Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vera Bradley Outlet Leesburg

I am at the Vera Bradley outlet store! Sooooo exciting!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Release Dates for Summer 2011 Collections and Promos

An OhMyVera reader shared a great website will all of the information we have been looking for about release dates for the Summer Collections.

April 7th: Beach C0llection , Straw Collection, Rolling Luggage in Boysenberry

April 14th: "Perfect for your little princess promo" $24

April 21st: Criss Cross Collection & City Look (nylon)

April 25th: Mother's Day Bracelet promo $28

May 5th: Summer Dockside Canvas

May 12th: Three to Get Ready Promo $28

For photos check out this link.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vera Bradley Summer 2011 YouTube Video

I love the video that Vera Bradley put together for the Summer colors! You have to check it out. Plus it also give a small preview of what is still to come this summer...a few new colors of canvas bags, frill (Deco Daisy!) and it looks like maybe straw and nylon collections!

Cinch Tote on QVC

New Cinch Tote on QVC is the "Todays Special Value" This tote is also only going to be available on QVC.
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QVC - Just Hours Away

If you are reading this post on March 23rd then we are just hours away from the Summer 2011 Vera Bradley collection being released! I know many of you will be watching QVC to check out Vera Bradley's new products from the comfort of your own home!

Vera Bradley will also have the Today's Special Value!
Check it out! It is a new Clinch Tote (not sure if that is the official name)

Get Carried Away!

The first Summer promo is a special on Get Carried Away Totes! Get Carried Away Totes will be $75 (reg $88) from March 24 - April 4. This promo is going to be available online and it stores!
I love my Get Carried Away Tote! It is really large though, so it is easy to load it up with way too much stuff!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vera Bradley on QVC This Week!

Vera Bradley will once again be on QVC to release the new Summer colors! They will have two shows dedicated just to Vera Bradley and another one that will feature VB...and if you are on the west coast you get to see the colors on the 23rd, instead of waiting until the 24th!! Lucky us!

March 24th

Midnight - 1:00am EST Vera Bradley
(9pm on March 23rd for us west coasters!!)

10:00am - 11:00am EST Vera Bradley

4:00pm - 5:00pm EST Bags & Shoes featuring Vera Bradley

Here is the description that I copied from A true testament to the American Dream, friends Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard were traveling in March of 1982 when they came up with the idea to create feminine, fun accessories that are also practical. Within weeks, these dynamic women started selling floral cotton handbags out of their homes and named their new company Vera Bradley after Barbara's mother. Today, their idea lives on in their ever-popular brand of collectible quilted cotton handbags and accessories made from distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims that are beloved by women of all ages. QVC® is proud to present Vera Bradley Handbags & Accessories, the name synonymous with ladylike style.

Also, one of my readers was nice enough to share this picture with us all of one of the new styles!
This picture was up on QVC for a little while, but was taken down. I am guessing it is part of the new patchwork collection. Very cute bags! Thanks for sharing the photo!

Click here to shop the current VB collection on QVC.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vera Sighting - Bethenny Ever After

Imperial Toile sighting on Bethenny Ever After at Bryn's baptism.
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Vera Bradley Totes on Sale for $29.99

For today only Vera Bradley Totes are on sale for $29.99 (reg $46) in all sale colors. You can also get free shipping on all online orders that are over $100.

I have 3 totes, they are pretty nice to have on hand. You can use them them as a purse or a tote. On St. Patricks day I used one as a purse.

The bag in the middle of this picture is an Emily Tote, the others are Villagers.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Big Announcement!

I have very exciting news to share! I have accepted a job offer from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington DC! I am going to work with all of the teams that sign up for the different events such as Walk MS, Bike MS and Challenge Walk MS. I could not be more excited about this new adventure!

As many of you know I have been in San Diego. I have grown up in California so moving across the country is going to be a major change for me. Right now I am in the middle of my road trip across country!

I have decided to pack up my car with as much stuff as possible and drive across the country with my friend Amber. I have never driven across the southern part of the country, so it will be neat to see new places. I am really looking forward to it!

Blogging will probably be light during this transition to the east coast and I wont be able to respond to any of your comments on here or facebook, but know that I will eventually get back to regular schedule of blogging.

PS. I am still looking for housing in DC or around, so if you know of anything please let me know!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St.Patricks Day!

Sporting my Apple Green tote to celebrate St.Patricks Day! Headed to happy hour and then a street party. What are you doing today to celebrate?
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vera Bradley Imposter

OhMyVera reader Tracy sent me this Imposter Sighting from T.J. Maxx.  They reminded her of Bermuda Pink and Bermuda Blue.  Thanks Tracy for sending this over!

Seaport Stripe Photos from Catalog

There are a lot of pages in the Spring 2011 catalog I got about a week ago and some of them are the same as the first Spring catalog that they sent out, so for today I am just going to post the pictures of the Seaport Stripe bags. There are also two more bags from this collection that arent pictured. Someday I am going to have to get my hands on a Carry-all Tote. I really like it and I think that I would be disappointed if I didnt get one. Besides, I dont have a red Vera Bradley bag, so that seems like a good reason to get one :)
Click here for the link to see the bags on

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vera Bradley's Official Summer 2011 Sneak Peak

March 24th is the release date for the Summer 2011 collection! That is just around the corner. Vera Bradley has posted their official sneak peak on Inside Stitch, click here to check it out. There are even videos of each color, so make sure to check it out! I dont think that I could pick a favorite from the Summer collection, but I am looking forward to seeing them in person.

