Post by gdking1965 on Sept 11, 2010 10:31:41 GMT -5
Even though I don't care for the outfit, when I saw the accessories, I just had to get them. The little box is just too cute. The bracelet is very classy and the "Twas the Night before Christmas" book is now the featured book on display in my Library scene. I'm going to pair the fur purse with last year's holiday PWP giveway, which was the ddep red sweater, mittens and headband. The silver loop earrings are so cute, that I've decided to get Kai's ears pierced so she can wear them!
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2010 10:33:20 GMT -5 by gdking1965
This is a nice accessory set overall but I love the miniature book with its Jan Brett illustrations.
I was less impressed with the earring set. The pierced earrings are fine but one of the stick-ons had slid to the bottom of the presentation box and its residual stickiness left something to be desired. I could just imagine a child's frustration over this and for that reason I think it would have been better to have packaged the stick-ons separately. At any rate, the package itself with its AG star wrapping is a fun prop.
Pretty bracelet, furry purse. Both can be used with other red holiday outfits even if you don't get this year's sweater outfit from AG, so the versatility is there. Although truth be told, I am not a fan of furry purses and apparently my aversion led me to forget to include an individual photo of it.
Book is A+! The rest of the stuff is okay and more worthy of a B+ grade overall. Goes well with other holiday outfits like this one:
I got this for $8! It is definitely worth that price....
I 100% agree with the others that the book is definitely the best part! It's full color and fits perfectly! The whole story is there too (I believe). A++++
The bracelet is elegant, sophisticated, and chic. It matches well with other outfits. I especially like it with the Radiant Rhinestone accessories necklace or the Shimmery Gold Dress Necklace. Have not yet put it on a doll, but the quality is there. A
The same thing happened to my earrings as EofA's. One slid to the bottom and I had a hard time sticking it back on the paper. I will not use the earrings, but the box is nice in general. B-
The purse is a furry thing. I personally am not a fan of furry things, but that is a personal preference. Velcro keeps the purse closed and it is lined with a satin-like material. I do like how the single sequin is sewn in-I thought I lose it when the earring fell out! A-
Overall, probably not worth $24, but if you got it on sale, that would be a more appropriate price. A- for the whole set at full price, A++ on sale.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2011 19:48:28 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
Post by groveportdoll on Dec 23, 2011 23:44:30 GMT -5
I purchased the set the last time it was on sale (this past summer?) so I just opened it today. I cannot get the bracelet clasp to open and when I just held it on Lanie's wrist it was very tight. It is very pretty so I am disappointed. I am going to call AG but will probably just add another type of fastener to it. I know the magnet bracelets were unsafe but I loved them.
Purse: Obviously didn't pay much attention to it (got this set on sale solely for the book) because I thought it was a muff. Once I realized it was a purse, though, I think it's really cute and unique. Grade: A
Bracelet: So pretty, but neither my mom nor I could get it on a doll. It just fell a bit too short. I plan on adding another ring to the edge that meets the clasp. Grade: D for fit fail but pretty
Earrings: I like that they included both stick-on and pierced earrings so you could use them even if your doll didn't have pierced ears, but still got an extra set of pierced earrings (which IMO are worth more because they are more reusable) for dolls that are. They are pretty and the stick-on ones are not cheap looking. Grade: A
Box/Present: It seems pretty sturdy. I kind-of geeked out at this because while it (like other AG present boxes) wasn't one of those things that said "buy me!" it's definitey an accessory I can use. I also like how it looks like a wrapped jewelry box (probably a larger jewelry box for the scale, but same general shape). Grade: A
Book: Eeeeep! I was so excited when I saw this in the accessories but didn't want to pay full price just for that. I'm glad I got it on sale. I worked for a library and also volunteered with the children's librarians, and this was one of their favorites for Christmas-themed programs. The illustrations are beautiful (just like the real thing). The book brings back a lot of memories for me and definitely some library love. Grade: A+
Overall Grade: B Most of the accessories are high quality, but I'm also taking into account the price. I doubt I would have bought it if it wasn't on sale because while you get a decent number of pieces, they aren't all really that substantial.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2012 19:29:38 GMT -5 by KitandKat