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.
and here’s why i called the blog favorite bags, not favorite purses. i found this no-name (and believe me, i’ve looked everywhere) oiled leather laptop backpack for $8 at my favorite goodwill. It has served me well going back and forth to work, as it has enough pockets for anything you could think to store.
so when i had to travel to san diego this week, i used this as my second carry on bag. it fit my laptop, reading material, the baggallini purse from day 3, cords, wireless mouse, business cards, and more. most importantly, it fit under the seat easily.
the conference i attended was educational and lots of fun. the icing was meeting several people who love thrifting as much as i do. that said, i’m jet-lagged, and so, so, so glad to be home to my family.