Thursday, May 23, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx
There used to be a TJ Maxx on Colerain that I would go to during lunch sometimes when i was a librarian at the North Central Regional Library in Cincinnati. That TJ had some great bags. In those days, and for many years, the bag section was the first stop upon entering TJ Maxx. Now, I rarely visit that area.
Anyway, I bought this Tignanello structured hobo around 20 or so years ago, and it’s still in great shape. I used it a lot because it fits 9″x12″ folders and water bottles and all kinds of stuff. Vintage Tignanello is nothing like the #@!& you find now.
Email me at email@example.com if you like bag 30.
Last year when I went to the Episcopal Communicators conference at Kanuga, I had a rental car so I went into town to get… provisions. Lo and behold there was a little Goodwill shop and even though time was short, I HAD to go in. I found two great bags – the other one is also in the giveaway – and this one turns out is JUST like a Perlina bag that I have, with the main difference being this is pebbled leather and my Perlina bag is smooth.
This is a purse that acts like a tote. It has two zippered areas on the outer walls of the bag (they’re unzipped above) and the inner area closes with two magnets It holds a lot of stuff and has organization galore. This is one of those purses people carry and never switch. Good old Tignanello – a brand I know and love. And as you can see it was $3.75. WHAT??? I had to rescue it.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if bag 9 is for you.
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.
This part of the blog is an Easter celebration for 50 days of my favorite bags. The hardest part about my personal Easter celebration is having to tell people they can’t have one of the bags. To be clearer – the 40 day Lent bag giveaway is over; it ended on Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday started the 50 favorite bag part, where i use a different bag every day for 50 days. This discipline celebrates the bags, and is an exercise in… a whole lot of things, actually. Having to switch bags daily means I can’t build up a lot of stuff. It forces me to choose and then release at the end of the day. There’s no getting into a bag rut during these 50 days. Anyway. If you asked for a bag since Easter, you won’t be receiving it. Sorry for any confusion.
Today’s bag is an old standby, my first Tignanello. This bag does it all except pay the bills. Read more here. I almost got rid of it this year, that’s how few bags I have left compared to the past. I don’t buy like i used to. I give away more than i used to. The collection is truly whittling down to the favorites. I’m thankful.
The girls and I make fun of David sometimes because he’ll wear a blue shirt with black pants and brown shoes.We’re like, DUDE! Then why did i buy this purse that mixes three neutrals? Tignanello color blocked black, brown and gray in this large shoulder bag, and of course it works. They lined it with a beautiful, satiny print, gave it two side zipper pockets and three interior sections, and put it out there in the world for me to find it at the St. Vincent de Paul. If you like this one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then go ahead and mix your neutrals, or wear something super bright and let this bag ground you.
PS Jaiya is really getting into this modeling thing. Especially when i photograph her close to her bedtime.
I featured this bag a few years ago – i remember buying it on a particularly good purse thrift experience at the Mt. Washington Goodwill, which sadly no longer sells this caliber of bags. I bought it because it’s one of my favorite purse brands, Tignanello, and because it reminded me of my mom. She loved spectator shoes and purses, and had them in navy and white and black and white. I like looking at this bag, and it’s a cool purse, but I can look at a photo when i want to be reminded.
One of the cool things about this bag is that it’s a shoulder bag and a cross body. Adjust the strap and you’ve got two looks for the price of free. Email email@example.com if you want to rock the black and white spectator look.
When I see a Tignanello in the store, looking all new and fabulous, I want to rescue it. That’s what happened in the case of this bag, perfect for someone who doesn’t want to change bags often. It’s got the zipper pouch with card slots and lots of other pockets. The long, adjustable strap means it can go shoulder or cross body. It’s a little smaller than I usually use, so if it’s for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag #20.
Tignanello again – this time a black pebbled leather shoulder bag. This is a beautiful bag with a front pocket, interior zipper pocket, and an adjustable strap. Silver details and feet (those things on the bottom of the bag that make it cooler) add a cool, modern touch. I got this one at the Este St. Vincent de Paul, and it was more than i would pay usually – but it was half off, so $10. Email me at email@example.com with bag #12 if you’re interested in this beauty. Taken by my bestest friend – thanks!
Two more days until my journey ends. Here are days 30-39. I rediscovered some old favorites – all but day 32 were in the blog in April and May of 2013. One I’m getting rid of due to wear. So one new one in, one old one out – it’s balanced. That’s my ode to being a librarian not in work, but in life. My collection is smaller and stronger. Amen.
Monday, May 4, 2015 Stone Mountain
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – never leave home without a reusable shopping bag. This came with a Wilson’s silver leather tote bag that matches the accompanying cosmetics bag from Goodwill for $8.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 The Sak at The Society of the Transfiguration in Glendale
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Perlina from Goodwill
Friday May 8 The Sak in one of my favorite bag colors
Saturday, May 9, 2015 Tignanello spectator at the ballet with Jaiya
Sunday, May 10, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx
I found this olive green Tignanello shoulder bag at Goodwill. You have to understand that green is my favorite color, and I’ll rock a green bag in most any shade. Plus, the organization is off the hook. This bag has so many pockets and pouches I didn’t bother counting them. I mean, there are 7 on the front alone. Excellent for keeping a phone in its own private compartment. I grabbed it off of the rack so quick… fortunately no one was injured in the process. That i know of.
This is another one of those bags that i could easily keep, but… it’s out of my style comfort zone. Even though it’s my favorite color and brand, knowing that someone is out there using it will be cool. So email me at 50favbags.com if you’re interested.