Evolution of the Diaper Bag

chicdiaperbags.0011.Fjallraven Kanken Daypack  2. JEM + BEA | Amber 3. Hatch | The [anti] Diaper Bag 4. Marc Jacobs | Biker Baby Bag 5. Lily Jade | Madeline 6. Rebecca Minkoff | Knocked Up Diaper Bag 7. Fawn Design 8. Petunia Pickle Bottom | Boxy Backpack

So here's the thing. When I first had Roc, I never carried a diaper bag. I personally didn't find it necessary to carry anything more than my regular purse. Armed with a single diaper, a small pack of wipes, and some burp cloths I was good to go. I always had a bigger bag in the trunk of my car with more diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes as a back up! Now as Mister got bigger it became painfully obvious that I needed something more. Snack pouches, diapers, toys, more snacks, and more toys... Sound familiar!? My purse was becoming a disaster and I found that I was having a hard time finding my wallet, keys, and phone amongst the wreckage.

Enter Fawn Design. OBSESSED. Shoulder bags are not really my thing for all the time, they are heavy and start to hurt. So when I found this adorable company based out of Utah that made the chicest shoulder/backpack everyday bags, I realized the world has come a long way from the traditional, cutesy bags of the past.blissfulfarewell3iblissfulfarewell2kPhotos via Kelsey Erin Photography

So this bag is sort of perfect for my style, no!? I love all the pockets and the fact that it lays flat when you set it down so you can really see inside. Pockets!! Oh yes, all the pockets. This is the main difference, from purchasing a diaper bag vs a big purse. Having a spot for everything really makes life more organized. For me more organized = less scatterbrained = very happy momma!

I've found just a few bags that definitely go above and beyond in style and quality. Rest assured there is a bag for every kind of mom: sporty spice, posh spice, boho rock star spice [that'd be me if I was a spice girl]. There is a whole world of chic bags out there and one is bound to fit your vibe.

What kind of diaper bag do you carry? Any listed here? Tell me, Tell me!!!

Classy Rockstar

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As many of you know, I fancy myself a rockstar. I wear these "leather" leggings pretty much every time I go out lately. I pair them with a simple tee or an oversized sweater and call it a day. Chill, but still a great look. And I lalalalove a tweed blazer, I own like 5 and this Zara one is my rockstar version. Slightly funky shoulder pads and a lil' bit of sparkle. I dig it. This is my kind of night on the town outfit! Add some red polish and you have a perfect casual holiday party look! Chic with a little bit of edge! WINNING.

Fall Wish List


[pants | jacket | booties | tee | sweater | scarf | necklace | handbag]

Everyone loves Fall. Everyone. If you are sitting there saying, "eh, I'm not a fan," then you are probably impossibly unhappy with life and I feel bad for you. I love Fall and it's finally finding it's way to Southern California. Color me excited. I have purchased a few staples that I wanted to share with you! I also added a few extras that I'm currently lusting after! So leather, it's hot and I'm obsessed. I purchased the above pair of faux leather leggings, nubuck booties, and the love of my life motorcycle jacket. Loooove leather. I would suggest all 3 pieces wholeheartedly, they are the perfect base for any Fall look. The jacket is an investment piece to be sure, but I'm so happy with the fit. The other pieces are fun accents that all work in harmony with one another!! Yay! Harmony!! And come on, that Geek Chic necklace!?!? Shut up! You know you want one! I am also jonesing hard for ox-blood, the color of the season. So sultry and fun!!! Okay, what pieces are you lusting after this Fall?