2013-07-12 03.16.00

I have always carried large handbags.  I like to be prepared for things.  Prepared for when hunger may strike.  Prepared to protect your skin from the blazing sun.  Prepared for cuts and gashes that may appear.  Prepared for whatever my day may have in store for me.  I like to be prepared and, as such, my handbags tend to be on the large-size and always stuffed to the brim with these ‘necessary’ supplies.

I used to joke with my husband that I felt he married me because no matter where we go I always have an endless supply of snacks for him.  One time while we were dating, we were out and Geoff mentioned he was hungry.  I immediately pulled out a granola bar, fruit snacks and a 100-calorie pack and asked him which one he wanted.  He looked at me in amazement and I am pretty sure that was the moment he fell in love with me.  Food is the way to a man’s heart I hear.

Since having Taden and the announcement of Baby #2 my hand bag, now referred to as the diaper bag, has only gotten larger (hard to believe!).  The majority of its contents have also drastically changed (see part 2 of this post later this week), though the snacks are always a must!!  When I was pregnant with Taden I was on the search for a ‘cute’ diaper bag.  Not an easy task I must say!!  I am a practical person, so I wanted a bag that would be useful and could easily and in an organized way store everything I ‘need.’  But, it had to be cute and not mommy-ish.  Totally superficial, I know!  I searched and searched for months and months (thank goodness you are pregnant for 9 months!) until I finally landed on this Kate Spade pick.  Yes!!  Even better I picked it up at the Kate Spade Outlet Store, during a holiday discount, discount weekend!!  Yes, yes!!  I have had the bag for over a year now and am in love with it as much as I was the day I purchased it.  It is amazing!

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Shirt:  Ann Taylor Loft (last season – similar here) // Capris: Ann Taylor Loft (last season – similar here) // Belt, Bracelet and Earrings: The Limited (last season – similar here, here and here) // Shoes: Old Navy // Hand Bag: Kate Spade

Thank you to Elisabeth for taking yet again amazing pictures (see her blog here).

Linking up with Watch Out for the Woestmans, Dear Abby Leigh, Plane Pretty, Because Shanna Said So, StyleLixir, Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl, The Pleated Poppy and The Mrs. and the Momma


  1. Your search was worth it, that bag is fantastic! And on sale?! Jackpot! I always have snacks too, it sorta sends me in to a panic if I know I don't have any!

    1. I would be in a total panic as well!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. what an amazing bag- such the statement! and I love your coral pants
    stopping over from pleated poppy!
    xo Jessica
    stop by if ya get a chance

  3. Too cute to be a diaper bag...I want one and I haven't had a baby in 26 yrs...Lol

  4. Cute bag and love your casual look too. So pretty!

  5. I am loving this casual outfit. The color of your pants is pretty fab!!

    Visiting from the linkup. If you have a sec, hope you can drop by my blog too and read my latest: www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  6. That bag is gorgeous! Great look :)

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  7. This is a very true blog and is exactly how Casey was about finding a diaper bag!! She wanted something cute but also practical and that is exactly what she got with this Kate Spade bag. The line about having snacks with her at all times is also a must for Casey...my sweet,little prepared trooper and she wasn't even a Girl Scout!! Geoff likes to eat,really???... I never noticed LOL!! You look BEAUTIFUL!! Can't wait to see you all next week!! MOM

  8. So cute :) I love reading your blog Casey!



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