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 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!
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!
It’s time to think about back to school outfits for your American Girl as the first day of the new school year is rapidly approaching. This Outfit of the Week offers a great pop of color, the fashionable graphic tee and free shoes! DRGT-PU is a two piece skirt set for 18 inch dolls that makes a great back to school look. The white, short sleeved tee is colorfully screen printed with inspirational words, which is perfect for starting a new school year. “Think Big”, “Follow Your Heart”, “Live Your Dreams”…all great things to consider as a new school year begins. It has a hook and loop closure down the back of the shirt. The 18 inch doll skirt is a rich purple cotton fabric and features a front waist panel and two tiers of ruffles. It too has a hook and loop closure in back. Change the look by tucking the tee in or wearing it over the skirt. FREE with purchase is a pair of SSBP-PU, purple polliwogs that are embellished with a hot pink strap and jeweled flower. What a great look for your 18″ doll as you and she both head off for a great school year. With your outfit all planned, you can go looking for the perfect school supplies!
Everyone wants to make a good first impression, especially on the very first day of a new school year. When your American Girl Doll is getting ready for her first day back at school, she will make a great first impression in the Outfit of the Week. A three piece skirt set(DRLTS-TS) in shades of purple and lavender provides a summertime feeling even as summer’s end is nearing. The tee shirt features an adorable purse graphic with a pearl handle and three dimensional detailing. A hook and loop closure goes down the back of the shirt. Add the multi-layered tulle skirt which is fun, frilly and feminine. A lavender satin scarf can be worn around your 18 inch doll’s neck or at her waist for lots of great looks. Matching lavender ballet flats(SBFT-LV) come free with this purchase for a limited time (good through 8/23/13). Imagine how great your doll will look in this 18 inch doll outfit and the impression she will make as she heads back to school!