Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vera Bradley - Little Keepsake

Some Vera Bradley retailers had these cute Little Keepsakes available when the new colors were released last week.  This would be so handy for my gym bag to throw my earrings or necklace in.  I think I am going to have to find one!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Color in the Air - April 19th

On April 19th Vera Bradley is going to have a special shopping day.  I just got my postcard in the mail for the day!  It says enjoy special offers, sweet summertime treats and in-store giveaways throughout the day. 

Open to 2pm
Purchase a handbag or tote and receive 50% off a second item of your choice. 
Enter for a chance to win: Travel Gift Set

2pm to 6pm
Purchase a Backpack or Travel item and receive 50% off a second item of your choice. 
Enter for a chance to win: All in the Bag Gift Set

6pm to close
Receive 25% off any single item. 
Enter for a chance to win: Beachy Keen Gift Set

All Day
Receive $10 towards a purchase of $75 or more. 

Grand Prize
One $250 VEra Bradley Gift Card for you, plus four $20 Gift Cards for your friends! 

There is also a VIP party on the 18th that some of you might receive an invitation to! 

I have had my eye on Clare...this might be the perfect time to go buy one! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard's New York Home

I found two articles about Barbara Bradley Baekgaard's $17 million dollar home in New York City.  I enjoyed reading them and thought that you would too. 

The New York Times

New York Observer

Just in time for Easter...Meet Lily

Lily is going to be $28 from March 29 - April 9.  This is a super cute bag for Easter!  

Friday, March 23, 2012

From My Readers Friday - BlackBerry Cell Phone Cases

OhMyVera reader Karen sent in a photo of these great Vera Bradley phone covers that she made to go with all of her bags.  She used Mod Podge and Vera Bradley fabric to make them.  I might have to try this out since I decided to buy an Otterbox to protect my phone...I could add a little Vera to it to make it my own.  

Thanks Karen! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Summer 2012 Release Day!

Today is the big day!  

Check out the Summer 2012 colors: 

Check out today's QVC schedule

If you are buying online from QVC or remember to use Ebates to get cash back on your purchase.  

Or if you want to support your favorite blogger :) Use the amazon banners and a percent of what you spend will come back to extra cost to you and it helps support me.  Thanks! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Summer 2012 In Store Giveaways

Vera Bradley is going to have some great giveaways that you can enter all weekend long as they kick off the Summer 2012 launch! Check out the website for more info! 

Thursday, March 22Whitney, Double Kiss Wallet and Small Cosmetic
(retail value $138)
Friday, March 23Clare, Zip-Around Wallet, Pocket Pals and Ball Point Pen
(retail value $126)
Saturday, March 24Laura, Small Kisslock Wallet and Umbrella
(retail value $124)
Sunday, March 25Frame Bag, Snappy Wallet and Hard Sunglass Case
(retail value $146)
GRAND PRIZEA $250 Gift Card for you and $20 Gift Cards for four friends

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Summer 2012 Grand Traveler Promotion

Grand savings for the smart traveler.  

From March 22 - April 2, the Grand Traveler will take you there in grand style for only $98 (red $118). 

Offer will be available at participating Vera Bradley stores and retailers.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Vera Bradley Summer 2012 YouTube Video

Check out this great video preview from Vera Bradley!

What color are you most excited about? 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Squared Away Sale

This weekend only you can get a Squared Away for $39.99 (reg $68).  The sale is available online and in stores.  

Squared Away: With rounded corners, a zip-around closure and a large interior, this is everything you love in a bowler with longer straps, a larger base and bigger pockets. Squared Away is the perfect bag for the modern, organized woman.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

May the luck of the Irish be with you today! 

Are you carrying a green Vera Bradley bag to celebrate??

Friday, March 16, 2012

From My Readers Friday - Hope Garden Cake

Thank you to OhMyVera reader Sarah who sent in a photo of her beautiful Hope Garden birthday cake!  She loves Vera Bradley and wanted a Vera Bradley birthday cake to celebrate...I think that most of us could relate!  Happy Birthday Sarah! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I was contacted by Shed Media to help them find some Vera Bradley fans that will be heading to the outlet sale next month, check out the blurb for more info!

Are you headed to the Vera Bradley sale in Ft. Wayne Indiana next month? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Shed Media (producers of The Real Housewives of New York City and Supernanny) is producing a pilot for a major cable network about women who love a good sale and we're looking for ladies headed to the big, big outlet sale next month. Email or and tell us how much you are looking forward to April and buying VB!


Pile of Vera Bradley

On Saturday I was in a rush to get out of the house and was looking for one of my bags so most of my bags ended up on my bed.  I should have put them away because when I came home, I came home to this mess.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vera Bradley QVC Schedule for Summer Release on March 22

Vera Bradley will have three shows on QCV to release there Summer 2012 collection on March 22.  

5:00-6:00 am EST
1:00-2:00 pm EST
7:00-8:00 pm EST

Show details: 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.

As far as I know there will be no Vera Bradley "Today's Special Value" (TSV).  

