I want to share with you my favorite bag. It is vintage, it comes in all the colors and floral patterns you could ever imagine, and it's a convertible. Let me introduce to you the Lady's Pride shopping tote:
It's a purse. It's a diaper bag! It's got beautiful tortoise shell lucite handles and matches my "signature" turquoise shoes perfectly! But how can it be short, and then tall, and then short again?
Because it folds and it's got SNAPS!
When I found this bag a few years ago at the vintage shop around the corner, I was in love. It only occurred to me recently, as the interior of this bag has gotten a little crispy and deserves some repair work, that there might be more of these Lady's Pride totes out there.
Well, they are out there, and they can be had for a song from sellers on Ebay and Etsy. I recently scored these two beauties very cheaply:
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One day, about a month ago, I was touring my way around the internet, killing time while nursing Oliver, and I came across this post at muchomuchobuenobueno, about a trip to a fabulous vintage store in Houston called Replay on 19th Street. Pictured in this post was a GIANT WALL of Lady's Pride totes! A few weeks later, I still couldn't stop thinking about this pink number, and called to order it. Lucky me, they went against their usual policy and mailed it to me! It's my new number one bag, until I repair the green one.
By the way, they are the perfect, PERFECT size for a laptop, a power cord, and a magazine all at once, should you need one more reason to go find one for yourself!