Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet Melody Outfit

Well we have had a successful couple of days here at The Doll Wardrobe: we already have over 50 entries for the Summer 2010 Giveaway in less than 48 hours! Wow! And we haven't even announced it on the boards yet!

For today's post we are continuing the saga of our latest AG order and showing you Ziva modeling the Sweet Melody outfit. It's one of those AG outfits that makes one just accept its pink qualities and embrace it because of its purple qualities. We liked the purple tee and shoes, so we felt compelled to purchase it. Also, you never know how long the current JLY outfits will last now that Innerstar U is around the corner with (supposedly) a whole new bunch of accompanying outfits.

So you get the purple tee with a "Music" graphic across the front, the pink tiered petticoat skirt, and the purple slouchy, sparkly boots with this outfit. (As well as a small book.) Overall, we don't really like the top and skirt together... but the pieces have good potential for mixing and matching. And it is cool to have purple booties. ;)

Enjoy the pics!
Pssst: our next post will show you a tricked out version of this outfit. :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer 2010 Doll Giveaway
Enter Here!

Well, I guess I will tear myself away from playing pirates for a little while to announce the Summer 2010 Doll Giveaway here at The Doll Wardrobe blog. Woot! :)

One lucky winner will be able to choose one of three dolls--- Kirsten Larson, Just Like You #41 or Just Like You #21! The doll will come brand-new, in-box, with her meet outfit and book, and an extra outfit (which we will discuss more in a later post).

So now here are the important details: You must be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. If you are younger than that please have someone 18 years old or older, like a parent or guardian, enter herself/himself.

To enter, please write your full name and your email address as a comment to this post. It will not be published and only Penny will be able to see it. Winners will be drawn out of a hat, i.e. randomly picked. If you win, she will email that address to notify you and ask for your doll choice (from the three pictured in this post), and your shipping address.

There will only be one winner for this giveaway -- she/he gets to choose one of the above dolls to receive. The two left-over dolls will reappear in the Fall 2010 giveaway. :)

We will ship to other countries (including the USA, of course). So if you live in Australia, England, Canada, and so on--- and you win--- we will ship the doll to you for free. No cost to you.

The last day to enter the giveaway will be
Sunday August 1st,
2010 and the winner will be announced
on Monday August 2nd, 2010.

Any questions??? Please feel free to ask. :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Avast Ye Mateys!
Mux Originals Pirate Costume

Ahoy! 'Tis a wonderful tide t' be a swashbuckler!

Yes, International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2010 is still over 80 days away...but it's fun to use pirate lingo and dress like a pirate at anytime of the year. ;)

However, when it comes to pirate costumes for the 18" crowd, there are not a lot of options. Luckily for us, Mux Originals released a pirate costume in the new Summer Line. Woot!

In this set you get the brown cropped pants; fancy red, black and white shirt; and black headscarf. We added in Felicity's meet shoes and a sword made from aluminum foil to complete the swashbuckling look. Now all we need is a pirate ship.... we have a Lego one around here somewhere... but none that are AG-sized.

Imagine if AG released a Pirate Ship Tree house for AGs? That would be awesome..... here is what I am thinking of..... only AG-sized....

Pictures are from Daniels Wood Land-- If you want something incredibly awesome built in your backyard, these are the people who can do the job. :)

Of course if AG doesn't want to do a Pirate Ship Tree House... they can do a Pirate Ship bed like at Trinidad South in the Caribbean Resort at Walt Disney World.....

An AG-sized version of that would be awesome!!!

I'm thinking they could do an AG Girl of the Year that is really into pirates-- maybe lives down in Florida in the Keys or maybe the U.S. Virgin Islands--- and she could have a whole bunch of piratey stuff! Pirate ship bed. Treasure chest. Eye patch. Little pieces of eight. Parrot for her shoulder. Tri-corner hat with a skull and crossbones on it.... probably too much to wish for though.

As you can probably tell, I am easily distracted by pirate stuff... but I did remember to add in the doll pictures. Please enjoy our photos of Ziva dressed as a pirate, courtesy of Mux Originals! Arrggh!

Lanie's New Outfit Poll Results

Just in case someone finds this useful down the road....

