Meet My New Bag


I have been searching for the perfect Mama bag for well over a year and a half. Maybe you’ll recall, I’ve posted about this before. My trusty backpack is not cutting it anymore- it’s such a pain to dig things out of the bottom of it.  Here were my criteria:

a) Must have ample exterior pockets for quick-grab items like phone, wallet, hand lotion, sanitizer, lip gloss, etc.
b) Must have a cross-body shoulder strap AND handles, preferably two handles as opposed to one.
c) Must have divided interior sections.
d) Must not have the kind of zippers that hurt my fingers to open them.  (You know, the toothy metal kind.)
d) Ideally, would be medium brown.

Well, I finally found one that meets four out of five of my criteria, and I’m FRILLED. Meet my bag.  I’m in love.

The interior has three sections, two with magnetic snap closure, the middle one with zip closure.

Notice that the lining is actually of a tasteful and attractive fabric.

And the ample front pockets keep wallet and phone handy, among other things.

Look at what this baby holds, with room for more!

In case you’re curious, here’s a run-down of what I often carry:

  • wallet
  • checkbook
  • pens
  • keys
  • phone
  • sometimes, point and shoot camera
  • hand salve and/or cream
  • tide pen (must have!)
  • assorted snacks for B
  • a bib for B
  • a couple of snack bars for Mama
  • sometimes, day planner
  • hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes
  • changing pad, wipes, and several diapers
  • a few toys to amuse B
  • change of clothes for B
  • baby sunscreen (I love California Baby’s Sunblock Stick)
  • lip gloss, lip balm
  • bandaids
  • a tampon or two (an extra one for Aurelia, who tends to forget them)
  • mints or gum
  • a Chico bag
  • and recently, disposable placemats

I’m loving this gal.  The only criterion she didn’t meet was that she’s black instead of brown.  Oh well, she’s still smart and stylish and very non-diaper-bag-ish.  A best of all, I got her on SALE for $65, originally $200.  Can’t beat that, right?


December 15, 2011 2:39 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Fashion | Tags: ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.