Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fab Fashion Friday- For Ladies of All Ages

Hi Ladies!  The outfit that I'm featuring today was all about the great carpet bag from RedBarnBags on Etsy.  Link here.  I fell in love with the colors and the Bohemian feel of the bag.  It was a fun outfit to put together, and once I was finished, I realized that it is actually one of those ensembles that would work for a lady of any age.  It's feminine and fun at the same time!  I love the layers of ruffles in the skirt, and the lace on top.  The heavier Gypsy feeling fabrics in the bag make the dress sing...it's that opposite thing going on, and the lacy and flirty dress make the bag shine!  When putting together an outfit, a dichotomy such as this will almost always work, just as long as you stay within the same color palette.  It makes the entire look WAY more interesting.  

Fab Feminine Fashion for Ladies of All Ages

Lace applique dress

Sole Society blue shoes

CHARLES & KEITH red shoes

Chenille Carpet Bag Mary Poppins Bag Carpetbag Tapestry Upcycled Tote

Don't just read and run!  Really, I love to hear from you.  Let me know what you think about the outfits I'm putting together. Is there something you would like to see? Let me know and I'll see what I can put together for you.


  1. I so enjoyed meeting you yesterday! I can tell that I will learn a lot from your blog... Can't wait to go back a few posts and read what's been on your mind! Thanks for adding my blog to your blogroll... I've done the same for yours. Have a happy day!!!

    1. Thank you, Sherry!
      I come over to visit with my sister-in-law frequently, so maybe I'll run into you again sometimes when we're out and about shopping.

  2. Lizzie Lou's Country Gift Store in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho sells those great "RED BAR BAGS" in your article. Drop in for coffee and see them for yourself.

    1. Thanks for sharing that information. It's a long trip from Alabama to Idaho, so I probably will not be able to drop in anytime soon, but it sounds like a great place!

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  3. I was so tickled when you contacted me about featuring my carpetbag! Love it! Great blog! I featured the article and your blog on my website at: http://redbarnbags.webs.com/
    Thanks so much, Judy!

    1. I'm glad you were happy with it. I always have fun writing when I have good subject matter, and your bags are just that. I'll check in from time to time and maybe do another feature on Fab Fashion Friday. Thank you for sharing my blog on your website!