Our Lanie outfit poll results:

Are you liking the new AG Lanie dolly duds?

Yes! Me likey! 68 votes (60%)

Nah, I'll pass. 28 votes (25%)

I can't decide...... 16 votes (14%)

Total # of votes 112

Friday, June 25, 2010

We Have a Winner for the Mux Originals Giveaway!

Yes, it's June 25th and here we are randomly picking a winner! We have just sent the notification email to......

Jassoni B.

Congrats Jassoni!
We hope you are super-excited to win the Mux Originals giveaway!

For Jassoni, please respond to the email we sent you within seven days or we will have to pick another winner. :(

For everyone else, thank you so much for entering this giveaway! It was very exciting to have this exclusive prize available here at The Doll Wardrobe blog for y'all. And remember, there are lots of undies and headbands available for you in the Mux Originals shop at fantastic prices! As well as a whole bunch of really exciting creations for your American Girl doll, like sleeping bags and pirate and princess costumes. :)

And remember, we have our Summer Doll Giveaway starting up on Monday-- another chance to win something awesome!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Last Day to Enter Mux Originals Giveaway!

Yes, that's right folks--- today is your last chance to enter our Mux Originals giveaway and get your hands on the headband and undies set offered by Margeaux!

Remember---- commenting on the giveaway post, tweeting, Facebooking, and blogging about this giveaway and Mux Originals will give you up to four entries in total.

Click here to review the original post!

Winner will be announced tomorrow! Woot!!!

p.s. Our Summer Doll Giveaway will begin on Monday, June 28th.... anyone excited to enter it???

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Woman's World Lanie Giveaway

Woman's World magazine is having a giveaway-- two packages of Lanie, her camper and some other accessories--- so two winners, I think....

Found out about this from Margaret's Emily Rose @ Home "Dress My Doll" blog. Thanks for posting about it Margaret!

According to what we read, you can enter one time each day until July 22nd, 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mux Originals Sleeping Bag and Pillow

On Monday we showed you the Mux Originals undies we received-- for today we have a Mux Originals sleeping bag and pillow set. We had to get this set (despite there being pink in the color scheme) because Penny loved the turquoise color and the tiny daisies.

Any of you getting ready for summer camp this year??? Well you'll definitely be needing a dolly-sized sleeping bag and pillow for your camp cabin or tent!

We recommend purchasing a set from Mux Originals. They come in fun colors and are completely lined with very soft plush fleecy stuff. And the pillow is just perfect! There are currently a cupcake-themed set and a flower-themed set available in the shop.

Just be careful if you have a cat or small dog--- they automatically assume the soft comfy squishy thing is a bed for them. ;)

For our photo shoot we managed to distract the cat long enough for Adanya to test out the sleeping bag set. Enjoy the pics! :)


An extra post for special announcements: There is another giveaway for Liberty Jane on Facebook today, open until 12 midnight Pacific time tonight. The giveaway item is a really cool black belt!

Also, the Liberty Jane Summer Design Contest is currently happening right now. As I write this. Entries from Youtube and Facebook will be taken and judged as one pool of contestants. So there will be one overall first-prize winner this time.

During the Spring Contest there were two first-prize winners. You can check out their winning designs here. They are awesomeness.

The Liberty Jane Summer Design Contest ends August 15th and the winning outfit will be announced August 22nd. So start designing people! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Our Mux Originals Undies!

Hola everyone! We got our order from Mux Originals (yes we couldn't resist placing an order) and we wanted to share "the goods" with you so you can see it all before the giveaway deadline ends--- We shall start with the set of 3 undies we received. :)

Yay for undies!!! We love the bright, fun colors and patterns of this set-- great for summer! There are two other sets currently available in the Mux Originals Etsy shop (one of which is like the set for the giveaway). So there are three different undies sets to choose from in total! And there are four different headband sets to choose from in the Etsy shop (one of which is like the set for the giveaway). So if you don't win on Friday-- be sure to check out the shop for undies and headbands!

Enjoy zee undies pics!

We have two other things to show you from Mux Originals---- which will be the next two posts from us. And then we will wrap up our reveal of what was in that "giant AG order." ;) We have two more AG outfits to show you and then some fun Mix and Match will follow.

