Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Diaper Bag Dilemma

As I was getting ready for my journey into motherhood, my biggest dilemma was what kind of diaper bag I should get.  Being on a student budget, a Petunia Pickle Bottom was way out of my budget (although I love the Cake collection).
Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Diaper Bag Dancing In Dublin
But I just couldn't bring myself to buy any diaper bag - add on top of that we didn't find out the gender until our little girl's birth, and that really limits our selection - there is NO such thing as gender neutral in cheap diaper bag world.

So I did what I do best, and shopped.  And shopped.  And shopped.  And never found one that I liked that I could justify spending that much money on.  So I bought a purse.  A big purse, thinking that it would be just as good as any expensive diaper bag (although it doesn't have the fold out changing pad). Yep, I bought a stylish Kate Landry purse that I figured could fit baby's needs plus my wallet, keys, and cell phone.

And then the baby came...and I found it a little too difficult to give up my purse, and my independence in that purse - I couldn't consolidate to just a diaper bag.  I needed my two lipglosses, my BandAid Friction Block Stick, my lotion, my coupons for those stores I just might wander into, my Hollywood Fashion Tape, etc. and then my wallet, keys, and cell phone.  Carrying two purses (okay, so one is kind of a diaper bag) around? Not so fun.

So I finally gave up my individual purse and consolidated my belongings into a bigger wallet with more pockets that could fit in at least some of the items I couldn't part with.  Yes, I've managed, and no, I haven't been anywhere and thought "I really wish I had _______."  Although that did happen once where I wish I had a diaper...

And so I say farewell to my old purse, and to my independence of having everything I need at my fingertips!


ladyheart said...

These already complete the entire design but having the right handbag for your personality should be enough to set an interesting and appealing totality.
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Image Envy said...

The bags you feature are great but unfortunately are not big enough to act as a purse and diaper bag, thus the dilemma!

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