Here we go!
The first thing I picked up was Kaya's Pow-Wow Hair Set of Today:
The packaging does have nice graphics.
I have two other hair sets (Kit's and Addy's) that I will show you eventually and one thing I've noticed is how nice the packaging is.
This set includes a woven headband, two woven plaques and two long, yellow, satin ribbons:
It also comes with a nice little instruction card that shows you how to wrap Kaya's braids:
Here is a close up of the plaques:
The headband is one long piece with two white ribbons sewn onto the end.
Thankfully there is no tag on the ribbons!
I thought they would look nice with this:
This is the hairpiece:
Here is the dress:
Fairy Dress for the New Orleans girls!
Over the dress goes this:
Here is the inside:
The neckline and bottom edge are unfinished but I believe that was intentional. It makes the whole thing look a bit more handmade.
My one and only true complaint with this set is that this shoulder-drape tends to ride up. I think it needed another set of ribbons closer to her arm pit? I spent a good portion of the photo shoot tugging it back into place. One thing that I really like about this piece is that they also used the no-snag velcro on it too! I thought that was a nice touch since this piece goes over the nice, catch-able, satin dress.
This set also comes with a pair of matching, faux-leather, embroidered boots:
The bottom of one has the American Girl logo pressed into it:
They look amazing on!
The final (and best) piece in this set is the shawl:
The shawl has thumb loops on the upper two corners:
Here it is on:
Finally, here is everything on Kaya:
I am really glad I got the hair set for the ribbons though.
And now for the pic spam:
Here she is without the shawl:
I think she had a good time!
And here is one more with Kirsten looking on a little jealously.
I think it's pretty easy to tell how much I love this set. I have a few concerns but not many. Mostly I wish that they had used anything but white on the bottoms of her boots. There is a reason all the pictures are inside this time and that's it! I worry about the white eventually looking dirty. I'm also a little worried about dye transfer. Hopefully that won't be an issue but if it leaves marks on her skin I'll be sure to let you guys know. Of course I already talked about the shawl being a little hard to get on and the inability of the shoulder drape to stay put. You can see I already need to tug it back down in the picture above!
Other than those few things, this set is perfect! The colors, all the little details of the ribbon and the embroidery, the quality of the materials. It all adds up to one gorgeous outfit. I actually almost got the pink set from last year instead of this and man I'm glad I didn't! Though I do still want that now that it's a more reasonable price.
I think AG figured out some things after last year's special additions. 1. 64 bucks is WAY too high even with an accessory. and 2. Concentrate on the clothes. Each of the special editions this year seem to be higher in quality and much more reasonable in price. I know a lot of people don't like special editions but I don't mind them. I especially don't mind paying $48 for something this nice. With the sale price I was even happier! So A+ this time around AG!
I also really like the hair set. I've always like their hair ribbon sets and these new sets are even better in my book. They have a nice variety of clips, barrettes, ribbons and other things. My girls always need more hair bling!
I hope you all enjoyed this look at Kaya's hair set and fancy shawl outfit! Till next time when we talk about more of the things I got!
P.S. Oh! My Wrennie and my bff's doll Callie have started their own blog here! It's called It's She Dovely and it's just a bit of collaborative fun! Go check it out if you're interested.