I had to have one of these girls of my own after purchasing one for donation purposes-and here she is!
I haven't named her, but have decided she is to be Jess' cousin, a brave little girl battling cancer. The eye options were dark brown or light brown, and according to the CS rep both colors were pinwheel so I went ahead with light brown in an attempt to match Jess.
She arrived in the standard MYAG meet, along with a little note offering a free head replacement from American Girl. I opted to have her ears pierced as well in order to add some femininity to her. I think she looks sweet in Ivy's hat, the only time I've managed to slip a beret on an AG doll.
Kit is only the second brand new doll I've purchased from AG myself, extra special because I bought her the day before my cousin's wedding in Columbus. It was my first ever trip to an AG store, and I was very excited to bring a doll home that I had chosen myself.
I love Kit's meet story and despite being past the target age group, look forward to reading the rest of her series.
Once home however, Kit just didn't...stand out. I had her on the shelf with Molly and Lanie, but felt rather meh about her. I think, cute as it is, it's her meet outfit. I tried a few different shirts with the skirt but just didn't like any of them.
So I switched her into Lanie's meet dress since it matched and barrette, and BAM! More tomboyish looking, adorable Kit is now a permanent fixture in my apartment. I can't believe I ever considered returning her!
Her meet outfit is very well made, with snaps in the back of the undersweater shirt and buttons on the front of the cardigan. Her skirt comes up high as was appropriate for her time, and her underwear are just...well, underwear.
Her shoes have small buckles that look like they really function-but in fact it's just clever velcro placement.
The doll herself has very short, soft blonde hair. It tends to get flyaways and I'm being very careful not to disturb her original style or barrette. I like her much, much better in Lanie's outfit.