I’m not usually one to keep up with trends.
I don’t have any real interest in Pandora bracelets (though I think my friend Marybeth has great taste in her beads and looks like a million bucks in her baubles).
I’ve never purchased a Coach purse, though…well, the aforementioned Marybeth gifted me with a sweet little Coach wristlet as a bridesmaid gift a few years ago. Note: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will actually get ink out of cream-colored leather. Don’t ask me how I know that.
Even Vera Bradley – which is HUGE down here in Tennessee – wasn’t on my radar, until I was given an awesome weekender bag as a Christmas/going-away gift from my boss last December. That bag has seen more miles in the last 13 months than any other bag I’ve owned.
That said, the point of this post isn’t to applaud the style of my friends and coworkers. It’s to tell you that I’m about to fall victim to the temptation that is trendy, adorable, probably-overpriced gear for my unborn, nameless baby girl.
Interpeeps, meet the Vera Bradley Baby Bag.
Isn’t she a vision of loveliness in her Raspberry Fizz print? It is pink and orange, people! Nameless Unborn Baby Girl is going to live in a room that is pink and orange! And she needs this bag!!!
Now, the catch is, I would never – no matter how much I loved it – pay $97 for a diaper bag. Even though it makes more sense to pay $100 for a bag that you use ‘round-the-clock than to pay $200 for a bedding set that you really only purchase to look cute, not function well. (Not that I did that or anything.)
But still…$97 for a bag? I can’t do it.
But something about the fact that this particular print is on sale for $65 makes it so much more reasonable, in my opinion. (Right? Tell me you agree.)
After all, I have been doing some research on diaper bags, since Seth’s was used to death. RIP sleek black messenger bag. You served us well. Anyway, the bags I’ve kept coming back to average about $50 a pop anyways. So……
What would you guys do? Settle for a BRU bag, or (kinda) splurge on the Vera one? Help?!