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I picked up all the new BeForever outfits a few weeks ago, immediately after they were released.  Now they’re all on sale for about 20% off.  Sigh.  But these photos I took may benefit some of you who are thinking about grabbing these items now that they are on sale.  I was gonna post a really clever story about all of them, but I ran out of energy.  I’m pretty sure I have pneumonia, because everything inside my rib cage is aching as if I’ve done hours of heavy lifting (I haven’t).

So enough complaining, and on to the photos I took a couple weeks ago!

Ivy in Julie’s coat and beret:

Kirsten in Julie’s skateboard outfit:

Mia in Julie’s Maxi Dress:

Kailey showing off Julie’s new sunglasses (she dropped Julie’s tie-dye bag behind the TV…I think I’m gonna have to punish her):

Lindsey in Julie’s Funky Flower Outfit:

Ruthie in Kit’s Springtime dress:

McKenna with Kit’s new overalls and chicken:

Isabelle in Rebecca’s bathing suit:

Julie in her holiday dress and egg chair:

Nellie in Samantha’s Special Day dress:

Felicity in Samantha’s dress:

Chrissa in Samantha’s travel set (and Samantha’s old dress):

Saige in Samantha’s Flower Picking outfit (and the hat from her hairstyling set):

Addy’s new dress:

Marie-Grace in Addy’s sewing dress:

Kaya’s new shawl outfit:

There are some really great outfits in this set.  My first thoughts were “nice, but I wish they didn’t cost so much.”  The sale prices make them just about right.  Not exactly a bargain (like $55 Julie doll from the today show), but a fair price.  I wonder how long these “limited edition” outfits will be around.  I’m also surprised Caroline and Josefina got left out for this release.  Are they on their way out?  While I would be sad to see them go, I hear we’re getting new historical characters soon!  We’ll talk more about that later.  So long for now!

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We made it!  Here is the last of my historical collection, Kaya.  Kaya is a Nez Perce Girl.  Nez Perce lived in areas of what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  She has just a few outfits and a teepee:

I was hoping that Kaya would get more of a makeover for BeForever.  Would it kill American Girl to give her more outfits?

Let’s look back at everything:

Felicity

Caroline

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Josefina

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Marie-Grace and Cecile:

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Kirsten

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Addy

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Samantha

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Rebecca

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Kit

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Molly

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Julie

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I just want to shout out that I love the historical characters!  These oufits and accessories are what made me fall in love with American Girl the moment I got my first catalog in the 90s.  My favorite is Molly because she was my first.  Who’s your favorite?

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Josefina is from New Mexico.  New Mexico in 1824, which was still part of Mexico.  I think her clothing is pretty awesome.  I heard a rumor that she’s getting new outfits next spring, along with a Beforever journey book.

Group photo:

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Kanani looks like una santa in Josefina’s holiday outfit:

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Nicki in Josefina’s Spencer Jacket:

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My mommy made this nightgown!  Here’s a photo of Chrissa wearing it while hugging Sombrita:

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A Gwen le gusta el sombrero y el vestido del verano:

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Kaya looks really nice in Josefina’s vest dress:

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I can never remember if this dress is called the feast dress or the fiesta dress.  Either way, here’s Josefina and her oven:

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Say hello to Samantha, the first American Girl to come back from retirement!  Here is my Samantha collection:

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I can see my mother rolling her eyes at my third dolly bicycle, but I couldn’t resist free shipping!

Here’s Samantha in the winter coat that came out around the same time as Samantha’s movie:

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Marisol looks sensational in Samantha’s Cranberry Party Dress:

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Here’s Gwen in the new winter coat:

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Samantha’s bike is really beautiful.  Critics say it’s too modern, but someone on the dolly boards found a vintage advertisement for a bicycle that came in vermilion, and safety bicycles were first designed in 1876 according to Wikipedia.  Mia looks gorgeous in the pink hair ribbon and turquoise-accented blouse:

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Here’s Caroline in Samantha’s new meet dress (which I think is pretty mediocre) and Kanani in the Frilly Frock…

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…that I think is amazing!

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Nellie looks quite sophisticated in the dress she borrowed from Samantha:

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Molly, Marie-Grace, and Jess chillin in sleepwear:

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Rebecca models Samantha’s new holiday set:

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Poor Kaya is dressed to be shipped off to boarding school:

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And Kirsten borrows Nellie’s dress, which happens to be her favorite color:

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Best Friends Forever Elizabeth and Felicity display timeless beauty:

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I have mixed feelings about Samantha’s return.  Her new collection is very pink, but I’m eager to see future releases.  Who wants to share their favorite Samantha outfit, new or retired?

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Hello!

I’ve been admiring my girls all week in their new Beforever outfits, and I’ve been wondering how they fit in with the rest of each girl’s collection.  So I decided to dig out all of my outfits from the historical collection, and photograph them all.  This might take a while.  I decided to start with Julie and work back in time.  Let’s start with the group photo:

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Back row: On Bicycle=Caroline, In VW= Ivy and Julie, On Bleachers= Felicity, Kaya, Josefina, Kit, Nellie

3rd row: Addy, Cecile, Samantha, Elizabeth

2nd row: Rebecca, Lindsey, Ruthie

Front row: Jess, Molly, Sonali, Isabelle

And here are close-ups of my favorites from today:

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Josefina in Basketball gear, standing on bleachers

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Ivy in her rainbow romper, and Julie in her patchwork outfit riding the Beetle

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Felicity in Summer Skirt

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Elizabeth in birthday dress with goodies

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Kaya in Floral Jumpsuit

Caroline in Julie's outfit riding the banana seat bike

Caroline in Julie’s outfit riding the banana seat bike

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Nellie in Dog Walking Outfit

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Samantha in Calico Dress (hooray for a kerchief to contain that mane)

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Cecile in Christmas Dress

Ruthie rocks Ivy's outfit and beret

Ruthie rocks Ivy’s outfit and beret

Rebecca in Ivy's New Year Outfit

Rebecca in Ivy’s New Year Outfit

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Kit in pajamas styling the Barbie head

And how about some more photos of Julie’s outfits, that have been posted to the blog previously:

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Oh man, I forgot about this outfit in the group photo because I’m storing it in the box with the disco ball. Oh well. No retakes!

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Look what my amazing mommy made me for my birthday!

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She used her pretty embroidery machine to make this adorable hot air balloon quilt.  It looks perfect on Molly’s yellow bed, and Saige is going to love it!

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9 days ’til Maui.  Here’s Kaya in Chrissa’s swim suit.  She looks ridiculous in her braids and goggles.  By the way, I took some dollies to the beach on Monday.  It was sunny.

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