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

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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)

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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.

Bundled and Bright

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I’ve been waiting all summer to get to wear this fun bright coral jacket! Now I’m ready to head out into the chilly fall weather with my jacket, knee socks, and wool hat. It’s one of those sunny (but cold) days, so bright (yet warm) clothes seem appropriate. I’m a little late but….

Welcome Fall!

What I’m Wearing:
Jacket: LaPoupeeBijoux
Dress: Closet4Chloe
Socks: AG Ruthie’s Play
Boots: Amazon 
Hat: Clarisse Original

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.
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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.
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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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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!

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

November 31st

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Even though winter technically begins late in December, psychologically for me it begins on the first of December. Nothing about December says it’s still fall. But, I had this great outfit planned and didn’t get to show it off yesterday, so put away those calendars, close your eyes, and dream with me of a world where there are 31 days in November. Is that the smell of fresh fallen leaves and leftover pumpkin pie? (Or probably just the smell of the Christmas tree strapped to the car that just drove by). Here’s one last fall outfit before I break out the coats, boots, hats and mittens. For today, rain-boots are sufficient to get through any slushy snow leftovers from last weekend, and a cozy ear-warmer and vest will keep me warm enough. *shivers*

What I’m wearing: