My Parazul Diaper Bag and a Handbag Giveaway

I know it sounds vain but a cute diaper bag was one thing I wanted to splurge on. Everyone told me not to because it’s just going to get popped, peed, milk, and all sorts of crap on it… And I get it. I really do. But to me a diaper bag is kind of like a mother’s right to feel like a classy woman… Amongst all of the crap (literally).

The problem is my husband doesn’t always agree with my reasoning, he’s more of a “practical” kind of guy aka B.O.R.I.N.G. So I tried to find a compromise. I won a $150 gift card from Pottery Barn Kids. I found an ADORABLE diaper bag for about $120. The only problem… It was white. The brown one was about $180. So… Do I splurge on the extra $30? Why not?

I didn’t want to jump at the opportunity quite yet because there were so many other things at that store I could use my gift card for. I decided to wait it out… And good thing I did!

Parazul
contacted me about their beautiful designer purses. Oh how I’ve dreamed of one day owning a designer purse… I didn’t even care it was bought it in the way back of one of those stores in New York… Whatever! So Parazul was another designer label I had to add to my wish list.

Originally I was going to do a giveaway of one of their Classic Bag purses but when I opened the box of my review item and saw what was inside I gasped! Oh, it was one of their bags alright… Their gorgeous pink scarf bag actually. But what did this giant bag translate to for me? That’s right… DIAPER BAG!What I love: It’s versatile as in it can be used as an all day bag, a briefcase or… My favorite: Stylish diaper bag.

I decided to model it for you so you could get the full effect. The silk scarf I thought was a nice touch. My husband said it’ll be great if Spawnie isn’t a boy but I corrected him… Boy or girl this pink bag is still going to work!The main large portion of the bag is made with modern canvas so it’s easy to wipe off and clean, and the inside is lined with a beautiful bright blue. Lots of room for diapers, bottles, and whatever else I decide to put in there… Toys, food, a small child, it’ll all fit!Now, my personal downside: While it’s beautiful, apparently durable, and easy to clean, it is a lot of money for something that will probably get poop on it. I worry I’m going to be very protective of it and most likely get a cheaper diaper bag as a back up and use the nice one for special occasions.
While this bag retails for $350 it’s a HUGE step up from the bag I was looking at from PBK, and getting another designer tote from someplace like Louis Vuitton is going to cost you about $1000 and up! So if you’re into designer bags for a better price, check Parazul: An exciting new line of handbags and accessories out!

Now you didn’t think I was going to leave you hanging right? I can’t just brag about my new fancy diaper bag and not offer something for you!

You can BUY Parazul: They’re giving my readers a 30% discount from their ENTIRE site! And they have products from designer handbags, to scarfs, wallets, clutches and charms. Use code: PARAZULPERK005.And/or Win one! *muah*: A Parazul Classic Bag. Retail: $250.

The lovely Parazul Classic Bag is named for its classic shape that will never be out of fashion. It’s just the right size to carry everything you need in simple, yet elegant, style. You’ll find the Classic Bag complements all of the outfits in your wardrobe.

The Beige Classic Bag comes with the 100% silk Beige/black logo slim scarf as well as the Parazul logo charm (as shown). Be sure to view the complete collection of scarves and charms, as these items are the key to changing the look of your Parazul bag in a flash!

The handbag’s body material is a modern coated canvas, making it durable and easy to care for. The natural-color leather trim provides a classic look. The interior signature blue lining is sure to bring a smile to your face whenever you open your bag!

How to enter:

-You must be(come) a follower of my blog!
-Leave a comment letting me know your favorite item from their store.

That’s all! REALLY REALLY want to win? Leave an additional comment if:
-You follow @ParazulHandbags on Twitter
-You become a Parazul Facebook Fan
-Use the build a bag feature on their site and tell me what you made (2 entries)
-Tweet “I’m in it to win a $250 designer purse from @ParazulHandbags on @FutureMama’s blog http://bit.ly/6MG3cK.”
-Give me a pregnancy tip!
-Become my Facebook Fan
-Add my NEW button to your blog!
-Post about this giveaway on your blog.
-Email Subscribe to my blog (don’t forget to confirm your email!) OR Subscribe to my blog through one of these feeds (let me know which one in comments).
-Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs (per day/computer) (just click the link)
-Tell me how you heard about this giveaway (you read my blog regularly, saw it on Twitter, etc.)

Leave a comment for each extra entry.

This giveaway ends December 26th at 11:59pm. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was not paid for doing this review and giveaway. I was given a {diaper bag} for the purpose of conducting the review.

PS: This is the first of my Full Term of Giveaways. It’s easier for me to do a giveaway a week instead of one big one, and it’ll make time go by faster! If you’re interested in sponsoring a pregnancy or fertility related review and giveaway please use the “contact” link above or email babymakingmachine{at}gmail.com. Stay tuned for tons of fun!

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554 Comments

  1. That is beautiful! I’m totally with you, I want a cute diaper bag….purses have been a huge part of my non-baby life, and I think an ugly diaper bag would just depress me! lol

    My favorite Parazul item is definitely the black scarf bag, because I think I could fit my laptop in it….and everything I wear is black or gray!

