day of Sun

City of stars, are you shining just for me?

When you live in Los Angeles, you're bound to stumble across an iconic movie location every once in awhile. This week we went to Pasadena for outfit backdrops, and one of the locations we shot at was the historic Colorado Street Bridge, which you may recognize from La La Land:

Spring 2017 Couture | Part II

Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture via Vogue

classic couture is back in a big way

When the real world seems to be going up in flames, fashion tends to delve deeper into fantasy. And couture is fantasy with a capital F, especially for us plebeians who watch the shows on our laptops and only dream of wearing such fantastic clothing (side note: I was actually invited to a few shows this season, but a last-minute trip to Paris wasn't really in the cards, so hopefully next season I'll be there in person!). Spring 2017 Couture has been bold, glamorous, and fantastical.

Spring 2017 Couture | Part I

Backstage at Dior via CR Fashion Book

Plenty of romance and ball gowns galore

The couture shows have kicked off in Paris, and already I am drooling over the clothing confections that the world's finest fashion designers have presented. From a pre-Raphaelite fairy tale at Maria Grazia Chiuri's couture debut for Dior to over-the-top trains at Giambattista Valli, the magic and extravagance of couture is in full force. 

What I Wore | Melrose Morning


Basically, an excuse to show off a new skirt

Sometimes you don't realize you want something until it goes on sale. Such was the case with this Madewell lace-insert skirt that I picked up at the Americana a few weeks ago. I had seen the skirt on Madewell's website for some time, and I have been in search of a new black mini skirt, but I didn't need it or anything. Until it was under $20 on sale!

Styling Tips from Madewell's Spring Lookbook


Outfit inspiration for days

It's no secret that Madewell is one of my favorite clothing brands. They're casual cool pieces are just simple enough to be everyday staples, but exciting enough to not be considered boring. At this point, I'm sure half of my wardrobe is Madewell, including all of my jeans and plenty of button-down tops, skirts, and dresses. 

What I Wore | Time for Tea


tea yes, you maybe

One of my New Year's resolutions was to explore different areas of Los Angeles. While at USC I became quite familiar with downtown, and now that I live downtown I consider myself something of an expert, but to the west, there is still so much that I have yet to discover. You don't know until you live in Los Angeles how difficult it can be to venture just 10 miles down the road (especially when the area in question isn't right off the freeway) and suddenly what should be a 20 minute journey turns into an all-day affair. Nevertheless, I've got a lot of free time at the moment, so I'll suck it up in traffic if it means exploring more of this beautiful city.