Sunday, October 30, 2011

Vera Sighting

Lots of Vera sightings at the Marine Corps Marathon today!!!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

My latest Vera Bradley purchases!

My first Large Duffel! I have never purchased a Large Duffel because I already owned an XL Duffel and figured whatever I would put in a Large I could just carry in an XL, but when they were on sale for $32, I just had to pick one up! I decided on Versailles, because I dont have anything in that color yet and I really love the blues in it.  One of the neat things about the one that they sent me is that it has almost the same exact pattern placement on each side! I dont think that I have ever seen a large print bag with the same print on each side.  You can see what I mean in the photos below.  I also purchased a Pleated Tote in Pink Elephants! I only have a Coin Purse and Medium Bow Cosmetic in that print.

Here is the top of my duffel!

Here is one side

And here is the other! The prints is only a few inches off from the other side.

Pink Elephants Pleated Tote!!! 

Ebates - 6% Cash Back

Ebates is currently offering 6% cash back on purchases from  That is double the normal 3%.  Just start at Ebates to get your cash back.  Click here to sign up!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Free Carry It All Wristlet w/$75 Purchase

October 27-October 29 receive a free Carry It All Wristlet with any purchase of $75 or more at participating Vera Bradley stores. What a great offer, but I really dont need any new Vera Bradley items for a while.  Happy Shopping! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vera Bradley Holiday Gifts

Vera Bradley has posted the Holiday Gifts on their website!  They will be available for purchase on November 3.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vera Bradley Shipping Boxes

My Vera Bradley package just arrived! I ordered a Large Duffel in Versailles and a Pleated Tote in Pink Elephants last week when Versailles was on sale for 60% off! I was so excited that they arrived today, but when I went downstairs to pick up my box I was not impressed with how the box held up in transit.  Some of my friends have had their boxes fall apart in transit, but haven't had too many problems because the last couple of orders came in small boxes.  These big boxes seem more flimsy.  I think that Vera Bradley needs to purchase better shipping boxes and use a little more tape!

This end of the box wasnt taped and since it wasnt taped the box ripped at the corner.  Could have used a little more tape!

This corner got pretty bumped up, but at least it didnt open up. 

This corner didnt hold up as well, YIKES!

Apparently someone, either at the front desk of my building or maybe at the post office tried to tape this corner shut for me...thanks for trying! 

You cant really tell in this photo, but the top of the box was all bent it, you can kind of tell by the way the light reflects on the purple.  And you can see the corners are pretty banged up.  At least what was inside was fine, but if it had to travel any further I dont know if the one side of the box would have held up (at the top of the photo).  All of my bags could have just slipped out.  But they didnt and now I am the proud owner of a new Large Duffel and Pleated Tote.  

Come on Vera Bradley, help FedEx handle our bags with care!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vera Sighting

Wine tasting in Virginia and saw this!!!! Yay!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Start getting cash back with Ebates!

I know I have shared Ebates with you all before, but I thought now might be a good time to bring it up again since we are getting into the holiday shopping season.  Ebates will give you cash back for your online orders when you start at Ebates.  All you have to do is start your shopping at the Ebates website, then type in the store you want to shop at or browse for a store that sells what you are looking for and then click the "shop now" button.  A tracking ticket will be opened and you will receive cash back for your purchase.  Another great benefit is that ebates will list any promotions that the store is currently offering.  So for Vera Bradley they list the free shipping on orders over $100.  You will get 3% back at Vera Bradley, but sometimes they will run a special and give you double the cash back.  Click here to see which stores are offering double cash back in October.
They have so many stores listed that I am sure at least one of the stores you shop at will give you cash back.  Some of my favorites are Groupon, LL Bean, Kohls, QVC, Snapfish, and Barnes & Noble.  They also have travel websites, so check them out if you are going to be doing any travel!
Here are stores on Ebates that sell Vera Bradley: Vera Bradley, Barnes & Noble, QVC & eBags.  If there is one I missed, let me know and I will add it to the list.
When you sign up they will give you a gift card after you make your first purchase.  You can also refer friends to get additional cash back.  So click here to sign up and start getting cash back today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vera bradley Outlet Store Weekend Sale - 30% off select colors

October 20 - 23 Loves Me, Sittin in a Tree, Simply Violet & Imperial Toile are 30% off at the Vera Bradley outlet stores.

