Mia Tui ‘Ella’ Changing Bag & Handbag – What Every Mum Needs

Mia Tui ‘Ella’ Changing Bag & Handbag – What Every Mum Needs

Ever since I found about the brand Mia Tui, I have wanted one of their changing bags. As they say, they are a bag for all reasons (I love a clever pun). Not only do they seem functional but they looked gorgeous as well. I have also been very impressed with the support Mia Tui have given the lovely Jennie from Edspire in remembering her beautiful baby girl, Matilda Mae with a range of Mia Tui satchels (view the Matilda Mae range here – 10% of all Matilda Mae sales go to the Lullaby Trust). When they asked me to review one of their bags, you would not believe how excited I was – something that had been on my wishlist for SO long!

I was sent the Ella shoulder hobo bag in steel blue. Described as a work bag, a changing bag or just a simple handbag, Mia Tui certainly haven’t got it wrong. It has multiple pockets and ample space inside. Each bags comes with a clear PVC bag and a little clutch bag meaning that ladies can utilise even more space within the bag.

I currently use my bag as both a changing bag and a handbag and on an average day, this will contain nappies, wipes, changing mat, nappy sacks, some cream, a drink for Jack, a drink for me, my phone, my purse, my keys, my business cards and some makeup. I still have space for more should I so wish as you can see above. There are plenty of pockets within the interior of the bag – there is space to put your phone, pens – whatever you so wish.

Sneak preview of what the interior looks like when the bag is empty

Whilst the interior is certainly impressive, so is the exterior. The soft faux leather has beautiful contrast stitching and also has zip closure which for me is a major plus – whilst changing bags do generally come up with a zip, plenty of handbags don’t and I am not comfortable carrying around a bag that doesn’t zip up! 

The steel blue colour is perfect for day to day errands – it looks pretty and functional – I’ve had plenty of people asking about it believing it to be just a handbag and are amazed when they find out it is so much more – even more so when I show them inside! The two bags that come inside the Ella bag can either be kept in or removed for use separately – I tend to keep them in as they are very handy for keeping makeup in or stopping my keys from scratching other items in my handbag.

If someone was to ask me what my top mummy items were, I think this would have to be towards the top of the list. All too often, changing bags are plain and boring and leave us mums feeling a little less stylish. Mia Tui bags are something every new mum should be treated to/treat herself to – not only does she get a functional but attractive changing bag – but she can also use it as a handbag once its changing functionality is no longer needed. I am sure mine is going to last me years and years – I’ve had it over a month now and there are no scratches or marks at all! I am very impressed.

The Ella bag in Steel Blue retails at £58 and is available on the Mia Tui website here or in most John Lewis stores. Will you be treating yourself to one?

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Being A Mummy

Being A Mummy
Being a mummy is far from easy. The late nights, the early mornings, the growth spurts and constant feeding, the screams,the cries,the really bad nappies.
But it is so worth it. For the smiles, the giggles,the laughs, the opportunity to make so many memories with this gorgeous little bundle that you can call your own.
I never realised just how tough motherhood was going to be, and I definitely have a profound respect for women like Emma Louise who are bringing up their beautiful children single handedly. 
But I wouldn’t change it for the world and I’m enjoying every second – I don’t know how I’m going to cope when I finish my maternity leave and have to go back to work. If I could possibly afford to be a stay at home mum, I’d love to, I just don’t think it’ll be possible.
I would never have thought I’d have had a baby by the time I was 22, but things happen for a reason and I’m so glad it has.