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. ūüėČ

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.

The Giveaway:


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

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Good luck!



ps. Lily Jade is currently running a big holiday sale Рall 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


  1. What a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting a lily jade bag for years…hope this is my year! I also refered my friends on ‘twitter’ but it did not show my 10 entries – do I have to do all 3 (Twitter, FB & email) in order to get the 10 entries? Thanks again and good luck everyone!

  2. Ok Gang – just got off a chat with Rafflecopter. Here’s how the referring feature works: when you refer a friend, IF they come back and enter the giveaway, you get extra points. And those extra points never actually show up on your end….it’s just another line item in the master giveaway spreadsheet Rafflecopter uses. Clear as mud, I know. But bottom line: if you refer a friend and they enter, your points will be counted. (And Patricia I did verify that you have currently 6 entries…..if you want to email the names/emails of any referred friends that you know entered, i can dig into the spreadsheet and verify your points are there….)

    Regina – the spreadsheet shows you have 12 entries: 5 for insta follows, 5 for tagging a friend on insta, one for pinterest, one for tweeting. Yes? The referring piece is the same explanation as above.

  3. What an amazing chance! I have had my eye on the Elizabeth for a long time! It would be an extra added bonus to fill my closet too! Thanks for the chance!

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