From Diaper Bag To Handbag

Besides saving a butt load of money on diapers and wipes, one of the other benefits of having an (almost) potty trained toddler is no more diaper bag.

For the past 3 years I’ve been carrying around a Vera Bradley diaper bag. I love the bag but over the years it’s become a little dirty and well, it’s a diaper bag and I want nothing to do with diapers.

So, I’ve got a new Piazza handbag on it’s way to me. Genuine leather, beautiful hardware, and no room for diapers. #winning

But…before I share with you what bag I ordered (and what color) I want to know what bag you would get.

Here are your choices of bags (the color options are warm white, rich red, olive green, and peacock. They have other colors but these four are their new colors in the spring collection):

1.) Ava Hobo

 

2.) Torino Backpack

 

3.) Sorrento Shopper

 

4.) Capri Tote

 

5.) Corsica Shoulder Bag

 

6). Gia Crossbody

 

7.) Bianca Shopper

 

8.) Lucca Satchel

 

Spill it. What bag would you get in what color?

A hint on the bag I picked…it will look fabulous on my arm while I’m drinking this Strawberry Basil Mojito.

Update…click on this link to see which bag I picked.

Note…I am being sent a Piazza handbag from eBags to review but I am truly excited to be making the switch from a diaper bag back to a handbag so this post is something fun I wanted to do to find out what bag everyone would pick. After I get my bag I’ll post my opinion on the Piazza handbag. 

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74 Responses to From Diaper Bag To Handbag

  1. Ooh! I”d get either 3, 7, OR 8 and i”d get the blue. blue is my favorite color. can”t wait to hear what you chose!!
    hooray for *almost* no diapers!
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  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    says:

    Ooh I love the red Sorrento shopper!!
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  3. Julie says:

    The Bianca in red. Fo sho.
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  4. Greta
    Twitter: gfunkified
    says:

    You’re so lucky. I’ve still got, like, two years of diapers. And that’s assuming we’re done. Those bags are so pretty. I love the shoppers, the crossbody, and the satchel. That red is gorgeous! (And it goes with your blog.)
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      The red does go with my blog…I didn’t notice that before.

      I never want to touch another diaper in my life (until I have grandchildren that is).

  5. Kimberly
    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro
    says:

    I have at least another 3 years with diapers. Don’t be jealous. ;)

    I really like the Ava Hobo. I’m afraid of getting that in white though.
    Kimberly recently posted..Don’t Cry Over a Thrown Sandwich

  6. Practical Parenting
    Twitter: katiefhurley
    says:

    The Bianca in red. Yay for almost no more diapers!
    Practical Parenting recently posted..Project Happy Week 15

  7. Bruna
    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    says:

    I would go with number two or number eight!

  8. Bridget
    Twitter: Twinisms
    says:

    I like that Sorrento Shopper. I can’t do a crossbody because of the hooters. ;)
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  9. marie says:

    #3 is a dream, hands down my favorite. I actually just got a new purse recently and it’s red. My last 3 were brown so I decided this one had to be a little more bold.
    marie recently posted..Food Pushers

    • Jessica Torres says:

      I’ve always gone with black or grey purses so it was really hard for me to pick one of these in a bright color. Number 3 was in my top 3 choices.

  10. Stasha
    Twitter: NorthWestMommy
    says:

    Number four is a winner for me. Now if you excuse me, as much as I like bags, I am off to see that Mojito.
    Stasha recently posted..Monday Listicles

  11. Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful}
    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    says:

    Lucca Satchel!! In red. Just because I can.

    Can’t wait to see which one you picked. Yay for you, no more diapers!!
    Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful} recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Reasons Celebs Are Just Like Us

  12. Maggie S. says:

    The two shown in peacock. In that color. I can’t pick one.
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  13. Kimberly says:

    I’d get the cross body. I have wanted one for Year’s but could never find one I liked.
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  14. I love the Bianca Shopper! What cute bags! I love their colors.
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  15. Galit Breen
    Twitter: galitbreen
    says:

    Oh, yay for the switcheroo! Love!

    (I would choose the Sorrento Shopper in peacock!)
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  16. Elena
    Twitter: elenawollborg
    says:

    Number 1. Hands down. Love that look. I know – I’m so excited for cooper to be potty trained (fingers crossed for summer!) and get rid of the large purse/diaper bag. I’m ready for a little bit of mommy luxury. ;)
    Elena recently posted..Pamper Yourself. Even If You’re on a Budget.

