As a busy mom, I don’t have time to worry if my bag matches my shoes. But, as a girly girl, I do love my bags *and* my shoes. It’s key to hone your style so that everything (or at least most everything) is interchangeable. So, you can throw something on and go. That’s why a lot of my pieces are basic colors in classic styles. Every now and again I try a trend but those aren’t the pieces that I reach for time and time again. The other plus to picking a classic wardrobe is that your accessories can add a splash of color or pattern and still go with everything.
I’m going to show you how you can take a unique piece like this Rebekah Scott Designs diaper bag (custom chosen by moi) and dress it up or down or somewhere in between. (Check out this post for a closer look at the bag and all the things I love about it- have I mentioned how much I love pockets?! This one has all the pockets and I’m loving it!!)
Basic mom: It’s the momiform again. As much as I love dresses and skirts, the ease of jeans and a tee keep this my basic formula for a casual day. This bag was made for casual days- and babies (click here to see why). It also adds a little something to my outfit that helps me stand out just a little and gives me a nudge in the not so basic direction. (Note: one thing I love about the bag is that you can choose what side you want to be the front. For me, at the end of the infant stage, I liked carrying it with the outside pockets facing in. Technically, that’s the back of the bag but I loved the pleat so much, I felt like it looked good that way too. A versatile piece? What a novel idea for me right!! I love it.)
Sunday best: This is probably my most common going out attire- maybe even more than the basic momiform. I love dresses and this one is oh so comfy and chic (I talked about it more over here). I love that the embroidery on the dress and the design of the bag are uniquely different yet somehow go together to make a beautifully styled statement. And, not a frumpy one either!
Edgy Mummy: I have to admit I had a little fun with this one (hair extensions anyone? They’re clip on- I have commitment issues). This dress is from one of my favorite new boutiques Altar’d State and I felt like it screamed to be matched with the booties. This bag was just an added bonus. You can be rock and roll and a little bit sweet too. That’s how I feel every day with my little baby Hey J and his Beatle inspired theme.
You can wear a baby bag without screaming “hi, I’m a mom!” Choose custom, shop small, and stay comfy not frumpy.
Diaper Bag: the Phoebe c/o RSD
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