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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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2 dolls, 1 story.  Cecile and Marie-Grace are special, and they were with us for such a short time.  But they are so elegant!  I’m going to miss them so much.  I really doubt their collections will be returning any time soon.

Enough sadness.  How about some photos?

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Isabelle looks really really cute in Marie-Grace’s pink dress.  I took a lot of Cecile and Marie-Grace photos earlier this year.  Here’s a link to that post.

So I wanna know, does anyone else love Cecile and Marie-Grace as much as I do?  Word on the street is that the collection was retired after just 3 years because it wasn’t selling well.  What do you think of Cecile and Marie-Grace’s collection?

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Cuteness follows.  Here’s Julie in Kirsten’s school dress:

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McKenna gets to be Santa Lucia:

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Lindsey is ready for a journey across the plains:

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Marie-Grace looks quite angelic in Kirsten’s birthday dress:

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Molly loves Kirsten’s Nordic winter wear (I love it too):

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Emily in Kirsten’s traditional Swedish dirndl:

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Jess in Kirsten’s baking dress:

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And Kirsten is wearing the striped summer dress that I bought on ebay last week:

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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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Kit got 3 new outfits with the launch of Beforever, as modeled by the 3 girls in the front row:

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Back row: Kit in the Reds Fan Outfit, Nellie in the summer dress, Ivy in Ruthie’s Christmas dress, Caroline in Kit’s birthday dress, Kaya in the winter coat

Row 4: Felicity in the Scooter outfit, Samantha in the Hobo outfit, Marie-Grace in the School Skirt set, Emily in the Christmas dress, Kailey in Ruthie’s Play Outfit

Row 3: Marisol in Kit’s Reporter Outfit, Rebecca in the Floral Print Dress, Ruthie in Kit’s school jumper, Lindsey in the swimsuit, and Kirsten in the Play Suit

Row 2: Julie in Kit’s meet outfit, Molly in Kit’s beach pajamas, Elizabeth in Ruthie’s pajamas, and McKenna in Ruthie’s meet outfit

Front row: Saige in the new photographer dress, Cecile in the new meet outfit, and Chrissa in the new reporter dress

Here are some closeups of my favorites:

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And I forgot her relatively new candy-making dress in the group photo:

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I really like Kit’s new outfits, but they seem more 50’s than 30’s to me.  But what do I know, that was decades before my existence!

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Before Beforever, my dollies were dressed for summer.  Here are some snapshots I took a few weeks ago.  Sorry I’m just now getting them posted.

Emily ready to fly; Molly ready to roll

Emily ready to fly; Molly ready to roll

Nellie, Samantha, Rebecca, Ruthie, Kit

Nellie, Samantha, Rebecca, Ruthie, Kit

Addy invited Elizabeth, Felicity, and Marie-Grace over for ice cream!

Addy invited Elizabeth, Felicity, and Marie-Grace over for ice cream!

Inkpot chilling on the hood of the car (one of our kitty's favorite nap spots)

Inkpot chilling on the hood of the car (one of our kitty’s favorite nap spots)

camping!

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Gwen and Sonali ready for the great outdoors

Gwen and Sonali ready for the great outdoors

I had a really nice summer, with just a few adventures.  I’ve got one more adventure coming up, then I declare summer over.  I’m gonna go change dolly clothes now.

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