Before my nieces and nephew moved back to their home for the start of the school year, I took them shopping for clothes and things like that at The Avenues.
These are the twin Zara Trapeze Bags from the Trafaluc Collection that I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis). I purchased them along with the Zara Black Peony Eau de Parfum (dis) from the Souq Sharq branch of Zara around 2013, I believe.
I clocked it in Black (my go to) and Tan (which I was slowly warming up to, at the time) and couldn’t decide between the two, so I got both.
This thing was huge! I’m talkin’, fill it up with junk (full size Perfume, full size Body Lotion, Large Notebook to jot down stuff, Cardigan for when it gets chilly, Makeup Bag for “on-the-go touch-ups”, change of Shoes for when Heels start to hurt, pair of jammies for sleepovers, iPad/Laptop or both, Hair Dryer, etc…) and add a large fluffy Towel on top huge! My guy friends would repeatedly ask me how was I was carrying this thing around, because it was pretty heavy, but to be fair, I did fill it up with, well, everything lol
Other than the main compartment being pretty huge, it also had a zippered pocket for smaller knick-knacks that I didn’t want to get lost in the the larger main compartment. Right across the zippered pocket were some other flat pockets in different sizes (for Pens and Lipgloss and sometimes a Makeup Brush).
The outside consisted of pebbled leather, while the inside consisted of… I wanna say canvas? Other than the random Pink Tab, the inside was mostly Beige. The hardware was more of a non-reflective tarnished Gold. These Trapeze Bags came with Top Handles, but also nice and long adjustable straps, which was super convenient! It meant I could carry this thing by the Handles or loop it around my shoulder as a Cross-Body Bag!
Unfortunately, these aren’t the most flattering pictures ever, but I tried lol
These are the Cross-Body Messenger Bags I mentioned in the My Story: Handbags post (dis).
My favorite was hands down the “Jack Sack” (worn by the character Jack Bauer on the show 24), but unfortunately I seem to have lost it (probably somewhere in one of my suitcases). That’s why I picked up the Black Studded Cross-Body Messenger Bag from the local equivalent of the Dollar Store (no clue when), but unfortunately, it turned out to be a poor substitute. Prior to that, I’d purchased the Hongbong Marijuana Leaf Cross-Body Messenger Bag at a Novelty Store in Germany (around 2008), because it cracked me up!
A moment of silence for the Red Herring Green Pebbled Leather Hobo Bag, RIP
This was the Green Pebbled Leather Bag I referenced in My Story: Handbags post (dis). I thought I’d gotten rid of it, but I guess not. I found it in one of the boxes, and as I was smoothing it out (it was all smushed), it literally started disintegrating in my hands lol To be fair, I got this thing around March, either 2009 or 2010 (from Debenhams at Souq Sharq, while on a lunch date with my cousin).
FitFlop (2007) – Vans (2007) – Red Herring (2007) – Mixstar (2005) – H&M (2010) – Havaianas (2015)
Like I said earlier (dis) I was going to start unpacking some boxes (that have been taking up space in my apartment for quite some time now). I was going to be keeping what I wanted, handing down or donating what I didn’t wanna’ keep and trashing whatever needed to be trashed. There will be more upcoming posts that are similar to this one (maybe).
Bath and Body Works Empties Part 1 – here
Bath and Body Works Empties Part 2 (several years later) is a going to be a really, really long post. I was actually making decent progress finishing up my Bath&Body Works products, until I started branching out into other brands. I’m finally done with these Body Scrubs and Shower Gels and Liquid Hand Soaps. I’m pretty sure that Bath & Body Works just make stuff up in the fragrance notes (lol), but I’ll be listing the notes anyway and linking each item to the post where I hauled them. As always, just click on the photos to enlarge.
– French Lavender & Honey Body Scrub
– Endless Weekend Sunset Body Scrub
– Agave Papaya Sunset Sugarcane Scrub
– Pink Cashmere Foaming Sugar Scrub
– At The Beach Sand & Sea Salt Scrub
Starting with the Body Scrubs, not all of them are completely empty, but I’ve come to the realization that I just don’t like these oily Body Scrubs.
Our live-in chauffeur was traveling back to India and specifically asked for Perfume to gift to his wife. Apparently, the last handful of Perfumes I’d given him (for his previous visit) were such a huge hit with the wife! She not only liked the scents, but also their performances, as she went about her day in the village, according to him. He said, every time his wife’s sisters would visit her, they’d all ask for a spritz from her Perfume Collection! So, when he asked me to give him any other Perfumes that I didn’t want. Emboldened by the success of the previous scents, I gave him the following: