Looking for a brand new travel bag? Look no further than a Lily Jade diaper bag, even if you don’t have kids. The bag comes with all sorts of its own perks that make it great as a travel bag like a backpack carry, tons of pockets, and space for all of your travel goodies! And if you do have kids, even better! There’s space in the Lily Jade diaper bag to hold travel essentials for everyone!
Lily Jade Diaper Bag: The Madeline in Grey and Gold
There’s as reason the Madeline is one of the most popular Lily Jade diaper bag options. It’s gorgeous. The outside is made out of grey leather, the inside is a beautiful color that’s a mix between mint and turquoise, a light jade color, and it’s lightly accessorized with gold and jade colored beads. And it has pockets for days, seriously. I put everything I needed for my trip in its own pocket, and I still had like 10 more pockets free.
You can win one of your very own (or any other Lily Jade design) at the very bottom of this post so make sure to keep reading!
What Makes Lily Jade Special
In addition to producing gorgeous bags, there are a number of reasons to choose a Lily Jade diaper bag over another brand. One of the things I love most is that Lily Jade actually works with families going through the adoption process as well as mothers dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Every Lily Jade purchase made goes to providing these families with contributions and support, such as baby showers.
My own family started with an unplanned pregnancy (my mom, not me), so I love that there’s a company out there who is helping mothers choosing to either keep the baby or give them up for adoption. And because of my mom’s own experience, she did a lot of work with young mothers giving their babies up for adoption. It was a big part of our lives growing up, and I love being able to support such a good cause while also getting an amazing product.
What Makes It A Perfect Travel Bag
1 – It can be a backpack or a messenger bag. When you’re carrying laptop (all Lily Jade bags other than the Elizabeth fit a 15″ laptop!), plus a camera, plus all the other things that go with you on trips – it’s nice to be able to put the bag on your back instead of on your shoulder. Especially nice if you’re traveling with kids or trying to drag your suitcase through the airport while holding a drink if your other hand. And once you’re at your destination, switch it to messenger style for a more professional and stylish look!
2 – It has all the pockets. In addition to the interior section that pulls out (and full of pockets), the bag itself comes with:
- 4 Large exterior pockets – easily fits a phone, water bottles and tablet
- 1 Small exterior pocket
- Zippered interior pocket
- Two interior pockets
And that’s before you even put the pocket filled interior section into the purse. If I was using the bag as a diaper bag, I could probably have found uses for all the pockets but as my travel bag, I definitely had a pocket or two empty.
3 – It’s easy to clean. Where you go, your bag goes too. Or at least that’s how it works for me. And my adventures get dirty, a lot. The Lily Jade diaper bag is perfect because it’s a cinch to clean – just dump out the crumbs from the inside and use a cloth with warm water to wipe off any dirt on the outside and it’s as good as new. No problems with dirt fading the color on this bag.
4 – There’s an insert that comes out. This may be my favorite part of all. Each Lily Jade diaper bag comes with an pocketed insert that fits right into the bag and then comes out when you want to take it out. You can just take that out of the bag and carry that with you if you’re just running into the grocery store real quick and don’t want to take in your full bag. Or take that out, leave it in your hotel room, and use just the leather bag itself.
5 – It’s large enough to hold everything you need. Need to take your laptop with you when you go? Put it in. Want to bring a water bottle? That fits too. How about your Kindle full of Kindle Unlimited books? There’s a pocket on the outside you can put that in so you don’t even have to dig for it! It’s enough big enough to add in a cardigan for when the plane gets cold! And if the bag gets a little heavier with everything in it, just use the backpack carry to take a bit of weight off your shoulder!
6 – It stands up on its own. No more watching your bag fall over on the dirty airport ground or in the dirt, the Madeline comes with small gold “feet” that help it to stand up on its own.
7 – It’s pretty. These days, it seems like everything has to be photo ready, even your bag. The Madeline is great because it’s not only durable and functional – it’s very photogenic. I think my favorite part are small detailing like the zipper pocket across the top and the signature Lily Jade beads hanging from the zippers.
Other Lily Jade Diaper Bag and Travel Bag Options
Not in love with the grey and gold like I am, check out all of the other color options available as well. My second favorite has to be the navy and gold, perfect for fall! Lily Jade also offers other bag options such as the Elizabeth with its cute exterior pockets, the Rosie with its more rounded look, and the Shaylee with its gorgeous fringe detailing!
Lily Jade Giveaway
Want to win a Lily Jade bag of your own? Lily Jade has graciously offered to give one of my readers a $370 credit to their store to pick out your very own bag – the Madeline or any other design you’d like! Just click the link below to enter! Giveaway will end on October 16, 2017! Which bag would you choose if you won?