I had them and I didn't like them either. Not only do they not look good, but they break very easily...the arm of one of the glasses came loose within a week and I can no longer use them. I bought the brown ones thinking that they would look better during CM, but I still wasn't fond of that look and I sold them.
When Saige participates in the "save the arts" parade, she wears this felt cowgirl hat—it has a wide brim, a faux-leather band, and a beaded chinstrap for an adjustable fit. She brings along her bright red helmet that she can strap on to stay safe while she rides her horse, Picasso.
This set seems like a bargain compared to some of the other hats AG is selling. The straw hats alone they sell are $14. You get a helmet AND hat for $20.
The hat is a felt material and feels like good quality. It is fitted on the head with a bead and strap, which is easy to adjust. The bead is on a rope-like string, which needs to be adjusted because it sticks up a little. I recommend stuffing the hat so it doesn't lose its shape since mine is already sagging a little. A
The helmet is hard plastic and closes with black stretchy material and a clasp. The clasp was hard for me to work at first, but once I figured it out, it was pretty easy. It looks kind of small to me, a bit off-scale. It fits over the head properly, but it just seems small to me. B+
Saige is proud to lead the "save the arts" parade! She looks and feels her best in this outfit, featuring: -A western-style shirt with a bold medallion print, shiny pink studs, and sequins that catch the light -Slim-fit jeans she can tuck into knee-high embroidered boots -A bright-pink belt with a silver-tone buckle to add the finishing touch
This outfit caught my attention because of the shirt. I love the medallion print. The shirt feels like a rough cotton. It feels durable. There are sequins on it, bordering the shoulder stitching, which are hard to see. I didn't photograph it, but I'll try to and add it. The buttons are not real and it velcros, which I might be happy with because if they were real, they would be TINY and probably hard to button. A
The pants are slim fit and a solid color light-ish blue throughout. They have belt loops and an AG logo on the back. They're okay, fine quality wise. I wish they were more detailed though with contrast stitching or some pockets. The boots are really easy to fit over the pants without them bunching or anything. A-
The belt is a faux leather. I'm afraid the color will start to peel off if I bend it too much. It does fit through the buckle easily, however, it doesn't lay quite flat over the pants fly, which bugs me. The buckle doesn't really feel like either metal or plastic. B
The boots are adorable. They're kind of different on the sole. It's kind of arched, which none of my other boots are, which are flat. It doesn't make it any easier or harder to put on and it looks kind of cool. The flowers are embroidered, not printed, which I like. They're really pretty and I love them. A+
I had a lot of trouble getting the boots on at first, but I finally figured it out, so here they are with some generic cowboy boots.
The fabulous boots:
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2013 19:37:53 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
EofA, I think that the red things at the bottoms of the cream puffs are holly berries. The leaves themselves finely resemble such and the berries are only appropriate to add. Perhaps this is meant to be a holiday New Orlean's ball, where holly would make sense.
I'm 15 years old and bought this for myself. It was only $26! It's gorgeous gown, especially for the price! There are lots of layers of tulle and the bodice is velour with satin bows. The sleeves are soft ruffled tulle and add a festive touch. I really do love it. Like EofA said, it arrives wrinkled, but they fall out quickly. Put it on a hanger for about a week and the wrinkles go away completely. I bought a size 16, I'm about 5'5", tall, but kind of slim, so the bodice is just a wee to wide and not form-fitting enough for me. I would have liked it to tie in the back, but I guess one can't have it all.
Overall, it's a stunning dress, but the value just makes it just that much more for $26! (I really like good deals, in case you haven't noticed! )
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2011 16:53:02 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
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
Hi, I received my typewriter today from a very kind board member and am very pleased! Just two quick questions: How do you move the carriage back? Just with your hand? Whenever I do, there's a sound that sounds like something's wrong, but it's the only way I see how. Do they all come with red bows tied around? It's not a big deal; I can always just buy red ribbon, but I was just curious...
