booties: Target, last year (similar)
I picked up this sweater from H&M Mama a few weeks ago and it’s finally chilly enough to wear it! There’s pretty much nothing “maternity” about it, it just happened to be in that section of H&M.
One of the greatest purchases I’ve made since becoming pregnant are these hudson maternity jeans. I cannot express to you how comfortable they are. They are my absolute favorite pair of maternity pants and I’m very pleased with that fact since they cost a pretty penny.
It’s no secret that I lean towards neutrals in my wardrobe. I feel comfortable in them, and I feel like I can mix and match my entire wardrobe since it’s mostly just a variety of neutrals.
When it came to shopping for a diaper bag, there were a few things that were important to me:
1. that it didn’t scream diaper bag.
2. that it wasn’t a wild and crazy pattern
3. that it “fit in” with my wardrobe
4. that it was functional
I browsed tons of places online, and came up with nothing since it seems like the majority of diaper bags are wild and crazy patterns.
And that’s when it clicked.
My friend Rebecca, the founder of Better Life Bags, and I were chatting about my diaper bag dilemma and she offered to make one for me. And I nearly fell over with both excitement and the feeling of “why on earth didn’t I think of this sooner”. Besides the fact that I love her bags (remember this post?), I love the mission behind her business.
I also love her as a person. In fact, I came home from the conference and told my husband,”I’m pretty annoyed she lives in Michigan. I’d really like to hang out with her on the regular.”
She gave it to me at a conference we were at recently and I loved it immediately. She even let me pick some custom fabric. Grey and white stripes, is anyone surprised?
It hit everything on my list. It didn’t scream diaper bag, it was super cute, it will go with nearly every outfit I own, and it was functional. I also loved that it was a messenger bag, so I can sling it across my body and keep both my arms free.
If you happen to be in the market for a diaper bag, I’d highly recommend looking at Better Life Bags. And I hope this post isn’t coming off too much like an advertisement. I get absolutely nothing in return if you buy one. No commission check, no affiliate earnings. She offered but I refused. I just wanted to share my diaper bag choice with you.
If you do, in fact, want to order one, plan on about a 3-5 week turn around time. Better Life Bags is busy for the holidays with orders, so it may take slightly longer than usual for this diaper bag.
The bag has a back pouch, two outside pouches, and two inside pouches. It’s roomy and not heavy (empty), and the strap is adjustable. It also has gold hardware.
As you can tell, I’m pretty excited about this bag. I can’t wait to start carrying it. I’m sure there will be more posts about this bag in the future. Maybe I’ll even do a “what’s in my diaper bag” post once the baby is here.