My Trip to The AG Store- 1/1/17

Hi guys! I had a great time at the AGP yesterday, and took a lot of pictures. I went with two of my friends, and the car ride was super fun (even though my dad was singing Let It Go :P)

*excuse the quality of the photos, please. As I’m sure you’ve heard from other bloggers, the lighting in the AG store isn’t very good.


This was my first time going to the AG store with my camera- so I felt a  little conscious as I walked around. I saw someone watching me take pictures, like “Wow, she still likes dolls?! Isn’t she a bit old for that?”

Yeah, I’m old, ok?

First picture of the day, in Downtown Chicago walking to the store.

Here she is, Gabriela McBride!! She is beautiful, but honestly I am mad that this is the FIRST African American GOTY and she’s not even new or original. They spent so long developing Grace Thomas’s and Lea Clark’s stories, why couldn’t they do that for Gabriela?
I’m in love with Melody’s hair.
Samantha looks like an angel ❤
My friend’s Josefina doll and the one in the store. (It took a while to get this photo because my friend’s Josie has loose limbs and I couldn’t stand her up.)
Brooke and Josie. (See what I mean? Josie looks like she’s keeling over and throwing up.)
Wow, Grace needs to eat more. It looks like Kit’s been starving her.
The Wellie Wishers are really cute! Willa’s my favorite.
Here’s a better photo of Gabby. They were doing a raffle to win a free doll! (I didn’t enter, though.)
Brooke and Brooke. (Is it just me, or does my Brooke look chubby?!)
O.o
The only reason I would buy this set is for the apples and the Uno game.
My friend and I couldn’t stop looking at this doll. She’s so pretty! ❤ I took wayyy too many photos of her.
“Who’s this weirdo?!”
#66 is also GORGEOUS. (even though she looks like she’s eating her chin in this pic.)
Sorry for that gross visual xD
LOOK AT ALL THOSE DOLLS O.o
Tacky green shirt… :3
Another picture of #44. She looks amazing in this.
Creepy doll bangs…(I told my other friend to buy them as a prank/present lol)
AHHHH IT LOOKS SO REAL ASDJFKL.
This coral skating dress is so cute.
 Anyone else mesmerized by her eyes?

Leaving the store! Here’s where I noticed that me & Brooke were kind of matching. Black shirts, colorful pants (mine were army green), and brown boots. 😛


I did buy something small at the AGP! I’ve been wanting it for a really long time.

At first I was devastated because I looked for it everywhere in the store and hadn’t seen it yet. When I checked the availability for it online, it said ‘not available in this location’. I refused to give up, and found it way in the back of the store by the AG restaurant.


REVIEW: STRIPED HOODIE FOR DOLLS

AAAAAAHHHHHHHH.
IT’S SO CUTE.
The sweater is really awesome quality, and it’s lined with fleece to keep my dolls warm.
Yeah, I changed Brooke. I thought this outfit would look better with the sweater.
i didnt want that to rhyme i swear xD

(my brother came in just as I’m typing this. He grabbed Brooke and flipped her in the air. Brooke fell facedown on the bed. Sigh….)

And she fell right after I took the picture, too.
The star on the back.
The hood!
it’s all good in the hood LOLOLOL
I have to say, I’m impressed. I thought the hood would look really bad, but it looks good-great, in fact! AND, there’s no weird slit!
 The sweater zips up like a real human one would. ❤
(we’re kinda matching again, haha.)

Overall, I would definitely recommend this sweater, and it’s well worth the price!


Did you go to Gabriela McBride’s debut? Did you buy anything?

Adios, mis amigas!
~Rutvi ❤

Review: Lea Clark’s Celebration Dress

Today I’m combining some pictures I took a long time ago with what you, my amazing readers, said you wanted to see. (more reviews, more of Brooke) So, I have some pics of Brooke modeling Lea’s Celebration dress. (I’m not certain she’s wearing the gold shoes that came with the dress. Oops. I will still give you my opinion on them, though.)

Lea’s celebration dress is made of a soft white material. It is sleeveless, and the skirt has 3 ruffly layers. There is intricate embroidery at the neckline and the border of each skirt layer. The thread colors are beautiful and go perfectly with Lea’s tropical theme.

There is a gold belt attached to the dress. It’s thin and sparkly. It adds quite a bit to the dress, though I feel that if the dress didn’t have the belt, it would seem more elegant than it actually is. It might be more convenient if it was removable, then the dress could be fancy or a bit more casual.

The hairband can be used for your doll’s hair or as a necklace. It’s made of beads: here’s a couple of closeups. 

