2-in-1 Ice Skating Set, Puffy Jacket, Saige’s Bracelet, Mini Nellie Doll | American Girl
So… I wasn’t planning on getting anything during Cyber Monday… But then I did.
Just a couple of things, though. I’d rather wait and see what’s in Girl of the Year 2015’s collection.
2-in-1 Ice Skating Set wrap and pants with Isabelle’s pj top and slippers
I got the 2-in-1 Skating Set (which coincidentally is being modeled by a #53 in the stock photos), because I knew I could use the pieces in different outfits. The pants and wrap make a great dance warm-up set (she just needs actual dance shoes…) or comfy lounge wear. Unfortunately, the blue leotard and skirt shed like crazy. I had a hard time getting all the fibers off the black pants. So… those are staying in the box until I can figure out how to keep them from making a mess.
The ice skates and guards from the 2-in-1 set, blue puffy jacket and mittens
The skates were pretty tough to get on at first, but they’re really cute. The blade guards fit well and are made of a rubbery material, but can still fall off. They’re great for helping the doll to stand, though.
I also got the Puffy Jacket and Mittens (the link has disappeared from AG’s site, but you can find the sets on eBay or Amazon easily). The jacket fits well and doesn’t make the dolls look overly puffy, but the zipper can be hard to get started and the jacket doesn’t leave a lot of arm movement. The fingerless gloves are really cute! They’re a great finishing touch for an ice skating outfit.
A performance in pink
The ice skates also work well with Isabelle’s sparkle dress (even if the skirt is a bit longer than on most ice skating outfits).
Saige’s Woven Bracelet
I also got something for me to wear – Saige’s Woven Bracelet. One of the benefits of having freakishly small wrists haha… It’s nothing too special, and it feels more plastic-y than woven, but it’s one of those things you could wear out in public and only a few people might know where it was from.
Mini Nellie and book
And last, but not least, Mini Nellie! It seemed only fitting that my first Josefina mold doll should have a mini Josefina mold doll. I really wish they hadn’t changed the style of the mini dolls. I can see how the BeForever versions can be easier to pose and handle, but I really loved the fact that the old style mini dolls were made the same way as their 18″ counterparts. Nellie is extremely cute – I actually think I like her mini version slightly better than her full size version.
Best friends forever!
Overall, I’m really happy with everything I got during Cyber Monday. Now to see what GOTY ’15 brings…