2.25.2014

Conversation #199: It's in the bag

So I don't want this blog to solely be all about baby, but let's be honest, that is pretty much my life right now (unless you want to hear about the super exciting and glamorous life of a city transportation engineer...yeah I heard the that pin drop, too).

Anyway, I will still try to share at least about other things in my life than just inundate you with amazing pictures of my adorable son:
Yeah, that's him exploring the ever popular metal mixing bowl :)

Okay, was it really so bad that I subjected you to a cute picture of baby?

Now onto the meat of this post...baby bags.  Some of you may know and/or remember that I have a weakness for purses.  I have had since probably the day I was born.  My grandparents used to take us Easter dress shopping every year when we were little, and I can remember two years in particular all I wanted was a purse.  I also remember a shopping trip to a mall in Oklahoma City (because that was big time shopping back in the day for me) when I spotted a bag across the way that I just had to have.  The funny part - I was probably 8/9/10 and this was a total "mom" bag, but I LOVED it.

Anyway, it really is a miracle that so far I have only obtained FOUR baby bags, and let me tell you, I had to restrain myself from purchasing the 5th yesterday.  So are you dying to know what I have?  If not, stop reading.  If so, let me share...

First up I registered for this Skip Hop Duo bag based off reviews and figured it wasn't too girly for the husband (he still thinks it is pretty girly, but he has gotten over that):
I love the idea of this bag, and I think I will really enjoy it someday.  Right now, honestly, it is just TOO SMALL for me.  I feel like I am constantly cramming so much in there and it just doesn't all fit.  It does have a lot of fun pockets though and I haven't given up on it yet.
  
Next up is one I love, but also found it to be a little small - Vera Bradley Messenger Baby Bag in Canyon...

I LOVE this print - possibly my all time favorite pattern from Vera so far.  However, I used this a lot and still found stuff to be overflowing a bit.  Maybe I just put too much in my bags, but you never know what you might need!  Again, it will definitely get used again especially once my over-preparedness of being a FTM wears off (FTM is First Time Mom for those of you not in know).


So I happen to adore Kate Spade and love their baby bags, but I just can't quite pull the trigger on one due to the cost.  However, this Bon Shopper was on sale ($48, holla) so I snapped it up.  I haven't actually used it yet due to my pre-determination that it will still be too small, but it may surprise me.  Again, it will be used somewhere in my life.

So what do I use, well this Lina Jake bag is my current one.  I actually really love it (which is why I stopped myself from getting a new one yesterday).  It was on sale a few weeks ago on Zulily (which I am also addicted to) so I decided to take a chance on it.  It looked roomy and it is!  Plus, it has a zipper top so I can secure everything after I sit on it to cram it in there.  Yes, I am sure I take too much, but I just can't let go yet of everything I saw on some random diaper bag checklist when I was pregnant.  
It is a nice thick canvas with lots of interior pockets and two exterior pockets and leather handles.  So this one will probably be used for a while so it better hold up.

Just for kicks, here is the one I contemplated yesterday. I still like it (it was on sale for $34 so it caught my attention) but now comparing it to my others, I realize that I like all four of my others better so I'm glad I didn't make this purchase (it is a J Lizzy bag for your info).  It got mixed reviews on Amazon anyway (although it was still positive).


I also really like Mia Bossi baby bags as well, but again, they are quite pricey so unless I find a good used one, probably won't happen either.

Okay, so there you go - still baby related but with a little fashion in there for you (diaper bags are fashion right?  please tell me yes because I foresee more in my future - I am only human)  Actually, I hope to stop buying excess of things because I don't need excess and stuff can just weigh you down, but that is a topic for another day.

So, just out of curiosity, what bag do you carry?


1 comment:

Stori Wann said...

You are so funny! We all have our little addictions - at least this one is cheaper than my stroller addiction! I still only have one bag that I have used for both girls and will probably use for our third, my Serena and Lily bag, khaki green with a peacock. Nick can turn the peacock around and it just looks like a green bag! I LOVE it. It completely fits me.

Please share cute baby pics, I LOVE cute baby pics!