GOTY 2017 Debut

Hey, guys!

The GOTY debut was a lot of fun. I drove up to D.C. with my dad, walked around the store for quite a long time, made fun of the sets I didn’t like . . . I also got to meet Izzy from Sew Sweet Dollies (a private blog). Getting to meet you was amazing, Izzy! You’re also incredibly cute. I say that in a non-creepy way, but I really mean it.

If anyone is wondering, I don’t know what the free debut gift is. I didn’t get one, and I don’t even know if there was one this year. Does anyone know?

Anyway, here are my pictures from the store.

Gabriela McBride

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The new Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride. I like her pants and shoes.

The AG community has been requesting an African-American GOTY for quite some time, and I’m glad our wish was finally granted. Maybe I’m being picky, but I would have liked Gabriela a lot more if there was something more unique about her. She looks just like the African-American Truly Me dolls. If American Girl had given her a feature that made her stand out, I would have considered buying her.

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They gave her box a completely new style . . . interesting.

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So Gabriela is into the arts, right? Dancing, painting, music, poetry. That’s cool and all (I freaking love the arts), but didn’t we just have a dancer GOTY in 2014? And isn’t Melody a singer? I guess AG has been running low on GOTY ideas.

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Super sparkly outfit. I like it, actually.

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THE LAPTOP AND THE HEADPHONES. I LOVE THEM.

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Her cat creeps me out.

Truly Me

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The new Dream Pajamas.

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Adorable doll food.

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Mix-and-match set.

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Ice skating set.

A lot of you have been asking if I bought anything. Well, duh, of course I did. 😛 I’ll be posting tomorrow, hopefully, about what I got.

And, yeah, I did get a doll.

I wasn’t planning on buying her, but she came home anyway. XD Any guesses?

-Loren

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D.C. Trip

UPDATE 12:10

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We’re here!

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Hi!

We’re going to be leaving soon and expect to arrive around twelve. I just thought I’d update you guys on what’s happening.

Hmm . . . where to start?

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Nevaeh is the lucky doll that gets to come with me. I don’t believe she’s ever been to the store before.

I’m going with my dad, a muscular bald dude with a beard. He might look a bit scary, but he teaches Sunday School to second graders, and he’s really nice. If anyone sees us at the store, don’t be afraid to approach us, please!

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It’s probably a good idea to post a picture of what I’m wearing, so here you go. ☺

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I’ll be updating this post as the day goes along. I hope to see some of you there!

-Loren

I’m Going to the GOTY Debut

Hey, darlings!

I’ll be at the D.C. American Girl store on January 1st. My dad is taking me (how many dads are willing to take their daughter to a pink store filled with dolls and excited girls?) and I’ll be getting lots of pictures of the new Girl of the Year, Gabriela McBride.

Are any of you going to be at the D.C. store for the GOTY’s debut? If so, I’d love to meet up with you! It’s my dream to meet my internet friends in real life.

Anyway, on the first, I’ll either post something new or update this with more information, like what time we’ll be arriving, what doll I’ll bring, etc.

I really hope I get to meet some of you. 😀

-Loren

Pictures From Lea Clark’s Debut

Today, I will be sharing the pictures I took at Lea Clark’s debut!

As many of you know, the lighting in the AG stores aren’t very good, which means blurry pictures. So, sorry if some of them are fuzzy, but it couldn’t be helped.

American Girl store Washington D.C.

Here’s the front of the D.C. store. ^.^

Meet Lea Clark sign

I really like the “Meet Lea Clark” sign.

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A huge version of the cover art on Lea’s second book, Lea Leads the Way, was on the wall in the main Girl of the Year wing.

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Lea Leads the Way cover

Cover of Lea Leads the Way by Lisa Yee.

American Girl Lea's Exclusive Collection

Lea’s Exclusive Collection, $180.

American Girl Lea Clark's Beach Dress

I wanted to get Lea’s Beach Dress, but it was part of her Exclusive Collection, so I couldn’t get it without buying her accessories, too.

American Girl GOTY 2016 Lea Clark

Lea Clark! 😀

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Accessories

Lea’s Accessories.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Earrings

Lea’s Earrings. They’re exclusive to the 2016 GOTY — only Lea dolls can get their ears pierced with these earrings.

