American Girl at Washington Square Mall Really Into This
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American Girl at Washington Square Mall

Lea Dives In Book American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Free Book!

I am Really Into going to the mall. So, when I heard there was a new American Girl at Washington Square Mall, we had to hit up the Grand Opening. We lucked out & received a free book to celebrate.

My daughter Annabelle & I had a blast visiting American Girl at Washington Square Mall. I was reminiscing throughout the store because Jessica & I were Really Into reading the American Girl Series when we were younger. One weekend, we spent hours sitting in a Waldenbooks reading the Molly & Samantha books for a school project. I still have some of my old books.

American Girl Books Washington Square Mall
My “vintage” American Girl books

American Girl at Washington Square Mall

My daughter hasn’t Really gotten Into the American Doll products, mainly because she doesn’t like dolls. But, there is a new American Girl that I thought she would be Into. The newest doll is Alice Nanea Mithcell. Since we are obsessed with Moana, I figured getting to know Nanea would be a great introduction to the American Girl of Polynesian descent.

Alice Nanea Mitchell American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Alice Nanea Mitchell

 

There were so many cool dolls in American Girl at Washington Square Mall. Even if some of the girls from my fenereation are retired, there are so many amazing new girls with interesting stories.

Check out Melody Ellison. Her tagline is “Today, I will lift my voice and sing out.

Fairness and equality for all people sound like music to my ears. More than ever, I need to lend my support at home, at church, and around my neighborhood. It’ll take courage, but adding my voice to others can really make a difference.

Melody is too cool. She’s a singer, she’s got style for days & she’s fighting for justice & equal rights. That’s my kind of American Girl.

Melody American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Melody Ellison

Check out her Fancy Coat look too. I would rock this outfit in a heartbeat. I also loved her singing with her mircophone set and she has her own recording studio. Melody was fighting for the same things we are still fighting for today- fairness & equality for all.

Melody Fancy Coat Outfit American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Melody Ellison in her Fancy Coat

Meet Julie Albright. Her tagline is “Now is my time to stand up and fight for what’s right.”

I like school and hanging out with friends, and I play on the basketball team. The boys’ basketball team. I’ll take on any challenge. Sometimes, I take on too much. But that’s OK— everything will turn out groovy in the end.

Julie Bedroom American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Julie having a Slumber Party

Julie reminds me of my mom. Look at Julie’s phone. My mom had the same doughnut type phone, except hers was dark brown. She was and is so proud of that phone. It was the first thing she purchased with her own money.

Bathroom American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Julie’s 70’s Chic Bathroom

Julie’s bathroom is pretty epic too. Check out the furry toilet seat cover. Also, on the toilet tank, there is a bottle of Love’s Baby Soft perfume. I squealed seeing this. My mom bought that perfume for me when I was a kid.

Finally, meet Maryellen Larkin. Her tagline is, “I follow my heart instead of the crowd.”

I have a heart full of high-flying hopes and a head full of pie-in-the-sky ideas, even though they don’t all get off the ground. But I know that if I stay true to who I am and what I believe, the sky’s the limit.

I was Really Into Maryellen too. She’s rollerskating, wearing saddle oxfords with a poodle skirt & she was cooking up a storm in her kitchen. I am Really Into vintage kitchen ware & I have an EXACT match to her pink Pyrex casserole dish. So of course, I felt an instant connection with Maryellen. Also, I’m in love with her TV trays.

Mary Ellen Kitchen American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Maryellen’s Kitchen

American Girl at Washington Square Mall – Truly Me Doll

If you can’t find a themed doll that you’re Really Into, then American Girl lets you make your own. My daughter thought this was Really cool. Choose hair, eye color, skin tone, freckles, etc. to style your American Girl to represent your look.

Truly Me Doll American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Truly Me Dolls
Baby American Girl at Washington Square Mall
American Girl Baby Doll

If dolls aren’t your thing, there are these super sweet baby dolls too. Some of their outfits- OMG! So cute!

If I was picking a set to represent me, it would definitely be these two American Girls. I love to bake & this gal’s bread turned out perfect. But, check out my girl relaxing. She’s about to chow down on not one, but TWO brownies. That’s me! These Girls should be on the next season on of The Great American Baking Show. 

Baking Kitchen Set American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Two Girls Baking

Now, Jessica doesn’t have red hair, but this is TOTALLY her. Chilling in a giant bubble bath = THE LIFE.

Bubble Bath Set American Girl at Washington Square Mall
Bubble Bath Time

Here’s Bailey. Chilling & listening to music. This egg chair hooks up to a phone & actually plays music.

Julie Egg Chair American Girl at Washington Square Mall
So jealous of Julie’s Egg Chair

Now, this American Girl’s name is actually, Tenney Grant. She gives me serious Lady Gaga vibes with her banjo, pink cowboy hat & blonde hair.

Tenney Grant American Girl Washington Square Mall
Lady Gag vibes from Tenney Grant

Perhaps my favorite thing about American Girl at Washington Square Mall are these books made especially for girls. Growing up is tough – on everyone. These books make things a bit easier for young girls. These American Girl books cover topics such as bullying, friendships, handling emotions, caring for yourself, information about puberty, etc. American Girl does a heck of a job tackling these difficult & sensitive topics.

Books American Girl at Washington Square Mall
These books are lifesavers

THE VERDICT

All in all, we are Really Into the American Girl at Washington Square Mall. This is the Grand Opening weekend. My daughter, Annabelle is now an American Girl convert. Her favorite was the beauty salon set. She loves how real each doll’s hair feels. I loved going to the store & seeing a myriad of different cultures, abilities & interested represented. American Girl at Washington Square Mall is a fun filled store for shoppers of all ages.

American Girl Wheelchair Washington Square Mall
All Abilities Represented with American Girls

 

For more details on the American Girl Portland Grand Opening, visit: www.americangirl.com/retail/portland.php or http://www.shopwashingtonsquare.com/Events.

ABOUT AMERICAN GIRL
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT, www.mattel.com), a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that nourish a girl’s spirit and help develop her strength of character. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, WellieWishers™, and the classic historical character line BeForever™. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, in its proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, and at select specialty retailers nationwide. Outside of the U.S., American Girl products are sold in specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ in Canada and El Palacio de Hierro locations in Mexico City. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.


ABOUT WASHINGTON SQUARE MALL

The state’s premier shopping destination, the more than 1.4 million square-foot Washington Square is anchored by Oregon’s largest Nordstrom, plus Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and DICK’s Sporting Goods, and features more than 170 exciting shops and dining choices. Washington Square also offers its guests a broad range of appealing amenities – from electric vehicle charging stations, free Wi-Fi and a popular play area for children to Currency Exchange and Text Concierge, which offers immediate, personalized responses to shopper questions via text. For more information, visit www.shopwashingtonsquare.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive the most up-to date information. Connect with us immediately by texting the team at 503-908-3000.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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