Since Memorial Day was so rainy, Beth’s Best is taking her 18″ dolls camping since the weather report is much more promising. Catherine, Julia and Sophia did some camping with the scout program but it has been awhile! Time to dust off the camping gear, toss some clothes into a backpack and head out to the wilderness…aka the local campground! Upon arriving at their spot, they started to unpacked the car, LA-V. Thank goodness it’s a convertible doll size vehicle because there was a ton of stuff! First thing was putting up the hot pink18″ doll tent CAT-HP! With all the pieces tucked into its carry bag, it was up in a flash. Big enough for all three girls, they unrolled their sleeping bags, CASB, and claimed their spots! Sophia grabbed her lounge chair JL-LC, perfect for reading and just relaxing. Catherine and Julia unloaded the Coleman®18″ doll cooler JL-CCL-BL which was full with food and lemonade. Next came the camp stove for 18 inch dolls, JL-CSF-GR. They are excited to cookout and even though the campsite had a fire pit, having the Coleman camp stove is so much easier for cooking meals. They plan to use the fire for making S’mores, keeping warm and lighting the campsite! They brought several lanterns JL-CL for carrying around the campsite but nothing beats having blazing campfire. Julia wore her cargo pants outfit DROSC-PB that has lots of pockets and long sleeve plaid shirt that she can roll up when it’s warm or roll down as the evening gets cooler. Her brown 18 in doll boots STS-BR will keep her feet warm and dry. Being the weather optimist, Sophia chose to wear her khaki shorts SPSH-KH, a simple black tank, SPTT-LY, and a hoodie SPHD-WH that she can take on and off throughout the day. Catherine figured she’d wear something neon, just so she could be seen! Her neon 18″ doll sweatshirt, SPNSS works great with her 18″doll denim jeans SPFJ-FP. Front pockets will keep her gear handy and the long pants will help keep the mosquitos away! She loves her pink outdoor 18in doll sandals SKOS-PK which she can wear even in the nearby stream! Just think of all the adventures these three happy campers will have during their camping get away.
Field Day is one of the most fun school days by far so Beth’s Best is shouting Hooray for Field Day! The girls are very excited to be participating in Field Day, because their grade finally gets to play with Eartha…the extremely large, blow up medicine ball that resembles a globe. It is way too big for the little kids and has become something that all of the kids look forward to starting from kindergarten! The other events are just as much fun, like “water in the spoon”, kicking a soccer ball around cones, tug-of war and a bean bag toss…even if we are on different teams. The weather was “iffy” but we all wanted to wear shorts in case it was hot or we got wet during one of the events. Sophia can’t be missed in her neon workout set for 18 inch dolls DRSBT-GT with matching sneakers hot pink and green mesh doll sneakers SRMS-PG. Lucky for Julia, she was assigned to be on Sophia’s team. Her interlock 18″ doll shorts and sweatshirt set DRBSS-HP is so comfy and she can wear it to basketball practice after school. No way she wasn’t wearing her favorite 18in doll high top sneakers S3HT-BK which are all broken in from being on the court. Catherine and Molly are on the same team and are looking forward to the competition against their best friends! With soccer practice after school, Catherine just decided to wear her 18″ doll soccer uniform DRSO-ST jazz it up with her sequin sneakers S3-SQ-HP. Molly didn’t really plan her outfit and found a pair of 18″doll khaki shorts SPSH-KH and a baseball style tee shirt SPTS-BB-LV. Digging around her closet, she found S3-KH khaki sneakers for 18 inch dolls and she was all set to head out to school. Red Team vs Blue Team…Let the Games Begin!
