Catching up on my giveaway – bag 21 is a vintage find. If you like animal print, check out this Brio! fabric bag with leather trim, cinched sides, velvet interior and gold hardware. Two thin leather straps will fit most arms. Almost said all arms but hey… realist here. This bag would go well with all black or a colorful outfit that needs that wow factor. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 21 if you like it. Modeled by Kaia, and the flash nearly blinded her.
This is a different one, which is why I couldn’t resist it for $6. All leather, made in Italy by some company I’d never heard of, Dadabo. Email email@example.com if you’re interested. Me and my flu are going back to bed.
time for animal print. i found this Maurizio Taiuti on the clearance rack at tj maxx for $49, then went to another one where it was on even more clearance for $39, so i did the switcheroo and saved. the original price was listed as $120. as a 30-year tj maxx shopping veteran, i can spot a well-made italian bag from the men’s department.
the leather has an iridescence that you can see in the close-up pic. the strap is long, which is great for us taller, larger ladies who want a crossbody but don’t want it to cross the body in an unfortunate spot. i’m a sucker for grommets, so that sealed the deal. inside, it’s got a cell phone pocket made of the same leather and a zipper pocket. a purse without interior organization is a black hole being sucked into a vortex. it’s big enough to fit a magazine and my water bottle. now THAT’s a win.
i got this gorgeous bag a couple of years ago, when leopard was really “in” and everywhere. i was drawn to the abstractness of the leopard print. even if i choose to follow a trend, i like to have something different and unique. this is a case where all of the thrifting can afford me the occasional opportunity to purchase something special that i really like.
i wore this to church today, then out to dinner at the famous Montgomery Inn Boathouse. another reminder of how much i love this bag.