Category Archives: thrifting

bag 38

Brown suede no-name shoulder bag with grommets and fringe. You KNOW with my nutty crunchy brown-loving girl this left the thrift store post-haste. Tan paisley interior lining behind the grommets only. She’s over it, so it’s up for grabs.

If you like bag 38, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, your address, and bag 38. Peace.

bag 37

I bought this Fossil at the St. Vincent dePaul near me. Why would i buy ANOTHER black Fossil? My favorite black bag that looks a little like this is wearing out. When i saw this one, i thought ok, I’ll keep this for when that one gives out. What was I thinking?

This bag has a gusseted pocket with a zipper pocket above it on front, zipper pocket on back, two slip pockets inside, one great for a phone, and an interior zip pocket. Adjustable strap complete with the Fossil key and a lock fob. The more I describe it the more I like it. Plus, grommets.

If you like bag 36, email me with your name, your address, and bag 36 in the subject line. Three bags to go. Peace.

bag 35

A long time ago, Nine West had more leather bags than pleather. There’s nothing wrong with pleather. This is a brown soft pebbled leather shoulder bag with a smooth leather handle. It unbuckles to switch with other handles you might have. That might sound crazy, but “they” sell that kind of thing, like woven colorful handles of different lengths. Inside zip pocket and outside divided slip pocket. I never used this; I got it from the thrift store for Kaia who used to LOVE brown. It looks like the person who gave it up didn’t use it, either.

If you like bag 35, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 35, your name, and your address.

bag 34

Here’s another Fossil art piece. Small kiss closure bag. From last year:

Fossil vintage style frame bag in cream with a kiss clasp closure, two front pockets, and a short shoulder strap for when I want to look cute and not carry a lot of stuff. It’s much more beautiful than it is functional – when I put all my stuff inside, the clasp doesn’t stay closed. I keep scarves in it so it can hang out in my room and be attractive. I don’t remember where or when I got it other than that it was a thrift store.

Email me at 50favbag@gmail.com with bag 34, your name and your address. Peace, see you Monday.

bag 33

If you were at Goodwill and saw an Oscar the Grouch jersey tote, what would you do? You can see what I chose. But, I’m going to share the love with you right here. I love Oscar. This dude lives in a garbage can and has a palace below. What he has going on is a lot of honesty and an ability to learn.

If you like bag 33, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, your address, and bag 33. Peace.

bag 32 – taken

This bag is an art piece for me, and I can’t keep all the art. This is a very cute Fossil cognac leather satchel with a zip closure. Doctor bag style opening, so it opens wide. Zipper pocket inside with woven handles. I got this at Goodwill years ago for $6, I think. It’s been sitting on my dresser, stuffed with scarves that I of course did not wear because i could not see them. I’m an out of sight, out of mind person, especially when it comes to scarves.

If you like bag 32, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 32, your name, and your address.

bag 30 – taken

Enjoy this cute baggallini crossbody. Two zipper pockets on front, one on back, card slots, pen loops, and another zipper pocket inside. Small and mighty. Adjustable strap. Awesome for travel.

If you like this bag, email me with bag 30, your name, and your address. Peace.

bag 29 – taken

Here’s a giant Vera Bradley tote that will carry it all. Front pocket is great for phone and or keys. Pockets inside with a big open space. I used this to carry my purse, lunch, and computer to work and of course – books. Top button closure so your stuff isn’t hanging out everywhere.

If you like bag 29 email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 29, your name, and your address. Monday peace.

bag 28

One of the girls would choose this and I’d say no, not that one yet. This is a patent leather Cole Haan small satchel. it’s got the flaw you see there, a little white mark. That can be easily covered with a green sharpie, i don’t know why i never did that – i just didn’t care and I didn’t carry it that often. Getting rid of this teaches me i can love something and not have it.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 28, your name, and your address.

bag 27

from eight years ago, about this purse by guess who – Fossil:

rippin’ and runnin’ is what was up today. mondays are often like that, but with ap exams and a graduating senior in the mix it got a little hairy. so i did what many a mom would do: dropped the middle one off at cello and went to starbucks, got a tall mocha, and went to the park with the youngest to hit the swing set .

this purse is a favorite that i intentionally put off until the latter part of the 50 days to spread the love. it’s a fossil, fabric with leather trim. yes, it came from my favorite goodwill for $8. or maybe $12, i can’t remember. either way, i really have enjoyed this bag because it’s very well organized. it has three exterior pockets – one big pouch in the back, a zippered pocket and flap pouch in front; and three interior pockets. it’s not too cavernous that i lose my giant key ring in the bottom.

closeup of front pocket and handles

we’re fortunate that the street where my daughter takes cello lessons has a park, so on nice days my sweet baby loves to swing. i love to swing too, but sometimes i’m working or reading while she swings. today i joined her, and i’m really glad i did. swinging gives me such a great feeling. there’s nothing like the wind rushing through my whole person – it takes me right back to being 6 again.

she begged me to take a picture of the purse on her lap like i did her sister yesterday. here’s a closeup of the front pockets and handles held by one of the sweetest hands on the planet. thank you, God, for my girls. i don’t think about what i would do without them.

I really love this bag, but don’t wear a lot of brown ever so… if you like bag 27, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 27, your name, and your address.