Our Generation Too Cool For My Shoes Review

I’ve been checking out the local Target stores for some of the newer sets.  It’s been slim pickings in our area, but I did come across a pair of shoes that I hadn’t seen before.  They aren’t even on the Our Generation website for some reason, but neither were the tennis shoes that I picked up for Louisa at Christmas time.  Not sure what it up with that because I’ve noticed reviews of other items not on their site on other blogs.  Hmmm…someone needs to work on that!

Regardless, I had to get these when I saw them.  I’m a sucker for doll shoes to begin with and there is just something about tennis shoes (or trainers as our British and European friends refer to them) that get me every time.  And not just for my dolls, if you looked in my own closet, you’d gasp!

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Aren’t these fun?! I loved that they were denim and trimmed with the bright pink. I know that we all complain about the overabundance of pink in the AG spectrum, but this is just the right amount.

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Here we are out of the package. You can see how they are also lined in pink, a nice added touch! However, when I turned them around, I discovered something I wasn’t expecting…
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Flowers on the sides! I thought they were just a plain pair of tennis shoes, but they aren’t. Why in the world they were packaged so that you couldn’t see this accent is beyond me. Fortunately it wasn’t a deal breaker, I like the trim, but for some people I can see where this could be an issue. Strange, isn’t it?

I needed someone to model them, and it just so happened that Abby was already dressed in denim and pink, so I immediately grabbed her. They went on easily, no hassle whatsoever.
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Love these, I think they are so cute on!
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I give these an A+, they are well made and fit perfectly. While the flowers were unexpected, they aren’t a deal breaker in this case, but I’m glad I was able to review them for others so you can be prepared! At $6.99 I think these are more than reasonably priced. The fact that they aren’t yet on the OG website makes me wonder what else might be coming out. Did anyone else happen to catch a couple of new kitchen accessory sets on the Target website? I saw them one day and I’ve been kicking myself for not ordering them at the time because they have since disappeared, ugh!

Etsy Find: Nuclear Needle Arts

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I love Etsy.  And I especially love discovering a new Etsy seller!  I’m a big believer in supporting small business too, so to me, Etsy is a win/win.  I recently purchased an adorable set of pj’s from an Etsy seller I hadn’t tried before, and I wanted to share my thoughts on them with you!

I’m a sucker for doll pajamas, and I have a bunch of them.  When I saw these online, I was immediately interested and favorited them.  Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore, I just had to have them!  So glad I did too, they are adorable.

Doesn’t Jenny look adorable in these? The set included the top and bottoms. Both pieces are very well made and fit perfectly. I love the design on the shirt!  In case you can’t read it, it says “Wakey, wakey, eggs ‘n bakey”.  🙂

The material for the bottoms couldn’t be anymore ideal:

The shirt closes in the back with Velcro and the bottoms are pull on style with an elastic waist.

The shop I purchased this set from is Nuclear Needle Arts.  Kelly offers a wide variety of doll clothes to fit multiple sizes of dolls as well as other items.  I was very impressed with all of the different items she offered, she does vintage style clothing as well as shoes.  Looking for doll sized shoe lasts?  She has those too!

Be sure to check out her shop, so many fun things to look at.  I know I will be stopping by to shop again!

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Back In Time

Whenever I clean out a closet, I always think of a comment my mother used to make about fashion.  Styles come and go, but frequently something old comes back into fashion again.  Not a good thought for anyone who has trouble getting rid of old clothing though!  Today I’m going to show three dresses that are historical in nature, but would be appropriate now.  First up, Caroline’s Travel dress:

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I thought since I don’t have Caroline, Lanie was the next obvious choice to model it.  The dress originally came with a pair of reddish boots, but the Ebay seller I got this from had only the dress.  I decided to pair it with a pair of t-strap flats from the Joyful Jewels set.  I’m not sure about the black shoes with this dress, but they do help bring it into modern times.  I think this is probably my favorite dress from Caroline’s collection, mainly because it is so versatile.

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The back is very simple, no frills or big bows. From pretending to be Elizabeth Bennett to heading to a spring or summer wedding, this dress fits for so many occasions.

From the same Ebay seller, I picked up Kit’s Summertime Dress. Again, it was just the dress available, but I have so many shoes already, I didn’t care. I decided to pair it with the shoes from Kit’s Floral Print Dress.
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This dress has so many cute details, I think the lace on it is especially pretty.
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The back isn’t overly frilly but does have a nice big bow.
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Again, another dress that stands the tests of time, I could definitely see a little girl wearing a dress like this for Easter or another special event.

Last, but certainly not least, is Samantha’s Special Day Dress set. I picked this up in my last order from AG when it hit the clearance page. I’d looked at it several times before, but couldn’t pass it up once it was reduced. Rebecca looks very cute in it!

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I have the entire set shown here, but if you wanted to bring it up to a more modern look, simply pair the dress with a different pair of shoes, minus the tights and hairbow.

Also some very pretty lace on this dress as well:

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Love these shoes!  I need to think about what other clothing pieces these would work with.

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And the back, with another bow.  Excuse the horrid bow, I was trying to hurry before the sun went behind the clouds again! Another dress though that would be ideal for Easter or other springtime adventures.

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I love it when a historical outfit can be used for more than one time period. Just writing this post made me think about some of the other items I have in my collection and how they could be easily adapted for a more modern look. What do you have in your collection that could “time travel”?
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