The colors of the scarf are less vivid in real life, but it is really cute. I was nine when I got this, and it has stayed in great condition, so I'd say it's pretty play-able.
The hat is the same material as her meet hat. Like velvet on foam. The brooch thingy is real metal and I remember thinking it looked like something a princess would have--makes me think of A Roman Holiday.
The coat is really nice. It goes over most of her outfits well without looking bulky. The buttons are faux tortiseshell. Samantha could wear it while riding in the car with Uncle Gard so she doesn't get dusty. It's lighter than a winter coat so she can wear it March-May. This outfit looks good with her meet outfit, talent show outfit, tea lesson outfit, cranberry party outfit, Nellie's Christmas outfit, and anything with reds and/or pinks. The coat alone goes with just about anything, except maybe purple.