Vera Bradley is back to give your back some relief as you haul all of your stuff. Multi pocket so you can stay organized. Perfect for Spring and collecting Easter treats. You know, bags make a great basket alternative. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like bag 25.
Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.
A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five-mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”
TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at email@example.com if you like it.
Today i went to the JCC to soak in the whirlpool; my whole body was aching from that 5K. I got this bag at St. Vincent de Paul in Mt. Washington NWT – that’s new with tags for you non-resale folks. It’s a brand called Rare Earth by Stone Mountain. Click here to see it on Amazon, the photos are much better there. I got mine for $15. I LOVE IT. It looks a little like a diaper bag, but it’s a true gym bag complete with the wet clothes bag and a place for EVERYTHING, including stuff i don’t have. I used it as luggage for our little graduation overnight in Ann Arbor, and today it was perfect for the gym. Thanks to whomever did not like it and gave it to St. Vincent.
I know Vera Bradley is so five years ago, but so what? They’re well made, lightweight, and some of the patterns are the bomb. I really like this black, white, and yellow pattern with birds and flowers. The end. Sure, they get dirty – this pattern will probably hide dirt better than others; time will tell. It was $8 at Goodwill where “seniors” over 50 get 10% off all the time. ALL THE TIME.
Yesterday, Monday, i thought, i’m not going anywhere; i’ll use this Linda Pelle bag which is technically too heavy but is too awesome to ditch. That turned out to be a myth; the girls and i went everywhere. But Oh My Goodness i fell in love with this bag. I hugged it at one point — the leather feels that good. And, it’s perforated. Black, perforated, handles and shoulder/crossbody strap… butter zipper… i couldn’t give it up after just one day. So, i used it in today’s bag, a Vera Bradley tote i recently picked up at the thrift store. Now, I don’t have a thing for Vera Bradley, but i do have a thing for nice patterns and light bags. This fit the bill. It’s great for hauling my purse, ice packs, exercise printouts from the PT, and change of shoes.
This style of Linda Pelle bag is no longer for sale, but a similar sized bag retails for $348, $150 on sale. It’s the softest leather i own. I got it at Clothes Mentor for $14. Check them out – there’s one in Anderson near the OAUC, Plato’s Closet, and Staples. There’s another one in the Hyde Park plaza. The Vera Bradley was at Goodwill and i think it was $10. Hashtag worth it.
Getting back to normal after the Episcopal Communicators conference, which was here in Cincinnati… almost there.