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Day 2

The Sak makes these nice cross body bags that are small but hold a lot of stuff. Gold is bold, perfect for a Monday. I’ll admit: I was leaving for my third errand of the day and couldn’t find my water bottle. I checked the car, the kitchen, living room, couldn’t find it. It was in the purse. Yes, that kind of day. Thank you for the perfect sized phone pouch on the back, large interior, with a zipper flap leading to another whole area. Yes i also have one in black. Thank you, Goodwill – got it for $6.

Bag 14 – taken

The 1980s are legendary; everyone knows that. Izod, Pappagallo, Bass, Sperry – you remember, right? So here’s a blast from that past – good old LeSportsac in classic black. Lightweight, durable, and super sporty, I couldn’t resist this contemporary throwback. Works as a shoulder bag or a cross body. Don’t let the small size fool you, it holds a good deal of your stuff. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if the past is in your future.

Today we had to model this from the car on the way to school. It’s like that sometimes. Peace.

Bag 2 – taken

Bag 2 is a nice-sized cross body by Fossil, modeled by my lovely middle (and now, proudly, shortest) daughter Kaia. The bright pink gives the perfect pop with your neutrals. You know i love Fossil bags, and i couldn’t resist this one for $5 at St. Vincent de Paul. But how many Fossils does a person need? Wear this all spring and summer, then bust it back out for Advent. Make it yours by emailing me at 50favbags@gmail.com with Bag 2 as the subject line.

Forgot to mention: once a bag is claimed, i’ll add “Taken” to the blog title. This means if a bag doesn’t say taken, it’s still up for grabs and can be claimed anytime during the 40 days of Lent. Once Easter arrives, I’ll donate all leftovers to Dress for Success.

Peace!

days 40-49

It’s the final countdown. Honestly I was so far from the blog, for a variety of reasons. I completely lost count. Fortunately, i was going though the process in every other way, taking pictures of the different bags each day. Even though i knew Pentecost was close, i still thought i had another week after this. So there’s lots of great bags that i planned to use but won’t make it this year. Cool!

day 40

Thursday May 14, 2015 UGG saddlebag

Thursday May 14, 2015 UGG saddlebag

day 41

Friday, May 15, 2015 DKNY at Mardi Gras on Madison

Friday, May 15, 2015 DKNY at Mardi Gras on Madison from Plato’s Closet – had this for two years before finally using it, it is a great bag

day 42

avorio italian leather hobo

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Avorio italian leather hobo that i got at Goodwill – it’s lining has the cutest little elephants on it

avorio logo

avorio logo

day 43

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Coach from Goodwill $14

day 44

Monday May 18, 2015 Hobo from Goodwill $8

Monday May 18, 2015 Hobo from Goodwill $8

day 45

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill $8

day 46

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Carla Mancini bag from TJ Maxx

day 47

Thursday, May 21 No-name bag from TJ Maxx for the last time - it's worn out.

Thursday, May 21 No-name bag from TJ Maxx for the last time – it’s worn out.

day 48

Friday, May 22, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

Friday, May 22, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

day 49

Nordstrom leather tote with two ways to wear. I went trapezoid today.

Nordstrom leather tote with two ways to wear. I went trapezoid today.

The other way to wear this gorgeous cognac bag.

The other way to wear this gorgeous cognac bag.

Well there you have it, one day to go, with commensurate wrap-up. Peace.

days 30-39

Two more days until my journey ends. Here are days 30-39. I rediscovered some old favorites – all but day 32 were in the blog in April and May of 2013. One I’m getting rid of due to wear. So one new one in, one old one out – it’s balanced. That’s my ode to being a librarian not in work, but in life. My collection is smaller and stronger. Amen.

day 30

Monday, May 4, 2015 Stone Mountain

Monday, May 4, 2015 Stone Mountain

day 31

never leave home without a reusable shopping bag

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – never leave home without a reusable shopping bag. This came with a Wilson’s silver leather tote bag that matches the accompanying cosmetics bag from Goodwill for $8.

day 32

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 The Sak

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 The Sak at The Society of the Transfiguration in Glendale

day 33

Thursay, May 7, 2015 Perlina from Goodwill

Thursday, May 7, 2015 Perlina from Goodwill

day 34

Friday May 8 The Sak in one of my favorite bag colors

Friday May 8 The Sak in one of my favorite bag colors

day 35

Saturday, May 9, 2015 Tignanello spectator at the ballet with Jaiya

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Tignanello spectator at the ballet with Jaiya

day 36

Thursday, May 23, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx

Sunday, May 10, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx

day 37

Monday May 11, 2015 Cool bag from TJ Maxx

Monday May 11, 2015 Cool bag from TJ Maxx

day 38

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Lane Bryant mock croc

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Lane Bryant mock croc

day 39

Wednesday May 13 Devi Kroell for Target

Wednesday May 13 Devi Kroell for Target

bag #46 – the end of the giveaway… or is it?

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Well… here we are. Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. In celebration of Easter, today’s bag is a white faux leather Rosetti crossbody/shoulder bag. it’s about the size of an iPad. Brand new from the St. Vincent de Paul, it has no blemishes and even has this weird tassel/keychain. IMG_3033 IMG_3035

As promised, here are a few bonus bags that i have left over. Email 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in any of these.

bonus bag #1

bonus bag #1

bonus bag #2

bonus bag #2

bonus bag #3

bonus bag #3

bonus bag #4

bonus bag #4

I had a lot of fun giving away bags – so much so that i think i will continue at my leisure.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TELL IF A BAG IS A GIVEAWAY:

day #1 – day #50NOT UP FOR GRABS. If a blog post is titled “day”, it’s not a giveaway.

bonus bag – UP FOR GRABS. If a post includes the words “with bonus bag” there’s something up for grabs.

Everything will be clearly labeled. Even though i try very hard to be clear, there are folks who get confused. Just don’t take offense when i tell you no, you can’t have this one.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating 50 days of Easter with 50 day of fabulous bags. I did this two years ago. I’ll use a different purse every day for 50 days, even when i travel. I get lots of “feedback” from people who like to give their opinion about how many bags i have. WHATEVER!!!!! It’s my business! So i’ma let the haters hate while i celebrate my good fortune at thrift and discount stores.

Peace! Thanks for hanging out with me this Lent.

day 2

silver 3-way bag by the sam

silver 3-way bag by the sak – you can fit a lot in there!

folded over - can be clutch or smaller cross body

folded over – can be clutch or smaller crossbody

i got this bag for my 25 year reunion for Walnut Hills High School. i admit, the shoes were the star that night – but that’s another blog. i like this purse because of its versatility – it can be a larger crossbody, and i mean you can get a magazine in there with the rest of your stuff. or, hook the strap to the middle two rings and it’s a smaller crossbody or shoulder bag. remove the strap and it’s a clutch! score!!!

the reunion was, as usual, a truly wonderful night! those who know, know – there’s nothing like Walnut! seeing friends and acquaintances is a blessing, but so was being voted “looks most like she did in high school.” at 43, i’ll take it! so while i don’t use it often, when i look at this purse, i always smile and reflect back on that night. my feet were sore but it was worth it!

the cane in the pic belongs to David’s mom, Ida. we were at Panera enjoying a delicious dinner – the girls wanted me to photograph the bag there so we can prove that we leave the house every now and again.