Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and the New AG Girl of the Year :)

Happy New Year, everyone!  I can't believe it's already 2015! :)  I hope this year is full of God's best for all of you. :)

Most of you who are into American Girl dolls are probably already aware of this, but I just thought I'd mention that the new Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas, is officially up on the American Girl website.  You can see her whole collection HERE.

I think she's a cutie, but as I'm running out of room for dolls, I don't think she'll be joining my doll family.  I think she'd make a great sister for my mom's Chrissa doll, though. ;)  I really like a lot of her outfits and accessories.  Here are the things I would love to add to my collection:

Grace's City Outfit 
(original image HERE)

This outfit is sweet and has great mix and match possibilities.  I especially love the sweater. :)  It's selling for $34, which is pretty typical for new AG outfits.  A little more than I'd like to spend, but if we ended up at an AG Place this year, I wouldn't mind getting this as a souvenir. ;)  

Grace's Travel Coat
(original image HERE)

I really love the color and style of this coat.  It's $28, and the coat is all you get (the boots pictured are her meet boots).  Again, a little more than I'd like to spend, but super cute. :)

Grace's Travel Set
(original image HERE)

This set has so many fun details, and I really like the color scheme of everything.  I think I'd have a hard time spending the $44 on this set when I could get a pretty nice Our Generation Travel set (of comparable quality) for half that cost.  I can dream though, right? ;)

And speaking of dreaming, if I had the funds AND the space, these two things would be pretty cool:

Grace's Pastry Cart
(original image HERE)

Check out all the amazing detail and all of the cute goodies on this thing!  My daughters and I would have loads of fun setting this up and playing. ;)  It's $150, though, which is a bit out of our price range at the moment.  Plus, I'm not sure where we'd put it.  Apparently a lot of people really like this set, because it's already on backorder! 
Grace's French Bakery
(original image HERE)

And while we're dreaming, I might as well share a picture of this incredible bakery.  This thing is HUGE and has over 60 accessories.  I have no clue where we would put it, but it would sure be fun. ;)  This one retails for $500.  Again, not really in our price range at the moment. ;)

What are your favorite releases from Grace's collection?  Will Grace or any of her things be joining your doll families?


Jora Sluap said...

It said somewhere that she is 9 years old, but she looks like barbie in Paris.
Or at least 13 years old, not 9.

Jan said...

I must admit, I was pretty uninterested in Grace when I first saw the stills of her from Good Morning America yesterday. However, some of her clothing and accessories ARE super cute, especially that bakery....(drool). ;-) Yeah, I don't think I'll be getting the bakery either. In any event, she certainly is much cuter than I expected her to be (although there again AG hasn't ever released a doll that I didn't find cute), but I don't know if I'm willing to dish out the $115-136 necessary to get her. Especially since I said I wasn't going to buy any more stuff from AG after the HCs became BeForever. BUT, if they release a 1950s girl, that resolve will probably be gone. ;-) We'll have to see if Miss Grace decides to steal my heart or not. I'd actually like to see her in person before I decided to get her or not....but that might not happen.


Aileen said...

I think Grace is adorable. I can't wait to get to the store and see her in person. I can't afford her right now though, I would have to wait and see if I can get her on sale. I think the Our Generation travel set is really great and would be a perfect substitute for the AG one. I also have the snack stand from Walmart which Grace can sell her pastries from. lol Happy New Year!

Nina said...

I really like her, and her collection! Everything is so cute and looks really well made. I'm so excited for her!

Happy New Year!:)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to save up for Grace + welcome gifts (aka accessories). I'm really excited! I think she's the prettiest of all the gotys besides marisol.

Nicole said...

My niece loves Grace and has been bugging me to buy the doll for her. I think she's pretty cute too. I might have to buy her for myself too!