Tag Archives: calvin klein

Days 20 & 21

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Well, she did it! Our girl graduated from Bowling Green State University, and in her honor I carried this orange – and i do mean ORANGE Latico slouchy tote. I got this one at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago when orange was the color of the season. Like i always say – if you love a color, or marginally like it, get it while the getting is good. I looked for months before i found an orange i could tolerate at a good price. Latico bags are saturated with color, with the most supple, soft, scrunchy leather. It does have black hole qualities, but that’s ok. It’s a looker.

 

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After the Flying Pig 5K, i thought THERE’S NO WAY I’M LEAVING THE HOUSE. Whoops forgot about a friend’s show. Calvin Klein to the rescue, in this soft, buttery, chartreuse leather with khaki leather trim. I got this at Clothes Mentor for IDK around $14 or so. Ok, so the strap is coming loose and it has some scuffs. So what! The color makes it fabulous, especially with neutrals. WINNER

I’ll get caught up yet!

 

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Bag 33

Five years ago this summer, my purse was stolen out of my car. Losing that particular bag was by far the worst part. That Calvin Klein snakeskin patterned leather hobo was by far one of my top five faves of all time. Last summer in Connecticut, at Goodwill, I found this bag made of the same leather with the same style hardware, but it’s smaller with a front flap closure over a zipper closure. I had to face it, it’s just too small for me. So if you like beautiful used designer bags, grab this cutie. Please mail me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

days 20-29

Since there are so many days, i’ll just do photos and a short post. I have been vigilant in practice, but not in sharing. To remind you of what I do during Easter, I carry a different bag every day for 50 days. Switching bags every day is both fun and a drag, but mostly fun. Forcing myself to delve into my collection and use them is the fun part, the challenging part is getting everything from bag to bag. I’m missing more stuff this time around, it seems. Nail clippers, where are you!?

day 20

Friday, April 24, 2015 Liz Clairborne Leather

  Friday, April 24, 2015 Liz Clairborne Leather – the softest leather i’ve ever felt

day 21

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

day 22

Sunday April 26, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

Sunday April 26, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

day 23

Monday, April 27, 2015 Calvin Klein from Plato's Closet

Monday, April 27, 2015 Calvin Klein from Plato’s Closet

day 24

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

day 25

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

day 26

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

day 27

Friday, May 1, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

Friday, May 1, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

day 28

Saturday, May 2 Calvin Klein from Valley Thrift

Saturday, May 2 Calvin Klein from Valley Thrift – it’s red pebbled leather

day 29

Sunday, May 3 Baggalini from St. Vincent de Paul

Sunday, May 3
Baggalini from St. Vincent de Paul

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baggalini detail and the color shows up this time

 

Peace all!

 

 

 

 

day 19

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calvin klein coral bag with handles and a long strap

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hardware detail

last summer, my purse was stolen out of my car. the inconvenience of replacing the stuff in it was one thing – the broken window was quite another. but the worst, for me, was the actual purse itself – it was a leather snakeskin metallic calvin klein purse that i found at my favorite goodwill. i got that baby for $5, thanks to the 50% off sale. i feel wrong saying that i loved it, but i really really liked that bag a LOT.

if you’ve ever had anything stolen, you know how it feels – i felt angry, violated, frustrated, and the worst feeling of all is that it was totally my fault. regardless, i got the window replaced, my license and cards replaced, and one day i found this calvin klein coral bag at the same goodwill for the same price.

although would love to replace the bag i had with an identical one, i’m glad i found this lovely, colorful bag. it’s heavy, due to the hardcore hardware. and you know the zipper thing i mentioned? butter. i don’t use it nearly as much as i used the other one, but here’s what i learned: if you really care about something, take care of it. and even if you do, you could still lose it. you can’t control everything. and when i say you, i mean i. this is a beautiful bag – despite the fact that it’s not pebbled leather!

day 16

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fossil black pebbled leather shoulder bag/crossbody

confession: i hit my favorite goodwill hard yesterday. it was purse city in there. before i knew what was happening, i had maybe 10 or so bags on my arm for closer inspection. there were so many good bags i had to leave behind… i’m trying to not “rescue” bags from goodwill anymore. i left with three, and this was one of them.

so by now you know i have a thing for pebbled leather, grommets. but have i mentioned my zipper test? the mark of a truly quality bag is that the zippers zip and unzip smoothly. in fact, i have a one handed test – if i can zip and unzip the zipper without having to hold the bag, it’s usually a high-end bag and i will likely own it. try it with your bag(s). calvin klein really knows his zippers. so does fossil, maker of this bag. they just get it so, so right with the hardware. not garish, like some bags i won’t mention by full name (kvz) but tastefully obvious.

i haven’t even mentioned the myriad pockets and pouches, and it holds my stuff, water bottle and magazines. $12, but half off means i paid $6. what! another score!

i try not to get too excited when i’m in the store, but when i got to the car i was a purse zipping fool. yes, people, it truly is the little things.

and now, three other black pebbled leather bags are in a pile of bags to go. feels good.