Vintage Pretties Aprons Tomorrow!

Come check out the new Vintage Pretties collection tomorrow featuring these and other one-of-a-kind aprons made from vintage fabrics!

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at 8PM EST on Friday January 16th

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WaterFire

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On Saturday evening, I took a little road trip with my family to Providence, RI for “WaterFire.” It is quite a spectacular event, where part of the city becomes like a festival as everyone gathers around the river, which is lit with floating fires! It was so neat to watch the people go along the river in boats, lighting each fire with a torch. As the fires crackled and grew it became mesmerizing with the calming music that was amplified all along the river. If you are in the area, it’s definitely a fun event to check out (I believe they do it every other Saturday).
As for my outfit, we made a couple garage/estate sale stops along the way, and I picked up this cute vintage scarf to add to my look for our day-trip! I found a couple other fun things too, aren’t garage sales fun?

What I’m Wearing:
Cardigan: AG Bitty Blossom
Top and Shoes: AG Ruthie’s Play
Skirt: Clarisse’s Closet on Etsy 
Bag: Handmade Gift
Scarf: Vintage (handkerchief)

Saturday Night Swing

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Last Saturday night, my friend Elle invited a bunch of us to go to a swing dance with her, and boy did we have a blast! I’m not much of a dancer, but I thought it’d be fun to go and see her dance because I’ve heard she is fabulous, and she did not disappoint! The live band was also wonderful and played lots of great 50’s tunes, so it was worth going to hear them play too. IMG_4831IMG_4979

Elle and her dance partner did a little demonstration and we all clapped along- the music was so fast I don’t know how they moved their feet so quickly! IMG_5152IMG_5119 IMG_5060 IMG_5064-001

Later he asked me to dance… I was a bit intimidated after seeing how well he and Elle danced together, but Camille convinced me to give it a try. IMG_5155

I learned the basics so I could at least follow along- it’s easier being the follower instead of having to lead! IMG_5157 IMG_5041

Overall we had a great night, and I highly recommend checking out a swing dance sometime. The music is great even if you aren’t a dancer, and who knows? You might be lucky like me and find a nice person to dance with you anyway!

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Clarisse Original
Bracelet: 2SistersSewCrafty on Etsy
Shoes: AG Emily’s Swimsuit

What Elle is Wearing:
Dress: Clarisse Original
Shoes: AG Ruthie’s Play Outfit

 

New Vintage Pretties Tomorrow!

"Puttin' on the Ritz"

“Puttin’ on the Ritz”

 

"Hello Dolly"

“Hello Dolly”

 

"Do Wah Diddy"

“Do Wah Diddy”

 

"Summer Breeze"

“Summer Breeze”

These four new “Vintage Pretties” outfits will be listed on Etsy tomorrow at 8PM EST! They are all one-of-a-kind outfits, so be sure to check in on Etsy for your chance to snag one!

To view more photos and details about each outfit, click the names below:
“Puttin’ on the Ritz”
“Hello Dolly”
“Do Wah Diddy”
“Summer Breeze”

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? 

A 50’s Feeling

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I was definitely feeling a bit of a 50’s vibe today with my pearls, pony-tail, and pedal-pusher pants. The outfit was mostly inspired by the bag though. This cute little tote bag was a gift from my grandma, who passed it along thinking it looked like something I might find useful (she was right). The beading design does remind me a little bit of a Christmas tree, but I love the colors of the beads and the fabric seems like it could almost pass for beach-y, so we’re saying it’s a spring bag (just go with it).

What I’m Wearing:
Top: AG Pretty and Plaid 
Pants: KateLaurenDesigns on ETSY 
Shoes: AG Sweet Spring 
Necklace: Clarisse Original
Bag: Vintage

Retro

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I’m really feeling the vintage pieces today. I don’t usually go for the tucked-in look with these pants because they are so high-waisted, but by pairing them with a string of pearls and saddle shoes, I think it’s pretty clear I’m going for a retro look as opposed to wearing my mom’s pants. Fun fact: they are actually made from left-over fabric from a vintage skirt that needed to be majorly hemmed (yay up-cycling!). I just love the cropped style pants that we saw so much of last spring, and I’m hoping they’re in again because I will absolutely be wearing them as a staple in my spring wardrobe. Especially in patterns and colors. Oh yes.

What I’m wearing:
Sweater: AG Isabelle’s Coral Sweater
Pants and Necklace: Clarisse Originals
Shoes: AG Molly’s Saddle Shoes
Headband: JanieJumps on ETSY