Beth’s Best takes the 18″ dolls on a camping adventure. Carly’s parents have a small camper and invited Sophia and Catherine along for a few days in the great outdoors. They usually frequent a campground only a short 2 hr drive from their neighborhood. It has a super fun lake with a floating dock they can swim out to. Carly brought her spacious purple Coleman tent that fits American Girl dolls, JL-T-PU so that they can spend the night outdoors (away from the grown ups!) and stay up a bit later than usual laughing and telling stories. This 18″ doll tent will sleep all of them very comfortably and they can even stand up inside. Since the weather has been so hot, swimming, tubing and staying close to the lake was all the girls could think of. Coincidentally, bathing suits take up very little space in a backpack MABP-LP and will certainly be the preferred outfit throughout the weekend. Carly‘s 18 inch doll swimsuit felt a bit “dressy” for this trip but she adores it and wears it all of the time. DRBOS-BK is a black polka dot one piece 18″ doll swimsuit with a one shoulder decorative strap. She was very excited when she purchased it because they also had matching 18in doll flip flops STFF-BK and 18″ doll sunglasses, DNFSG-BK. She just loves the totally polka dot look! Sophia was the first into the lake and had a blast just bobbing around in her colorful inner tube for an 18″ doll JL-IT-SU. The royal purple color of her inner tube matches her one piece 18 inch doll swimsuit DRBRC-PU perfectly. The layers of ruffles on the suit seem to come to life in the water…let’s hope that doesn’t attract any critters that are living in the lake!!!! Dainty shoulder straps and ruffle trims make Catherine‘s one piece bathing suit for 18in dolls just as cute as can be. DRBSP-HP-IT came with it’s own inner tube and the color combinations in this 18″ doll clothes 2 piece bathing suit set work so well together. She adores the purples, blues and of course, pink with white polka dots! Seems to be a theme with these gals! So while they are out having a splashing good time, they have not forgotten the sunscreen and bug spray! Have fun…be safe!
Beth’s Best has the 18″ dolls going off to Horseback Riding Camp. Sophia and Julia were excited to go together to camp for a week. This is a new experience for them and a bit of a reward for having done so well during the school year. After a few days of learning about how to care for their horses, both girls improved their riding skills enough to go out by themselves to the beach. Diamond and Clipper, Sophia and Julia’s horses LA-HL seemed eager to get out of the barn and onto the beach as well. Being intermediate riders, they both wore their black riding helmets for 18″ dolls DNRH-BK, however, Julia just had to wear her HCG-WH white cowgirl hat for 18in dolls over top of hers. She was going for a western look even though she was saddled up with traditional English gear. Even her 18″ silver cowgirl boots, SCB-SL have a bit of a western vibe! Since she didn’t have a western themed shirt for 18 inch dolls, she chose to wear her favorite accessory, purses by wearing SPGP-PP. Due to the fact that the outing would only be slow paced, they wore shorts for 18in dolls, SPSH-DN and SPSH-KH. Sophia’s look was just a bit more traditional with high riding boots for 18 inch dolls SCRB-BK and her black helmet, but went funky with her graphic pug 18″ doll tee shirt SPGT-MP. They each have their backpacks with a few supplies and are excited to enjoy the afternoon sunset on a quiet beach with their steeds!
As the school year comes to a close, Beth’s Best is celebrating 18″ dolls’ graduations. Sophia, Julia and Catherine are all graduating from high school. These three gals have been together since elementary school and will have the summer to spend together before heading off in different directions. Much time was spent deciding on what 18 inch doll clothes to wear underneath their cap and gown, DRGCG. Their 18″ doll graduation set is a traditionally styled, zipper front gown with a matching white mortar board hat. Sophia chose DRPHD, a plaid halter style 18in doll dress. The full skirt and halter neckline will keep her cool during the ceremony and the colorful plaid will look super in photo ops! Ballerina flats for 18 inch dolls in bright pink patent leather SUB-HP match her dress perfectly and walking across the bumpy football field for her diploma will be a breeze! Julia’s 18 inch doll dress DRPFD is so springy with the pink and white floral pattern, gently scooped neckline and capped sleeves. A large hot pink flower embellishment at the waistline and cinched trim detail at the hem look beautiful against her long black hair, which she has chosen to leave down. Ankle strap shoes for 18in dolls SAD-WH in white patent and her comfiest! Loving the color pink, Catherine wore DRPWS-ST, an 18 inch doll 2 piece skirt set. She absolutely loves the pink sequin peter pan collar a top of the capped sleeve tee shirt. So glitzy! Pink and white stripes and a flouncy ruffled hemline make the drop waist skirt so much fun to wear. Always trying to be edgy, Catherine chose her SBFT-AN-HP, hot pink animal print ballet flats for 18in dolls. Since she was not writing a message on her mortar board, she is hoping that her family can spot her walking in by her animal print 18″ doll shoes! So before the pomp and circumstance begins, the besties are hanging out in Julia’s room on her lounge chair set, SF-SSC. This is an exciting day for them full of reminiscing, laughing and even a few tears! Congratulations to them and to all the new graduates!