^^she looks like a redhead lol^^

It does a great job of sweeping her hair back and keeping it out of her face.

Three strings of beads, with an elastic band keeping it on her head. It’s a bit chunky and I think the dress is better without the hairband, but it is cute.

^^Closeup of the BEAUTIFUL embroidery^^

{image via ebay, this does NOT belong to me}

The gold espadrilles are absolutely adorable. They have a braided…thing as a layer and make your doll look a bit taller. 😉 They’re like chunky heels. Super cute! They velcro in the back, but anyone can easily slip them on without using the velcro.  They have two straps that wrap around the ankle, and a butterfly with a tiny stone on it. Like a lot of AG shoes, they have a huge tag. I cut it off. Problem solved! 🙂

The dress fits snugly and looks so, so, cute!😍

Bonus photos:

Fun fact: these pictures were taken in my parent’s bathroom! Weird, right? I liked the lighting, it’s really different.

 

A lot of my you have also been saying that my site keeps crashing. I resized these photos, so it SHOULDN’T crash this time, but do let me know if it does.

Look out for an Outtakes post! 🙂

(This is post number 100! Woo-hooooooooo!!!!!!!!)

Review: PWP Summer Hoodie Set

WATTTTTEEEERRRRMELLLLOOOOOONNNNNNNN.

Sorry XD my brother’s eating watermelon so…yeah!

Hey, everyone! Arianna requested a review of this outfit, so here it is. But before we get into that, I just want to ask: How many of you can see the pictures in my latest posts? I can usually see them just fine but once in a while I can’t.I don’t know what’s up with that, does anyone know how to fix it? :O I just really hope I figure it out because I spend a lot of time taking pictures and even longer putting them into the post.  Christian Homeschooler suggested it might be because some people are not logged into a google account. So I logged out of mine, and then I couldn’t see the pictures. So maybe you are right about that…I’m so sorry! I am trying to fix it, I promise. 🙂

 

Let’s start with the top.

It is a white sleeveless hoodie, made with stretchy ribbed material. It’s fairly easy to put on, and it’s not bulky at all.The hood came like this, folded to one side. I like it flat because when I tried to unfold it, It looked like an empty little bag so I just kept it this way.  You could probably straighten it, though. You can see that it comes that way by looking at the pictures from the AG website.This polka-dotted fabric lines the inside of the hood. The hood on Ruthie’s head. It sort of messed up her hair, and who needs a hood in summer? But I guess it’s cute. It gives her a kind of tough look, which I like.

Closeup of the design. There’s a small blue AG tag. Some AG outfits have the standard metal tag, while some have a cloth one. The skirt has a tag identical to the one on the shirt. It’s sorta kinda unnecessary. It’s made of the same material lining the hoodie, and I like that. Lastly, the bracelet! It’s made of colorful beads and elastic cord. It matches the shirt perfectly: It’s a fun and summery accessory. Plus, it can be worn as an anklet! 🙂 

Footsies! 😛

 

Overall:

Practicality: 3/5 (You could make the bracelet yourself, and the skirt’s  a little too short.)

Cuteness: 5/5

Worth it: 4/5 (While it’s VERY cute and summery, it doesn’t come with shoes. But considering it was a PWP and costed less, I will say it was worth the $$$.) 🙂

Realistic: 5/5 {Meaning would I wear it or not (Yes!)

Extra pics:

I hope that was helpful, and as always, feel free to request any post in the comments! I’m always happy to do reviews or any other post.

Ending post #80 on my blog,

P.S.Look out for a few surprises…coming soon to  So Sugar Sweet! 🙂

AG Haul+Reviews!

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Hmmm…what could this be? What? What made you guess a package from American Girl? 😉 Oh. The title gave it away, didn’t it? LOL! Well, today I will be reviewing my latest purchases from the AG website. (Thank you, mom and dad!) Just to be clear, I am not trying to brag in any way. Let’s see what I got! DSC01841.JPGOh, and this is the catalog…ok, I’ll stop stalling.DSC01845.JPGMINI FELICITY!! She is so cute! DSC01897.JPGShe comes with a mini abridged version of Meet Felicity.DSC01896.JPG

Her limbs are tight and her head can move. DSC01939.JPGDSC01940.JPGHer dress is a light lavender color and has flowers printed on it. It’s made of some dri-fit kind of material, and is a little stiff at first.DSC01941.JPGHer shoes remind me of Ruthie’s meet shoes. Nevertheless, they are well-made…..but may be hard to get on her feet if you take them off, with her tights and all. DSC01942.JPGI don’t have a single complaint about her copper red hair, which comes tied in a ponytail with a bow. Felicity’s hair is soft, wavy, and bouncy, not to mention that her pincurls are ADORABLE! DSC01944.JPG

