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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.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.
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!
Well there you have it, one day to go, with commensurate wrap-up. Peace.
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.
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.
As promised, here are a few bonus bags that i have left over. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in any of these.
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 #50 – NOT 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.
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.