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8 Cheerleading Outfits for 18″ Dolls

Between back-to-school and the start of football season, I am sure your dolls have something to cheer about! My Doll’s Life by Sophia’s stocks a wide range of cheer uniform styles and color combinations to fit your 18″ and 15″ dolls (like American Girl and more). Let’s take a look at some fan favorites!

All-American Style – this red, white and blue 4-piece cheerleading outfit will have your dolls cheering. Includes the top, skirt, set of poms and matching canvas tennis shoes.

Royal Blue Spirit – one of the most common color combinations for cheer uniforms is royal blue and white. Start with this classic 2-piece set that includes the cheer dress and white poms and add your own personal touch to show off that school spirit.

Go Green – just like its Royal Blue counterpart, the kelly green 2-piece cheer uniform with poms is a classic.

Pretty in Pink – perfect for the Powder Puff game, the classic cheer dress goes pink and also comes with a set of white poms.

Just Dance Warm Ups – This fun dance themed warm up set is perfect for putting over your cheer outfit on chilly nights or for a more casual Continue Reading →

Make a Scene: Back-to-School Uniforms

Back-to-school time!! It’s the first day of school for twins Kyle and Julia. They have got their new school uniforms on and they are ready for an amazing school year.

When it comes to doll play, school is a popular inspiration point for kids because they can relate to it. From the first day of school nerves, to playing teacher and assigning homework, creating a back-to-school play scene will spark imaginations and give your child plenty of doll play fun.

Here are the items you need to recreate the back-to-school play scene we have set up with Kyle and Julia.

Start with the Outdoor Sports Reversible Playscene which also serves as the backdrop of the school.

Next, let’s get Kyle and Julia ready for school. (PS – Kyle is just our 18″ Julia doll who got a great haircut!)

Kyle’s school uniform consists of a crisp, white Oxford style shirt, roll-cuff khaki shorts and canvas tennis shoes. The canvas tennis shoes come in 12 different colors to go with just about any back-to-school outfit you can imagine.

Julia’s school uniform is a white blouse that has a classic Peter Pan collar, a pleated khaki skirt and Continue Reading →

It’s Almost Back to School Time

It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the start of summer, but it is already time to start thinking about going back-to-school! My Doll’s Life carries all the back-to-school essentials for your 18″ dolls, like American Girl and more. Let’s take a look at a few of our fan favorites.

Outdoor Sports Reversible Playscene – Go team!!! Complete with the school, sports field and players, the outdoor sports reversible playscene is a great creativity tool for inspiring doll play or to be used in doll scene displays. The reverse side is the fashion runway for modeling all those back-to-school outfits. The playscene folds flat for easy storage.

Hot Pink Metal Locker – Authentic details make the hot pink metal locker an essential for the doll play school room. With a top shelf and hanging bar, your dolls will have plenty of room to store their books, school gear and anything else they need to keep in their locker.

Gray Cargo Pant Set with Plaid Shirt – This set will look great on your 18″ boy dolls or girls dolls and it the two pieces mix and match with others to make even more great outfits.

Sporty Nylon Backpack Continue Reading →

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 →

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