Last Wednesday, I announced that I would be starting a countdown to Baby #2 series every Wednesday until I give birth. In last week’s post, I talked about “making it happen”- not letting the little every day things that get pushed off your to do list bog you down. I really kicked butt last week and got a TON done on my to do list. I actually went to visit family last week so I could have a hand with my toddler and I could just sit down and work. I deleted hundreds of photos off my camera, transferred everything to Shutterfly that I would want to print, and wiped my iPhone clean of all the pictures after transferring those over to Shutterfly as well. It doesn’t sound like a big deal but my phone wasn’t even working because the storage was so full. I also took a ton of pictures and got a lot of posts started that I was really behind on. It took me several hours/days to get everything done but I am so proud of myself for making it happen! 

Now on to today’s post, where I talk about my new designer diaper bag from Lily Jade and what I keep inside! The bag pictured below is the Anna in Gunmetal Silver.

what's in my diaper bag.jpgpress sample, affiliate links

If you asked me before giving birth to my one and a half year old if I thought a diaper bag should be a high ticket item, I would have said no way. We do things on a budget most of the time and we live off of my husband’s income since I stay at home. However, my tune has changed. Most of the places you register have diaper bags in the $40-50 range and the quality is only ok. In fact, we are on our second diaper bag at that price point. They just don’t last because they are not that nice. This bag is sturdy and especially considering that we will be hauling around things for two children now, I love that it’s so roomy and nice.

front of anna.jpgAs you can see, the front of the diaper bag has lots of detailing on it. It has silver hardware and zippers, silver stud feed, and two side pockets. It’s made from a smooth, durable, wipeable synthetic material. It’s not a cheap and thin material either. It feels sturdy and well made. The strap you see across the front is adjustable and detachable with a 12-24″ drop.

back of anna.jpgHere I took the strap off so you can see what it looks like with just handles. It’s such a chic bag.  

anna in gunmetal insert.jpgThe insert is removable, which is AWESOME. It’s also purple, which is my favorite color- double awesome. It very easily removes with the use of the magnetic snap ins that you see at the top. This is washable, has many pockets, and has a changing pad tucked into the side that you can roll out. So convenient!  Each Lily Jade bag comes with one of these 16 pocket removable baby bags that doubles as a stand alone organizer when you are not using it inside your purse/diaper bag. Cool! 

anna in gunmetal all filled up.jpgIn the picture above, I tossed in my bare essentials for my little one. Sunscreen, diaper cream, diapers, a change of outfit, and some shoes. Yes, shoes. She doesn’t keep her shoes on in the car, so I don’t bother putting them on her at all until we’ve reached our destination. She throws them off when she takes them off and with my big ‘ol belly lately it’s hard to shove myself in the nooks and crannies of our vehicle to retrieve stuff. So in the bag they go!

anna in gunmetal 2.jpgWhat I love specifically about the Anna bag in Gunmetal is that it’s a metallic so it matches everything. I like to carry around gold, silver, and bronze purses because they match every outfit. I am totally not the type of person to switch my purse out to match my outfit. I usually use the same purse until it falls apart, then I buy a new one. This shade is perfection, and I love the removable strap! I love that if I run one of those rare errands where there is no kid with me, I can just take out the insert and put in my own stuff instead. 

lily jade diaper bag.jpgSince having a kid, I have also come to appreciate the ability to wipe something down. My daughter has had a cold all week and has discovered that wiping her snot on my shirt is way more exciting than tracking down a kleenex. Last week, I picked her up before a massive diaper change and a half hour later after thinking “what’s that smell that keeps following me?” discovered some bodily fluids on my shirt. I am always covered in some kind of grime and only half the time can I even identify what on earth the crust or stain that I am covered in originated from. For that reason, I am so glad that you can easily wipe down or wash any part of this bag! 

