Tag Archives: gray

bag 14 – claimed

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So maybe I really went overboard with the Vera Bradley situation. They were $5 and $6 so whatever. This one has an adjustable strap to go from shoulder to cross body. Very roomy inside with some interior organization. I can assure you that my water bottle is in that bag. I need to start posting some of the brown black and gray bags or you’re going to think it’s a complete colorfest. IT’S NOT.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 14. There are several unclaimed bags – get them before I take them to Dress for Success.

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bag 2 – claimed

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I have a giant pile of bags in my room. I guess it’s David’s room, too. So he’s upstairs and I said “bring down a bag for the giveaway, please” and he comes down with THIS. This is one of those bags that I put into the pile to be sacrificial but honestly I thought “I certainly must have more than forty bags in this pile, so there are a couple I won’t have to give up. Hee hee hee!” and THIS was one of those bags. So God must have whispered “Get the gray one with the super soft leather and cool hardware that she really likes – yeah, that’s the one.”

It’s by Reiss and it’s lovely. It has a buckle on each side to convert it from purse to tote. I got it at Clothes Mentor which if you didn’t know, is filled with really really great bags that are affordable. If you like high end designer bags check them out. I don’t play with the stuff they have to lock down in a resale store. Y’all can have Michael Kors.

Email 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 2 if you like this one. Bag 1 is still up for grabs.

day 11

I got this gray tote at clothes mentor a couple of years ago for $18. It’s by Reiss, with the softest leather you’ll find. Loved using this one today.

bag 30

This is a stylish bag perfect for situations where you need to travel light. The middle section holds stuff and the two outer sections have their own zipper compartments. This one is by Travelon. I always rescue these and baggalinis because they’re moderately expensive, even in TJ Maxx. Email me with bag 30 at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’d like it.

Bag 37 – taken


So I couldn’t leave this cutie in the store. Genuine made in the USA in Detroit, the original Harvey seatbelt bag is a timeless reminder to reduce, reuse and recycle while looking fabulous. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you feel this one. 

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.

days 15-19

day 15 Sunday, April 19

2013-05-12 19.06.41On Sundays, I go smaller because i can. I love this pebbled leather pink Liz Claiborne purse; I’ve had it several years and it always feels new. This is another one that i wrote about two years ago. One of these days i’m going to count how many I still have from then. Lots are gone now; gone to a better place – someone else’s closet.

day 16 Monday, April 20

2013-04-15 21.57.33This is the bag that held up this post. On Thursday, I couldn’t remember what i had carried on Monday. This morning, i decided to just look at the bags and then i remembered: this blue Prague shoulder bag. It’s one i don’t use often, and then when i do, i wonder why i don’t use it more.

day 17 Tuesday, April 21

Woven things… i’ll never get sick of you. I saw this at the St. Vincent near my house, which can be a crapshoot on a good day. That day was a good day because i got this vintage bag with a woven front and leather everything else. What can i say, it’s found a new home and lots of friends at my house. I love the Southwest flavor and of course it’s got an African bead on it – so it’s got mixed ethnicity, like me. COOL!

day 18 Wednesday, April 22  

I like big bags and i cannot lie. But, this one almost went into the giveaway this year, because as much as i love it, it’s a black hole. This huge Margot black pebbled leather tote is almost a weekender; IT’S GIGANTIC. and if i’m saying that, it really is. I couldn’t part with it so of course i grabbed it for a work day. EVERY time i need my keys i need a search party or three arms. But what can i say – it does it’s job of carrying all of my stuff beautifully.

day 19 Thursday, April 23

Jaiya’s pick – this gray bag i got at Clothes Mentor, which i you haven’t heard of it, is like Once Upon a Child or Plato’s Closet for grown women. YESSSSSSSS! Plato’s Closet is a great source for purses, but they have this annoying habit of hanging them on skirt hangers, which of course RUINS the leather with a pinch mark. DUH people! Clothes Mentor is the bomb. I got this bag for $18 and of course searched it and found it still for sale for $200+. The taupey gray goes with lots (except brown) and has a convertible set of clasps which makes it smaller. Of course I unhook those babies and TOTE IT UP.