Four More Days to Enter Our Giveaway!

The title says it all!

Y'all have four more days to enter our Mux Originals giveaway (including today)--- so be sure to enter today if you haven't done so already.

The winner will be announced on Friday of this week, June 25th!!!

Clicky here to see the post about this giveaway if you have no idea what I am talking about. ;)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Liberty Jane Giveaway on Facebook

Liberty Jane has been doing boots giveaways on Facebook yesterday and today, so we thought you'd want to know!

Check it out here. And leave a comment on the "Father's Day Give-away" post to enter to win some fantastic furry, tan, lace-up boots!!! Give-Away ends 12 midnight Pacific time today-- so act fast!

Happy Father's Day y'all!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lanie's Nature Outfit and Gwen's Meet Outfit

Hi again! Here we are to show you some more of the items we recently purchased from AG. Today we show you Lanie's new Nature Outfit and Gwen's Meet Outfit.

We thought the best way to show them to you would be to put them on the two new dolls, Adanya (#49) and Ziva (#29). We also included the white jacket from Lanie's Nature accessories set. We will be showing you the other accessories from that set in another post very soon.

Adanya is wearing Gwen's Meet Outfit--- yes, we really do think they went through extra Gwen dolls and took off their dresses to sell them separately. Why do we think so? Well the undies were already stretched out and part of the little flower design had been torn off of them (accidentally, I suppose). But we don't need our undies to be perfect anyways. ;)

We always liked Gwen, but couldn't quite convince ourselves to get her-- but the Meet Outfit was only $14! So we got this white eyelet dress, pinkish! sandals, pink undies, and a pink headband. You don't see the headband in this photo shoot because we didn't think it looked very nice with Adanya's coloring. Kind of washed out her bright eyes. Anyway- it was a pretty good deal for $14. Can't really get a complete outfit from AG for that kind of money normally. ;)

Adanya's favorite part of this outfit? The fabric of the dress itself- it is so summery, lightweight and feminine! :)

Lanie's Nature Outfit is pretty cool. We can't quite seem to join the "leggings can be worn as pants" club. We'd rather Lanie wore those leggings under a tunic shirt, skirt, or dress. But hey, we can always mix and match them now. The shirt is awesome and looks great with Ziva's skin tone. It was a little bright for our Lira, who prefers to wear slightly less bright colors. ;)

So you get the embroidered owl tee (very adorable!), the blue "denim" leggings, the scarf (be careful with the velcro on this puppy!), and the boots (which are extra awesome because they are blue on blue-- Penny's favorite color).

We added in the white "twill" jacket so you can could see it with both outfits, closed and open. It is very well-made, and the buttons and buttonholes even work! Though the pockets are fake- just so you know. We like the jacket a lot (and a white jacket is very useful for our fashion shoots)-- but we have to admit that the fit of a Liberty Jane jacket is better for the dolls. Though in the end, Lanie can bundle up for the outdoors better when her jacket isn't as form-fitting. Layering is completely easy with this jacket.

Ziva's favorite part of this outfit? The star buttons and dragonfly embroidery on the jacket!

You know one bad thing about getting new dolls? We are so excited to have newbies here in Badger's Wood that we take 10,000 photos of them! We kept switching the accessories around and taking more and more pictures. So we're sorry our slideshow is so long this time, but we hope you enjoy all 25 photos. Heehee.

Thanks for reading my novella and looking at all the pics!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Three New Dolls in Badger's Wood!
One for Future Giveaway! Two to Stay!

Like how I managed to make that rhyme? I'm pretty impressed with myself and my mad rhyming skilz!

Yes, we placed an AG order. Yes, there was a lot of stuff in it. But it does benefit our readers in the end! Heehee! I like to rationalize these things.... So the story is: we ordered three dolls with the idea that we'd give away the ones that weren't "speaking" to Penny. Not all dolls call to Penny. I know it seems like all dolls do-- but it's not true (she insists). Remember the twin Emilys? Yes, we got one Emily that wasn't "speaking" to Penny because her hair didn't fall "properly," so we had to get another to replace her. ;)

Well out of the three dolls, one was not "speaking" to Penny--- the JLY #41. So that is the girl that will be included with the choices for the next dolly giveaway. We took her out of the box to see what she looked like with her hair down and took some pictures for y'all. Perhaps a different #41 would have worked for Penny-- but for some reason, this one didn't "click" with her.

