I have LOVED Addie reaching that super interactive toddler stage. I get a kick out of having conversations with her and hearing her tell stories (in partial sentence toddler speak, but stories nonetheless). It also makes going to places like the children’s museum or zoo way more fun because she actually understands what’s happening. For the last 6 months or so, our weekends have been filled with those kinds of activities!
While I don’t love carrying a lot of stuff around, for some trips it’s inevitable with a toddler. That's when I need to bring out the big guns--the diaper bags. We have 3 Lily Jade bags that have taken us through Addie's birth and are still going strong 2 years later! I failed to list them in yesterday's bag roundup because I only meant to focus on handbags, not specialty bags like luggage, beach bags, or diaper bags. BUT, our diaper bags are so pretty and look like normal bags, so maybe they should be counted, eh? On the other hand, they're really more for Addie and all her crap than me, haha!
Even though we'd rather not bring Addie's excess toys around, at least our Lily Jade diaper bag can hold a lot while still enabling us to be hands free with the cross body strap. Some of their other bags also have a backpack feature! All the bags have a TON of pockets to keep everything organized thanks to a removable organizational insert that comes with every bag. (See the organizer insert HERE.)
The one I’m showing today is called the Rosie, which is newer in Lily Jade’s collection. It's become my favorite because it's more structured than the other LJ bags I own. If I ever needed to (and as I'm writing this I'm reminding myself that I could) I could carry my laptop in it alongside Addie's stuff. And I'd still get the help of all the great pockets to organize Addie's stuff from mine.
The bags are pretty expensive because they are very well made and genuine leather. But since they are basically “normal” bags, you’ll continue using them well beyond the child rearing days!
Fun fact: After we took these pics we went to the children’s museum. We ran into some of our friends who were with another family we didn’t know. The mom in that family was wearing a Lily Jade bag! She had just had her 2nd kid, and since they didn’t need to buy as much baby gear like they did with kid #1, they opted to buy a beautiful Lily Jade bag instead!
You can check out all of Lily Jade's super gorgeous bags HERE! Also, they have really pretty lining, either a fun bright red or a new and sooooooooooo pretty turquoise!
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar)
Boots: Target (exact)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
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