AG January Release 2015 / Bella’s Thoughts


The Girl of the Year was nothing new for many doll fans on Thursday, as several images of Grace’s collection had been floating around various doll blogs well throughout December. Nevertheless, Lulu and I were excited to look through the multitude of new items when they debuted on New Year’s Day, and we were lucky enough to head to the AG store to look at the products in person. We’re happy to say that we LOVE much of the Grace items, and we’ve already bought one thing from her collection: the City Outfit. As with every American Girl release, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new items today, and Lulu will be back to share her opinions soon. What did you think of the release?

AG Release January 2015[a] Grace’s Baking Outfit I’m head over heels with everything in Grace’s collection, but my favorite outfit is her adorable baking ensemble. The outfit is much cuter than the stock photos suggest, and thankfully, the cupcakes are right side up in person. I’m sure this will be one of the first outfits I buy this year; I think Hannah would appreciate the dotted apron.

[b] Grace Doll I am perfectly happy with the number of dolls I own and I have no plans to add to my collection, but I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t want Grace in my doll family. While she has been deemed unoriginal, I think her combination of features – her side-swept bangs, freckles, and sweet smile – fits her personality perfectly. Her meet outfit isn’t amazing, but those stylish booties are enough to overlook the tourist-like tee.

[c] Grace’s Pastry Cart Buying all of Grace’s products would cost you a pretty penny; she’s the most expensive Girl of the Year yet! Her five hundred-dollar bakery, while fabulous, is unrealistic to buy, but I think her equally cute cart is reasonably priced. The detailed accessories offer this set plenty of play value, so it’s no wonder this is already backordered.

[d] Grace’s Baking Set When Grace’s collection was leaked right before Christmas, the first product that caught my eye was her baking set. It’s no secret I love doll food, but it was the mini stand mixer and the tablet with recipes that sealed the deal for me! Along with the baking outfit, this is another item I would love to get this year.

[e] Valentine Gift Set I’m one that always has a festive sweater or tee for every holiday, and it’s the same with my dolls. I love the idea behind this cute gift set – it’s such an easy, adorable, and best of all, affordable present for Valentine’s Day!

AG Release January 2015[a] Grace’s Opening Night Outfit One item of the Grace release I’m not rushing to buy? Her opening night dress. With the sequined bodice, asymmetrical layers, and sheer sleeves, this outfit has too much going on. A simple pink sundress with a black belt would have been a more chic addition to her wardrobe – there was no need to go overboard with trends.

[b] Sporty Sandals and Socks Set My dislike with this new shoe set has little to do with American Girl than it does with the trend itself. I’m a strict follower of the fashion rule “no sandals with socks” anywhere and everywhere, so my dolls won’t be needing these black slides and knee socks.

[c] Grace’s Paris Accessories Finally, I’m not a fan of Grace’s accessories. I fear they look cheap compared to the other items in her collection {the coin purse, especially, hurts my eyes}, and they don’t have much play value beyond dressing up Grace once or twice.

If you want to browse the new items yourself, click HERE.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!



5 thoughts on “AG January Release 2015 / Bella’s Thoughts

  1. I completely agree with the slides and socks set and was surprised to see it in the catalog. However, it does show that someone in R&D is paying attention to their athletic demographic.

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