I like this chair quite a bit. I got it for only 38 dollars- and free shipping. I had been wanting it for a while. It is great how the arm swings- and also very easy to assemble. The inkwell and quill store easily inside the drawer. The chair is neither bulky nor heavy. And it looks great with modern dolls as well- right now Claire is sitting on it. Overall an A+
I absolutely love the dress. Sure, it would have been btter if the flowers went all the way around. But the dress is still absolutely beautiful. One thing- I can see darker underwear showing through it. Claire is wearing the pink cami and panties- which do blend in well. I love the dress style and eyelet ruffles. I like how the colors look on dolls with warmer coloring like Julie.
The necklace was very easy to put on and works well with the dress.
The hat is a very nice extra touch. It works as a sunhat while at the same time being very stylish.
I give this outfit overall an A. Would have gotten an A+ if the flowers went all the way around.
- Hair is less red and intense than what I expected. Looks like Nellie's hair. But it is already night here, so it may look different in daylight. I like the hair's texture. It has a nice swing to it. Love the layered and angled cut. EDIT- in daylight, it does show that Mia's hair is a couple shades darker than Nellie's. - The freckles of my particular doll are VERY light. You can barely see them unless you look up close. They still add character. - Eyes are definitely hazel. Not super green like Felicity's, but still have a green tinge to them.
Doll is beautiful. I give her an A. The hair color seems misrepresented, hence I cannot give her the plus.
And here is a picture of my beautiful Claire. Keep in mind the pics were taken with my cell phone this morning.
Can't believe I have not gotten around to grade this outfit yet.
Anyhow, I like the way it looks on Felicity. Yellow is not an easy color to pull off- but the shade of this dress, combined with the coral pink accents, do look quite nice on Lissie. I like how the style looks as well. A for the dress.
The shoes will not stay on her. So I do not put them on her.
I like the hat. I do not know if she needs a cap below it or not- but my Lissie hardly ever wears caps.
*This outfit was worn by Julie in the book Happy New Year, Julie* (price increase from $28 to $32 January, 2012. Retired 8/28/14)
I bought this outfit at the American Girl Boutique and Bistro last Tuesday.
The jumper is gorgeous. It is a good length. The belt buckle actually works- but the dress velcroes in the back. The velvet is soft- perhaps a bit too soft, but the jumper still has a shape and durability. The design on the bottom left of the skirt is beautiful and works great. The color is a gorgeous shade of cranberry- it looks beautiful on Elise (JLY 25), but I do not know how would it work on Julie since her coloring is so different. I do have to pull the skirt a bit down when I sit Elise, but the length is fine per se and you can sit down your doll- it just takes a bit of adjusting.
The shirt is absolutely beautiful. It is crisp without being stiff. The design is a classical one that would work for any time period. In fact, the blouse and jumper are timeless and not dated- they would work for Samantha, Kit, Molly, Julie, and the Girls of Today!
But while the jumper and blouse are timeless classics, I am afraid the tights and sandals are not. The tights- let's just say that shiny gold metallic stockings are not something I would put on a pre-pubescent tween. And the platform sandals- while I had a pair in high school that I wore in the warmer months, I would not put them on someone in the winter nor with that outfit. Don't know if the term for the tights and the sandals would be dated- but they do not go so well with the jumper and blouse.
A+ for the jumper and blouse Not going to grade the tights and sandals, since to me they do not go with this outfit at all.
The skort looks like something I would have worn at age 10, but I am not using it on my dolls now. Why? I was 10 in late 1987 and the first three quarters of 1988. So it would not be my style or fashionable right now. It may not scream "eighties" out loud, but I do not really see little girls wear skorts like that except for some athletic activities or as part of a uniform. B.
The shirt is fine. The colors may not be the favorites of some people. But the style and design are all right. It can be worn with other pants or simple skirts. A.
Underpants are good, as usual. A.
The boots- I wish they had included tennis shoes and socks instead. The outfit seems like something worn in a rather warm season due to the skort. So why the Ugg style boots? C.
Overall- not terrible, but neither Elise nor Inga are wearing it right now.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2007 11:53:53 GMT -5 by scandia
I purportedly got this outfit because it looks like a dress I have. I am very pleased with all the components. The dress is lovely and has two layers. The blue of the dress is not too pale. The hat is quite nice and compliments the dress quite well. The purse is even better than what I thought it would be- it holds all the accessories the "Just like you" set came with. The pearl necklace was easy to put on and remove- and it stayed put and did not fall off. The sandals are pretty and are built well (not included in photos). Overall an A+
And here is another picture of the Periwinkle Outfit.
Two more reasons for the A+ are that the purse actually holds things in, and that the hat actually has the practical purpose of blocking the sun's rays.
I give it an A+ as well. The headband is a nice touch. I like the fact that the tank top velcroes in the back- it does not mess up the doll's hairstyle. The skirt and shirt are extremely high quality. Definitely one of my favorite outfits.
The jumper is fine, though a little short. I like the fact that it has a texture. It is great that the shirt velcroes in the back. The shoes are not good, but that's moot since I do not use them. So for the parts I actually use: A-
I have to give this outfit an A as well. I like it even better than what I thought I would. All the pieces are well built. The colors match well. The barrettes grab hair well. I do not like the jacket being so short, but this is not a big complaint. I was not planning on using it for this character- but with different shoes and socks it worked out just ideally.
These pajamas caught my eye because they look like the pajamas I like to wear. So I bought them on Ebay. They did not come with the pouch- but I don't mind. They fit great. The elastic looks comfortable. The eyelet is absolutely beautiful- both in texture and color. They look pretty and sturdy. They are a good size for dolls. Easy to use. A+ overall.
