Floral Bags & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

March 26, 2015

I found this adorable vintage floral handbag at an antique market in Monterey.  I fell in love with it right away. I love when something vintage echoes something so on trend … in this case, florals!

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It made me feel ladylike and ready for spring!
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Outfit details and Shopping Ideas:
Sweater in Flame – Old Navy
Boyfriend jeans – Old Navy
Purple suede pumps – Aerosoles
Sunnies – Readers.com
Accessories – earrings (gift), bracelet (J Crew), coffee (Starbucks!)

A few super pretty floral bags I found online …

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Here’s just a few of my favs from last week’s link up  …
(you fab dolls make it soooo hard to only pick a few!)
Here’s Katie of Hello Katie Girl looking springy in this pretty abstract floral skirt, with a striped top and denim jacket.

 Mica of Away from the Blue has been enjoying beautiful weather for awhile now in Australia.  How cute and chic is she in shorts with a kimono and statement necklace?

 And Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is the picture of classy chic in this leopard coat and red bag!
Thanks for all the gorgeous looks you shared last week. Here’s to another great link up!  Link away, link back, and have fun!



  • Reply Tiina L March 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    It's a beautiful bag. Vintage bags are really special, especially evening bags. I also love vintage jewellery (there's a shop in Notting Hill in London that always seems to have a little something to tempt me, I don't even dare pass it anymore…). Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:32 am

      Shopping vintage is so fun! 😀

  • Reply Glenda March 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Dawn your bag is such a lovely statement piece!

  • Reply Doused In Pink March 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    That bag is adorable and I love the clasp on the top! Loving those purple heels too!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply sheelagoh.com March 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Those suede pumps are stunning, Dawn Lucy!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:33 am

      Thanks, Dear! They're really comfy too actually! OXOX

  • Reply Carrie March 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I have been wanting a Lily bag, I do have a Vera Bradely altho I've never used it in a Fashion post! Your outfit looks so laid back and love the floral bag you found!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Yeah that Lilly bag is my fav of the bunch. I had a Vera Bradley pouch that I love. Thanks, Carrie! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T March 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Aww thank you so much for the feature! It made me smile! 🙂
    I love the bright colours in your outfit with the red knit and colourful accessories, really nice! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up! And thanks again for the feature! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Of course, Mica! You always look adorable, but something about this outfit was just extra cool and chic! OXOX

  • Reply Megan Crean March 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I love that pretty bag! The red sweater and purple pumps are a fun combo too!

  • Reply Tina Bradley March 27, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Score! I ADORE that handbag, Dawn! Looking lovely in red, Lady! More fab featured femmes! I am an avid reader of both Mica's and Pam's great blogs. Will check Katie's out. 🙂 Thanks for hosting this link up! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com/

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:35 am

      Thanks Tina! I just loved that bag as soon as I saw it. OXOX

  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue March 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Yes, the bag and the vibrant top are aces. But can we take a moment to comment on your fab backdrop? Your front porch is to die for! J'adore!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 2:39 am

      Aww thanks so much Dear. We just bought this house in October and I'm so in love with it! OXOX

  • Reply Garaytreasures March 27, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Lovely floral purse Dawn and you would have never known it was vintage if you hadn't told us, so cute and versatile.
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Carrie Carson March 27, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Looking casual and chic!

  • Reply Marta March 27, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Loving that floral bag and the plum pumps!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Marta! OXOX

  • Reply Gina Daily March 27, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I think blondes look so striking in red (you included, of course!). Love this modern classic outfit!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks sweet Gina! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life March 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

    What a fun purse!! I don't think I have any printed purses and it may be time I change that.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      This is my first floral bag for sure! OXOX

  • Reply Fashion Sabbatical March 27, 2015 at 7:52 am

    What a lovely vintage find! Great how it pulls the whole outfit together.
    We are very far from Spring here and I just heard on the weather forecast is will stay Autumny till at least Easter! It is 6°C (42 °F) with a nasty wind, brrrrrrr! Hence the leather trouser still on my post…

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Brrr … hope you get some spring weather soon! Thanks for being a part of the fun today! OXOX

  • Reply Lady of Style March 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I am still dreaming of blossoming trees and the lovely flowers around you, Dawn Lucy.
    Such a cute floral bag!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Hope you get some spring soon, Annette! OXOX

  • Reply Sydney Fashion Hunter March 27, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I love your sweater! I host a weekly link up (live now!) so stop by if you get a chance 🙂


    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks for reminding me about the link up! OXOX

  • Reply Charming Lucy March 27, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love this pop of floral for spring! Vera Bradley always has such a great selection of florals too! Thanks for the link up! Susan

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks Susan! I didn't like Vera Bradley too much at first, but she's totally growing on me. I have a pouch of hers and now I want more!

