Comparison: Ivy Ling x Truly Me #40

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Hello, my friends! Here’s the promised comparison of Ivy and Parker (Truly Me #40).

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

American Girl’s Asian dolls all look pretty similar, and it’s a bit of a shame. Give some of them freckles or side bangs or a different eyebrow shape — just something to make them stand out from each other. Anyway, in this post, I’ll be pointing out the differences between my two lovely Asian AGs.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

They both have the Jess face mold, and feathered eyebrows. I feel like Ivy’s skin has a more yellow tone to it than #40’s.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

Ivy’s eyes are slightly different from #40’s. Her eyes are decal brown (#40 has the regular brown), and there’s some light brown around them.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair colors | | Happy House of AG

They both have dark hair, but Ivy’s is black, and #40’s is brown. Ivy’s hair is parted down the middle, while #40’s is parted on the left side.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair length | Happy House of AG

Ivy has shoulder-length hair. #40’s goes about an inch and a half past the shoulders.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair | Happy House of AG

Styling Ivy’s hair can be quite difficult. It’s too short to do much with, except for pigtails. #40’s hair is long enough to do most hairstyles, although i think a bun would be difficult (but possible).

Since Ivy was retired in 2014 (before the awful zip ties were reintroduced), she has neck strings.

I got #40 in January, 2017, so she has a zip tie. Her head moves pretty easily, though.

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

And, of course, the main difference between them is that Ivy has bangs.

They’re both beautiful dolls, and I wouldn’t really recommend one over the other. You can do more with #40’s hair, though. And she would be easier to purchase, since, unlike Ivy, American Girl is still selling her.

Which do you like better: Ivy Ling, or Truly Me #40?

xo

Loren

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Christmas Eve

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! I also can’t believe that I didn’t ask for any American Girl stuff this year. I’m just happy with my collection at the moment. The only dolls I’d really like to buy are Felicity and #64.

Anyway, I took some pictures of Ivy by the Christmas tree. Enjoy. 🙂

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I was playing around with the settings on my camera and got these two shots.

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Are you hoping to receive a doll tomorrow? If so, which one?

-Loren

Summer Vibes ~ an AGPS

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It seemed like a cool title. I mean, Ivy’s got the tank top, popsicle, and dusky light going on for her, and I guess those are sort of summer vibe-like.

I think I might have a bit of an obsession with that popsicle . . . it’s just so cute and I like the way it feels in my hand. 🙂

Ivy’s outfit is one of my favorites. I love how cute and summery it is!

The last week of Camp Dolliwatha starts tomorrow! The fabulous Rutvi from Buzz About AG is hosting, and her theme is Fairytale. Make sure to check out her posts and send in pictures!

-Loren

P.S. Shout-out to the girls at AG Sparkle Sisters! They’re new to this crazy adventure called blogging, but they’ve got a nice site up already. Go check it out! I’m sure they would appreciate a comment and a follow. 😉

OOTD: Ivy’s Real Pretty, Y’all

Titles are most definitely my strong point.

#sarcastic first sentence is sarcastic

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Model: American Girl doll Ivy Ling

Hat: Retired American Girl True Spirit Accessories

Top: Made by Loren

Shorts: Retired American Girl Skateboard Set

Necklace: Made by Loren

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

The rest of the photographs are of Ivy doing one of her favorite things: taking pictures. 🙂

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Her camera is from the Our Generation Take a Trek Set.

Our Generation camera| Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Ivy was looking for something beautiful to photograph — and she found you! ♥

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Our Generation camera | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

Our Generation camera | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Ivy Ling | Happy House of AG

 Which of your dolls is the most photogenic?

-Loren

DFA: Off to the Park! With . . .

Hello, hello! I’m here with another Dragged From the Archives post. This one was originally posted in July 2014, a few days after Ivy arrived. Enjoy! 🙂

Off to the Park! With . . .

Yep, you guessed it. Me, Ivy! Haha, sick of me writing yet? Well, too bad! As the title states, I went to the park!

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It was so stinkin’ hot! I played on a  little playground, probably designed for dolls! There were monkey bars, which I’m totally rocking in this picture . . .

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. . . This swirly thing . . . Wee!

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There was also this zig-zaggy slide!

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The theater! Aren’t I sooooo dramatic? Oh, and the playground behind me? That’s the one I was just playing on!

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And now I’m at the little ice cream shop! What flavor would you like? Chocolate? Certainly! Coming right up!

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Haha, now I’m dancing. XD

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 So now I’m just sitting out in the sun, letting my skin/vinyl melt, and wishing there was sunblock for dolls.

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And then this is a random photo that Loren took.

While we were at the park, we saw . . .

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BABY DUCKIES!! Aren’t they cute?!

Love,

~Ivy~

Review: 2-in-1 Track Outfit

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

Today, I’m going to be reviewing an outfit from American Girl, the 2-in-1 Track Outfit.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

It retired last year, around the time of the 2015 Truly Me update. I snagged it on American Girl’s Sale page a few weeks ago for only $23!

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

Let’s get started with the review. 🙂

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - tanktop

The tanktop is made out of a hot pink jersey fabric. There’s a panel of green at the top, which is made of a different material.

 American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - tanktop

The InnerstarU symbol is next to the shoulder.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shorts

I absolutely love the shorts! The style is similar to that of the shorts I wear when I play soccer. They’re made of the same fabric as the panel on the tanktop.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shorts

A tiny white star is embroidered near the bottom of the right pant leg.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shorts

The shorts have hot pink piping on them.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - jacket

The 2-in-1 Track Outfit comes with an amazing jacket! It’s made of a lightweight material.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - jacket

It zips up the front, and the area around the zipper is made of the same fabric as the tanktop.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - jacket

The InnerstarU logo is embroidered on the shoulder.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - jacket

 There are panels of hot pink jersey fabric on the sides of the jacket.

 American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - race number

The race number is a rectangle of white nylon. The number 7565 is woven into the fabric, as is the InnerstarU crest and American Girl’s logo.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - race number

It’s attached to a narrow band of blue elastic, which velcros in the back.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

Ivy modeling the race number.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

When the 2-in-1 Track Outfit arrived, my mom took one look at the sneakers and started ranting about their cuteness. 😉

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

Side view.

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Front view.

(You have to tie the shoelaces, and I can see younger girls having trouble with this.)

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Back view.

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The sole.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

The sneakers are adorable, sturdy, and well made.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - socks

The outfit comes with these super-cute white ankle socks! They have a band of lime green around the top.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - hairbands

It comes with two light green terry-cloth hairbands.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - charm

The 2-in-1 Track Outfit comes with a square “Real” charm.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

Here are some pictures of Ivy modeling the outfit!

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit

-Loren