I was intending on buying this outfit for a different doll (the Nellie I was going to customize to look like my best friend). But I decided it was more me (the compass on it is the symbol of an organization I belong to) and not her (she does not like pink). So I got it for Elise and got the matching shirt for myself.
I just tried it on last night. The shirt is absolutely cute. Very easy to put on. Hood opening is large enough to not mess up Elise's hair. It also looks extremely cute with a khaki skirt- so it matches many colors and can be worn with many things. Unlike the top for humans, the doll hood does not weigh the shirt backwards. A+ for the top.
The headband is very easy to put on. The ring is stretchy. Looks very cute on Elise's dark hair. A+ as well.
Haven't done anything with the pants so I won't grade them.
The boots- did they have to include pink in them? I wish they had put some more generic brown hiking boots that would work with more outfits. Haven't actually put them on a doll's feet yet. Also, I wish they had included socks. After all- wearing hiking boots without socks is likely to result in blisters. C for the shoes and lack of socks.
I liked the way this outfit looked from the very beginning. The jumper is excellent- color, design, print, and style wise. The shirt could be a bit crisper in its colors and texture- but who knows if it had been played with before. The shoes are fine, though I did not use them. The scrunchie I did not get. But overall I give this outfit an A-.
And here is my review of the Dress Like Your Doll girl-sized version of the dress: Birthday Dress
- Purse: beautiful. Mainly deep pink with two purple patches and sequins. - Pretend dollars. - Travel Memory Book - Gum stick. - Compact mirror - Library card - Coconut bracelet - Ponytail holder- again, deep pink, plus with a beautiful knit flower decoration. Easier to use than the ones that come in the Just Like You accessory set.
- 12 curlers (which is more than enough) - end papers (very helpful) - misting bottle (extremely helpful as well) - hair pick (fine- both this one and the sparkly one are useful for dolls with curly hair) - hair brush (just like the one sold by itself) - hair pins (have not used) - instruction booklet with information on making American Curls (very useful and helpful)
I bought it with Elise because I knew that a true mini-me (not to mention the character based on me) would need to have wavy/curly hair. It worked even better than what I expected it to. Lise's hair stays curly for a few days- sometimes even longer. And I have curled her hair so much that it now has a lot of body and some wave and curl.
Totally worth the price- although I would throw in a Sparkly Hair Pick in lieu of the small one.
Another awesome product I highly recommend overall.
Includes a purse, a barrette, and an ornament inside a gift box.
The purse is really pretty. The color is a bit darker than what I expected, but otherwise it goes well with Julie's Christmas Outfit. It actually can hold quite a few things inside. The handles are adjustable. It goes up to more or less a doll's wrist.
The barrette was kind of hard to figure out. It is round rather than flat. There is a middle bar to grab the hair- so it is not like it only works for full ponytails. It is fine for adult collectors like myself. But I can imagine it would be very frustrating for a 10 year old girl to try to put it on her doll without breaking it. The actual barrette's decorations are very pretty- they have two colors, which is even better for wearing with Julie's Christmas Outfit.
The gift box and ornament are nice extras.
A for the purse The barrette gets an A for color and jewels, but a C for ease of use.
The purse is a beautiful glistening silver with five sequin rosettes. They are sewn well but still can fall off. It has a beautiful beaded fringe on the bottom that really adds quality to it. The chain is fine- goes about up to the doll's elbow, or shoulder if you want a really short purse. It is functional- which is a good thing. A.
The hair combs are beautiful and actually do hold the hair. A+
However, these are the only two actual accessories that come with the set. You get very little bang for your buck. For this aspect, the set gets a C. I paid a very high amount for it due to its rarity- not a hardship for me, but I would not do it again.
The Coconut snow globe is just another snow globe. I wish they would have included a necklace and some stick-on earrings instead. I put the ones from the Shimmering Gold Dress on Elise for this picture.
Overall, A for the actual accessories, C for how few things you get for the money.
I really like these glasses. It's like they read my mind, since Inga wears glasses just like these. They look like they would work well in the present era- and for a long time as well. They work well with the coloring of most dolls, if not all. They do not really change the contours of Inga's face.
I do not like the hair elastics. They are too tight. I was not able to easily put Elise's hair in them.
Otherwise, I like it. The purse is roomy enough to contain everything. The magazine can be folded to fit inside the purse AND I can read the text. The keychain, dollars, and library card are all good additions that are accurate to what Elise (ie- I) would carry.
Overall I give it a B. I would give it the A if the elastics were easier to use.
It seats two dolls comfortably, three squeezed just like other beds.
The bed arrived to me with a small piece of paint chipped off- but I was too lazy and impatient to exchange it so I just took my acrylic paints, mixed them to the right shade, and painted over them so it does not show at all. Not to mention the fact that since the Butterfly Bedding covers this, it may be moot.
The color is an absolutely beautiful shade of azure. The bottom bed seems a bit too small for the mattress, but otherwise it would not fit below the main one. And the mattress still fits- just snugly.
The pillow fits well inside the pillowcase. The mattresses go well under the sheets in the Butterfly Bedding. The mattresses are good quality- although the muslin may seem like it is not super clean because it is unbleached.
The trundle gets a sheet- though no pillowcase. Unlike Samantha's bed, you cannot disassemble it.
Overall, I will give it an A. I really like it. It looks absolutely beautiful.
Whoever said it would look great on JLY 25 is completely right!
It looks beautiful on Elise. It is very age-appropriate, while at the same time I can see myself buying a swimsuit like that (cut to fit my hourglass figure, of course). It looks comfortable and easy to swim in. The colors are great. The texture is nice.