This styling set has everything she needs to keep her doll’s hair looking great: A salon cape to protect her doll’s clothes A misting bottle and doll brush to work out tangles 12 perm rods and a package of curling papers, complete with roller instructions for giving a doll “American curls” 10 hairpins to keep fancy styles in place
The kit is pretty basic, but comes with a slew of necessary items for hair care. The brush is blue, so it's a tad different from the stand alone version. The cape is made out of the same material as the kind used at human hair dressers. Only thing not included is a hair pick.
When it’s time for riding practice, your favorite girl can dress her doll in this sporty outfit: A button-front polo shirt with a diagonal band across the chest Belted pants with contrast stitching Black riding boots A pink helmet to keep her safe on horseback A “Strong” heart charm for the doll’s charm-keeper necklace
I give this outfit an A. There are a few details that aren't quite accurate (no knee patches on the riding pants). Also, the belt is a little cheap and will likely break with use.
Overall I love this outfit! The polo is really versatile and you could probably use the pants with another top as well. The riding helmet is really neat. It looks just like a schooling helmet that a young girl would wear. I especially love the polo--it looks just like the polos from the Joules line.
I bought my outfit just before the charms were introduced, so I can't speak to the charm. Pre-charm era I received a book called "Saddle Up". It lists a few different horse sports that a girl can do. On the front it has a polocrosse player wearing a similar outfit to the Sporty Riding outfit.
I give this outfit an A+! All of the pieces are nicely made, detailed and fun. There is a lot of play value to the outfit as well. The leggings will go with other outfits and can be used to supplement a wardrobe. The shoes are easy to slip on and off and bag adds and extra touch. So far I've only tried it on dark haired girls and it looks great!
Just received this outfit from the sale and I give it a D.
The jeans barely were able to go on Ruthie and they don't fasten at the fly. Then, on top of that they're too tight for her to sit in. The top looks cheap and weird on her as well. The placement of the sleeves is off and it makes her look tripled jointed.
The only nice thing about the set are the shoes....they're cute, but not worth $20.00. I'll be sending this outfit back today.
The older set was much nicer. I give this set a C- due to it not being realistic. A+ for little girls who love horses though.
The red jacket would not be age appropriate and is worn by adults (and very few teens) while fox hunting. Not to get too detailed, but you have to be an accomplished rider to be allowed to wear the red jacket.
The short boots are very age appropriate though, but the shirt is not "correct". Approximated equestrian stuff is a big pet peeve of mine!
I love my Nellie. I would rate her as an A. The only downside to her is her skin tone. I find her skin to be a little pink/peachish and so many colors of clothing end up looking odd on her. I give her hair and her meet dress an A++ though!
I just tried this on my doll for the first time tonight. For anyone who is debating about the outfit or whose dolls haven't worn it yet....Don't forget that there's velcro on the wrists!! It's a no brainer if you know it's there, but I could see seams getting stretched if you didn't know about it.
I didn't even have the dress out of the box before the material snagged. The light green color is sort of "off" to me and not very pleasing. I really just don't understand the hat at all. It looked like a flying saucer on my doll's head.
The only positive thing about this ensemble is that at least I didn't pay full price.
Rating A. The shoes are a tight fit (parents may have to help their kids). Also, the color definitely looks hideous on some of my dolls (Nellie in particular looked vile), but it's cute on Molly. A bit of a tight fit on some of my older dolls.