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day 35

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Today is a new day – as in today, I’m sharing a brand new bag. As in, I bought it new with the tags – so rare for me! Even though the tags are still on it, all my stuff is in there. Well, not my water bottle. But it’s cool, since this is the perfect size to throw into my new Hap Tim backpack.

In my backpack quest, I discovered the brand Sherpani. They make sustainable backpacks and ones for anti-theft. I recently got the Soleil AT from my daughter as a gift.
Now, I’m a fan of TJ Maxx. It’s known. Thank goodness, after their site was down for a couple of weeks, it came back up – but for browsing only. I loved it! It feels great to love a company that takes care of its employees and has the good sense to put them before their economics. The site finally came back up for shopping around a week ago, but only taking a few orders a day.

One of the companies in their family is Sierra, and one day they had a link saying, “if you really want to shop, go over there.” So I did. I searched for backpacks, and along the way, found this bag. The pattern is one I liked a lot – c’mon, I’m an 80s girl who loves colorblock – and it’s from Sherpani’s essentials collection, which is 100% recycled. They also do work to clean oceans, called the blue verve project. The bag was on sale for $24.99, around half off. I decided to try it.

The verdict is – I love it. It’s got an adjustable crossbody strap, two zipper pockets on the front, a side zipper on the back with an open pocket outside. Inside, a zipper pocket and two open pouches for phone and whatever else you need to keep organized. It’s even got the nerve to be RFID protected.

It’s the first brand new purse I’ve owned in a long time, and I plan to enjoy it. I’ll let you know how it holds up in about a year!

bag 32 – claimed

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 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 32, your name, your address. Peace.

Update – David reminded me that the leggings were red, not black. WOW

day 36

I got this colorblocked Fossil at the Mt. Washington St. Vincent de Paul a few years ago for $12.50 because it was half off. This is a bag that I use again and again and have a hard time switching from- so pray for me for tomorrow. More about it here. Zippers like butter.

Bag 28 – taken

The girls and I make fun of David sometimes because he’ll wear a blue shirt with black pants and brown shoes.We’re like, DUDE! Then why did i buy this purse that mixes three neutrals? Tignanello color blocked black, brown and gray in this large shoulder bag, and of course it works. They lined it with a beautiful, satiny print, gave it two side zipper pockets and three interior sections, and put it out there in the world for me to find it at the St. Vincent de Paul. If you like this one, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com. Then go ahead and mix your neutrals, or wear something super bright and let this bag ground you.

PS Jaiya is really getting into this modeling thing. Especially when i photograph her close to her bedtime.