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bag 27

from eight years ago, about this purse by guess who – Fossil:

rippin’ and runnin’ is what was up today. mondays are often like that, but with ap exams and a graduating senior in the mix it got a little hairy. so i did what many a mom would do: dropped the middle one off at cello and went to starbucks, got a tall mocha, and went to the park with the youngest to hit the swing set .

this purse is a favorite that i intentionally put off until the latter part of the 50 days to spread the love. it’s a fossil, fabric with leather trim. yes, it came from my favorite goodwill for $8. or maybe $12, i can’t remember. either way, i really have enjoyed this bag because it’s very well organized. it has three exterior pockets – one big pouch in the back, a zippered pocket and flap pouch in front; and three interior pockets. it’s not too cavernous that i lose my giant key ring in the bottom.

closeup of front pocket and handles

we’re fortunate that the street where my daughter takes cello lessons has a park, so on nice days my sweet baby loves to swing. i love to swing too, but sometimes i’m working or reading while she swings. today i joined her, and i’m really glad i did. swinging gives me such a great feeling. there’s nothing like the wind rushing through my whole person – it takes me right back to being 6 again.

she begged me to take a picture of the purse on her lap like i did her sister yesterday. here’s a closeup of the front pockets and handles held by one of the sweetest hands on the planet. thank you, God, for my girls. i don’t think about what i would do without them.

I really love this bag, but don’t wear a lot of brown ever so… if you like bag 27, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 27, your name, and your address.

day 45

Not a year goes by that I don’t use my Jil Sander dome bag. I almost fell down on my way to snatch it from the rack at goodwill years ago. Is is real? Well it’s lined with leather so you be the judge. Who fakes Jil Sander is the better question. Either way it’s a gorgeous bag.

day 41

Found this Fossil backpack at the mount Washington goodwill. I used to get lots of fabulous bags here, but the selection has changed. I was glad to find this even is there’s no key. Lower right corner has the name embossed. I was using this one for weeks before the fifty days of Easter. My water bottle fits perfectly. I really am getting down to the wire – very few purses left.

day 12

Today I got my Perlina bag from the rack in the back of my closet where I hang bags I like to look at. I’ve had this bag for several years, and it passes the keep test because of the beautiful leather, classic style, room for everything and the cute hardware. I’ll go back and link these posts to older ones, until then use the tags if you want to find out more about a bag.

Today I thrifted and only bought a shirt for David. Here’s all that I didn’t buy.

bag 39

This cute Vera Bradley crossbody will work with lots of outfits and let’s you travel light. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 39.

bag 35 – claimed

Everlane twill backpack with leather trim. Retails at $70. Got it at Goodwill for $5. Love it because it’s a classy backpack. Only thing is it attracts lint. There’s probably something you can spray on it. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 35.

bag 16 – claimed

Sunday bag because I’m behind a day. Here’s a new one I bought a couple of months ago. Beautiful blue color and the leather is butter but I rarely use a blue purse. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like this structured hobo. I can’t remember the designer; I’ll update later.

Went thrift shopping with my youth group today. Almost bought three bags but only got one. You’ll see it during Easter.

bag 14 – claimed

Cynthia Rowley leather bag with lots of hardware. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 14.

I don’t know why it’s so hard to keep up this year. Peace all.

bag 13 – claimed

Today’s bag is one I bought in the last six months. Gorgeous pebbled leather hobo with a convertible strap, so it goes from crossbody to shoulder bag. This leather feels plush and awesome for you tactile folks like me out there. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’d like bag 13.

bag 12 – claimed

Yesterday’s bag had issues, sorry about that. When I find the missing piece I’ll post it. Instead, here’s one straight from the back of my closet door. That’s a spot of high priority. Purses there are beautiful or used often or both. Today’s is beautiful, and I’ll miss it, but I have this photo to remind me. Someone please enjoy this DKNY satchel style bag with many sections pockets and pouches for all of your gear. Strap fits over the shoulder or over your arm (how I wore it). I love the satchel look a lot; what can I say. I’m an intellectual who loves style. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 12.