Questions for Clarisse: Molly’s Meet and Ruffled Hoodie Outfit

Some followers were hoping for tips on styling these outfits, so here are some ideas for mixing and matching!

Molly’s meet outfit                      and               Ruffled Hoodie Outfit

I used a virtual outfit-creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. There are mostly AG pieces, and I filled in the gaps with some things from Etsy and girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe. 

Cozy Cutie: Spring may be coming, but you don’t have to put away the sweaters and scarves quite yet! Try pairing Molly’s sweater with red and black (yes, it’s okay to mix navy and black!) and add accessories such as glasses and a hairbow for the “cute nerd” look inspired by the argyle design.
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Pieces Shown:
Skirt: RunwayDolls on Etsy
Boots: AG Fashion Boots
Scarf: CherryHillMercantile on Etsy 
Glasses: AG Twins’ Glasses

Dressy Casual: Dress up a casual sweater and jeans outfit with accessories such as a stylish hat, purse, and jewelry. Play up the colors in Molly’s sweater with bright red and green accents, or add contrasting colors like aqua and yellow.
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Pieces Shown:
Hat, Purse, Bracelet: AG Kit’s Accessories
Jeans: MaddiesGirls on Etsy
Shoes: AG School Days
Necklace: A Saige’s Accessories 

Brightest in the Class: Molly’s skirt is perfect for a school outfit, and don’t forget to try the dickie with different outfits! A sweater over a collar is a very popular look, and it adds a little something extra to an outfit.
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Pieces Shown:
Sweater: AG Flower Sweater 
Headband and Shoes: AG Grace’s City Outfit

Almost Spring: Here’s a great transition outfit for when it looks like spring but it’s too early to break out the sandals and shorts. Molly’s skirt pairs nicely with the Ruffled Hoodie tank, just add an outer layer and a hat for a complete look.
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Pieces Shown:
Blazer: AG Bright Stripes 
Shoes: AG Bow-Toe Moccasins 
Hat: AG Seaside Tote Set 

In the Garden: While I admire AG’s attempt at fashion-forward for the new “Sunshine Garden” outfit, I think the Ruffled Hoodie tank pairs much better with the cute plaid shorts than the asymmetrical top they come with. This tank is great for a summer outfit paired with shorts, sandals, and some accessories to protect your girl from the sun!

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Pieces Shown:
Shorts: AG Sunshine Garden
Hat: AG Julie’s Birthday Dress 
Sandals: AG Saige’s Sweater Outfit
Sunglasses: AG Go Girl Sunglasses 

Out Shopping: The Ruffled Hoodie pants look perfect for a day out shopping: stylish but comfortable! Try mixing the light grey pants with a more saturated color on top, like this jewel-tone sweater-tee.
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Pieces Shown:
Top: AG Sparkly Camp
Shoes: AG Starry Hoodie
Bag: AG Grace’s Paris Accessories
Glasses: AG Sweet Peach Glasses 

Soft and Subtle: Or, do the opposite! Pair the light colored pants with similar light colors for an understated monochromatic look. (And who could resist wearing pink glasses that match the puppy’s glasses on your shirt?) 
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Pieces Shown:
Tee: AG Coconut Cutie
lasses: AG Twins’ Glasses
Shoes: AG Striped Hoodie
Earrings: AG Fancy Earrings 

Fashionably Funky: For the ruffled hoodie, try experimenting with different styles to layer it over, such as a longer tunic top with sleeves that will show past the hoodie sleeves. Mixing it with bold colors and prints gives it a totally different look than the original outfit. 
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Pieces Shown:
Top: AG Saige’s Tunic
Leggings: TheGlamDoll on Etsy
Shoes: AG Grace’s Opening Night Outfit
Bracelet: 2SistersSewCrafty on Etsy

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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Light Layers

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This outfit has a little bit of wishful thinking involved because it says “spring is coming!” much more than it appears to be by looking out the window at the foot or two of snow. But I’ll be fine with a coat right? I love playing around with layers for Spring, and something like this barely-there vest takes a simple tee to an “outfit” especially when topped with a pop-of-color belt. Add jeans and some cute shoes and you’re good to go!

What I’m Wearing:
Tee: JanieJumps
Vest: AG Weekend Fun
Jeans: Closet4Chloe
Belt: AG Sparkly Camp
Shoes: AG Ruthie’s Play Outfit 

Galentine’s Day

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If you are not familiar with the show Parks and Recreation, then you are missing out on a fabulous tradition started by the show’s leading lady Leslie Knope: Galentine’s Day. Celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, this day is dedicated to celebrating all the “gals” in your life, and I have to say it’s one of my favorite “holidays!” Having my sister Pippa back home made it extra special this year, and our friends Elle and Daisy were able to join us to celebrate. Happy Galentine’s Day to all the ladies out there, and happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

(There are too many of us today for links, but I’ll give you as much info as I can!)

