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bag 26

Here’s another one by the SAK. Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s gold with two interiors – the flap opens to an ample open space; unzip the zipper on the flap, and that opens to another large open area. It’s helpful to keep things organized. I would put my phone and wallet in the zippered side for more security, and my little zipper pouch with meds and lipsticks on the other side. Back pocket for a phone – but not those giant phones, people. The adjustable strap has a shoulder pad and it’s best used as a crossbody. Pretty sure I got this at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este.

I used to have another bag just like this in black pebbled leather, but I gave it away last year or the year before. For the first time, Nia and I did some math on this giveaway and through the years, I’ve given away over 240 bags. This is year 7, so… wow. I’ve changed in so many ways thanks to this Lenten practice, for which I’m grateful.

If you like shiny things, including this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 26, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 3 – claimed

 

Let’s just go ahead and get this one out of the way. I have a thing for the mailbag or saddlebag style of purse. This Fossil bag is leather on the front and canvas on the back and interior. That’s yogurt on the bag; daggone Siggi is no joke, but it will clean with no problem. The strap is very adjustable and takes this bag from a shoulder bag to a crossbody.

I found this Fossil several years ago at the Mt. Washington Goodwill. Those were the days when the girls were still at Sands Montessori and I still went out there on a regular basis. I used to get out to the thrift stores once a week. My thrifting frequency is one of the most significant changes since I started this blog. Each year I go a little less often. GIving up this bag is a direct result of my new normal of infrequent thrift shopping. If you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following: bag 3, your name, your address. Thanks!

Be sure to check back; bags that are still available won’t say “claimed.”

day 44

A newer to me Fossil that I got at Clothes Mentor last year. Coated cotton with leather trim, detachable adjustable strap, keys, and this supercool pattern. It’s got room for everything – even my laptop, if I use the strap. But it’s much cooler to carry it by the handles. And I gotta stay cool.

day 43

This Avorio hobo made in Italy was hanging at the Mt. Washington goodwill for $8. I almost injured myself snatching it from the rack. Those days are long gone, un/fortunately. Here’s more about it. Pebbled leather, neutral color, adjustble strap – and a black hole.

This year is a little more… at home. Yeah, that’s my foot and one of my New Balance lightweight runners. The goal here is to get a photo each day and sometimes that photo is more real than I’d like, but that’s ok – welcome to my life.

day 13

Glad to be home from an amazing time at the Episcopal Communicators conference. Here’s why I could give away some baggallini bags this year – I have some good ones still in the family. This black crossbody with a detachable adjustable strap, three exterior pockets, and room for essentials. Fits nicely in my backpack and keeps the load light.

I didn’t get out much but I did see this:

day 11

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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?

 

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day 9

You’d think with all of my bags I’d be rocking fabulous stuff all the time. But with my various physical maladies, carrying a backpack is best. That means I carry a purse inside the backpack, and the purse that fits perfectly is this Kipling bag I got at the thrift store a while back. It seems small, but an iPad would fit in there. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, but I unhooked it to make it lighter.

Last week I had to give it up to start the 50 days of favorite bags, but since I’m on a work trip where I needed to bring four bags, I opted for lightweight ones. And we’re back together again!! Yes, it needs a little mending on the sides where the seams are starting to unravel. I will get to that one day. Kipling bags typically have a fuzzy monkey charm, but this one has a tiny brass monkey. Cue the Beastie Boys!!