Motherhood - it's exhausting work isn't it and not a soul alive will contest that fact. Between the endless nappy changes, sleepless nights, messiness, tetchy moments and learning curves that come with the territory, it's also the most precious ride you'll ever have. Enjoy it.
It can all be a hard serve to digest when you've come from a long stint in a career you've loved. Not only has your personal freedom flown with your new role, but your self image takes a beating too. Bodies change with pregnancy, birth and beyond, there's little time left to maintain yourself and you can often find yourself daydreaming as a result, remembering the clothes you once wore...the shoes...
There's no doubt about it, motherhood isn't glamorous for the vast majority of us, but with a well-designed baby bag at your side, you can certainly make the best of the circumstances...
Meet gorgeous Australian designer baby bag label Zara Darcy and the prestigious appeal of the Alessandro baby bag.
Zara Darcy bags are the creation of a mum who, following a passion for all things designer, was left feeling disheartened when it came to sourcing an attractive and glamorous baby change bag when the need called.
Zara Darcy bags fill an important niche for mums who want to maintain a degree of their former selves in their current circumstances. These bags walk a perfect balance between the appeal of those former aesthetics and combine them with the practicality required by all mums - a modern designer exterior and purpose-built interior. Just perfection!
Zara Darcy bags can easily serve the needs of both mums and non-mums alike - which is fantastic, because I definitely recommend mums should choose a quality baby change bag that will travel with them for years, from baby to toddler, childhood and beyond and not just serve a purpose in the early days.
This is certainly one of those bags!
From my first sight of this bag in real life, I was quite blown-away by the quality of its features. No doubt you'll agree, it's a gorgeous bag based just on these images alone. What makes this bag so stand-out, (apart from the distinctive designer appeal), is the shiny, genuine patent leather trim offset against the gold hardware. No cost-cutting there. Already I can see this bag serving me well for years and in so many ways beyond my baby days.
|The gold-plated Zara Darcy name-plate|
The body of this bag is crafted in a very thick nylon twill. It has an attractive matt look against the gloss of the trim and gleam of the gold. All hardware is heavy duty and great quality. In a baby bag, this is an essential; these accessories are dealt a proper beating during their years of service!
Importantly, this beautiful bag is loaded with plenty of functional pockets for toting everyone's needs.
The front of the bag has one large zip-around compartment that's perfect for your own items or for stowing a handy pack of wipes. There's also a smaller slip-pocket on the front of this. The rear of the bag has yet another large zippered compartment for the safe-keeping of your wallet, keys or phone.
Every zippered compartment has thoughtful large zipper pulls in patent leather for ease of access.
|The rear of the Zara Darcy Alessandro bag|
|Pockets, pockets, glamour and more! The outer small slip pocket quickly fastens with a concealed magnetic snap |
for the safe-keeping of mobile devices.
Inside the Alessandro it's roomy, roomy, roomy! You can pack your needs easily within the gorgeous cream-lined satin interior. Again, more pockets than you might need so remember where you put everything!
In truth, you really can't have too many pockets in a change bag and these ones are more than adequate. There are pockets for bottles, nappies, wipes, two zippered wall pockets and two open flat pockets which are suitable for tech devices. There's a built-in key clip too.
|The removable Zara Darcy insulated bottle bag comes with its own clip to attach to any convenient place.|
|Creamy satin lining and great quality zippers.|
All Zara Darcy bags come with the mummy inclusions you expect to find inside a baby bag: A generous sized, logo-bearing change mat, a clear zippered and removable wet purse or cosmetics purse (I use mine for first-aid bits and bobs which the older kids are forever in need of) and an insulated bottle bag.
|The genuine leather twin patent handles are comfortable to wear, as is the entire bag.|
The Alessandro also comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap to use as you please. Plus there are handy outside pockets for carting sippy cups or your own drink bottle. It also comes with a dust bag for storage.
All things considered, I think this is a top-notch baby bag and very much adore wearing it. It makes a great outfit look complete and the average mummy uniform look far more fashionable.
The Zara Darcy Alessandro is priced at $199 and comes in the jet black colour or a stunning chocolate. (View the Zara Darcy Alessandro in Brown here.) Currently Zara Darcy are having an end of season sale and you can purchase this stunning bag for just $120 with free shipping included for a limited time.
Do check out the beautiful Zara Darcy bags in all leather too - the Valentina Tote in Black and Ivory.
Zara Darcy have generously offered one follower of Six Little Hearts the opportunity to own a designer Alessandro bag in Brown valued at $199!
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