It was a sunny day in New York today. And I made an effort to get out of the office during my lunch hour, to take a nice walk while I still can!
At first my plan was to buy lunch and enjoy a little sun, but then the "Coach" store thought popped in my head.
See, the store is not that close to my office, and considering I now weight at least 20 lbs more, going for a long walk is never something I look forward to. So I started the journey with no expectations: if I got too tired on the way there, I would just turn around and go back to the office.
It goes without saying that I made it there! Amazing the motivation I get from shopping...
So finally at the store, I first looked at the bag I was considering as a diaper bag:
The Parker Op Art in pink is just as adorable in person as it is on screen! It's a nice size bag and it fits comfortably on your shoulder. The pink color is a very soft shade of it, and the handle is so soft!
So while I loved the bag as a bag, I started having doubts about using it as a diaper bag. I could only imagine the soft pink getting splashed with soft puke from the baby, and that would really make me sad...
I gave myself permission to look around the store, for something more puke appropriate, and realized that another collection had better suited bags, the Leah collection:
I seriously considered buying this Coated Canvas Leah Tote. For the same price as the Parker Op Art, the Leah looks more like a diaper bag, and it's made of coated canvas, which means it's still not machine washable, but at least it could repel some puke on its own. It also has a long strap perfect to leave you hands-free to handle the baby.
But after much thinking, I figured I didn't love the Leah. I much preferred the Leah in Patent pink, but now the price would shoot up another $100.
So I went back looking at the Parker, and decided that I was going to listen to my readers, and not buy an expensive diaper bag!
Instead I bought a regular bag! The Parker Op Art in Tan. This way I can wear it before and after the baby is born! Isn't it gorgeous!?! ;)
Of course, now I still need a diaper bag...