MOMMA NEEDS… a colorful bag

Back in my earlier days working in magazines I was laboring over what color to get a certain designer bag I was coveting.  I was discussing this decision with a dear friend and fellow editor and I had been thinking about going with black as it goes with everything.  My friend looked at me sternly and said, “Oh no, you can’t get black.  Getting black means you’ll only ever have one!”  And that has truly stuck with me – always go with a colorful bag.  We tend to gravitate to safe, neutral colors but, in actual fact, why play it so safe??  Accessories are what MAKE the outfit.  My uniform is generally jeans, a neutral top, a little black blazer and then amazing accessories.  Since that conversation I have bought many bags and I can truly say I only have 1 black bag – and even that is patent leather so not a classic black anyway.  My greatest advice is to take a risk – let your bag make the statement. I’ve had gold, pink, yellow, red, orange and multiple shades of blue bags and never once regretted a purchase! So, take a leap of faith – choose your favorite color and invest in a bag that not only carries everything from diapers to keys but also puts a smile on your face and adds a pop of personality to your look.  Here are some amazing options…

saint laurent red

Saint Laurent bag $2550

rebecca minkoff satchel

Rebecca Minkoff bag $325

zara red bag

Zara bag $49.90

alexander wang bag

Alexander Wang bag $429

monserat de lucca bag

Monserat de Lucca bag $247


Botkier bag $295

Tory Burch messenger bag

Tory Burch messenger bag $304.50

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $60

victoria beckham colored bag

Victoria Beckham bag $945


Asos bag $57.17

balenciaga bag

Balenciaga bag $1445

cole haan yellow bag

Cole Haan bag $233

cambridge satchel green

Cambridge satchel $160

alexander wang green bag

Alexander Wang bag with studded bottom $647

Elizabeth and James bag

Elizabeth and James bag $695

marc jacobs green bag

Marc Jacobs bag $1046.50

forever21 bag

Forever 21 bag $19.80

zara shopper

Zara bag $39.90

proenza bag net

Proenza Schouler bag $1695

Joie blue bag

Joie bag $368


Marc by Marc Jacobs bag $368

asos satchel

Asos satchel $57.17

Gucci bag

Gucci bag $1490

asos purple bag

Asos bag $99.82

tom ford bag

Tom Ford bag $2990

furla bag

Furla bag $745

ZAC Zac Posen

ZAC Zac Posen bag $550




    • says

      Thanks Erin! Hey, its always great to splurge on something that you love AND happens to be safe – but my advice is to take a risk every now and then and experiment with color! Every time I look at one of my colorful bags they make me smile. PS – I think its so funny that now, when I want to splurge on a bag, I have to also consider whether it can double as a diaper bag!

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