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day 8

 

I found this bag at Goodwill last year and was attracted to the wooden handle. It’s by Zina Eva, who i’d never heard of, and when i looked her up, the bags were upwards of $200+ retail and even on eBay¬†$65 for a smaller one than this. Embossed patent leather, lined in suede, with pockets inside and the one on the outside perfect for a phone, not too heavy, and the water bottle fits. WIN for $8.

I stopped by Goodwill today – these pics were taken in the parking lot of the Woodlawn location, where i went after trying to walk at Glenwood Gardens but freaked out because of all the people there. I found three bags that i would have purchased in the past but didn’t buy today. Earlier i’d stopped by the St. Vincent de Paul on Este, and left these three bags there. Really nice but… i don’t need them.

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Please note: Lent is over, and so is the bag giveaway. Check previous posts to see if a bag is available. If it does not say claimed, it’s still up for grabs til April 6.

I found this no-name bag at Goodwill in Connecticut last week, mistakenly placed in the backpack section. People love to hide stuff and in this case, i got lucky. Wooden triangular handles, faux lock with a key that doesn’t seem to go with the bag, adjustable strap, pebbled pleather, gold hardware, and most importantly – my favorite color, green. It looked great with my white Easter dress. The flowers from the altar were given to my dad, and he gave them to me for our Easter dinner table. I took this photo on the steps of my church, Calvary Episcopal in Cincinnati. Happy Easter!

bag 40 – claimed

Today’s bag is a white Nine West shoulder bag with a frame bag in the middle with two outer zipper sections. A small scuff on the back is easily buffed away with polish. Modeled by Jaiya.

I hope you enjoyed my Lenten giveaway. I sure did, even though this Lent was yet again atypical. I wish you peace and blessings for the coming Easter season.

Please look back through the posts and see if there’s anything unclaimed that you’d like to have. Currently available are bags 6, 7, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 39 and 40. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in any of those bags. They will go to Dress for Success next week.

Starting tomorrow I’ll be using a different bag every day for the 50 days of Easter. Looking back on the bags I’ve done through the last five years, many that I used in the 50 days of Easter end up in the 40 days of Lent giveaway. I’m excited to see how this year goes, and what more I’ll learn through this process. Happy Easter!

bag 6

Let me get this over with quickly. I mentioned this year would be sacrificial = so to prepare, I got a bunch of bags together several months ago so I wouldn’t agonize about my choices in the beginning. When I pulled this out of the bag, I began to barter with myself, and *almost* took it back. Then I sighed, waited until a few minutes ago, snapped these pics, and here we are.

I got this bag when Target first started partnering with designers for special, short-run lines. This Isaac Mizrahi tote converts from a bowling-bag style when snapped to a large tote when unsnapped at the sides. Carry it with the handles or crossbody. I’ve put this bag in the giveaway for a few years and always rescued it. Time for someone else to enjoy it.

BTW this is a non-leather bag, but even after use, it’s in great shape. Email 50favbags@gmail.com and request bag 6.

Bag 20 Рtaken 

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Keeping it real – i’m sick today, and didn’t have the energy to take new photos. Here’s a very cute cross body bag by the sak that i found at St. Vincent de Paul for $7. Colorblocked red pebbled leather, smooth tan leather accented with black whipstiched leather, this little baby will go with lots of different looks. Perfect blend of dressy casual – it could go either way. Detachable strap means its a cross body, shoulder bag or clutch. Goldtone accents, around 6″x9″. This would be great to have in a bigger bag so you don’t always have to schlep your giant purse to lunch or out to Myrtle’s. Not that i know anyone who does that. Email 50favbags@gmail.com with Bag 20 if you’re feeling it.

There are a few other bags still available, scroll through the titles and if it doesn’t say taken, it’s up for grabs. Peace.