  • Reply The Real Arnolds March 27, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Love the red sweater and dark purple pump combo!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Do you? Thanks Dear! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood March 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Your outfit is great. I love those pumps! Have a great weekend, Dawn!

  • Reply Laura B March 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Ooo! The red and purple combo here is gorgeous! And I love that bag!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura! OXOX

  • Reply Tea March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Ugh! That handbag is so stinking fabulous! What. A. Find!
    This whole outfit looks great on you – I love the red sweater, so peppy!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Hee .. thanks so much, Tea! OXOX

  • Reply Trina March 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    You were a smart woman to grab that floral purse. I can see it will take you on many fun adventures, it just seems to brighten the entire outfit as well as the day. Thoroughly enjoy your fun Friday link up, I've just been crazy traveling lately so I don't really have any photos ready to share but I'm thinking of you.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Aww thanks for stopping by, Trina! You're the sweetest. OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles March 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Love the purple shoes!!!


  • Reply Sabina B March 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    This is just such a fun and casual combination and the flower tote a fabulous addition!!! The whole outfit looks amazing on you! I am pretty sure you enjoyed Monterey…its sooo beautiful love the beaches there. Thanks for hosting again Dawn.

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Monterey is so pretty. Thanks for the sweet comments, Sabina! OXOX

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Ummm…so when you're all done with that über-cute floral bag, there's a girl in Vancouver that would LOVE to take it off your hands!! You make the best vintage finds, dearest Dawn…sooo envious!! XOXO


    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Aww .. if I ever want to pass it along, you'll be the first on the list! 😀

  • Reply Cathy March 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Cute outfit! I love the floral bag, makes the outfit!


  • Reply cherie at stylenudge.com March 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for hosting your link up! That floral vintage handbag is right up my alley! What a great find – I love it!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Cherie! Isn't it adorable? So sweet … wish it held more stuff though! OXOX

  • Reply adoringfamily March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    That Lilly Pulizter bag is gorgeous! Thank you for hosting and visiting me last week 🙂 Blessings on your weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Right? I want that tote myself! OXOX

  • Reply Nora Minassian March 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Such a cute bag, anything floral sounds great right now, looking fab as always 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Yay for spring and flowers! Thanks Nora! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga March 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I love the bag!! So pretty and colorful.. We are on a similar wavelength, I did a post on bags and included this floral Ted Baker bag I would like. Love the red you are wearing with it! Gorgeous my friend. Enjoy your weekend!!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Enjoy your weekend too, Jess! OXOX

  • Reply une femme March 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Those bags are such a nice way to add a touch of floral to an outfit!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Hon & thanks for stopping by! OXOX

  • Reply Garments Speech March 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    This is such a classy casual look! Cute bag!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Alena! OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo March 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Gah! I LOVE that bag!!! Better not bring it when you come to the blogger meet-up…might just disappear on you!


    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Hee hee … okay, I've been warned! 😉

  • Reply Catherine Verdonck March 27, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Such a cute handbag and I love your purle color shoes


    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Catherine! OXOX

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades March 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    That bag is everything! It makes this outfit come alive. I love that bright red sweater as well. Great color on you. Have a great weekend, Dawn! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy March 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Cynthia! I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple to highlight the bag! OXOX

  • Reply Clairejustine oxox March 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Great look, love your floral bag 🙂

  • Reply Lisa @ Fun Money Finds March 27, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I really love outfits that are stylish and casual at the same time and yours is perfect. It looks just like something I would pull out of my closet (which is probably why I like it so much). I really enjoy your blog and link parties!

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Thanks Lisa! That's the perfect compliment. I know I like blogs that show outfits that I would really wear in real life too. 🙂

  • Reply Beata B March 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Great look ! This bag is gorgeous . Have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Thanks so much Beata! OXOX

  • Reply Jing Xu March 27, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    So, I am not the only one having not grown out of red sweaters. I still love them!

    From Jing at http://www.bejingxu.com

    • Reply dawnlucy March 28, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Red is my fav color! OXOX

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. March 28, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Pretty Dawn!! What a great find that bag was. I love florals. Hope you have a good weekend!
    xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy April 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

      Thanks so much, Kim! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Whitt March 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Great, casual look! Love that bag. xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

    • Reply dawnlucy April 2, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Thanks so much, Andrea! OXOX

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