Beth’s Best is highlighting two fall outfits for 18″ dolls from the Quick Shop category on My Dolls Life. What is Quick Shop? If you are looking for fashion forward complete outfits for your American Girl or other 18 inch doll, you may want to shop the Quick Shop selection. Here you can find a variety of 18 inch doll clothes that come with shoes, boots or accessories, providing you with a complete 18in doll outfit with just one click. There are many styles from which to choose. Today, we are looking at two outfits that are perfect for the cooler temperatures of autumn and winter. Julia has chosen to wear QS-SH-PCSB to school. This 3 piece set for 18 inch dolls includes the adorable pleated polo style shirt dress, purse and sneakers. Imagine your favorite polo shirt, comfy and broken in that magically becomes a dress! The sleeves are long and the pleated skirt bottom adds an adorable flair that Julia just fell in love with. Included with this set is a screen printed shoulder bag, big enough to hold a few necessities like a hair brush, DNU-HB-PU. Comfy 18 inch doll sneakers in hot pink pull this outfit together for a super cute look perfect for school. Sophia has chosen a sweater dress and boots set for 18 inch dolls as her go to outfit. QS-DRPFI-HT is a three piece dress and boot set that fits American Girl dolls. This dress is a longer version of your warmest winter sweater in a vibrant pink patterned knit. A purple felt pom pom hat is included but Sophia chose not to wear it to school. She adores the SEB-PK, fur lined faux suede boots for 18″ dolls. These work perfectly with this set and can be worn with so many other American Doll clothes. Treat yourself to a super selection of complete outfits that will fit American Girl…whether you are looking for summer fun wear for your 18 inch dolls or warm and toasty snow gear, you can find it in the Quick Shop category on My Doll’s Life.
Now that the girls are fully immersed back at school, catching up between classes is sometimes all our gals get to do until the weekend. Sophia, Catherine and Julia met after lunch at their lockers to share some stories and some laughs! LA-L, their 18″ doll lockers are full to the brim with sporting gear, books and assorted stuff. While there was not a formal outfit coordination, it might as well have been “skirt day” at school as each of the gals was wearing an adorable 18 inch skirt outfit. Sophia loves this 2 piece skirt set for 18in dolls. This set features a long sleeve graphic tee shirt that fits most 18 inch dolls. The snow leopard face covers the entire front of the tee and a hook and loop closure makes it a snap to put on. Faux turquoise suede fabric is a great cool weather color and this 18in doll skirt had covered buttons in front and a scalloped hemline. Sophia’s doll shoes are very trendy and complement the turquoise skirt perfectly. S2T-CF are turquoise patent leather doll shoes that fit American Girl dolls. The “T” strap design, decorative bow and hook and loop closure allow this shoe to fit many 18″ dolls. But Sophia is in a hurry…grabbing her silver backpack and putting on her reading glasses, she promises to catch up with Julia and Catherine on Friday night. Catherine needs to remember to put away her owl lunch bag, which still has a granola bar inside! Her 2 piece 18″ doll skirt set, SH-ZT-HP, is a bit summery but Catherine is not yet accepting that the weather is changing! Inside her locker is her varsity jacket for 18in dolls which she needs in the morning waiting for the bus. She agreed to not wear sandals but ballet flats to help keep her feet a bit warmer! They look great with this outfit as well as some of the other more seasonal doll clothes she has in her wardrobe. Off to class, notebook in hand and books in her backpack, Catherine has just enough time to tell a funny story about someone in her math class with the hiccups that lasted all class! Julia is just going to study hall and doesn’t need to hurry off and she has lots to chat about! It will just have to wait until their sleepover this Friday, after the football game. In the meantime, Julia’s 18″ doll skirt outfit SH-DS-LT also has a long sleeve graphic tee (do you detect a theme?) and denim skirt with sequin trim. Her hot pink ballet flats are the perfect shoe to wear all year. The color pops and the bow detail makes these easy to dress up or down. So off to class they go, full of the tales of the day to make the Friday night sleepover a night to recap the week!
