Alleluia! Christ is risen! And now we celebrate this great news for the next fifty days.
My way of celebrating is to carry a different bag from my not-so-big collection every day for the fifty days of Easter. Today’s bag is a Isabella Fiore beaded leather bag that I got at Clothes Mentor a few years ago. The leather on this is gorgeous. The zipper is butter. The beading hooked me. It was $18. Please note that this bag is not up for grabs.
Today was full of my youth group, Jesus, my girls, David, my dad, sunflowers, Easter baskets with chocolate crosses and Squishmallows, and Howard Helvey snapping some pics of me making Korean hand hearts. I hope your day was great!
Here’s my other The Sak convertible purse – remember the one with the rainforest? Here it is in silver. Convertible in many ways – crossbody to shoulder bag to clutch; full size to envelope style. I got this new at TJ Maxx around 9 years ago for a high school reunion.
Ok, I’ll admit it – these photos are from a few years ago when I carried this purse during the 50 days of Easter. The cane in the pictures belonged to my dear mother-in-law Ida McKenney. She was visiting us a few years ago, and we went to Panera for lunch. Ida died last May, and I miss her terribly. Not only was she a great friend, but she stepped up her mom role for me after my mom died in 2001. We loved to go thrifting together wherever we were – her house in Connecticut, here in Cincinnati, or when we traveled.
Here’s a silky silver bag by Kenneth Cole Reaction, modeled by a tree near my car, a table in my room, and my rental car that brought me down here to the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. Driving allowed me to bring enough bags to continue the giveaway away from home. This bag is convertible, roomy, and elegant. Use it as a small tote by carrying the handles, or adjust the strap for shoulder length or crossbody with the bag folded over. Pockets and pouches means your stuff is where you put it… as long as you can remember where that is. Lightweight so it’s great for traveling.
I found this Isabella Fiore bag at Clothes Mentor a couple of years ago. I love everything about it: the beading – exquisite; the leather – divine; the zippers – like butter; the pulls – gorgeous; the woven handles – sigh. I hesitated to use it today because I thought I’d need it for a special occasion. Then I decided today was special.
Yet another attempt to replace my stolen Calvin Klein bag. I really love the pebbled leather and modern hardware. But it’s a bit too small for me and too heavy to be as small as it is. don’t mind me, i’m an old lady with lots of physical maladies. It’s a beautiful purse, free to a good home. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 31.
Recently someone asked me if I give bags away, do I also abstain from buying bags. That’s a great question. This year, the answer is no. I am short on bags, as i have greatly decreased my shopping overall. I picked this baby up at Valley Thrift today because it’s 25% off, in great shape, and someone out there needs it. There were several other bags i could have bought but i restrained myself. I like the brand Tignanello a lot; i own a couple and have given many away. Here’s a black shoulder bag that has three sections, chain lining, and my favorite pebbled leather with whipstitching. Enjoy multiple pockets and pouches to stay organized. It’s yours when you email me at email@example.com with bag 22. Modeled by Jaiya.