I love this outfit! It's been one of my favorites over the years, so it was the first thing to jump into my cart upon hearing of Samantha's archival.
I got the more recent set, obviously, which included the dress, tam, and button-up boots.
The dress: The detail on this is amazing! I love the little bow in the back and the intricate middy detail of the bodice. It fits my PM Samantha fine.
The tam: Cute, but takes a while to adjust so Samantha's bangs don't fall in her eyes (like all doll hats, though).
The boots: I love the real buttons! The Mattel pair is pretty sturdy, so I doubt a button will pop off easily, but nevertheless, I still feel as if I'm going to break a button off when I put these on Sam. They are very dainty, but the best feature of the boots. Again, they fit my PM Samantha's feet fine.
(Note: The whistle in the picture is not the official whistle. It's silver as opposed to the brass original, but I thought it'd be perfect for my whistle-less middy outfit. The stockings pictured are her meet stockings.)