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I remember when the girls were little and I was hauling around the diaper bag, that I had struggled with the fact that I had to carry the diaper bag AND my purse – or stuff the things from my purse into the diaper bag. I hated that option because my diaper bag was just that: a diaper bag. You knew what it was from 20 feet away, there was no disguising that thing! When I learned about Okiedog, a small company that offers high quality, fashionable and affordable bags – from diaper bags (that double as fabulous handbags!) to kids luggage and backpacks, I wished I had learned about them sooner! Okiedog sent a handbag for the girls and a bag for me in exchange for my honest opinion.
What did I think?
I have passed the “love a great handbag” gene on to both of my girls. At four years old, Miss LadyBug will run back into the house to get her ‘purse’ before we go somewhere. Granted, her purse contains an assortment of Littlest Pet Shop toys and a gluten-free granola bar, she still wants to have it with her when we go somewhere! The Wildpack Purse – Elephant is the perfect purse for your budding fashionista that also cares about the environment! When I showed this bag to the girls, they were so excited that it featured one of their favorite animals! Miss Goose thought it would be the perfect way to get people to talk about elephants and how we need to do more to save them; all while carrying her favorite accessories! My favorite part of the bag is how durable it is! You could easily use this as a fun lunch bag or for packing toiletries for an overnight trip. There is a space to write in your child’s name and has a handy interior mesh pocket. All bags from Okiedog meet safety standards and on top of that are free of PVC, phthalate, BPA and AZO! At just under $20 for one of these adorable animal-themed bags, this purse is sure to put a smile on the face of the little animal lover on your gift list!
For myself, I received the Candy Pop Snug bag in red. As I mentioned, this is technically a diaper bag, but you would never know from looking at it! With the bold color choices and fun nesting dolls on the front, this bag is funky and functional! It has a comfortable and adjustable strap which allows you to wear it crossbody or over your shoulder comfortably. The pockets on the inside are the perfect size and location to put your keys, phone, wallet, chapstick and anything else that you need within easy reach! A great feature is the insulated pocket which is the right size for a bottle, sippy cup or a bottle of water for yourself! I wish I had this as my diaper bag with the girls – I was always losing things at the bottom of that giant rectangle bag! I have been using this as my everyday purse for about a week now and not a day goes by where I am not stopped and asked about my bag! People love the unique style and when I show them the inside with the liner and pockets – they are amazed! I really love how lightweight this bag is, too – but it is still durable and you can really load it up! I could see using this as a diaper bag, purse, yoga bag or even for grocery shopping.
I am loving the Okiedog line of bags! My girls are thrilled with their elephant purse and my Snug bag is as beautiful as it is versatile! If you are looking for a bag that pays attention to the details – give Okiedog a good long look! I know that the next friend who announces she is pregnant, will be getting something from Okiedog from me – their mom-friendly bags and accessories are definitely a must-have!
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