Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to everyone who has or currently serves our country!

I used my Seaside Port Tote today because it feels patriotic to me :)
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Vera Explosion

My sister and I are baby sitting for my cousin for the weekend. My sister walked into the room and called my corner a Vera Explosion, I guess it is a lot of Vera for 2 days.
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RueLaLa NOW!

Vera Bradley is on RueLaLa now! I dont know how I missed it! I almost never log in, but I get their weekly emails. I probably read it too fast on my blackberry and just deleted it. There are a few things left. There wasnt a whole lot on there to begin with and it seems like half of it was Puccini...blah.

Happy Shopping!

The stuff I ordered arrived!

Yay! My stuff arrived this week! I LOVE the Angle Tote! I think that it might be my new favorite! It is so roomie and it has great pockets. I guess I wasnt paying attention when I saw it at the store, but it has pockets like the Morgan on the front! That is one of my favorite things about the Morgan. Plus everyone seems to likes Night and Day. They say it is something they might be able to carry. I also ordered a set of thank you cards so that I could free shipping.
I also ordered the Travel Kit and Curling Iron Cover from QVC for just $31! I wasn't sure if I was going to get something in Simply Violet, but I really like it! I didnt need a Curling Iron Cover, but it was cheaper to get the pair off of QVC than to get the Travel Kit by itself from Vera Bradley.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mom's New Knot Just a Clutch

My Mom's Knot Just a Clutch in Make Me Blush arrived from QVC. I think that I want one!

My Travel Case and Curling Iron arrived yesterday from QVC along with my Angled Tote from I will post pictures tomorrow. I think that I am going to try to take a break from buying anything for a while.

New set of Colors on Sale

Thanks to Linda for the heads up! The new set of retiring colors in on sale.

Colors on sale: Carnaby, Bali Gold (Alissa!), Bali Blue, Calypso and Pirouette (Amber!)

Bags on sale: Large Backpack, Cool Keeper, Hipster, Messenger & Bucket Tote

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vera Bradley Sighting

Even my coworkers notice Vera when they are out and about. Thanks for sending this to me Matt!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Catalog

I got this a couple of weeks ago, but I think that it is really cute, so I thought that I would share it in case anyone didnt get it. I am still so tempted to buy another Charleston Tote, but can't really rationalize buying one. Maybe someday. This shows off the new patchwork, new frill and new Starry Night collection.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vera Bradley Sighting-TV

I like this picture of it better.

Java Blue Tote on Brothers and Sisters
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Vera Bradley Sighting-TV

Just catching up on the 5 episodes of Brothers and Sisters on my DVR.
Java Blue Tote
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Vera Bradley Sighting - TV

Weekender in Purple Punch on Modern Family
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Vera Bradley sighting

Shopping at the mall. Imperial Toille Backpack
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Vera Bradley Sighting

This one is from Alissa when she was at the Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco last weekend.

Look what I found at cheescake factory in sf!!! Purple punch!!

Vera Bradley Sighting

Not really feeling up for writing a post today, so I am just going to post some Vera Sightings. This one is from Mandy. I need one of those shelves for my house, haha.

Vera Bradley heaven at the store "Inside Out"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shopped 'til I dropped

Yesterday the good deals online got the best of me and I finally gave in. I bought the Trip Kit and Curling Iron Cover from QVC. I wasnt going to buy the set since I already have a Curling Iron Cover, but I really wanted the Trip Kit and it was cheaper to buy the pair from QVC than to buy just the Trip Kit from Vera Bradley. I can always use the Curling Iron Cover as a gift or sell it on ebay.

Then there was free shipping on if you spent more than $75. I have been wanting an Angle Tote since they came out, so I finally got one! I bought one in Night and Day and I cant wait for it to arrive! I bought a pack of Cupcakes Pink Thank You cards, which brought my total to $75 exactly! Score!

I can't wait for it all to arrive in the mail! Hopefully they all arrive next week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vera at the Gym

Last weekend I had a slightly awkward Vera sighting. I was at the gym and had just finished my workout. I went into the locker room to grab my bag and the woman who had the locker next to me had a Large Cosmetic bag in Nantucket Red. I was going to say something, but she was changing into her workout clothes, so I decided that it might be an awkward time to have a conversation with someone about Vera Bradley. Plus it was probably obvious that I was a fan. I had my Mod Floral Blue Tote, Night Owl Miller and Raspberry Fizz ipod cover out. That was my first Vera sighting at the gym.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

QVC - Trip Kit and Curling Iron Cover

QVC has a great deal on the Vera Bradley Trip Kit and Curling Iron Cover set. With shipping it is $30. The regualr retail price of the trip kit is $35 and the curling iron cover is $17, so buying on QVC you save a lot of money. I emailed my mom and sister last night in case they were interested and I get this email back from my mom:

Alison, You have me hooked. I really like that little clutch purse, so I ORDERED IT from QVC just now. The colored pastel like colors. Good deal, I think, a little less than retail price with shipping and tax. included. Mom

I went to QVC because because I want to find a good deal on a Night and Day Angle Tote, but no such luck. The search continues.

Here is the link to QVC for the Trip Kit and Curling Iron Cover Set.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Tote! Well At least new to me

I have been wanting a Mod Floral Blue bag for a while since they are the Padres colors. Of course I decided this after they retired and were harder to find. A long time ago I had a MFB Lindsay, but decided that wasn’t what I wanted and I sold it on ebay. So I only had a couple of MFB accessories, but no bag. Well, about a week ago I found a tote on ebay that said it was gently used, so I decided to bid on it and I won! So I got my gently used MFB tote at the end of last week. It is in pretty good condition, no wear or fading. Yesterday I took it to the Padres game and it was perfect! I also put my new MFB flower on it, so cute!

