Simple Summer

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The breeze coming through the house this evening was simply glorious. I love this time of summer when it starts to cool down in the evenings after a hot day. I went for a simple look today since I wasn’t going anywhere too special, and just felt like wearing a nice and easy summer outfit. Can’t go wrong with denim shorts and some layered sleeveless tops!

What I’m Wearing:
Tie top: KateLaurenDesigns on Etsy 
Tank: Clarisse’s Closet on Etsy 
Shorts: Handmade Gift
Sunglasses: AGP Beach Set
Bracelet: ShimmerMyst on Etsy 
Shoes: Vintage/Ebay

Questions for Clarisse: The Sea Breeze Romper

Question from Alyshia: I’ve recently fallen in love with the Sea Breeze romper from 2011, but I’m not sure what to pair with it to make a unique outfit. I thought maybe some black tights would be cute? Do you have any ideas?

Even though I don’t have the romper in my closet, I’ve always admired it, so I enjoyed playing around with styling it! I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits using the romper to give you some examples of different ways to style it. I used mostly doll sized pieces, and filled in the gaps with girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe. 

Summer Lovin': The first look is what first came to mind for me when I pictured the Sea Breeze romper! Some bright colored accessories and a summery scarf are a great contrast to the neutral colors of the romper and make for a very fun and summery outfit.
Sea Breeze Romper 1
Pieces Shown:
Boots: AG Sparkly Camp Outfit
Hat: AG Seaside Tote Set

 Sweet Little Lady: The second outfit I came up with uses the romper as if it were a dress. I added some girly accessories for a slightly dressed-up look, and the cardigan adds a little more color to the ensemble.Sea Breeze Romper 2
Pieces Shown:
Cardigan: AG Bitty Blossom
Purse: AG Party Purse
Shoes: AG Plaid Party Dress 

Day to Night: I gave Alyshia’s suggestion of black tights a try, and the outcome is quite cute! I stuck with just black and gold accessories to keep the focus more on the contrasting textures and the sparkly accessories. This would be a fun look for a girls night out!Sea Breeze Romper 3

Pieces Shown:
Boots: AG Addy’s Meet 
Bag: AG Isabelle’s Accessories 
Necklace: EverydayDollwear on Etsy 

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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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!

Saturday Night Swing

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Last Saturday night, my friend Elle invited a bunch of us to go to a swing dance with her, and boy did we have a blast! I’m not much of a dancer, but I thought it’d be fun to go and see her dance because I’ve heard she is fabulous, and she did not disappoint! The live band was also wonderful and played lots of great 50’s tunes, so it was worth going to hear them play too. IMG_4831IMG_4979

Elle and her dance partner did a little demonstration and we all clapped along- the music was so fast I don’t know how they moved their feet so quickly! IMG_5152IMG_5119 IMG_5060 IMG_5064-001

Later he asked me to dance… I was a bit intimidated after seeing how well he and Elle danced together, but Camille convinced me to give it a try. IMG_5155

I learned the basics so I could at least follow along- it’s easier being the follower instead of having to lead! IMG_5157 IMG_5041

Overall we had a great night, and I highly recommend checking out a swing dance sometime. The music is great even if you aren’t a dancer, and who knows? You might be lucky like me and find a nice person to dance with you anyway!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Clarisse Original
Bracelet: 2SistersSewCrafty on Etsy
Shoes: AG Emily’s Swimsuit

What Elle is Wearing:
Dress: Clarisse Original
Shoes: AG Ruthie’s Play Outfit

 

Not-so-mellow Yellow

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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!

What I’m Wearing:
Top: Clarisse’s Closet on Etsy 
Pants: KateLaurenDesigns on Etsy 
Shoes: AG Weekend Fun Outfit 
Bag: Battat
Sunglasses: TheCraftySewingBee on Etsy 

Sweaters and Slippers

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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!

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: ClarissesCloset on Etsy
Shorts: AG Julie’s Patchwork Outfit
Slippers: AG Butterfly Garden PJ’s
Headband: JanieJumps on Etsy

 

Together At Last

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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!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: AG Lanie’s Butterfly Outfit
Vest: AG Weekend Fun Outfit 
Necklace: Joann Fabrics
Shoes: TheCraftySewingBee on Etsy 

Hats Off to Saratoga

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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!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: AG Flower Garden 
Shoes: AG Sweet Spring 
Hat: Clarisse Original
Necklace: EverydayDollwear on Etsy 
Clutch: DesignsbyOrvie on Etsy 

Sundress and Sunbeams

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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!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Closet4Chloe on Etsy 
Hat: AG Seaside Tote Set 
Shoes: AG Bitty- Little Hearts 
Bag: Repurposed Pouch Necklace

Red Hot Summer

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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