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Clarisse Original
Cardigan: Our Generation
Necklace: AG Cecile’s Special Dress
Boots: AG Pretty and Plaid
Hair Flower: Fleur18Studio on Etsy

What Camille is Wearing:
Blouse and Cardigan: Clarisse’s Closet on Etsy
Skirt: KateLaurenDesigns on Etsy
Shoes: AG Kit’s (new) Meet Outfit
Hat and Clutch: AG Kit’s (new) Meet Accessories

What Pippa (Grace) is Wearing:
Tee: Grace’s Meet
Cardigan: AG Bitty Blossom Outfit
Skirt: agmarket on Instagram
Shoes: ReleaseRain on Etsy

What Elle is Wearing:
Dress: AG store exclusive PWP Spring 2015
Cardigan: AstoriaAvenueApparel on Instagram
Shoes: AG Flower Garden Dress

What Daisy (Mia) is Wearing:
Sweater: Clarisse Original
Tank: ThisTooBoutique on Etsy
Shorts: BlueberryBrook on Etsy
Shoes: Our Generation
Necklace: EverydayDollwear on Etsy
Glasses: AG Sweet Peach Glasses

Winter Wear

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In light of the snow storm that just hit (though not as badly as we expected) I decided to go with an icy blue sweater and some snowy print leggings today as I got ready to head over to the library to do some homework. I didn’t want to be too washed out though, so I threw on a dark colored scarf to add a little contrast. And of course, I wouldn’t be getting anywhere in this snow without some trusty boots!

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: AG Frosty Party 
Skirt: Clarisse Original
Leggings: CarolineAugustDesign 
Scarf: OG “Color Me Plaid”
Boots: Sophia’s Brand
Bag: Handmade Gift
(Pen from OG “Plaid to Meet You” set)

In other news, I’ve been working on a winter collection! Be sure to check out the new items in the Etsy shop this Thursday at 8 PM EST!

Snow at Last

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There was no snow to be seen around here for Christmastime, but I was very excited to see a sea of white when I looked out my window this morning! Pippa was brave enough to venture out with me for a little while, but we forgot our mittens and soon our cold fingers were begging to go in and warm up by the fireplace (but not before some pictures of course)! She is settling back in at home quite nicely, and is bubbling with ideas for the Clarisse’s Closet Etsy shop- can’t wait to do some more sewing!

What I’m Wearing:
Jacket: InMarigold’sAttic 
Top: AG Wilderness Outfit 
Boots: AG Pretty Print 
Cowl Scarf: Clarisse Original
Hat: Vintage (Ebay)

What Pippa is Wearing:
Sweater and Hat: AG Kirsten’s Woolens 
Vest: AG Nicki’s Ski Wear  
Pants: AG Weekend Fun
Boots: Sophia’s Brand

Welcome Home Pippa!

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Our sister Pippa has been in France for the past year doing a school program and finally came home! Camille and I waited outside to greet her and could hardly stand to wait. It’s been fun to hear about her stories and adventures while she was abroad, but we are very glad to have her back. I’ll share more photos of her arrival soon, but first we will let her unpack and tell us all about her trip!

What I’m Wearing:
Jacket: Just18Inches 
Hat and Scarf: Handmade gift
Top: AG Sightseeing outfit
Jeans: Closet4Chloe
Boots: Sophia’s Brand

What Camille is Wearing:
Sweater and Boots: AG Frosty Fair Isle
Pants and Vest: Clarisse originals
Hat: AG Pretty and Plaid
Scarf: In Marigold’s Attic 

What Pippa (Grace) is Wearing:
Coat: AG Velveteen Coat 
Hat: AG Kit’s Beret
Mitts: AG Puffy Jacket
Boots: AG Grace’s meet

Christmas Caroling with Clarisse and Camille

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Christmas is my favorite holiday, as I love spending time with my family and friends eating sweets, exchanging gifts, and of course singing Christmas carols! Camille and I hosted a party this weekend and enjoyed decorating the tree and singing our favorite carols with some of our friends. I even made myself a fancy new dress for the occasion! I hope you all enjoy the holidays and hopefully a little break from school and/or work to spend some time with your family and friends too.

What I’m Wearing:
Dress and Headband: Clarisse Original
Shoes: AG Shimmery Gold Dress 

What Camille is Wearing:
Sweater: BlueberryBrook
Skirt: AG Frosty Party
Boots: AG Marie Grace’s Summer Outfit
Necklace: Bead Strand from Joann Fabric