Post by Main Admin Account on May 10, 2006 9:38:24 GMT -5
Ski Trip Outfit $24 GWOF Grade: A
LOVE LOVE LOVE this wintertime outfit! If there is one AGOT winter outfit to have this is it. The base of it starts with a cute stripped turtleneck and a pair of knit pink pants with a sporty white stripe down the leg. Put her in these great suede pink boots with white fur trim. These zip up the back to give her a nice clean look. LOVE THAT! Top her off with a bright pink vest with fleece trim. It has a shiny pink matching belt that closes the vest at her waist. One each had she has a white fur mitten with an underside of fleece in the palm. Her hat is nicely finished and lined too.
Okay, so it's one of the earlier Pink!outfits. But it actually looks good in a winter setting.
The outfit comes with a striped long-sleeved shirt, a vest, lined pants, fuzzy boots (all pink), and a big, furry hat with big, furry mittens. So you do get a decent amount of stuff here
Shirt - A Not too much to say. It's a cute shirt, and looks good just by itself with jeans or whatever.
Vest - B+ The vest closes by slipping the belt through the belt buckle in front. This can be kind of a challenge to do sometimes, though, so if you've got big hands, you'll have some trouble. But it still looks nice, and obviously goes well with the shirt.
Pants - B The pants have white stripes going down the sides of the leg. They velcro in the front, but there's also a little button above that, and for some reason it doesn't like to stay clasped. The pants are relatively loose, so they should fit a PM doll. B becuase of the annoying button, and you can't really mix and match with it.
Boots - A- Pink boots that zip in the back, with fuzzy white trim. These aren't the tall boots that AG's been selling recently; they go only a little past the ankle. Again, they look nice along with the rest of the outfit, but they'd look odd if you pair them with jeans or a skirt.
Hat and Mittens - C+ Big, poofy hat with big, poofy mittens. There's nothing really wrong with them, except that it's kind of hard to get the mittens on. It's just that the hat is much bigger than pictures show, and has a tendency to fall in your doll's face, rendering her blind. So yeah, just too big for my tastes.
Overall - B It's a cute outfit, though maybe a bit unpractical with just a shirt and vest to keep your doll warm. I'd say it's one of the better Pink!outfits.
I snapped a few photos of Jess before she wiggled out of this outfit for winter. Ours has seen a lot of wear in five years but has held up nicely. The sturdy knit fabric of the pants and the substantial belted vest provide an almost structured look that suits any doll. It is unrelievedly pink and as such belongs entirely to my 9 year old daughter. She loves it, so that works out well.
The turtleneck has good mix and match possibilities but the other pieces less so, unless you need a shimmery belted vest for some reason. The pants are a too structured and sporty to serve double duty as leggings. I suppose the big old hat could be a home for a family of cats? We had the gloves at some point but they are long gone.
Little hands can fumble a bit with the vest belt, too. Our pants have a velcro fly with an internal snap instead of a button, so no complaints there. The hat is large but that works for the snow bunny look.
I can't bring myself to downgrade this set because of the intense pinkness; it was, after all, meant for little girls. But the fact that the pieces are not versatile for mix-and-match purposes does lower the grade in my estimation to a B. It originally retailed for $24; since it is an older rather dated look, I personally wouldn't pay much more than that on the secondary market.