The Diaper Bag I’d Wear Anywhere & GIVEAWAY!

Say WUT?  Yup, that’s right.  This beautiful premium leather bag is not only a fantastic tote…it’s a diaper bag!  
When I was shopping for a diaper bag all I could think of were the complaints and gripes my friends shared about their own.  That, and how I wasn’t digging any designs for diaper bags for gripes of my own that I shall not bore you with.   
I’d known about Lily Jade bags for a while, and after asking my friends for recs regarding the popular diaper bags on Amazon (and having them privately tell me later that they disagreed with each other–bahaha!) I decided to contact Lily Jade instead.  To my extreme gratitude they graciously sent me a bag!
Lily Jade has a bunch of different styles and colors, all of which look sophisticated and not like typical diaper bags at all.  I got the Madeline in Brandy, which I looooooove!  
Here’s why:
Three options for wearing it: Tote, Crossbody, Backpack (as shown in first image)
A few of my friends said they resolved to using a backpack because they liked having free hands.  The utility of a backpack sounded wise and like something I’d end up doing, except for the fact that I can’t help but cringe at how it looks on a day-to-day basis.  (Vanity, okay?)  But this Lily Jade bag can be turned into a backpack but still looks chic!  
Doubles as a diaper bag AND a normal tote.  There’s a separate insert (shown below) that has pockets for diaper/baby things.  You can easily unsnap the whole thing when you’re away from the baby, take it out, and use the bag as a normal tote.  When you need baby gear, you don’t have to repack it all–just take the entire insert full of baby gear and snap it into the Lily Jade bag.  GENIUS.
Even without the insert the bag has a bunch of pockets for organization and storage of your normal non-baby stuff.  It’s a really great bag in general, for diapers or not.
Can be worn to work, run errands, or to play with kids!
This is the diaper bag I would seriously wear ANYWHERE, with or without a baby in tow.  Here are a few ways to style and use it:
Office/Work
It’s a sophisticated tote in a soft leather, the perfect complement to this look for work.
Blazer: c/o SheInside (exact)  |  Dress: Target (similar, similar)  |  Shoes: Target (exact)
Errands & Hanging Out
Wear it as a crossbody for hands-free errands or hanging out, while still having contents accessible.
Dress: Target (similar)  |  Jacket: Target (similar)  |  Sandals: Target (similar)
Baby Time
It even works with a very casual outfit–denim shorts and a tee–while allowing you to be super duper hands-free in backpack form.  All your supplies will be there when you actually need to change a diaper, but won’t really be in your way otherwise!
Top: Old Navy Maternity (exact)  |  Short: Target maternity (exact)


It’s more expensive than I would typically pay for a bag, BUT I was totally ready to have my friends pitch in and get one for me as a baby shower gift if Lily Jade had not been so generous as to send me one.  Cuz Lord knows I’m gonna use this all day everyday.  Worth it!

Lily Jade is currently running a sale right now, too!

OR, you can win your very own!  Lily Jade is giving you a chance to win your own Madeline bag in Brandy.  Seriously, even if you don’t and won’t have a baby you should enter.  Just take the diaper bag insert thing out and use it as a normal bag!  Enter below, and good luck!

*Open to US and Canada

I received the bag as a gift but was not otherwise compensated or asked to write anything or review the bag.  I’m just *that* happy about it!  Oh, and as a side note, the owners of Lily Jade are really freaking nice.

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52 Comments

  • Reply
    Anne
    August 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The ability to wear as a backpack or crossbody is so helpful for when your hands are full of baby! I didn't come across these on my diaper bag hunt last summer, or I think they would have been a major contender. Though I have enough years of diaper bag carrying ahead of me that I think I can get another, right? 🙂 Looking fab, Audrey, and I love the wavy hair!

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    Kate
    August 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I'm due at the end of the month and have really enjoyed being able to follow your journey since it's so close to mine! Thanks for this post! I looked at this bag the last time you posted about it (either here or instagram..can't remember – baby brain!) and have been going back and forth! I've entered to win so I'm crossing my fingers 🙂

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    Elisabeth
    August 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the review! My oldest came five weeks early, so I just went with the cheap bag from Wal-Mart that was a shower present because I felt like I didn't have time to look around any more. I've hated that bag for 5 years now, and now that I'm expecting #3, I've decided to get a new one 🙂

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    Bee
    August 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Love the bag as a regular tote!!

    xx Bee
    http://lightandvibes.com

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    Karen
    August 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Cute bag! I'm well past needing a diaper bag but I would love such a versatile piece.

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    Allison
    August 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Love this bag!

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    ALEXANDRA BOOTHBY
    August 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for shAring your heart. I have been inspired to share my journey with Huntingtons Disease.
    http://Www.livingwithpassion90.blogspot.com

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    the cape on the corner
    August 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    i would totally use this as a camera bag. thanks!
    b

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    Brenna Crook
    August 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Gorgeous bag! I am on the lookout for one and am 33 weeks now, so not much time left!

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    533e29ca-2164-11e4-a56f-378623327eec
    August 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I have been eyeing this bag ever since my current diaper bag became a giant fail. This bag is the bag. I've promised my husband I won't get another bag, ever. in life. 😀 probably not, but this bag will serve me well as a diaper bag and a tote! genius idea lily-jade!!

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    Anna Belle
    August 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I have no interest in diapers, but that bag is so perfect! Would it be so wrong to just buy it as a normal purse? I hope not 🙂

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    jaime
    August 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    My post has failed on me 3 times. Genius idea Lily-Jade. I love this bag and all of it's amazing functions. The end 🙂

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    LoverlyBlonde
    August 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Love it!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I think you can get another–because you can use this post baby stage too as a normal bag.

