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Doll and Me Matching Outfits

Ever since I fell in love with one of the original American Girl dolls, Samantha, many moons ago, the brand has held a place in my heart. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to introduce it to my daughter when the time came. We started with a Bitty Baby and have continued on with favorites like Melody Ellison and Gabriella McBride. So, when they released their latest girl, Z Yang, I knew my baby girl would adore her too. You see she, more often than not, plays model for me and and my camera. While she loves saying cheese, she's also fascinated by my equipment, often asking if she can try taking her own photos when we're done. And being that Z Yang's storyline revolves around her filmmaking, she was just the right birthday present for my budding shutterbug's fifth birthday!

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And what better way to celebrate than with an American Girl Doll and me matching outfits photo shoot? Well, they're outfits aren't so much matching as coordinating. We chose a Burt's Bees striped tank and tie dye leggings look in navy and pink that picked up on those same colors in Z Yang's outfit. And both girls are rockin' some seriously sparkly shoes, my daughter's being Freshly Picked moccasins. There's no reason a girl can't be sparkly AND comfy. Am I right? And speaking of comfort...

striped knotted tank
burt's bees baby tie dye

One of the reasons we love Burt's Bees Baby so much is because it's made out of their special organic cotton which is perfect for summer's sweltering temps. Not only is it ridiculously soft, but it lasts. We all know how much us mamas have to wash our kiddo's clothes, especially in the summertime, and it's great to know that the Burt's Bees Baby organic cotton is up for the job. Plus, it's earth friendly. Now I can feel great about putting my kids in clothes that are kind to our planet and they can play the day away in comfort! You can bet there was a lot of playing in these doll and me matching outfits!

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