Oxblood embossed leather bag
thrift shop find
very reasonably priced
I hoped that this was going to be a spectacular forever bag.
It was too awkward to close
magnetic closure that one had to align perfectly every time to close
the two compartments inside were too narrow for my wallet and sunglasses
and the bag looked far too big overall.
This small Mulberry backpack bag is perfect...
love the embossed leather
love the colour
the inside holds all I need and it is a hands free bag.
But I was hoping for a cross body bag option that was more like this one
and did not really want to pay a lot...
but now looking back it was money wasted.
Coach Vintage Court bag
(not embossed leather)
cross body style
(hand hold option)
Two inside compartments big enough for wallet and sunglasses.
Two outer options for keys and cellphone.
I donated the frustrating bag...
will try to learn not to be wooed by the exterior looks of a bag in the future
I will be smarter and think more about the functionality.
One needs to try placing the wallet, glasses case, lipstick and keys inside
BEFORE buying the bag!
Fortunately I did not pay a lot for the thrift shop bag and hopefully someone will enjoy the donation.
Do you make mistakes when shopping?
Not too much excitement here this week...
seems like I am spending a lot of time doing laundry and cleaning.
But that's just fine with me.
I do love the routines as they really help me from getting overly anxious about all the crazy stuff that's happening in our world....
stuff that I cannot control or change.
My heart is with those people in Sonoma and Napa where devastating fires keep burning many still not contained and fanned by high winds.
I follow Adrienne who writes the fabulous blog A Rich Life in Wine Country and she has been evacuated from their home in Santa Rosa...
her husband is the local fire chief and is busy fighting the fires.
I have been keeping in touch on Face Book
and it is heart breaking reading how many people have lost everything.
Social media has been vital to many people who are displaced and trying to find a place to stay.
The kindness of strangers
who lend a helping hand in times like these
are truly the best kind of people.
I plan to do something nice for someone today...
perhaps we can all do something.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~