It’s not just any ole’ bag. It’s a diaper bag. Armed with wipes, creams, daily distractions, and an extra pair of bottoms for tiny tushes with large accidents. Now, I’m going to sound like a real city girl when I say this: A diaper bag for a New York City mom has to go through a set of vigorous tests for approval. Any city mom for that matter.
Beyond it’s functionality, a diaper bag must be able to get a bit dirty around the edges from the day’s adventures, whilst, remaining chic for the day’s look. It has to go unnoticed while still being a large component of any one day. It needs to do a lot, without looking like a lot.
Though Lily Jade entered the trend of untraditional diaper bags at the nick of time; they continue to set themselves apart from the rest with their practicality, beauty, and attainable price points. Many of their bags go from shoulder to backpack, and will become a purse when that phase of life has passed. With an insert (the baby bag) that has several pockets that are just the right size and located in just the right places, they make city adventures… heck, daily parenting, a breeze.
And this probably goes without saying, but on this particular day, it was raining cats and dogs. It was rather romantic, but I would image not so much for the items in my bag. Lacking an umbrella, I walked around downtown as any mother without children would. I took advantage of the opportunity to have both of my hands free. Rare! The items in my bag remained unscathed. More importantly, even without my kiddos by my side, I still felt like like myself.
What kind of diaper bag do you carry? Now with two kids, I love to wear it as a back pack.
Photography by Belle Savransky for LaTonya Yvette.
This post is in partnership with Lily Jade, long time friends and a brand that I wholeheartedly believe in.