Sunday had something in common: I rested and did not leave the house. But I did go upstairs and choose a purse, this Fossil saddlebag. Leather and cotton burlap combine with whipstitching and a long, adjustable strap to make it either a cross body or a shoulder bag. It’s got a large interior pocket that holds my water bottle, a smaller pocket that holds a small magazine, like Prevention (which is what’s in there), and a large back pocket for a phone. I am a sucker for a saddlebag, and I’m glad to rediscover that this bag is NOT too small for all of my stuff. Got this one at Goodwill for $8.
Today was Forward Movement’s board meeting, so i had to “haul it all.” I needed a large, lightweight bag so i got this silver tote from Wilson’s Leather out of the closet for this occasion. It has two sections divided by a middle zippered compartment. I got this for $10 at Goodwill four years ago, and took it to California for – guess what – Forward Movement’s board meeting.
B. Makowsky large hobo falls in the too heavy category for me. It’s gorgeous. Zipper details, silver strap details, leopard print lining, three sections inside with pockets. It can be a little black hole-ish*, but it’s the price you pay for style. Email me at email@example.com if you like this one.
*don’t drop your keys down there.
Target started teaming up with designers several years ago for limited edition, affordable product lines. Here’s one from Botkier, whose bags can run from $200-1500 for out of print versions. I like this little faux snakeskin bag, the details are very moto rocker. Clasp and zipper closure, chain strap, interior pockets and two snap exterior pouches. Would make a great evening bag for an edgier look. Of course it would look fabulous dressed down, too. Now, i wouldn’t have thought i would part with this, but the truth is, i found Miu Miu purse to serve the same function. So, there could only be one. Let me know if you’re feeling this botkier baby by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got my boot off today; now rehab can begin. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
wilson’s leather tote
wristlet and nylon tote
i shared a beautiful, spirit-led and spirit-filled day with a wonderful group of people. today’s bag was needed to haul my laptop (i’m taking minutes for our board meeting) and all my gear for a long day away from the hotel. this wilson’s leather tote fit the bill perfectly. i got it for $10 at my goodwill last week. it came with not one, not two, but three bags. the big silver leather bag, a wristlet, and a nylon shopper. i used them all today and i was so thankful to have such a beautiful way to shlep my stuff. i checked and found some on sale at ebay for $75 – the retail price is $100. what! another good score.
i took these photos at All Saints Episcopal Church in Highland Park, just before meeting with their youth group. and i do mean just before, and sorry i’m too tired to crop the top pic. we were there to learn from the people in the church about their ministry, and learn we did. it’s easy to see why people love this church – everyone was warm, welcoming, hospitable, and happy to share with us. i feel so fortunate and blessed to have had such a wonderful day with them and with my colleagues.
but frankly i am wiped out. i will sleep hard tonight, with a last meeting and then all day travel tomorrow. peace.