Next, I will review the Spring Breeze outfit, modeled by Saige.DSC01923.JPGThe headband matches the whole outfit and has sparkles on it. The sparkles don’t come off. I like that the headband is stretchy, since I’ve had problems with other AG headbands. However, I wouldn’t recommend bending this one, because it’s fragile. DSC01924.JPGThe mesh layover has little diamonds on it. It has strong velcro in the back. The only problem I see is that younger girls might snag the dress, so you have to be careful. It also has a bow tied of to the side. You can’t undo the bow. DSC01928.JPGThe layover off the doll. DSC01925.JPGI just love the sandals. They have the same mesh tied in a bow, and have a silver strap. They aren’t too hard to get on. DSC01926.JPGThe leggings are slightly lighter than the dress. They’re capri length and easy to get on.DSC01930.JPGHere is the dress alone. I’m not a fan of the the metal tag, but I am obsessed with the skirt! DSC01927.JPGThe back- including the layover. I don’t like the way this looks with it in the back, but I’m just being picky. DSC01931.JPGMoving on to Brooke in the Red Hearts Ruffle Dress! I love it so much!DSC01932.JPGIt’s so….PRETTY! This dress has a layer of lighter pink fabric under the patterned skirt, which is semi-visible through the thin top material. DSC01933.JPGCloseup of the pattern. DSC01935.JPGThe strappy sandals have a little heart and are my favorite sandals out of all of mine! DSC01936.JPGThe headband is a simple red ribbon, it’s easy to style your doll’s hair with it on. I like it a lot. 🙂DSC01910.JPGSome of Grace’s things were on sale, so I got her opening night outfit!DSC01922.JPGThe fan-bow thingymabobber is a cotton-candy pink color, like the rest of the dress. While it’s cute, I would’ve preferred it was a bow. DSC01913.JPGThe dress itself is stunning. It would look amazing on any doll! It has sparkles and a few layers of tulle.DSC01914.JPGCloseup of the middle-the tulle is uneven and gets longer until it matches the length of the dress. I like this, however, I know some people are annoyed with it. DSC01919.JPGBack view.DSC01915.JPGI will  be using these sandals a LOT. They are super easy to slip onto your doll’s feet and are really realistic. DSC01916.JPGThe sleeves are transparent and delicate.DSC01917.JPGShe looks so sweet!

Overall, I was very happy with my purchases and would definitely recommend all of them!

Thanks again to my parents, and all of you for reading this super long post!

 

What items are on your AG wishlist?

~Rutvi ❤

Name The DOLL-RESULTS+My Opinions on New AG Releases

Are you ready to find out what name won for this doll? Keep scrolling…

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SARAH!

I really think it suits her. 🙂 And I didn’t get many people to participate in this game, but there’s always next time! NOW for the “My thoughts” part of this post:

ALL photo credit goes to American Girl.

 SPRINKLES

Rainbow Sprinkles outfit-$30

I think that while this is really cute, (those SHOES!) it looks a lot like Saige’s tunic. It doesn’t help that the doll modeling it looks like Saige, either. But I like that it comes with a hair tie!

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Spring Breeze Dress set- $32

Sorry it’s so small! But this dress is SUPER adorable! 🙂 I don’t think the price is bad at all- for $32 dollars,  you can get the dress, leggings, headband, and shoes. The dress looks very well-made. I might get this!

TENNIS

Tennis Ace Outfit-$34

Hmm. I don’t know. I don’t play tennis, so I’m not crazy about this outfit, but it is cute. It looks great on #24!

ICE CREAM!!

Ice Cream Cart-$85

Aaagh small pictures… :/ anyways. I love this cart! It has a lot of play value and comes with over 30 adorable pieces! I wonder if the wheels really move…hehe! This is $85-I think it is worth that much.

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Striped Sunglasses-$10

I don’t have anything to say about this.

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Woven Flower Purse-$10

It’s cute and matches the Spring Breeze Dress set very well, but it’s so small that I don’t think anything would fit in it.

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Fun Floral Boots-$16

$16 just for boots that don’t even match anything? Seriously, AG?

I think the new releases are really cute, but there’s so much purple! I mean, purple is my favorite color, but I wish AG had some pink and green stuff, too.

By the way, who’s excited for the Melody Ellison Debut? I am! From her book, it seems like she is very pretty. Any ideas on what doll AG might retire? Tell me in the comments!

~Rutvi

🙂