If you don’t want shopping for 18 inch doll clothes to be an “event”, try the Quick Shop category on My Doll’s Life. 18″ doll outfits in this category come complete with shoes and/or accessories that complete the set. It is really one stop shopping for folks that would prefer not to spend time looking throughout the entire site for clothing, shoes and accessories for their American Girl dolls. QS-SH-LST-BK and QS-SH-SLT-PK are two 18″ doll skirt outfits that also come complete with shoes. QS-SH-LST-BK is a 2 piece skirt set that fits American Girl dolls as well as many other 18 inch girl dolls. Multiple tiers provide the black interlock skirt with some dimension while the striped V-neck shirt in black and hot pink stripes, has a more fitted profile. Cuffs, V-neck trim and an adorable bow are done in contrasting black interlock fabric. The 18″ doll skirt slips on easily with the elastic waistband and a hook and loop closure down the back of the tee shirt for 18″ dolls will insure a perfect fit on your 18in doll. Black high top sneakers for 18 inch dolls with hot pink details S3HT-BK, included with this skirt set, give this outfit a funky and fun look. If you are interested in a similar look with a more traditional style, QS-SLT-PK might be a better option. Both the skirt and tee shirt top in this 18 inch doll clothes outfit are identical to QS-LST-BK with the exception of the colors…this set has a hot pink skirt and a hot pink and gray striped tee shirt. Collar, cuffs and bow are done in the gray fabric. This 2 piece 18″ doll skirt set comes with a pair of canvas sneakers for 18 inch dolls S3-HP. Low cut, capped toes and white laces are traditional details for this style and give this set a very different look for these darling sneakers. As you can see, our 18″ dolls each have a unique look even though their outfits are similar. They may leave the salon with very different hair styles! Perhaps Carly will go for some ombre in her red hair while Sophia just goes in for a trim! Either of these complete skirt sets for 18 inch dolls will fit your American Girl®, Madame Alexander®, Sophia® doll as well as a variety of other 18″girl dolls.
There are lots of summer celebrations and every American Girl doll will need a dress for those occasions. DRFSD-WP is a gorgeous 18″ doll dress that can be so elegant and dressy and also made more casual by using different accessories! You will be wowed by the styling and fabric choice for this 18in doll dress. A white satin bodice features a sweetheart neckline but also has a sheer panel to create a regular sleeveless profile. White satin trim at the neckline and arm openings offset the sheer, shimmery fabric. A full pleated, floral print skirt adds color and just enough flounce. Together, this is quite an elegant 18 inch doll dress that your American Girl doll can wear to grad parties, weddings, showers and special dinners out! Included with this set is a shimmery pink wristlet style purse. Easily carried by the looped handle, your 18 inch doll can keep her small personal items tucked inside. A hook and loop closure will make this dress easy to get on and off your 18″ doll and provide a perfect fit for whatever 18 inch doll you have. As the Outfit of the Week, we are adding a pair of uniquely styled high heel shoes that fit American Girl dolls. SPH-PK are made from the same fabric as the wrist purse and these shoes pull this look together. Check out our Facebook page (link at bottom) to see how our gal decided to add a denim jacket over her dress and slip on a pair of sandals for a more relaxed look, maybe out to a movie or for ice cream with family and friends. Either way, this 18 inch doll dress, DRFSD-WP, will be a wonderful addition to your American Girl doll clothes summer wardrobe and for a limited time, will include an awesome pair of 18″ doll dress shoes.
