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Bag 17 – taken


modeled by Lynn Sullivan

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! 50favbags@gmail.com.


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.

bag #28

I love green, so I don’t give many green bags away. Here’s one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I saw one like this at a vintage store for $20. I cracked up inside. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if it’s you.

TAKEN – thanks!

bag #16

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I found this olive green Tignanello shoulder bag at Goodwill. You have to understand that green is my favorite color, and I’ll rock a green bag in most any shade. Plus, the organization is off the hook. This bag has so many pockets and pouches I didn’t bother counting them. I mean, there are 7 on the front alone. Excellent for keeping a phone in its own private compartment. I grabbed it off of the rack so quick… fortunately no one was injured in the process. That i know of.

This is another one of those bags that i could easily keep, but… it’s out of my style comfort zone. Even though it’s my favorite color and brand, knowing that someone is out there using it will be cool. So email me at 50favbags.com if you’re interested.

TAKEN – thanks!

day 27


michael michael kors bag

i let my three each choose a bag for today. i ditched their choices for this bag. i got this michael michael kors bag at my birthday party and purse swap this year. my friend chris brought it, and she got a dooney & burke that i rescued from goodwill and a red patent leather maxx new york that i hardly used and no longer wanted. what a good deal. i would never buy this purse for myself, but it was fun to carry today for errands and then the party. and it’s got green leather. right?

the soiree was at a friend’s house whose home overlooks the river. it’s on a steep hill, and fortunately i could justify stopping short of the front porch to gaze upon the ohio river, but really i didn’t want to be huffing and puffing as i walked in the door. as i caught my breath, and inhaled deeply several times, i considered the other side for a few moments. it made me thankful to be living in 2013.

so i took thie picture of today’s bag on the steps of this amazing house, a historical landmark here in cincinnati. i had a great time with my friends, all the while feeling thankful to be present and in the moment. the time passed too quickly, as usual. tgff. thank goodness for friends.

day 26


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bag from Eric Carle Picture Book Museum in Amherst, MA


Stone Mountain hobo

my youngest is paying attention to what i’m doing. this morning, as i sat and stared, she  and remarked, “you’re halfway done, mom!” “go choose a bag,” i responded. she brought this bag we got from the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum. i will tell the eric carle story another time, but i steered her in a series of questions that led to her choosing the stone mountain bag: “get a green one. not that green one. not that green one either. yes, that’s that’s the one!”

i got this stone mountain bucket style hobo at a.j. wright maybe 10-11 years ago. it reminds me of spiring.


day 18


liz claiborne green pebbled leather tote

green is my favorite color – so when green is the “in” color for a season, i try to take advantage if i can afford it. i found this liz claiborne satchel at tj maxx last year, and it’s got all of my favorite elements: multiple pockets, two sections, green, pebbled leather, hardware. it was more than i usually pay for a bag, meaning it was more than $20.

this was my birthday present to myself for my 45th. after 20 years of marriage, my husband gets “confused” and forgets what i like, so sometimes i get myself the present and don’t use it until my birthday. i don’t try to act surprised or anything – he’s usually the one surprised. yeah, that’s what he gets.

i find as i choose my bag for each day that i go for one, and then i think… maybe i’ll save this for a warmer day, or a different outfit, or other reasons not to choose it. really, i realized that in making the choice, carrying that bag is a reality, and once i do i can’t use it again until after the 50 days. this challenge that i’ve created for myself has forced me to make decisions that i have to stick to, and that’s not easy for me sometimes.

i’m a procrastinator, and i like to give myself choices and keep things open ended. so it took me 18 days to realize that this challenge is kicking my butt. but i’m determined to get to day 50 and have fun, so i’m going to try to lighten up and get back to the fun of the first few days.