Make a Scene: Beachside Concession Stand

Summer is here and that means more time to play!! Setting up doll play scenes are a great way to inspire creative play and spark imaginations. Girls of all ages love to recreate their favorite activities, memories and interests in their doll play and we have found that doll food focused activities are always a big hit.

Not sure where to start when setting up a doll play scene? No worries – we’ll get you started! Here’s the concept – Julia works at the local Sweet and Snack Shop at the Boardwalk, but they are taking some of their best sellers out to the beachside concession stand to serve even more customers.

What you need to set up the Beachside Concession Stand:

Reversible Beach/Runway Playscene – Reversible playscenes are an easy way to inspire play and they are lightweight, fold flat, and so colorful. My Doll’s Life carries reversible playscenes in a variety of themes – the beach scene is one of my favorites!

Concession Table with 2 Chairs and 3 Signs – If you invest in one play piece, the concession table would be my number one recommendation! The concession table comes with two chairs and three different signs – you Continue Reading →

Style Essentials – Ruffled Tankini Goes Beyond The Pool

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Did you know that our two-piece ruffled tankini swimsuit can do more than just look great at the pool? This top for this stylish set is perfect for mixing and matching with other style essential separates.

Look #1 – Strolling on the Boardwalk – Match the ruffled tankini top with a denim skirt and chiffon flower sandals for a casual look for a day of shopping and enjoying the boardwalk.

Look #2 – Campsite Chic – paired with khaki shorts and plaid boat shoes, the ruffled tankini top looks comfortable and stylish while lounging at the campsite.

Look #3 – Sweet Shop Style – Julia is meeting friends at the Sweet Shop this afternoon and has paired the ruffled tankini top with white ripped denim pants and matching canvas sneakers for a trendy look.

Which one is your favorite look?

As always, we love to see what adventures your dolls are having! Tag us in your Instagram posts – we are @mydollslifebysophias and be sure to follow us on Pinterest too.

Pool Time! Swimwear for 18″ Dolls

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While you can’t actually take your 18″ dolls in the pool with you (after all, they are not made to get wet!), they can certainly still enjoy summer swim suit style! Now that the pools are open, people are headed to the beach and other sunny vacation spots, it’s time to share some of our favorite summer swimwear styles for the dolls with you.

From left to right, top to bottom we have:

Surf’s up!  The bold colors, adorable graphic and stitching detail of the top of this 18″ doll rash guard style bathing suit are fun and could be worn with other american girl doll shorts! A colorful bubble print on white fabric of the bottoms make this 2 piece bathing suit for 18in dolls perfect for lots of beach fun.

Competitive style – the blue print one piece bathing suit is accented with polka dot inserts and criss cross back straps. It is perfect for competitive swimming or just jumping waves in the ocean. Included with this set are a pair of aqua/navy water goggles to protect her eyes and a large hot pink towel to use to dry off or just for lying on the beach.

Monokini fun – Continue Reading →

Summer Style Essentials – Red, White and Blue

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Memorial Day is this weekend and you know what that means – the unofficial start of summer! Not only do we remember and thank our service members, it is a weekend of parades, picnics and many pools open, too. So, what is a well-dressed doll to wear at all of these patriotic, All-American events? It’s simple – red, white and blue!

As you can see from the image above, it is easy to create lots of different looks with a few simple pieces. To create these classic summer style looks you just need four wardrobe pieces:

Denim shorts – a summer wardrobe staple, our denim shorts are perfect for 18″ soft-body girl or boy dolls

A white top – upgrade from a white tee shirt with some fun details like lace or ruffles. Our white lace trim tank top is one summer wardrobe essential that will go with everything!

White shoes – whether you pick sandals or tennis shoes, a pair of white ones will complete any summer outfit. We love these trendy white sandals with a strap on the back.

Red bandanna or similar accent piece to complete your look!

My Doll’s Life has plenty of red, white and blue styles Continue Reading →

Let’s Go Camping

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Who loves to go camping? We do!! With so many realistic and well-made accessories, our licensed Coleman® camping series provides endless opportunities for play all year long.

The boys are out and have already got their campfire started and lantern ready for the sing-along this evening. The Coleman® lantern is so very realistic and even lights up – how cool is that? The reversible playscene back drop helps create the campsite setting as well.

The iconic Coleman® cooler, complete with two doll-sized glasses of lemonade, is one of the most popular items in the camping category along with the camp stove. The camp stove is actually my favorite camping accessory! It measures approximately 6″ long and features a hinged lid with safety latch and 2 burners that actually illuminate to resemble a real Coleman® stove. Being outdoors can work up an appetite! The set also includes bacon, sunnyside up eggs, grilled cheese sandwich and a burger. A spatula is also included as are batteries for the lighted burners. Even grown ups will enjoy playing with these two accessories!

Don’t forget the tent and sleeping bag!!