Vera Bradley Nylon Collection Winter 2011 - Red & Black

The Vera Bradley Nylon collection is now available and it is gorgeous! They are being offered in Caviar (black) and Scarlet (red) and I am really liking the red bags! I might have to add the Crossbody bag to my wish list.


Vera Bradley Under Cover Laptop Skin

My laptop just got an upgrade!  I decided to pick up a Vera Bradley Under Cover Laptop Skin to protect the top of my laptop.  I went with Lemon Parfait because the greys match the silver.  I love it!  I was a little worried that it might leave sticky stuff when I peel it off, but the woman at the store reassured me that it will come off clean...and when I was putting it on and saw the sticky side my worries went away.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

60% off Sale!

Huge two day sale going on at! 60% off Versailles, Imperial Toile & Call Me Coral! I just ordered a Large Duffel in Versailles for $32!  I dont know if I have ever seen the price that low before! Sale ends October 20th, but if this is anything like the last 60% off sale items will go fast!
Plus there is free shipping on orders over $100.

East West Tote Sale - October 22

On October 22 you will be able to pick up an East West Tote for just $39 (retail $52).  This would be the perfect time to get one if you have been thinking about it.  

For those of you that own an East West Tote, what do you like about it? 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vera Bradley inspired scarves!

It is starting to cool off here in DC which means that I need to start bracing for my first real winter!  My dad always used to joke with me and my sister that we could never live anywhere with real weather...well Erin has made it through her first winter, so I am sure I will be fine too.  I already picked up some Sorel snow boots and a nice warm jacket from LL Bean.  But what I am most excited about is my new scarf!  OhMyVera reader Jessica is making scarves to match all of our favorite Vera Bradley patterns!  You can check them out here in her Etsy shop! And you can check out her facebook page by clicking here.

I picked one up to go with Mocha Rouge! It is so soft, I love it!

Here is a picture of my wearing my scarf! I should have grabbed my bag!

My friend Amber picked one up to coordinate with Happy Snails! 

I almost picked up one of the Vera Bradley scarves, but they were a little pricey for what they are.  I wish they were a little thicker.  So these were the perfect option for me. So warm and soft! I think that you will all really like them! Check them out and let Jessica know you saw them on OhMyVera!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Back from sightseeing!

Last week my parents were in town and I while I did have to work a few days while they were here, I was also able to take a couple off days off to go be a tourist with them! There is still so much that I havent seen in DC.  We were able to tour the White House and Capitol.  We also were able to spend a day out at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home.  I can't wait to see them again in December when I go back to California for Christmas! I really enjoyed having them here.

Here is a photo of me with my Happy Snails Bookbag at the US Capitol.  

10% off Sale Items - Extended through today

Online at you can save an extra 10% on everything in the sale section! The sale was over the weekend and they have extended it through today.  You can also get free shipping on orders over $75.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No posts this week

No posts this week, my parents are in town visiting from California, so I will be spending time with them. 
I hope you all enjoyed your Columbus Day!  We went and toured Mt Vernon, home of George Washington yesterday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vera Bradley A to Vera & Chevron Medley

Today Vera Bradley released their newest collections: A to Vera is the new Frill Collection.

 The other collection that was released today is the Chevron Medley collection which is the new Patchwork collection.  This one I am kind of excited about.  It combines Floral Nightingale & Rhythm and Blues from Winter 2011 with Plum Petals from Fall 2011.  And Suzani from Winter 2011 with Safari Sunset from Fall 2011.  I think that they are great color combinations!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Vera Bradley Frill - Winter 2011

The Frill bags this season are going to have a new look.  "Vera Bradley" will be printed on the bags in bold colors with a black background.  It is kind of a fun look, but I generally dont buy things that have the brand name plastered on the front, so I dont think that these are really my style.  I also think that a lot of people are going to miss having Frill be the inside print of the current colors. 

Are you looking forward to the new Frill collection? 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

60% off Sittin' in a Tree & Poppy Fields

Sittin' in a Tree and Poppy Fields are on sale for 60% off for two days!  Now through Sunday, October 2nd, online only at  

Plus free shipping on orders $75 and over through Oct 16th. 

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