This was bought for Riordon for Christmas by her grandparents, and I have to admit that I really like it. As others have said, I'd prefer if it were jade green, rather than blue, but it's still cute, and has a lot of display value for adults and play value for children.
Here you go One thing I would mention is that the skate buckles, being plastic, may not hold up to alot of play. I don't know if you can see the stressed blue part (looks a bit paler in the pic). It might be worth asking your seller about the buckles and how much play the set you're bidding on has seen.
There are ratchets on them just like real in-lines, and yours must be ratcheted closed too tightly. Loosen them up a bit and then they shouldn't be so stressed like that.
My set also didn't come with elbow pads either, fwiw, though I admitt that I sometimes put the knee pads on the elbows, and not the knees, because I'm more inclined to fall backwards on my bum (risking hitting my elbows) than I am falling forward on my face and risk hitting my knees.
Okay, seriously, yes, the wood grain as Gen mentioned. And the really apparent seam marks, as least on the ones I saw. I also didn't like the fake paint splotches on the palette, nor the under-sizedness of it (it's too short to stand at). I also don't think it was well researched since you don't paint watercolours (see the pad of paper) propped up. That it came with pencils also struck me as on the lame side. Soft or oil pastels, or conte would've been far more appropriate and original.
I don't own it, but that's because I've seen it in person and it is very cheesy looking. I'm not necessarily "oh no, plastic!", but in this case it was just very bad in execution.
- a purple cardigan - a cream coloured, cap-sleeved, mock-turtleneck - greenish tweed skirt with sheer pueple ruffle - pale lilac coloured tights - lilac microsuede zip ankleboots
overall: Though I think it's lovely, I don't believe this is something a child of 7-12 would wear. It looks a bit grown up, not in a sleezy way, but in an 'this is appropriate to wear to the office' kind of way. I know other people have said it has good mix and match capabilities, I don't quite see it, myself.
The purple cardigan has a lovely feel to it. It has nice detailing on the wrists. I honestly would've prefered this piece if it closed somehow other than a ribbon woven through the waist; buttons, or tied at the chest.
The cap-sleeved mock-turtleneck has a design on the front made from sequins, but I'm not clear on what it's suppose to be. a berry of some sort, or perhaps a flower, or a clump of lilacs? I don't like the detail, I think it's extraneous. The sequins come loose and dangle like dingleberries easily.
The greenish tweed skirt is a really nice weight, and I'd love it if only it didn't have the sheer purple ruffle. It would be indefinately more mix and matchable were it not for that. The colour combination, though it works when you've the outfit all together, is kind of bizarre when you look at just the skirt on it's own.
As other people have said, the thights are very thin. Personally, as an adult, that doesn't bother me. I'm just really happy to have a pair of tights in a colour other than white or black. purple tights!
I love these boots. They're dead cool. I would buy this outfit, if I could find it cheaply enough, just for the boots (and tights).