This week, Beth’s Best is taking the 18″ dolls on their much deserved field trip. Since the weather on the east coast has finally warmed up, the girls are headed to the beach. Wind in their hair, sand in their toes and a boardwalk full of fun foods and souvenir stores, the day promises to provide them memories to last a lifetime. Since this is a school sponsored trip, there was a dress code where girls had to wear pants or shorts. That made picking outfits easy. Since it is still too chilly to be swimming, no swimwear necessary! Sophia is always cold, so her capri pants outfit SH-WT-HC is perfect. She grabbed a hoodie for 18in dolls, SPHD in keep in her backpack MABP-HP along with her phone and sunscreen. New 18″ floral doll espadrilles STEF-HP are so comfy for walking and easy to slip off in case she can just run and dip her feet in the water!! Always a great accessory are some cool shades, DNFSG-RD and Sophia just loves the red polka dot color. Julia’s wearing a super 18 inch doll graphic tee and shorts set DRTWS-BT. The ballerina graphic is perfect since she’s been dancing for years and the tailored, cuffed shorts for 18 inch dolls are just her style. These 18″doll shorts have side pockets and a satin tie belt details. Combined with the linen fabric, these 18 inch doll shorts look great for casual or dressy outfits. Leather look sneakers for 18in dolls SLS-WH work perfectly for Julia’s look and won’t hurt her feet with all the walking she’ll be doing. It’s a good thing that Julia is not much of a shopper so her mini backpack DNBP-PS is perfect for essentials like her sunglasses DNSGP-WH. Always careful to protect her skin and not mess up her hair, the pink visor HV-PK was an easy choice. Because she’s always last minute, Carly just grabbed a pair of denim shorts for 18″dolls SPSH-DN and plaid shirt, SPPB-PT off the floor of her room. She wears her cowgirl boots SCB-SL everywhere so she grabbed her HCG-WH cowgirl hat to give her look a bit of a western feel! Her large silver 18″doll backpack MABP-SL will make it easy for Carly to carry all her souvenirs from this trip and stow her sunglasses DNFSG-BK while shopping! The girls are ready to roll and will be sure to be the first on the bus to get a good seat! Have a super fun time on your field trip, girls!
With the end of school on the horizon, Beth’s Best features the last slumber party before the end of school. Sophia, Carly and Julia have gathered at Sophia’s house for the evening. Naturally, after pizza for dinner and a funny movie with popcorn, the gals have retired to Sophia’s bedroom for some girl time! Attempting some new “do’s” is always fun. Good thing that there are so many styling tools and hair care items in JL-HSS, enough for all of them. They are very excited about an upcoming field trip to the beach. This is something special for their class and everyone is looking forward to it! Sophia loves her 18″ doll leopard pj’s DRPJ-LP and coordinating 18in doll leopard robe and slippers set DRNR-LP. As you can tell, pink is her favorite color and the pink collar and cuffs in the robe and pink fur slippers, truly make her smile! She’s not sure what to try with her hair, so the headband will just have to work until something in her Teen Magazine catches her eye. Carly has volunteered to be the first to be styled. As long as Julia keeps the scissors away, Carly’s game for whatever look is being created! Curlers might work, although, Carly’s hair is so thick, she will need tons of them. Patiently, she’s hanging out on her backrest BS-BR-FP on some comfy blankets BS-PPF waiting for the big reveal! With a head full of rollers, how will she get her sleep mask on? That’s the coolest thing about her lavender pj and slipper set for 18 inch dolls DRPJ-LL. Maybe Carly should put it on now! Julia is the queen bee of hair do’s and actually prefers to style than be styled! She also couldn’t wait to borrow Sophia’s pink “Love” tank pj’s DRPJ-HA and coordinating 18in doll robe and slipper set DRNR-PK. While all of this is going on, Fluffy the cat LA-AK is sure that one of those hair rollers would make a super fun toy to play with and is hoping that she can grab one if it falls on the ground. Now…when the girls get so tired they will most likely not mind crashing in Sophia’s room, even though she only has one bed…WF-SBW. They will no doubt, be up early picking up the conversation about the field trip just where they left off.
This week’s Outfit of the Week will start to get everyone in the spirit of Memorial Day. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives while serving in the military. A red, white and blue 18″ cheerleader costume plus sneakers will be perfect for your 18″ doll and get her ready for a celebration. A cheerleading squad will be featured in the local Memorial Day Parade this year. The girls are so excited and have been practicing day and night to be sure that their routine is perfect! In addition, they all got new uniforms in red, white and blue for the event! DRCO-RN is a 2 piece cheerleading costume for 18″ dolls. Having a sleeveless top will be great if the weather is warm and the red chevron stripe detail against the blue fabric looks amazing. A hook and loop closure in the back will make this a perfect fit for many 18 inch dolls. We just love the 3 kick pleats in the front of the white skirt. It provides room for some of the fancy moves the girls have learned and exposes the red fabric inserts which give an explosion of color! This 18 inch doll uniform also comes a set of pom-poms with red and blue streamers and hand straps. These pom-poms are so full and when they are waved around, it really gets the crowd going. Included with this set are Red canvas 18in doll sneakers will be comfy for the parade and are included with this set! These are traditionally styled cap-toe 18inch doll sneakers with white laces. All dressed in red, white and blue, let us stand up and honor all those whose lives were lost standing up for us.
