For some reason, this has always been one of my absolute favorite AG outfits.. Could be because I had the matching dress when I was younger. I feel it's a tad dated now, especially the shoes, butI still like it. Here's a picture of Saige wearing it:
I purchased this outfit on sale. I wouldn't have purchased it full price. It is a very pretty outfit, but the fabrics are thin and the doll can't sit down in the pants; they immediately slip over her rear.
I'm a bit late to the Chrissa party. I bought her (nude, so no review of the meet outfit) from Ebay in 2013 with the plan to customize her. From the beginning I had a love/hate relationship with her. First of all, I scratched her face when I removed her wig due to my own carelessness (I've managed to polish some of that away, but it's still there, although not terribly noticeable). Secondly, none of the customs I did really worked for her, although I must say she makes a great boy doll. In the end I put her original wig back and... I fell in love with her. Not my favorite doll in my collection, but definitely a beautiful doll, and somewhat unique compared to many other AG's. Her coloring is fantastic, and mine has a nice, thick wig that is still in good shape 5 years after she was GOTY.
If you can find a nice Chrissa on the secondary market, I'd recommend her. Especially since we've seen so many GOTYs that look more or less the same, Chrissa is actually kind of unique. I give the doll an A.
I disagree with other reviewers who say that Chrissa is not photogenic: I found that each time I wanted to sell her in the past year, I would see a gorgeous Chrissa photo and realize just how beautiful she is. Here's one that I took recently that I like.
Post by Felicityfan85 on Jan 5, 2014 21:45:58 GMT -5
"Your girl's My American Girl® doll will be oh-so-sweet in this confection of an outfit! It features:
-A dress with a glittery "love" graphic on the front, tiers of satin ruffles at the skirt, and a big printed bow tied at the back shoulders just for fun -A fancy bracelet -Pink sandals with bows at the toes -A "Strong" rectangle charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace"
I got this outfit, at AGB-Boston (I actually got it with the intention of modifying it into a separate top and skirt).
The dress is a pretty light pink color. The top is made of knit t-shirt material. The graphic is nice and has a little bit of foil print and rhinestones on it. The skirt has two tiers of satin and one of a heart print. I do wish that more of the printed tier was seen. The back of the dress features a big bow in the heart print, near the top.
The sandals are pink with two little bows. The bracelet has pink sparkly plastic heart beads and closes with a clasp.
My overall grade would be an A- for the printed ruffle not being more visible. I also think the outfit looks better as separates although it's pretty as a dress, too. Overall though this is a cute set. I love the color and the graphic on the dress and I think the bracelet is simple and cute.
Love, love, love this outfit! Hands down, one of my favorites that AG has made! It was an impulse purchase at AGP DC in May 2013, and I'm so glad that I threw it in the bag! The dress is incredibly soft and looks amazing on every doll I've put it on! The flats are adorable and versatile, and the headband completes the look perfectly! Can't say enough good things about this outfit! A++
I don't have Julie or Ivy and I normally am not of fan of their stuff, but the headband in this set called out to me and then I fell in love with the shirt too. I hate the skirt and shoes, but the shirt and headband are among my favorites.
First of all, sorry about my awful photos! At least Pru is pretty in them, right?
I got this outfit for Christmas and have mixed feelings about it. It's VERY pretty and I'm glad I received it, but there are a few disappointing things about it. This set has so many pieces, I'll just give my thoughts on each one!
Cape: Beautiful. Nice fabric. I love it! the snowflake embroidery is so pretty and the brooch is gorgeous, love that shade of blue. It would have been nice if they'd used a snap to secure the brooch instead of velcro because you can see the square of velcro behind it.
Gloves: Pretty nice, my first pair of doll gloves. I like the silver fabric. One of the gloves went on Pru's hand really easily, the other required a little tugging, but not too big of a deal. They're pretty cute and help make this outfit look super fancy.
Belt: Blah. I put it on Pru, then took it right off because I didn't like how it looked. It's very tight and squishes the bodice of the dress too much. Wish they'd done a necklace or something instead of the goofy belt. That said, the construction of the belt is fine. It's pretty stiff. I thought it was just going to be a piece of ribbon with velcro on it.
Tiara: Very pretty! Again, love the shade of blue of the stones. A tiara is such a nice touch for this outfit. It's kind of tough to make it look nice on a doll with a side part, but I think it looks nice when arranged properly.
Dress: Pretty, of course. I'm not usually into sequins, but like the sequins on this dress. The dots on the skirt are nice as well, and the fabric the skirt is made of seems fine. I wish the blue was a shade that matched the blue of the stones in the brooch and tiara better. Also, rather annoyingly, the skirt of my dress came out of the box with wrinkles and I'm not sure how to fix it, don't want to melt the fabric! The underskirt is a nice touch, but I think I'd actually prefer the dress without because it makes the overskirt pooch out kind of awkwardly at the waist. As for the bodice, I wish it wasn't just a straight across line between the sequined fabric and mesh fabric, and that there was a sleeve of some sort or ribbon around the edge of the sleeve holes/neckline or something. The seam between the sequin fabric and the mesh fabric also sticks out rather awkwardly. The dress definitely looks better with the cape on top!
Shoes: Oh, the shoes. Sad times for me. They're very pretty, but one of mine is defective. It was cut improperly so the doll's toes show. I'm fairly displeased about this since the outfit was so expensive. I own many pairs of doll shoes and this is the only pair with this problem, figures it's from the most expensive doll outfit I own!
My overall grade for this outfit is a B. The shoes are a big issue for me, and the weird things about the dress bug me, especially considering the price. I do like this outfit regardless and am glad I have it!
My dolls: Kirsten, Addy, Felicity, Nellie, Molly, Samantha, Rose Adele, Martie, Tess, Julianna, Callie, Ever, Pru, Tabitha, and Lilla.
Post by OneGirlManyDolls on Jan 3, 2014 14:10:14 GMT -5
Mini Saige came in the mail earlier this week (before 2014 arrived) and she does not disappoint! I deboxed her the other evening just before bed and I couldn't help but marvel at how sweet she is.
Mini Saige has freckles just like 18" Saige. She doesn't have earrings (and I was kind of bummed about this) because but she does have nice freckles and the rope braid hairstyle.
Other things that mini Saige has are the adorably styled and very detailed riding boots and the colorful "woven" belt that looks like a friendship bracelet at the scale created for mini Saige to wear...
[portions of this review have been cross-posted on my doll blog where I posted a similar review of mini Saige]
My daughter's dolls: McKenna, Josefina, Saige, Kanani, "Curly doll" (Bitty twin girl), Max (Bitty twin boy), Mollie (nonAG Asian 18" from Wal-mart's 2008 line), Aleric (custom AG boy)
I got number 33 for my DD Natalee for her Christmas 2012. She calls her Mckenna, as that was the GOTY that year, and I never got a Mckenna doll. I really love this doll. She is beautiful. I only wish they made a doll like her with blonde hair and gray eyes. That is my Natalee to a tee. She has long blondish-caramel spiral curls and grayish eyes.
I have a number 56. It is my DD's Natalee, she got this when she was 3 thanks to my DH. So 2010. I found her hair dry. We did wash and condition it and it looks nice now. It's a platinum blonde on mine.
I have a number 22 and she does not look like any of your dolls. Her hair was extremely dry. We(DD and I) put conditioner in it, and let it sit for about an hour. Then we rinsed it out and I brushed it. Her hair is soft now. Her hair appears a different color, almost like a platinum blonde. I'll post a picture this coming week. My older DD picked her out when she was 5.