Tip-Top or Fashion Flop #2

It’s been awhile since I last did Tip-Top or Fashion Flop, yeah? Since last August!

Anyway, if you don’t know how this game works, here’s what you need to know: I’ll show you an outfit I cobbled together from different sets. If you like it, comment “tip-top.” If you don’t, just say “fashion flop.” Simple as that! On July 14th, I’ll announce if it’s tip-top or a flop.

Oh, yeah, and if tip-top is the winner, I’ll post a photoshoot of Elise in this outfit. If it’s fashion flop, I’ll probably still post a photoshoot. 😉

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Here’s the outfit!

Ellie is wearing:

Aqua crop top: Maryellen’s meet outfit.

Tank top: made by me.

Shorts: My AG Skateboarding Set

Shoes: Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit

Bracelet: Hearts4Hearts doll Dell’s meet outfit.

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A closer look at her dragonfly bracelet.

So, what do you think of her outfit? Comment tip-top or fashion flop!

-Loren

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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.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

Front view.

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

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

Back view.

American Girl 2-in-1 Track Outfit - shoes

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

Review: Lea Clark’s Rainforest Hike Outfit

Review: Lea Clark's Rainforest Hike Outfit

Hello! Today, I’m going to be reviewing an outfit from the collection of Lea Clark, American Girl’s newest GOTY doll: the Rainforest Hike Outfit.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

The outfit comes with a T-shirt, cargo pants, hiking boots, a belt, a watch, and a headband. It’s priced at $34.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - shirt

The white T-shirt has a beautiful butterfly design on it, described by American Girl as a “watercolor butterfly.” The shirt velcros in the back.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

Lea’s cropped cargo pants are a grayish-green color. There are parallel lines in the fabric, but you don’t really notice them until you look closer.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

There are two nicely sized pockets.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

The pocket flaps lift, and there’s enough space to put something small into the pockets.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - pants

Functional belt loops go the whole way around the pants.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - belt

The striped green belt is not attached to the pants. It closes with a large plastic belt buckle.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - belt

The belt is surprisingly long.

A complaint is that little hands might have trouble feeding the belt through the loops. Also, I’ve found it hard to style the belt. The shirt covers it, and the buckle bulges in an unattractive way. Here, let me show you:

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

With belt.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

 Without belt.

The outfit in the second image is more pleasing, because the belt isn’t making a lump beneath the shirt. I’ll most likely use the Rainforest Hike Outfit without the belt.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

Of course, I could hike (pun intended XD) the shirt up above the belt so that it can be seen, or tuck the shirt into the pants, but I like it better without the belt at all.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

Moving on to Lea’s shoes! They are made of a tough, leathery fabric, with thick plastic soles. The hiking boots have beige, pink, and green fabric on them.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

Side view.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - boots

The boots lace up with a green stretchy rope. In order to put them on, you don’t have to loosen strings or undo velcro or anything like that; the fabric is simply flexible enough to let the doll’s foot slip right in.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

Next up, Lea’s watch! It’s made out of hot pink plastic. Clear plastic protects the watch face. There are bumps on the sides of the watch that are supposed to be buttons.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

A better look at the watch face.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

The watch goes on like the real thing: you have to stick the lime green clasp through one of the holes in the flexible watch strap.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - watch

You can even slip the end of the strap through a hard plastic thing that slides back and forth (such great description on my part! *eye roll* But seriously, does anyone know what this thing is called?)!

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - headband

The Rainforest Hike Outfit also includes a yellow headband. It’s about a centimeter wide, and made of elastic.

 American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit - headband

There’s a bow on the headband, but I prefer to style it so that the bow is in the back.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

Overall, I absolutely love the Rainforest Hike Outfit. It looks amazing on Lea Clark, and I bet it would look great on other American Girl dolls as well.

American Girl Lea Clark Rainforest Hike Outfit

It’s got a lot of mix-n-match potential! I can see the T-shirt and the cargo pants going with lots of different outfits.

-Loren

OOTD: Nevaeh in Coral

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Let’s face it — I stink at coming up with names for my dolls’ OOTDs. Seriously, Nevaeh in Coral? Can’t get much more original than that! *rolls eyes*

I’ve been wanting to take these pictures for awhile now. Actually, ever since I dressed Nevaeh in this outfit back when I made the “Can I Stay?” photostory (there’s going to be a follow-up to that story, once I get over my “bloggers block”)! I finally got around to taking the pictures a few days ago, and I’m just now posting them. 😉

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Model: Nevaeh (Truly Me #24)

Scarf: Our Generation Jump for Joy Outfit

Shirt: American Girl Isabelle’s Coral Sweater

Pants: American Girl JLY Meet Outfit

Socks: American Girl Molly McIntire’s Meet Outfit

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-Loren

#12DaysTogether — Day Three

American Girl #12DaysTogether

Day three of American Girl’s #12DaysTogether sale is about all things sparkly!

American Girl Sparkly Skating Set

Sparkly Skating Set — was $44, now $31.

American Girl Sparkle Spotlight Outfit

Sparkle Spotlight Outfit — was $34, now $24.

American Girl Shimmer Doodle Outfit

Shimmer Doodle Outfit — was $28, now $20.

American Girl Sparkle Sweater Outfit

Sparkle Sweater Outfit — was $30, now $21.

American Girl Double-Bow Dress

Double-Bow Dress — was $30, now $21.

^^Pictures from AmericanGirl.com^^

Have a great day!

–Loren

P.S. Today is the last day to sign up for my writing contest! Enter here: https://blueeyesgrayeyes.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/creating-worlds-writing-camp-2/

Leaked — GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Outfits

I wanted to share with you some outfits that are supposedly from the collection of Girl of the Year 2016, Lea Clark.

*Photos found on Ebay*

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Mini Doll

Lea Clark Mini Doll

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Green Tropical Parrot Romper

Lea’s Green Tropical Parrot Romper

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Pajamas

Lea’s Pajamas (possibly)

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Fancy Occasion Dress

Lea’s Fancy Occasion Dress

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Shorts, Top, and Sandals Outfit

Lea’s Shorts, Top and Sandals Outfit

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Purple Dress

Lea’s Purple Dress

American Girl Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Explorer/Hiking Outfit

Lea’s Explorer/Hiking Outfit

What do you guys think? Do you believe that these are really from Lea Clark’s collection?

American Girl has gotten much better at keeping their Girl of the Year pictures hidden. It’s late November, and a photo of the 18″ Lea Clark doll has yet to be found.

And so the quest for Lea Clark continues . . .

–Loren