Let’s end with a bag I started with a few years ago in LA: a black Travelon shoulder bag. Yes the flashlight still works. Top photo is of the back pocket. The bottom photo is of the inside. Two small zipper pockets on the front give you a place for everything.
I remember this trip well. In April of 2013, the board and some staff went to several locations and talked to a pasionate laywoman named Nancy Frausto. It was my first time back in the area in many years. I visited some thrift stores one day and had a really great time. One of the stores sold items preiously used on TV shows. I got a few pieces of jewelry there.
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This Ogio backpack was at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este just hanging around waiting to be rescued. It’s a great backpack with padded straps and exterior cupholders. Those are backpack musts for me – and I need two cupholders. This is in pristine condition. If you’re in touch with yourself the ESPN W will only encourage you. Yes, Eric Carle’s Very Busy Spider hangs in my office.
Day two at Procter. Vera’s back with this blue floral crossbody with lots of organization in a very small bag. Front flap opens to an id and card area, the middle section has room for essentials, and the back pocket holds an iPhone6s, so not the giant phones – those would fit inside. Adjustable strap. I got this especially for this giveaway sometime last year, because lots of folks like this type of bag and it’s not something I would buy for myself. $6? Rescued.
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Sometimes the reason I give up the bag is the reason I never should have bought it: it’s too heavy. This red Fossil satchel style bag has all my favorite things.
adjustable strap with canvas on one side and leather on the other
seperate pockets and pouches for organization
back pocket for phone
So even though it’s too heavy I bought it anyway. WHY? To at least rescue it from Goodwill. I could not leave it there. It’s been hanging from my purse rack and I look at it like… maybe someday. One day last year during the 50 days I carry a different bag during Easter, I tried to use this one and I didn’t make it out the door before I’d switched to something different. Gotta let it go.
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Brown baggallini tote with more pockets and pouches than ever. It’s an explosion of organization. One large zipper pouch chills between two large outer snap-closure sections. No exterior pockets but you have plenty inside. Great for a weekend trip or daily life. This was a goodwill rescue at $5 $4.50 with my Senior discount.
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If you like to travel, or if you like to have a place for everything and everything in its place, this is your bag. This quilted nylon Travelon bag is a crossbody in the truest sense. It’s got more pockets pouches and secret compartments than most bags i’ve seen. Zipper pockets front and back are great for passports and tickets, especially the back pocket. I dare someone! Lift the flap and you have a mesh zipper pouch inside the front flap. Then the front section zips down on the sides so you can reach all your cards and do–dads. The main section also unzips to give you more room inside. It’s crazy. I thought about counting the storage options but the thought made me tired. I know it’s vintage because of the space on the strap for a flip phone. Don’t worry – it’s the perfect size for sanitizer or a small deck of cards. Or, as Jaiya suggests, candy.
Sometimes a bag is such a great bargain, i can’t leave it in the thrift store. This Nine West shoulder bag contains a matching wrist wallet and a detachable keychain – what a bargain! I was going to keep the wristlet and get rid of the purse, but then i decided the set needed to stay a set. If you love pockets, pouches, and more organization, this is for you. Small bags like this can hold a lot when everything has its place.
Now don’t be put off by this moss/olivey color. It isn’t necessarily a great match with black, or brown, but if you wear it with a colorful top or dress, say with jeans or khakis, you’re styling. Oh and it’s VEGAN – the new lingo meaning it’s not made of leather. I love it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like this one.
Jaiya really loves to model, and Kaia likes taking photos. This time they wanted to get Spencer into the mix. So here you are. Life with these girls! The best!
it’s hard to say goodbye to this baby for 49 days.
after last year’s blog, you’d think i’d learn my lesson about getting attached to a purse for too long. but no, that’s not what i learned. i can prove that i didn’t learn it – i am LOATHE to put this baby away.
this fossil bag is like a good friend who is also your administrative assistant. there’s a place for everything – i even had a pouch just for my phone cord & headphones. but there aren’t too many places to lose – i mean hide things, and they all are a little different, which helps me remember where everything is. and if you’re the super organized person who can manage all of that without an administrative assistant, you’d love it even more, perhaps. and it’s like good friend because it’s black pebbled leather. soft to the touch yet impervious to the umpteen times my water bottle has leaked inside.
so now i choose to throw myself back into the world of cavernous satchels, too-small purses that i bought because they were too gorgeous to leave in the store, and much, much more as i explore 50 more days of fabulous bags. along the way, i’ll share how i’ve changed and evolved since my experience last year. I can tell you out of the gate, with extreme and radical certainty that i leave much more in the store than i did in the past. but i still have a ways to go… join me on my journey.