I have never considered myself very 'girly' but do love a doll. This photo of me (on left) with my sister and our favourite baby dolls does look particularly girly though... we were dressing up in some 60's nightdresses with our dolls. My grandparents bought these for us specially for Christmas one year (don't you just love their wallpaper?).
So I started thinking, "oh, how fun, I get to buy my little girl dolls" when she is born (and a little older). Here is some fun ones I have found so far on etsy but I still love that whiffy smell of 80's plastic dolls when they come out of boxes.
Do dolls still smell like that? I think the last doll purchased in our household was my sister's awful Cabbage Patch Kid (I was too old for them). I can't stand Bratz dolls (they look like porn stars) but still love classic Barbie dolls with 60's make-up.
Big Sister Megan Sprinkles : lilsprinkles
Sleepy doll vintage fabric : blossomnbird
Years ago, when in New York, I bought a Gene Doll for myself from FAO Schwartz. She is beautiful with 50's red catseye sunglasses, full skirt, stockings and handbag, and looks just like Jayne Mansfield (one of my idols).
Evening Gala Barbie : FAO Schwartz $50 USD (yes, she's new!)
Now, if you haven't been to FAO Schwartz, you are really missing out. It is absolutely mindblowing! I couldn't control myself. There were levels and levels of toys all categorised so there was a Barbie level, Star Wars, etc.
My grandmother had a stack of vintage Barbies we used to play with, complete with Skipper, Ken, and all the gang plus loads of accessories. She sold them all in the 80's which is a shame. She had, as a girl, a dolls house that had working lights too... oooh doll's houses!
Maybe I am girlier that I thought.