Purse to Diaper Bag: Staying Chic AND Prepared
At the start of summer I was super inspired by Miss Rachel Parcell and her straw purse look. I just happened to have a straw purse of my own, albeit a giant one, that I’ve had for years. Because of its size I’ve never really known what to use it for so it’s sat sadly on the shelf in my closet collecting dust. This summer though I had the perfect use for it! It’s just roomy enough to accommodate all of JJ’s diaper bag necessities while adding an element of chic to my summer wardrobe. I call that a win/win!
Most mamas know that a diaper bag comes equipped with a million pockets both inside and out to hold everything from wipes, to pacifiers, to clean clothes, to dirty ones. My Prada straw bag has no such pockets. In order to make it work for me I utilized several adorable hand made cloth pouches from Howdy Girl Designs. I had purchased them last summer from the Silly Sunday Park City Market that goes on all summer long up in my neck of the woods. The beauty of using these pouches is that I can easily switch them from bag to bag or leave them home if I’m headed out for dinner sans baby. They also help me to stop overpacking for JJ. I can only fit so many of them in my purse so I’m forced to pare down to just the essentials.
Here's What I Bring
These four well organized pouches have relieved a ton of traveling with a baby stress. When I don’t need them I keep them in a baby designated bin in the mudroom. When I do need them they’re already packed and ready to go, easily accessible and only require occasional upkeep like replacing diapers, soiled clothes and baby food. I’m thinking of ordering a few different styled pouches for whatever purse Rachel Parcell tells me to use this fall!