I love bags. I love cute bags, utilitarian bags, funky bags. I've indulged in purses and bags, because those aren't reliant on sizing, lol. So I'm spamming with pictures of the ones that get the most use in my current rotation. There are others, but...well, this is enough.
My disclaimer: I took the pictures with my phone so please excuse the crappy quality. But you get an idea at least. :)
This is the bag that gets used the most often right now. When I was bloghopping one day, I found this fantastic Boston purse designer called Saya Cullinan. This is actually the second bag I bought from her, and I only wish she posted more stuff on her Etsy store. She sells primarily in local markets, it would seem, but the bags I've bought from her are the most hardwearing, well-put together bags I own, as well as incredibly individual. I absolutely love this purse.
This is the purse that sparked this whole post, lol. It's a roomy, worn across the body bag, and the fun thing about it? It's made completely out of men's ties. The straps are ties, too, and are completely adjustable, simply by untying and retying them however you want them.
I wish this was clearer, because this is really the most striking bag. This got the heaviest usage until I got the other Saya bag I own, because it's distinctive and roomy while still lightweight.
I needed to get a new laptop bag after a convention in March, and Angela James at Samhain twitted about this Etsy seller called Janine King. I went and took a look, and fell in love. This is padded to protect my laptop while I fly, but not so business-like that I can't use it as a purse when I'm away. I bought the matching cell phone case and wristlet for those occasions, too.
Another Janine King acquisition. I love the style of it. It's absolutely massive, with a strap long enough for me to wear across my body. I can even fit my laptop in it for short trips, and still have plenty of room for other stuff. Plus, it's got a great retro vibe that I adore.
And yet another Janine King bag. The picture isn't great on this. The brown is darker than that. But I use this for all my music and guitar stuff...in case that wasn't obvious from the pattern, lol.
I blame my SIL for this one. She and I were out shopping, I picked it up, and she jumped in on, "That looks like a Buffy bag." So of course I had to buy it. It's gothic-influenced and fun, though not nearly big enough, lol.
I think of this as my business bag. When funky just isn't quite appropriate.
I love huge totes for the ease of being out with the kids, and this one satisfies on a lot of levels. It's neutral-shaded, HUGE, and cute. When we drove across the country to Michigan a couple years ago, someone actually asked me if I'd made it. I just laughed.
I just think this is fun and cute. Neutral corduroys that goes with a ton of casual stuff.
This is my favorite special occasion bag. It goes with a lot of stuff, it's compact, and you know what else? It's all recycled. It's nearly hard to tell, but the entire exterior is made of can pop tabs that have been stitched together with silver thread. I love it to death.
My other evening bag. A cute little, retro beaded thing that I use when silver metallic just doesn't work. It doesn't get used that often, lol.
The scary thing is that I do have others I didn't take pictures of. I'm going to cull a few out when I get around to packing them, but it's *really* hard for me to get rid of purses unless it breaks in some way. I always think I'll find some way of using it down the road, lol.