Hi, it’s Beth…back for Beth’s Best for 18″ Dolls. Lots of kids will be attending their proms or formal school dances and our girls are getting ready to go too! It is so exciting and quite an exhausting process. First, all of the girls needed to get their dresses. I have chosen selections from Clearance category as these events can get expensive and these 18″doll dresses are all specially priced! Carly, Catherine, and Sophia chose to wear shorter length dresses and their friend Ellie went for the long, formal look. Carly is wearing DRSD-BL, a blue satin, one shoulder 18in doll dress. Ruching at the shoulder and hemline create a sophisticated profile and although Carly’s sprained ankle will prevent her from getting out on the dance floor, she feels like the dress will stay put on top! Lucky for her, this 18″ doll dress also comes with a matching purse so she has been designated to hold everyone’s lip gloss! Doctor’s orders to stay off the leg is keeping her in the wheelchair and she has learned to spin it around to her favorite music. Silver sequin sneakers for 18″ dolls, S3-SQ-SL, are comfy, look dressy and fit over that swollen ankle! Catherine fell in love with her white empire waist dress ensemble, DRWSD-SP. Blue is her favorite color and after seeing the decorative bow and matching shawl, she knew this was the 18in doll party dress for her! Lucky for her, she already had matching heels SPH-IB and was delighted to have the white rhinestone clutch for her phone! A long 18 inch doll gown DRSD-TQ was Ellie’s favorite. She was drawn to the sparkly sequin trim and halter style neckline which is such a different look from her usual workout clothes and jeans! Because she loves to dance, she chose blue ribbon espadrilles SRE-LB so she could keep her shoes on and dance all night! Instead of an updo at the hair salon, Ellie went with blue hair extensions DNHC3 for a totally rocking look. Speaking about hairdo’s…Sophia was the last to leave the salon with her amazing updo. Spending 2 hours in the salon chair was so worth it! Her silver trimmed periwinkle formal dress, DRSDG-PW, has such a unique design that gave Sophia the feel of a strapless formal with straps to insure a perfectly fitting dress. Long white, pearl trimmed opera gloves added to the elegant profile she was going for. Because she loves to wear heels with everything, she chose SPH-BL, 18 inch doll heels that were a perfect match. So, the girls are all set for an evening of fun with friends…making memories that will last a lifetime.
Looking for a great 18″ Doll summer swimsuit ensemble? My Doll’s Life has a complete 6 piece swim suit set in our Quick Shop selection. QS-DRBMP, a 2 piece bathing suit, cover up skirt, beach bag, towel and shoes will give your American Girl doll everything she needs to head to the beach…except the sunscreen! The swimsuit has a halter style top that ties around your doll’s neck and is a bit longer length. Traditional styled bikini bottoms make this a great 18″ doll swimsuit that fits American Girl dolls. The bold floral print fabric of the 2 piece swimsuit coordinates with the solid hot pink fabric skirt. Take the skirt and use it as a cover up for with this 18in bathing suit for an adorable boardwalk outfit! This skirt will become a favorite in your American Girl summer clothes as it can be easily tossed on with a variety of camis or tank tops for some colorful and fun summer looks for your 18 inch doll. Inside the spacious beach bag, your American Girl doll can keep the pink beach towel and any other accessories she takes to the beach. Hot pink polliwogs will keep the hot sand off her feet. These 18 inch doll sandals have adorable heart cut-outs and a strap that can be flipped up or worn back around the heel.
Graduations, birthdays or just because…having a Quick Shop selection can make buying clothing and accessories for 18 inch doll lovers as easy a one click! Look for our other seasonal selections in my next posts!