    And thanks about the hair! I think it took me a year to get it to where I'm not worried that I'm doing it "wrong" haha. I remember you saying you wanted to do it to your hair–what's stopping you?

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Congrats, Kate! And good luck with the giveaway 😀

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Holy cow, that's a long time to hate a bag that I'm guessing you've had to use very often! Congrats on #3!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Honest honest honest opinion? Not wrong AT ALL. I don't have diaper stuff yet and I've been using it as a normal purse. I think it's wrong for it to be called a diaper bag because it hardly is!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Yikes, sorry about the trouble posting! Thank you so much for commenting, and good luck with the giveaway!

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    Emily
    August 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I would love love love one of these for my second baby due to arrive in October. I am so fortunate to be preggo at the same time as you because I love stealing all your maternity looks. 🙂 Thanks for making my mornings easier!

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    Shopping My Closet
    August 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love a bag that's doesn't look like a bag it's supposed to be!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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    jenn
    August 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I'm so excited about this!!!! we have baby#2 due around Christmas and the backpack feature (along with the genius organization) would help me out with a toddler & newborn!! crossing my fingers! 💛

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    Candace Bingham
    August 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Would absolutely love to win this diaper bag! Thanks for the giveaway

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    Lacy Valencia
    August 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I'm in. This bag is stunning I'd love to win this bag before my daughter and I take a trip. It would name the perfect diaper Carry on bag. Stunning.

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    Jessica Romanillo
    August 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    These bags are beautiful! I have three young kids & I'm always looking for a bag to tote all the stuff around.

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    Erica
    August 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    This bag is what dreams are made of! I thought I loved my Kate Spade bag, but I'd DIE for this one!

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    Nancy
    August 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    This is THE diaper bag of my dreams! I've been on the hunt for a perfect diaper bag, as I enter into my third trimester – and this bag is chic, innovative, AND practical! I'm in LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Gabriela
    August 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I sooooooooooooo want this diaper bag! I'm in love! My firstborn is 11 yrs old now and baby #2 is finally on it's way, so I totally feel like a new mom again! Haha so many things have been improved but Lily Jade takes diapers bags to a whole new level!! It's everything I've dreamed of!

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    Daniela Tapia
    August 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    It's a beautiful bag, thanks for the chance!

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    Elissa Totin
    August 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    What a gorgeous bag! I love that it can be worn as a backpack…so much easier than over the shoulder when you're trying to carry the baby at the same time.

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    Melissa Stephens
    August 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    O it's gorgeous! I'm having my 3rd I have a 5yr, a 3yr old and am having a second girl this would be a slice of mommy heaven! xo

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    PrettyLittleLiar412
    August 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! I heard of Lily Jade when I began blogging and thought their bags were gorgeous! I just had a baby so this would be sweet to win! Thanks so much!

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    Amy
    August 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    these bags are just gorgeous!!! Will make me feel so pulled together when with two under two I usually feel anything but!

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    Jillian Robinson
    August 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    entry all squared away. This bag is so great!

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    Agi
    August 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I really love this bag!!!!! I used a Lululemon one and I loved that but this is super chic and versatile.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    Mindy
    August 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    ooh…love that you said the diaper bag insert can come out. my baby days are long gone, but i would love to have one to use just as a purse but the price is holding me back–i've never had a real bag–always something cheapy that can't stand up to my wear & tear, so i guess in theory, i've already wasted a lot of $ on replacements.

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    Style Bits & Bobs of ME
    August 12, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I know that this is a diaper bag, but this would be a cute everyday bag!

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    Julie Binger
    August 12, 2014 at 2:36 am

    You make being pregnant look fantastic! And this bag is so cute! I have a 2 year old and we ended up buying two diaper bags to have – a backpack and a crossbody/shoulder bag…it would have been so nice to just have one!

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    lauren
    August 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Instagram doesn't have a line at the end it's suppose to be an 8. Btw thanks for this giveaway exepcting my first this month hopefully.

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    Courtney
    August 12, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I would love one too! And having my baby shower friends pitch in if I don't get it is a great idea!

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    blima
    August 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Fingers crossed

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    Always Maylee
    August 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Why wasn't I aware of this awesome bag when I was shopping for diaper bags!? I totally would have gotten this! I'd love to win! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Miss Hot Couture
    August 13, 2014 at 2:56 am

    What a stylish alternative to the "usual" colorful diaper bags!

    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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    Jennifer Brown
    August 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    We used a rust-colored backpack because I wanted my husband to be just as comfortable wearing it as I was. No flowers or teddy bears and nothing that looked too much like a purse. 🙂 But if it was just me, this is the one I would pick! It's gorgeous.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    August 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    My husband decided he would use a backpack too. But at least with this Lily Jade insert we can easily transfer the diaper contents from my bag to his backpack in one swoop!

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    Laura
    August 14, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I would use that as a camera bag! Your photos are amazing by the way!

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    Cindy
    August 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Love the bag and would love one! We just added our fifth child and our baby gear could use some updating 🙂

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    weiya
    August 15, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Love this bag! Would be perfect for our new baby 🙂 Thanks for holding this giveaway!

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    Rochelle Dunsbergen
    August 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome! I wish I had this bag for all 4 of my babes. My youngest is 15 months, but I'm sure I'd find a way to fill it!

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    Beth willard
    August 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Really cute bag! I loathe backpacks but this is adorable!

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    Stephanie W
    August 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I'm having my second girl in November and definitely need more space in a diaper bag so I'm so excited for this giveaway.

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    H Olson
    August 16, 2014 at 1:40 am

    This might be the bag I've been searching for! I have three diaper bags. & have also used a back pack but just not entirely happy with any of them. Usually end up leaving the house with multiple bags. Looks like the perfect size for everything.

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