We are excited to introduce Gabriela McBride, the 2017 American Girl of the Year. We had the opportunity to check out this new American Girl doll’s gorgeous details and fun story that celebrates overcoming obstacles with creativity, something that many little girls can relate to. Don’t miss our unboxing video! I love the American Girl brand because of their dedication to introducing little girls to history and life principles in a fun way for little girls. Some of my favorite dolls include the timeless classics Kirsten and Felicity who were introduced to my generation. My daughter enjoys playing with newer releases such as Maryellen Larkin and Melody Ellison. Each of these American Girls have their own unique stories, families and communities. If you prefer the modern dolls, you can choose an American Girl TrulyMe doll designed to look like your child. The American Girl doll collection offers something for everyone!
American Girl Gabriela McBride Unboxing Video
American Girl Gabriela McBride is the 2017 Girl of the Year, a true talent who gets creative for a cause. This 18″ American Girl doll has warm brown eyes that open and close, curly dark brown hair, a huggable cloth body, and a movable head and limbs made with mooth vinyl. Her signature outfit includes a cropped purple sweater with silver dream graphic and soft turquoise tank top. Her stretchy dark blue jeggings, pair of purple and turquoise shoes, and double ribbon pink headband complete her comfy outfit.
One of my favorite features about Gabriela is her curly hair that can be styled in a variety of ways. We use a metal toothed brush to keep her hair looking pretty and tangle free. Styled up or down, Gabriela’s hair frames her face with ringlet curls.
I also love American Girl dolls because they don’t try to encourage girls to grow up too fast. In a world of fashion, makeup, and high gloss magazine covers, American Girl dolls are dressed appropriately for little girls with stories that emphasize friendship, pretending, standing up for what you believe, and being creative. As a little girl I was much less concerned with how I looked and much more interested in what I could create, which is a great principle for raising daughters. My girls love to do art projects, sing and dance around the house, go on adventures, and build blanket forts. American Girl dolls are a fun way to enjoy fashion without all the adult concepts that can come with it. My daughter also loves dressing up to match her American Girl doll in outfits especially designed by American Girl.
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My daughter’s darling Alice dress is from Matilda Jane Clothing’s Once Upon a Time collection. I love the whimsical fabric details and ruffles. Shop for these darling little girl fashions through this lovely lady, Amanda Huizenga Trunk Keeper #860.
Check out this fun new Gabriela McBride American Girl doll for your own daughter. American Girl dolls are wonderful quality and I’ve given my original doll to my daughter, still in perfect condition. In a world of toys and trends that come and go, American Girl is a timeless collection that’s fun to play with, display and add new outfits and dolls to your collection!
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.