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 

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Questions for Clarisse: Mix-and-Match Basics

Several people who entered the style question giveaway asked about the basics of a mix-and-match wardrobe, and how to have the maximum potential of outfits without getting overwhelmed with too much clothing. To answer this, I went into my wardrobe and pulled out my most versatile pieces along with just a couple of accessories and the shoes I use most. I ended up with 24 pieces that I think are a great foundation to a minimal (but not boring) wardrobe! As you can see, you don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to one color theme in order to have pieces that can work together, but it helps to have some key colors along with plenty of neutrals. Here, I focused on coral/peach, orchid purple, aqua/turquoise, and soft pink.

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1. Denim Jacket (Coconut’s Best Friend)- looks great over almost any dress or top and really pulls an outfit together
2. Printed Jersey Dress (La Poupee Bijoux)- casual and great for summer and spring
3. Calf Boots (Saige’s Meet)- works with dresses as well as with leggings or skinny jeans tucked in, and is fit for all seasons
4. Colored Cardigan (Bitty Blossom)- cardis are my favorite for completing an outfit, and a solid colored one that coordinates with other things in your wardrobe is sure to be a favorite
5. Long Necklace (Clarisse Original)- something to add a little flair to any outfit
6. Printed Cotton Dress (JanieJumps/SparrowandWren)- can be dressed up or down and makes an easy outfit with just an accessory or two
7. Espadrilles (Springfield)- a neutral colored shoe like this goes with almost anything and is great for the spring or summer
8. Subtle Print Tee (CarolineAugustDesign)- a subtle print is a little more interesting than a plain tee, but can still be mixed with other prints easily
9. Black Purse (DesignsbyOrvie)- a little shoulder bag is a great accessory, and black goes with lots of outfits
10. Printed Pants (KateLaurenDesigns)- adding a print on the bottom can really open up more options for interesting outfits, even though it may seem limiting based on what you have for on top. This is where the subtle print tee and a simple white tank come in handy.
11. Printed Tank (Clarisse’s Closet Summer 2014)- something simple that’s great for layering
12. Layering Piece (Weekend Fun) – can be a vest or maybe a sleeveless button-up top, just something that can be worn over other pieces without being too heavy
13. Denim Shorts (Exclusively18)- simple and go with any top
14. Colored Sandals (Weekend Fun)- add a pop of color to an outfit
15. Summer Scarf (Clarisse Original)- easy accessory to add interest to an outfit
16. Chambray button-up (KateLaurenDesigns)- perfect for layering or wearing on its own
17. White Tank (Clarisse Original)- self explanatory!
18. Slim-fit Jeans (Closet4Chloe)- fit inside boots and look cute with sandals or flats
19. Floral Blouse (Kit’s School Skirt)- Slightly dressier when paired with skirts, but can be dressed down with jeans
20. Neutral Skirt (JanieJumps/SparrowandWren)- More girly option to pair with patterned tops
21. Brown satchel (Battat/Ebay)- Just another option to add to outfits for a more completed look
22. Metallic Sandals (CraftySewingBee)- I find myself reaching for these for almost any outfit- they are more interesting than a brown or black sandal, but still go with any color
23. Cozy sweater (Isabelle’s Coral Sweater)- for a comfy, casual outfit
24. Black leggings (2-in-1 Skating Set)- can be worn alone for a casual look, or layered under skirts and dresses to help them transition into cooler seasons.

Here are some other outfit sets I created with the same 24 pieces:
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See if you have something similar to these 24 pieces and experiment with how many outfits you can create! Leave a comment if you try it to let us know how it goes : )

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Questions for Clarisse: Grace’s Skirt, Julie’s Pants, and Fun Fedora

I’m having fun reading everyone’s giveaway entries/ style questions! (See HERE for details).
You have until Friday at noon EST to submit your question, so if you haven’t yet, don’t miss out!

I’ve been working on answering your questions via email, but don’t worry if you don’t get a reply by Friday, you are still entered in the giveaway.

A few of you asked about styling particular AG outfits or items, which I love answering on the blog! I picked a few to do today:

Grace’s Meet Skirt, Julie’s Tunic Outfit Pants, and the new Fun Fedora 
        

To start off, I had to share this picture of Elle from earlier this year, because she worked Grace’s skirt into a great winter outfit with leggings, boots and a sweater. A tucked-in top is a must with this skirt because who would want to hide that adorable bow?

For the rest of the outfits I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore). They are mostly AG pieces, but 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. 

Here’s a little blast-from-the-past with last year’s Girl of the Year Isabelle’s accessories paired with the skirt! In general, black pairs great with this skirt, letting the skirt be the focus of the outfit. I think the gold purse adds a little touch of something extra to catch your eye, but really it’s all about the skirt and that bow!

