Statement Bag

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I try to fill my wardrobe with mostly staple items that I can mix and match with each other to create a lot of outfit combinations. Every now and again though, I find a really special or interesting piece that I think is worth adding to the fray to give some of my more basic outfits a little punch. Whether it be a funky pair of shoes, costume jewelry, or a fun handbag, I’m always delighted to find things like this to add to my wardrobe.

Recently as I was pulling into the parking lot at the Goodwill on Maize Road, I spied one such item hanging on one of the handbag racks in the window, a Kelly green, faux crocodile handbag. When I tell you I jumped out of my car in a flash to go into the store and grab the bag, I am not over-exaggerating. Upon closer inspection, I realized I had doubly hit the jackpot because the bag it’s self was brand new with tags! It originally retailed for around 50 bucks, but I was able to get it for $6.99!


What I love about this piece is how vibrant the color is and how the embossed print really makes it look like a luxury item. I’m also a sucker for gold accents, so the gold added to the handles of the bag were also a plus for me. This is definitely not an everyday bag, but it’s a nice outfit topper for a little black dress moment or any other all black ensembles. It’s also a fun addition to more neutral toned outfits to add a splash of color!

This is probably one of my favorite Goodwill finds to date and I can’t wait to see what I find on my next visit! Happy Hunting!

Tamara Anderson

Tamara is a guest contributor with a love of great, thrifted fashion finds. Formerly a contributor to and, she has a passion for beautiful things, and loves to hunt for affordable lifestyle and decor items as well. If you’re into random content (fashion, food, art, cats, the list goes on), you can follow her on Instagram: @tamarajoyks.