Sleeping under the stars was never so much fun! The tent Continue Reading →

Matching Big Sister Little Sister Outfits for Your Favorite Dolls

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Is there anything sweeter than matching outfits on sisters? I think not! My daughters loved having matching outfits and their dolls do too! Whether you are looking for matching dresses for a special occasion, sweet casual outfits or matching pajamas (because everyday is a sleep over when you have a sister), My Doll’s Life has choices you will love. Let’s take a look at the matching outfits we have featured for our big sisters and little sisters.

Holiday bliss in navy blue velvet and tafetta is perfect for the fanciest of occasions and are always portrait ready! Available for 18″ dolls like American Girl and 15″ dolls like Bitty Baby and similar sized dolls.

Another beautiful holiday look for sisters combine a beautiful emerald green color with chiffon overlays to create striking party dresses. Shop the 18″ American Girl doll version or the 15″ Bitty Baby version.

The sweet pink and tulle heart outfits are ideal for Valentine’s Day, birthday party fun, a summer party or everyday wear. The 18″ doll version is a heart t-shirt and a tulle skirt that can also be mixed and matched with other pieces to make even more sweet outfits. The Continue Reading →

At the Doll Salon

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One of the most popular doll play activities is doing your dolls’ hair. After all, how many of us learned how to create a ponytail or braid on our dolls before we ever tried creating the same style on our own hair. And if going to the salon is a treat for us, of course it is a treat for the dolls to go to the doll hair salon, too.

In order to recreate that perfect salon experience at home, we have everything your dolls will need! Let’s take a look at each of the items pictured above:

The Beauty Salon and Sweet Shop on Main Street Reversible Playscene is the perfect backdrop for doll play. Endless possibilities and plenty of inspiration in the artwork and when you are done playing, it folds flat for easy storage.

The Salon Chair will make it easy to give your doll the ultimate salon experience. Not only is it adjustable using the foot rest, but the hook and loop straps will help keep your doll seated while you work your hair styling magic.

Have fun with a little extra color in your hair style! Clip in hair extensions in bright blue, pink and purple Continue Reading →

Spring Florals for 18″ Dolls

Tried and true, spring florals are a major fashion trend again this year! From dainty floral prints to large flowers that make a statement. We have plenty of floral options for your 18″ dolls to add to their wardrobe! Here are the ones featured in the image above.

Floral Pleated Skirt and Lavender Top – The soft colors reflect a changing season with a lavender, cinched front, short sleeve 18 in doll tee and a blue floral printed pleated 18″ doll skirt. The self-tied ribbon embellishes the waistband with a splash of hot pink. Perfect for a casual family gathering or a Sunday stroll in the park, your 18″ American Girl doll will look great!

Pink Floral Dress – This pink floral dress reminds me of a fiesta or luau! Pretty floral print with a solid pink empire waist band has an off-centered rosette with a matching ruffle trimming the hem of the dress. This darling dress flows with the delicate pleating and falls just below your 18 inch doll’s knees.

Ivory Print Ruffle Blouse -The delicate floral print blouse has spaghetti straps, an empire waist and falls just below the hip. A cascading ruffle down the front of the blouse tapers Continue Reading →

Let’s Hear it for the Boys

A recent trend in the 18” doll world is the inclusion of clothes and accessories for boy dolls. After all, boys have great imaginations, too, and not all doll fun is limited to just girl-centric scenes.

My Doll’s Life has a good selection of separates, outfits and accessories suitable for boy dolls. Do you boys like sports? The Karate outfit, Riding outfit or soccer outfits are perfect for both girls and boys.

When looking for clothes for your boy dolls look at separates and basics to start with. Separates like the black leather jacket or solid jeans and t-shirts are perfect for mix and match outfits and you can’t go wrong with a plaid shirt and cargo pants! Don’t forget shoes for your boy dolls either – our basic canvas sneaker and canvas high tops are available in so many colors and go with just about any outfit you can come up with for boys.

The dolls featured in photos 2, 5, 6 & 7 above are from our friends at My Sibling Dolls. The doll featured in photos 1, 3, 4 & 8 is a custom Sophia’s doll.

We’d love to see your boys Continue Reading →

Spring into Summer Sale on 18 Inch Doll Clothes for American Girl

Looking for 18 inch doll clothing on sale? My Doll’s Life has 18″ doll clothes for spring and summer on sale now! Dresses for 18in dolls, jeans and jeggings outfits that fit American Girl dolls and 18″ doll shorts sets are just some of the items included in this 18″ doll clothes sale. What a great time to add to your 18 inch doll clothes wardrobe!  If your Bitty Baby doll or other 15″ baby dolls are looking for something new, there are several 15in babydoll outfits on sale too.  Think of the events your 18 inch doll will attend this spring and summer.  DRJHT-JG, a 2 piece jeggings outfit for 18″dolls is now on sale and might be perfect for graduation parties, end of school assemblies, birthday parties and poolside family gatherings.  This 18″ doll outfit has a polka dot printed bubble hem tank top with a back cutout detail. The hem can be worn short or long to change the look of this pants set for 18in dolls. A lavender rosette in front and satin bow in back add interesting details regardless if your doll is coming Continue Reading →

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