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day 34


day 34 – brown fringe leather by raj

i went to a concert and then a party last night and got home pretty late. i got as far as typing in day 34, and the next thing i know it’s time to go to church. so, here is yesterday’s bag – a a brown leather fringe tote by raj. i looked it up online and it’s still for sale at their website – the connie bag for $200. i know i didn’t pay $200! i remember seeing this purse on the clearance rack and not believing it. it had a couple of pieces fringe missing, so i got it for a steal at $40.

now, i’ve been going back and categorizing my posts so that i can see how many bags so far came from tj maxx, target, or a thrift store. 22 came from thrifting, 6 from tj maxx, 2 from target, and 3 from various places. so when i do buy from tj maxx, i really think about it and don’t make purchases lightly.

that said, this is a swinging bag! it’s cavernous inside, with a zipper pocket and pouches, which made it perfect for a day of concerts and parties. first, my daughter sang with bel canto and the Cincinnati Public Schools Honor Choir. wonderful. then i went to a concert by the Cincinnati Choral Society featuring music written, arranged and conducted by my dear friend Howard Helvey. i can’t get enough of his amazing talent.

with this baby, i could haul my stuff, water bottle, coffee cup, jacket and later wine and bread for the party. the picture was taken at the party at my friend jean’s house. she has this cool bench that looks like a church pew. a fun bag for a fun day. peace.

day 31


the sak black pebbled leather convertible tote, overlooking the athletic field

some people refer to my alma mater as a cult. those people are usually haters who did not attend Walnut Hills High School, one of the best high schools in the country. it’s one of the reasons my east coast husband will live in cincinnati – so his kids can attend. after running into a high school friend of mine at his work in new jersey 20 years ago, he started to understand that Walnut is special.


the sak purse with the WHHS flying pig

well, we have a daughter who is a senior, and she’s about to graduate from this amazing institution. i’m so proud of her. so today, i carried the bag she chose for me last weekend that i rejected, and took these photos at her senior ensemble concert held earlier this evening. (bag: goodwill, $8) this is a new wing of the school – when i attended, it was known as the annex – language classes, honors, and lest i forget – typing class.┬áit’s so beautiful now, and i’m happy that these kids have a beautiful school in which to learn and hang out with friends.

high school was a wonderful time of my life. i did honors and choir, yet i wasn’t a total nerd. i had a great 6 years. i have no desire to go back, or have doovers. i’m just so thankful and glad my kids are there. this year was a fun year with one as a senior and one as an effie – that’s 7th grader to you civilians. so i’ve got 5 more years to embarrass the crap out of her! whoooooooooo! go Walnut!