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!!!!!!!!)

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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

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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

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