When I was pregnant with Iya I spent a lot of time imagining what motherhood would look like (didn’t we all?!) While I was so excited to embrace and settle into my new role, there were a few things I wanted to keep fashionable instead of only functional. At the top of my list? Diaper bags aka my now handbag! I’m a work-from-home mom so I am always with my baby. Almost always she goes where I go so I have a bunch of bags in rotation from budget to high street to designer; depending on the occasion.
I wanted to share some pretty bags I found with beautiful fabric, trim, & hardware. Just because we have a baby doesn’t mean we are a baby LOL get those loud baby prints away from meeee!
$100 & Under
$100-$200 + Luli Bebe GIVEAWAY
My husband takes Iya for breakfast every weekend so I can sleep in a little and he’s become a pro at packing a diaper bag! He has the tendency to steal things of mine that work well for him LOL so our Honest Company City Backpack has become his permanent diaper bag. Its compact but roomy enough for an outing’s worth of stuff: diapering things, a couple books, Iya’s bento lunchbox, snacks, and even a bottle of milk in its front thermal pocket (that could definitely be bigger though!)
Another backpack style bag I love is Luli Bebe’s Monaco Diaper Bag, its so deceptively huge! It seriously holds so much but doesn’t appear bulky at all – plus its so pretty! I have it in pastel pink & latte and especially love this bag for long outings & travel (really, it holds so much!). Luli Bebe & I are giving away two Monaco bags in your choice of color, all you have to do is follow both of our pages (@irenesarah & @luli.bebe) and leave a sweet comment below (include your IG name so we can easily find you!). We’ll choose our two winners on February 1st!
Designer Diaper Bags
With high end diaper bags I prefer something that doesn’t scream “Diaper Bag!”, I’d like for them to last long after the baby stage is over and can function as a stylish messenger bag for days out with the kids / travel. Another great option are tote bags with an organizer insert! I originally planned to get a Louis Vuitton Neverfull and a totesaavy insert but ended up with actual diaper bags that I love so i wasn’t in a rush (maybe later!) There are always a ton of pre-loved Neverfulls available at great prices and LV leather seriously ages so well!
Some amazing consignment pieces I found (seriously some of these Gucci’s are over half the retail price!!):