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Miss Selfridge Barbie collection doll pose

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest with leather jacket and shorts

Miss Selfridge Barbie fantastic plastic detail

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection pink and yellow vest

Black Lace Side Shorts – Miss Selfridge / Leather Look Jacket – Krisp / Sheer Heart Tights – Tabio / Jewel Necklace (similar)- Next / Bangle – AnnaLou of London

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest and asos heels

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest and nike jacket

Miss Selfridge Barbie all over print leggings and Tshirt close up

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest black and white

Barbie Allover Print Legging – Miss Selfridge / Pink Jacket – Nike via Oxfam Boutique / Loveometer Necklace – Me & Zena / Platform Heels – ASOS


A few weeks ago, when killing time between work and meeting my girlfriends for din dins, I succumbed to a little Oxford Street browsing. Popping into Miss Selfridge, I made a mental shopping list whilst cooing over a pair of lace edged shorts and a collection bold striped pieces.

Then, turning the corner, there it was – the Barbie Mecca, a capsule collection shining out like a beautiful kitsch beacon of plastic appreciation. I’m hoping that no one heard my splutters of joy as I rushed over and Instagrammed the hell out of the Tshirt and leggings. I knew my friend Fiona would be equally as delighted as me as she understands too well my love of plastic pink stuff.

Fast forward a week and I heard through the grapevine that Miss Selfridge were running a cute feature to vote for a new Barbie vest design so I asked if I could get involved so I could show you the ‘contestants’! Unfortunately the competition they ran alongside is now closed but you can still pick your fave out of all of the vests that I’m wearing, on their Barbie portal. My personal choice is the bright pink and yellow design in the first look, lets hope it wins and hits the shops soon so we can all get it! I must say, all the styles were easy and inspiring to style up, but question which is; which one would you wear?

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest with wet look skater skirt and blazer

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest with wet look skater skirt and blazer

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection vest

Wet Look Skater Skirt – Miss Selfridge / Cloud Necklace – Kitschen Sink / Heart Earrings – Hannah Zakari / Blazer – Topshop / Hair Scrunchie – Scrunchie Market

Miss Selfridge Barbie collection USA print vest and denim outfit

Miss Selfridge Barbie america vest styled with denim

Barbie USA America vest top with Hannah Zakari Las Vegas necklace

Denim Skirt – Miss Selfridge / Las Vegas Necklace – Hannah Zakari / Red Heels – New Look

Next on my shopping list, this Plastic Fantastic T-shirt and these print leggingsSee the current Barbie collection here!


  • Constance March 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Ah! I ‘m discovering your blog and I love it!!! You have such a cool and unique style! 🙂

  • Kristian March 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    These are all so fun. What a great contest.

  • Salomé March 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Love these pictures. 😀


  • Elizabeth Daisy March 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Oh how I just love your blog my dear. Your style is both fun-loving and fabulous, I can’t believe I’ve only now stumbled across shinythoughts! I now want myself a barbie print tee! x

  • Kim March 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Your the most colourful blogger in the world.. I love it & barbie too. Loved giving her make overs when I was little. Im afraid she’s still waiting for her hair to grow back lol

    • Lulu March 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      paahahaa aww poor Barbs! I stupidly sold mine two years ago, I had loads of clothes, some that me and my mum made ourselves! Regreetttt!

  • Sian March 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I love every single outfit you have put together amazing blog, love it when you find a gem added you too my ever growing bloglovin list 🙂
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  • devorelebeaumonstre. March 19, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    nice! xx

  • SJP March 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Love the Litchenstein feel to the first one, but I’d be most liekly to wear the Debbie Harry/Andy Warhol style one : )

  • Becky Bedbug March 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Ok, these looks are all amazing! I love the comic feel!


  • Katie March 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Love these bright colours! xx

  • Katie March 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    c’mon, you look so damn awesome <3 ! i love your barbie leggings <3 aw, you are so so skinny 🙂 i love these looks!

  • Anna March 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    last one is perfect but in each one you look gorgeous!

  • Amy March 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    These are all super cool but the leggings one is definitely my favourite. You look ace and super Lucyish!


  • amanda March 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    loving the barbie outfits and clashing, very ‘Alabama’ from true romance <3

    Kisses xxx

  • Rebecca Tan March 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    AMAZING combo of outfits hun! i TOO went waaaa! when I went into miss selfridge and saw this!!!
    But my legs just don’t look great in leggings im so short and curvy ha ha!

    You look fab and I agree the yellow vest also!!

    xx Rebecca