Another rainy day calls for a bright orange bag. I got this leather slouchy hobo from Latico at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago when orange was the color of the moment. It offers that pop of color when you want to wear blue or other neutrals – although I don’t ever wear it with just black. It was perfect today with my favorite Calvin Klein blouse and black and white checked pants. Yes, i wore two patterns and a bright orange bag today. And it was amazing.
I like big bags and I cannot lie. I also like the ikat pattern. While I really like this bag, it’s available to a new home. Snaps on sides give it a smaller profile. Perfect for daily life or vacation. Vegan trim. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you like this one.
Well, she did it! Our girl graduated from Bowling Green State University, and in her honor I carried this orange – and i do mean ORANGE Latico slouchy tote. I got this one at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago when orange was the color of the season. Like i always say – if you love a color, or marginally like it, get it while the getting is good. I looked for months before i found an orange i could tolerate at a good price. Latico bags are saturated with color, with the most supple, soft, scrunchy leather. It does have black hole qualities, but that’s ok. It’s a looker.
After the Flying Pig 5K, i thought THERE’S NO WAY I’M LEAVING THE HOUSE. Whoops forgot about a friend’s show. Calvin Klein to the rescue, in this soft, buttery, chartreuse leather with khaki leather trim. I got this at Clothes Mentor for IDK around $14 or so. Ok, so the strap is coming loose and it has some scuffs. So what! The color makes it fabulous, especially with neutrals. WINNER
I’ll get caught up yet!
When you get to know and like purses as much as I do, you get to know brands. While a name brand doesn’t necessarily mean better quality, in the bag world that’s often exactly what it means. So when I’m shopping for bags at the thrift store, there’s a certain technique that I deploy to find the gold amongst the rubble.
One day at my favorite Goodwill boutique, I was scanning the racks when I saw this bag. Bright, pebbled leather, structured hobo, silver hardware – I snatched it so fast from the rack I would have injured anyone unfortunate enough to be nearby. Stone Mountain is a brand I grew up associating with quality. I still use a green Stone Mountain that I bought around 13 years ago; I wrote about it here. If you like this reddish-orangish and brown bag, email me at email@example.com.
TAKEN – thanks.