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bag 27

from eight years ago, about this purse by guess who – Fossil:

rippin’ and runnin’ is what was up today. mondays are often like that, but with ap exams and a graduating senior in the mix it got a little hairy. so i did what many a mom would do: dropped the middle one off at cello and went to starbucks, got a tall mocha, and went to the park with the youngest to hit the swing set .

this purse is a favorite that i intentionally put off until the latter part of the 50 days to spread the love. it’s a fossil, fabric with leather trim. yes, it came from my favorite goodwill for $8. or maybe $12, i can’t remember. either way, i really have enjoyed this bag because it’s very well organized. it has three exterior pockets – one big pouch in the back, a zippered pocket and flap pouch in front; and three interior pockets. it’s not too cavernous that i lose my giant key ring in the bottom.

closeup of front pocket and handles

we’re fortunate that the street where my daughter takes cello lessons has a park, so on nice days my sweet baby loves to swing. i love to swing too, but sometimes i’m working or reading while she swings. today i joined her, and i’m really glad i did. swinging gives me such a great feeling. there’s nothing like the wind rushing through my whole person – it takes me right back to being 6 again.

she begged me to take a picture of the purse on her lap like i did her sister yesterday. here’s a closeup of the front pockets and handles held by one of the sweetest hands on the planet. thank you, God, for my girls. i don’t think about what i would do without them.

I really love this bag, but don’t wear a lot of brown ever so… if you like bag 27, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 27, your name, and your address.

bag 16

Jaiya chose this from the pile so since i missed yesterday here’s me getting caught up. I can’t remember where I got this bag. I want to say Pier 1. But I can’t be sure. Anyway it’s a cute crossbody from the 1990s. If the boho or eclectic look is your thing, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 16, your name, your address.

I got my first vaccine shot yesterday and my arm got more sore as the day went on. Typing this now gives a little well-worth it twinge. Peace.

day 32

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Ah, I remember finding this one at St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington for $6. I just saw one online for $165. Woven kilim style carpet bag with a doctor bag style hinged closure by T Cappelli in Plano, Texas. Complete with four brass feet, and a detachable crossbody strap, the brand is recognizable by the single ring on the handle. These bags were made in the 1980s, which is just my style. Well, usually. I grew up in the 80s, so let’s just say it’s my style era. Last year, I wrote: I enjoyed carrying it today and got lots of comments on it. I had it full of stuff, and the magnet closure did not fail. Can’t wait to carry it again in the future. This picture was taken in my office last April.

day 44

A newer to me Fossil that I got at Clothes Mentor last year. Coated cotton with leather trim, detachable adjustable strap, keys, and this supercool pattern. It’s got room for everything – even my laptop, if I use the strap. But it’s much cooler to carry it by the handles. And I gotta stay cool.

bag 32 – claimed

Coming to you from Procter Center is this backpack from Ecuador that I got at Goodwill. The interior is nylon that’s wipeable. Quilted bottom with a button closure and a zipper pocket on the front.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 32.

bag 26 – claimed

Searching for the front part of my boot led me to find some bags that I put in the hall closet for the giveaway that got covered with off-season clothing. Lucky me and you. Vera’s back with a small blue crossbody with an adustable leather strap. The pattern is so cool. Never been used – the tissue paper is still taped to the inside zipper fobs. Another Goodwill rescue, I’m sure. I thought one of the girls would like but they side-eyed me like… no, Mom.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 26.

bag 39

This cute Vera Bradley crossbody will work with lots of outfits and let’s you travel light. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 39.

bag 8 – claimed

Lucky Brand that I’ve tried twice to give away. Third times the charm. Bucket style with fabric and suede with lots of hardware. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 8. I really love the style but my back can’t take it.

bag 3 – claimed

Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.

A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five-mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”

TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it.

days 40-49

It’s the final countdown. Honestly I was so far from the blog, for a variety of reasons. I completely lost count. Fortunately, i was going though the process in every other way, taking pictures of the different bags each day. Even though i knew Pentecost was close, i still thought i had another week after this. So there’s lots of great bags that i planned to use but won’t make it this year. Cool!

day 40

Thursday May 14, 2015 UGG saddlebag

Thursday May 14, 2015 UGG saddlebag

day 41

Friday, May 15, 2015 DKNY at Mardi Gras on Madison

Friday, May 15, 2015 DKNY at Mardi Gras on Madison from Plato’s Closet – had this for two years before finally using it, it is a great bag

day 42

avorio italian leather hobo

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Avorio italian leather hobo that i got at Goodwill – it’s lining has the cutest little elephants on it

avorio logo

avorio logo

day 43

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Coach from Goodwill

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Coach from Goodwill $14

day 44

Monday May 18, 2015 Hobo from Goodwill $8

Monday May 18, 2015 Hobo from Goodwill $8

day 45

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Fossil from Goodwill $8

day 46

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Carla Mancini bag from TJ Maxx

day 47

Thursday, May 21 No-name bag from TJ Maxx for the last time - it's worn out.

Thursday, May 21 No-name bag from TJ Maxx for the last time – it’s worn out.

day 48

Friday, May 22, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

Friday, May 22, 2015 The Sak from St. Vincent de Paul

day 49

Nordstrom leather tote with two ways to wear. I went trapezoid today.

Nordstrom leather tote with two ways to wear. I went trapezoid today.

The other way to wear this gorgeous cognac bag.

The other way to wear this gorgeous cognac bag.

Well there you have it, one day to go, with commensurate wrap-up. Peace.