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day 38

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Rebecca Minkoff leather and leopard print denim tote

20130508-235137.jpgthis Rebecca Minkoff tote was just lying around at the st. vincent de paul, wanting to get bought by me for $5.99. what was i supposed to do? leave it there? it’s got black pebbled leather. no contest. checked online, and it’s still for sale for $98. what!

this was a contender to go with me on either of my recent trips, because it’s packable, fashionable, and ample. but, i wanted to save it until i was in the 30s. i actually changed my outfit once i decided to war this one today.

kids with asthma get good meds, and start feeling energized and all better. moms of kids with asthma don’t get those good drugs so they are usually exhausted.

logistical nutshell:┬ádrop j off at school, work, pick n & k up from home to take n to work, go back home for the forgotten cello, take k to yagoot, pick up j, back to work, take k to cello, visit a friends’ church for spaghetti dinner, pick up k, drop k off at dad’s for pick up by d, take j to choir, stop by tj maxx, go to dad’s to help with taxes, pick up j, then home to do n’s hair for 3 hours. y’all saw the bright spot, right?

no, i’m thankful for the opportunity and ability to be there for my girls and my dad. and, myself for 20 minutes at tj maxx. no, i didn’t buy any purses!

day 7

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maurizio taiuti lepoard print bag

time for animal print. i found this Maurizio Taiuti on the clearance rack at tj maxx for $49, then went to another one where it was on even more clearance for $39, so i did the switcheroo and saved. the original price was listed as $120. as a 30-year tj maxx shopping veteran, i can spot a well-made italian bag from the men’s department.

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shadow, not discolored

2013-04-07 22.02.45the leather has an iridescence that you can see in the close-up pic. the strap is long, which is great for us taller, larger ladies who want a crossbody but don’t want it to cross the body in an unfortunate spot. i’m a sucker for grommets, so that sealed the deal. inside, it’s got a cell phone pocket made of the same leather and a zipper pocket. a purse without interior organization is a black hole being sucked into a vortex. it’s big enough to fit a magazine and my water bottle. now THAT’s a win.

i got this gorgeous bag a couple of years ago, when leopard was really “in” and everywhere. i was drawn to the abstractness of the leopard print. even if i choose to follow a trend, i like to have something different and unique.┬áthis is a case where all of the thrifting can afford me the occasional opportunity to purchase something special that i really like.

i wore this to church today, then out to dinner at the famous Montgomery Inn Boathouse. another reminder of how much i love this bag.