Barbie Everything!

Have you been bitten by the big pink Barbie bug?!! I went and saw the movie on Saturday morning, and was really impressed with the message. Barbie land is a delightful candy colored pink world full of Barbies fulfilling their dreams as judges, mothers, mermaids and even the President! This movie so artfully directed by Greta Gerwig takes the Barbie character on a trip to the real world and even to the office of the CEO of Mattel. No matter if you plan on seeing this on the big screen or waiting until later, no full-on existential crisis here, just

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This star-studded cast includes Dua Lipa, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, John Cena among others, and is narrated by the amazing Helen Mirren. The most powerful part of the motion picture is the monologue by Gloria, played by America Ferrera. If you haven’t see the movie or don’t plan to, this is something you should read:

“It is literally impossible to be a woman. You are so beautiful, and so smart, and it kills me that you don’t think you’re good enough. Like, we have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we’re always doing it wrong.

You have to be thin, but not too thin. And you can never say you want to be thin. You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin. You have to have money, but you can’t ask for money because that’s crass. You have to be a boss, but you can’t be mean. You have to lead, but you can’t squash other people’s ideas. You’re supposed to love being a mother, but don’t talk about your kids all the damn time. You have to be a career woman, but also always be looking out for other people. You have to answer for men’s bad behavior, which is insane, but if you point that out, you’re accused of complaining. You’re supposed to stay pretty for men, but not so pretty that you tempt them too much or that you threaten other women because you’re supposed to be a part of the sisterhood. But always stand out and always be grateful. But never forget that the system is rigged. So find a way to acknowledge that but also always be grateful. You have to

never get old, never be rude, never show off, never be selfish, never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line. It’s too hard! It’s too contradictory and nobody gives you a medal or says thank you! And it turns out in fact that not only are you doing everything wrong, but also everything is your fault.

I’m just so tired of watching myself and every single other woman tie herself into knots so that people will like us. And if all of that is also true for a doll just representing women, then I don’t even know.”

– powerful, isn’t it? There are a lot of nostalgic connections which brought back fond memories to this Barbie girl! This is the first time I had really thought about my Barbie doll and the hours I spent playing Barbies with my sister. Did you play Barbies? Let me know in the comments! Which one did you have? Mine had a hairdo like the one above, but she had red hair. How we loved playing!

Fun Barbie stuff for your home:

If you would just like to add a little pop of pink in your home, this adorable little side table is just right for you! It sells for $86.32 at Wayfair!

Want to go bigger? How about a pastel pink sofa? This is a futon style sofa sleeper! From Target for just $549!

This sweet little credenza is actually painted with white and Pantone color Barbie Pink! It will look just perfect in your dream house! You can find it at Make it Colorful on Society 6!

How can you not enjoy working at a pink desk? This would be delightful as a dressing table or a homework spot! Just $159.99 on Amazon.

Let’s move on to the bathroom where you might be a little more motivated to go for a Barbie pink room makeover! This classic Barbie shower curtain is reminiscent of Margot Robbie’s Barbie in the live-action movie.

Just want a little something, perhaps for a little girl’s room, this little pillow might be just what you need for just $16.88.

At an even lower bargain price of only $14.88, who wouldn’t enjoy cuddling under this soft fleece Barbie blanket?

Fun Barbie-inspired outfits:

A perfect place to start is with one of those 1950’s inspired cocktail dresses! You can find this one on Amazon in sizes extra-small up to 3X. Just $36.99!

YES! You can actually buy the exact same roller blades that Barbie and Ken wear as they cruise along Venice beach. If you need a new look for roller blading, these might be calling to you! So where to buy Margot Robbie’s rollerblades? Right here!

If you only want to hint at your Barbie obsession, check out this cute mini crossbody bag from Forever 21 at just $9.00!

…or maybe upgrade that phone case for just $15.06!

a pink barbie phone case with the barbie logo and silhouette on it.

Don some neon like this little two-piece track jumpsuit and hit the streets!

Maybe just a tank for the gym like this one for only $22.99 is as deep as you want to go into Barbie world!

If you are ready to go all spandex, you can’t go wrong with these hot pink leggings!

Now, let’s think about heading to bed in some Barbie babydoll pajamas!

Let’s not forget Ryan Gosling’s Ken! He explores his own inner self and yet he comes out as just Ken. I think he needs a movie next! Show him some love with this tee!

Both Barbie and Ken in Barbie land have a lot of baggage and so much becomes more clear to each of them on their journey.

A Barbie party tablescape:

Barbie themed tablescape

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