Review: Maryellen Larkin

Review: Maryellen Larkin

Hello! Today, I’m going to do a review of Maryellen Larkin, American Girl’s 1950s doll.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Let’s begin with her outfit.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - shrug

She comes with a lightweight aqua shrug.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - shrug

The letter M is embroidered on the left shoulder.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - shrug

It has a diamond pattern.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - dress

Maryellen comes with a striped sundress. It has a sweetheart top with an aqua bow at the neckline.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - dress

A matching blue bow encircles the waist.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - dress

The pleated skirt goes just past her knees.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - shoes

Her shoes are strappy black Mary Janes. They secure with Velcro.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - hairbow

A large hairbow is tied around Maryellen’s high ponytail. The bow is attached to a hair scrunchie.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Onto the doll herself. She has light skin and the classic face mold. My Maryellen’s face looks childish and innocent.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - eyes

She has feathered eyebrows and hazel eyes.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - hair color

Her hair, describe by American Girl as strawberry blonde, has more than one color woven into the wig: orange-red and several shades of blonde.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - hair

She was sideswept bangs.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - hair

When you take Maryellen’s hair out of it’s original high ponytail, it comes down to just above her waist.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin - hair

It curls easily.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Overall, Maryellen Larkin is a gorgeous doll with easy-to-style hair. Buy her from American Girl HERE for $115.

-Loren

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Hairstyle: Half-Up Fishtail

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

You will need:

  • Wire hairbrush
  • Squirt bottle
  • Two elastics
  • Bow (optional)

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

And, of course, a doll. 😉 This hairstyle works best on dolls with medium or long hair.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Start by gathering the hair on the upper half of the doll’s head. Secure with one of the elastics.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Now you’ve done the half-up part of this hairstyle. But we still need to do the fishtail.

  Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Take the ponytail and split it into two equal parts.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Take a piece of hair from side A (left side). Cross it over and let it merge with side B (right).

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Then take a section from side B and cross it over to side A. Continue going back and forth between side A and side B until you run out of hair. Tie off with the remaining elastic.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

The finished fishtail should look like this.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Now you’re finished, simple as that.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

The half-up fishtail is a cute, summery style.

Half-Up Fishtail Hairstyle | Happy House of AG

Dress it up by adding a bow or colorful hair extension.

Did you try this hairstyle on one of your dolls? I’d love to see! Email me a picture at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

-Loren

Golden Hour ~ an AGPS

Eve and Ellie, my newest girls, haven’t been getting the attention they deserve. I took them out yesterday during the golden hour — an hour before sunset — for a photoshoot. Enjoy!

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll GOTY 2016 Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

THEIR HAIR IS PERFECT, OK. ❤

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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Flowers! 🙂

American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl dolls Maryellen Larkin and Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

I really love this picture and the next one. The bokeh, the dandelion, the lighting, her hair — ahhh.

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll GOTY 2016 Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll GOTY 2016 Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll BeForever Maryellen Larkin | Happy House of AG

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Eve, apparently, has a stalker-ish obsession with tiny flowers. Weird.

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American Girl doll GOTY 2016 Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

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American Girl doll GOTY 2016 Lea Clark | Happy House of AG

If you actually looked at all of my pictures (I took a lot, I know), then good for you! *claps*

-Loren

Ellie’s Profile

Here’s Ellie’s profile:

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Name: Elise Penelope Larkin
Age: 10
Nickname(s): Ellie, Ellie Penelope
Date Received: February 29, 2016
Type: Renamed Beforever Maryellen Larkin
Birthday: June 7
Allergies: None.
Hobbies: Science, art, exploring, daydreaming, playing outside.
Personality: Energetic, curious, optimistic, friendly, imaginative.
Awesome Fact: I like making my own comic strips!
Random Fact: I’m left-handed.
Pet(s): None.
Fave Animal(s): Horses.
Fave Food(s): Corn dogs!
Fave Color(s): Sky blue.

_______________________

-Loren

Ellie by the Fence {an AGPS}

I AM AMAZING AT TITLING.

#sarcastic first sentence is sarcastic

Anyway. All you need to know is that I took some more pictures of the extremely photogenic Ellie. She’s posing by our neighbor’s fence — the same fence, in fact, that is the Road to Pamel (If you haven’t read my photostory series Road to Pamel, go do that).

*whispers* Shameless self-promotion.

Enjoy! 🙂

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

 American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin Happy House of AG

-Loren

*DRUM ROLL* Introducing . . .

Hello, hello!

My new American Girl doll arrived today! I decided to sit in the driveway and read a Sherlock Holmes mystery while waiting for her to arrive. Because reading about a British genius will make the mail arrive sooner.

LOGIC.

So, isn’t it cool that it’s Leap Day? I always wished that I had been born on February 29th . . . (btw, who else saw today’s Google Doodle? I almost died from the cuteness of it.)

Anyway! Are you ready to see who I got?

Drum roll, please . . .

via

 American Girl Beforever

Here’s a hint: she’s a Beforever doll!

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to . . .

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

ELLIE LARKIN!

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Yes — as so many of you correctly guessed, I bought American Girl’s 50’s doll, Maryellen Larkin.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Since I already have a doll with “Mary” in her name (I’m looking at you, MJ), I decided to rename her Elise — Ellie for short.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Wave hello, Ellie! 🙂

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

She is so beautiful, and I’m super happy that I got to add her to my collection.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

The Happy House of AG doll count has been upped to twelve! O.o

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

I love how innocent she looks. ☺

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

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American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Can we talk about her ponytail? ‘Cause it’s just super cute.

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

American Girl doll Maryellen Larkin

Do you have Maryellen Larkin?

-Loren