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.

bag 26

Cole Haan woven white handbag. One of my most recent purchases and one i planned to keep but i’m just gonna rip the bandaid off and post it. If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 26, your name, and your address.

bag 25 – taken

Got this baby at TJ Maxx years ago. She’s still looking pretty good.

My first post about this bag:

this Carla Mancini bag was calling me from the clearance rack at tj maxx. it’s a small bag, but it holds a magazine if you roll it. i’m also a sucker for whipstitching. so whipstitched pebbled leather? and it’s mustard? it was over…

i don’t remember when i got this, which means probably around 10 years ago.(coincidentally, i my youngest is almost ten.) i also can’t remember how much i paid for this bag. but whatever it was, i have gotten my money’s worth. my rule is never more than $40 unless i feel it will have a very low cost per wear.

calculating cost per wear is a way to justify spending a little more on a quality bag that you really like. let’s say a bag cost $50. if you wear it 10 times in a year, divide the cost by 10 and you’ll have your cost per wear, or $5. if you keep it multiple years, then the cost per wear keeps going down. 5 years x 10 wears per year = 50 wears, so $1 per wear.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 25, your name, your address. peace.

bag 24 – taken

Last week was my birthday and the year anniversary of our first family trip to Europe. One of my girls was studying in Toledo for the semester so we went and visited her. This is the purse I used most of the time. baggallini purse with pockets everywhere, it even has a luggage pass through. It’s called the everywhere bag, and this is an older version.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 23, your name, and your address.

I realize now more than ever that this will be the last year I do the blog this way, because I’m running out of bags. I was short seven and went back into my closet and got some more. Lots of these are bags I’ve used for years, so they might need some “sprucing up” as my dad likes to say. Again I crave your patience as I get bags packed up to deliver and send out. I had a traumatic experience at the post office so everything gets picked up from my house now. Peace.

bag 23

Vintage backpack from Pier 1. I’m pretty sure I got this in the 1990s, possibly earlier. It’s one of those pieces I can’t remember not having. There’s lots of stuff I had in my late high school and college days I wish I still had, but I won’t get into specifics. This is a cotton drawstring backpack with a shell border that I’ve used sporadically through the years but more enjoy as art.

If you like bag 23, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 23, your name, and your address. If you’re waiting for delivery of a bag, please be patient. I don’t get out much, so please bear with me. Peace.

bag 22 – taken

Yesterday’s bag:

Here’s a cute baggallini crossbody that’s small but efficient, and great for travel or putting into your larger bag. Lots of pockets and pouches for keys, cards, Aquaphor, and more. Two zip pockets on front, one on back that’s great for your important top secret documents, card holders and zip pocket inside along with pen loops and a key leash. They call this color mushroom but I call it gold. It’s really in between the two. The pink interior makes it easier to find your stuff. Adjustable strap. I rescue these from the goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul all the time. Well, I did and will again someday.

If you’re interested in bag 22 email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 22, your name, and your address.

And if you’re new: the only bags available right now are those dated February 17, 2021 and after that don’t have TAKEN next to the title. Peace.

bag 21 – taken

from last year:

Today’s bag is by Zina Eva, a designer I’d never heard of before I googled them to find out about this bag. They are expensive, and have mixed reviews. But nonetheless, I am happy with this bag at the price point of $8. What can I say, I’m a sucker for top-handle bags.

What’s cool: wooden handle, triple magnetic closure to make sure your stuff isn’t too heavy to keep it closed, and the beautiful suede lining. What’s not as cool: the exterior doesn’t look as real as it actually is. But, when it’s full of stuff it has a nice rounded shape on the bottom with the structured top – I think it looks classy. THere’s also a detachable shoulder strap – not long enough to crossbody for me. Overall, it’s pretty. Who knows, could end up in the giveaway someday.

Someday is today. If you like bag 21, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 21. Peace.