Today’s bag (really yesterday’s bag) is from my Fossil collection – a medium-sized lavender pebbled leather with silver hardware. Perfect for Spring! Email me at email@example.com if you like bag 17. Photos by my sweet Jaiya.
Wow, the day got away from me again! Left home late this afternoon to go to the gym; ended up at the thrift store instead. It was my 6th workout day, so i thought the thrift store needed me more. Here’s a bag i got at the Woodlawn Goodwill that you will love if you like bright colors and staying organized. Giani Bernini shoulder bag with a big inside area, two outer zipper areas, and lots of little pouches and pockets front to back. Leather and pleather in all the right places, but mostly leather. It’s a pinkish-red color. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it with bag 4.
You know I collect Fossils. Sometimes you have to give some away. Here’s a cute rose-colored purse that has a middle separator, three pockets inside, and a large outer pocket. If you like to stay organized, this is a cute bag, but it’s a bit small for me. Email me at email@example.com if it speaks to you. Peace!
Bag 2 is a nice-sized cross body by Fossil, modeled by my lovely middle (and now, proudly, shortest) daughter Kaia. The bright pink gives the perfect pop with your neutrals. You know i love Fossil bags, and i couldn’t resist this one for $5 at St. Vincent de Paul. But how many Fossils does a person need? Wear this all spring and summer, then bust it back out for Advent. Make it yours by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Bag 2 as the subject line.
Forgot to mention: once a bag is claimed, i’ll add “Taken” to the blog title. This means if a bag doesn’t say taken, it’s still up for grabs and can be claimed anytime during the 40 days of Lent. Once Easter arrives, I’ll donate all leftovers to Dress for Success.
If you love to travel, or need a lighter weight bag, try baggallini. They’re made with nylon and other sturdy, lightweight materials with lots of zipper pockets and card holders. Really, there’s a place for everything. I have a few from small to large that i’ve found at thrift stores, but you can find them at TJ Maxx and department stores. This one is a little dressier than my others. It has a satin finish, pleather handles and details, and a detachable shoulder strap. Email me at 50favbags.com if you like bag #5.
I went to the library to drop off a bag to a lovely recipient, and happily got free parking with a full meter close to the entrance. I tried to slip in, but was seen by two dear former colleagues. Their dedication to the library warms my heart – and not in a sarcastic way at all. Peace. TAKEN – thanks!
day 15 Sunday, April 19
On Sundays, I go smaller because i can. I love this pebbled leather pink Liz Claiborne purse; I’ve had it several years and it always feels new. This is another one that i wrote about two years ago. One of these days i’m going to count how many I still have from then. Lots are gone now; gone to a better place – someone else’s closet.
day 16 Monday, April 20
This is the bag that held up this post. On Thursday, I couldn’t remember what i had carried on Monday. This morning, i decided to just look at the bags and then i remembered: this blue Prague shoulder bag. It’s one i don’t use often, and then when i do, i wonder why i don’t use it more.
day 17 Tuesday, April 21
Woven things… i’ll never get sick of you. I saw this at the St. Vincent near my house, which can be a crapshoot on a good day. That day was a good day because i got this vintage bag with a woven front and leather everything else. What can i say, it’s found a new home and lots of friends at my house. I love the Southwest flavor and of course it’s got an African bead on it – so it’s got mixed ethnicity, like me. COOL!
day 18 Wednesday, April 22
I like big bags and i cannot lie. But, this one almost went into the giveaway this year, because as much as i love it, it’s a black hole. This huge Margot black pebbled leather tote is almost a weekender; IT’S GIGANTIC. and if i’m saying that, it really is. I couldn’t part with it so of course i grabbed it for a work day. EVERY time i need my keys i need a search party or three arms. But what can i say – it does it’s job of carrying all of my stuff beautifully.
day 19 Thursday, April 23
Jaiya’s pick – this gray bag i got at Clothes Mentor, which i you haven’t heard of it, is like Once Upon a Child or Plato’s Closet for grown women. YESSSSSSSS! Plato’s Closet is a great source for purses, but they have this annoying habit of hanging them on skirt hangers, which of course RUINS the leather with a pinch mark. DUH people! Clothes Mentor is the bomb. I got this bag for $18 and of course searched it and found it still for sale for $200+. The taupey gray goes with lots (except brown) and has a convertible set of clasps which makes it smaller. Of course I unhook those babies and TOTE IT UP.
OK today’s bag is a cute little BIsou Bisou purse perfect for anyone who love a pop of pink. Silver hardware with ivory whipstitching. Great for going out or to church. The faux buckle lifts to reveal a gusseted front pocket. This was donated by Jaiya, who models it and her newly temporarily straightened hair.
TAKEN – thanks!