If you are interested in looking at a designer diaper bag, check out all of their styles here. They are currently on sale too, which is a great bonus! They could easily double as a camera bag, laptop bag, purse, etc. These are definitely not limited to people with kids! anna in gunmetal.jpgIf I knew what I know now before having kids, I would’ve had a few pieces of advice for myself. I was so obsessed with being a money saving mom that I didn’t think towards the future all the time. I bought junky maternity tops, and the second time they lasted me until I was about 6 months along, then they needed to be replaced. During my first pregnancy, I invested in a pair of GAP maternity pants, but only one. I wore the living daylights out of them and they fell apart a few weeks post-partum. In general, I bought a bunch of mediocre stuff, and have had to replace a lot of it. If you are planning on having more than one child, it does pay to invest a little more in some key items so they last longer. Replacing things is more expensive than going with something a little higher end from the get go that will last longer.

Now what do I tote around in the darn thing? Below, take a peek at what’s in my diaper bag at all times in the summer months! 

A & D ointment

Pampers Swaddlers

Swim Diapers

Baby Wipes

Baby shoes

Sippy cup

Gerber’s Grabbers

Notepad and pen

iPhone 5

Wallet

Sunscreen

 


Do you have kids? Would you carry around a bag like this?

28 Comments on What’s in My Diaper Bag? with Lily Jade

  1. Norah Salazar
    July 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Your bump is so cute! And so is the bag 🙂

    Reply
  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    July 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    What an adorable non-diaper-looking diaper bag!

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  3. TinaBowling
    July 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I love when a diaper bag does NOT look like a diaper bag!

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  4. jamie @makeuplifelove
    July 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Ok so that bag is so super cute and that purple insert is AMAZING!!!! I totally want one for my purse. Love these post and btw you are so cute prego. Little fashion forward mama.

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    • Justina
      July 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm (3 years ago)

      LOL I am wearing my only fancy dress that I own in that picture. You are so funny. I had to do a bottom down picture because I have a terrible farmer’s tan.

      Reply
  5. Ange
    July 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh this adorable, looks like a cute tote and not a diaper bag at all!

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  6. Jessica InTruBeauty
    July 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute! I love the bottom picture.

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    • Justina
      July 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks. I think I flashed my neighbors. I made my brother take pictures of me outside and it started raining. I was like hurry up dude! lol.

      Reply
  7. cindyprimebeauty
    July 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Very cute bag, I wish we had bags like this when my daughter was a baby!

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  8. Sheila Arkee
    July 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Diaper bags have come a looooooong way since I had my son just 7 years ago – what a fabulous bag.

    Reply
  9. Phyrra
    July 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your bag AND the insert!

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  10. Kimberly
    July 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s great that this bag doesn’t look like a typical diaper bag. I am sure some like that look but this one is so much chic-er!

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  11. FabZilla_Kath
    July 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I won’t even know it’s a diaper bag. It looks chic !

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  12. Eugenia
    July 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Bag is soo cute!

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  13. Kim Porter
    July 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    cute bag. My daughter has similar shoes from Umi Kids

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  14. Anastasia
    July 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s one fabulous diaper bag!

    Reply
  15. Nidia Doherty
    July 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I love purse organizers! I have one and it makes switching purses so easy – which I love to do.

    Reply
  16. Betzy Carmona
    July 17, 2014 at 12:28 am (3 years ago)

    When I have a baby I totally want something similar

    Reply
  17. Laura
    July 17, 2014 at 12:35 am (3 years ago)

    I am pretty much in love with my Lily Jade bag

    Reply
  18. beautybymissl
    July 17, 2014 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    Very interesting post. Your bag looks very pretty!

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  19. Mai
    July 18, 2014 at 1:35 am (3 years ago)

    I think it’s great that the bag is stylish but doesn’t sacrifice on storage space. Two kids must mean tons of necessities carried around!

    Reply
  20. GlitteryGlossy
    July 18, 2014 at 6:12 am (3 years ago)

    Love the diaper bag!

    Reply
  21. Angela Sherman
    August 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Adorable bag! I took forever to decide on one. Now I just hope it gets here in time!

    Reply

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