AG’s Summer 2018 Release! My Thoughts |Part 2|Historical

Alright….here we go again. πŸ˜€

  • Nanea’s Luau Dress–$32

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I’m not sure I LOVE these colors together, but I do like the style of the dress. And those stripety shoes! ❀

  • Nanea’s Luau Set–$85

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  • Kit’s Gardening Outfit–$34

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I was super sad when I missed out on Kit’s Limited Edition Chicken Keeping Set, so this is a must! I love everything about this and will probably use the outfit a ton.

  • Kit’s Garden Stand–$100

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  • Kit’s Gardening Accessories–$35

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Ahh, yes…another way to empty my wallet. Nice details. So…does this mean Kit isn’t being cubed???? I’m confused now…

  • Rebecca’s Movie Premiere Outfit–$34

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I didn’t like this when I first saw it, but it’s definitely growing on me. I don’t have a lot of Rebecca’s collection, even though it’s lovely. Maybe I’ll have to get this…

Wow, this segment was so short compared to the modern one!!!!

I would’ve loved to see some new things for Addy and Felicity, but overall, it was a pretty decent release. ❀

 

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AG’s Summer 2018 Release! My Thoughts |Part 1|Modern

You guys!!!!!

AG just did a big release!

No Molly (SADNESSSS!!!!) but plenty of other adorable things to make my money vanish!

Ya ready?

[All images belong to American Girl]

Here we go:

  • TM #78–$115

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I’ve heard that she may have a new, lighter skin tone? Anyway, she sort of makes me think of Lanie, with green eyes instead of hazel, etc.

  • TM #79–$115Β 

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Aww, she’s cute!!! I really don’t need another Jess mold, but I think she’ll be very popular. (And may even help Kanani’s crazy high prices to go down… πŸ˜‰ )

  • TM #80–$115

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First of all, I’ve been mooning over the CYO dark skin Josefina molds that others have been posting on Instagram. BUT…the CYO dolls have pretty dark, well defined lips, which TM 80 really doesn’t have. Her skin also looks shiny, like AG skimped on their vinyl sealant. So, although I wish I loved her as much as the CYOs (I can’t see myself spending $200 on an AG doll), I really don’t. 😦 I would like to see her in person, though.

  • That’s How We Roll PJs–$24

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Aww, 33 looks nice in these. The colors are some of my favorites, and the sushi theme (even though I don’t actually like sushi!) is fun. I probably won’t be picking these up, though.

  • Bunk Bed & Bedding–$125

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The PJs got their own bunk bed set! This is cute, on trend and relatively versatile. I feel like AG was a bit skimpy on the pillows and blankets, though. What’s included could easily have just been for 1 bed.

Okay, now we’re moving to what I like to call, the ‘little-brother-friendly’ section:

  • Building Dreams PJ’s–$24

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Yay! More boy doll things! I think the theme on these could be used as either constuction or more superhero themed. It does look like something a little boy of the target age would wear.

  1. Xbox Gaming Set–$50

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Apparently the chair doubles as a speaker, but everything else is pretend. I’m not a video gamer…my brother and I were always encouraged to play outside in nature when weather permitted…but for the demographic that is, I can see this being popular. It seems maybe a little high priced for just some plastic and a speaker, though.

  • Game Night Set–$25

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This is cute and trendy, but probably not for my collection. πŸ™‚

 

  • 3-in-1 Gaming Table-$75

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This is really cute! I would consider it if it weren’t for the $75 price tag! C’mon, AG. $50 would have been more reasonable, and ya probably would still turn a decent profit.

  • Camo Cool Outfit–$28

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I like the shirt. It looks a lot like some of the Etsy offerings I’ve seen for AG boy dolls. The shoes are okay, I guess. I’m not really feeling the camo pants though! Still, I’ll probably get it. Stuart and Winston could always use some more clothes! πŸ˜€

 

  • Out For Sushi Set–$25

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This is nice! I like all the details. I don’t actually own much doll food, since my dolls don’t actually own a dining room table! πŸ˜‰ I should remedy that at some point…

I wonder how easy it is for the dolls to hold those chopsticks?

  • Pizza Party Set–$25

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This is okay and relatively realistic, I guess. I don’t know much about doll food.

Fun Fact: I don’t like pizza. I will eat it if I have no other options, but… :-/

  • American Girl RC Sports Car–$215

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Finally an RC Car, yay! It sounds like it even does the rear turn signals. High priced, though. I prefer Julie’s VW Bug, myself.

  • Skate Park Set–$100

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I like the little place for the puppy to hang out. And yay, safety gear is actually included in the set! I think if I got this I’d use it once or twice and then it’d just take up room.

  • Volcano Lab Set–$30

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Cool! This would be a great photo story prop. πŸ™‚

 

Okay, that’s all the ‘little-brother-friendly’ stuff. πŸ˜‰

 

  • Cool Colors Outfit–$28

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I love everything about this outfit except the shoes. And maybe the pants could have been shorts? Anyway, 64 (?) looks super cute in this and it’ll probably make it’s way home to me eventually.

  • Good Vibes Skate Outfit–$32

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I really like the shorts and shoes, but the rest of the outfit isn’t my style.

Okay, I’m going to skip the new Cheer and Gymnastics outfits (not my thing), the Basketball outfit (which looks a lot like one of the old ones), and the dance outfit (because that leotard looks pink, not red).

Moving on…

  • Ready to Learn Outfit–$34

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I’ve already heard a lot of people express an interest in this outfit, but for me, there’s just too much going on. I like most of the pieces separately (that headband! <3) but if I purchase this outfit I will not pair it together like this.

Wheaten Terrier Puppy–$28

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Aww, so FLUFFY!