Grace Skirt
Pieces Shown:
Jacket and Purse: Isabelle’s Accessories
Boots: AG Fashion Boots
Sunglasses: AG Go Girl Sunglasses 

I think aqua is a nice color to go with this very pink skirt, and since it’s so short, a pair of printed leggings add a great flair and some more coverage (sadly these cute ones are not actually for AG dolls, but you get the idea). A white top (again, tucked in of course!) creates a great backdrop for a colorful beaded necklace.
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Pieces Shown:
Leggings: girl-sized example
Top: Modern Doll World
Shoes: Starry Hoodie Oufit
Necklace: Everyday Dollwear
Earrings: AG Fancy Earrings

Next we have Julie’s Tunic Outfit pants. The bright pink color and wide-legged style make them a tricky piece for a modern wardrobe, but the good news is 70’s looks are definitely trending this year, making bell bottoms a go! I like the idea of mixing different shades of the same hue, so a lighter pink mixes well with the vibrant color of the pants. A top like this that bells out at the hip also creates a nice shape to echo the flare of the pants.
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Pieces Shown:
Hat: Grace’s Welcome Gifts 
Top: AmPmCreationsToo
Shoes: AG Sweet Spring

Also try looking for accessories that have a pop of that bright pink to tie in with the pants. Coconut’s glasses in the tee (seriously how do I not have this shirt yet, it’s adorable with everything), the hat band, the flower on the bag- all have little bits of the pink, without making the outfit look too pink-crazy. Like with Grace’s skirt, aqua is a great color to mix with pink, but also use some neutrals like white and natural straw to break up the brightness of the colors.
Julie Pink Pants
Pieces Shown:
Tee: Coconut Cutie
Hat and Bag: Seaside Tote
Shoes: Bow-toe Moccasins

I cannot wait to get this fedora. Bravo AG on adding hats to your accessories line- from a sincere hat lover! I think this hat can look great with so many different looks. This is a great “school” outfit, which is easy and casual, but the hat really takes it up a notch.

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Pieces Shown:
Top: Weekend Fun Outfit 
Shoes: Striped Hoodie Outfit 
Skirt: Love to Layer Accessories

Here’s a different casual look featuring an AG store top. This hat is great for taking simple tee’s (like the red ones with the store locations on them that everyone has at least one of) and turning them into more fashionable looks. I went with this purple one because I love the teal band with purple, but teal can work as a pop of color against almost anything, so just try it with whatever you have to see what works!
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Pieces Shown:
Top: Sparkle Star Tee 
Shorts: Maddies Girls
Sandals: Saige’s Sweater Outfit
Sunglasses: Sporty Sunglasses 

Personally, I even love this hat with a dressy outfit! It actually helps dress down a look like this, which may seem a little too fancy for some people for an everyday look. The hat gives a menswear-inspired touch to the sweetness of a dress and cardigan, which I think is a really fun combo.

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Dress: Modern Doll World 
Cardigan: Kit’s Photographer Outfit 
Sandals: Shimmer and Lace Party Dress 

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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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.
Molly meet outfit 1
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
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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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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 
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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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Questions for Clarisse: Saige’s Tunic Outfit

Question from sirhandel2237: “I have Saige’s tunic outfit and want to mix and match with it. Any suggestions? Thanks!”

This is a great outfit to ask about, because it just happens to be on sale right now on the AG website! I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. There are mostly doll sized pieces, and I filled in the gaps with girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe. 

Summertime Picnic: This would be a great outfit for a day in the sun! The tunic has a lot of detail, so try something simple on the bottom like a pair of leggings or jeans and sandals. A floppy hat adds a nice accent (again in a neutral color) and the beaded bracelet goes along with the southwestern look of Saige’s collection.
Saige Tunic Outfit 1
Pieces Shown:
Leggings: Tropical Bloom
Hat: Julie’s Birthday Dress
Sandals: Saige’s Sweater Outfit
Bracelet: TheWillowNest on Etsy

Pretty and Preppy- Because the pants are plain white, you can play with lots of color on top and in the accessories! Pick a color scheme to accent the white and add details like a scarf or hair accessory to keep the outfit from looking boring. Try tucking them into tall boots, especially ones like these that have a little color and detail too.
Saige Tunic Outfit 3
Pieces Shown:
Blazer: Bright Stripes Outfit
Boots: Saige’s Parade Outfit

Bright and Bold: In the first tunic outfit I let the top be the focus, but don’t be afraid to try something bold! Play up the colors in the embroidery and your girl will definitely stand out with style. Tucking the tunic into a skirt will also give it a different look.
Saige Tunic Outfit 2
Pieces Shown:
Skirt: Julie’s Summer Skirt Set
Sunglasses: Julie’s Swim Set
Shoes: School Days 