Here are some headshots of the #41
which will be given away!

And which dolls did we get that are going to stay here in Badger's Wood?

Adanya and Ziva Navarre-- JLY #49 and #29, respectively! Adanya is Arista Lee Navarre's (#44) sister, and Ziva is Karen Navarre's (#28) sister-- and the two groups of girls are cousins. So now we have a bigger Navarre clan here. :)

Our pictures below are of Karen and Arista greeting the new girls upon their arrival out of Boxland. As welcome gifts, Karen is bringing a Sanrio My Melody plushie toy to her sister, and Arista is bringing an Uglydoll Uglydog plushie toy to her sister.

Karen is wearing a trendy zebra-pattern tank top and fancy belt from All Dolled Up Doll Clothing. (Only $9.00 for both items! And the belt has a nice magnetic closure that makes it really easy to use!) Her beautiful red, beaded purse is from Etsy seller Doll Closet, and her blue jean skirt is one of the custom skirts we ordered from Liberty Jane. Arista is wearing a non-handmade jacket and camo pants from Ebay seller Me and My Princess Boutique. Her gray tank top is from Liberty Jane and her sandals are Jess's Meet sandals.

Please enjoy our pics and look for more posts in the future with Adanya and Ziva (in more exciting clothing than the JLY Meet outfit, heehee).

p.s. We did have "other stuff" in this AG order--- we'll be posting about those things soon! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Melody Valerie Tropical Sunshine

Spring Giveaway Sonali is off into the world via UPS and is now going to live the good life in her new "Forever Home" with Ms. Nickel. :)

As a celebration of her new life elsewhere (hopefully outside of her box, which she has lived in for awhile), we thought we'd feature our own Sundari in her Melody Valerie Tropical Sunshine dress. She sure is a beautiful doll and she looks pretty fantastic in this brightly colored frock!

Yes we finally get around to posting about Tropical Sunshine from the Melody Valerie Spring 2010 Line. We are so slow! We posted our intro video back in April, which you can see here. And now it is already halfway through June! Where does the time go?

Anyways-- Melody Valerie Couture is on vacation right now--- but they'll be back later in the summer to start planning for the Fall Line. Woot!

For now, we can just drool over the dresses we already have! Tropical Sunshine was destined for Sundari. She looks fantastic in bright, bold colors and girly dresses really complement her flowing locks and soft eyes. Our favorite part about this dress is how the colors play with each other, moving back and forth across the dress-- for example, how the yellow fabric breaks down into the turquoise pleats from the yellow bow on the low waistline. It really is an amazingly designed piece-- and it must have taken f-o-r-e-v-e-r to sew all the squares and rectangles together and to get the fit just right!

In our pictures you can see Sundari shopping in "Paris" for something to decorate her bedroom. The print you see behind her comes from DKim's Etsy shop, and it is titled "Softly as I Leave." DKim has sold over 2400 prints and originals since joining Etsy in 2006. That's a lot of sales! And you can see why- her prints are beautiful!

And what are Sundari's accessories for this photo shoot? Her necklace is a bright turquoise hair elastic-- yes, very chic. ;) And her shoes are Josefina's from AG--- but they don't fit our Pre-Mattel Josefina's chubby toes. :( But that means she won't get jealous when Sundari wears them.

Please enjoy our pics below!

So be sure to check out the Melody Valerie Couture Etsy shop when it re-opens for business with the Fall Line (eventually) and read their blog here for news and updates from the studio. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Innerstar U Mailer Arrives!

We got a brochure for the Innerstar University Campus Guide in a box we received from AG today! So we thought we'd share some scans of it with you. :)

I have to admit that the map thingy looks very intriguing!

And we have learned there is probably going to be a hot pinkish knit hat available with the Innerstar U logo on it. ;)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Just Around the Corner... Innerstar U!

