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bag 29 – claimed

 

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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.

  1. adjustable strap with canvas on one side and leather on the other
  2. top handle
  3. functional hardware
  4. seperate pockets and pouches for organization
  5. back pocket for phone
  6. red

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.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 29.

 

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bag 20 – claimed

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Remember old school Liz Claiborne bags? I had a couple back in the day; the coated leather circle bags with the embossed pattern? Yeah, I know some of you remember those.

Today brings this Liz Claiborne fabric bag with leather trim that reminds me of Fall. Let me tell you: If you see a Liz Claiborne bag with these kinds of detials and this kind of zipper, it’s a higher end bag. There are some cheaper or knockoff LC bags, but check out the quality of the trim and hardware and you’ll be able to tell. This one has a beautiful leaf pattern with brown leather whipstitched trim. Very spacious with three sections inside: two large sections with a zipper seperator will transport all of your… stuff with style. The leather feet are the cutest part of this bag to me. Yes, I really like this bag, but I have a red leather LC that you will see in the 50 days of Easter, so I’ll be fine.

 

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 20 if you like this LC bag.

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This Liz Claiborne leather constructed hobo is one of my favorites. Every day of the 50 days of Easter I reach for it and then think no, I need to wait. Well today was the day – I was wearing gray and black and needed a boost. Well made, beautiful details, smooth, soft leather – it was a thrift store win.

bag 4 – claimed

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 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it with bag 4.

Peace!

 

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.

bag 1 – claimed

 

It’s Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday, so let’s start with a bag I purchased a few weeks ago at my favorite Goodwill. I was headed to a birthday party for a couple of my friends and knew the perfect gift would be a bag. I walked in with seven minutes to make my purchase before the store closed. I quickly grabbed four purses, including this cute red baby. It’s a no-name purse, but well made and very cute with moc croc and a puffy heart. Footed, adjustable strap, and lots of interior organization for such a small bag. Well, it’s small to me. Plenty of room for your purse basics. Those of you who know me know i need something to fit my water bottle. But this WILL fit a LaCroix. Modeled by my sweet angel babe Jaiya!! She’s almost 5’9″ for your reference.

The rules:

  1. follow the rules.
  2. email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag # if you’d like to claim it.
  3. i deliver or mail to you.
  4. please do not send me a message on facebook, text me, or corner me except to say “i emailed you at 50favbags@gmail.com.”
  5. how come i keep repeating the same thing? because, my loved friends, five years have taught me. repetition is important.
  6. any bags not claimed will go to a good cause, unless they end up in a box under my desk at work. then, they go back into next year’s rotation, or to a friend who needs a spur-of-the-moment bag to go to the opera.

This year should be truly sacrificial. I don’t buy nearly as much as i used to. I mean i have cut my purchasing by 90%. It’s serious. I still get the urge to shop, but i act like a kid in a toy store with parents who say “don’t expect me to buy anything.” i play with the purses, appreciate them, take random pics, then leave it somewhere i know it will be found, purchased, and loved.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with BAG 1 if you like this red heart cutie.

 

Bag 24 – takenĀ 

Fall being my favorite season meant i could not pass up a red patent leather dome bag with real leaves between the patent and the leather. I mean, come on! It’s sat happily, or maybe sadly, in my cedar closet until fall arrived each year, then i maybe carried it once. Made by Debra Lewis San Francisco, it could be yours when you email 50favbags@gmail.com.