Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vera Sighting

Vera sighting earlier today at National Harbor!

Vera Bradley Summer/Fall Rumors

One of the blog readers was visiting a store last week while the Vera Bradley sales rep was there and was able to ask some questions that I think that we have all had.  Check out the answers here, but just remember that this is just speculation and we don't know everything for sure.  

The next retirement will be Lemon Parfait, Blue Lagoon and Folkloric on March 2nd. 

As noted on the Summer 2012 posts - that collection will release on March 22nd. 

Vera Bradley probably will release 6 colors in the Fall, but will break it up into two releases. 

And last but not least...it sounds like the Pleated Tote is just going to be restyled!  So hopefully all of us Pleated Tote fans wont have to wait long to see the new style!

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Island Blooms Ditty Bag Arrived!

When I went to the Vera Bradley store to buy my Go Round Tote I picked up a few other things and qualified to get the free gift with purchase.  I love the Ditty Bag and decided that I wanted to pick up an  additional one.  I picked Island Blooms, but they were out of them, so they offered to have one mailed to me and it arrived at the end of last week.  I just cant get over how much I really love this print!  I think that the bright colors really make the print pop and it just makes me happy :) 

The box my Ditty Bag arrived in

 Here is a postcard that was in the box promoting the new colors 

Back of the card

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TJ Maxx Sightings

Some TJ Maxx stores still have a decent amount of bags left!  Here are a couple of photos that readers sent in this week.  

 This photo is from Danielle, not sure about the location. 

And this one is from Brenda at the Stafford, VA store.

Thanks ladies! 

Vera Bradley Links: Jan 22-28, 2012

I always come across interesting articles about Vera Bradley, some I have shared in posts, but some I don't get a chance to write about.  So I think every once and a while I will just start posting the links.  Just click on it to be taken directly to the article.  

Here are the articles that I came across last week: 

Vera Bradley donates to sick children and their families as part of the Super Bowl weekend.

Vera Bradley store opening at Opry Mills on March 29.

Vera Bradley is now available at Neiman Marcus.

Vera Bradley outlet sale tickets go on sale Feb 1.

Another Vera Bradley outlet sale article.

Third Vera Bradley outlet sale article.

Fourth Vera Bradley outlet sale article.

cinda b bags compared to Vera Bradley.

Vera Bradley Spring 2012 at Dillards. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

English Meadow - 60% off Sale

Vera Bradley is having an online sale - Everything in English Meadow is 60% off this weekend! 

Image courtesy of verabradley.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

From My Readers Friday - Happy Snails Pillow

Veronica from Huston, TX sent me a photo of this really cute pillow that her aunt made for her for Christmas out of Happy Snails material. I love the big yellow flower in the heart. 

Thanks for sharing Veronica!  If anyone has something they would like to share, you can email me at ohmyvera@gmail.com.  

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vera Bradley Spring 2012 Vera Vera

The Vera Bradley microfiber collection - Vera Vera released today! 

I am loving the navy! 

Island Blooms Go Round Tote

I decided to get a Go Round Tote in Island Blooms since it was on sale over the weekend.  This is my first Go Round Tote and I am excited about it.  I think that it will be great for going to work since I normally have extra stuff with me.  All the pockets will help me keep everything organized too. 

In San Diego I didnt have to worry about season (mainly because we dont have them, haha) but here in DC this bag might be a bit too summery for winter.  It looks a little out of place in the snow.  I guess I will have to wait a few more months.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vera Sighting in Ellen's Dance Dare

I know you all will like this video, a few of you emailed and posted about it!  It is really fun! Kind of makes you want to sneak up behind someone and just start dancing! 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My New Vera From the Spring 2012

As I mentioned yesterday I made it to the Vera Bradley store last week to go check out the new colors for Spring 2012.  I picked up a few things while I was there too!

I love my new tote!  I had never really looked at the Go Round Tote before, but since it was on sale I decided that it was worth checking out.  I love the pockets on the inside and outside, plus it zips shut so I can put important stuff inside and keep it safe when I take the metro to work. 

I loved these thank you cards.  They say, "little card, big thanks."

This is the Petite Photo Duo.  I am not a huge fan of Rosy Posies, but I like this cute frame.  I am going to put a couple photos from my trip to see my sister in it and take it to work. 

 The photo frame folds in half. 

I spend enough to get the gift with purchase.  I choose a Ditty Bag in Island Blooms, but they were out of them, so they had to order it.  It should arrive in a few days :) 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Vera Sighting!

This might just be my favorite Vera Sighting!  Mod Floral Pink PJ's at a hockey practice! Thanks to my friend for sharing this photo!

