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Newest Purse and Loving It

Lily Jade was so kind as to send over a complimentary purse. YET, as always, all views are my own (and my fierce competitors for the bag: my girls wearing Whole Parenting Goods).

I am a sucker for a good bag, one that can really tote and haul. Long gone are my days of dainty, cute purses. Nope, I need something that’s a workhorse and can handle spills, spits, and squirts.

But I also really don’t love the plasticky-diaper bags. I had a few the first few years of babies and always felt like they were designed by some dude out to make me look as rookie mom as possible.

Years ago I met the founders of Lily Jade at a blogging conference: they were just as nice as their company seems! Such kind and lovely creative folks, parents themselves who really got it.

This Meggan bag is just perfect for me! It converts into a backpack with two snaps, literally, with a thick comfortable strap that loops through the backside. The inside organizer means I’m not fishing forever for wipes or a dry pair of pants. The outside pockets mean I can grab my keys easily. And it makes me feel like a queen to have such a high quality leather purse!

If you’re on the fence about purchasing or suggesting someone purchase this brand for you, I own 3? 4? And I will never buy another brand!

They wear so well over time. The zippers and pockets keep their shape; the inside is truly easily cleaned out after ahem an unnamed four year old dumped my entire sparkling water in there and mixed raisins in for good measure. Spacious, chic without looking like you’re trying too hard, and just perfect for carrying everything in an organized fashion.

The girls couldn’t really agree on whose bag it was, but when the toddler packed her treasures in it, I think she won out.

This one is another of my favorites if you’re looking for something smaller, and then this one is my mom’s favorite! So many people I know ordered this one and really say it’s their favorite, so I think there’s something for everyone.

For August, there’s a sweet promo going on: use code LJPACKHAPPY with any bag purchase and get free packing cases!

She thinks she may be getting too big for that, but at 19 months, I’m convinced she’ll stay my baby girl forever!


Do you have a diaper bag/purse that you love? What are your favorite characteristics of it?