Participating in after school sports is a big part of what the girls look forward to as they returned to school. Each of the girls has chosen a different sport. Carly has always loved gymnastics and is looking forward to “nailing” her aerial cartwheel in her mat routine! Her outfit DRGBT-ST is awesome for workouts as it has a great slouchy tee shirt as a coverup to wear while warming up on the mat. The one piece leotard for 18in dolls is so comfy with the stretchy fabric and strappy back; she can freely move through all her routines. Her 18″ doll gym bag, DNDB-ST can hold lots of stuff she needs: wrist guards, chalk, slippers. Catherine is off doing cross country running. She loves going through the scenic areas around the school. Her 18″ doll running outfit DRWOS-PG is a 3 piece set in some of her favorite colors, pink and green! Capri length stretch pants for 18 inch dolls match the long sleeve tee shirt which has thumb holes to keep her sleeves down as the weather gets chilly. She loves the “LOVE” graphic on the 18in doll tee and with her long hair, all her fly aways are kept in place with the elastic hair band. Sophia and Julia chose sports that they have never done before and are up for the challenge. Julia is tackling tennis and has visions of one day going to see the US Open! DRTD is a one piece interlock tennis dress for 18 inch dolls She can cover the entire court in this 18″ doll tennis outfit (which includes a racket and tennis ball) and is eager to get out to the courts to practice her serve. Field hockey is the sport that Sophia is playing this year. She watched her older sister play and thought this might be something fun for her to try. Getting her own 18″ doll hockey uniform DRSEU was very exciting and it came with a tank, shorts and a skirt. Her sports equipment for 18″ dolls JL-SE includes her hockey stick, shin guards and practice balls (in addition to a basketball and lacrosse stick for participating in other sports!) After practice, the girls head back to the locker room and gather their stuff in the gym lockers, LA-L. During the carpool ride home, they chatter about team mates and how much fun they are having. Depending on their play schedules, they want to come and watch each other, show their support and cheer for the home team!
Beth’s Best highlights the girl’s first week back to school. Sophia, Catherine and Julia are all on the same bus and can’t wait to share the day’s experiences. Each of the girls chose a special outfit for their first day and each day for the remainder of the week, they chose their outfits together. They love sharing their 18 inch doll clothes. Because it is so chilly in the morning when she catches the bus, Sophia wanted to wear a sweatshirt she borrowed from Carly. SPHD-WH looked super cute over her embroidered tank top for 18″ dolls SPTT-HP-NE. As it warmed up during the day, she could just tuck it into her carry bag. Navy denim jeggings SPJ-DN are always comfy and Sophia loves to just put them on with everything. No need to borrow these as she has several pair in her 18 inch doll clothes wardrobe. Wearing white patent flats for 18in dolls SUB-WH is her final hurrah before fall. She opted for a sport sack DNDB-ST in lieu of a traditional 18″ backpack for the first few days until she had to carry her books home! Julia’s look was very casual with her 18″ black sequin trimmed leggings DNL-SQ-BK and chambray 18″ doll shirt SPDS-PB. Fortunately, Sophia was willing to let her borrow the shirt as long as she could use the owl lunch bag sometime! Casual ballerina flats for 18 in dolls are a must with all the walking she does getting to her classes. She chose SBFT-SL to keep her style neutral. Pink being one of her favorite colors, she loves her backpack, MABP-HP and owl lunch sack DNLB-PO. Catherine couldn’t wait to wear something more fall-like and chose something she purchased at the new boutique in town. The fray hem jeans for 18″ dolls were so trendy and the peplum hem knit 18in doll shirt so unique, she had to wear them during the first week of school. DRRHS-FJ was the perfect choice and she felt great wearing this 2 piece jeans set that fit American Girl dolls. All in all, the gals had a super first few days at school and feel that the school year is off to a great start. How were your first days back at school? Hoping that your school year is off to a great start too!
