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This outfit is entirely formulated according to what Pinterest tells me is in this season. According to my recent feeds, a collared shirt under a sweater, big jewelry, and a tutu skirt = the recipe for fall 2014: exhibit A, B, and C. I went a little bit against the grain with a short-sleeve sweater, but polka dots also seem to fit in with what I’ve been seeing, and I just love it with the chambray shirt. Here’s to being “pin-spired!”

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater-tee: CarolineAugustDesign
Chambray shirt: KateLaurenDesigns
Skirt: AG Winter Magic
Shoes: AG Sweet Savannah
Necklace: EverdayDollwear

Questions for Clarisse: Saige’s Parade Outfit and Flower Sweater

Question from Isabella: “Hey Clarisse! I have an outfit called Saiges Parade Outfit. It tends to collect dust in the back of my dolls closet as I don’t know how to use it. Can you please make a post on it for me?”

Question from unicornsnrainbows2014: “Hi Clarisse! So I have an outfit that I would love for you to help me with. It is the flower sweater and skirt set from AGs summer release last year. I would love to buy the outfit, but I need help convincing myself that it would be a good outfit to buy…could you show me some mix and match potential in it? I know it’s there…:)”

Flower Sweater and Skirt Outfit and Saige’s Parade Outfit 
Flower Sweater and SkirtSaiges Parade
As I started playing around with these two outfits, I realized how much mix-and-match potential there was between them, so I decided to do a 2-for-1 post! 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. 

Truly Trendy: Don’t say goodbye to those trendy summer maxi skirts yet! Pairing them with sweaters is a great way to transition into fall. For accessories, try choosing a contrasting cool color, such as this medium blue, to balance the brightness of the sweater.
Flower Sweater Outfit 1
Pieces Shown:
Skirt: ThisTooBoutique on Etsy
Shoes: Plaid Party
Bag: Saige’s Accessories

Flower Power: I just love the way the flowers on Saige’s parade boots match the floral skirt from the other outfit, so I had to do an outfit with them together. The sparkly camp top picks up the colors in the skirt as well, and a fun hat adds that extra touch of style.
Flower Sweater Outfit 2
Pieces Shown:
Top: Sparkly Camp
Hat: Seaside Tote Set 

Peachy Sweet: The adorable peachy colored skirt from the Coconut Cutie outfit is just so lovely with Saige’s Parade top! Get a similar look by pairing neutrals with the colors in the blouse for a mono-chromatic feel.
Saige's Parade Outfit 1
Pieces Shown:
Vest: Weekend Fun
Shoes: True Spirit Meet 
Skirt: Coconut Cutie

While we’re on the Coconut Cutie outfit, the adorable Coconut tee looks great with Saige’s parade pants and belt. Jazz up a simple tee-and-jeans look by adding colorful accents like these fringe boots or a hat with some detail.
Saige's Parade Outfit 2
Pieces Shown:
Tee: Coconut Cutie
Boots: Sparkly Camp
Hat: Bitty Little Hearts

Bright and Bold: Here’s another look that plays with the colors in the floral skirt. Saige’s belt looks great over the skirt with a tucked-in top, and bold colored shoes, glasses, and a contrasting bag are great ways to spice up an outfit.

Flower Sweater Outfit 3
Pieces Shown:
Sweater: Isabelle’s Coral Sweater 
Shoes: School Days 
Bag: Seaside Tote Set
Glasses: Rosy Glasses 

Layered-up: A collared shirt with a pull-over sweater is a great go-to look for fall, so be sure to have a few of each in your wardrobe! This works well with jeans and sneakers, or you could use ideas from one of the other outfits like a skirt and some more accessories.
Flower Sweater:Saige's Parade
Pieces Shown:
Jeans: Bright Stripes 
Shoes: Striped Hoodie 

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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Crop and Roll

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Cropped pants are perfect for transitioning into the fall, as they won’t leave you shivering at a breeze like shorts but don’t feel as heavy as full-length pants. I was mimicking the cuffed pants by rolling up my sleeves too, and this lightweight vest is the perfect layer for a little more of a complete look. I took the idea of a “messy bun” to the extreme today- but when you have to run off to class, it’s a handy look when you don’t have time to fuss!

What I’m Wearing:
Top: AG Pretty and Plaid 
Vest: AG Weekend Fun 
Pants: Clarisse Original
Shoes: AG Sweet Spring 
Necklace: Everyday Dollwear