Journey Girls Kelsey Tribal Print Sweater And American Girl Saige

Again, I have to thank Madelon for sending in these photos! She bought the Journey Girls Kelsey that is wearing the tribal print sweater from Toys R Us and the Saige similarities are definitely there!

First, Journey Girls are 18″ slim body dolls that sell for about $30 at Toys R Us, Amazon and various retailers. Β They can share furniture and many accessories with American Girl and other 18″ soft body dolls but not all of their clothes are interchangeable and they can not share shoes. Journey Girls can share with other 18″ slim body dolls like Carpatina, FAO, and similiar. Springfield Dolls and Maplelea are a little slimmer than AG so they can share some Journey Girl items – you just have to experiment.

Journey Girls Kelsey Tribal Sweater

Here is Journey Girls Kelsey wearing her Tribal Sweater outfit. It comes with the sweater, a t-shirt, skinny jeans, dark brown boots, a purse and and a belt. Not bad for $32! And, this set has been out since before Saige made her debut – just in case you were wondering.

Journey Girls Kelsey Tribal Sweater

Kelsey out of her box. I am loving her pretty green eyes and those boots – I want them in my size!! Kelsey’s hair comes in two loose, low ponytails.

I am sure it is just the angle the photo was taken, but Kelsey looks taller than Saige. I definitely LOVE the fact that Kelsey’s outfit comes with a belt – I might need to make one for our Saige’s outfit.

Here is a closer look at her strappy brown boots and skinny jeans.

A closer look at the underside of Kelsey’s sweater.Β 

The one thing about the Journey Girls is that while their hair is better than average for a play doll, it is not the quality you will find on AG, Carpatina or even the Madame Alexander Favorite Friends. It is not bad, but I recommend storing your dolls standing up and keeping their hair in braids or another style while they are being played with a lot.

Kelsey would make a great sister or friend for Saige! Keep an eye out for her on sale or use Toys R Us rewards points for an even better deal. I am looking forward to seeing what new accessories and furniture is added to the Journey Girls line this year as it is always a good value and something all our dolls can share.

Thanks Madelon for sending these in! I am definitely going to consider adding Kelsey to our collection!


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  1. wow…… she is so cute!!!!! I am going to want to add her to my mile long list of dolls that I want to get!!! Firstie

  2. try and guess who is on my list……. you never will!!! (dun dun dun!)

  3. Audrey and Marie says:


  4. Secondie

  5. Never mind

  6. Audrey and Marie says:

    Oops, 3die

  7. Audrey and Marie says:

    Oh, never mind then! πŸ˜‰

  8. Kananirulz says:

    Fourthie my sis has Kelsey but not that one

  9. By the time I posted the comment a buch of other people commented

  10. I want saige so bad im going to die! But… dad won’t let me. :(

  11. AgLifeWithU says:

    I’m gonna only get ag dolls 4 now I want to start a collection and I’m fixing to buy lanie shes a fixer upper but ive learner how to fix everything makeing it a great deal!!!!!

  12. Oh! Char, when will you be posting the winners to the tonner dolls, I can’t remember their names! :) I CAN”T wait to see who wins! I want Astrid sooo much! The price is a little to high for my parents to let me buy one!

  13. Yeah so similar!!!!

  14. If someone knows how to take care of Journey Girls hair please help because i love these, and I have Amazon credits so i might be able to get one…
    Great find Madelon!!

  15. Yea I love the outfit! When will the winners be announced for the City girls contest?

  16. My daughter got Kelsey for Christmas from her grandmother and calls her Saige because they look so much alike.

  17. I started a blog! I am working on the first post and I hope you like it!

  18. Candice Lacy says:

    I think Kelsey is the prettiest of the Journey Girls. Although I don’t own a JG doll, I do have the lost bed for my AG dolls and I love it!

  19. The outfits look almost exactly alike! :0

  20. Wow, they really could be sisters!

  21. I like the meet outfit.

  22. do any of you guys like ballet?

  23. Megan!!!!!! says:

    ok, ok i am SO saving for ag stuff!! i cant wait! by the way i want to get the cozy sweater outfit, i love pets pj’s and the campus casual outfit! and all of this ( ONLY 3 outfits ) is $84.95 ( plus shipping! ) crazy huh? well i will be saving for a while……

  24. O.O that is a lot of money

  25. that’s why I’m working on just getting a doll first-I’m o.k. at sewing/knitting/crocheting, so I can probably manage without clothes for a while. πŸ˜‰

  26. lol could u teach me then XD

  27. Tribal is sooo in right now! lol!

  28. kananirulz~if you meant me, then lol the joke would be on you then-I’m not good at teaching people things XD

  29. Megan!!!!!!! says:

    Kananirulz~ i no right?? its just CRAZY i think i will just get the sweater outfit and the campus outfit………

  30. Kelsey’s boots almost look like Saige’s Meet boots!! And her hair!!

  31. She’s cute, but the Journy Girls don’t appeal to me. But I do want that loft bed!

  32. Ladies and gentlemen of Doll Diaries, I am currently making an important evaluation regarding a decision I want to make with Saige’s hair. I want to let her hair down, mostly because no me gusta how the short pieces in her wig cap pop out when her hair is tied back. At the same time, I actually like her braid…
    So the question for today is: should I doooo eeeet? And if I do, is it easy to put her hair back the way it came?

  33. Cecille- I like ballet I go twice a week and I’m in grade 5.kelsey is really gorgeous but I still prefer saige.

  34. Oh and char did you get my mailing address yet?

  35. Ava – yes I did. They are going out in the mail tomorrow.

  36. I bought kelsey at toysrus but she came with a floral dress and a leather vest with pink strappy sandals and a suede purse

  37. @Char Ermahgerd, really? I’m so excited! I sent you my address,too. Will it be too hard to send it on a rocket ship to my home in Venus? πŸ˜›

  38. Sabrina :D says:

    I have a winter journey girl, too! I got Kyla, who is uber cute. She looks nearly exactly like the Tolly tots; i have had one of those since the dawn of time…. but anyway the american girl clothes are kind of big on her, and i’m exepting Kyla clothes will be big on my AG dolls.

  39. super cute! i used to have a journey girl

  40. Do these dolls have any relation to the Designafriend dolls? They look very similar to me.

  41. Wow! That is pretty cool!!

  42. I see like five simularities! Love her meet outfit.

  43. Erin~ An Australian AG Fan says:

    My Kate (Saige) and Kelsey are cousins and best friends. Both of them have hair exactly like mine. I love them both!

  44. I made my final decision. I’m taking Saige’s hair down, probably over the weekend. I’m sure it won’t be too hard to make that braid again, am I right u guise?
    Besides, YOLO. ;P

  45. i have a journey girls doll she can wear my ag is clothes but my ag dolls can’t wear her clothes because journey girls are slimmer.

  46. there is a video on how to care for saige’s hair on youtube