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.
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!
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!
Greetings! I’m Beth and want to welcome you to my new feature, Beth’s Best! I am a doll lover and am fortunate enough to work at My Doll’s Life, where I can be surrounded by 18 inch dolls, clothing and accessories! Everything for 18″dolls is right here and on Tuesdays, I get to play, create some adorable looks and share them with you! All the clothes fit American Girl® Dolls, Sophia’s®, Madame Alexander® and a variety of other 18 inch dolls.
To kick off my first post, I wanted to send our Catherine doll off to school, (which is so much easier than sending my daughter off to school on some mornings!) where she is teaching a geography lesson. Geography is not her favorite and she’s practicing her lesson at home to be sure she gets her facts correct! Since the weather here in the mid-Atlantic region is rainy, cold and overcast, Catherine still needs some layers to keep her warm. What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Since it is April after all, I chose a peasant top, SPWB-PT, which provides a bit of spring layering with the gauzy, pleated fabric and bell sleeves. A pink cardigan sweater, SW-TCARD-PK, can be worn over top if she gets cold walking between buildings on her school’s campus. I enjoy mixing traditional pieces with more trendy styles to create a unique look. Always a wardrobe staple, a good denim skirt can be worn for so many occasions. SPSK-ST has some studded details to update the traditional styling, creating a very contemporary skirt for 18″ dolls. I added a pair of pale pink tights DNT-PK since the temperature is hovering in the 50’s and provide a subtle hint of color against the hot pink patent rain wellies, SRRW-HP. Catherine’s purse comes in 3 different plaids: brown/pink, light pink/green and the one I choose, hot pink/teal. It coordinates so well with the wellies. Although DNP-HT is small, it will hold her adorable flower shaped sunglasses DNFSG, which also come in red and black polka dots! Sunglasses are a necessary fashion accessory even on a cloudy day!!!
See you all next week~ Beth
Traditional overalls are making a strong comeback in today’s fashion and overalls that are shorts take this trendy look right into the warmer temperatures. Now that spring has officially arrived and summer is just around the corner, your American Girl may need this fashion trend for her 18″doll clothes collection. DROVS-ST is a 2 piece set including 18 inch doll overalls and tee shirt. In lieu of a full length pant this 18 inch doll overalls comes with rolled cuffed shorts . Made from white cotton duck fabric, these overalls that fit American Girl dolls have the customary features of overalls beginning with a bib top with a centered pocket. Shoulder straps that can be worn straight or crossed in back, attach with real brass snaps at the top of the bib. Additional brass snaps hide small hook and loop tabs at the waistline and two deep pockets are good for holding 18″ doll accessories like sunglasses or a hairbrush! Add the brightly colored aqua and white stripe 18″ doll tee shirt, and this overall set for 18 inch dolls will soon become a favorite in your American Girl doll clothes wardrobe. Perfect for so many casual events from barbeques to rodeos, this 2 piece set will give your American Girl a very trendy look. Think how cute these overall shorts would look as a bathing suit cover up! Because this is the Outfit of the Week, a pair of 18 inch doll sandals are included FREE with your purchase. STFF-AQ are true flip flops with a clear elastic strap at the heel to insure a snug fit on your special 18in doll. There is a shimmery turquoise floral embellishment on the toe and are easy to remove if your American Girl wants to run barefoot in the grass or dip her feet in a cool backyard creek. Of course, plenty of other 18in doll shoes can be worn with these overalls…try cowgirl boots or sneakers…your American Girl can create many different styles just by changing shoes!