Today I used this echo tote I got at TJ Maxx a few years ago. I had a black and white one just like this and I have a large overnight bag in this brand. Very lightweight and fun. I particularly like the handles and adjustable crossbody strap. Fits a laptop and all of my other goodies.
It’s Easter, and I’m celebrating the 50 days of Easter with 50 bags. None are available for giveaway or sale.
Abstract leopard print with shimmer in the leather. Got this at TJ Maxx several years ago when leopard was the trend. Animal prints weren’t my thing until I heard Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear say that animal prints are all about celebrating the beauty of nature. Here we are in a Denver Starbucks with my friend Sandra Montes.
My daughter Kaia loves Patricia Nash purses. I’ve found a couple in the thrift store – one was a frame bag – and she was so excited. For her birthday last year, she got herself a Patricia Nash wallet. So when I saw this at TJ Maxx, I was like… hmmm… which one of us is going to get this bag? I love round things, embossed leather, and most of all, fringe. She loves Patricia Nash. So, we share it. She can use it whenever she’s home, but it lives at our house. Perfect.
The fringe is excellent for people like me who like to touch things, not people. It’s so soothing to run my fingers through that fringe, braid it, shake the braids out – it doesn’t take much, people. Not much at all.
Shooky (keychain) is excited that BTS won two Billboard awards tonight!! Best duo/group and top social artist. What does this have to do with bags?
Out here in Denver for the Episcopal Communicators conference and I couldn’t leave home without my Swiss backpack. Four sections: 1. computer and papers 2. purse and other stuff 3. napkins, spoon, fork and lunch/food 4. phone, keys. It has two side pockets for water and coffee, and very comfortable straps. I shopped for this backpack for months until I found the one that fit all my requirments. TJ Maxx meant I could afford it.
Bonus bag: Episopcal Communicators tote #Episcomm19
Ok so the guys out there don’t feel neglected, here’s a computer briefcase by Incase. Room for your laptop, cords, headphones, and lots of other papers/magazines/small books and other items of that ilk. Large zip pocket in front and a little phone or key pouch on the back. A couple of little marks on the front won’t prevent you from carrying your stuff stylishly. Dawn or oxyclean will likely solve it.
Email me at 50favbags.com with bag 36.
Thursday, May 23, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx
There used to be a TJ Maxx on Colerain that I would go to during lunch sometimes when i was a librarian at the North Central Regional Library in Cincinnati. That TJ had some great bags. In those days, and for many years, the bag section was the first stop upon entering TJ Maxx. Now, I rarely visit that area.
Anyway, I bought this Tignanello structured hobo around 20 or so years ago, and it’s still in great shape. I used it a lot because it fits 9″x12″ folders and water bottles and all kinds of stuff. Vintage Tignanello is nothing like the #@!& you find now.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 30.
How I chose two Liz Claiborne bags in a row is beyond me. But here we are. This briefcase is mock croc faux leather aka pleather or vegan leather as the folks are calling it now. If you knew me as a librarian, you might remember me rocking this bag at the public library and Sands Montessori. I carried it a lot, especially when I was creating Homework Central. What can I say; I felt super classy.
The bag has several internal dividers like a mini file cabinet and has a spot for your computer. There’s also an outside pocket on the back for your favorite magazines and papers.
I got this at TJ Maxx around 15-17 years ago. Mock croc is a pattern that never really goes out of style. Neither does patent leather. So it’s a classic look that you can dress up or wear as my sweet baby is with a casual look. It elevates your whole aura. I carried it a LOT, and it looks fantastic.
I’m not sure exactly why I’m parting with this bag, but sometimes you have to close your eyes and let it go.
Email me at email@example.com if you like bag 21.