Some time last week I was at Target and noticed they still had one PlayWonder doll outfit on clearance – it was marked down to $11 and included 7 pieces. At that price, even if there was only one item in the grouping that worked, it was still a good deal. The PlayWonder 18″ doll line was made for Target by the Madame Alexander doll company and sold there last year. It does not appear to be returning so if you can find any PlayWonder dolls or outfits, chances are they will be clearanced at this point.
The set included a bronze colored jacket, reversible skirt, lacy footless tights, a sleeveless tunic tee, a sleeveless fringe tee, a headband that can be used as a scarf and an elastic headband/belt thing (I forgot to put it in the photo but its nothing special). Now to me, this really doesn’t look like an outfit. It looks like a collection of pieces that could be mixed and matched to make something or paired with items we already have to make a cute outfit or five.
Here is a closer look at the fabric they used for the skirt and two tops. The print on the skirt is tiny and actually very pretty. The pink tunic tee is okay and I really don’t care for the fringe tee.
I figured that since the PlayWonder line is made by Madame Alexander that it would fit our Madame Alexander Favorite Friends girl McKayla best. I was right. So, she put on the tights (which I only like with these boots by MyPinkPlanet), the skirt with the floral pattern showing, a white tank from Journey Girls, the bronze jacket (which I LOVE) and the scarf. To me, this is a super cute outfit for fall and it really matches McKayla’s personality.
I reversed the skirt and put it on Ivy along with the pink tunic top tucked in. Ivy said the skirt was too tight and way too short! So short that she did not want her face in the photo! Just embarassing she said. On the right doll and with the right top, the skirt is just as cute with the chambray blue layer on the outside as it is with the floral layer showing.
Happy to be able to breathe again, Ivy likes the pink top with a pair of comfy skinny capris from AG. The back of the top ties and it really is very flimsy. Not my favorite piece in the set, but not the worst either. (Wondering what beautiful seat Ivy is sitting on? That is the new Victorian Trundle from The Queen’s Treasures. Watch for a giveaway for it later this fall.)
Just to humor me, Ivy put the fringe tee on over the pink tee. This top velcros at one should and is super flimsy. Now it might look cute with a pair of black denim shorts for summer, but as part of this set, I just don’t get it.
McKayla thinks this new trundle bed is great. It is so comfy that she is drifting off to sleep with a cupcake in her hand! Oh my McKayla!
Final thoughts – for $11.88 I am glad I picked up this set. Like I said, the jacket, skirt and scarf are excellent pieces. They are very well made, stylish and can go with lots of other separates that we already own. The AG girls wont get to wear the skirt, but our Madame Alexander, Springfield Dolls, Journey Girls, Carpatina, and Kidz n’ Cats dolls just got a great new piece to add to their wardrobe!