A few weeks ago, my mom was at Salvation Army and found an adorable dress for around $3 that looked like it would fit. She brought it over and we tried it. I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. :)
Obviously, this isn't a current "trendy" style, but I like it. It makes her look soft and feminine. :)
The layered skirt is very pretty and nice and long.
I love how the print of the fabric ended up matching the shoes I already had for her, too! :)
Not only that, but the greens in the fabric really compliment her pretty green eyes.
Back view. The dress closes in the back with 3 tiny buttons.
Beautiful Katelyn. :)
Not long after this discovery, my mom was in Kmart, and they had an extra percentage off of their clearance priced toys. Mom noticed that they had the BFC Ink "Sun N Fun" swimwear set on clearance. It was already marked down to $5.00, but by the time the extra discount was applied, mom ended up paying about $2! :) She's the best at finding good deals!
I so appreciate that they went for a more modest look with this swimsuit. I don't care for bikinis, and I wasn't too impressed with the swimsuits that the fully jointed dolls come with due to the amount of "skin" showing. I think this is a much better swimwear option.
The shoulder straps are made of ribbon. If you plan on purchasing this for a younger girl, I don't know how long the ribbon would last. You may have to have a plan B in place, just in case. ;)
The swimsuit has Velcro closure in the back. The bottoms just slide on. I loved that it was actually made from swimsuit material.
It also came with this cute coordinating rash guard. Even nicer on the modesty scale! I'd love to find some matching board shorts somewhere. :)
The set included this cute see-through beach bag and towel.
I had to laugh when I took the towel out of the packaging. It's really more like a glorified washrag. The picture didn't capture it the way I wanted it to. Let's just say I don't think Katelyn would be very dry after her swim. ;) I mean, it looks more like a waiter's napkin than a towel!
Overall, I was very pleased with my mom's finds. I think Katelyn looks much better in these outfits than in the orange sundress. :}