Felicity's bed is beautiful! It is my favorite piece of furniture, and like her table and chairs, is still of exceptional quality. I absolutely love it and could not recommend it enough. It has great play value - sometimes my kitty will sleep in it, too!
This is quite possibly my favourite historical outfit, with the exception of Felicity’s summer gown. To me, it harks back to the pre-Mattel days, when everything fastened with snaps and ties instead of with Velcro. The outfit consists of a calf-length coat, cape, hat and mittens. I actually thought that that the mittens were attached to the coat, but they are separate and run through the sleeves of the coat. They are super cute, but I can see that they could unravel easily if handled roughly. The coat could probably be worn alone, without the cape or hat. It is double-breasted and collared, and closes with snaps. It is super cute, and though the sleeves are a bit small, my Nellie is mostly for display. She often wears this coat as an outfit, with nothing but her tights underneath. Because of this, I haven’t had any problems, though I can see that it might reduce the piece’s playability. I also had no problems whatsoever with the cape. I find that tucking it underneath the collar and then tying it on keeps it secure – and the leopard print is absolutely adorable! My hat is also not all defective (the lining does not show through) and looks amazing on Nellie. The deep colours and rich materials work beautifully for her complexion. All in all, this outfit gets an A+ from me. It is definitely worth its $26.00 price tag.
I bought Nellie and her Holiday Coat in early November, and I have to say that I am really impressed with this little girl! The doll Nellie is absolutely gorgeous. What I love most about her is her actual features. The Josefina mold makes her all the more adorable. Her eyes are beautiful deep blue, and her freckles are just wonderful. Her hair is a golden-red colour (she is not at all your typical flaming redhead), and could be easily mistaken for blonde. It is easy to manage, versatile despite its length, and can be arranged into many styles. The Outfit Nellie’s outfit is definitely the nicest of the best friend ‘meet’ outfits. The dress is really well made, with two layers of fabric for the entire outfit (the sheer Swiss dot is laid over sky-blue material). However, her tights snag very easily. Also, the shoes are terrible - like massive rubber paddles. I actually ordered Samantha’s Shoes & Socks to fix these problems (both the tights and shoes). The Accessories Again, I think that these accessories are some of the best that American Girl offers. The hat is gorgeous, and of very high quality. Her purse, handkerchief, and Irish penny are also cute. By far the best part of this set is the Celtic cross – it looks great with all of her outfits.
All in all I would grade this doll an A. The only thing that prevents her from receiving an A+ is that I personally prefer a doll with longer hair. If AG had given her long, wavy golden-red hair she would have been off the charts. Nevertheless, an adorable little girl!