Tag Archives: orange

Days 20 & 21

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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.

 

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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!

 

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bag #14

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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 50favbags@gmail.com.

TAKEN – thanks.