Dolly Review: A Girl for All Time- Lydia’s Riding Outfit

Back in February, I had the pleasure of meeting Frances from A Girl for All Time.  Mum’s the word on everything that was spoken about, but I can share this with you– a review of Lydia’s Riding Outfit!  If you recall, I obsessed over this riding outfit during my Lydia review and received a happy surprise when I left New York City with one of my very own.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

A Girl for All Time fashions are by far the best being produced by companies within the 18″ to 20″ doll realm.  Design wise, they’re super detailed.  The fabric choices used are spot on and have a real quality feel to them.  Lydia’s Riding Outfit is composed of a few different pieces and to get the complete look, you’ll have to purchase two different items.  Lydia’s Riding Outfit consists of a white sleeveless blouse, dark blue coat and light blue skirt.  The shoes and hat are sold apart from the outfit itself in the Riding Boots and Hat accessory pack. I would highly recommend picking these up together. The blue’s in this outfit look amazing with Lydia’s dark eyes and hair and, as far as storytelling goes, this complete look does just that.  This outfit inspires creative, imaginative play for all ages.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

As usual, the design is superb and the attention to detail is amazing. Decorative plastic buttons are used on the jacket.  They look really nice on the dark blue fabric.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (cuff detail)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (cuff detail)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (Jacket detail)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (Jacket detail)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (hat detail)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (hat detail)

From head to toe, this outfit is perfect.  My favorite element is the collar on the dark blue coat.  If you follow it around, you’ll see it forms a large triangle down her back.  I love it.  Trust me, if I saw this on a clothing rack today, it would be in my shopping cart instantly.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

The hat is super cute and holds its shape surprisingly well.  It’s one of the things that makes this outfit standout.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

The heavy, quality fabrics didn’t let me down in the least.  The heavy light blue skirt, while prone to its fair share of wrinkles, fits well.  It has a fun feature you don’t see every day in doll outfits– pockets.  To be honest, I don’t think I’ll be using the pockets much in this outfit, but it is a nice touch.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (blouse and pockets)

Lydia and her Riding Outfit (blouse and pockets)

Pictures speak a thousand words, so here’s a few more photos to show off this amazing look.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

While you can’t see them when paired with a long skirt like this, the riding boots are winners, as well.  The ankle length boots are secured with velcro, so it’s easy to put them on/take them off.

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

Lydia and her Riding Outfit

You can see all the outfits A Girl for All Time has on their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. What do you think of Lydia’s Riding Outfit?  Do you have a favorite A Girl for All Time outfit? Share your thoughts below!

*This outfit was sent to me for a fair and honest review.  All opinions stated here are my own.

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April 25, 2015. Tags: , . Uncategorized.

3 Comments

  1. Jen @ Dolls Between Us replied:

    Gorgeous! I am reading Matilda’s book right now.

  2. Daniela replied:

    Ils a lovely costume but I find it expensive as the extra costume for Matilda came complete, dress, shoes and mask togheter. Another thing I do no like is the fact that all the dresses are sewn to the box. I own all the clothes in Matilda collection and the riding outfit of Lydia(without the boots and hat) and all have small holes or marks where they have been attached.

  3. Once Upon A Doll Collection replied:

    What a lovely outfit! So many details in that gorgeous coat!!! And I love the colors!

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