Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tagged: Bag Tag

What 'cha carrying? Jamie, a professed bag addict, wondered. I admit, I'm horrible about this female priority. I sell beautiful bags at work that I touch and tell how pretty they are. (Maruca, if you are wondering.) I tell the ladies who shop that if I were a better woman, I would treat myself to one but I never change my bag, with the exception of going to a wedding. I do carry a bag, though.

This is a hand-me-down, saved-from-garage-sale-dom Coach bag. When K- was 18 months old and we were looking at the possibility of her brother coming to live with us, my mother-in-law was out of town in Chicago helping my sister-in-law with her garage sale. She helped herself to some gender neutral baby items that my sister-in-law was getting rid of, but then she found this:
She said that she knew that it would be perfect for me. The price? $2.00. My mother-in-law paid nothing, of course. My sister-in-law was getting rid of all of her Coach bags for $2.00 each. I have no idea why. She tends to update things on a regular basis, doesn't hold onto things that she doesn't use, so I believe that is why this came to live with me.
Here is the gunk that hangs off my bag. I have an ever-so-attractive purple caribiner clip holding my car keys, miscellaneous keys and Chico bag onto my purse. I know where my keys are, always have my shopping bag on hand and drive people crazy as I ting-ting-ting down the aisles. K- and I also have squeaky shoe contests in the store, so between the two, shoppers probably hate us.
You wanna see inside? Well, I didn't clean it out so that you know exactly what I see. I have a two layer system. This is layer one.
This is layer two. Only the basics. Nothing fancy. Klassy, don't you think?


ChupieandJ'smama said...

Love my chico bag!!
Your purse is so neat compared to mine. Mine is a disaster and I just cleaned it out too.
I have 2 Coach bags, both presents from the Hubs. I didn't think you got rid of those. Maybe you do if you have a lot of them.

Jamie said...

I have the caribiner thing happening too. There is a buckle on my purse that I clip it to. That ting-ting of the keys drives Jeff nuts. But hey, they have to be handy.

Rach said...

I have that same bag, lol! It too was a hand-me-down from a sibling updating their style.

My bag is a HUGE affair with LOTS of pockets. I triples as a purse/diaper/school bag. It's insane...