Sometimes I make bad decisions.
This is a story about one that I made recently. One that I hope I can help someone else from making…
While I was pregnant I started looking for a great diaper bag. I’ve always felt that just because a bag may or may not house diapers does not mean it should look like a baby shower decoration. I don’t know why they design diaper bags sooo much differently than they design hand bags.
It’s like a message “You are no longer a stylish adult, you have a child now so…ya…you should probably stop trying to look nice, that ship has sailed my friend.”
I said to myself “Self. You don’t need an actual “Diaper bag” you can put diapers in ANY bag! Don’t limit yourself!” So I bought this really cute leather tote. It didn’t have any pockets so I (genius that I am) also purchased some ‘insert pockets’ so I could keep everything nice and organized, right?
First of all it was really heavy leather. Pack that on top of the inserts and all the baby needs and you’ve got yerself a back ache. Plus the inserts all just fell to the bottom of the back and I had to pull them out and shuffle through them every time I needed anything. It was a short-lived ill-advised plan
I felt too guilty for wasting money on that to buy a new one so I took a hand-me-down from my sister, Rachel. She had a really cute Timi & Leslie bag that fulfilled my dreams of just looking like a purse. It was a BIG improvement from the first option but it also came with struggles. As you can see it turns into a pile when you set it down, which means what once was a bag is now a black hole that swallows everything you put inside! When you’ve got a baby covered in puke in one hand you really need to be able to find the wipes with the other. Plus the fact that its black is so much more my sister’s style than my own, my eyes began to wander.
When they landed on this Petunia Pickle Bottom I kind of fell in love with it. Now I know I should have TOTALLY taken my mother-in-law’s advice (she recommended a pickle bottom when I first got pregnant) and purchased it in the first place. I didn’t even give them a fair shot because…well, because I thought Petunia Pickle Bottom sounded like a the name of the kind of bag I was trying to avoid, which is obviously solid reasoning (side eyeing myself here). Here’s what I found out:
It’s SUPER lightweight even when packed full of baby (and 4 year old…and 29 year old) needs.
The pattern is so pretty and the colors really pop.
It holds it’s shape! Meaning nothing gets lost! Even Nick made mention of this yesterday.
So many easy to access pockets.
It even has a super simple (and quick) backpack option
Touché Petunia Pickle Bottom. Touché