The end of August is rapidly approaching and that means Beth’s Best takes the 18″ dolls Back to School Shopping! It is rivaled only by shopping for school supplies, which the girls may be doing soon. Fortunately for Sophia, Julia and Catherine, there was a new boutique that opened with a great selection of Back to School outfits for 18″ dolls. Catherine was immediately drawn to a super cute 2 piece leggings set DRTSD-BK for 18 inch dolls. The long sleeve tunic length top has a scooped neckline with an oversized matching satin bow detail. It is just perfect for the cooler fall temperatures ahead and the sequin trimmed black leggings were just her style. A special treat was the purchase of a zebra print handbag SH-ABZ and a pair of jeweled toe ballerina flats that fit 18″ dolls S1LJ-BY. While styled like a shoulder bag, the purse is rounded with the large strap built into the design and the hot pink satin trim just pops against the black and white print. DRTLP-IS, black leather pants, a multicolored sweater and infinity scarf 3 piece pants outfit for 18in dolls was Julia’s first choice. She loved the look as a pants, sweater, accessory 3 piece set and was very excited to wear these leather pants with a variety of other American Girl sized shirts. Her splurge was the hot pink oversized handbag DNLP-HP that will hold just about all her “stuff”. She loved the quilted detail and longer shoulder straps that won’t slip off her shoulder. Her comfy leopard print 18″ doll ballet flats SBFT-AN-TN that she wears all the time looked super cute with this outfit. A total winner! Sophia was the mystery shopper and the gals were not sure what she scampered off and purchased when they were not looking. Her favorite olive green military style 18″ doll jacket SPMJ-OL is a piece that she wears with everything from her leggings, SPJ-DN to skirts…whatever her mood. Both Catherine and Julia were guessing if she was drawn to some of the display outfits, DRFPJ-PT, the coral peplum top and floral jeans number or the 18″ olive pants and plaid shirt 2 piece set DROSC-PB? Maybe the hot pink 18″ cowgirl boots, SCB-HP and matching outfit jeggings and plaid shirt set DRPB-JB. Well, Sophia will just have to wait until Catherine and Julia are done trying on clothes, although they were pretty happy with the first outfits they tried on. For all of you headed back to school, have fun shopping for clothing that fits your American Girl 18 inch dolls.
Beth’s Best is highlighting preseason soccer practice for our 18” dolls. As much as the girls are loving summer vacation, Sophia and Carly are looking forward to preseason soccer practice at the new middle school field. For now, they are only having practice once daily, but as the school year gets closer, there will be the dreaded “two-a-days”. This means early morning practice and a late afternoon practice and lots of icing in between! Today Carly’s mom drove Sophia and Carly to the fields. Carly was happy to be wearing last year’s jersey DRSO-ST. The bright star pattern jersey in this 18in doll 3 piece soccer outfit was fitting for the team name, The Superstars. Her feet didn’t grow much this summer so her last season’s black cleats for 18”dolls SSC still fit even under the heavy soccer socks, DNSK-BK. Sophia’s travel team uniform 3 piece soccer set for 18 inch dolls, DRSO-FS has a shimmery hot pink jersey which matched perfectly with the fuchsia 18” doll soccer shoes SSC-FS they wore.
Not long after being dropped off at the fields and going through the warm up exercises, the sky became very dark and it began to pour. Fortunately, Carly’s mom had been watching the weather and the afternoon practice was going to be a washout! While heading back up to the school, she stopped and picked up Julia and Catherine so that the girls could go to the movies. What a surprise to see Julia and Catherine running onto the field in their rain gear and umbrellas to help cover their friends from the pouring rain. Julia came all decked out in her 18in doll yellow raincoat slicker DRRC-YL and matching yellow patent rain boots for 18” dolls SSRW-YL. The colorful pastel plaid lining is just so adorable and compliments her JL-U-HP pink umbrella sized for American Girl dolls. She quickly got Carly underneath so that she wouldn’t get soaked! Catherine, in her purple poncho and plaid rubber wellies DRRP-PW, 2 piece outer wear set for 18 inch dolls, had Sophia underneath her pink polka dot umbrella JL-U-PD in a flash, but Sophia knew she had a towel in her gym bag…probably now soaked too!!! What’s a little rain among friends! They would dry off in the movie theater. Can you guess what movie they saw?
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.
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!