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day 25 – the halfway point

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Cheers to another good baggallini. I took this one to the Episcopal Communicators conference in Denver last year, which would have been in Savannah last week. I’m telling you, baggallini is my favorite travel bag line as far as nylon bags go. They are so cute and functional, with excellent security and RFID protections in their new bags. If you get one at the thrift store, check to see if the RFID tag is in there. Many of the bags come with a detachable wristlet which is RFID so you can hook it to your keys or put it in your pocket and keep it light. Another thing i love about them is that baggallini does not start with a capital b. I have a thing against capital letters. I don’t capitalize my name if i can avoid it, or I but spellcheck will do it or me. Sometimes i don’t feel like fixing it.

Anyway, I got this one at the St. Vincent de Paul, i think. But if you want a newer one, find them at TJ Maxx or other discount stores or online shops like 6pm.com. Much respect to TJ for still having their website closed.

days 11 & 12

Last night was hectic. That’s all I’m saying.

So today we have two bags. And I freely admit that I took bag 10 to the office to get my stuff. We’re in doing whatever hours.

Today I’m featuring these two bags selected by my husband David from the back of my closet door where all my favorites hang.

Bag 11 is a gorgeous white woven bag by Cole Haan. I’ve never used it – one day. I got it in the last year from the St. Vincent de Paul on Este for $14.

Bag 12 is by guess who – there’s a key – yes, it’s Fossil. I use this one a lot. Coated cotton canvas in this cute pattern… it’s the one I kept and I gave one in a different pattern away this year.

Ok y’all, peace.

bag 9

If there’s a bag giveaway, you can be sure that there will be a few by the sak. I really love this brand for the quality and for the linings – they’re usually colorful and fun. This small/medium crossbody bag is no exception with soft pebbled leather, brass hardware, adjustable strap, and sky blue lining. I also like the braided zipper pull and organized interior. Got this one thrifting at the St. Vincent de Paul. The sak also makes coated cotton bags with wild designs, and my favorite one is what I call the peace bag. Lots of bags have peace signs but this one actually has the word peace with lots of birds and other whimsical images. I also have a the sak wallet that I got at Goodwill for $4 several years ago and it’s still in excellent shape.

The other thing I really love about the sak, in general, is that they don’t use capital letters for their logo sometimes. They are also very socially and environmentally conscious and care about people around the world. Check our their vision here.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 9, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 1 – claimed

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 50favbags@gmail.com 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 50favbags@gmail.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.

day 36

I got this colorblocked Fossil at the Mt. Washington St. Vincent de Paul a few years ago for $12.50 because it was half off. This is a bag that I use again and again and have a hard time switching from- so pray for me for tomorrow. More about it here. Zippers like butter.

bag 38

This Ogio backpack was at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este just hanging around waiting to be rescued. It’s a great backpack with padded straps and exterior cupholders. Those are backpack musts for me – and I need two cupholders. This is in pristine condition. If you’re in touch with yourself the ESPN W will only encourage you. Yes, Eric Carle’s Very Busy Spider hangs in my office.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 38.

bag 16 – claimed

 

If you like to travel, or if you like to have a place for everything and everything in its place, this is your bag. This quilted nylon Travelon bag is a crossbody in the truest sense. It’s got more pockets pouches and secret compartments than most bags i’ve seen. Zipper pockets front and back are great for passports and tickets, especially the back pocket. I dare someone! Lift the flap and you have a mesh zipper pouch inside the front flap. Then the front section zips down on the sides so you can reach all your cards and do–dads. The main section also unzips to give you more room inside. It’s crazy. I thought about counting the storage options but the thought made me tired. I know it’s vintage because of the space on the strap for a flip phone. Don’t worry – it’s the perfect size for sanitizer or a small deck of cards. Or, as Jaiya suggests, candy.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 16.

day 29

Fossil colorblock at Music Hall for West Side Story: film with orchestra. It was excellent. So is this pebbled leather. This is a bag that once I start i carry it for a long time. I’ll miss it tomorrow. I did get this at the St. Vincent de Paul for $12.50 I think. A fave.

day 8

 

I found this bag at Goodwill last year and was attracted to the wooden handle. It’s by Zina Eva, who i’d never heard of, and when i looked her up, the bags were upwards of $200+ retail and even on eBay¬†$65 for a smaller one than this. Embossed patent leather, lined in suede, with pockets inside and the one on the outside perfect for a phone, not too heavy, and the water bottle fits. WIN for $8.

I stopped by Goodwill today – these pics were taken in the parking lot of the Woodlawn location, where i went after trying to walk at Glenwood Gardens but freaked out because of all the people there. I found three bags that i would have purchased in the past but didn’t buy today. Earlier i’d stopped by the St. Vincent de Paul on Este, and left these three bags there. Really nice but… i don’t need them.

bag 23

Getting caught up today. Some folks like what they now call vegan bags. We used to call them pleather. Here’s a nice one from Nine West. Saddle style adjustable strap crossbody or shoulder with more room than meets the eye. Flat bags hold more than it would seem. The construction is high quality. Treat yourself to bag 23 by emailing me at 50favbags@gmail.com.