Oooooh snap, ya’ll. We are giving away a Lily Jade diaper bag stuffed with a glorious $500 Nordstrom gift card. Hollaaaaaaa. Just in time for the holidays. We must love you…or something like that. 😉
I’m carrying the Madeline (in black)…but I also have the Meggan in brandy. Both are proving to be high-quality, functional and they allow for some small bit of organization in my life (now if someone could please come and organize the rest of my life…that’d be greeeeeaaaat).
But I haven’t felt like I’m carrying a monstrosity of a diaper bag with useless pockets and hidden crevices where old crackers and fruit snacks go to die (and are then found a year later in a petrified state). I haven’t even lost my keys in the dark abyss! Even when it is filled with everythinginourhouse and does weigh me down a bit…hey, it’s part of the deal. I’m a mom. When some periods of this crazy journey require me to carry a mom bag (hem. new baby coming around the bend here), at least it can be a stylin’ one that does the job right.
sweater: Merona Pullover Tunic Sweater (wearing size M) – cozy sweater, fits over the bump. I also saw this pullover sweater with it’s tunic style and loose turtleneck. I dig it. It reminds me of the Free People tunic thermals and sweaters that I’ve been eyeing. On that note, I also have this FP Cable Knit Tunic-like sweater…wore it on Thanksgiving day. So comfortable. So cute. I threw it on with a pair of maternity jeans and that was that.
jeans: old maternity jeans that I roughed up a bit with a pair of scissors (I’m a little scissor happy). ASOS has this Mamalicious pair with a busted knee and they look very cool. I’ve never had any complaints about ASOS maternity clothing, by the way. I just have to pay attention to their size guide. OH! I also love my one pair of H&M maternity jeans (actually, they’re my favorite) so do consider these MAMA Skinny jeans with ripped knees as well. FYI: you will have to go up a size or two. I wear a size 8 in their maternity jeans (and I am usually a 4/6 while pregnant).
boots: Steve Madden Troopa Boot – always have been a fan of a good combat boot and these are a bit more feminine than the usual…which I like. I’ve been wearing them for years now and they are still in great condition. Oh, and hey…they now have their new 2.0 version of the Troopa.
bag: Lily Jade Madeline Diaper Bag – another winner. Some of my favorite details about the LJ bags that you may not know about — 1. it has a detachable strap (that makes it possible to turn the bag into a shoulder bag, cross body bag OR a backpack. I, personally, like to wear them as backpacks. HANDS FREEEE. 2. all of the bags come with a removable (and washable) baby insert for organizing all things baby. It rocks.
lip color: Revlon Just Bitten, Romantic – I’ve mentioned before how much I like these lip colors. Try them. I have a feeling you’ll love ’em.
To win your choice of Lily Jade diaper bag stuffed with the best-ever post-Thanksgiving kind of stuffing (a $500 Nordstrom gift card)…do the Rafflecopter thing below. It’ll tell you what to do. (Basically, you can enter the giveaway by following us on Instagram – @shanachristine, @camilledipaola and @lilyjadeco – look for the above graphic, and tag a friend for an extra entry. Or follow us on Pinterest, or Tweet about the giveaway. Giveaway ends next Wednesday, 12/9 at midnight EST. *US & Canada only
ps. Lily Jade is currently running a big holiday sale – all bags are discounted + get an all-new leather cosmetics case for 50% off with purchase of any bag over $200. Also, anyone who purchases a bag between now and 12/30 will be automatically entered to WIN her pick from their Spring line before it’s even available to the general public! sweet.
photos: Brandon Brown Photography