I love this outfit. I bought it for full price back in spring of this year for my niece and have since bought several sets on sale for the doll sets I've donated and for my own dolls. I ordered the girl's jacket for myself as well when it was on sale on CyberMonday and is a favorite part of my own everyday wardrobe.
The color of the jacket looks wonderful with jeans, gray leggings and many of the AG Place souvenir items in that berry red. It is particularly cute with the berry/pink striped knit accessories and with the white eyelet sundress. The biggest problem with the jacket is that it is very tightly cut and short waisted, but that is also what makes it look as cute and fitted as it does. I leave it open for the dolls as well as for myself when a shirt is worn under it. I looks really sharp buttoned with no shirt but with a light scarf in the right colors. I give the jacket an A. The same with the pants and the shoes. The beret is also very nice, but I don't like it with the outfit.
As a complete outfit at full price, I have to give it a B for most people looking at it, because of the tight fit, lack of shirt or even a scarf, and because I don't think the beret goes well with the outfit. At the $15 price tag, it is a really good deal , in my opinion. One of AG's best for this year. I really like the outfit despite its faults, and it truly rates as one of my favorites for the dolls. It also looks a lot like what the young girls are all wearing around here with their jeans, leggings, boots. The color is a personal favorite. I wish I could get that exact shade for myself in other clothing items.
I went unexpectedly to AGP Manhattan today, so I did a little browsing. New at the souvenir shop is the above outfit. Very cute but pricey at $28, I believe they want. I have to go back on Tuesday and will bring a camera along to share this new item.
The hat resembles Lanie's from her Gardening set but is pink. The T shirt is a standard AG type T-shirt and the jeans look very standard. No shoes nor socks are included. It is an attractive outfit, but not a great value at that price, in my opinion. I have found that the souvenir items are pricey when they are put together as an outfit, costing about $30 and comparable to the regular, more substantial things in the catalogs, online and in the MyAG and historical sections in the store.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2010 15:29:32 GMT -5 by Jamirae
If you have Kit or are thinking of ever having her, I think this is a must have piece. I picked several up today at AG Place in NYC because of it is probably going to be retired and I do not want to have to hunt it down on Ebay. I picked one up for my niece for the future too. Neither of us have a Kit.
The typewriter looks wonderful on Kit's desk It really makes a wonderful display set. As everyone else says, the typewriter is a very nice AG piece. I think it is worth every bit of the $22 it cost. The accessories are so cute.
The red ribbon really makes it a festive piece. Brings back memories of the typewriter I got one year for Christmas. Since both my brother and I used our typewriters prolifically, this item is an AG piece that is probably the most representative of either of us. I wish I had kept an old non electric typewriter for myself.
Though sold out online/phone order, some stores still are carrying it. I left 4 on the shelf at the NYC store. If you have this item on your list, it is definitely worth getting now by calling individual stores.
I have my Lindsey in the outfit and she looks just perfect. The blue in the skirt really comes out with that deep royal blue of skirt. I don't care for the headband. The tights could have been dressier,; they are a loose knit, good quality, but more something to wear to school than for festive wear, but different and more substantial than the usual tights one gets. I did not get a necklace with the outfit either. I give the outfit an A without the head band. A more substantial one and rhinestones on the shoes which are just plain cream would have given it an A+. I didn't take off for the tights even though they are not festive because of the quality and the additional versatility they have, not being dressy. The outfit stands out beautifully among my girls' in the red, green and blacks.
I wish it would fold up. I am glad that AG has one of these. It makes it more of a normal piece of furniture when a favorite doll could have one. Because it is heavy, big and doesn't fold, it doesn't get transported to Sloan Kettering's Day Clinic from the Ronald McDonald House. I see more doll sized jogging strollers instead that are foldable.
I have the Campfire Accessories. It includes a purple camping lantern that lights up with an AG insignia on it. You can get similar such lanterns, I know. There are also two thin paperback books of Campfire Songs and Ghostly Jokes. There is a can of aerosal type Bug Spray and 2 camp patches one, circular with Pine Lake Summer Camp on it and another with a squirrel with "nuts for camp" on it. There is also a red flora print square cushion that looks more like it belongs indoors, no camping motif at all included.
The actual campfire set sounds a lot more satisfying as do the sets at Wal mart and Target. The only thing I like about this set is the lantern and I am sure Michael's or some other shop would have a mini camping lantern--I know I have seen them.
Though I've heard a lot of complaints about the jacket, I can vouch that the loud yellow fleece things were popular among kids during those years. I bought one from one of the children's stores, can't remember which one that several of my then little boys wore. The same bright yellow but hoodie in style. A lot of little ones wore that color or the hot pink or bright turquoise.
I really was on the fence about this outfit because it looked like it was made out of flannel. That is the one medium I can use for doll clothes. But it was on a Spotlight Special plus another deal on top of it, so I went ahead and ordered it.
I have a lot of accessories that go with this outfit so I didn't need much. THe outfit is adorable with tights, the mix and match possibilities are great. I really like the embroidered jacket. Wish there were a shell or something under it included, but we had that covered . I also felt that tights are a necessity with this outfit as well as mittens. I had all of those things and a muff and skates as well, all off brand, so the outfit really just made it the set.
Worth the sales price. The skirt looks good with the meet sweater too. I give it a B+ for the price. With tights instead of the panties, and a pair of mittens, I would have given it a solid A. B- for the non sale price which is steep to me. At that price, there should have been a shell included too.
I got one for my niece who has used it very heavily and stretched it to the limits. She's taken it to Europe twice and and uses it all of the time to take her doll/s to friends' houses as well as to their ski condo several times a month. My brother has even commented on how sturdy the thing is and how glad he is that I gave that to her.
Talked to my little niece via Skype last night and asked about the bag. I had not really paid attention to the fact that the face part is open. According to her and my brother, the bag gets an A+. It fits a ton of stuff and even both of her dolls, though it's heavy for her when she does that. I don't like idea of the open window either, but she is fine with it . Sort of like those baby carriers to her as she likes to see her doll as she travels with it. The thing has gotten a lot of use and though my brother says he would have never bought it himself, he could not think of anything better for carrying the doll around on trips with all of her stuff. The AG reviews, which I just read, resonate with the same sentiments they have.
I bought this outfit for my niece at the same time that I bought her MyAG #28. I bought matching dresses for doll and girl, and it is my niece's absolute favorite outfit. My SIL was also thrilled with it and reports that the clothes are well made. Hefty price for the duo, but it got a lot of wear as it is versatile in wear to dressy as well as casual events.
I have two glass eyed mini Kirstens. One has black/brown eyes, the other has blue eyes. The blue eyed one is taller than the dark eyed one. Both blue eyed dolls (glass and painted eyes) are the same size.
I also have two versions of glass eyed Felicities but both have green eyes, though one is taller than the other.