Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world. The American Girl brand often aims to inspire girls with character qualities such as courage, creativity and individual uniqueness. We had the honor of receiving the Blaire Wilson doll and learning more about her story. We are excited to share all the details about this latest American Girl personality!
American Girl Blaire Wilson Unboxing Video
My girls received several items from the American Girl brand to unbox and review. Like the other dolls, Blaire Wilson’s collection includes several storybooks, outfit sets and a variety of accessory sets. We received the American Girl Blaire doll & book, her accessory kit and Blaire’s gardening outfit.
Blaire Wilson Inspires Relationships
2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson has beautiful red hair, green eyes and a sweet collection of outfits and accessories. Blaire works hard on her family’s sustainable farm and helps with planning farm-to-table celebrations. American Girl describes Blaire Wilson as a “young chef-in-training who loves bringing people together”. Blaire’s book series highlights the importance of friendships and connecting with people.
“Building and maintaining supportive relationships with family and friends is central to Blaire’s story. A message we think is important to champion among girls today.” says Julia Prohaska, American Girl’s vice president of marketing. “We hope Blaire inspires everyone to connect more regularly with the important people in their lives.”
Nurturing family connections is a great value to highlight, especially in today’s social environment that is so saturated by technology. In our home, our family plans our schedule so we can eat meals together and have meaningful conversations. We take the time to listen to our kids’ simple questions, so they’ll feel welcome to ask the harder questions later. Our kids enjoy limited screen time and we try to minimize phone distractions during family time.
Blaire Wilson’s stories and sweet collectible doll set is a classic addition to the American Girl Collection.
Blaire Wilson Doll Details
The 18″ Blaire Wilson doll has bright green eyes that open and close. She has curly red hair that comes braided into a flattering pulled-back hairstyle. Like all American Girl dolls, Blaire has a huggable cloth body, a movable head and limbs made of smooth vinyl. She comes with the Blaire paperback book, plus her signature outfit.
Blaire’s white sundress is accented with a whimsical bumblebee print. Though simple at first glance, Blaire’s dress has many design elements. Ruched detailing adds texture to the bodice and the gathered tie makes a bow at the neckline. Tiny yellow buttons run down the front of her skirt.
We love the darling yet casual design of Blaire’s dress and of course, her purple sandals! My girls also love dressing up and running around in play dresses while gardening or playing in the yard.
The Blaire Wilson doll comes with a sunny yellow bandanna bracelet she wears while gardening, a hair comb with pink flowers and purple platform sandals.
Collectible Outfits & Accessories
In addition to the doll, girls can collect a variety of outfits and accessories for American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson. Her gardening outfit comes with a smocked top, overalls and green gardening boots. Other add-ons include additional Blaire books, Blaire’s bridesmaid dress, floral flair outfit, gardening apron and sun hat.
Girls will further enjoy exploring Blaire’s world with American Girl’s furniture sets such as Blaire’s gorgeous family farm restaurant, Blaire’s party decor and Blaire’s garden.
I love the American Girl brand because my girls can collect the coordinating sets over time. I encourage my kids to collect toy sets rather than accumulate random toy clutter. My girls began their AG collection earlier than the advertised age (8+). However, they will be able to enjoy their American Girl dolls for many years to come! We often give our girls an American Girl outfit or accessory add-on for their birthdays or Christmas. I also love that my girls will make precious sister memories as they play together with their dolls such as Blaire Wilson, Luciana Vega and Maryellen Larkin.
Gardening with Blaire
Blaire’s gardening outfit is especially adorable. Her green boots are perfect for stomping around in the mud. I don’t normally prefer the overalls look, but Blaire looks adorable in her overalls accented with floral embroidery. Her off the shoulder smock top gives her farm “work day” outfit a feminine element without disrupting function.
Blaire’s farm outfit is cute and functional, perfect for staying cool while working hard. I mostly love all the detailing commonly found within the entire American Girl collection.
American Girl Quality
All the details on Blaire Wilson’s construction and outfits are beautiful. Regarding quality, I’ve seen reviews from people saying a lot has changed with American Girl over the years. Personally, I have been pleased with the quality of our recent American Girl dolls and accessories.
American Girl as a company has grown a lot in its product offerings and variety of dolls released per year. I’m sure manufacturing methods have also changed over the years. I feel that the quality of these newer dolls compare closely with my original Truly Me doll which I purchased more than 20 years ago.
I generally teach my girls to take care of their dolls. They don’t throw them on the floor or drag them around. In my opinion, it’s helpful to teach kids how to take care of nice toys and keep them in fgood condition. However, if something does happen to your doll, American Girl offers a doll hospital service to fix up your doll and send her home good as new!
All in all, Blaire Wilson is a classic doll to add to your American Girl collection or to purchase as your daughter’s first doll! I’m looking forward to reading her book series with my girls this year. Which of Blaire’s outfits or add-on accessory sets is your favorite?
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!