I am going to start with the stuff I got from AG.
Here are the modern outfits that I recieved. (All of these are available in the AG catalogue, store and website.)
Sweater outfit- I have had my eye on this outfit for a while now. I love the thick, knit sweater; the way it fits around the doll's neck is quite stylish. The leggings are also very versatile, so they are a great item to have on hand.
Purple Peacock PJs- I love this set! The color is super cute, and the design is simple and fun. I actually wanted these for Ellie, because she doesn't have any PJs yet.
AG holiday dress 2013- This outfit is gorgeous! The design is so elegant, and the color is beautiful. It is probably one of my favorite holiday dresses AmericanGirl has ever made.
Now, lets take a look at all the retired outfits I received! (No longer available from AmericanGirl, must be purchased second-hand)
Kailey's Surf and Snorkel Set- Kailey was the girl of the year back in 2004, so this outfit is pretty rare! The bikini is absolutely darling, and I love the little snorkel set! I can't wait to use this one in my videos!
Yankees Jacket and Cap- This very exclusive AmericanGirl Yankees Jacket was sold to guests at the Yankees stadium in 2003. I feel so lucky to have this item in my possession- it is quite rare. It is also very cute, and I think it will look great on film!
Track Suit- This ensemble is just adorable! I love the track pants- they have a very realistic, soft elastic waistband. The fabric is velvety, and it looks just like a real tracksuit!
As some of you may know, my mom is really good at sewing. She likes to make doll clothes for me, and for Christmas, she gave me a bunch of handmade pieces! They are all beautiful, and they are especially meaningful because they are home-made.
Patterned Pants- These pants are just darling! The pattern is playful and lighthearted, and of course, they are beautifully made.
Slouchy Tee and Blue Leggings- My mom made both of these pieces, and I think they go really well together. The slouchy tee is bright and fun, and the leggings are sooo soft; they are both wonderful pieces and I can't wait to use them in my videos!
Little Black Dress- This dress is just gorgeous, and exquisitely made! The layer underneath is metallic, and the layer on top is a soft mesh. The two work together to create an elegant and exciting look. I love the way the fabric hangs- it is just beautiful!
Denim Skirt(s)- Sweet little denim skirts! These are always great to have on hand! (My mom also made a red one, but it is currently being used for a video and could not be featured in this photoshoot)
Those are all the clothing items I received this year. Now, on to the accessories!
The first AG accessory I received was a doll sized barbecue! It is retired from AmericanGirl, so it is only available on ebay. (They usually sell for around $30, but it can be hard to find one in good condition.) It is such a cute item! I can already imagine all the videos- it is going to be a big hit this summer!
A view of the inside: there are coals beneath the grate!
The final item I received was the delicious dinner set! It comes with so many pieces and I think it is going to look great on film.
A closer look at the ice cream. What incredible detail!
Those are all the doll things I received this Christmas! I also got a few human things (shown below), but as usual, it was mostly doll stuff! I can't believe it sometimes. Here I am, in highschool, getting doll clothes for Christmas! Its just wonderful!
Here's to never growing up!
And Merry Christmas, too!