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.
So maybe I really went overboard with the Vera Bradley situation. They were $5 and $6 so whatever. This one has an adjustable strap to go from shoulder to cross body. Very roomy inside with some interior organization. I can assure you that my water bottle is in that bag. I need to start posting some of the brown black and gray bags or you’re going to think it’s a complete colorfest. IT’S NOT.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with bag 14. There are several unclaimed bags – get them before I take them to Dress for Success.
I picked up this little baby at Valley Thrift and come on… Fossil, beads on the strap and zipper pull, the key is amazing; it’s all so adorable and classy. I am not leaving it there for $2.99. I know I used it at least once because the price tag is inside the bag, but I can’t remember when that was. So goodbye to thee, sweet baby. You are sooooo cute.
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 have a few baggallini bags because they’re lightweight, well-made and often found at thrift stores. This one is a cute crossbody in gold that I’ve had for around five or six years. baggallini bags are great for travel and can be found in lots of different styles and colors at TJ Maxx. But why pay $15-$40 when you can find them at the thrift store for $4-$10?
travelon butterfly purse outside of the burbank airport
tissues and luna bars in the huge exterior pouch
so i’m on the west coast again, this time in burbank for Forward Movement’s board meeting. since there are no do overs, i found a reason to use this travelon bag that i got at goodwill for $3. it has a butterfly on it, and i thought my oldest daughter would love it. i thought wrong. so, i kept it, thinking one day i might travel and find this bag useful. i thought right.
as it’s designed for travel, it has 2 exterior front zip pockets, 2 interior pouches and one interior zip pocket, and the back has a big organizer section that i couldn’t even begin to fill. it fit perfectly in my backpack and is super lightweight. and to top it off, i love the brushed nickel zipper pulls. i’m a sucker for brushed nickel.
ok if you’re ever in burbank, go to this restaurant called the castaway. i’m sitting here now eating my leftovers and it is delicious. http://www.castaway restaurant.com/burbank i can vouch for the tempura shrimp, the broccoli and the crab cake. and when you take leftovers, always get the sauce. unless, that is, you don’t like sauce. then don’t. here’s a couple of photos of the view. thankful to be here. peace
it’s sunday, so i went fancy again with this shiraleah velvet beaded bag with horn handles. this is another bag that i got at st. vincent de paul that is just so beautiful, i love to look at it hanging on my closet door. so when i chose it for today, i had no idea it could carry all of my stuff, plus water bottle and Godly Play teacher’s book. but it did, thank goodness. $4 – score!
then i wore it to A Midsummer Night’s Dream ballet at SCPA. an amazing show, with lots of talented students giving their best. the set was beautiful. i’m so glad j is getting a wonderful dance education there.
anyway, i’m off to burbank tomorrow, so i’ve got to go find some packable bags for the trip. praying that my flight is better than the last one a couple of weeks ago.