Seeing Green / Style

Hello!

Happy St. Patricks day! The spring weather made a stop up in New England today, and Bella and I took advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending the afternoon outside. In honor of today’s festivities, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite green Etsy listings for your 18-inch doll. Enjoy!

Skirt{buy the skirt}

Shoes{buy the shoes}

Top{buy the top}

dress{buy the dress}

Have a great rest of your week!

Lulu

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Reviews for the Wintertime

Hello!

How are you all? Lulu and I are keeping our eyes on the forecast for the weekend, as we’re anxious for a snowfall! In the meantime, however, we thought we’d pop in with a set of product reviews: one on the Warm Winter Outfit and Accessories, which Lulu was kindly gifted at Christmas {it was timely too – winter in New England certainly calls for a cute sweater and hat!} and another on the new Diabetes Set, which I snagged on the day of Lea’s release at the AG store. Both have their pros and cons, as you’ll see in our thoughts below. If you have either set, what do you think of them?

Lulu will take it away first! :)

IMG_0589My least favorite part about the Warm Winter outfit would have to be the leggings. While a great color, they fit awkwardly in the top half of the leg and don’t work very well as bottoms with the short sweater. They should come in handy however, when mixing and matching in the future!

IMG_0600The orange and dark purple color palette can be hard to pull off, but when done right, it can be one of my favorite combinations. In this case, I’m a fan! The material is soft and cozy, and I love the cut of the neckline. The heart elbow patches are cute, but I wish the color of them was subtler. I could do without the asymmetrical hemline as well.

Louisa in the SnowI am a huge fan of fluffy winter hats, so you can imagine my excitement when I first saw this adorable accessory! The fair aisle pattern is detailed, but not too busy, and adds a bit of fun to the outfit. And the pom-pom on top and fleece lining? Yes, please!

Louisa in the SnowAG usually does a pretty good job with their winter boots, and this time was no different! Using the same fabric as the hat, the orange cording and purple accents pull out the main color elements of the outfit. They’re quite easy to get on, and make it simple for your doll to stand – looking stylish while doing so, of course.

Doll mittens and gloves can be a bit tricky – full fingered gloves are too hard to slip onto AG hands, and if mittens are too loose, they are prone to fall off. The solution in this case? Fingerless gloves! Admittedly, these took me way longer to put to put on than they probably should have, and they’re not the most practical things in the world, but they sure are cute and help tie the outfit together.

Louisa in the SnowFinally we have the vest, which is made of a dark quilted fabric lined with fleece. It fits easily over the sweater, and while movement is a bit restricted when the Velcro is fully attached, it looks nice open or closed. It’s a great extra layer for winter days!

Overall? Some elements in the Warm Winter Outfit could use tweaking, but the majority of it is made up of cute and comfortable pieces in one of my favorite colors. I would recommend it for its accessories {especially the hat and the boots} and altogether winter-y look.

Buy it for yourself: Warm Winter Outfit and Warm Winter Accessories

American Girl Diabetes KitMy turn! As I had mentioned in my initial thoughts, I couldn’t be happier that American Girl had finally released a kit for their diabetic fans. Though the colors and materials veer to unrealistic, the accuracy of said pieces are top-notch. In other words? I could do without the blatant plastic look of the accessories, but I give my wholehearted approval to the intention behind each part, whether it’s the adorable miniature meter or the canister of glucose tablets.

American Girl Diabetes Kit and BagEverything fits neatly into the included bag – any diabetic will tell you that there’s a lot to carry around! I like the opportunity AG provides to personalize the kit; it’s a nice touch, and I personally think it only adds to the set’s appeal.

American Girl Diabetes Log and MeterOne drawback to the set? The lack of test strips! It’s a shame they didn’t include them because all other pieces clearly had so much thought put into them. Case in point: the journal, which has ample space for any doll diabetic to log and track her blood sugars throughout the day.

Overall, though, I’m pleased with the set. The play and educational purpose it serves greatly outweighs its cost {and at $24, it leans towards the cheaper end of the AG line}. American Girl has taken great measures to diversify their medical line, and in doing so, I believe they truly live up to the message of their brand. Thumbs up from me!

Buy it for yourself: Diabetes Care Kit

Have a terrific afternoon!
Bella {and Lulu!}

Snug as a Bug / Style

Hello!

Warm, cozy, and comfortable are staple qualities in an autumnal wardrobe, but that shouldn’t discount the importance of style too! With sweater weather upon us, Lulu and I wanted to focus a new style post {yes, also, hi, we’ve been awful at updating lately} on our favorite sweaters of the season. From cute pullover sweatshirts to trendy knitted cardigans, there’s surely a sweater below for every member of your doll family. What Etsy items have caught your eye this month?

Snug as a Bug 01{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 02{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 03{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 04{buy the sweater}

Snug as a Bug 05{buy the sweater}

Have a lovely day!
Bella

Shorts for Summer / Style

Hi!

Lulu is our go-to style expert, but we here at Doll Mag are nothing if not a flexible bunch, so I’m giving my first go at a style post. Our last fashion round-up was back in March {I know, time flies!}, so we wanted to share the shorts we have been eyeing on Etsy before summer vacation hit. With the temperatures rising by the day, we have been stocking up on shorts for our dolls’ – and our own – wardrobes. What’s on your Etsy wishlist as of late?

Sparrow and Wren{buy the shorts}

Sew Fun Doll Clothes{buy the shorts}

The Willow's Nest{buy the shorts}

Closet For Chloe{buy the shorts}

Meg AG Dolls{buy the shorts}

Have a terrific weekend!
Bella

The Doll Mag Models Wish… / Holiday Headquarters 2014

Hi!

Who doesn’t love spending an afternoon working on their holiday wish list? It put Bella and I in the holiday spirit right away, and our dolls wanted to join in on the fun too! Our models each chose one thing that they really want this year for the holidays (whether it’s something doll-sized or something they wanted made doll-sized), and we compiled it into one very long list for all of you to enjoy. Let’s start looking, shall we?!

Wish List 1Ruthie’s Pick: Pitch Perfect

Payton’s Pick: Polaroid Camera from J.Crew

Hannah’s Pick: Special Collector’s Anne of Green Gables Box Set

Isabella’s Pick: Lace Trimmed Button Up Shirt from Janie Jumps

Wish List 2 Zoey’s Pick: Sewing Machine

Nicki’s Pick: Elizabeth Mini Doll from American Girl

Louisa’s Pick: Ice Skating Fun Set from Dreamworld Collections 

Gabby’s Pick: Rebecca’s Director Set from American Girl

Slide 4Josefina’s Pick: Bakerella’s Holiday Cake Pop Book 

Ellie’s Pick: Dance Academy DVD

Sally’s Pick: Violin Set from American Girl

Cece’s Pick: Blue and Gray Cheveron Pajamas from Lori Liz Girls and Dolls

Wish List 3Lauryce’s Pick: Olaf the Snowman Ornament from Target

Julie’s Pick: Canvas Lace-Up Sneakers by Release Rain 

Grace’s Pick: Clara Teddy Bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Rubye’s Pick: Wonderlandiful Doodle Book 

Wish List 4Cupid’s Pick: Percy Jackson Books 1-5 by Rick Riordan

Sienna’s Pick: Slim Journal Set from Vera Bradley

Piper’s Pick: Vintage Apple Dot Dress From Boden

Bri’s Pick: “Hello Doll!” Pillow by Sophie and Lili

Have a great night!

Lulu

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