  17. Eve
    Twitter: EverythingEvie
    says:

    I like #1 and #3. They’re both super cute and seem like they can carry a lot. I know you don’t need diapers anymore, but I think the big size is still needed. You’ll have to carry all the stuff toddlers still need…ie wipes (marker face, anyone? LOL), snacks and/or small toys. I always carry a big bag, baby or no baby!

  18. Dana K
    Twitter: TheDanaK
    says:

    Probably the Bianca shopper in red. Maybe in peacock so I can think of Elena every time I use it.
    Dana K recently posted..How do you stand up for your beliefs?

  19. Jess
    Twitter: jessesco
    says:

    I like #1 and #8!

  20. Theresa
    Twitter: amountainmomma
    says:

    I will take all of them in red please! :c)
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  21. Shell says:

    I loved being able to ditch the diaper bag!
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  22. Laura says:

    I’m going for the Sorrento Shopper. Love the red!

  23. Nicole says:

    Sorrento Shopper in red!
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  24. Mad Woman behind the Blog
    Twitter: madwomandiary
    says:

    I gots to have the Crossbody in red for the ease of keeping it on my no shoulder body while trying to hold on to both kids.
    But I would love the Lucca in peacock too.

    But most of all I just want that mojito!

  25. Stephanie
    Twitter: supermomboots
    says:

    I would likely go for the Bianca Shopper in the olive green. So pretty :)

    I’m guessing you went with Sorrento Shopper. Yes? No?
    Stephanie recently posted..Fishy Fridays ♥

  26. Karin @Mommy's Paradise
    Twitter: mommysparadise
    says:

    I’d go with no. 7 but in red or maybe in peacock.
    But I never had a real diaper bag, I always used a handbag/shopper instead. And all the diaper related things I had in a plastic bag inside the handbag. This used to work perfectly, the bag over one shoulder and the baby on the other shoulder/arm. Gives you a great workout at the same time. Especially when the baby is getting bigger and heavier. Seriously.
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      My diaper bag was so big that it fit everything I needed and my husband would take it sometimes so I didn’t want to use a handbag as the diaper bag. But I know what you mean by a workout with the big bag and the kid. Both can be very heavy.

  27. By Word of Mouth Musings
    Twitter: ByWordsMusings
    says:

    For all our travels, i love having a backpack style while out and about with the kids – and black really because i am old … i mean old fashioned and like things to match and would look stupid wearing peacock.
    But that last one is quite snazzy too … see i even use words like snazzy ;)
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      I always get my bags in black so that they match with my clothes so it was hard for me to step out and order one of these bags in a bright color. I’m hoping it works out.

  28. Kir
    Twitter: thekircorner
    says:

    I love the Ava Hobo, but I want it in that awesome BLUE and not white (not with kiddos…) those bags are gorgeous!!! I hope you love love love your new bag!!!
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  29. Momtactics says:

    I love the last one in green or yellow!
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  30. Carri
    Twitter: carribrown
    says:

    I like the first one in white.

  31. Jennifer
    Twitter: jlweinberg
    says:

    I love the Sorrento shopper! Red bags are the best :)
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  32. Julia
    Twitter: juliahembree
    says:

    Oh how fun! We are recently done with diapers here too….I think I need to start looking into this as well. I have gotten so used to my diaper bag I forgot there are other options like a stylish handbag! Thanks for the reminder!
    Julia recently posted..Building Blocks

  33. Susi
    Twitter: bocafrau
    says:

    I love number 5 the Corsica shoulder bag… I would go for peacock. They are all pretty nice. And genuine leather, yeah, I would love that.
    Susi recently posted..Time to join the party…#UBP12

  34. Definitely #7. In red. I don’t really need a diaper bag anymore since I only carry a couple diapers and some snacks. I want something cuter and have been looking around. I may have to check out this site.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..It’s Not Easy Being Green…Or Is It?

    • Jessica Torres says:

      You should. They have a ton of bags from all different companies. I love the Kate Spade collection they have.

  35. Tonya says:

    Luckily, Lucas always poops before we leave the house in the morning so I haven’t carried a diaper bag in over a year. I just stuff a diaper and wipes and any snacks he might need in my over-sized purse.

    My favorite of the above is the Sorrento Shopper. I need a red bag!
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  36. My Inner Chick
    Twitter: krrobi
    says:

    Jessica,
    I’d like the Gia Crossbody… in black, of course. <3 Xxx

  37. ooh, I’m such a handbag fiend. I like several of them. In GREEN. I have a fabulous GREEN bad. It’s so fun. Or it was before I had kids.
    Natalie @MamaTrack recently posted..Sprinklers and Life

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