Last week was my birthday and the year anniversary of our first family trip to Europe. One of my girls was studying in Toledo for the semester so we went and visited her. This is the purse I used most of the time. baggallini purse with pockets everywhere, it even has a luggage pass through. It’s called the everywhere bag, and this is an older version.
If you like this bag, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 23, your name, and your address.
I realize now more than ever that this will be the last year I do the blog this way, because I’m running out of bags. I was short seven and went back into my closet and got some more. Lots of these are bags I’ve used for years, so they might need some “sprucing up” as my dad likes to say. Again I crave your patience as I get bags packed up to deliver and send out. I had a traumatic experience at the post office so everything gets picked up from my house now. Peace.
Holding on to memories through things is tricky. My mom died 20 years ago this August, and my dear friend Joy died three years ago. Or was it four? Either way – I got this purse from Joy after she died. She got it from my mom’s collection after Mom died. I have a few of Joy’s bags, and a few of Mom’s bags. This is not one I love enough to keep. My mom left LOTS of stuff behind.
Vintage Nine West purple crossbody camera bag style holds more than you’d think thanks to its boxy shape. Large zippered compartments split 1/3 with a separate zipper from the larger 2/3 compartment. slip pocket on front with snap closure, adjustable strap.
If you want to bring the 80s back to your wardrobe or if purple is your fav, email me at email@example.com with bag 11, your name, and your address.
You know how i feel about baggallini. I love this line of bags. The zipper pulls alone make them worthy of my love. My parents were going to name me Elaine for my middle name – but if they were going to name me something starting with E it should be ergonomic. Anyway, this bag is called the everywhere bag, albeit an older model. The new versions cost $99!!! Yeah, I’m good with my thrift store version. These bags are perfect for travel, and here’s why.
The bag has small pockets on the front the perfect size of a phone and lots of zipper pockets inside and out. On the back there’s a pocket that closes with a magnet, but you can unzip the bottom to slide it over your suitcase. The strap adjusts to go from shoulder bag to crossbody. I took this on our trip to Spain in March and it was the only purse I took with me. I like the color a lot and it went with everything. Wait, I think I might have taken one other bag – a smaller black baggallini crossbody!!
Still on my backpack quest, so now I’m going to start making comparison and review videos. Yes. I’m there. So this photo is on top of the Solo NY Parker women’s backpack that I’m going to review/compare to the Sherpani Soleil convertible backpack.
The other day I talked about my friend Joy and how when she died I got some of her purses. This Nine Wear bag was one of them. I asked J to choose a bag today. “Purple is my favorite color, so I brought this one,” she said.
This bag was my mom’s. When she died in 2001, Joy asked for one of her purses. Before I was friends with Joy, she and my mom were friends. I brought over several for her to choose from and she selected this one.
Joy loved to coordinate her bag with her outfit, just like my mom did. Joy would plan her outfit days in advance for an outing, complete with the purse. She didn’t carry this one everyday, but when she had a purple outfit she always rocked this baby.
Both of these women, along with my dear MIL Ida, blessed me so much with their wisdom, their frugality, and their love of bags. I hope my Lenten and Easter disciplines helps me to appreciate having less while experiencing the small blessings of my life more.
Greetings in the name of the one who Lent is all about. I’m entering into another season of self-examination by giving away bags from my not-so-large-anymore collection.
This smallish pebbled leather bag was rescued from the Saint Vincent de Paul on Este in Cincinnati. It’s a no-name bag with lots of beautiful details – two tassels in front which are part of the toggle closure; another toggle closure from the sides; and a detachable suede zipper pouch made from the same suede that lines the bag. It also has four feet so the bottom leather won’t touch the ground. The lilac color will add a nice pop to your spring wardrobe. It’s a really well-made bag – I wonder who it’s by? Maybe you can solve that mystery.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have this bag, no matter where you live. Delivery is part of my Lenten discipline. Please include the following: bag 1, your name, your address. Thanks! Follow this rule if you would like the bag. No stopping me saying “hey Miriam, I’d like blah blah bag” or leaving a message on Facebook, my phone, or any other email than email@example.com. Thanks.
The reason it’s so late is that David had a car accident with Nia on the way to pick up Jaiya and attend a UCONN women’s basketball game. Everyone is mostly ok – Nia banged up her knee and so we went to the ER. David’s car will be ok. Thank you, God, that no one was seriously injured. We’ll get through it.
Ok so the guys out there don’t feel neglected, here’s a computer briefcase by Incase. Room for your laptop, cords, headphones, and lots of other papers/magazines/small books and other items of that ilk. Large zip pocket in front and a little phone or key pouch on the back. A couple of little marks on the front won’t prevent you from carrying your stuff stylishly. Dawn or oxyclean will likely solve it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 8. I really love the style but my back can’t take it.
I saw this purple shoulder bag at Valley Thrift and thought, no. No meant yes, and here we are. I couldn’t leave the purple purse in the store, Lent would be here eventually. Plus, Nia’s favorite color might still be purple. (that’s my 20yo daughter.) What can I tell you – when i put it against the rest of my collection, it had to go. My loss is your gain when it comes to purple bags. Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested.
This little purple/lilac leather Nine West bag was another rescue from St. Vincent. First of all, I couldn’t believe it was leather. Not that it feels or looks cheap, mind you, but most of the Nine West bags I come across are faux leather these days. Second of all, it was $2. It would make a cute going-out purse or Easter bag. Velcro closure with a zipper pocket inside. Carry by hand, over the wrist, or it might fit on a tiny shoulder. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like it. Alarm clocks are alarming, and i stopped using them 25 or so years ago. Good thing my husband doesn’t use them either. For that and other reasons, daylight savings time kicks my butt every time. I just woke up from a 3 hour nap. But we’re thawing out, so if we have to lose an hour, at least we gained warmth and sunshine.