Are you a fashionista? Do you long for the "It" bag of the season? I'm the type of girl who has a favourite handbag, uses it everyday until it looks more shabby than chic then goes hunting for another handbag. However, it occurred to me, as I plowed through endless snow and ice with groceries dangling from each hand, that having a handbag dangling from one arm along with said groceries whilst trying to keep my balance was not exactly convenient or safe. As I looked around, I noticed that most people were sporting cross-body messenger bags which left their hands free. What a revelation! So the hunt was on. Looking around online I found this:
|Proenza Schouler PS1 Messenger|
|Coach Bleecker Suede Messenger|
The price tag is a little bit better (I say this tongue in cheek) but still...really? I think my guardian angel was looking out for me, though, or I had messenger bags on my mind because what do I find out thrifting?
Oddly enough, it was in the pots and pans section. I fell in love with it on the spot. The suede is velvety soft and the caramel colour works perfectly with the boots I picked up during the Boxing Day sales. The cost? About the price of a sandwich. The little Scotty Terrier was my own touch to personalize the bag and make it mine.
And as if that wasn't enough, shortly afterwards, I found another messenger bag this time in the clothing section which is a little less strange than the pots and pans section. This one is in smooth leather and is a bit bigger.
The cost of this one? The price of a sandwich and a drink. Two messenger bags and two different looks. I think the suede one is more casual and has a bit of a hippie vibe to it and the smooth leather one has a more scholastic air to it. I can't decide which one I prefer. Which do you prefer? Let me know your preference and help me decide.
And speaking of bags or things that hold other things, my lucky streak continued because I won this darling pins and needles book from Jeanette Ann during her Heirloom Treasures blog giveaway.
This is the first time I've won anything on a blog giveaway and I was so, so thrilled to hear that I'd won something! Do check out her lovely blog. So I have lots of bags to stroke and ooh and aah over this week. I think I've moved from a one handbag girl to a wannabe fashionista with a "collection" and all for the price of a couple of sandwiches (and a drink). Tell me, do you have a collection of handbags?
I'm linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot, Coastal Charm, A Stroll Thru Life, A Living Space, Ivy and Elephants, and Thrifty Groove.