Post by dragonflybg on Dec 31, 2013 11:41:24 GMT -5
This set was $28 regular price.
I love the furry jacket! It's lined with a satin material and is made very well. It works with both of the holiday dresses that came out this year, although it fits a bit funny on the Sparkle Party dress due to the large flower.
The bracelet is nice and has a different type of clasp than previous bracelets. I had just as hard a time getting this one on as other ones, but it did fit and looks pretty. The little tree is cute but comes with a giant tag that I haven't taken off yet. The candy cane card comes flat and you have the fold it. The stocking is nice, and is also well made. Overall I like the set, it comes with some nice pieces, but I think it's a little over priced.
Post by dragonflybg on Dec 31, 2013 11:24:39 GMT -5
Sparkle Party Dress for Dolls + Charm
Her doll can sparkle from head to toe for the holidays! This fantastically festive outfit has everything her doll needs to get ready for a shimmering holiday party, including: A fancy ruby-red dress trimmed with rosettes and rhinestones, featuring a mesh bubble-skirt with a sparkly holographic print and a satin sash Cream-colored tights Sparkly red shoes to match her dress A rhinestone-studded headband to complete her look with lots of brilliant sparkle A "Fair" heart charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace
I have several other red holiday AG dresses so I almost passed on this one, but I really love the bubble skirt. The flower is way too big in my opinion, but otherwise I really like the dress. The bodice also has mesh fabric covering it like the skirt. I love the shoes! They would be perfect ruby slippers for Dorothy. The fur jacket that comes with the accessories doesn't fit super well over this dress because the giant flower is in the way. I'm too chicken to take the flower off...but if this dress ever goes on clearance for a good deal I might pick one up to experiment with.
Post by dragonflybg on Dec 31, 2013 11:10:04 GMT -5
I bought this dress with my #30 in mind and I think it looks great on her. I tried it on Saige also, but I didn't like it on her at all.
The dress itself is a nice thick material. The tights are standard fare, and the shoes are cute. I really love the roses on the middle, they are a nice size. The headband is ok, but I think the sequin flower part is kind of ugly.
Please excuse the crappy cell phone pic. I wanted to at least show you what it looks like on Saige.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 18, 2013 19:02:24 GMT -5
I like this dress quite a bit, although I'm not sure the color is right for Saige. The band around the middle goes all the way around the back which is a plus. There is also a bit of tulle around the bottom of the lining layer which is a nice touch. The boots are realy cute, I like that they're low cut which makes them different from all the other AG cowboy boots. The necklace is pretty and will look good with many other outfits. Overall this is a great outfit, a solid A.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 10, 2013 16:50:27 GMT -5
I bought this set in March 2013 when it was on sale for $30. I wanted the skates so Julie and Ivy could go skating together but wasn't willing to pay full price for it. This outfit is much better in person than in pictures! The skirt is a soft knit. For some reason I thought it was going to be cotton. I guess I didn't read the description. The colors are nice and I think it could be paired with a different top. The hoodie is cute but a little on the short side. I haven't tried it on with jeans yet, but plan to. The legwarmers are great, nice and stretchy. The skates are adorable and i'm glad I got them. The wheels are plastic, just like Julie's skates. They are easy to get on and off and have real laces.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 10, 2013 16:36:42 GMT -5
I love this outfit, especially the shoes. I love the criss cross ankle straps. They are very similar to Nicki's gala outfit shoe straps, but these seem to be a little stiffer material. Maybe it's just because they are new.
The dress is lined and has velcro up the back. The sparkly thread doesn't bother me at all. My pink flower was a little squished when it came out of the box, but it popped back up with no problem. The barrette is all plastic.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 10, 2013 16:28:36 GMT -5
Ivy's romper is nice and soft and well made. The shoes are the same as the ones that came with Julie's 2-in-1 Summer set (now called her swim set). The only difference is that Julie's have a textured pattern on the bottom and Ivy's don't.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 9, 2013 21:32:57 GMT -5
The felt hat is nice and is made with a thick material that should have no problem holding it's shape. It's nicer in person than it looks in AG's pictures. I haven't taken the helmet out of the package yet, so no thoughts on that one right now. I don't know that I would have purchased this set by itself, but I got the starter set and it was included.
