Yet another attempt to replace my stolen Calvin Klein bag. I really love the pebbled leather and modern hardware. But it’s a bit too small for me and too heavy to be as small as it is. don’t mind me, i’m an old lady with lots of physical maladies. It’s a beautiful purse, free to a good home. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 31.
If you’ve been here before, you know I like Calvin Klein bags and clothing. Cool, modern, clean lines, and in my size. Their activewear is great too. Anyway. I had an amazing CK bag stolen a few years ago and I’m still trying to replace it. So when I see a cool Calvin Klein purse, I buy it in the moment and regret it later. So I get to give you a cool bag with a short shoulder strap but plenty of room for a magazine and your water bottle. Email me at email@example.com if you like bag 7.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!?
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!
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.