The Summer 2011 Catalog is available to see online at
Click here to see the catalog.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vera Bradley Summer 2011 Cards - Viva La Vera, Watercolor & English Meadow

One of my Vera Friends shared a link to an ebay seller who was selling mixed packs of Vera Bradley cards. They were a great deal, so I decided to order a set. Much to my surprise they are Summer 2011 colors! Lucky me! It was great to see the colors in person. I still think that I like the Fall colors better. The first picture is the piles of cards and then the pictures below are the cards open so that you can see more of the print.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LIsa B - $29, Today only!

Lisa B in all colors are on sale for $29 for today only! You can also get free shipping on orders online that are $100 or more.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vera Bradley Seaport Stripe

Last night I ventured out to the store near my work that sells Vera Bradley bags. They have a great collection of bags. They even had the Seaport Stripe bags available! They are beautiful bags. I really like them. They are priced a little higher than the signature collection, so maybe I will wait until they go on sale. They are supposed to be released March 10th.
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Vera Bradley Fall 2011 Preview - Plum Petals, Happy Snails, Safari Sunset & Mocha Rouge

Some of the Vera Bradley stores are currently doing a Fall 2011 color preview. The new colors for the Fall 2011 are Happy Snails, Plum Petals, Safari Sunset and Mocha Rouge. Before each season they normally do a 2 week preview at a few of their stores to test colors. If you are lucky, maybe the Signature Store near you is doing one.

Fall Colors will be released on July 7th.

Fronts of the small cosmetic bags:

Backs of the small cosmetic bags:

I love the snails on Happy Snails! They are cute! And the Plum Petals is great! I have been wanting a purple bag and I really love this color!

What color are you most excited about for the fall??

Vera Sighting

Alissa had a Vera Sighting: Oh yea! That's a guy carrying a large duffle in night and day!!

Vera Bradley Colors on Sale - Purple Punch, Poppy Fields and Sittiniin a Tree

It is time for more colors to be added to the sale list. Purple Punch, Sittin' in a Tree and Poppy Fields are now on sale for 25% off! Also there are a few styles that will be retiring, so stock up if any of these are your favorites: Lisa B, Reversible Tote, Morgan and Maggie. I am a little partial to the Morgan. I only have one, but it was from my first visit to a Signature Store. Click here to go to and check out the new sale items.
Side note: Vera Bradley sent me a Spring 2011 catalog. It is different than the one that they sent me in January, but has some of the same photos and it is just weird timing. I feel like I should be receiving the Summer 2011 catalog since the release is later this month. Maybe I will post pictures from the catalog this weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vera Bradley Dockside Canvas

Today Vera Bradley released the Dockside Canvas collection. Head on over to to check it out.
The collection includes a Clutch Cosmetic that is 11" x 6.5" x 1.5" and retails for $28, Small Tote that is 8.5" x 8.5" x 4.25" with a 6.75" handle drop that retails for $38 and a Large Tote that is 15.5" x 15.5" x 8.5" with a 11" handle drop that retails for $68. The Large Tote looks like it might be too big for me and the Small Tote is probably too small. I do love the white piping on these bags though. The bags come in Clementine, Indigo, Periwinkle and Sand.
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Please Help Me Raise Money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Dear OhMyVera Readers,

Some of you are probably surprised to find out that I have joined Team in Training to start training for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon! Right now I am torn between running the half and full, so I have been training for the full marathon (26.2 miles!!). As part of Team in Training, I will be raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I will also be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for a Cure in November for the 3rd time!

I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Last year I had a great time running on a relay team for the San Diego Rock n Roll marathon with my friends Alex, Colleen & Karen. This year I decided to push myself to run farther! I am so excited to be a part of Team in Training and raise money for LLS alongside my friends Nina, Katie and Steve. I can't wait until June 5th to run in the marathon!!!

I hope that you will be able to make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. I will also be fundraising for the 3 Day walk later this year. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!

Since I have to be at 25% by March 26th, the best way to make a donation is online through my fundraising website:

This wouldn’t be possible without your support! Thank you!

Team MADness 2010 - Karen, Alex, Colleen & Me

Vera Sighting

Just saw a homeless person walk by my window at work carrying a Peacock Miller, so of course I ran outside to snap a picture.
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Tomorrow - Vera Bradley Dockside Canvas and Card Keeper

Some of us have been waiting a while for this to be released and tomorrow is the big day! Dockside Canvas bags are being released tomorrow! The promo for this sale is the card keeper which you can pick up for $16, March 3-14. I can't wait to see the canvas bags in person. I was thinking that I really wanted one, but I think that I might just save my money. Will you be picking up anything from the Dockside Canvas collection?

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