Joyce Carlton started her career in interior decorating back in 1979. After working many years in the design industry, she opened up a boutique shop in historic downtown Perry, Georgia. I have shopped at Impressions by Carlton over the years when I traveled to the area to visit my Mama. Now that I'm living here, Carlton's is definitely at the top of my favorite-places-to-shop list!
Located in picturesque and quaint downtown Perry, Impression's by Carlton offers fine ladies clothing, designer jewelry, pocketbooks, gifts, and design services by request. Joyce is just the sweetest thing ever...the epitome of a Southern lady!
So I was excited to get a ticket to her luncheon and fashion show held this past week at the Southern Bridle Farms, just south of Perry. I had forgotten about this place, but sweet memories came flooding back when I drove up...Mama and I dined here several times over the years.
Of course Joyce added her creative, welcoming flair to the entry. The arrangements were beautiful!
A closeup of one of the arrangements by the front door... Over the years, I have purchased many silk arrangements from Joyce and they are all still beautiful today...all of them classic and traditional Southern-styled.
The tables were adorned with natural fall foliage and flowers...
Joyce is so cute and very fashionable...and, she has THE sweetest Southern accent!
There were so many beautiful Southern ladies who modeled Carlton fashions...I'm including some of my favorite pieces here.
This lady had the sweetest, genteel demeanor about her. I loved the tartan blouse with the yellow cable knit sweater...classic and timeless!
This was my absolute favorite outfit and I bought it. Look at how cute she looks! Fingers crossed that I look half as cute!
Loved this lady and the royal blue poncho with a gold fabric necklace!
This outfit was a super hit with everyone...leather vest, fur vest, suede pants, and adorable boots!
I adore this poncho/shrug. The color was fabulous and looked great with the long sleeve paisley tee and tan suede pants!
I almost bought this coat! Still debating...loved it.
"HERE'S WHAT I WORE" The Mudpie dress is hot pink and navy with a contrast patterned cowl neck...very comfortable and the price is good too! My purse, earrings, and shoes are all Tory Burch.
Stop in and visit Joyce at Impressions by Carlton, 912 Carroll Street, Perry, Georgia, 478.987.4511...just off I-75 south of Macon, Georgia. Tell her Miss Janice sent you!
I know that was a fun luncheon! I am sure she will ask you to model at her next fashion show!
You are such a lady Miss Janice. I so admire you!
Looks like a great time. Great clothes, too!
So fun. I've never been to Perry but it looks like one for my list next time I'm in Georgia. Love your darling outfit.
What a fun event! Such pretty outfits and pretty ladies. You look adorable in your outfit. You stay so trim. Are you still doing the Clean Eating diet? Too many temptations from southern cooking would have me plump as a Christmas turkey.
What a treat, a fashion show and I'm sure the lunch was delicious. I don't know if it's a west coast thing but unless it's a fund raiser for a church, stores just don't have fashion shows anymore. I really appreciate that she used women of all different sizes!
I love the polka dot outfit you bought but WHAT is she holding in her hand? It looks like a small dog.
Now Meghan, you are so sweet!
It was fun. Of course, I wanted one of each!
Thank you! If you are traveling on I-75, check out downtown Perry!
Thank you Donna. I try to eat clean most days of the week, but I'm not strong against the Southern comfort foods. Due to my erratic schedule, my workouts are not where they should be either. Tomorrow's another day!
It was a treat. The lady modeling the polka dot tunic was adorable...a petite, silver-head doll! Yes, she was holding a dog...not sure why.
Lord have mercy Nancy Ann...
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