We didn’t disappear, friends! We’re back with lots of new posts, an amazing issue to share with you on July 1st, and for today, my thoughts on the latest AG release, so let’s get started!
She’s so cute! This doll probably won’t be joining my collection, but I love her hair-style (my doll Payton has the same wig in a different color, and it’s great for styling!) and she has pretty contrasting eyes. Not a huge standout, but she’s still a fun doll with a few of Saige’s features for anyone who missed out on the former GOTY.
This outfit technically didn’t come out with this release, but since it came out in a very tiny collection of outfits a few weeks ago, I thought I would add it into this post! I personally really love this outfit with its trendy printed shorts, ruffles, and tropical color combination. It might just have to come home with me next time we head to the AG store :)
I think American Girl may have over done it with the sparkles on this one. Maybe without those few random ones at the bottom I would like it better? I’m glad Isabelle has a fancier dress now, and that rosy pink shade looks great on all sorts of dolls (I love it with dark hair, but that’s a personal preference.).
I would solely buy this outfit for the shoes. Not that I don’t like the skirt and shirt too, of course! The orange and turquoise color is a new combination for AG in this kind of outfit and I have to say that I really like it. If I had to choose a few things about it that I would change, I would make the tulle layer of the skirt more even and get rid of the saying on the shirt.
Yay! There’s lot’s of purple in this one! The patterned leggings look really cool and would be nice under a tunic or solid tee, but judging by the picture, they seem a little too long. There’s also a weird roll at the bottom of the hoodie… hmm.
The fact that they put this outfit on this doll (Cece!) made me immediately think of McKenna. Maybe it’s the stripes or because it’s a tunic? I like the new colors, and I would definitely buy those sneakers separately if I could. Why does American Girl want me to have such contrasting feelings about their clothes?! :)
The pieces of this outfit are really cute (the jacket!), but I’m not exactly sure they go together. Having words on the t-shirt was a bit of a bad idea since you can’t really read them with the jacket on, but I love the colors (pink looks great with dark denim) and adore the shoes. Having the stars on the jeans annoy me, but if I ever got this, we have plenty of other jeans that could be used instead.
This is my favorite outfit for the 18 inch girls from this release! Since we have an overflowing box of doll pajamas sitting in our closet right now, I guess I’m a bit obsessed with cute AG sleep wear sets :) It took me a while to figure out why I liked this one so much, but I think it’s because the colors work so well together and there are such nice pieces.
Ooh… AG ventures into the deep unknown world of skateboarding doll clothes! And I have to say, they did a pretty good job. I love that turquoise and pink combination and the pattern on the skateboard, along with the awesome sneakers, tops it all off.
There’s purple, there’s sequins, there’s a super cool neon belt, there are even cooler raspberry fringe boots, and it’s all being modeled by
one of my doll Gabby’s clones a doll that happens to look a lot like our model Gabby! What more could I ask for?
Sigh. I usually love AG’s Halloween costumes, but this year’s left me feeling disappointed. Since my dolls would probably only wear it one time a year (the colors are too specific to really be matched with other pieces) and the shirt and skirt are actually a one-piece, I don’t think it’s the best version the costume could be. The accessories of the outfit are very cute though, so I’ll have to take a look at it in person for a final assessment.
You could put anything on the Bitty Babies and have me think it’s the cutest thing in the whole world because of their sweet faces, but this outfit is truly adorable. The dress by itself can be used as everyday wear, those types of leggings are usually very nice quality in my experience, and those lamb slippers are so cute that I want them to be in my size. Sometimes blue and pink together can look a little predictable, but AG did a great job with this one.
Picnics are fun, aren’t they? And I would totally show up at a picnic dressed in this perfectly coordinated outfit if I could. Like I said above, I adore rosy and deep pinks, and it’s no different this time around. I was worried the muted colors of the fruit pattern would look musty or faded, but they just look vintage… although I might just be under the power of that cute little Bitty Baby face.
This. Is. Too. Cute. The shape of the dress is basic, but it’s still packed with plenty of fun polka-dot colors! The accessories just add to the outfit without making it too busy, not to mention how great it’ll look with the Bitty Twin’s Grocery Set (See my glowing paragraph below).
Unfortunately, I have very mixed feelings about these new pets. Some of them scare me a little *coughthekittencough*, but I think others are really adorable, especially the dalmatian! I was sort of annoyed that AG didn’t give the pets names or little bios like they’ve done in the past, and most of them all come with the same exact bone. I’m also not a big fan of the leashes or the pet outfits,
and I’m pretty sure that the new Coconut is the other Coconut’s evil twin (But really, look at this picture of Coconut and the one in the collage. They totally can’t be the same dog.).
So this set is basically a black box, a mirror, six hair elastics, stickers, and a comb? Considering I could get half these things for a price much lower than $36, I don’t think this set will be coming home with us any time soon. It’s cute to look at though! By the way, does anyone else think it’s a bit weird that Isabelle has her name on her lip gloss?
I like the coral and turquoise colors, but nothing else about this tent really stands out to me. I like the rounded shape of the other tent better, but this one might work better space-wised. Plus there’s a purple lantern that actually lights up – what could be better?
Oh AG, why do you have to make such great food sets and make my wish list so long? Seriously though, those little chocolate pie things look good enough to eat, not to mention that little portable grill thingie!
Hmm… Eight dollars for a pretend watch with sticker hands. Not even the color and sparkles could make me want this one. Same thing with the new rings. I didn’t even like them enough to give them a picture in this post.
How cool is it that the twins have their own grocery bag? And that it’s covered with a giant strawberry?! I love the little details on the food in this set, even if it’s a bit out of scale, and the coupons are just so fun. There’s lots of play ideas packed into these accessories!
What are your thoughts on the new items?
Psst. Bella’s thoughts will be shared later this week, after we release the NEW issue! :)