Friday, December 30, 2011

From My Readers Friday - Courtney's Vera Bradley Quilt

So I actually get quite a bit of emails from readers, which I think is a lot of fun.  I know sometimes it might take me a day or two...or three to get back to you depending on how busy I am, but I really do like getting email from you all!  And once and a while you will send in great photos that are Vera related and I try to share all of them on the blog.  Well I was thinking that maybe every Friday I will start featuring some of those photos with a post I will call From My Readers Friday.  We will see if this lasts or not, mostly it will depend on if emails keep rolling feel free to email me at  Not everything will be able to be posted on the blog, but I will try my best to post as many of them as possible. 
So let's kick off my first From My Readers Friday with some photos of an amazing Vera Bradley quilt that Courtney emailed to me.  Her mother made her a beautiful quilt using Very Berry Paisley & Pink Elephants material along with some coordinating non Vera Bradley material.  I really love the colors!  You can really tell her mom did a great job making the quilt.  I love special handmade gifts like this!  My mom made me a quilt when I graduated from college and it is one of my favorite gifts. 
Thanks for sharing Courtney!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vera Bradley Spring 2012 New Styles

Check it out...the new styles for Spring 2012! I am so excited about some of these! 

Click on the photos to make them larger.  I dont have any other details...some of the photos include the size and price, but some dont.  If they dont then I dont have that information.  

These are photos of scanned PDFs, so they arent perfect, but you will get a really good idea about what is coming out January 19th!


Of course we have another upside photo...not sure what is up with that.  

Some of you might recognize Laura...this was the Cinch Tote from QVC! 

What item are you most looking forward to?  

Make sure to share with your Vera Bradley friends! 

Click here to see the Wristlet which was posted earlier. 

Restyled Vera Bradley Wristlet

Oh happy day! I received some PDF's of the new styles...I just need to take photos so that I can post them on the blog.  Didn't want to make you wait too long though, so I went ahead and took a photo of the newly restyled Wristlet! I hope to have all of the other photos up by the end of the week, so keep checking back for more!
The new wristlet includes slots for cards.
The photo refuses to to upload right side up, so just tilt your head...or the computer screen. 
Sorry about that!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.  I am so blessed to have amazing family and friends.  I am really enjoying being in California spending time with all of them! 

I picked up a Rhythm & Blues Ornament for my Mom this year since she collects Vera Bradley ornaments.  It is sitting on top of the other ornaments.  I love the way this looks on her dining room table. 

Here is a picture from the other side...I picked up the Santa for her too...he is from Ukraine!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vera Bradley Laptop Skins

My friend Alissa sent me this super fun photo of her and Tiffany with their laptops with new Laptop Skins on them! 

Looks great ladies! 

Getting Ready With Vera

Here is a quick picture of my Vera on the bathroom counter at my parents house. Large cosmetic for misc stuff, small bow cosmetic for my make up, button up coin purse for hair ties and curling iron cover for my straightener.

A Colorful Day - April 14, 2012

I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Vera Bradley's A Colorful Day.  It is an all day event filled with Vera Bradley!!! Sounds like paradise to me!  They have announced more information about this year's event which will be on April 14, 2012 in Las Vegas!  I so wish that I could go, but we have a work event that day that I have to go to.  I couldn't be more bummed.  I love Vera Bradley and Las Vegas, so it would have been a perfect trip!

Here is the post from Vera Bradley on Facebook: Have you attended A Colorful Day - the Ultimate Vera Bradley Experience? Registration is now open for our next event, which takes place on Saturday, April 14 in Las Vegas! Visit to check out the details and register!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

TJ Maxx - Nebraska

Thanks to OhMyVera reader Karen for sending in this photo of the Vera Bradley selection in Nebraska. More to choose from than the stores in San Diego.

Vera Bradley Inspired Scarves from Boutique Inspired Designs

It is starting to get a lot colder in DC!  I just ordered another scarf from Boutique Inspired Designs to help keep me warm!  I ordered one that coordinated with Floral Nightingale because it will go great with my navy winter I just love blue and purple.  She has more than 20 scarves that coordinate with Vera Bradley prints, so even if you checked them out the first time I posted about these great scarves, check them out again! 

That scarf, plus this jacket...perfect combo! 
(Random photo from my Ukraine trip...drop a coin in the frog and make a wish...still waiting to see if it comes true)

Click here to visit Boutique Inspired Designs! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Home For The Holidays

I am all packed up and ready to go! I am flying home to San Diego today after work. Looking forward to seeing my family and friends. Posts will probably be light next week. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Mod Floral Pink Stroller Sunshade

Check this out! It is a custom made sunshade for a stroller! I have never seen such a thing, how fun to have a matching stroller and baby bag! Thanks to Aurora for sending me this photo.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift With Purchase - Saturday, December 17th

Gift with purchase on Saturday, December 17th -  Get a Chevron Medley Tall Tote ($68 reg) for FREE with a $125 purchase in Vera Bradley stores (not outlets).  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Perfect Laundry Coin Holder

I went to do laundry last weekend after getting home from my trip and I only had enough quarters to do two loads.  This is the first place I have lived (besides the college dorms) where I have had to pay for laundry and this was the first time I ran out of quarters! So instead of getting one roll, this time I got two so that they will last a long time...and I was able to finish all my laundry this weekend.  
I forget what this coin purse is called, but it is a patchwork and I love it!  I picked it up at the Princeton bookstore when I went to visit my cousin last Easter and it is the best for doing laundry because it will sit open on the washer without knocking over.  And it holds two rolls perfectly!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Betsy & Little Betsy Sale

Today and tomorrow (Dec 12 & 13) Betsy is on sale for $29.99 and Little Betsy is on sale for $19.99.  Sale available at, Vera Bradley stores & outlets.  

If you like this style bag, pick one up now.  Rumor is that it is being retired and wont be restyled so the closest bag you will have to a Betsy is a Mandy.  We shall see when they release the new styles.  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Vera Sighting

Ashley is in the Peace Corps with my sister and she recently went home to Wisconsin visit her family.  While she was there discovered a couple family members are Vera Bradley fans!  

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sneak Peek - Vera Bradley Fall 2012

Vera Bradley just did an online survey with potential colors for Fall 2012.  There were 6 colors on the survey, normally there are only 4 and those 4 are that seasons colors.  I assume that Vera Bradley would continue to release only 4 colors, but you never know, maybe they will release 6 in the fall.  We shall see. In the mean time, check out the colors! 

Canyon, Indigo Pop, Paisley Meets Plais, Portobello Road, Provincial & Va Va Bloom.

Which one is your favorite? 

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