Here’s a bag I really love even though it’s not a crossbody or backpack. But c’mon – it’s FRINGE. Ombre fringe. And blue isn’t even my favorite color – but who cares? This bag is LIT. It’s a Holding Horses tote by Anthropologie that I found at Clothes Mentor. If you don’t know about Clothes Mentor – you should check them out if you like bags. They have great bags from lots of brands including high-end designer bags. Clothes Mentor is in the Once Upon a Child and Plato’s Closet family but for grown ass women. I also love them for clothes, and sometimes shoes – gotta be careful with resale shoes, people.
I’ll be the first to admit that when I saw this cute Steve Madden colorblocked purse, it took me right back to 1984. I had an outfit that this would have gone PERFECTLY with – a mustard-colored oversized buttondown tunic, colorblocked cutout loafers with these three colors plus green, and dangly fruit earrings in all of those colors, worn with red leggings, naturally. It was one of my favorite outfits, and I wore it to the airport to pick up David when he came to Cincinnati to visit me for the first time. Over thirty years later, here’s this bag. $12 at Goodwill.
Convertible clutch, shoulder bag, and tote. The goldtone chain strap is removable, so it’s a clean clutch. Add it for a shoulder bag, or for more space in the bag, carry it by the goldtone handles. Ah, so cute! I gave it to Nia, and she left it in her closet, so I asked her if it would be fair to assume she didn’t want it. The thing I did NOT do was take a pic and send it to her.
If you like this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 32, your name, your address. Peace.
Update – David reminded me that the leggings were red, not black. WOW
Day two at Procter. Vera’s back with this blue floral crossbody with lots of organization in a very small bag. Front flap opens to an id and card area, the middle section has room for essentials, and the back pocket holds an iPhone6s, so not the giant phones – those would fit inside. Adjustable strap. I got this especially for this giveaway sometime last year, because lots of folks like this type of bag and it’s not something I would buy for myself. $6? Rescued.
Email me at email@example.com if you like bag 33.
Searching for the front part of my boot led me to find some bags that I put in the hall closet for the giveaway that got covered with off-season clothing. Lucky me and you. Vera’s back with a small blue crossbody with an adustable leather strap. The pattern is so cool. Never been used – the tissue paper is still taped to the inside zipper fobs. Another Goodwill rescue, I’m sure. I thought one of the girls would like but they side-eyed me like… no, Mom.
Spending a lot of money for a bag is not my MO. When Vera Bradley came out it was like Pappigallo all over again. I was like NO. Then arthritis got me and I needed lightweight bags. Thankfully they went out of style a bit and started showing up at Goodwill. I don’t care about trends so much – I’ll make it look good. I got five in varying sizes over the last couple of years and this tote got used once. Pockets galore for all your odds and ends.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 3 if you’re interested.
Sunday bag because I’m behind a day. Here’s a new one I bought a couple of months ago. Beautiful blue color and the leather is butter but I rarely use a blue purse. Email me at email@example.com if you like this structured hobo. I can’t remember the designer; I’ll update later.
Went thrift shopping with my youth group today. Almost bought three bags but only got one. You’ll see it during Easter.
Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.
A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five-mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”
TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it.
This Holding Horses bag from Anthropologie got me through a long, busy day. I took the photo early in the day, but fell asleep before posting. Clothes Mentor is my next level up from the thrift store in terms of price point. You can find FABULOUS bags in there. If you’re not familiar with CLohtes Mentor, it’s in the family of Once Upon a Child (kids resale) and Plato’s Closet (juniors resale). It’s great for clothes and shoes, too. I paid around $14-$18 for this baby.
Here’s a Fossil tote that comes with a wristlet. This tote is small yet spacious. If you like totes, but they overwhelm you, this may be for you. Plenty of space inside, made covered cotton with leather trim. That means you can wipe it down and it will still look great. The dots are dark blue with yellow accents. I’ll post pics of the wristlet in a bit, but want to post before the day is done. Bring that pop of color to your life – great for a rainy Spring day. Got this one back in the day at my used-to-be-favorite Goodwill in Mt. Washington. Email me at email@example.com if you like this Fossil.
You guessed it, my models ignored me today.
UPDATE: can’t find the wristlet! Maybe i gave it to someone… NO CLUE