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!
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’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.
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!
April 10th celebrates the founding of the ASPCA® by philanthropist and diplomat, Henry Bergh. Using the model of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which he observed during a diplomatic trip to England, he incorporated the American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA by a special act of the New York State legislature in 1866. The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” Not only was the ASPCA the first humane society formed in North America, today, but today, it is one of the largest humane societies in the world. For more information about the ASPCA, visit their website .
Sophia’s® is a proud supporter of the ASPCA’s mission having designed several 18″ doll outfits and 18 inch doll accessories bearing their logo. DRAPS-PS and DRAAS-DS are two 18″ doll outfits in our current ASPCA collection that fit American Girl dolls.
For those who fancy canines, DRAAS-DS may be your choice! This 2 piece skirt set for 18 inch dolls is great for the warmer months when you and your 18″doll are out walking your puppy in the park. The dark denim shirt is traditionally fashioned with contrast gold stitching, a hook and loop faux fly, belt loops and side pockets…big enough to hold a few doggy treats! Pair this 18″ doll skirt with the turquoise short sleeve tee shirt with the ASPCA logo and our plush puppy graphic, and your doll can proudly display her support to this amazing organization. We are including a FREE pair of coordinating slip on style sneakers, SVS-TL, with the purchase. These look like traditional Vans® with a thicker white sole and elastic side gore inserts. Metallic turquoise fabric makes these 18 inch doll shoes really pop!
DRAPS-PS will certainly appeal to those cat lovers as this 2 piece skirt set for 18″ dolls features not only the ASPCA logo but our adorable plush kitty graphic right on the front of the pink short sleeve tee shirt. A bright pink bow and collar on the kitty graphic matches the color of the interlock skirt. Details of the skirt for 18″ dolls are a drop waist style and a flouncy ruffle hemline. We are including a FREE pair of 18″ espadrilles that look great with this skirt set. STEF-HP are traditional looking espadrilles to fit 18 inch dolls, done in a pink floral fabric. An elastic insert will insure a good fit on a variety of 18 inch dolls.
So whether you love cats or dogs, horses or bunnies, the ASPCA is there to ensure the rights and safety of these animals and we are proud to support their mission.
Every 18 inch doll will want to be dressed in pretty pastel colors for Easter. The holiday always falls in early spring when everyone is eager to leave behind memories of the cold, snowy winter. This includes changing over your 18in doll clothes from heavy coats and sweaters to lighter colors and fabrics and many fewer layers. A new Outfit of the Week will celebrate the coming of warmer weather with a 2 piece tunic and leggings set that fits American Girl dolls. While the pastel colored flowers of the tunic are layered over a bold turquoise blue, they complement the light pink 18 inch doll leggings. All the colors of spring are represented in this 18″ doll dress; pink, yellow, green, blue and white. Easily worn alone, think about all the different styles of 18 inch doll shoes in your American Girl wardrobe that she might pair up with this dress. The details of the multi layered and pleated neckline make this doll dress unique and able to wear for both casual and more dressy events. If your Easter festivities include hunting for eggs or games in the backyard, wearing the pink leggings has your doll covered! New shoes for your 18″ doll are also a must for the holiday events, so My Doll’s Life is including Free Shoes, SES-PK. These are a pair of cute espadrille style sandals for your 18″ doll. The pink and white stripe doll shoes are made from a canvas material. Pink ribbon ankle ties keep these pink 18in doll sandals snug on your doll’s feet and the jute trim around the sole make them perfect for summer footwear for your American Girl doll.
Spring break is almost here and if camping with your American Girl is on your agenda, we have a great new Outfit of the Week for you! DRKS-OT is a 2 piece shorts set for 18 inch dolls perfect for the great outdoors. Khaki 18″ doll shorts are perfect for hiking with deep side pockets and brass accents at the rolled cuffs. Attach a carabiner to the belt loops for your flashlight or other accessories. An adorable pink owl graphic details the white short sleeve 18″ doll tee shirt. A hook and loop closure down the back insures that this doll tee shirt will fit your favorite 18in doll. Every outdoor gal needs a sturdy pair of shoes that will support her during long hikes and keep her footing solid while wading through puddles in addition to being comfy enough to wear all day . This shorts set for 18in dolls comes with a pair of perfect outdoor sandals. SKOS-PK are 18 inch doll sandals made for outdoor activities like camping and hiking and are Free with purchase. The two tone pink faux suede fabric is accented by a black elastic tie and thick black textured soles for solid footing! While your American girl is out searching for wood to build the campfire, you can set up the camp site with your tent, cooler and stove. After dinner, enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate with some singing and storytelling. Before too long, you will be headed into your tent, crawl into your sleeping bag and head off for a peaceful night’s rest. What adventures await you in the morning?
Does”Going Green” mean something different to you on St. Patrick’s Day? Your 18 inch doll can go green with this new Outfit of the Week by Sophia’s. This three piece shorts set that includes free shoes, will give your 18 inch doll the look of St. Patrick’s Day and perhaps an association to those of the Emerald Isle, regardless of her heritage! Bright green and white stripes are complemented by green trim and an adorable bow on the tee shirt that perfectly match the green polliwog clogs SSPW-GR included with this 18″ doll set. We have added a pair of basic denim cuffed 18inch doll shorts that will easily become a frequently chosen item in your American Doll clothes wardrobe. If your St. Patrick’s Day festivities include parades, parties and family, your American Girl doll can certainly feel part of the celebration wearing this Outfit of the Week. Now, when all the hoop la stops, this 18 in. doll shorts set will give you lots of opportunity to mix and match with other 18″ doll clothes. Summer is not too far away and the vibrant green color in the tee and matching 18in doll sandals will look great with denim skirts or jeans. Polliwog clogs are also perfect for trips to the beach and strolling the boardwalk. So may the luck of the Irish be with all of you!