Off to Art Class- Saturated colors work great with white, like this sparkly purple top! Again, use the “white canvas” of the pants to your advantage by adding color in the accessories.
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Top: Sparkly Camp Outfit
Shoes: Bow-toe Moccasins
Scarf: Thimbledoodle on Etsy
Glasses: Sweet Peach Glasses 

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Questions for Clarisse: The Gardening Outfit

Question from Anne and Ruthie: “We have the AG Gardening Outfit from 2002. It consists of a linen top, open at the back, and a pair of purple linen capris, but we don’t know how else to wear it! The whole set feels dated to us…nobody likes to look 90s unless it’s *very* intentional, am-i-right? We were thinking maybe the top over Saige’s jeggings and sandals, but wondered if you had other ideas. Bless!”

I used to adore this outfit when I was younger, but it has not yet made it into my wardrobe (though after playing around with the possibilities, I’m keeping my eye out for it once again!). I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. There are mostly doll sized pieces, and I filled in the gaps with girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe. 

Casual Cutie: Try pairing the pants from the outfit with a cute tee and colorful accessory! Here the bright pink scarf makes the outfit extra stylish, but still easy and fun for a day running around with friends.
Outfit 1

Pieces Shown:
Tee: AG Coconut Cutie
Shoes: AG Bow-toe Moccasins 

 Boho Chic: The peplum look is actually quite popular right now, so this top translates well into a modern outfit! This long floral skirt from Etsy is a great choice not only because of how well the colors complement each other, but because the fit-and-flare cut works well with the peplum-style ruffle so that there isn’t too much poof at the waist (such as with a gathered skirt).
Outfit 2
Pieces Shown:
Skirt: Everyday Dollwear on Etsy 
Shoes: AG Saige’s Sweater Outfit 
Hat: AG Seaside Tote Set 

Vacation ready: I thought the hat from the Gardening outfit actually worked quite well for this touristy look! A fitted sleeveless top balances the loose-fitting pants, and the red adds a more bright and modern contrast to the pastel pants.
Outfit 3
Pieces Shown:
Top: The Glam Doll on Etsy 
Shoes: AG Pretty Party
Bag: AG Saige’s Accessories 

Lookin’ Smart: I just love the new striped blazer from AG, and I think it looks super stylish paired with this top! Try it with a blazer and some leggings or slim fitting jeans and a pair of glasses, and you have the perfect look for back-to-school!
Outfit 4
Pieces Shown:
Blazer: AG Bright Stripes 
Leggings: AG Tropical Bloom 
Shoes: AG Ruffled Hoodie 
Glasses: AG Sweet Peach Glasses 

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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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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Questions for Clarisse: Isabelle’s Rosette Leotard

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.

Rosettle Leo Outfit 1
Pants: KateLaurenDesigns on Etsy 
Cardigan: AG Bitty Blossom 
Shoes: AG Flower Garden

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!

Rosette Leo Outfit 2
Top: AG Pretty Print 
Skirt: AG Sweetheart Skirt 
Shoes: Springfield Collection
Bag: Sophia’s Brand

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.

Rosette Leo Outfit 3
Skirt: AG Jess’s Meet 
Shoes: AG Ruthie’s Play Outfit 
Hat: AG Seaside Tote Set 

I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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Questions for Clarisse: The Karaoke Dress

Question from K: I’m having the toughest time styling the dress from the AG Karaoke Outfit (1999-2003).  I think it has the potential to be sophisticated and whimsical- but I’m stumped.  Any ideas?

I’m sure quite a few of you have this dress in your stash, but for those of you who don’t, I hope these outfits will give you some ideas for other dresses you may have in your wardrobe! Unfortunately I don’t own the dress, so I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. I used some 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. 

Fun and Flirty: First I wanted to try really allowing the dress to be the focus of the outfit. The pearls add a bit of sophistication and the hair-flower brings out the pink in the brocade while dressing up the look a bit. Paired with simple ivory tights and black flats, the dress is perfect for a party!
Karaoke Outfit 1

 City Chic: The second look is a little more casual, perfect for a day out shopping! Isabelle’s Accessories pair nicely with the dress, giving it a more modern look. The scarf adds a little more flair to the outfit, and you can’t go wrong with the Pretty and Plaid Outfit boots!
Karaoke Outfit 2

Indie Girl: This look plays up the 90’s vibe with the long-sleeve under-layer and a slouchy hat. Keeping the accessories minimal and monochromatic make the look a little less girly, but still stylish. (Black boots are the AG Fashion Boots)
Karaoke Outfit 3
I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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