When I was younger, I desperately wanted an American Girl doll. I treated the catalogues like love notes, saving and memorizing every one I received in the mail (in fact I still have all the catalogues and magazines that have been sent to me since Fall of 2001). I saved my pennies. I devoured the books. I purchased purses, lotion, pins, trading cards, and ornaments. I never bought a doll.
In 2001, the Kit doll that I wanted cost $89–an incomprehensible fortune for a first grader. Now, the same doll can set a parent back $115. While I could probably afford to buy myself a doll (and maybe one of these days I will bite the bullet and do it), I will just dress myself like one for now.
Dress: Forever (consignment)
Coat: Guess (eBay, gifted)
Boots: Bamboo (gifted)
Earrings, bracelet, pin, and hair clip: gifted