I wasn’t sure what I wanted to get from the new releases from American Girl, I tossed around a lot of ideas. The best part though was I had set aside a little bit of “mad money” and I had been nicely gifted an American Girl gift card as a Christmas present! (THANK YOU!) I decided to try and stick to just the cash/gift card I had on hand, and after a bit of debate, I finally decided what to get. I’ve been looking at these things in my house for over a week though, between too many irons on the fire and gloomy weather that is so not conducive to photography, I kept putting off writing a post about it, but today I decided to throw caution to the wind, and do it anyhow. So apologies in advance for some not so great photos, but I hated to put this off any longer.
I decided on the yellow tank top from the new releases, the winter earmuffs and Gabriela’s tap shoes!
I had looked at the earmuffs a number of times, but for some reason I kept forgetting to order them, duh! So glad I finally remembered because they are really super cute. (Other than that enormous tag, that has to go). They fit well too. I was concerned because my prior experiences with some of the headbands they have included has not been all that great, but this did not disappoint. I definitely did not want to put these off any longer since they have been out for a while, and who knows when they might be discontinued.
Out of all of the Truly Me mix and match clothing, the yellow tank stood out above the others as a must have for my doll clothing collection. It’s a nice buttery yellow, not dayglow bright like some of the other pieces in the line, so I think it will go with a lot. Thumbs up!
The tap shoes were a no brainer, I thought they were adorable and I’d missed out on prior versions of tap shoes. The taps aren’t metal on them, but that’s okay. I have a hunch that there may have been complaints from angry parents who ended up with furniture being marked up from prior versions.
The only disappointment with these was the change in the boxes, I’m not a fan of this new type of packaging. I get why they are doing it for selling things at larger stores, but it leaves a bit to be desired. I was especially surprised to find that the shoes were just in the box loose, not wrapped in anything. Hmmm… The box isn’t as easy to get opened either, you have to slice or remove the stickers holding it shut and then carefully pop the tabs out. Still not as bad as any of the OG boxes though!
Overall I was very happy with what I’d decided on, and I think they are all versatile pieces that will get a lot of use. I haven’t decided who is going to be the tap dancer in the bunch just yet, but Marie-Grace decided to try everything out:
That’s quite the get up, isn’t it???
Here you can see how well everything fits, even if it doesn’t really go together. 😉
The tap shoes are easy to get on and seem to be secure on too.
A good start to the new year! Now what to buy in February…