( My favorite bags in my closet right now)
By: Jay Iyema
I am a crazy bag lady. There, I admitted it. Isn’t that the first step of recovery; acknowledging that you have an issue? Then I guess we are heading in the right direction. Last week I was cleaning out my closet, then all of the sudden I was bombarded by bags, they just fell on me… I haven’t even worn any of these bags. Bags are to me what shoes are to Carrie Bradshaw, although I wouldn’t spend 40,000 dollars on bags and end up with no place to live.. Or would I. So I decided to write about my bags or at least my three favorite ones. I was going to pair them with clothing items, and show you a whole lookbook.. But let’s not get too carried away.. See what I did there? No? Okay moving on…
The instagram influencer bag. You know the one that I am talking about the bag that you probably see Bella Hadid wear and every other tik toker, the bag so little it looks like it can barely fit anything but a phone and some lip gloss… These bags came right out of the 2000s. I was at the thrift store and low and behold I saw this bag, the first thing that came to mind was not don’t buy it, it’s such a trend piece its a waste of money…. (even if it’s thrifted) but something possessed me to do it… believe it or not..This Is the perfect bag for hitting the town with the ladies, when you go out on a cute date.
The Lady of leisure bag aka running errands bag. Imagine the scenario, you wake up and you look at you to do a list. Lunch with the coworkers, laundry, have to stop at the bank at some point,go get groceries, and you think NBHBJHDJbBSvhvfhvfkheqihf Meaning ugh “I really don’t want to do any of this but cheers to adulting” but what bag what bag should I wear?? You already established that you will be wearing your briefs, you pick your lady of leisure bag aka running errands but make it cute. My mom actually gifted me this bag. It’s a Steve Madden, but I think she got it at Ross, this my go to bag when wanting to run around checking things off on my to-do list. It is comfortable, light weight, and goes with everything.
THE SHOW- STOPPER. The bag that everyone looks at when you walk into a room and everyone just stares at you, admiring your handbag I wish. Its the conversation starter. I wish I. can say this idea was mine but this idea is from the Carrie Diaries, in one of the episodes carries younger sister spills. nail polish all over this bag her mom gave her before she died. Carrie gets this idea to become Jackson Pollock and splatter more nail polish all over her bag then writes her initials on the corner of the bag. I was thinking about aways to make this article stand out on it’s own. So had this brilliant idea to recreate my own Jay iyema original. This is my all time favorite bag.