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AG splurging - Jenny La Fleur
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AG splurging
Window browsing is apparently very dangerous when it's late, you don't feel good and you can't sleep.

I was on American Girl and noticed the muff, mitt & pattens set is down to $10 in the sale section. I figured it was a now or never so I splurged. I figured while I was at it I would get the shoes for the Samantha outfit I wanted too. It wasn’t until after I ordered that I realized the Lawn Party outfit is now discontinued and going ridiculously high on E-bay. Not sure what I will do with the shoes now. Looks like I'll need to make an outfit to match or keep them in case I can snag a reasonably priced Lawn dress someday.

Moo.

It's really sad when most of the AG stuff I want is not in the catalogue anymore. Why are they keeping all the ugly stuff and ditching what I would actually buy?

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gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: November 3rd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC) (link)
I agree! In the last month, American Girl has discontinued a ton of stuff I wanted (like Kit's Reds fan outfit). If it makes you feel better, the lawn party dress doesn't really fit my Samantha very well because it's made for the newer skinnier dolls, not the older ones. The shoes look adorable with her Birthday outfit though so I love them :o)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 3rd, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Well that does make me feel a *bit* better. At least I know I don't want to pay huge amounts of money for on on E-bay. Is there a fitting problem with new outfits in general, or just that one?

Maybe I'll have to get her birthday outfit now instead... :>
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: November 3rd, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC) (link)
The new outfits with long sleeves tend to fit a bit tight but the Lawn Party dress is the only one that I actually had trouble getting on the doll. The best parts of that outfit were the super cute little croquet mallet, ball, and wicket that came with it. Otherwise, yeah, not worth the money.

If you're pining for an outfit, I'd recommend the birthday or talent show dress. They're probably my favorites of the currently available dresses.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 5th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I was eyeing the talent show dress. It's the only one left I really dig, although the color won't exactly go in my bedroom. :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 4th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (link)
AG really is evil! I wanted the lawn party dress so much and now Im sad that I have to scrounge ebay for it. Grr.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 5th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (link)
I know - curse them! :P
jennil From: jennil Date: November 5th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I feel your pain about AG discontinuing stuff! I really wanted Kirsten's birthday party treats, but those are of course gone. . . I feel like, why are they discontinuing everything that made the line special and unique, so they can bring out more plastic "70s" junk? You can get plastic junk at Target. *sigh* It's making me really want to give up collecting AG stuff, and focus on making my own little line of outfits and such for them. . .
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