I have to say, I am also a fan of this dress. I bought it for Rebecca since I prefer it over her Lace Dress and I have to say-much prettier in person! It's a light, pastel pink, not a hue over-powering or blinding to the eyes. The dress is made of a soft cotton; the material is not to thick nor thin-appropriate for a spring dress. I like the eyelet trim right above the hem of the dress, the sleeves, and the collar. Nice, delicate, feminine touch. The collar takes up most of the bodice. I like the collar, personally. It's what gives the whole outfit character. The eyelet lace even reaches her neck a bit. The shoes were not easy for me. They did not fit over the tights, but without tights, they fit with a bit of a pull. The heel makes it a bit hard to adjust her to stand, but once done so, she stays up perfectly fine. I like the flower ribbon on the toe of the shoes. They would be rather plain without them. The necklace is also one of my favorite parts. The chain is just the right length, centering in the collar of the dress perfectly. It can be used with many different outfits. The bow is a clip. While it is not historically accurate, most likely, it is much more functional and easy to use, in my opinion. But the rhinestones? I have a very, very strong aversion to them. They ruin the whole clip. They are NOT historically accurate, nor even attractive or pleasing in any way. Ugh... The tights are standard AG snagging tights.
Overall, A minus the clip. The clip deserves an A for functionality, but an F for actual design.
I bought this for $5 during that big, unexpected sale AG had in mid-July this year (2011). For that price, it is definitely worth it! I bought for Rebecca; I plan to get her historical one when I get a chance, but for $5, you can't go wrong. If I had paid full price, I may have been disappointed, though.
The Menorah: Heavier than it looks. It is made of metal (yay, not plastic yet!). In terms of scale, I think it's a little small, but nevertheless, it is well-made and cute. A
Candles: Rubbery, plastic-like. You have to cram them into the menorah. I agree with the other reviewer, they don't look very religious. B
The Gelt: Plastic silver coins with a menorah on one side and the Star of David on the other. What else to say? B+
The Dreidel: Looked at this only with a cursory glance, but I believe it's a cheap wood painted multiple times. B+
The Velour Bag: It does a nice job keeping the gelt and dreidel together. The logo is rather peevish though. A
Box: Cardboard covered in paper. I like how everything can fit in it. Much better for storage. However, it is flimsy and I can imagine it breaking easily. B+
Bracelet: OK, nothing special. Would much rather prefer the old necklace, better yet, in a gold color instead of silver. It is nice though. I haven't actually put it on anyone yet, but I imagine it to stay on well. A
Overall: For $5, this definitely gets an A+ for value, but for regular price, I would be a little disappointed and probably give it a B-.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2011 17:03:28 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
I really like this shift. The material is somewhat thin, but not see-through. The rectangular neckline and sweet embroidery add nice details to what-would-have-been a very plain gown. The pleated sleeves are a little snug, but it's not too bad. The slippers are great and stay on well. The cap is the best part of the outfit. Thick material, but I only wish the ties for the cap were a little longer. A
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2011 20:25:45 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
I love them! I also ordered them for myself, size XL. I'm about 5'3" and 90lbs and the top is a little long and the bottoms fit more like pants than leggings, but they're so soft and comfy. I don't know how they'll stand up in the wash, some people reported pilling, but they're so cute.
UPDATE: After several washes, pilling has started to occur. It's not noticeable from a far, but when you touch them, you can feel the little "balls" on them. They remain soft and one of my favorites, though!
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2011 17:24:29 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
I was extremely lucky and got Patriot on sale for $21! I don't think I would have paid full-price for him without the sale, but that was my opinion before I saw him! He's so cute! He has the cutest face and he looks so soulful and innocent. The halter is easy to get on and off and I like the bow detail. The coat is wonderfully thick and ties nicely. Patriot is very soft and in perfect proportion with Penny and Felicity. A+++!
I love my #4 so much! I named her Sabrina and I looked just like her when I was younger. That was when I had bangs. I grew them out now, but I just love her. She has the sweetest looking-face. I got her in the "In Like Your Style" Outfit in 2007, so I don't know if I have the old or new version, but I think it's the older one because she has the bangs of an older #4. She looks great in everything and has beautiful thick hair. It has gotten a little frizzy over the years at the bottom, but has held up great.
