This gorgeous bag is by Isabella Fiore. I got it at Clothes Mentor a few years ago for $18. I couldn’t believe this gorgeous bag was only $18!! Beautiful leather, butter zippers, and look at the zipper pull! Beautiful. Full size pics so you can see every little detail. Enjoy.
Over here playing with Sandra doing FB live talking about the bags she got in this year’s giveaway made me feel like I’d done my blog post for today! But here it is just after midnight and lo and behold I realized I hadn’t. But I’m settled in and not going to find a bag, so here’s a throwback. I got this bag at the Tri-County Lane Bryant-so let that be an indicator that it was many years ago, at least 12-15. I remember seeing someone with it in the store who was about to buy it, so i got the last one. Someone tried to buy it from me in the store! You know my answer was a gentle and firm BACK UP.
This bag is best carried on the arm, but has a shoulder/crossbody strap hands-free moments. Usually, I carry this bag in the fall/winter, but last year I carried it just so it would be in the Easter celebration. I don’t get compliments on all of my bags but I always get at least one a day when I carry this baby. Not this year, though. This year of going nowhere means my stuff is still in a bag from a couple of days ago.
Here’s one I got at TJ Maxx a few years ago by Echo. I got this same bag in two different patterns and used the other one more than this one. I couldn’t even give it away because the design wore off the top of the bag. This one is in much better shape. It’s great for carrying all my stuff, including a laptop, as long as it’s in a sleeve. There’s a cool outside pocket that’s only attached at the top, which makes the perfect phone pocket.
Full disclosure: I almost quit the blog a couple of days ago. I haven’t talked about COVID-19 much, but my husband and I are high risk. Anytime one of us coughs or sneezes, we’re looking around like, “who was that? Are you ok?” So it’s a very stressful time for everyone, of course, and we’re no different. The other day, one of us got sick, and I felt like the blog was irrelevant. But, we still have lots to be thankful or and to celebrate in this Easter season. I’m grateful we’re all doing ok and managing our symptoms, taking our medicine, adding health practices, and doing our best to lose weight and keep stress down. We have to do everything we can to be proactive so that we can minimize our risk factors. Take care of yourselves and each other, friends. Take care and peace.
A vintage leather tooled bag that reminds me of my mom that I said I’d never get rid of us up for grabs today. I’m tired, missed a day yesterday, and don’t feel like talking about how much my mom loved bags like this. Someone out there will love this bag and use it well.
If you like bag 31, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 31, your name, your address.
You’d think it would be easy to stay on track, but no, the days blur together, and I’ll realize at 1am that I forgot to post. I even took these photos Friday morning because I was so excited to find one more bag I’d intended to give away.
That epic trip to the thrift store with Jaiya yielded this bag by the SAK. This one is one of their hand-crocheted bags, and Jaiya thought it was stunning. I have to agree. Cream with brown trim with the cutest little pockets on the front that I have no idea what you’d put in them other than change. Zipper pocket on the back, and a beautiful cotton print lining. I thought for a minute about keeping it, but NO!
I talked about the SAK in another post; visit their website about the hand-crochet process. This one is a bit heavier than others I’ve found – take care that you don’t snag it, which many in the thrift stores are. This one isn’t and looks brand new.
If you like this bag, email me at email@example.com with bag 21, your name, your address. Thanks!
Fringe. I don’t always love it, but when I do, it’s likely on a bag. I bought this brown Raj fringe bag at TJ Maxx at least seventeen years ago, probably more. It’s a fun bag, but a bit of a black hole (meaning it’s cavernous with not a lot of organization inside) and I have another bag with fringe that I like a whole lot better. Even though I have loved this bag for years, it’s time to let it go.
I admit that I thought I would never get rid of this bag. I have a friend who really loves this bag and she said if I ever get rid of it to let her know. I was like, “yeah, girl, right… I’ll do that.” So I did that, but it’s up for grabs to you, too, because it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.
One of my Lenten learnings through the years is that we don’t need all of this stuff. The more I give away, the more I want to give away. The more bags I give away, the better I feel. Many of you practice generosity during Lent; I love seeing what you’re doing. I pray that I can continue to be this generous throughout the rest of the year.
If you like this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: bag 11, your name, your address. Thanks!
This Michael Rome Designs bag was hanging around in the St. Vincent de Paul on Este last year, and I thought someone out there would like it. Brown leather is accented by rust moc croc leather with brass-colored hardware. This is one of those brands where I can’t find a website, but bags by this brand are for sale on eBay, Poshmark, etc. Supple leather, padded shoulder straps, and a large interior will let you be stylish as you haul all of your accouterments.
If you’d like this bag, email me at email@example.com with the following information: bag 4, your name, your address. Thanks!
Mom loved tooled leather. This was her bag.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! And now we celebrate this great news for the next fifty days.
My way of celebrating is to carry a different bag from my not-so-big collection every day for the fifty days of Easter. Today’s bag is a Isabella Fiore beaded leather bag that I got at Clothes Mentor a few years ago. The leather on this is gorgeous. The zipper is butter. The beading hooked me. It was $18. Please note that this bag is not up for grabs.
Today was full of my youth group, Jesus, my girls, David, my dad, sunflowers, Easter baskets with chocolate crosses and Squishmallows, and Howard Helvey snapping some pics of me making Korean hand hearts. I hope your day was great!
Brown baggallini tote with more pockets and pouches than ever. It’s an explosion of organization. One large zipper pouch chills between two large outer snap-closure sections. No exterior pockets but you have plenty inside. Great for a weekend trip or daily life. This was a goodwill rescue at $5 $4.50 with my Senior discount.
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