bag 4

Wow, the day got away from me again! Left home late this afternoon to go to the gym; ended up at the thrift store instead. It was my 6th workout day, so i thought the thrift store needed me more. Here’s a bag i got at the Woodlawn Goodwill that you will love if you like bright colors and staying organized. Giani Bernini shoulder bag with a big inside area, two outer zipper areas, and lots of little pouches and pockets front to back. Leather and pleather in all the right places, but mostly leather. It’s a pinkish-red color. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it with bag 4.

Peace!

 

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bag 3

Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.

A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”

TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill, and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it.

bag 2 – claimed

 

Every year for the past couple of years i’d put this bag into the giveaway, then take it back. This year, i put it in again, and forgot why. Too late now, though, and it’s your gain. Convertible black purse from The Sak with woven leather handles. Wear crossbody or shoulder, or carry with the handles. Peace fabric lining. Modeled by my sweet angel Jaiya.

Email bag #2 to 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested.

 

bag 1

It’s Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednedsay, so let’s start with a bag i purcahsed a few weeks ago at my favorite Goodwill. I was headed to a birthday party for a couple of my friends, and knew the perfect gift would be a bag. I walked in with seven minutes ┬áto make my purchase before the store closed. I qiuckly grabbed four purses, including this cute red baby. It’s a no-name purse, but well made and very cute with moc croc and a puffy heart. Footed, adjustable strap, and lots of interior organization for such a small bag. Well, it’s small to me. Plenty of room for your purse basics. Those of you who know me know i need something to fit my water bottle. But this WILL fit a LaCroix. Modeled by my sweet angel babe Jaiya!! She’s almost 5’9″ for your reference.

The rules:

  1. follow the rules.
  2. email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag # if you’d like to claim it.
  3. i deliver or mail to you.
  4. please do not send me a message on facebook, text me, or corner me except to say “i emailed you at 50favbags@gmail.com.”
  5. how come i keep repeating the same thing? because, my loved friends, five years have taught me. repetition is important.
  6. any bags not claimed will go to Goodwill, unless they end up in a box under my desk at work. then, they go back into next year’s rotaiton, or to a friend who needs a spur-of-the-moment bag to go to the opera.

This year should be truly sacrificial. I don’t buy nearly as much as i used to. I mean i have cut my purchasing by 90%. It’s serious. I still get the urge to shop, but i act like a kid in a toy store wiht parents who say “don’t expect me to buy anything.” i play with the purses, appreciate them, take random pics, then leave it somewhere i know it will be found, purchased, and loved.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with BAG 1 if you like this red heart cutie.

 

Days 22 & 23

IMG_0555Today i went to the JCC to soak in the whirlpool; my whole body was aching from that 5K. I got this bag at St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington NWT – that’s new with tags for you non-resale folks. It’s a brand called Rare Earth by Stone Mountain. Click here to see it on Amazon, the photos are much better there. I got mine for $15. I LOVE IT. It looks a little like a diaper bag, but it’s a true gym bag complete with the wet clothes bag and a place for EVERYTHING, including stuff i don’t have. I used it as luggage for our little graduation overnight in Ann Arbor, and today it was perfect for the gym. Thanks to whomever did not like it and gave it to St. Vincent.

 

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I know Vera Bradley is so five years ago, but so what? They’re well made, lightweight, and some of the patterns are the bomb. I really like this black, white, and yellow pattern with birds and flowers. The end. Sure, they get dirty – this pattern will probably hide dirt better than others; time will tell. It was $8 at Goodwill where “seniors” over 50 get 10% off all the time. ALL THE TIME.

 

Days 20 & 21

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Well, she did it! Our girl graduated from Bowling Green State University, and in her honor I carried this orange – and i do mean ORANGE Latico slouchy tote. I got this one at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago when orange was the color of the season. Like i always say – if you love a color, or marginally like it, get it while the getting is good. I looked for months before i found an orange i could tolerate at a good price. Latico bags are saturated with color, with the most supple, soft, scrunchy leather. It does have black hole qualities, but that’s ok. It’s a looker.

 

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After the Flying Pig 5K, i thought THERE’S NO WAY I’M LEAVING THE HOUSE. Whoops forgot about a friend’s show. Calvin Klein to the rescue, in this soft, buttery, chartreuse leather with khaki leather trim. I got this at Clothes Mentor for IDK around $14 or so. Ok, so the strap is coming loose and it has some scuffs. So what! The color makes it fabulous, especially with neutrals. WINNER

I’ll get caught up yet!

 

Day 19

IMG_0488Reminder – giveaway phase is over, this is an Easter celebration of bags. Ok.┬áSince I’m on an adventure today, I thought I’d use this DNKY safari-style bag in khaki cotton with cognac leather trim. I love the long strap that makes it a perfect cross body for me. The cool hardware is balanced by the lightweight fabric, so it’s not too heavy. So many cool details like the leather pulls on the front exterior pouches. I got this bag at Plato’s Closet, a resale store for juniors. Check them out for great bags at a value. I get no money for that plug BTW.