Harbor Side Tote in ‘First Lady’ c/o Vilah Bloom $129
Hello, GWB readers! I have a major treat for you today! Vilah Bloom and Gifts with Bows have partnered up to offer you a thorough review and an amazing giveaway of the Harbor Side Tote. I can’t WAIT to give you the details on how to win one, but first let me tell you all about this supremely darling carry-all.
Before I got a chance to see this bag in person I had a feeling it was the one for me after reading this on their website:
“A Vilah Bloom mom is one that maintains her sophisticated yet casual style wherever she goes and is always prepared for life’s little messes.”
Oh yes. This is to a T what I imagine for myself. Can’t I please appear to be together? Goodness knows I’m human, but like many moms I do aspire to walk out of the house feeling organized and well assembled and… wait… where are my keys? Anyways, my hand is held up high: I am definitely a Vilah Bloom mom. Join me. I insist.
Moving on– When the bag arrived and I got a chance to check it out, look through all the pockets (there are 11!), and get to see up close that this is a seriously high quality, and chic take on the traditional diaper bag. Hello “fashion meets function”, I have found you at last! The style formula feels like 2 parts preppy, 1 part modern and a dash of “sneaky smart”, meaning even smarter than it (or s/he) looks.
Which leads me to my favorite part that gets me all “eeee” girly, bouncy, singsongy-voice. There is a built-in dispensing wipe system accessible from the OUTSIDE of the bag. That means with one hand (since you absolutely do not have two free hands when changing a baby or toddler) you can quickly grab your wipes without dealing with any zippers, snaps or containers. And get this– it is so intuitive that Ari figured out how to use it in a matter of seconds (as pictured below). For anyone new here, Ari is my sweet little one year old boy. He’s a peach of a model.
The genius behind this impressive technology is designer and founder, Jackelynn Garrett. She, of course, has two littles of her own, Vilah and Monroe. They all live together with her husband Travis and dog, Oscar in Northern Michigan. Jackie’s daughters serve as the inspiration for the function of her totes, while the designs are tributes to her childhood spent lakeside and express “a fresh, classic style that exudes the sense of effortless elegance- much like you would find along the shores at any lake house.” I think she nailed it!
A few quick bullets on the specs of the Harbor Side Tote:
- Product Dimensions are 5” L x 13” H x 7”W
- 11 spacious pockets (including 2 interior bottle pockets)
- One handed access to wipes via the built-in, nontoxic dispensing wipe system
- Exclusive Vilah Bloom monogrammed dispensing wipes case
- Large, plush, wipe clean changing mat
- Interior swivel key/pacifier clip
- Water resistant lining
- Premium nontoxic, 100% nylon exterior with faux leather accent trim
- Custom nickel hardware
- 3 carrying options: Shoulder, built-in stroller clips, and detachable hands – free cross body strap
- Easy care: wipes clean with a damp cloth, let air dry
And now what you’ve been waiting for… the GIVEAWAY. Vilah Bloom is giving away a Harbor Side Tote in Lil’ Duchess, which is an incredible, vibrant shade of blue. We wanted to make it really easy for you to enter, so we have directions spelled out here on the blog, and also on our social media channels. Giveway ends Sunday, July 26th at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced!
How to Enter (do all four!):
- “Like” the giveaway post on Facebook
- Share the post on your Facebook Wall
- Follow Vilah Bloom on Facebook
- Follow Gifts with Bows on Facebook OR Instagram
Want extra entries?
Get up to four extra entries when you:
- Leave a comment on the Facebook post
- Tag a friend (or two!)
- Follow Violet Lucille Bowtique on Facebook*
*If the winner follows Violet Lucille on Facebook she will receive a darling BONUS!
UPDATE: CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, BRITTANY C.!
Note: When you follow Vilah Bloom on Facebook you’ll get the latest in news and special deals. For example, today they have posted a major discount on the Harbor Side Tote ‘First Lady’ (code on page).
And now for a little photo story of Ari discovering the built-in wipe dispensing system! Plus, don’t miss a detailed look at everything I fit into this incredibly spacious bag at the very end of the post.
Vilah Bloom Changing Mat & Wipes Dispenser (come with Tote) | Hand Knit Blanket (ours is a family heirloom, similar) | Denim Cap (similar) | Gap Ruby One Piece (similar) | Button-up Sweater (similar) | Carters Stripe Socks | Stripe Slip-ons (similar) | J&J Face Wipes | Lolla Cup | Grace Based Parenting Book | Turkish Towel (similar) | Happy Baby Puffs | Honest Diaper Cream | Honest Healing Balm | Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen | Pair and a Spare Bear | Aden & Anais Lovie | iPhone Pineapple Case (similar) | OPI Polish in ‘Kiss Me I’m Brazilian’ | Bare Minerals Moxie in ‘Rebel’ | 3 Bead Key Fob (DIY found Be Crafty) | Polo Dress (similar) | Pink Headband (similar) | Carters Kids Necklace (similar) | Pampers Diapers