Block Party

Clearly feeling like a petite active 80's Barbie here.
DSC_0931DSC_0912DSC_0963DSC_0984DSC_0968PicMonkey PhotoDSC_0924

Sweater: H&M // Bag: H&M // Jeans: Free People // Sunglasses: c/o Italia Independent // Lipstick: Mac in "Impassioned"
I struggled to describe these colors I'm wearing, so I Googled for help and stumbled upon this cool site that someone meticulously put together. I decided on the following pretty-sounding names: spring green, Persian rose, cerulean blue, and lemon. Cool huh?

Also, I sorta felt like an active 80's-90's Barbie doll in this outfit with my big curly hair, pink lips, and super bright clothing. You may have heard the big Barbie news that there are now several varieties (curvy, tall, petite, and original) of the famous doll to choose from. I was a huge Barbie fan growing up (had the three floor convertible house and everything), and always wished I had more dolls with different features. It never bothered me that I didn't look like Barbie-- I just thought it'd be fun to have different kinds of dolls. Now little girls (and boys) will get that option, and will get to incorporate diversity into their play. The purpose of play, after all, is to practice for adulthood. This Barbie change, while insignificant or even "too pc" to many of the ill-informed commenters I saw online, is indicative of a larger societal movement for tolerance, acceptance, and love that I am very much for. These new dolls will surely help expand kids' notions of what constitutes an acceptable "human woman," to quote Tina Fey. And that is a beautiful thing.

Linked up: #WIWT