Yes, the buzz on the AG street is about Innerstar University at a virtual world for girls and their dolls.

Intriguing, right? We think so. Particularly since the rise of Innerstar U means new modern doll merchandise at AG, including a new meet outfit. A new meet outfit!?!?!! Yes, you heard that correctly...somewhere just around the corner is a new meet outfit for the modern dolls. Which is pretty awesome since we are kinda tired of the pink hoodie thing and gray leggings.... are some linkies if you want to learn a little bit more:

Innerstar University Campus Guide Purchasing page

Innerstar University Gateway page

p.s. Did you see the little cartoon doll on the computer screen of the girl's laptop from the campus guide link? Long sleeve tunic top, cropped pants with cuffs, and ballet flats? Our theory is that that is the cartoon version of the new modern meet outfit. The shirt does seem to match the shirt being worn by girl and doll positioned behind said laptop. Just a theory though....

Here is our pathetically blurry screen capture of this possible meet outfit:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mux Originals American Girl Doll Accessories Giveaway!
Enter Here!

Hello again!!! Here is our exciting super special giveaway announcement!!!

Pssst! Some of our readers guessed correctly!!!
It is something to do with Mux Originals!!!

Etsy seller Mux Originals is launching her new summer line today! Her new products include handmade AG-sized costumes, accessories, and sleeping bags. Margeaux (owner of Mux Originals) has been planning and sewing this line for 2 months. Her shop was closed in the meantime but today is the grand re-opening!

You can check out the new products here – items added daily!

To coincide with her launch, Margeaux is giving away an AG accessories package to one lucky reader of this blog. Woot! The prize includes a 3-piece underwear set and a 3-piece headband set ($20 value), pictured below.

a) It is possible to have a maximum of 4 entries per person.
b) You must be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. If you are younger than that please have someone 18 years old or older, like a parent or guardian, enter herself/himself.
c) Open to contestants worldwide (shipping to anywhere will be free).

1. Leave a comment here with your full name and email address = 1 entry
2. Post on Facebook about Mux Originals and leave a comment here linking to your Facebook, if possible (example update: “ Check out Etsy seller Mux Originals’ American Girl doll clothes and accessories!”) = 1 entry
3. Tweet on Twitter about Mux Originals and leave a comment here linking to your Twitter, if possible (example tweet: “Check out Etsy seller Mux Originals’ American Girl doll clothes and accessories!”) = 1 entry
4. Post on your blog about Mux Originals new line and leave a comment here linking to your blog, if possible= 1 entry


The last day to enter the giveaway will be

Thursday June 24, 2010
and the winner will be randomly picked and announced
Friday June 25, 2010.

Any questions? Please feel free to ask :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Super Special Giveaway to Start June 10th!

A super-secret, super-special exclusive giveaway is going to be officially announced here at The Doll Wardrobe blog on Thursday, June 10th! Huzzah!!!

This special giveaway will only last for two weeks--- so be sure to check it out on Thursday!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Outfit Released from AG for Lanie!

Lanie gets some more dolly duds!

What do you guys think about the new outfit and accessories???

We think it's kinda a pain that it is two sets and you have to buy both to get the complete outfit. Lame! Just put it altogether as one outfit silly people at AG!! But they tend to do that a lot... remember the Scarlet and Snow holiday outfit with the red dress and how you had to buy the second set to get the white shrug thingy? Yeah, they really know how to frost my biscuits.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Well it is officially June 1st, 2010 here in Badger's Wood.....sooooo....... time to announce the winner of the Spring 2010 Doll Giveaway!

Drumroll please.............

And the winner is:

E. Nickel!!!

Congratulations Ms. Nickel!
We hope you are super-super excited to win!

Now the big question is: Which doll will she choose??? Sonali, JLY #21 or Kirsten???

We have emailed our winner, and we ask that we get a reply within seven days. If we don't hear from Ms. Nickel within seven days, we will have to pick another winner at random.

Thank you for entering the contest everyone!

Pssssssttt........ The next giveaway is right around the corner y' don't be too disappointed if you didn't win this contest! We'll be announcing the start of the Summer Giveaway later this month. :)
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