THEO Collection for boys!

Something a little different has been cooking at Clarisse’s Closet, and it’s coming to Etsy tomorrow! Introducing “THEO” for boys, inspired by none other than, of course, Theo! We created all new patterns just for boys in a few fall/winter basics, so don’t miss your chance to snag them tomorrow (Saturday 11/21) at 8PM EST!

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And if you haven’t seen the shop in a while, check out the newly available custom-order hat listing!
Clarisse's Closet Custom Hats

A (Slightly) Spooky Halloween

I just love a good costume party for Halloween! Last year’s photo-booth party was a blast, so this year we invited some friends over for another costumed get-together! 

I decided to make a special costume for myself this year- a mermaid!

Pippa… trying to be scary, but everyone knows she’s the biggest scaredy-cat at the party!

Camille always likes to be something silly, so we were crafty and made her cupcake!

Theo headed right for the candy and punch…

Then he wanted to see who he could scare, so we turned all the lights off and huddled in around his flashlight to hear a spooky story.

Some of us were not too easily scared… 

But some of us were!

But we all had a great time! Happy Halloween!

Mouse over or click to see our costumes! Whose is your favorite?

When in Doubt, Layer

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It occurred to me that my flannel shirt selection is quite lacking, which is a shame considering flannels are a fall necessity. This classic AG flannel is in almost everyone’s wardrobe, though I must say it is more often seen borrowed by my brother than it is worn by me, so I’m adding more fitted flannels to my shopping list. Thankfully, there is always the option of layering to disguise clothing that isn’t your favorite fit- so this sparkly maroon sweater was just what I needed to complete the outfit.

What I’m Wearing:
Flannel: AG Cargo Outfit 
Sweater: Clarisse Original
Jeans: Clarisse’s Closet Fall 2015 Collection
Boots: AG Addy’s Original Meet Boots

A is for Autumn Accessories (and Apples)


Today’s look was built around the quintessential fall accessories- a denim jacket, cloche hat, something flannel, and a pair of boots. While a trip to the apple orchard wasn’t in the plans for the day, this is exactly the kind of outfit I’d wear to go apple picking, and wearing it makes me want to go! I’m not sure which is my favorite part of apple picking- actually picking the apples or eating the delicious desserts that Pippa makes with them afterwards… we will have to plan a trip to our local orchard soon!

What I’m Wearing:
Jacket: AG Coconut’s Best Friend
Top: SparrowandWren (JanieJumps)
Pants: AG Horse Lover 
Boots: AG Blue Ribbon Riding
Scarf: LaPoupeeBijoux
Hat: Clarisse Original

September’s Swan Song

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So long September, tomorrow’s October! If you haven’t already unpacked your flannels, sweaters, and boots, now is the time. Well, at least for us here in the Northern U.S. and everywhere else that is blessed with fabulous cool weather and the smell of autumn leaves during this time of year. I hadn’t made a new “Clarisse Original” for myself in a while, and I’m not sure what inspired me to go with a swan for the sweater, but thank you to whatever it was because I’m pretty in love with it.

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater and Collar: Clarisse Originals
Skirt: @agmarket on Instagram
Boots: AG Saige’s Meet

If you’re looking to make yourself (or your brother) a new cozy sweater for the Fall, check out our new tutorial on Youtube, complete with a free pattern!

Fall 2015 Collection Preview

The Fall Collection is almost here! 

Your doll will be ready for any fall occasion with this versatile collection! Full of pieces with maximum mix-and-match potential, you’ll be able to create all kinds of looks for fall with just a few unique pieces!

The collection will be available on Etsy tomorrow, September 16th at 8PM EST

Here is a full preview of the collection! Mouse over or click on the images to see pricing.

Questions for Clarisse: Lindsey’s Meet Sweatshirt

Here’s another requested restyle: GOTY 2001 Lindsey’s meet sweatshirt! Here is her original outfit:

The following outfits were created using Polyvore, with items from AG, Etsy, Ebay, and a few basic girl-sized pieces to fill in the gaps.

Lindsey in 2015: To start off, I created an outfit similar to Lindsey’s original one, but updated the pieces other than the sweatshirt to be a little more 2015 and less 2001! The khaki moto pants and red converse echo Lindsey’s sporty style, while a plain green V-neck tee makes a nice alternative to her original tee. In lieu of her little red barrette, I added a red beanie hat, which is a popular look right now, and one I can definitely imagine Lindsey rocking as she rides her scooter (or perhaps now she would have moved on to longboarding).

Lindsey's Jacket Outfit 2
Pieces Shown:
V-neck Tee: Camelot’s Treasures
Moto Pants: Maddie’s Girls
Red Sneakers: 18InchDolls
Beanie: Girl sized (Similar Here)

 AGP Bound: This next look plays up the red accents again, and would be a great one for a shopping trip, especially to an AG store! The sweatshirt looks great over a classic AGP tee, and the other red and aqua accents add a fun style to the look.
Lindsey's Jacket Outfit 1
Pieces Shown:
Hat: AG Fun Fedora
Tee: AGP Starry Tee
Shorts: Maddie’s Girls
Bag: AG Molly’s Accessories
Sunglasses: AG Julie’s 2-in-1 Summer Outfit
Shoes: AG Starry Hoodie Outfit

Back to School: This look is a little less bold, focusing on the blues and greens for a more casual, everyday look. Black boots and glasses create a nice contrast, and a coordinating backpack is the perfect school accessory.
Lindsey's Jacket Outfit 3
Pieces Shown:
Tank: AG Ruffled Hoodie
Pants: AG Ivy’s Meet
Glasses: AG Bitty Twins’ Glasses
Boots: AG Addy’s Classic Meet
Backpack: Ebay 

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!

Easy Breezy

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It occurred to me today that I don’t often wear my hair completely down without even a bobby pin or a hat to top it off, so I decided to go au naturel with the hair today. It was a little challenging with the strong breeze (but who can complain about that when it’s been in the 90’s this week), but a few flyaways never caused any harm, right? I kept things simple with my outfit too, just focusing on a couple accessories and a simple color palette, but making sure I use some of my favorite summer items before it’s too late!

What I’m Wearing:
Top: Kit’s School Skirt Set 
Skirt: La Poupee Bijoux
Shoes: Bitty Little Hearts Outfit (with heart removed)
Belt: Modern Doll World
Glasses: AG Rectangle Glasses
Watch: AG Holiday Accessories 2012 

Nautical Vibes

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I couldn’t wait to put together an outfit my new birthday purse, and this hand-me-down dress seemed like the perfect match! My friend @acuppateawithag on Instagram was recently clearing out her closet (like we all need to do once in a while) and I got this adorable nautical-inspired dress from her along with a couple other cute things. And what’s better to go with a blue and white striped dress than an anchor bracelet? You’ll never guess what this upcycled bracelet started as: a boot strap! One of my recent eBay purchases came with a pair of boots a few sizes too big for my little feet, but the decorative faux leather straps with gold hoop connectors were just begging to be made into something new, so I threw on a little anchor charm I had lying around, and voila! A “new” bracelet!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Yaojujube (c/o @acuppateawithag)
Purse: Kate Spade (Pink one is on sale!)
Belt: OG “Belt it Up” (Similar Here)
Shoes: Springfield Collection
Bracelet and Necklace: Clarisse Originals