  2. Enjoy being pregnant! I think the best advice I can give you is when the summer time hits and you are big and pregnant PUT YOUR FEET up whenever you can! I got really swollen ankles because of the heat and standing for too long 🙂

  3. I hope this is a good pregnancy tip–start doing some prenatal yoga, I wish I would have. When I was later on in my pregnancy my back, hips and inner thighs were killing me…I think that if I had done the yoga it would have really helped me later on!

  4. Ooh, I have been looking for a nice diaper bag!!! I like the Beige classic bag with beige/black logo slim scarf – simple, but classy!

    (And of course, I follow your blog!!!!)

  5. A pregnancy tip? Hm. Well, I’m not too far ahead of you, but I would say to just try to enjoy every moment. I find myself constantly wishing for the next big milestone, but I know that time is going to go by so fast, I will want to remember everything! Along with my blog I am also writing in a journal so that I can savor every moment of this pregnancy!

  6. Ok, I am a follower of yours and I don’t usually enter giveaways, but I like that bag. Love the diaper bag even though that’s not the one I want but it’s a hot bag. I love that Classic bag. Just my size, style and color. Following them on Twitter.

  7. I love these bags so much. My favorite is the Black classic bag with beige/black logo slim scarf.
    I’m also a subscriber.
    Thanks so much for offering this giveaway and Happy Holidays.

  8. Pregnancy tip – my special high risk doctor told me that its okay to drink a coke — just not 12 of them — and its okay to eat unsuspicious sushi — what do the Japanese eat?– two myths that I thought were true and so did my friends!

    That was a life saver… because I needed the Coke for nausea and the sushi for sanity.

  9. I like the black classic bag. With any scarf, really.

    Oh, and my baby hasn’t ever pooped, peed, or puked on my Vera Bradley “diaper bag”/favorite purse. 5 months of normal wear!

  10. That pink scarf bag is gorgeous. And guess what – it’s for you, and you’re a girl. Tell hubby that the bag is YOURS and you get to carry Spawnie’s accoutrements in it. 😉 So pink is just fine.

    And as for the poop. Hon, I have 3 kids and never got any poop on my bags. You need to get urself a good wipeable changing pad, and you get urself a bag for used diapers. Lots of lovely ones on Etsy or Ecobebeboutique.com. Or if you want, you can check out Munchkins scented bags that will hide any potential odor until u can get it tossed safely.

  11. I use the Build-A-Bag feature. I made a classic bag in white with a lime green palm tree slim scarf and a purple turtle charm. Looks very tropical. 🙂

  12. pregnancy tip I remember since I had my last child almost 14 yrs ago..ha…is when you feel nausea, something lemony will help. Crystal light helped me and so did lemon heads. A friend of mine from England told me about that and said it was an old wives tale but it worked for me. 🙂

  13. Bag Style-Classic Bag
    Color-Black
    Scarf-Beige/black logo slim scarf
    Charm-White shell charm
    or
    Bag Style-Classic Bag
    Color-Pink
    Scarf-Pink cocktail slim scarf
    Charm-Pink cocktail charm

  14. I’m currently 5 months (24 weeks) pregnant! 🙂
    What got me through the first few months (of nausea) was Izzy’s drinks! They are carbonated juice! Yummy, helpful, and non-caffeinated. 🙂

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

  15. I’m not so sure on the pregnancy tips, but I’d really like another entry! Putting myself in your shoes, I would just try to enjoy every little minute of it. Oh, and I heard someone the other day about doing a pregnancy journal!

  16. pregnancy tip – get a pregnancy pillow! VERY soon you are not going to be able to sleep comfortably. Pregnancy and no sleep is a bad combination

  17. Pregnancy tip: second trimester is where all the energy is! …watch out for your skin to do funky things, at different points I’ve had breakouts or extra dry skin…water, water, water! drink it!…ask lots of questions from your primary care provider, whether dr, midwife, or nurse – so much is out of your control, it’s nice to know what’s in your control!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Not entering the giveaway but just wondering: have you looked at bags for the papa yet? My husband got this really great messenger bag that was an overhead sling across his chest kinda thing. They make really cool dad bags now too. Unless your hubby is that secure in his manhood that he won’t mind marching around town using your bag! :o)

    My best, Lynn

  19. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    My favorite bag is the Pink Classic Bag with Pink Logo Slim Scarf.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

  20. Pregnancy Tip:

    Keep a journal of your thoughts and when your daughter / son is 18, let them read it so they will get a deeper understanding of what you experienced daily.

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

  21. Oh Lord!!! I love the “Black slim bag with beige/black logo slim scarf”!! I’m a follower also!!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  22. I built a bag!! #1

    Navy slim bag with beige/navy logo slim scarf
    Beige/white shell slim scarf
    White shell charm

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  23. I built a bag!! #2

    Navy slim bag with beige/navy logo slim scarf
    Beige/white shell slim scarf
    White shell charm

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  24. I got my friend this thing called a shower hug. It protects the “twins” from hurting in the shower and such when you get sensitive. Also great for after the baby is born. She used to swear by it towards the end.

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com