Category Archives: 2017 Lent bag giveaway

Bag 40

My angel babe finishes out this year’s bag giveaway with a Loeffler Randall for Target faux leather bag. What a gorgeous bag, inside and out. Lined with gold fabric, this bag is both structured and relaxed. I usually rock this in the autumn and winter months. If this bag speaks to you, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

Here ends the bag giveaway. I’ve enjoyed the thrills and challenges of this process. I can definitely say that my buying habits have changed. I leave many, many more bags in the store that i would have purchased in the past. That might not bode well for future giveaways, but it bodes well for my clutter, consumption, and wallet.

Tomorrow begins 50 favorite bags, where I carry a different bag each day of Easter from my not-so-massive-anymore collection. That process presents its own set of fun and challenges – like not quite getting everything out of a bag and having to retrace my bag steps to find that receipt, appointment slip, nail clipper… first world problems.

I wish you all a blessed Easter, if you celebrate. Whether you do or don’t, I wish you peace.

Bag 39 – taken 

IMG_0313A couple of years ago, wristlets and little hand bags were the “in” trend. I saw this bag at the St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington, a weird-shaped bag that you carry on your wrist of in your hand. I like weird, so I bought it. Looks much better over Kaia’s arm than mine, I can tell you that! The beautiful cognac color and supple leather balance out the unique shape. If you like to be different, try this bag. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if it’s calling your name.

Bag 38

img_6659Since my models went to bed without taking a photo, I’m offering up a sweet little woven purse from The Sak, just in time for Easter Sunday. This purse is light wheat in color with a clasp closure, and handles long enough for the shoulder or to carry on your arm. It’s the perfect spring purse – like carrying a basket, but softer and classier. Got it at Goodwill several years ago because I just can’t resist The Sak! I hope you enjoy it after emailing me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

Bag 37 – taken


So I couldn’t leave this cutie in the store. Genuine made in the USA in Detroit, the original Harvey seatbelt bag is a timeless reminder to reduce, reuse and recycle while looking fabulous. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you feel this one. 

Bag 36 – taken 

I bought this tan vegan cross body tote by ana (JC Penny brand) for my daughter, Nia. Since she left it here, I’m going to assume she doesn’t want it. You might, though, since it has a long strap, two handles, and lots of pockets and pouches. Snap closure  It’s lightweight and great for someone with lots to carry. Email me at 50 fav bags@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Still available: Bag 1, Bag 5, Bag 8, Bag 11, Bag 13, Bag 33, Bag 34, Bag 35. These are headed to Dress for Success if not claimed. Peace.

Bag 35

I’ve been getting rid of lots of bags that are too heavy for me. Getting old is great, except for the various physical maladies that can arise. A neck issue means I can’t carry those fabulous but heavy purses. Here’s one that is NOT too heavy; in fact, it’s the lightest purse i own. That doesn’t change the fact that i can only have so many black bags. This is Kenneth Cole Reaction quilted purse that’s great for travel. Two side pouches and interior pockets keep important stuff handy. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you want to “take it light.” Yeah that’s one of David’s phrases.

Bag 34

This leather tote with brass studs by Carlos Falchi is up for grabs today. Roomy interior, front pocket and two side zipper pouches keep your stuff together. HMU at 50favbags@gmail.com. 

Bag 33

Five years ago this summer, my purse was stolen out of my car. Losing that particular bag was by far the worst part. That Calvin Klein snakeskin patterned leather hobo was by far one of my top five faves of all time. Last summer in Connecticut, at Goodwill, I found this bag made of the same leather with the same style hardware, but it’s smaller with a front flap closure over a zipper closure. I had to face it, it’s just too small for me. So if you like beautiful used designer bags, grab this cutie. Please mail me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Bag 32 – taken

Here I go again with another vintage woven bag. This J. Foss leather tote has a Western touch, yet has African beads hanging on leather cords. It’s a multi-ethnic bag that will hold your 11″ laptop, your real-print newspaper, and more. Throw in a baguette and you’re back in the early 2000s. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this baby.

Look who’s back on modeling duty! Kaia worked hard and enjoyed Hawaii, but she’s glad to be home. Me too; i was getting hungry for some home cooking!

Bag 31 – taken

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Here’s a Fossil tote that comes with a wristlet. This tote is small yet spacious. If you like totes, but they overwhelm you, this may be for you. Plenty of space inside, made covered cotton with leather trim. That means you can wipe it down and it will still look great. The dots are dark blue with yellow accents. I’ll post pics of the wristlet in a bit, but want to post before the day is done. Bring that pop of color to your life – great for a rainy Spring day. Got this one back in the day at my used-to-be-favorite Goodwill in Mt. Washington.  Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this Fossil.

You guessed it, my models ignored me today.

UPDATE: can’t find the wristlet! Maybe i gave it to someone… NO CLUE