Today was a bright-and-cheery yellow day! Nothing like some colorful patterned pants and a bright yellow top to keep you in a good mood on a sunny day. I took a little car trip today to visit some friends, so my satchel was handy for all my day-trip needs, and it provided some contrast to the bright colors of the rest of my outfit. I also can’t get enough of these aviator glasses. I highly recommend getting a pair for practical purposes- and style of course!
Who says you can’t have a comfy sweater and slipper day in the summer? I could feel the pending thunderstorm when I got up this morning, so I decided to put on a light-weight sweater and stay cooped up inside rather than risking getting caught in the storm. Everyone needs a day off from fancy shoes and accessories once in a while!
This vest (actually the whole outfit that it comes with) has been on my wish list since the day it came out, but somehow it kept not coming home with me. It is one of the best potential mix-and-match outfits available from AG, so how could I keep ignoring it? At last I have added it to my wardrobe, which has never felt more complete. My necklace is another Joann Fabrics pre-made jewelry-making strand with a clasp added to the end; I have a feeling my necklace collection is going to grow significantly with this new discovery!
Although I sadly cannot attend my beloved hometown’s event, I am dressing in honor of the “Hats Off to Saratoga” celebration weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY, which kicks off the thoroughbred racing season! There are always plenty of fun events and venues to explore, but my favorite part is the ladies hat contest at the race track, where everyone wears their most extravagant summer hats! While I don’t have a hat that compares to some of the outrageous ones that have appeared in the contest, my large-brimmed straw hat with its big ruffled flower seemed appropriate. I do hope to make it to the track at some point this summer!
I usually try not to overload you with too many photos of the same outfit, but with the sun gloriously beaming onto the porch this afternoon, I was having way too much fun posing for cool pictures and couldn’t choose my favorites. As for my outfit- I was in a sundress-y mood, so I started there and finally got around to wearing this snazzy fedora that has been waiting for the perfect outfit for its debut. I was very excited to see it in the AG catalog and it does not disappoint!
It was a steamy summer day today! I couldn’t bear to wear more than a tank and a light-weight skirt with the humidity- which I also blame for my hair’s extra volume, though I’m not necessarily complaining. Red always seems like an appropriate color for the hottest days, so I added some colorful accents with some red sandals and a red bag. Now it’s time to stay cool inside with the AC and perhaps a glass of lemonade…
What I’m Wearing:
Tank: AG Picnic Time
Skirt: Clarisse’s Closet on Etsy
Bag: AG Saige’s Accessories(on sale now!)
Shoes: AGP Beach Set
Sunglasses: TheCraftySewingBee on Etsy
Bracelet: AG Seaside Tote Set
Question from Bella: I have a piece called Isabelle’s Rosette Leotard. I cannot figure out how to make it stylish or pair it with things. I really would like so advice, Clarisse. Could you make a post about it?
Isabelle’s wardrobe is great for dolls who have a passion for dance, but many of her pieces are also great for mix-and-matching in an everyday wardrobe! In my last post you may have seen that I wore one of her leotards as part of my outfit, and now you can get a few more ideas on how to work a leo into your wardorbe.
Outfit 1: Try wearing the leo with a pair of fun printed pants and a cardigan! The leo works great as a basic “tucked-in” tank so you can draw the attention of the outfit to other fun pieces.
Outfit 2: You can also use the leo as a layering tank with another top, which is a fun way to add a little interest to a simple outfit. Paired with a skirt, the layered tops create a very stylish look!
Outfit 3: Here we are drawing the focus to a fun long skirt by keeping things simple on top with just the leo. This way your options are wide open for accessorizing, such as adding a stylish hat.
I hope this helps give you some ideas!
Have a question about Clarisse’s style? Have a piece in your wardrobe that you need help styling? Or are you just in a style rut and can’t seem to find your way out? Leave a comment here or send Clarisse a message via the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page, and Clarisse will answer your fashion questions here on the blog!
Last night we went to see the New York City Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and had a wonderful time! The entire performance was breathtaking from the dancing, to the music, choreography, and costumes. The weather was a little threatening on the way there, but the storm subsided in time for us to enjoy our evening in the partially outdoor amphitheater. I dressed with ballet in mind, wearing an Isabelle leotard for a top, my tutu-inspired tulle skirt, and of course my hair in a ballerina bun. I hope we can go again next year!
These four new “Vintage Pretties” outfits will be listed on Etsy tomorrow at 8PM EST! They are all one-of-a-kind outfits, so be sure to check in on Etsy for your chance to snag one!
It’s my birthday!!
My friend Sophia took a trip out to visit me yesterday to celebrate a day early and we had such a fun day! She even brought me flowers and a present, and we played dress up in my closet (didn’t she pick out an adorable outfit?). Naturally, I chose a tiara to wear for my special day! We decided to have a little picnic as the sun was setting since the weather was so lovely. I couldn’t have asked for a better day!