Post by dragonflybg on Jun 24, 2015 14:34:07 GMT -5
I bought this outfit with Nellie in mind and I think it looks great on her. I love the top and bloomers. The bloomer material is really soft. The embroidery is pretty and the colors are springy. I think it's nice that it came with a hairbow and a hat, though I'm not sure how much I'll end up using the hat.
I do agree with other posters that the gaiters may not hold up very well.
Post by dragonflybg on Jun 24, 2015 13:12:40 GMT -5
Julie's Bike was on my list for a long time and then I kicked myself for not buying it before the price went up to $100 a few years ago. The cost went up again (not sure when) and is now $115. I ended up getting mine on eBay for quite a bit less.
The good: The bike frame is metal, very well made and sturdy. The tires feel like real tires! I really love the little basket, and the whole thing is just perfect for Julie.
The not so good: The elastic on the foot pedals seems to stretch out easily. Most of the bikes I looked at on eBay had this issue. I don't think it's really a big deal as I was able to balance Julie on the bike without using the elastic. Also, the loops on the handlebars don't really line up well to actually put her hands in them. Again, not a huge deal, but just wanted to point that out.
Overall, I love the bike and am so happy to have it in my collection now!
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 22, 2014 14:31:06 GMT -5
Sunny Isle Outfit for Dolls + Charm Item# G0442
The weather is warm, the skies are sunny, and she can't wait to get to the beach! This My American Girl® outfit includes:
A cheery yellow ruffle top with double straps and squiggly embroidery at the neck Tropical-print shorts Orange flip-flop sandals that have beads at the toes and elastic heel straps to keep them in place A tropical-flower hair accessory for a pretty touch A "Kind" square charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace
I love this outfit. It's so colorful and cheerful. The beading and embroidery on the top are a very nice touch. The top and shorts fit really well too. I also like the orange elastic on the flip flops and think it'll hold up a lot better than the clear elastic they usually use. I would give this outfit an A+.
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 22, 2014 12:33:56 GMT -5
I purchased this outfit when it was the in store PWP and I'm very pleased with it. I love the colors and the print. The fit is great and I had no issues getting the top on. The shoes are really cute and slip on easily. The shorts are great, very well made. I would give this an A+.
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 7, 2014 13:05:06 GMT -5
Kit's Outfit Item# BKD74
Kit is ready for any news story in her favorite floral dress! This authentic 1930s outfit includes:
-A bright blue-green sleeveless dress with a Peter Pan collar, bright red flower-shaped buttons, and a flared skirt with a vivid floral print -Ruffled white bloomers -Strappy scarlet shoes with white faux stitching -A hair barrette
I purchased Kit's outfit as soon as it came out. Despite the fact that the barrette was listed in the item description it was not included in the outfit.
I love everything about this outfit. The deep turquoise color is really pretty. The flower buttons are really cute and go well with the floral print on the skirt. The shoes have a nice long strap, and it looks like there's more Velcro than some of the older shoes allowing for an easier fit. One shoe was definitely easier to get on than the other. I had the same issue with Addy's new meet boots too. Maybe my girls just have big feet (or 1 big foot). These shoes are the same style as Samantha's new meet shoes, just a different color with additional stitching. The hat she is pictured with is from Kit's School Skirt Set and though the pink is not an exact match I think it looks pretty good with the dress.
The only downside is the price. $36 for a sleeveless dress and shoes is a bit much and it really should have come with the barrette. Despite that I still give this an A+ because I really do love it that much!
Color comparison between her new dress and the hat from her School Skirt Outfit.
Post by dragonflybg on Sept 7, 2014 12:44:30 GMT -5
I purchased Addy's new Meet Outfit as soon as it came out. The color is very pretty and I like all the black trim. Right out of the box the dress is very wrinkled. I was surprised that the belt part was not connected in the front. It's not a big deal, but I needed to adjust after I put her in the outfit. I really like the boots, although one was much harder to get on my PM Addy's feet than the other one. They Velcro in the back. I don't have Addy's new accessories so I used her hair ribbon from her Flower Picking Dress and I think they look nice together. I'd give this outfit a solid A.
Post by dragonflybg on May 5, 2014 14:16:23 GMT -5
This dress was on my list for awhile and I finally bought it. It's much nicer than I was expecting based on some of the comments about the fabric. I like that the design goes all the way around the back of the dress. The color is a pretty soft blue and it almost matches the color of Caroline's parlor.
Post by dragonflybg on May 5, 2014 13:58:41 GMT -5
I purchased this in April 2014 when it was on sale for $21. I really like the nice gray color of the dress. Yay for neutrals! The dress itself is a nice material and fits well. The shoes are a dark charcoal gray color and very shiny. The headband is cute too but as others have mentioned it has the ridiculously long tag on it. Overall I'm very happy with this outfit.
Post by dragonflybg on May 5, 2014 12:51:58 GMT -5
Camo Jumper Outfit for Dolls + Book
Your girl can get ready for playtime fun with her Bitty Twin! This outfit includes: A denim overall jumper with a kangaroo pocket and a camo-print skirt A pink puff-sleeved tee to layer underneath Knee-high boots to keep her comfy Includes the Bitty Twins Go for a Ride book for girls
Original price $24
This is the first Bitty outfit I've purchased. I considered it when it first came out, but I don't have any Bittys and I wasn't sure how it would look on an 18" AG. I ended up getting on sale (April 2014) for $12 which I thought was a great price!
Overall I think it's really cute! The shirt and jumper are a little bit on the short side, but not enough to really bother me. The boots have soft soles. I'm guessing that's normal with Bitty shoes. But, they do fit the 18" dolls and don't look bad. The pink shirt is nice and will work well for mixing and matching with other pieces.
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.