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Days 15 & 16

Sunday had something in common: I rested and did not leave the house. But I did go upstairs and choose a purse, this Fossil saddlebag. Leather and cotton burlap combine with whipstitching and a long, adjustable strap to make it either a cross body or a shoulder bag. It’s got a large interior pocket that holds my water bottle, a smaller pocket that holds a small magazine, like Prevention (which is what’s in there), and a large back pocket for a phone. I am a sucker for a saddlebag, and I’m glad to rediscover that this bag is NOT too small for all of my stuff. Got this one at Goodwill for $8.

Today was Forward Movement’s board meeting, so i had to “haul it all.” I needed a large, lightweight bag so i got this silver tote from Wilson’s Leather out of the closet for this occasion. It has two sections divided by a middle zippered compartment. I got this for $10 at Goodwill four years ago, and took it to California for – guess what – Forward Movement’s board meeting.

Bag 31 – taken

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Here’s a Fossil tote that comes with a wristlet. This tote is small yet spacious. If you like totes, but they overwhelm you, this may be for you. Plenty of space inside, made covered cotton with leather trim. That means you can wipe it down and it will still look great. The dots are dark blue with yellow accents. I’ll post pics of the wristlet in a bit, but want to post before the day is done. Bring that pop of color to your life – great for a rainy Spring day. Got this one back in the day at my used-to-be-favorite Goodwill in Mt. Washington.  Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this Fossil.

You guessed it, my models ignored me today.

UPDATE: can’t find the wristlet! Maybe i gave it to someone… NO CLUE

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!

bag #11

 

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I collect Fossils. Yes, actual fossil rocks, and Fossil bags. Here’s one i got at the Mt. Washington Goodwill boutique. Honestly, that spot is not as great as it used to be. The Mt. Washington St. Vincent de Paul is much better for bags and everything else, in my opinion. This bag is roomy inside, with plenty of space for your water bottle, magazine or tablet device. If you’d like it, email me at 50favbags.com with bag #11.

 

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

days 20-29

Since there are so many days, i’ll just do photos and a short post. I have been vigilant in practice, but not in sharing. To remind you of what I do during Easter, I carry a different bag every day for 50 days. Switching bags every day is both fun and a drag, but mostly fun. Forcing myself to delve into my collection and use them is the fun part, the challenging part is getting everything from bag to bag. I’m missing more stuff this time around, it seems. Nail clippers, where are you!?

day 20

Friday, April 24, 2015 Liz Clairborne Leather

  Friday, April 24, 2015 Liz Clairborne Leather – the softest leather i’ve ever felt

day 21

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

day 22

Sunday April 26, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

Sunday April 26, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

day 23

Monday, April 27, 2015 Calvin Klein from Plato's Closet

Monday, April 27, 2015 Calvin Klein from Plato’s Closet

day 24

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

day 25

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

day 26

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

day 27

Friday, May 1, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

Friday, May 1, 2015 Fossil from St. Vincent de Paul

day 28

Saturday, May 2 Calvin Klein from Valley Thrift

Saturday, May 2 Calvin Klein from Valley Thrift – it’s red pebbled leather

day 29

Sunday, May 3 Baggalini from St. Vincent de Paul

Sunday, May 3
Baggalini from St. Vincent de Paul

baggalini detial

baggalini detail and the color shows up this time

 

Peace all!