Summer Collection Release Tonight!

The Summer Collection goes live on ETSY at 8 PM EST!

HERE is the link to the shop, hope to see you there!

Summer Collection Preview

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Introducing: “Vintage Pretties”

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The Debut Collection:

The “Vintage Pretties” line by Clarisse’s Closet brings the increasingly popular experience of vintage shopping to the 18” doll world. Each clothing and accessory item is made using primarily vintage fabrics and materials, and each has a one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired design, to emulate the vintage shopping experience. To debut the collection, we have assembled six ensembles featuring a dress and a coordinating accessory or two. These six outfits are listed on Ebay (click on the outfit pages below for auction links), but after the debut collection, the “Vintage Pretties” line will be sold in the Clarisse’s Closet Etsy shop. We look forward to how the line will develop, possibly expanding to offer individual clothing pieces and accessories in addition to complete outfits.

To view more images and details about each of the debut collection outfits, click on the names below:
Beyond the Sea
You Are My Sunshine
Blue Moon
Jump, Jive, and Wail
Goody Goody
Ain’t She Sweet? 

Work Day

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I don’t have a particularly inspiring outfit to show you today, because it was a messy bun, sweater, and get to work kind of day. The good news is- this is because your favorite things that sold out of the shop are coming back on Wednesday! Yes that’s right, the Floral Pleats Dress, Ruffle Wrap Dress, Sherbert and Lace Cloche, and Bowler Hat will be back in stock, so keep your eye out if you missed out on them! You can follow the shop here for updates: Clarisse’s Closet Etsy 

Top 5 Spring Must-Haves

If you enjoyed the “Holiday Must-Have” guide this winter, you may find this spring fashion guide helpful for your spring shopping! Here are my top five must-haves for spring, with links to some great examples that are available on Etsy!

1. Floral Print Dress
A floral print with is the #1 need for spring! Whether for an outdoor “garden party” event, or just a casual day in the sunshine, every girl needs a patterned spring dress!

Links to Listings: MandySewSweet, LoveEllieBean, KateLaurenDesigns, JazzyDollDuds, IndustriousDog, Closet4Chloe 

2. Light Jacket
Spring clothes are wonderful, but sometimes it is just too chilly to wear a sleeveless or short-sleeved dress or top alone. A lightweight outer-layer is perfect to keep you warm, and add a little more style to your look!

Links to Listings: Just18Inches, BebeBijouBoutique, HoleInMyBucket, LoriLizGirlsandDolls, AccordingtoEmma, AngelKissesBoutique

3. Cropped Pant
Maybe it’s just me, but my obsession for spring is cropped pants. They don’t feel as restricting as full-length jeans, but are a little less summer-y than shorts. Plus, they often come in colors to add even more fun to your spring wardrobe!

Links to Listings: Exclusively18, GillyGals, SodaPopStreet, UnendingTreasures, dmucollections, ClarissesCloset

4. Spring Scarf
Everyone knows I’m an accessory girl, so I think a light-weight scarf is a staple for a stylish wardrobe! It’s a great way to add a little extra something to a simple outfit, or bring a great outfit to the next level!

Links to Listings: buttonandbowboutique, MadiGraceDesigns, timbledoodle, MyGirlClothingCo, InMarigold’sAttic, CircleCSewing

5. Flower Adornment
To add the finishing touch, choose an accessory that features the true sign of spring: flowers!

Links to Listings: ThatsLolli, glissando, MegOrisDolls, 2SistersSewCrafty, designsbyorvie, PreciousBowtique

The Spring Collection!

Clarisse’s Closet 2014 Spring Collection

It’s (almost) finally here! The 2014 Spring Collection is our debut collection of designer clothing for American Girl (or 18″) dolls. Along with Clarisse’s signature wool felt hats, the collection features a versatile selection of Clarisse’s original designs that can easily be mix-and-matched with other items in the collection or pieces that you already have in your doll’s closet. With an array of bright colors, prints, and a varied selection of fabrics, the Clarisse’s Closet 2014 Spring Collection has something for every doll’s style!

The collection will be released on Etsy on Friday, March 14th. Stay tuned for a link!

The Lookbook
View the lookbook to preview the whole collection! A brief description accompanies one of the  appearances of each piece.

Click here to view the full page booklet! 

Questions for Clarisse

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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!

Here are some questions that you asked Clarisse:

What’s your favorite etsy store to shop at?Addy
I’ve purchased some very cute things from Closet4Chloe, which has great trendy separates if you are looking for something unique.  Janie Jumps has beautiful clothing and accessories, and is a great source for cute basics. For jewelry, I love 2SistersSewCrafty, which has tons of earrings, necklaces, and other accessories at very reasonable prices.

Where do you find your inspiration?Claire
My favorite way to get inspired is to look at all of the wonderful fashion that’s out there in the world, and that is so easy with the internet! Pinterest is a fabulous resource that I use to get inspired. I love to look at fashion for people of all sizes, not just doll size, and the pictures can offer some great ideas for how to style certain clothing pieces or add accessories in a new way! Stay tuned for more ways to get inspired with my Style Series- Creating a Unique Style!