(We’re going to ignore the new pet bed set and the ‘Ruff and Ready’ Pet outfit–I’m not into dressing animals up…)

AG also came out with new fashion accessories: the Glittery Watch, andΒ Best Friends Bracelet SetΒ (which retail for $8), and the $10 Sweet Pairings Earrings Set. They are all pretty and will probably sell well.

The last 2 items are from Luciana’s collection.

  • Luciana’s Starry Night Outfit–$32

Luciana's Starry Night Outfit

The pompom headband is a little hideous, but the dress does have mix and match potential. I can’t see myself purchasing it at the moment.

  • Luciana’s Starry Night Accessories-$28

Luciana's Starry Night Accessories

The purse, hair ties, lip balm, bracelet and ring are nice, fit with Luciana’s theme, and are definitely something you’d find belonging to a girl her age. The passport, though…it looks incredibly fake! It’s light purple. Am I missing something?

 

Well, that’s all for now! If you made it all the way through my ramblings, congratulations!

(I will be posting thoughts on the historical stuff soon.)

So…what did you think of the [modern part of the]new release?!?

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Felicity and the Stone Wall: A Photo Shoot

Hello, lovelies!

I’m finished with finals and on my short and sweet summer break!

Which means….I’m back to AG Photography!

I wasn’t sure which one of my dolls to photograph first, but one of my Instagram followers, @lottie_and_friends, suggested Felicity, who I hadn’t photographed in a looooong time.

(Also, go follow me on Insta if you haven’t yet– @thepolkadotpatriot .)

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Annnnd….my Mom and I discovered a new photo location!!!

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This is actually in a very mosquitoey park, next to a large rusty culvert.

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You can see the tip of it in this photo^^^. Just goes to show, nearly any location can be pretty with the right perspective!

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I forgot how cute she was. ❀

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I was so excited that the entire outfit fit her so well–right down to the shoes!

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She’s wearing:

  • Jacket-Current Truly Me Meet Outfit
  • Dress-Lea’s Meet Outfit
  • Shoes–Lilac Dress (old TM Meet)

❀

 

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Violet’s New Dress: A Photo Shoot and Review

Hello, my lovely readers!

It’s Memorial Day. Enjoy the time off (if you get any), but also remember the reason behind it:

the people, throughout history, who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. To them we are forever grateful. ❀

 

 

 

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming:
Unfortunately, I don’t have a patriotic shoot to post, sooo…… we have cute little Violet.

Also, quick heads up–with the advent of finals, I probably won’t be posting for at least a few weeks.

Anyway, here are some pictures of Violet in her new dress from ThePetiteWhaleCo on Etsy!

The package:

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It has the cutest little whale tag inside!

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It stands up on it’s own. πŸ™‚

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So first off, its lined so it’s thick and floofy staight out of the package.

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See? Floofy.

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The cut and style are super cute on the Wellies.

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The only negative thing I can say about it is the Velcro closure on the back is asymmetrical.Β  (Which bothers me a little, but hey–I’ll get over it. πŸ˜‰ )

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Overall, this dress is really adorable and great quality, too. ❀

Violet and I love it!!!

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Bonus Pictures of Millie because why not: πŸ˜‰

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Bridge to Florida: A Photo Shoot

Hey! It’s Kit here with some pictures of me in Florida!

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Anyway, Gracie and I went walking along this big bridge!

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Should one of these be my new profile photo?

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DSC_6269. C.jpgAnd…this was the last picture. Grace was ready to go. (Between you and me…she’s not quite as well trained as I usually claim. πŸ˜‰ )

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Snowy Spring: A Photo Shoot

 

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“It’s me, Linden, and my sister Violet!Β We drove a few hours north for the weekend, and, fantastique! There is still snow here!”

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“It’s really cold!” piped Violet.

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(Apparently 50 degrees out is really cold to Violet…although they were warm enough to play outside in just T-shirts….)

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“It’s not right for a snowball fight, though.” said Violet.

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Violet tried, but the ‘snow’ was more mushy ice than anything else….

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So instead they posed for pictures.

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Well, mostly just Linden…Violet’s a bit squirmy. πŸ˜‰

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DSC_6616(2). C.jpgDSC_6629(2). C.jpg“Can we be done now, Linden?”

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“Yes, of course Vivi.”

“Au revoir, everyone!”

 

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Elite Doll World: a Review with Millie

Hello!
Today I’ll be reviewing 2 items from Elite Doll World on Etsy!

There was a little difficulty with shipping (the package was supposed to come prior to a trip we went on, but was delayed); the seller was very helpful.

Anyway, the lovely things are here, and here’s my review!

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Inside the manilla envelope, the clothes were individually packaged.

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Both are professionally serged and have a little ‘EDW’ tag.

DSC_6462 C.jpgΒ Here are the leggings on Millie. The elastic was a bit tight to put on her, and you can see lines from her panties. πŸ˜‰

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You can see a little lump from the leggings under her tunic. (The shoes Millie’s wearing are from the Toys R Us exclusive Wellie outfit that she wore last week.)

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I was hoping these leggings would work with Millie’s meet shirt, but unfortunately, even without her tighty whities on, you can see her tummy.

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Here is Millie outside our apartment. ❀

Did I mention how SOFT the fabric is? So stretchy and soft–particularly the tunic fabric.

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Millie came with us on a trip!

My reflector would have made this so much prettier, but it was windy and there was a surprising number of people, despite the chill.

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Check out all the magical bokeh!

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All those enormous buildings in the background? That’s Toronto.

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I love this outfit on her, and would definitely recommend this Etsy shop! ❀ ❀ ❀

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