Saturday, December 19, 2015

Purple and White Journey Girls Dress

One of the New Italy Outfits

When Toys R Us came out with the new Journey Girls Italian line they also released 4 outfits.  One of the outfits that was released was this simple purple and white outfit.  The outfit comes with a light purple purse and matching shoes.  The outfit retails for around $17.99.  Is the outfit worth the money?

The dress outfit is one of the best made Journey Girls outfits on the market.  The cloth is thick and the whole things is very well made.  The outfit looks like it is two pieces, a white top and a purple star patterned skirt.  However it is actually one piece, layered to look like two.  The skirt has a purple geometric star pattern printed on a nice cotton cloth with a satin back to it.  Ending just above Kyla's knees, the skirt is a nice length when standing.  Because of the issues with the way the Journey Girls sit, the skirt is short when seated.

The top of this outfit is actually two layers.  The top visible layer is not actually attached to the skirt, rather it is attached to another layer of fabric, that is attached to the skirt.  The underneath layer of fabric is the same simple satin that is on the underneath of the skirt. It is sewn to the waistline of the skirt, as well as the side of the top layer, around the arms, and neckline.

The top layer is made of the same material with an intricate flowered lace on top, that makes it stiff and adds a beautiful pattern to the plain top.  The portrait neckline, the thick shoulder straps, along with the knee length skirt make this out fit a nice casual "work" style outfit.

The purse is a light lavender "leather", with a shape kind of like a duffle bag.  The straps are long enough that Kyla can carry the purse on her shoulder.  It opens, but there is nothing to keep it closed, no velcro to latch it together.  Still, a very nice purse.

The shoes match the lavender of the purse.  They are the same plastic dress flats that come with almost every dress.  Nice, but it would be great to see something new.

All ratings are out of 10

Value 7 – Although this dress is well made there is nothing else to the set.  The purse is great, but the shoes are the same old thing.  It would be nice to see something else come with the dress, or to see a lower price.  Still nice, and quality wise this is on par with an American Girl outfit.

Fitment 10– Fits perfectly as would be expected from a Journey Girls outfit.  

Versatility 6 – Like some of the other dresses in the Journey girls line this outfit does not have much versatility.  Although because of it's design it can be used for casual occasions to semi formal/ business occasions.  The shoes will go with many outfits as will the purse.

Cuteness 8 – The pattern on the skirt is really cute and the lace on the top is awesome.  The photos her can't show the detail and intricacy of it.  This is not the cutest outfit that Toys R Us has put out, but it is the cutest "casual" outfit.

Overall 8 – A great outfit! Cute and very well made.  This outfit is not as fancy as the "Celebrate" outfits and not as casual as the plaid outfit.  It has a place right in the middle.  The price is okay, actually it's a good price for the quality of the dress.  If this was sold by American Girl (it would have some better shoes) it would cost twice as much.  Still, look for it on sale for a great outfit.


Denise said...

Merry Christmas ! Oh I can't wait to find out Where They're going in 2016

JGKelsey said...

I am talking to Toys R Us to see if I can get a hint as to where the girls are going next. Merry Christmas!