If you are going to be shopping on you can go through to get cash back on your purchase!  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vera Bradley Summer 2012 Catalog Available Online

The Vera Bradley Summer 2012 Catalog is now available online!  Check out the new styles like Claire, Whitney and the Frame Bag!
Update: Summer 2012 can now be seen under "What's New" on the lieft hand column.

Vera Bradley Summer 2102 Preview - Ad from Seventeen Magazine

Thank you to the OhMyVera reader that sent in a photo of the advertisement in the April 2012 Seventeen Magazine.  It features a new style called Claire that is like a larger Lizzy.  Can't wait to see this in person, I might have to get one!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

MS Awareness Week 2012

Today's topic isn't Vera Bradley related, but I thought that it was worth sharing with all of you.
March 12-18, 2012 is MS Awareness Week.  Since I am fundraising for the National MS Society by participating in their Bike MS event, I thought that I would share this video with you.  It is about four minutes long, but moves quickly and I really believe that it is worth watching.

Don't know much about Multiple Sclerosis?  How about taking some time this week to learn more? 
You can get more information at or

My friend Katie and I will be riding 100 miles EACH to raise awareness and have set fundraising goals of over $1,000 EACH to benefit the National MS Society's Upstate New York Chapter. If you would like to  make a donation you can check out my fundraising page here

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekend Sale - Twirly Bird Pink & Call Me Coral 50% Off

Twirly Birds Pink and Cal Me Coral are on sale for 50% off this weekend, online only!  Perfect colors for  Spring and Summer! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

What I Bought from the Vera Bradley Spring Sale

Last week I picked up a few items on Leap Day.  Vera Bradley was going to put items on sale the next day for 25% off for their Spring Sale, but they started the sale a few hours early and I was able to take advantage of the Leap Day sale that was 20% off all sale items.  So I scored! 

I picked up a Pleated Tote in Tea Garden, Katherine Sunglasses in Lemon Parfait and a couple notepads and a couple little cards so that my total would qualify for free shipping.  

Pleated Tote $80, sale $60, final price $48
Sunglasses $65, sale $48.75, final price $39
Pocket Stickies $9, sale $6.75, final price $5.40
Little Note Cards $3.50, sale $2.62, final price $2.10

Total would have been $170, but I only paid $102! Plus free shipping, bonus! What a deal! 

Did you know that you can split up your order and have it shipped to multiple addresses without paying extra?  I wanted to send the Pocket Stickies to my Mom's house because she puts together care packages for my sister and I bought them for her.  So I just added my Mom's address and had those shipped directly to her.  So easy and I loved that I didn't have to pay extra for it!

 Vera Bradley box

Receipt and postcard about their current giveaway 

Pleated Tote, Little Cards & Sunglasses 

Got these cards so that I could get over $100 and I love the bike picture inside! 

My new sunglasses!  Love them! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Vera Sighting

Mom had a Vera Sighting at the Sacramento airport today on her trip home from visiting my grandma.  I love the Pleated Tote when I am traveling!

Vera Bradley Large Cosmetic at Costco - Viva La Vera

Vera Bradley is back at Costco! They had them back in November. This time they have Viva La Vera Large Cosmetic for just $8! These are a current color and style, so if you purchased from VB you would pay $29.  That is a huge savings!  Check out your local Costco to see if they have them available.  They are in the cosmetics section.  

Thanks to a friend who let me share her photo! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vera Bradley Update for Summer/Fall

Posting was a little light last week...but hopefully this post will make up for it.  Thanks to the readers who sent in pieces of information!  It is a little bit of everything and I dont have any other information other than what is posted.

All current patterns except Suzani, Rhythm & Blues, Camellia, Ellie Blue & Island Blooms will retire by the end of the year!

There will be 6 colors for fall, with two separate releases.

 Lots of styles retiring. Retiring styles by end of year: Villager, On the Go, Garment, Weekender, Clutch Wallet, Attaché, Gallery Wallet, Hat Box Cosmo, Chain Lanyard, Mini Hipster, Coin & Key, Saddle Up, Rachel & Side By Side.

There will be bedding but only full-queen & twin. Stadium blankets will be back, throw pillows Dorm Room Rugs, Lap Desk, iPhone cases (hard & silicone), Microfiber in Black, Wine & Chili Pepper, spa wraps, towel sets shower caddy's, hat, scarfs & head warmers are back & there will be gloves.

Promos backsacks, nail files, kisslock coin purse! There will be a cute promo bag before Easter that will be in the Summer colors and cute for kids. The Grand Traveler will be at a promo price, $20 bucks off.  No dates for the promos yet. 

Black Rolling Luggage is being redesigned again. Luggage in Indigo Pop & Paisley Meets Plaid.

Laundry bags will be $49.

New tote, can't remember the name, but it looks like a sideways Vera tote, very simple.

Summer - Picnic baskets were cute, a little pricey, but cute.  Visors are coming back, but only in summer colors. And a ping pong set!

No new Frill for spring and probably not for summer. They are doing very few Frill in signature colors (hatbox cosmo, luggage tags). The rest of frill will be in the A-Z Vera collection.

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