American Girl Store Haul – January 2016

Hi guys! Today I’m going to be sharing the things we bought at the American Girl store when we went this last weekend. πŸ™‚


First, Darica got Lea’s Bahia outfit and Lea’s sloth! Isn’t the sloth adorable? Darica also got her ears pierced! Earrings are perfect for her girly, fashionable, personality.


This is probably going to be Darica’s new profile picture.

Catlover02 didn’t buy anything because she wanted to save her money.

Juliefan got the Bitty Blender, the Bitty Baby wipe case, Julie’s bunny, and Julie’s pajamas.

Samanthalover got the Pastel Carousel Outfit.

Are you all ready to see what I bought?

He he he…. πŸ˜›



I got Lea Clark! I only had $115, but when I added up all the money I’d earned through Etsy, I had just enough to buy her exclusive collection and get her ears pierced!


Her hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love the highlights. Her hair is very unique; it’s unlike any other doll. πŸ™‚ Her hair can get a little messy, but it’s pretty easy to manage considering it’s not completely curly.

Catlover02 went through the Lea dolls for me to find one that didn’t look mad. When she did find one, I didn’t really feel like it was the one for me. But I took it. While we were walking around the store some more, and Lea was in my shopping bag (the big red ones you carry your stuff in before you check out), I noticed one of her eyes was a little off. American Girl Doll Crafter also had this problem. So I took her back to the shelf and looked at the ones in the back. I found the Lea doll I wanted, and I felt like it was the one for me. πŸ™‚

Here is Lea in the shopping bag right after she got her ears pierced.


Pretty girl. πŸ™‚


These are the studs that come with Lea when you get her ears pierced. I think they’re really pretty. I haven’t taken them out yet.

Lea’s Earring Set is the first set to have gold studs, not silver like all the other ones.


I got Lea’s accessories since they came in Lea’s Exclusive Collection. I love the wish bracelet. It’s so colorful!

The Exclusive Collection also came with the beach dress.


Someone happily offered to model it…


Darica and Lea are already friends. They are an unlikely pair – Darica loves to talk and shop, and though Lea is friendly, she doesn’t talk much. Darica has already borrowed Lea’s earrings and they are planning to share clothes when it gets a little warmer. πŸ˜‰



I think this picture is my favorite.

My goodness, Lea is pretty. She’s almost so pretty I don’t even want to play with her. I’m scared I’m going to scratch her or something! XD

Were you surprised? Well stay tuned, because I’ve got some more surprises coming soon!

– American Girl Doll Artist

P.S. I edited my photos in Photoshop AND Lightroom.

About AG Doll Artist

Hey, I'm Dara! I'm the main blogger here at Small Dolls in a Big World. I love sewing, drawing, and photographing my dolls. I started this blog in 2014 and have been blogging ever since. :) A lot of the time you can find me on Instagram where I share my latest work. (@americangirldollartist)



  2. I have my money all saved up for Lea!! I’m going in March to the AG store for my birthday. Your post was awesome, and I know I will be having happy dreams about Lea tonight! Your photography is really good.

  3. Wow, those photos are amazing! πŸ˜€

    I was really surprised! I hope you enjoy your Lea doll. I felt the same way when I first got her, I almost didn’t want to play with her either because I was afraid of messing her up. πŸ˜›
    I can’t wait to see what the rest of the surprises are! πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, these are great! Lea looks awesome. I love her Bahia Outfit.

  5. Wow! Darica looks beautiful, and Lea is simply gorgeous! I’m so glad that you found the perfect Lea doll. πŸ˜‰ Great photos, and I can’t wait to see the next surprise! πŸ˜‰

    -American Girl Doll Crafter

  6. Does this mean your going to update your profile picture? :0)

  7. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! Jamie looks so pretty in the Beach Dress. πŸ˜€

  8. Awesome haul! I love the photos! They are gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  9. Ag Dolls 4 Ever says

    I guessed that you got Lea!!! I saw in the first photo that Darica was wearing Leas earrings and I was thinking “You can’t get those with any dolls other than Lea, so she maybe got Lea!” Im so proud of myself for noticing that πŸ™‚
    Also, did they take Lea out of her box to pierce her ears and are the shoes to the exclusive outfit hard plastic or rubbery?
    I will definitely stay tuned for more surprises! (Unless I go detective-mode and guess them😏 Hehe)

  10. Awesome, you have a beautiful doll! She is so very photogenic and the pictures of what everyone got are beautiful!

  11. O MY GOSH! YOU GOT LEA! I was just screaming SHE GOT HER SHE GOT HER ! and my sister was all like STOP SAYING THAT !Super happy for you!

    -Emerson and the girls

  12. Congratulations on the new addition to your family and all the awesome stuff you were able to do and get during your trip.

  13. You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE Lea Clark! I would love to get her but I’m going to get some stuff for my AG doll house first! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. thelifeofkanani says

    YAY! You got Lea, and so soon! All of the pictures are beautiful, and your Lea is stunning (those highlights!). I am looking forward to seeing Lea in some new photo stories, and possibly some reviews of all that you got from her collection so far. I also am excited for the surprise! Do you think the surprise will be soon? πŸ™‚ Also, would you recommend Lea’s accessories? I won’t be getting the exclusive collection, but I wanted to know if the accessories are worth the price.

    • Thank you thelifeofkanani! πŸ™‚ Yes, the surprise will be very soon. πŸ™‚ Stay tuned!
      The main piece is the braided headband and the camera. Braided headbands are usually worth $15-$20 so that is a majority of the price. I will most likely be doing a full review of them in the future. πŸ™‚

  15. Oh YAAY!! You got LEA!! I’m so glad you were able to find one that didn’t look mad πŸ˜€
    The last picture shows her highlights really well! I’m looking forward to finding out what more surprises you have in store for us πŸ˜€

  16. Lea is SO pretty! I don’t think I’ll get her….I don’t reeeeally have the money right now. πŸ™‚ Oh, I’m so glad you got the one you wanted! The doll has to feel special. πŸ™‚

    <3 Miri <3

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