Green is my favorite color, so a green purse at the thrift store has a higher percentage chance of being bought than most other colors. Then there are designers that I prefer that have a higher percentage chance of being bought. So when there’s a green patent leather Cole Haan purse for $5 it’s as good as sold. It’s pretty roomy with space for my water bottle as long as it doesn’t leak. It doesn’t.
Enjoyed lunch today at Mazunte with blog follower, Sands/Walnut mom and friend Tania C. If you’re in Cincinnati definitely check out Mazunte if you love delicious flavors. One of my favorite things to do is have lunch with my friends as i hand off a bag. I get a chance to visit with folks i don’t get to see often, because despite my best intentions, i’m relatively anti-social. I do my best but mostly it’s crowbar syndrome – it takes a crowbar to pry me out of the house once i get home, except to go walking, running or to the gym. Target needs a bar. No, Starbucks doesn’t count, unless you’re willing to go to Blue Ash.
Tania has followed this blog since the beginning, before i gave away bags and just created this Easter discipline for myself to see what would happen. Well, here’s what happened.
1. I enjoyed my bags like never before.
2. I realized i had way too many bags.
3. I started giving them away during Lent.
4. I still had too many, but bought fewer than before.
5. I shopped more at thrift stores and less at TJ Maxx.
6. Repeat for the next few years with inventory and shopping consistently going down.
7. I want to be more generous in more ways.
That’s the short version. As for today’s bag by sakroots, i bought it last year at goodwill. I have one just like it in silver leather that i got for a high school reunion at TJ Maxx and paid probably $30-$40. This one was $5. It’s got a lot of green, which attracted me, and what i tell you – the details are cool. It was buried under a bunch of shoes in my off-season closet in Nia’s room, which growing up was my mom’s closet. It’s one of those cool closets that goes over our family room, so it’s right under the roof and triangular in shape. I like the bag, but it’s a little small – i’m enjoying the pattern, and we’ll see if it ends up in next year’s giveaway or if something else green in my collection will get the boot.
I’ve had this green dose of springtime for several years. I got it at a TJ Maxx offshoot called… wow, I can’t remember but it was in the Brentwood Plaza. Conway? Anyway. Stone Mountain hobo that’s perfect for rainy spring days.
Please note: Lent is over, and so is the bag giveaway. Check previous posts to see if a bag is available. If it does not say claimed, it’s still up for grabs til April 6.
I found this no-name bag at Goodwill in Connecticut last week, mistakenly placed in the backpack section. People love to hide stuff and in this case, i got lucky. Wooden triangular handles, faux lock with a key that doesn’t seem to go with the bag, adjustable strap, pebbled pleather, gold hardware, and most importantly – my favorite color, green. It looked great with my white Easter dress. The flowers from the altar were given to my dad, and he gave them to me for our Easter dinner table. I took this photo on the steps of my church, Calvary Episcopal in Cincinnati. Happy Easter!
Hobo bag that i got at Goodwill for $8. I love green, and since it doesn’t always look great on me, i like green bags. But don’t worry, i have a few left that i like better with longer shoulder straps. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 27.
Green has been my favorite color as long as I can remember. When your favorite color becomes a trend, it’s your chance to choose clothes and bags that you wouldn’t get to choose under other circumstances, so take advantage. The good news there is that when people get tired of that trend, the stuff goes to the thrift store, which is where i found this tote from The Sak. Green pebbled leather, with a cross body strap and longer shoulder straps, this tote will work, travel, or both. Why would i get rid of my favorite color, favorite type of leather, and favorite designer? Because a person can have too much of a good thing. And, it’s part of the sacrifice. So if you get this bag, enjoy it! email@example.com.
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.