day 7

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maurizio taiuti lepoard print bag

time for animal print. i found this Maurizio Taiuti on the clearance rack at tj maxx for $49, then went to another one where it was on even more clearance for $39, so i did the switcheroo and saved. the original price was listed as $120. as a 30-year tj maxx shopping veteran, i can spot a well-made italian bag from the men’s department.

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shadow, not discolored

2013-04-07 22.02.45the leather has an iridescence that you can see in the close-up pic. the strap is long, which is great for us taller, larger ladies who want a crossbody but don’t want it to cross the body in an unfortunate spot. i’m a sucker for grommets, so that sealed the deal. inside, it’s got a cell phone pocket made of the same leather and a zipper pocket. a purse without interior organization is a black hole being sucked into a vortex. it’s big enough to fit a magazine and my water bottle. now THAT’s a win.

i got this gorgeous bag a couple of years ago, when leopard was really “in” and everywhere. i was drawn to the abstractness of the leopard print. even if i choose to follow a trend, i like to have something different and unique. this is a case where all of the thrifting can afford me the occasional opportunity to purchase something special that i really like.

i wore this to church today, then out to dinner at the famous Montgomery Inn Boathouse. another reminder of how much i love this bag.

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