American Girl Lea Clark's Margay

 Margay Cat.

American Girl Lea Clark's Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle.

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Three-Toed Sloth.

American Girl Lea Clark's Rainforest Hike Outfift and Accessories

Lea’s Rainforest Hike Outfit & Accessories. I bought this outfit, and I can’t wait to show you all how good Lea looks in it!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest Hike Accessories

(Sorry about the glare!)

Lea’s Rainforest Hike Accessories. I think this is really cute, and I hope to get it before Lea retires!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest Hike Outfit

Seriously, Lea looks fabulous in the Rainforest Hike Outfit!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit and Three-Toed Sloth

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Bahia Outfit

Lea’s Bahia Outfit.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest Dreams Pajamas

Lea’s Rainforest Dreams Pajamas.

American Girl GOTY Girl-sized Rainforest Dreams Pajamas

Girl-sized Rainforest Dreams Pajamas.

American Girl GOTY Girl-sized slippers

Girl-sized slippers.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Dress for Girls

Lea’s Dress for Girls (with messenger bag).

American Girl GOTY 2016 Messenger Bag for Girls

Lea’s Messenger Bag for Girls. My dad said that if he was a girl, he would be freaking out over the bag. 😛 And, honestly, it is pretty cute, especially since you can change where the straps are to turn it into a backpack!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Ocean Kayak Set

Lea’s Ocean Kayak Set.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Ocean Kayak Set

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Ocean Kayak

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Ocean Kayak Set

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Ocean Kayak Set

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Mix and Match Bathing Suit

Lea’s Mix and Match Bathing Suit (with life jacket from Ocean Kayak Set).

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Beach Accessories

Lea’s Beach Accessories.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark snorkleing gear

Snorkeling equipment from the Beach Accessories.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark sea turtle hatchlings

Tiny sea turtle hatchlings, part of Lea’s Beach Accessories.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle. 🙂

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Fruit Stand

Next are some pictures of Lea’s Fruit Stand!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Fruit Stand

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Fruit Stand

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Fruit Stand

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Fruit Stand

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Mix and Match Bathing Suit

Lea’s Mix and Match Bathing Suit. I bought this, and it’s adorable!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

Finally, here are my pictures of Lea’s Rainforest House.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

There was a cute hammock that a doll can sit in!

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

There was a shower on the side of the Rainforest House. I thought it was weird that there was no shower curtain or anything.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

Seashell wind chimes.

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

American Girl GOTY Lea Clark's Rainforest House

The loft bed.

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Little frog. 🙂

I have more pictures from my trip to the American Girl store — Truly Me outfits, 2016 special edition mini dolls, etc. — but I’m saving them for another time.

Have you ever been to a GOTY debut?

–Loren

I’m Going to Lea Clark’s Debut!

Yep — I’m going to be at the American Girl Place D.C. tomorrow for Lea Clark’s debut. My dad is taking me, and we’re going to arrive at the store around 10:30.

I’m going to be wearing a black T-shirt with my blog’s header on the back. Just so you know, I have brown hair that goes about an inch past my shoulders, side bangs, and gray-blue eyes.

Are any of you going to the D.C. store tomorrow (January 1st)? If you’re going to be there, please tell me in the comments — I’d love to meet you! Don’t be afraid to say hello to me if you see me there.

And, yes, I am going to get Lea Clark.

I’m extremely excited . . . not only will I be getting the new Girl of the Year, but I have a chance to meet some of my fabulous readers!

–Loren

A Quick Update

Hello =)

Kelsie and I going to leave for the AG store soon!! So excited!!

Well, I’m bringing Savannah:

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That’s what she’s wearing, and that’s what Kelsie’s doll Marie-Grace is wearing. One of my other friends, Issy, is coming too. I bet she’ll bring her Isabelle doll. And Kelly (dollsdomain) can’t come because of the snow.

I can’t post a picture of what I’m wearing, because I’m wearing it! 😛 But I’m wearing jeggings, boots, a gray and white striped sweater, and a mint Gap sweatshirt.

We’ll get to the AG store at about 1. OK, hope to see some of you there!

What doll do you think I’ll buy?

lorën