Post by dragonflybg on Dec 29, 2012 22:25:18 GMT -5
I picked this up at the cyber monday sale for $18, but would never have paid full price for it. I love the shoes and think they could be used with a lot of different outfits. The skirts seems too long, or too poofy to me...not quite sure. The sweater is a nice color, but it's a bit thin and a tad too short. The headband is cute and plain enough that it can be used with other outfits too.
Post by dragonflybg on Dec 29, 2012 22:13:48 GMT -5
I think this set was way overpriced, but I had to have the jacket. It's a nice soft black velvet and looks great with the purple holiday dress and lots of other outfits. The watch is nice too, but the face of it is really just a sticker. The nutcracker is plastic and his mouth really opens and closes. The tickets are just paper and I completely forgot to take a picture of them.
Post by dragonflybg on Dec 29, 2012 22:01:16 GMT -5
The embroidery on Caroline's nightgown is very pretty and I like the ribbon details. The slippers do seem more like shoes, but they are a nice blue and match well. I don't have Caroline yet, but her nightgown looks really good on blue eyed dolls.
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 9, 2012 10:36:46 GMT -5
The parlor set is heavy and sturdy and came very well packed and protected. I love that there is built in storage with the drawers and window seat. As others have mentioned the window seat is a little short and makes sitting awkward but it does work. There is an elastic loop in one corner of the curtain that's supposed to hold it up, but I think a piece of ribbon or something that ties may have looked a little better.
The firescreen is embroidered and is very well made. The wood is similar in color to Rebecca's settee, but it has a matte finish where as the settee has a shiny finish.
The horse is plastic and looks odd with a blue mane and tail, red blobs on it's body and a wonky looking back leg on one side. The rest of the accessories are great. The ship is plastic, but has fabric sails. The fabric is folded over on one side so you can really only display one side of the ship. The sailor's valentine has a nice rich wood frame. I love that the picture/mirror is 2 sided so you can change the look.
I think this would work well in a modern setting too if you change up some of the accessories.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 20, 2012 10:16:37 GMT -5
From AG's Website: When it's time to relax, she can dress her doll in this casual outfit: A cropped hoodie—it has a zip front trimmed with ruffles A tank with a happy graphic print Twill pants have tabbed hems for a casual look Add the finishing touch with turquoise sandals Includes a "Strong" square charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace
I love the colors used in this outfit. I'm so happy to have more neutrals for mixing and matching. The hoodie is soft and I love the ruffle detail near the zipper. The pants are nice and thick and I'm glad they don't have any logos or embroidery. The turquoise sandals have an elastic strap in the back to keep them on. The tank top has a shiny graphic on the front. I wish the top was just a tiny bit longer, but it's not too bad as is.
I will have to take some better pictures, but here are a couple for now.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 20, 2012 9:30:14 GMT -5
I really like this set. The sweater is soft and thick. Gwen is my skinniest doll and it fits her pretty well, but It might take a little stretching for it to fit some of my other dolls. The leggings are a nice color and I like that they're longer than many of the other AG leggings. The boots are really cute but as others have mentioned they are a pain to get on.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 20, 2012 9:23:32 GMT -5
I was really undecided between this set and the Feel Better set so I ended up ordering both. The panda is adorable, and my new favorite AG plush! The ace bandage and cast are both nice and fit well. The crutches are plastic...but the Feel Better crutches I received are also plastic. If I had known that ahead of time I probably would have skipped the Feel Better set and just have gotten this one.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 20, 2012 9:00:52 GMT -5
I was pleasantly surprised with how nice this set is! It comes with lots of pieces and a variety of hair accessories, which I like. The shorts are super soft and fit well. The purple sweater is really cute and velcros in the back. The ankle brace goes on with a little tugging, but stays on well.
Post by dragonflybg on Mar 11, 2012 14:03:19 GMT -5
I love the jacket. It fits well, but I haven't tried a shirt on underneath it yet. Anyone notice that the jacket on the hairstyle card has an orange zipper pull, but the actual jacket has a silver one?
The pants are pretty nice, I like cinched part at the ankles. The shoes are cute too and have elastic laces. I like the colors and details.
Post by dragonflybg on Feb 5, 2012 17:46:02 GMT -5
I love the different color highlights in McKenna's hair. I'm still undecided about her wig. I haven't played around with it enough yet so I'm not sure if I like the no part thing. Her meet outfit is cute. I really like the gray and turquoise color scheme, but could do without the purple ribbon graphic on her leggings.
Now for some McKenna/Elizabeth/Chrissa comparison pics: