Last week was my birthday and the year anniversary of our first family trip to Europe. One of my girls was studying in Toledo for the semester so we went and visited her. This is the purse I used most of the time. baggallini purse with pockets everywhere, it even has a luggage pass through. It’s called the everywhere bag, and this is an older version.
If you like this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 23, your name, and your address.
I realize now more than ever that this will be the last year I do the blog this way, because I’m running out of bags. I was short seven and went back into my closet and got some more. Lots of these are bags I’ve used for years, so they might need some “sprucing up” as my dad likes to say. Again I crave your patience as I get bags packed up to deliver and send out. I had a traumatic experience at the post office so everything gets picked up from my house now. Peace.
Here’s a cute baggallini crossbody that’s small but efficient, and great for travel or putting into your larger bag. Lots of pockets and pouches for keys, cards, Aquaphor, and more. Two zip pockets on front, one on back that’s great for your important top secret documents, card holders and zip pocket inside along with pen loops and a key leash. They call this color mushroom but I call it gold. It’s really in between the two. The pink interior makes it easier to find your stuff. Adjustable strap. I rescue these from the goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul all the time. Well, I did and will again someday.
If you’re interested in bag 22 email me at email@example.com with bag 22, your name, and your address.
And if you’re new: the only bags available right now are those dated February 17, 2021 and after that don’t have TAKEN next to the title. Peace.
Here’s another offering from my vast Fossil collection. Can’t remember if this was Joy’s or if i got it at the thrift store – probably with Joy. We did a lot of thrifting together. This crossbody has a back zipper pocket with card slots and room for tissues and masks. The front pocket has magnet closure and slight gussets for keys, unless you have a giant key ring. Lots of room inside for wallet and other essentials. Brassy/gold- toned hardware.
If you like bag 20, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 20, your name, your address. Peace.
Here’s another Fossil – i do love to collect them. This is a messenger bag crossbody in a thick cotton twill with leather trim. Lots of compartments, laptop section, and a place for everything. I used it once last year to deliver chocolate crosses to my youth group on Easter. I hope someone can enjoy it. I got it from Goodwill and it’s in great shape.
If you like this bag, email me at email@example.com with your name, address, and bag 19. Lots of other great bags still available.
Holding on to memories through things is tricky. My mom died 20 years ago this August, and my dear friend Joy died three years ago. Or was it four? Either way – I got this purse from Joy after she died. She got it from my mom’s collection after Mom died. I have a few of Joy’s bags, and a few of Mom’s bags. This is not one I love enough to keep. My mom left LOTS of stuff behind.
Vintage Nine West purple crossbody camera bag style holds more than you’d think thanks to its boxy shape. Large zippered compartments split 1/3 with a separate zipper from the larger 2/3 compartment. slip pocket on front with snap closure, adjustable strap.
If you want to bring the 80s back to your wardrobe or if purple is your fav, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 11, your name, and your address.
It happens sometimes that I fall asleep before I post the day’s bag. Here is bag 9 – UGG from Goodwill. Here’s the original post where I tell the story of getting this bag eight years ago. If I didn’t have this post I’d forget everything except the location.
It’s still in pretty good shape, but you might need some fabric glue in a place on the strap. If you like bag 9, hmu at email@example.com with bag 9, your name, your address. Peace!
I got this Kipling at St. Vincent de Paul a couple of years ago for $6.99. Read more about that here. Lots of internal organization, with a large split compartment, key leash, and extra zipper pockets on front and back. I love the brand and red is my color. Since this purchase, I got a red bag by Sherpani. One in, two out is my new mantra because sometimes the reality is two in, none out. That’s why I selected these bags several weeks ago, so I wouldn’t talk myself out of giving them up when the time came.
Another strategy I’m trying is having the girls bring me a bag to give. In the past, they’d get a bag, and I’d say what was I thinking? I’m not giving this one up. Not this time. If it’s in the giveaway bag, it’s getting given away. On the first day, David brought me an Oscar the Grouch bag I got at goodwill. NO WAY, I said, I’m not giving up Oscar. David had the gall to say, “is he different from Cookie Monster?” I just looked at him and questioned several of my life choices. “Did you just ask if Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch are the same?” Then I looked at the bag again and could see his point. NOT.
If you’re interested in this Kipling bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 4, your name, your address. If you’re new, check out the about page for more info. Peace.
So far, the totes remain unclaimed, so I asked Jaiya to dig deeper and get something smaller.
Baggallini bags are great for travel, as they’re lightweight and extremely organized. Check out the pic where I’m holding the bag open: lots of slots for cards and small items, so you don’t have to have a separate wallet. Fill this little crossbody with your necessities and carry it when you want to leave everything else behind, then throw it in a larger tote or backpack. We will travel again, i’m a believer.
I’ve given several baggallinis away through the years, because I tend to purse rescue this brand. When I see them in the store, it’s clear the workers don’t know the value. They are very sturdy, and the bright interiors make it easy to see your stuff. The metallic fabric goes great with most colors. Read more and see more pics here.
So here we are with a favorite favorite bag that I didn’t use because I thought I might use it to go somewhere, but that didn’t happen. But I did decide to go and lay hands on it. It’s looking worn where some of the stitching came loose, but I don’t care. Of course, it’s a Fossil. It’s a bag I use for weeks and months until something happens where I need to switch. It’s big, and holds my water bottle and still fits inside my backpack. The adjustable strap is long so it acts as a crossbody and a shoulder bag.
Because I knew it was getting a bit worn, I already have a Fossil backup that I found at the St. Vincent de Paul sometime in the last six months. Being honest, it’s not as cool as this one. What I love most about this bag is that there’s a place for everything. Phone in the front zipper pocket, change in the pocket in front of the phone, keys in the snap pocket, and so on. There’s so many pockets and pouches – eight total. I searched the blog and found out that i bought it on April 16, 2013 for $6. Wow.
Sometimes what I do is try to find the bag online by describing it and finding a picture that hopefully has the name of the bag, then find a replacement. Ok I’ve only done that for shoes now that I think about it, but this bag is one I would try to replace or get repaired. Someday.
Mask is by Mother, a denim company in LA. Highly recommended.