I got Ruthie from a board member this spring. She knocks me out! I LOVE her dark hair and I was surprised at the red highlights when I took her out in the sunshine. I have had Kit for a long time and have wanted Ruthie for her to play with. Now they are very happy together. I am not really big on her gray eyes, but I am keeping her authentic. I agree that her dress is thin and that there is hardly any blue in it so that the socks don't seem to match...but they are so cute that I'm glad they came with her. Her pajamas are really cute and femenine and since I bought them for her I am glad they have the monogram on the pocket. Her play outfit is DARLING! The only downside is that the knee socks are to short of the knickers are to short...one or the other, because they barely meet at her knees. Other than that it is wonderful. The hat seems perfect because Ruthie is such a princess that she wouldn't want to get a tan. I DISPISE the color of her Christmas dress and so I will make her a similar one in a better color. I love how she looks so much that I want another one of her and I want to give her bluish lavender eyes and call her Velvet Brown...aka...Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet". I highly recommend her. She's a beauty and a delight.