I honestly didn't think it would take me a whole year and then some to return to The Baggage Claim
. It's quite embarrassing, actually. A lot has happened since the last time I wrote something up here. People really weren't joking when they said your whole life changes when you have a baby. Yep, that happened. My baby girl (who will be referred to as "Baby O" from here on) is almost a year old now, and it is with some pride (and perhaps trepidation) that I report she is showing pronounced interest in bags. If I win the lottery someday, I may have to ask folks at Valentino to make me a mini Histoire
like the one Zahara Jolie-Pitt has.
Anyway, long story short, Baby O is a healthy and happy baby, with an amazing personality. She also keeps me very busy. I barely have time to shower, or eat, or sleep, since I work from home, too. And when you don't have time to do the basic things in life, priorities definitely change. It doesn't mean I stopped looking at bags, but I couldn't linger and babble online about why I love certain bags when there were bags growing under my eyes. I've also been buying bags that are quite different in style and function, with the Skip Hop Dash Deluxe bag in Uptown Stripe
having become a staple (all those pockets!).
Don't worry. I'm not turning The Baggage Claim
into a diaper bag blog anytime soon. It just means I may giving crossbody bags way more attention a top handle bag. Pockets will be scoring many more bonus points, whereas metal hardware will have to be used sparingly, given weight issues, and so on. So hang in there, dear readers. I'm surprised many of you - despite the lack of updates - have been visiting my old posts. I appreciate your patience as I try to get The Baggage Claim
up and running again. Most importantly, I'll still be talking about indulgent things, however impractical. I may not have time to do it, but I haven't forgotten how to have fun, or at least dream about having fun.Image: Courtesy of Skip Hop.