Monday, September 17, 2012

Vera Bradley Provencal Saddle Up

When the new set of Fall colors were released you might recall that I went to the Vera Bradley store to check out the new styles and colors.  After wearing a Mailbag around for a while, I decided on a Saddle Up in Provencal.  The Mailbag was a little too big and boxy for me. The store hadn't received any, so they ordered it for me and had it delivered to me at home. (Side note: If a Vera Bradley store is out of an item that they normally would have, they will have it shipped to you for free.) It arrived last week and all I can say is that I made the right choice!  This is a great bag and I am really loving it so far.
Package arrived!  VB catalog, receipt and tissue wrapped Saddle Up. 

Another of the inside of the box, just because I love it! Box flaps say: 'Smile from head to toe' 'Be colorful' 'Swim upsteam'

My new Saddle Up! 

Here it is on my desk at work

Here is all of stuff I had inside: Accordion Wallet, Sunglass Case, Tune In, mini Water Bottle, Zip ID Case & keys. It is kind of hard to see in the photo, but there are two slip in pockets under the flap, then there are two more slip in pockets on the inside, along with a zipper pocket and there is another zipper pocket on the back of the bag. 

Here is another quick photo snapped on the way to lunch.  Vera Bradley had a post on Inside Stitch about matching your Vera Bradley and nail polish and mine just happened to match on Friday. On Twitter and Instagram you can use hashtag #VBstyleshare
I can fit more into the Saddle Up than my Hipster, so that makes me pretty happy.  I love all of the pockets because it helps keep everything so organized. The new style looks great, I dont miss the pleats or silver loop on the front.  The boarder used to be the large one and it went down the middle, now they  use the small one and have it in two stripes on the front of the bag, I like the way it looks!  And this color...I am not normally a fan of yellow, but this color is so gorgeous in person.  There are so many colors in it that is goes with so much that I own.  Today I wore a coral color shirt and was going to change my bag, but this goes perfectly.  I would have never guessed that I would like it so much, but it is probably going to be my go to bag this fall!  I definitely recommend the new Saddle Up! 

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  1. Love it! I'm waiting for a certain pattern to go on sale. Keeping fingers crossed.

  2. I'm carrying my Saddle Up today too. It is the older style in the Baroque pattern. I love this bag. It is wonderful cross-body and can hold so much more than a hipster. You look so cute and happy in that photo.

  3. I like the restyled one too. I bought the mailbag because I love a bigger purse to begin with. I needed something bigger than the hipster and smaller than my normal purse on a daily basis and it was the perfect size.

  4. I just wanted to say thanks to you, I'm now the proud new owner of a Saddle Up in Va Va Bloom! My hubby had gotten me the new Mailbag for an anniversary gift, since I thought that's what I wanted. After trying it out for a couple of days, I realized I didn't care for it too much. In the meantime, I came across this awesome blog, and when I saw your review for the Saddle Up, I knew that I had to check it out. I am so very happy with mine, and I adore it. So thanks for sharing the Vera love!

  5. Is this color hard to keep clean? I'm thinking about ordering this bag because it's on sale and I'm in love with the color but I don't want to buy something that is going to get dirty very easily lol.

    1. It hasnt been hard to keep it clean. I really love this color!


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