Thank you to Timi and Leslie for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
MBP's 2015- 2016 Maternity & Newborn Guide
Well, I am officially entering the second trimester of my pregnancy. Needless to say, I am rejoicing! I have been pretty sick off and on, and have been exhausted for weeks on end. This pregnancy is already a lot different than when I was pregnant with B- over five years ago. Now that I am past the yucky stuff, and am feeling human once again, I am becoming very excited about maternity and baby products and gear. So much has changed in the past five years, and now that hubby and I are ready to do it all again, we've got some catching up to do.
When it comes to diaper bags, the choices out there can be pretty overwhelming. I had several different bags when B was an infant, and all of them wound up being flawed in one way or another. I don't want to be weighed down with lots of other bags shoved into the diaper bag- that just doesn't make sense. Not only were the bags I used flawed and impractical, they were bulky, and definitely looked like diaper bags.
When I came across Timi & Leslie several weeks ago, I was blown away by their stylish bags. What was actually a diaper bag, looked like a stylish handbag- and anyone who knows me personally, knows how picky I am about my handbags. They have to be functional, classic, and sleek. I want the same thing in a diaper bag. After all, I have to lug it around wherever I go with a little babe in tow, so why shouldn't my diaper bag reflect my style and personality, just as my handbag would?
Timi & Leslie offers gorgeous diaper bags. According to Timi & Leslie, being a parent doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice style. Timi & Leslie bags paved the way for stylish, functional diaper bags. With celebrity fans that include Angelina Jolie, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox Arquette, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba and Jack Black, timi & leslie bags are the choice of parents who know luxurious style, practical function and great quality.
I was thrilled to connect with the Timi & Leslie team for an opportunity to check out their gorgeous Madison Bag!
My bag came nicely packaged, and wrapped up like a present! The bag also came with a Timi & Leslie protective bag, which I can use for storage after I no longer need this bag, or when it's not in use. P.S. - This bag goes way beyond diaper bag, and I'm already using it- so I have a feeling that I will be using it for a long, long time!
The Madison bag in black and tan is absolutely stunning!
I love the long handles on the bag, which make it easy to carry over the shoulder, or carry in hand.
The neat thing about this bag- it's convertible!
Timi & Leslie Bags are loaded will all of the features a mom or mom-to-be wants in a diaper bag. I'm going to show you all of the wonderful items that came packed inside of my bag, but first, I have to tell you about the strap options.
All Timi & Leslie Bags come with optional stroller straps.
These short loop straps allow you to quickly and easily loop and clip your bag to your stroller. No more tossing it into the basket underneath the stroller, and struggling to get to your belongings when you or your precious baby needs them. Keep your bag close to you, and your items fully accessible.
These metal loops allow you to quickly and easily switch out the straps on your bag. Use the stroller straps, or the longer shoulder strap, which also comes with each Timi & Leslie Bag.
The Madison Bag features a zip top, and a zip pocket on the outside (back) of the bag.
The interior has several pockets and compartments to hold your essentials, as well as a key fob, so you can quickly find your keys.
The pockets are large enough to keep your bag organized, and there's plenty of room to store the extras that come along with the bag.
The Madison Bag is a 7-Piece Diaper Bag, which comes with everything shown here.
I love that the designers at Timi & Leslie have literally thought of everything when it comes to what a mom might want in her diaper bag! From storage to extras, these bags have it all! Not to mention, the bags are so beautiful, and can be used as a diaper bag, handbag, travel bag, etc- for years beyond your child's infancy.
Included with the Madison Bag- an insulated bottle storage bag.
One of the biggest pains for us when B was a baby, was having to tote along an extra bag to keep a bottle warm or cool. I felt like we couldn't leave the house without having two or three bags, plus my purse! It was insane! This bottle storage bag fits standard sized bottles or sippy cups, and is fully insulated, with a zip closure. It has a clip at the top, which can be clipped to the inside or outside of the bag, or clipped onto a stroller.
A smaller coordinating bag is included for mom!
I hated having to lug a diaper bag, and another large handbag with me when B was little- especially when we were at church, and I needed to leave the diaper bag in the nursery, along with B. This cute, smaller bag allows moms to leave the diaper bag with a care giver, and still have a place to store their credit cards, ID, and other necessities. There's also plenty of room for a phone in there!
Perhaps the smartest accessory that comes with Timi & Leslie Bags, is the included changing mat!
The changing mat is a fold up mat, and includes a mesh pocket on the outside, to hold diapers and wipes.
The mat is lightweight, comfortable, and can be wiped down easily.
The changing mat tucks right inside of the large interior pocket of the Madison Bag. We had a couple of changing mats when B was tiny, and they were so bulky! I disliked lugging them around all the time, and wish that we could have had something as practical as this!
The other super clever addition to the bag, is a compact wet bag.
How many times were we caught out somewhere when B soiled his baby clothes, and we had nothing to toss them into? Too many to count- that's how many! With this thin, yet protective and washable bag, we won't have to worry about that with Bean. What a great idea! We do have another wet bag, but it's large and takes up a lot of room. I love that I can just fold this one over, tuck it inside of the Madison bag, and go, go, go!
Features of the Madison Satchel
Be fabulous with the ultra-sophisticated Madison Satchel! It’s made from easy to clean vegan faux leather (PVC free) and features custom hardware in an antique brass finish. Each Madison comes with 6 fashionable and functional accessories so you never have to sacrifice style for function!
Each Set features:
An adjustable cross body, detachable strap so you can wear the bag hands free;
Our specially designed changing pad with a front mesh pocket to store your diapers, wipes or cream when you need to make a quick diaper change trip;
A zippered sac to hold soiled clothes;
A stylish clutch that you can use as your purse (who wants to carry a purse and a bebe bag?) with interior credit card slots and an inside zipper pocket;
An insulated bottle tote to keep your baby's bottles warm or cool;
Coordinated stroller straps to hang your bebe bag from your stroller;
Water-resistant, light colored lining so you can easily see everything in your bag;
3 exterior pockets;
6 interior organizational pockets;
Inside key fob – never lose your keys again!
Bag Measures: 10"H x 17” W x 6.5” D and a 9.5” handle drop
Did I mention how absolutely stylish the Madison Bag is?
This bag pretty much goes with everything, and even though our baby isn't due until April, I am already using it every day!
The bag is so comfortable to carry- I take it everywhere with me!
I have received a myriad of compliments on my Madison Bag by Timi & Leslie. Everyone is completely astonished when I tell them that it's actually a diaper bag, and when I show everyone the features and accessories. Most of them have said they never would have guessed that this beautiful bag was in fact a diaper bag!
Check out all the features of the Timi & Leslie Bags...
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(Perfect for both mom and dad!)
Timi & Leslie Bags are the ultimate baby shower gift! Are you a mom-to-be? Be sure to add one of these gorgeous diaper bags to your baby registry! Already a mom? Timi & Leslie Bags are the ultimate mom bag and can store everything you need- no matter what ages your kiddos are! You'll love them for their beauty, and for their functionality! With the holidays coming up, why not pick up one of these beautiful bags for a special mom in your life?
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Head on over to Timi & Leslie to browse their entire collection of beautiful bags! Timi & Leslie Bags can be purchased at select retailers, such as Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Buy Buy Baby. Connect with Timi & Leslie via Facebook.
Special thanks to our friends at Timi & Leslie for allowing us to share about their beautiful bags, and for offering this amazing giveaway for our readers!