Vera Bradley Store for the Spring 2012 Release

I made it to the Vera Bradley store on Friday after work.  I was excited to go see the new styles since I had seen the colors back when they previewed them in August.  

This is a photo of the outside of the store...very welcoming like heading to a friends house!

Island Blooms display in the window

Rosy Posies


Ellie Blue

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today is the Day! Spring 2012 is Here!

The day has finally arrived. The Spring 2012 collection is now available!  Head on over to VeraBradley.com or even QVC.com to check out the new colors and styles. 
If you want a place to discuss the new collection, I created an event on facebook where you will be be able to post about your thoughts on the new collection and even post photos of anything you purchase.  Click here to check it out and join the discussion.
If you are going to be shopping online, I highly recommend Ebates so that you will get cash back on your purchases!  VeraBradley.com and QVC.com are just a couple of retailers that sell Vera Bradley and are on Ebates...check Ebates for a complete list.  You can click here to sign up or log in.
I am hoping to make it to the store Friday after work to check it out!
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Reason I am Looking Forward to Island Blooms

A friend posted a link to ebay for a pair of Jack Rogers Vera Bradley Peacock Sandals and I bid and won!  I couldn't be more excited!  They are brand new! 

People in California (well my friends, I guess I shouldn't generalize) don't wear Jack Rogers sandals.  I didnt even know what they were until I moved to DC and saw girls wearing them throughout the spring and summer.  I think that they are so cute and can be casual or dressed up a little.  I had tried them on at Nordstrom but wasn't ready to pay full price for them. I looked on ebay over the summer a few times, but had pretty much forgot about them since I havent been able to wear sandals for months.  Good thing I waited because now I have the best of both worlds!  

An Island Blooms bag will go great with my new sandals!!! I can't wait for summer! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vera Bradley "Today's Special Value" for QVC - Sweet Pleat Handbag

Looking forward to seeing Vera Bradley on QVC this Thursday?  I am!  I can't wait to get a better look at the Today's Special Value item, the Sweet Pleat Handbag.

Here is a photo to hold you over until Thursday! 

Click here for the post with the full details about Vera Bradley on QVC! 

Vera Bradley Spring 2012 Promotion Line Up

There are some great promotions planned for the spring!  See photos below for more details! 

"Choose You Gift" with a $75 Vera Bradley purchase
January 19 - February 1
Tech Case, Ditty Bag or Life in Progress Journal

From My Heart jewelry box $39
February 2 - 15

Presidents' Day Weekend In Store Only Promotion
Sweetheart Shoulder Bag $48 (reg $68)
Mirror Cosmetic $24 (reg $34)
February 16 - 20

Shoot From the Hip $32 (reg $38)
March 1 - 13

Spring 2012 Color Poll

Want to weigh in on which Spring 2012 color is your favorite?  Go to the OhMyVera page on facebook to take the poll and share your opinion!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Guest Post - Stacia from Free to be Stacia Lee

Hello OhMyVera readers!  You may have checked out Alison's guest post on my blog last week and I'm here to guest post today about my favorite travel accessories all from Vera Bradley of course!!  My girlfriend got me hooked on Vera a few years ago and I now have attended two of the outlet sales in Ft.Wayne and have spent many hours searching their website for the next item that will be on my wish list.  Most of my items are from the outlet sale and were such a great buy!

Large Cosmetic, Small Cosmetic & I believe brush & pencil cosmetic. I also have pictured my night owl curling iron cover, clutch cosmetic in Sand & my Vera glasses in Medallion.  I use the Large Cosmetic for my lotion, contact solution & other large toiletries. The small cosmetic is always in my purse full of my makeup. The brush & pencil I keep my toothpaste, floss & toothbrush in during travel.  The clutch cosmetic holds my jewelry while traveling.  Mod floral blue is one of my favorite colors!

Once all of my bathroom items are packed in the appropriate cases they go in either the Blue Lagoon Weekender (I love all of the pockets) or my very sturdy Travel Frame bag in Gray. I love that most of Vera's items can be thrown in the washer and they also keep me very organized!

Here I am sporting my Vera glasses that I picked out at my eye doctors office and I didn't know I picked out a Vera pair until I saw the case they came in!  I guess I have good taste! :)

I hope you enjoyed my guest post today and I would love to hear about your fav Vera items! Come say hello to me over at my http://freetobestacialee.blogspot.com/ blog as well! Thank you Alison for having me!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Online Sale - Buy one, get one half off

Buy one item from the sale category on verabradley.com and receive a second sale item of equal or lesser value for 50% off.  Now through Wednesday, January 18. 

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