Contest Closed. Lucky #62 Amanda is the winner!
daughter grows older, I find myself growing out of my big old diaper bag. Since she no longer relies on formula and jarred baby food for sustenance, I don’t need such a large bag, and I recently started carrying purses again. Not only was the heavy diaper bag cumbersome, but it was just plain ugly. After 18 months of carrying that utilitarian bag, I missed my own personal style.
But the big purse I was carrying around these past few weeks was only a minor improvement. It was lighter and easier to carry. Everything I needed fit inside, but not neatly. There were no pockets to keep things in place, and all of my things were jumbled together in a messy pile that I’d have to dig through each time I needed something.
The Gladiola diaper bag by Amy Kathryn is the perfect marriage of the traditional diaper bag and a standard large purse. It’s smaller, lighter, and much prettier than my old diaper bag, and it’s much more practical for a mom who needs to find things in her bag every now and then.
The Gladiola style is also available in gold, which is a beautiful color template for fall. After going back and forth on the two options, I ultimately chose the black bag because of the beautiful pale yellow faux-leather details. I have been wanting a yellow bag for a long time, so I was very excited to see it from amykathryn. The bag is durable and washable as it’s made of custom-printed canvas and lined in cotton twill material. I love the printed pattern at the top; It adds that artsy flair that I love.
This amykathryn bag measures 18″w x 14″h x 6″d, which is a nice size for carrying your supplies, but it’s not too large that it looks like a typical diaper bag. Amy told me that many buyers aren’t even moms. That’s how versatile and appealing this bag is.
As for its usefulness, there are pockets galore. Zippered pockets, mesh pockets, there is even a pen/pencil organizer sewn into the interior. And all around the exterior of this bag there are more areas to store your things. I use the open side pockets for water/cups, and the side snap-closure pockets for my cell phone and camera. I was truly amazed at the number of pockets.
The Gladiola bag also includes a shoulder strap, but the shorter handles are large enough to be carried over the shoulder. I do like the longer strap for hanging the bag over the stroller. There are feet on the bottom which helps the bag stand upright when set down, and also keeps it from getting dirty.
Amy Hall is the designer and owner of amykathryn. Her clients includes celebrities like Pink, Hillary Duff, Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and many more. Her animal and earth-friendly bags look anything but plain, which is no easy task to accomplish. Recently, Amy increased the quality of her bags and lowered the pricing. How often do you hear that? The Gladiola bag is only $99.00 – a fantastic price!
I’m also in love with the Snap Dragon purses. You can use it with or without the strap.
This Dahlia Messenger is also great to use to carry your work or a netbook.
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