This is my 3rd tote. I have more totes than any other bag. I try to buy different bags in different colors so that I don’t have too many duplicates, but totes are great. You can use them as a tote bag or as a purse. I bought my grandma a mini hipster for Mother’s Day, but she decided it was too small, so my Aunt exchanged it for a tote, so that they could both put their stuff in it when they go out and about so that they can carry one bag instead of two.

I was going to share that totes in retiring colors are on sale today, but it looks like I took too long and now they are sold out of the $19 totes. I am not surprised that those went fast, that was such a great price.

Friday, May 14, 2010

How far would you go for Vera?

I have been checking craigslist for Vera bags and this time only in San Diego. No more checking in San Fran or Sacramento. It has been a while since I have seen anything that I was really interested in and had a good price, but last week I came across a great posting! It was for the small Terry Tote/Purse. I forget what it’s exact name is and it isn’t on the website anymore. And it was only $15! So I emailed the lady who posted it and she called me in less than an hour and said that I could have it, but that she was in Carlsbad. Carlsbad is about 45 minutes north of San Diego, but I was willing do drive that far. I told her that I probably wouldn’t have time to get up there until Sunday and she said that was fine. So on my way to my parents house for Mother’s Day I stopped in Carlsbad. The purse is like new! I doubt she ever used it. It even had that little packet that is supposed to absorb moisture.

Since it was only $15 the 45 minute drive seemed worth it! How far would you go for Vera?

Fall 2010 Colors!

Check it out! Fall 2010 colors!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Vera Sighting - San Francisco

From Melissa this morning on the bus.

Heading to the finacial district.

New Patchwork!

The new patchwork are online now! I LOVE my Charleston Tote and would love to get another one. I thought that I was going to get it in Night and Day, but now that I see the Simply Violet, I am tempted to get that one instead. Decisions, decisions.

Click here to see the Charleston Tote in Simply Violet!

Sarah's knitting bag!

My friend Sarah sent me a picture of her knitting bag, which happens to be a Puccini Tote! Happy knitting!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vera Sighting - DC

Bermuda Blue Duffel

Union station. Wash. DC. Almost got away.
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Vera Sighting - DC

Piroutte Backpack and a Windsor Navy something or other in the background!

We are having box lunches in the park.
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Vera Sighting - DC

Nantucket Red Backpack

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Vera Sighting - DC

PetitPoint Drawstring Backpack

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Vera Bradley Sighting - DC

From my mom

We are listening to congressman talk to us out in capitol park including Boxer and Frankin. Love Mom
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Monday, May 10, 2010


RueLaLa is an invite only shopping website that has 2 day boutiques. They have had Vera Bradley items a couple of times, but not recently. I havent even logged onto RueLaLa in a while, but last week while watching The Hills/The City they mentioned that Whitney Port would have a portion of her collection on RueLaLa and this morning when I get my "Whats on sale this week" email from RueLaLa it said that Whitney's stuff goes on sale on May 12th.

Even though they arent offering Vera right now I still thought that I would share an invite with you all incase you ever want to check it out. They have fun designers and really nice things at great prices. If Vera is ever on there again, believe me, I will let you know!

I bought a Pinwheel Pink Super Tote a while back from RueLaLa for about $40 I think. My mom got a Pink Elephants Hanging Organizer the time before that. The Vera stuff they have offered were all retiring prints or styles, but they were a pretty good deal if you logged in early enough.

Click on the link for your invitation:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nothing to do with Vera

So today's post really has nothing to do with Vera Bradley. I am still fundraising for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. I have raised $770 so far, but still need to get to $2,300. You can check out how my fundraising is going on my 3 Day page.

So I am hosting an online only Pampered Chef party as a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. 15% of the sales will go towards my fundraiser. The online party goes from May 1st until May 18th. Everything will be shipped after the party closes. If you don't live in San Diego you can pick the direct shipping option to have your stuff sent directly to you.

You can use this link to access the website: Then select shop online. Once you click that it will ask you for the host name, so just put in Alison Glabe. Make sure to put that in so that I will get credit for the fundraiser.

Starting May 1st Pampered Chef will have some special breast cancer awareness items, like martini glasses with pink polka dots and other fun items.

Thanks everyone!

And just so that I have a Vera mention, I will say that I am carrying my Symphony in Hue Saddle Up today!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Favorite Vera Sighting

My sister had a Vera sighting and for some reason this one is my favorite, probably because I laughed when I opened the message from her.

Yep, she found a Cupcakes Green Nail File in the middle of street. And no, she did not pick it up.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vera @ Barnes and Noble

Missy took some pictures of Vera at Barnes and Noble. Some of the items available at Barnes and Noble are only available there. Like book covers and a slightly smaller size tote.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vera Bradley Sighting

Just now watching Glee from last week and saw a Vera backpack in Green Apple!
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Road Trip, continued

Here are more pictures from Erin's road trip!

St. Louis, Tote in Symphony in Hue
Anheuser Busch Tour, Betsy in Frankly Scarlet

Anheuser Busch Tour, Tiki Clutch in Bali Gold

Grand Canyon, On the Go in Caffe Latte

Monday, May 3, 2010

Road Trip!

My sister Erin and her friend Sarah just went on a road trip from San Diego to St. Louis and they did a little Vera stalking, haha. They saw a lot of Vera's, so I will split them up into two posts.

Mod Floral Blue sighting in Sedona

Citrus sighting in Sedona

Totally Turq in Albuquerque

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