Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pinterest Picks — Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is only two short days away, but there's plenty of time for some last-minute inspiration! Here are some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest, from delectable recipes to festive decor tips. And be sure to follow my Holiday board for more inspiration all season long!

1. Plenty of pie recipes to make sure no one leaves hungry via Camille Styles
2. Bring leftovers home in style via Studio DIY
3. Wine pairings for any Thanksgiving feast via Victoria McGinley
4. Don't be making these Thanksgiving decor mistakes via Domaine
5. Festive place card ideas via Over Cocktails

Monday, November 24, 2014

Obsessed — Glitter Boots

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Rarely do I meet a sparkle or sequin I don't like. I'm a fashion magpie, basically. So when I see a new and fun way to add a little glitter to my getup, I go for it.

Saint Laurent made my dreams come true with a fall runway show full of sparkling boots and Mary-Janes, and a plethora of other designers has followed suit and presented their own versions of the disco boot. The most popular style seems to be a flat or low-heel ankle boot, but other designers have opted for taller boots or even combat-style lace-up shoes.

If you are looking for a statement piece to wear to a New Year's Eve party or other festive soiree, a pair of sequined boots will do the trick nicely. And another cool thing: when wearing a pair of eye-catching shoes, the rest of your outfit can be simple and minimalistic, as Gilda Ambrosio styled her pink Saint Laurent pair.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Obsessed: Shrimps Faux Fur Coats

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Never before has the case for faux fur looked so good! By now you've probably seen street style stars and celebs are obsessed with British faux fur brand Shrimps and it's easy to see why. The fun (and warm!) outerwear options are all about bright colors and making a fun statement even when the mercury drops below 0ยบ.

Personally, I'm a fan of the cotton candy pink coat with navy stripes—shocker, I know—but all the fun colors look great and really add that wow factor to what could be an otherwise simple outfit.

The best part is that with the success of Shrimps, hopefully other brands will turn to faux over real fur. I didn't even know Shrimps used faux fur until I read their 'About' page, that's how realistic their coats look! I just hope PETA got the message, because nobody wants red paint splattered over these gorgeous coats.

In addition to outerwear, Shrimps also has faux fur scarves, jackets, and even clutches, so check them out!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Fashion Barbie's Holiday Survival Guide!

The holidays are a busy time, believe me, I know! From figuring out how to cook a fabulous Thanksgiving feast (let alone a turkey!) to decorating your abode to planning outfits for the bazillion different holiday events you have on your calendar, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you need a place to keep all this stuff organized.

That's why I've revamped my holiday Pinterest board to include everything you might need to stay sane this winter. Gift ideas, holiday recipes, ornament DIYs, and beyond; I've got you guys covered! 

I'll be pinning all season long so be sure to follow the board (or my whole Pinterest) and I promise you won't regret it!

Follow Lindsey | The Fashion Barbie's board holiday on Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Party Outfit Guide

The holidays are a busy time, full of events of all shapes and sizes. It's easy to get overwhelmed, between the parties, charity events, shopping excursions, and so on.

That's why I'm here!

No need to worry about what to wear to all your holiday events, because I've compiled a few outfit ideas to help you get through the season. From Turkey Day to the New Year, I have got you covered.

For when you're feasting on Thanksgiving favorites...

Outfit One: Dress | Boots | Purse | Necklace | Lipstick
Outfit Two: Dress | Scarf | Boots | Purse | Bracelet
Thanksgiving is a cozy holiday, so why not dress the part? For most, Thanksgiving dinner is a day spent at home, cooking (and eating!) turkey and watching football while chatting with the fam, so there's no need to get too extravagant with your look. A loose-fitting sweaterdress is comfy and warm but won't keep you from stuffing your face full of stuffing.

Ankle boots are stylish but comfortable, adding a hint of trendiness to your look, and thin gold jewelry adds a bit of bling to your sweet look. 
For when you want to impress all your friends...

Outfit One: Sweatshirt | Skirt | Flats | Clutch | Earrings
Outfit Two: Jacket | Dress | Heels | Purse | Headband | Lipstick
The holidays are the perfect time to bust out the metallics! Nothing screams festive and fun more than replicating sparkling tinsel, so mix and match different metallics and jacquards for your next wintertime dinner party. 

If you're a more casual dresser, an embellished sweatshirt and a sparkling midi will work wonders. If you love being the life of the party, a flirty metallic mini and animal-print accessories will make sure all eyes are on you! 

No matter what, everyone will be striking up dinner conversation over your fabulous outfit.
For when you want to live it up...

Outfit One: Gown | Heels | Necklace | Earrings
Outfit Two: Gown | Necklace | Clutch
If you find yourself attending a black tie event this holiday season, good for you, and why not go all out with a bold statement? Whether it's a festive holiday red or a dazzling ballgown embellished with gold details, don't be afraid to go all out and shine!

Check back later for more outfit ideas, and party on!