Well, it looks like I found my travel purse. In my closet of all places.
I’m a sucker for a Vera Bradley bag and I fell hard for this one, which I found at a thrift store at some point in my travels, but I’ve never used it because the straps are such a disaster. The bag is a little worn if you look at it closely, but, really, if it wasn’t for the shoulder straps, it would have a lot of life left.
This is exactly the sort of bag I want for my trip. It has a zipped top, long handles, is lightweight, has tons of compartments, is the perfect size, can be laundered, and can be scrunched up to fit where I need it to in my luggage. It even sort of matches my palette since it has pink and purple. 🙂
Shame about the straps. 🙁
Well, while looking for something else this afternoon, I came across an old tee-shirt with paint on the front. The back was in good shape and the colour just happened to match the Vera Bradley bag.
A couple of hours of hand sewing later, ta-da!