You’d think with all of my bags I’d be rocking fabulous stuff all the time. But with my various physical maladies, carrying a backpack is best. That means I carry a purse inside the backpack, and the purse that fits perfectly is this Kipling bag I got at the thrift store a while back. It seems small, but an iPad would fit in there. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, but I unhooked it to make it lighter.
Last week I had to give it up to start the 50 days of favorite bags, but since I’m on a work trip where I needed to bring four bags, I opted for lightweight ones. And we’re back together again!! Yes, it needs a little mending on the sides where the seams are starting to unravel. I will get to that one day. Kipling bags typically have a fuzzy monkey charm, but this one has a tiny brass monkey. Cue the Beastie Boys!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like it.
Yesterday’s bag, Tuesday May 2, started out to be a red Fossil satchel style cross body. As i wen to leave, i had to sit down for a few minutes. The daggone bag was too heavy and too small. Lots of hardware will get you every time. I couldn’t even think about going upstairs to find another bag. Then i remembered one I was going to give to goodwill, and went to the living room and grabbed it. Lightweight with three sections, it’s a really great bag. The handles have started to peel so it had to go. Not anymore.
Today i chose a Banana Republic pewter pebbled leather shoulder bag. It’s gorgeous, feels great, but is a black hole bag. It does fit my iPad and water bottle, however, so it’s a keeper. Thanks Goodwil!