Monday, January 7, 2013

fashion forward diaper bags

MZ Wallace Kate bag in navy

I adore the fuschia trim
I've found that when you start looking at everything you need for your new little one (and it is shocking just how much you feel you need to stock up on once you are expecting), it can get extremely overwhelming.  I really think that over the past decade all of this emphasis on celebrities having babies has propelled us into an industry akin to the wedding world.  There are a million choices an even more price points.  Not to mention that everyone has an opinion on what you need.

So, after spending a lot of time researching (I can't recommend the book Baby Bargains more) I have narrowed it down to items I can borrow, ways to budget and then certain items that both Jeff and I are okay with splurging on. For me, one of them is a diaper bag.

When asking my girlfriends what is important in a diaper bag I heard the following:
  • lots of pockets
  • wipeable fabric
  • zipper to hold everything in
  • stroller straps
I took all of those items under consideration and matched it with a need to have a stylish bag.  For me (and every woman is different), I really wanted a bag that didn't look too babyish.  I wanted something that I can transition to a carry-on/travel or laptop bag when the time came.  After all, I am determined to not lose my style once I have a little one.

My friend Jo has an MZ Wallace bag and I 100% single white femaled her on it.  She agreed that yes, it was an investment, but she says she's used it every day for the past year.  It just so happened that Jeff had to go to NYC for work and was staying just a few blocks away from the MZ Wallace store.  As it was definitely a splurge, he got it for me for Christmas.  Everybody wins.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

new beginnings

Clearly, I've not been at my best with blogging the last half of the year and one of my big goals for 2013 is to return to weekly, if not daily, blogging.  Now that the misery that was my first trimester has passed and I only have a month left of my second trimester, I plan on spending a lot of down time writing in my third. 

Happy belated New Year!