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Unique Vintage

So, I know I’ve been pretty adamant about the fact that I am not shopping much this year, especially from Kate Spade directly after the debacle last year. But I HAVE still shopped some.

Then last week I received an email that changed the course of my entire existence on this earth.

Barbie did a collaboration with Unique Vintage. Iconic outfits from some of my FAVORITE vintage Barbie dolls would be available in MY SIZE. What, WHAT?! My head was spinning.

I hopped online to browse the website, and I fell in LOVE. Luckily my husband ended up working this past weekend and instead of him coming home, we packed up and headed to LA to spend a long weekend. So you bet my Friday plans were a trip to Burbank and the Unique Vintage store. Oh. My. Goodness. Suburban Shopper, BBQ Barbie, After Five?! YES Please!!

I also picked up two other adorable gems, a Paris-themed dress and a cat skirt (because I am ultimately the crazy cat lady!). The prices are very reasonable, everything I purchased has pockets, and did I mention, I CAN DRESS LIKE BARBIE?!

The collection is available online Barbie x Unique Vintage , or in person at the storefront in Burbank, CA. The selection in store is not as large, but if you live in La, it’s worth a trip over there! Plus right down the street is It’s a Wrap, my favorite spot to find iconic looks from the big screen that I can take home! Like this HUGE HAT:

I forgot to check the tags before I tossed them to share what show/movie this was featured on, but I know I intend to use it for my very own Barbie look, it’s a perfect compliment to the Suburban Shopper dress! Also, see the detail on the zipper pull:

My adult life is complete! Prices range from $28-$210 for the clothing items and accessories start at $14. They even have classic Barbie shoes!

Excuse me while I go drool some more over my new pretty dresses and pack to go home and back to reality in the morning!

Until next time,


Milo of the Lollipop Forest

Meant to post this earlier, but I got a little sidetracked today. Remember my organization frenzy last night?

Yeah. It spilled over into my daughter’s room. And Barbie. Like, too much Barbie!!


And turn the corner, oh no!!


And now it’s clear where my shoe obsession came from. Barbie. Mattel, can you please pay for my therapy? (kidding!!) seriously though, I had NO idea there was this much. And I’ve already gotten some sorted and put away! (note, most of the bits were mine, er are “mine”, and the dolls. I’ve added to her Barbie collection over the years, but 75% of what you see is mine from my teenage years. And I still collect Barbie!!)

And this was how I wanted to dress when I “grew up”


I have realized I actually have a black skirt like that, the white jacket, and a dress that is close to the one above.

Anyway. This was supposed to be about Milo of the Lollipop Forest!


Isn’t he adorable?? I loved this project!!!

And for moi today? I confess I look like a mom today. So, no damning evidence!! I’ve been organizing and sorting and planning my next pair of strassed shoes. Sooooo excited!

Speaking of, why didn’t Barbie ever have crystal shoes??? I know they made a Louboutin Barbie. And shoes. I’ve never been willing to shell out that much $$ for plastic Barbie shoes! It’s a neat collection though.

Until next time,