I got this at an fantastic price of $12. I don't have much to add to AG*dancer* and EofA's detailed reviews except for the fact I really don't like the jewel on the ribbon belt. It looks like the plastic jewels on Felicity's Gala Gown, but at least there's only one, so it's manageable. I love how the collar is removable and I wish the cuffs were as well since I don't love "furry" looks, but that's more of a personal preference, I suppose. I love the material of the skirt and it's so full. I like the option of the hiked up skirt, but I don't use it since I don't particularly like that look. I don't have a problem with the button-yet. Overall, a solid A.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2011 17:51:49 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
This is a cute outfit, but it neither looks warm nor realistic. The dress, I agree, is definitely the best part of this outfit. It has a good material to it and the zipper really works. There's also velcro on the back, which makes it extremely simple to get on. The belt is for show only and the embroidery is sweet. A The unitard has realistic feeling/looking fabric. The thermals I own feel and look just like it-but I don't have them in unitard form, just separate tops and bottoms. BUT, mine are not nearly as tight. The doll's version is transparent and can't be worn without something covering them. But they serve their purpose for this outfit, however, NO mix-match potential. B The boots are weird. They fit fine on my doll, but I would never wear them and they don't have much support on the bottom. I wish I had ordered the Toasty Pink Boots; it would have looked a lot better. C- The hat is cute and easy to get on. A The mittens are hard to get on, but once they're on, I love them. They stay on very well. A-
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2011 14:04:45 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
This is one of the best JLY outfits ever made. The dress is very soft and a lovely brown/gray color. It sounds like an ugly color, but is much prettier in person (as you can see by the pics The flowers on the pockets are real embroidery which I like and the neckline cut I have not found awkward. It even has a little lace at the cut that matches the leggings. Perfect. A+ The leggings were easy to get on and are a heathered purple-ish color. They go with so many things like the Frosty Fun outfit if you never had the Star Hoodie leggings. A+ The headband was pretty easy to get on and has a little butterfly embroidery at the top. A little difficult to get on at first, but with stretching, it works. A The shoes look sort of like Crocs sort of. I personally don't like the style, but that's a personal preference. They're very easy to get on and have plenty of mix and match potential. A The lunchbox is so cute! It looks very real and stays on the doll's shoulder well and the zippers really work! You can probably fit some food from other sets in it. A+ Overall, you can't go wrong with this outfit. It's easy to get on and is great for any season. A+++
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2011 16:31:33 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
This is my favorite of all of AG holiday dresses. I was able to get a complete set off of eBay two months ago with some of the accessories for $33! I love the dress-a nice shade of red-not too overpowering or blinding. I haven't left it on long enough for it to bleed, but I'm a little worried about that, so this probably won't be on for more than a few days. I like the rhinestone detail on the side and the tiny buckle and empire waist. A+ I like the coat and I don't think it's TOO grown-up looking. Certainly more mature than some of the AG dresses, but not bad. The coat's sleeves are lined, but not the whole thing-it would have been much better if it were. A- The shoes match the dress' material perfectly and are pretty easy to get on, but the problem is them staying on. If the doll were staying in one place, fine, but these aren't ideal for moving around a lot. B I think white tights look better with this outfit than the cream you get, but the cream are very thick and are better for other outfits. A Overall, you get a lot in this set. The coat can be worn separately giving it a bit of mix-match potential. Overall, A. (Would have been A+ if the dress wasn't so prone to bleeding).
I love this outfit. Perfect for spring or Valentine's Day, but the shoes are extremely difficult to get on and one of the straps on mine broke. But nothing a little hot glue can't fix. The top is very easy and has lovely eyelet lace details. The skirt is fully lined on the inside and is simple to slip on. Not too tight and may (snugly) fit a PM. I love the lollipop on it. The purse is the perfect touch, but I don't remember getting hair clips with mine and I think I lost the scarf...Overall, A.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2011 17:40:04 GMT -5 by Aja Lee
I personally like it a lot. The jumper is adorable with the embroidery, and I like the zipper. The boots are a little fluffy and I can't imagine using them in real snow for a human being. The bottom has no support and seem hard to get on. (Have the outfit, looked at it, but didn't but it on the doll yet.) Cute idea, but not realistic. I would rate this A-
I have 2 Coconuts and a Licorice. I don't have any new ones, but I LOVE Coconut and Licorice. I just wish they were posable. I do like their accessories too. I have the old retired pink tub, the ranch set, the old, old blue doghouse, and the tennis set. They're worth getting because they have such cute faces and are of good quality. I would say 4 and 1/2 stars.