This set is a Retro Deluxe Set from Our Generation. It retails for $16.99 and is available at Target. The set includes:
- pair of shoes
I fell in love with this set for the individual pieces. The set as a whole looks strange put together the way it is but the pieces are great for mix and match.
The shirt is one of the pieces I specifically fell in love with. I loved the idea of having another elbow length sleeve top in my collection and knew that it would be able to be dressed up or dressed down. I, of course, will remove the ego tag and that will help with the appearance. But I was a little disappointed with the shirt in person.
It is weirdly and ridiculously low in the back! What? Who thought that was a good idea? Well, I think I have come up with a solution so that it doesn’t feel like such a loss. I will put it on my dolls backwards. Kind of like a cardigan. I am thinking I can make a white button up shirt that has sleeves just long enough to cuff over the bottom of the ‘cardigan’ sleeve and keep the top button of the button up undone so that the collar pops out over the ‘cardigan’. I don’t know if I am explaining it well or not, but I can picture it in my head. If it works out, I will be sure to let you know.
I think this skirt is beautiful! This was the other piece that made me fall in love with this set. It is a very popular style right now that I would love to be able to pull off. I don’t feel that I can, but I will make sure the girls can in my place! I love the silky blue fabric and the fun off-center bow at the waist.
The headband is not a piece loved by me. I understand why they added it. It is a retro set and this type of headwear was very much in style for what they wore then. But I have modern dolls and it is just not me. It has elastic that keeps it on the dolls head like a headband and mesh to cover the face or the hair along with a huge black bow. I considered taking the mesh off and just using it as a big bow for pony tails but I think it is just too big for that too.
The purse was not initially one of the pieces I fell in love with, but I did like it and knew that I would use it. After purchasing the set and examining it closer, I like it even more. I love that Our Generation actually put a zipper in it. This is my first purse from one of their sets, where the purse had any type of closure, so it was a surprise to me. I am also really loving the very subtle pink color and the pattern of this purse.
There is a pearl bracelet included in the set. It looks like three strands of pearls with a couple of metal pieces to look like the closure as well as to keep the strands from twisting. It is elastic and is very tough to get on an American Girl wrist, but it is possible. It is very cute but my dolls do not wear jewelry except for during review pictures.
The shoes are…interesting. I like that they made little kitten heels. But again, I am not a fan of the plastic shoes when I know Our Generation can and has made much better shoes. I also do not understand the color choice with this outfit and the glitter is not very uniform. Some places there are big gobs of glitter and other places barely have a speck of glitter.
This is the outfit all put together. I do not really understand the thought process behind designing this outfit. Everything kind of goes except the purse and the shoes. And if the purse and shoes were the same color, it might look a little more put together. Then again, it might not.
Despite its flaws I do recommend this set. I would say if you are wanting just the skirt and top try to get it on sale, but $18 is still a pretty good deal as it is.