Lanie is very cute. Her sidebangs look much nicer in person than in the AG photos. I also think that her hair looks less like a wig in person. The blonde is VERY blonde and it has brown highlights. She is very similar in appearance to just like you doll 21. Overall I would give the doll an A.
As far as the oufit goes, I think it's cute, but there should be more to it. I was deciding between three dolls and all of their headbands had loose strings and were fraying. The shoes are adorable. Especially since she is supposed to be from New England, I wish that this outfit would work for seasons other than just summer. Overall, I would give the outfit a B/B+.
My Kirsten was purchased in 2004(? She was a gift). She has the sweetest face and beautiful, long blond hair. Her hair might be hard for a young child to manage but I haven't had any trouble. I would definitely recommend her! A+
My Dolls: Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Rebecca, Lila (Lanie), and Idili (#46)