Monday, July 18, 2016

Who Wore it Best? A Sew Nice Dolls Clothes Review

Hi guys! Today I have a very special post for you. A while back, Tracey from Sew Nice Dolls Clothes contacted us via our instagram (@worldwidedolls) and asked if we'd be willing to do a review of an outfit from her shop. Of course we said yes, because why would we say no to new clothes? (When I say "we" I mean myself and the blog's manager, Eileen, who also runs the Instagram and has the rather annoying habit of shoving us girls into her backpack. Infuriating!)

Eve (my best friend and the blog's official photographer) thought we should try something different for this post, and I totally love her suggestion! So today, I (Zaira), along with Maja and Madelyn, will each be modeling this dress styled in our own way. Then, you all can vote in the comments below about who you think wore it best! Don't worry, there won't be any hard feelings about who wins, it's just a friendly game :)

** This post is sponsored by Sew Nice Dolls Clothes. However, all opinions are my own! **

The dress we were sent is a one-shoulder floral sundress with matching shoes. It's very well made and all the seams are finished so there's no possibility of fraying. The dress opens with a velcro closure on one side, and once that is pulled apart the while side of the dress opens up, making it very easy to put on. This is also nice because there's no possibility of it messing up your hair as you pull over your head since the dress opens up flat like this!

The shoes are very nice as well and are lined with a cream material, which means that there's no possibility of dye leaking out onto your feet. The bottom of the shoes are finished with some very durable cork.

Okay, so onto the photos!

Contestant #1: Zaira Joy Yumiko

Accessories added: pearl necklace from AG Cecile's meet accessories (retired)
Doll: Ivy Ling, retired AG historical character

Contestant #2: Maja Florence Larson 

Accessories added: shoes from Truly Me Coral Sundress, retired
Doll: GOTY 2016 Lea Clark

Contestant #3: Madelyn Hailey Montello

Accessories added: jean jacket from Sophia's, boots from AG GOTY 2007 Nicki's Meet Outfit (retired)
Doll: Truly Me #62

So there you have it! Be sure to check out Tracey's website, where you can buy more beautiful outfits like this one, by clicking HERE, and let the three of us girls know down below who you think wore it best!

Until next time,
Zaira Joy

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Week Update

Today I'm going to do something new for this post- Eve's laptop has been broken for the last week, and she just got it back today, which meant that when I got home from work (more on that later!) I had a bunch of photos waiting in my inbox from this week. I thought that instead of posting separately about each group of photos, I'd give them all to you at once along with some island updates.

First, I have some photos of Violet from Tuesday. She was on her way to the mainland for dinner with her swim team, as their season just finished up. Violet doesn't get featured nearly enough on this blog- I think the last time you all saw her, her hair was at least six inches shorter! 

Here's a look at Violet's makeup. Violet isn't one to wear much of it, but this gold glitter gel she picked up at Fisher's Gifts adds a sparkly touch to her look. Speaking of Fisher's Gifts, I have a job there now! It's a cute crafty store on the main street, and I just love working there. 

Next, we have some photos of Marlee and Maja. Eve took these when the four of us and Madelynne were on the mainland on Wednesday evening for some shopping.

Marlee bought these adorable shoes while we were out. I think I might have to get some Converse myself!

Lastly, we have some photos of Piper. Piper is usually not one to hold still long enough for photos- but Eve bribed her with her favorite chocolate bar and an exasperated shout of, "Piper, I have ONE photo of you and we've been friends for six years!"

I think that pretty much sums up this week. I kind of like doing whole blog posts like this. What do you think?

Until next time,
-Zaira Joy

dress and shoes: AG's holiday outfit from 2015
glitter: "unicorn poop" glitter gel
doll: Violet is #42 with a long wavy brunette wig from Ruby Red Galleria

top: Isabelle's coral sweater
shorts: cutoffs from an old american girl just like you meet outfit
shoes: from Hobby Lobby
doll: Marlee is Marie-Grace with a shorter wavy frosted blonde wig from RRG, freckles, and new lip paint

top and bralette: @dollsbasically on Instagram
shorts: worldwide dolls original
shoes: coral sundress from American Girl, 2015
doll: Maja is Lea Clark, GOTY 2016

top and overalls: worldwide dolls originals
doll: Piper is a Saige doll with a cut wig, altered freckles, and green eyes

Friday, July 8, 2016

Marlee and Maja at the Grand Hotel

I'm sure you all are familiar with my lovely friend Marlee by now. What you might not know is that Marlee's parents are good friends with the family that owns the Grand Hotel- perhaps the most famous landmark on our island and definitely the most beautiful building. Marlee's birthday was on June 29th, and as a surprise, she invited all of us girls for lunch at the hotel! And by all of us girls, I mean Maja, Eve, Violet, Madelyn, Nikki, Kirsten, Cecile, Piper, and I! That's a lot of girls!

We were too busy having fun and trying to remember our best table manners during lunch to take pictures, but after we ate we poked around in the hotel shops and Sadie's ice cream parlor. Here are some photos of Marlee and Maja that Eve (who, being the prepared photographer she is, had her camera in her bag). Marlee and Maja have absolutely gorgeous dresses.

Here is some exciting island news: Marlee's sister, Lila, is coming to stay here on the island with Marlee at the beginning of August! Lila attends the school Marlee used to go to in NYC, where she learned to be a ballet dancer. Lila also studies ballet, but her main focus is ariel arts and acrobatics! She's even traveled with a circus! Her current school term ends the 1st, and we're expecting her to arrive on the 6th! 

Until next time!
-Zaira Joy

Marlee (Marie-Grace with a frosted blond wavy wig from RRG)
outfit: American Girl Samantha's collection

Maja (GOTY 2016 Lea)
outfit: American Girl Maryellen's collection