Tuesday, January 27, 2015

cozy and well-prepared // an outfit post and giveaway from Lily Jade








what I'm wearing::  hat:: c/o fountain top creations // blanket scarf:: aerie // sweatshirt:: aerie // mid-rise super skinny jeans:: american eagle // boots:: c/o lulus // Elizabeth bag in red canvas:: c/o lily jade

 As I type this, the world outside our dining room windows is swirling white. Winter storm #Juno has hit. There are drifts about 3 feet tall in our driveway, and a gigantic backhoe just went by pushing a pile of snow the size of an SUV. Thankfully, we haven't had any power outages, but I don't think we've been hit with the worst of the storm yet. Our friends who live down the block came over last night with their newborn to weather the storm with us-- we spent the night drinking wine and playing games, with our fake fire DVD playing on our tv, checking the accumulation every now and then. The homemade spaghetti sauce is made, and we have plans to make baked potato soup for dinner. I think we're pretty well prepared, even if we lose power, which hopefully doesn't happen.

Speaking of being well-prepared, check out this diaper bag.

(How was that for a transition? Eh?)

Seriously though, besides plenty of hot coffee running through my veins, this Elizabeth bag by Lily Jade is one of my top essentials for mommy-ing. There's not much that doesn't fit in this bag. On any given day, you'll find at least the following-- our Skiphop diaper changing kit, loaded with three diapers for Delia, and two for Si, a change of clothes for her, either my Happy Baby wrap or my Sakura Bloom ring sling, my nursing cover, two burp cloths, a toy truck or five for Silas, a random orange that Si tossed in last week, my wallet/purse, my keys, two pacifiers, a bottle of hand-sanitizer, and my Camelbak water bottle. With its many pockets, and the unique removable (and washable) Baby bag, it constantly impresses me how easy it is to fit all of that in AND keep it organized.

My go-to uniform of late is this-- a low-key sweatshirt, a gigantically cozy blanket scarf (pretty handy for disguising and covering up spit-up...) and this bag. Easy-peasy, comfy and warm.

I realize I've had a lot of sponsored posts and giveaways the past few weeks, but if I promise that I've got some non-sponsored content coming up (a post chock full of silly Silas sayings, some of my personal tips for recovering from C-sections, and a few of my favorite ways to wear this blanket scarf), can you put up with another giveaway? I hope so!

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a sleek and chic Anna bag in black! Though a bit different from the bright red Elizabeth that I own, this bag comes with the same awesome organizational Baby bag, and looks just as beautiful.





a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. So cute! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

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  2. So pretty. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  3. That is a great outfit! I don't know if I'm envious of you east coast folk or not. It's been in the mid-60's the last few days in the Pacific Northwest but I was really hoping for some snow sometime this winter!

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  4. Sooo cute! I have been swooning over those bags! Send some snow to so cal :)!

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  5. LOOOOOVVEEE your scarf! I'm going to order it now! I really want the Lily Jade bag because I been swooning over it for so long! I'm ready to get rid of my bulky diaper bag for the beautiful Lily Jade bag. :D

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  6. Love Lily Jade's bags. Thanks for this chance!

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  7. Love Arie and AE as well as Lily Jade!

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  8. You look lovely, i love your color associations, it looks fantastic!

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  9. This bag seems wonderful. I haven't seen it in red before but it looks great on you :-)

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  10. Anyone would LOVE to win this. Thank you.

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  11. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

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  12. I must be crazy because I can figure out how to pin this page :( thanks for the chance to win such an amazing bag!

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