Post by saralovesag on Aug 10, 2014 14:33:30 GMT -5
I got Emily's Robe & Slippers sometime around December 2011. I was worried about them being archived, and had just kept putting off getting them. Finally, I caved and got them.
Even though I was a reluctant purchaser at first, this is actually probably some of the best money I have ever spend on an AG outfit. Emily's robe is made of chenille, a fabric that would have been very popular during WW2. It coordinates well with her pajamas and is a flattering color on her. It is super fluffy and cozy-- something I would glady wear.
Here's a closer view at the top of her robe. The tie around her waist is also chenille. It is not quite long enough to tie a decent looking bow, so I usually put it in a half knot like in the picture. It really opens up around her neck and gets really fluffy, since there are two layers in that area, the white lining and the pink outside.
To add some fun details to it, there are white squiggles at the bottom. They are add some visual interest to the robe and prevent it from being "just" a pink robe. It was a nice little detail from AG.
Finally, Emily has her slippers! These are probably my favorite AG slippers. They beat Molly's hard blue slippers and those awkward red fuzzies! They are a normal pair of slippers, but super fluffy. They match Emily's robe. She can even stand up wearing them. These are slippers I would wear.
Overall, I would give this outfit an A+. It is worth the $24 I bought it for.
Post by saralovesag on Aug 9, 2014 18:51:31 GMT -5
I got these right before Molly's archival. (Fall 2013?) Anyways, I finally got around to taking some pictures of her in them and writing a review.
Here's a picture of what the pajamas look like, from top to bottom. Personally, I like the floral print and it coordinates really well with her bed. I felt that the fabric was a little stiff. The Red Striped Ones are a lot more flexible and just have that warm, cuddly PJ feel, where this seems like it was just ironed. I did not try washing it, but maybe that would help.
The top actually fits my PC Molly fairly well. If you have a really chubby Molly, you probably could fit her in it, but it could be a little tight. I like the details of the bows on the pockets and up on her chest.
Her slippers are held on by an elastic strap. I don't usually use that elastic strap because I am paranoid about it breaking. It actually seems pretty sturdy, I just hate hunting down little bits and pieces. I usually just put it over her foot so then it is shoved inside the slipper. These are actually cute. They are a nice shade of blue and match well. They just don't seem like slippers. No one wears heeled slippers that are hard. They seem more like day shoes.
Overall, I give this outfit an A-. It looks cute on Molly, but the fabric was slightly stiff and the slippers were kind of a bummer.
Post by saralovesag on Jul 30, 2012 7:50:50 GMT -5
Overall, I like Rebecca's Movie Dress. It's not my favorite, but still a good outfit. The bottom is a silky material with a lighter material on the top. It has a beautiful ribbon going around the waist, but it doesn't go all the way around. The ribbon has a pretty rosette on it. Unfortunately, you can't sit Rebecca in this dress. The bottom is kimono style, which makes it very tough to do much with her other than stand.
The flowers on the hat are very cute and realistic. I was slightly disappointing that the hat didn't have the flower going all the way around, but no big deal. The hat just looks awkward on Rebecca. It doesn't fit on her head and I find it very hard to get it on just the right tilt.
The dress seems very durable, I've had it 6 months and I haven't had any problems. For a child, this would probably be a fun set, minus the fact that Rebecca can't sit!
Overall, I think I got a good deal for my money. Grade: B+
Post by saralovesag on Jul 18, 2012 20:06:48 GMT -5
Emily's Holiday Outfit is shown in the Molly movie. It is not mentioned in the books.
Emily's Holiday Outfit comes with: a pretty purple dress a pearl necklace a pretty pony holder lacy white socks
(My apologies the photo isn't amazing. I'll add more later!) Emily's Holiday Dress is made with a light material. It has a slim fit in the top and is looser in the bottom. The coloring is a deep purple that hasn't faded after years of playing and displaying.
The only problem I have had with this dress is that the Velcro easily snags. This problem is easily resolved by making sure that the dress is fastened. I haven't had any problems with the necklace being too short like other people.
There are lots of play options for this dress. Emily can celebrate Christmas with Molly or wear this dress for a tea party. This outfit looks cute on display, too.
Emily's Holiday Outfit gives you a lot of bang for your buck! I would recommend this.
Post by saralovesag on Jul 4, 2012 11:14:31 GMT -5
Includes: hat shoes bikini top bikini bottom
I love Emily's Swimsuit! It comes with many parts, and I believe it was worth the money spent. Emily's hat is made of straw and has a pretty blue ribbon running all the way around the hat, with a bow in the back. It also has a fake daisy attached. Emily's shoes are one of my favorite parts of this outfit. They are peep toe sandals, with a "terry" look to them. I am glad to say they do not continue to fall apart, despite the look. Emily looks styling in her bikini top, which is made of a swimsuit like material. Her skirt has an attached "undies", and is made of the same material. You can secure Emily's top by tying the blue ribbon in a bow. I have found Emily's Swimsuit to be very durable. I have had it for about 3 or 4 years and it shows no sign of wear. It still looks like new! This set has many options for play, both for girls and collectors. I personally have used it to set up camp scenes with Molly, and to take many pictures. I find this set to show up well in pictures. I strongly persuade you to buy this set. I purchased it directly from American Girl for $28, and I believe it was worth it.
I also find this very historically accurate. Because fabric was needed for other things overseas, this swimsuit would have been a patriotic choice. Although I don't believe that bikinis should be worn, I would have during WW2, and given the circumstances, this is a patriotic choice.