Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Very Vera Bradley...

Well, I have developed an addiction to color...a Vera Bradley kind of color.  I don't know what it is about VB that once you start it seems you can't stop.  One of the nice things about the products is that they are machine washable, which is cool.  Here below is a photo journal of what I have added to my collection thus far.  Mind you I only had three Vera pieces in my collection.  One a friend gave me (a cosmetic case in Doodle Daisy) and two I bought on sale for my 2014 trip to Germany (Grand Cosmetic Bag in Plum Crazy & Computer Backpack in Tutti Frutti).  Since I am working I feel I can splurge and buy more Vera.  Woohoo!

I like vintage Vera.  So this first piece is a vintage piece.  Its a brush & pencil case (photo acquired on-line) in Hope Toile (magenta & white on a coral ground).  I acquired it from an on-line 2nd hand store called Twice.  It is lined inside making it hard to see the inside pattern which is darling.

This is another vintage piece.  A Bucket Tote in the pattern called Petal Pink.  It is pink, green and white.  I acquired this piece from Twice as well.  It is a bit worn, but the pattern is so pretty I don't mind.  I am currently using it as my Grandma bag (aka: diaper bag) when I take the boys on outings.

This is the purse I am currently carrying.  This is the Clare in Jazzy Blooms.  I like this pattern because it has so many colors it seems to go with any outfit.  And I love the Clare, it is easy to carry.  The strap is wide and comfortable and the bag feels light on my shoulder.

This is my first Clare I purchased in the pattern Priscilla Pink.  I don't know why, but for some reason I have always wanted a purse in "pink".  Well I love the color of this pink.  I watched videos on You Tube to determine which design of bag was for me.  Once I saw the Clare I knew that was it.

I also got this tote in Flower Shower.  I also bought a Cosmetic Trio and a Frannie Bag in the same pattern.  It is a nice pattern for summer & autumn.

I also got a Cosmetic Trio in the pattern, Very Berry Paisley.  This pattern has pinks, purples, white and green.  I love it!  Very Berry Paisley is a retired pattern so there is not much available.  I bought this Trio to use with my computer bag.  I put all the cords, headphones, mouse, etc. in these bags and then put them into my computer bag.

The next item I purchased was this Grand Cosmetic Case in the pattern Clemetine.  This is a very pretty pattern in colors of pink, orange, yellow, green and purple on a white ground.  I already have a Grand Cosmetic Case in Plum Crazy, but wanted another pattern.  Besides that the Grand Cosmetic Case is a wonderful piece!!  I find it extremely useful and I adore it.  Unfortunately, Vera has stopped making them.  I located this one on Amazon.

I have two more pieces of Vera on its way.  One is a Tic Tac Tote and the other is a Bucket Tote, both in the pattern Flutterby as seen below.
I am not wild about this pattern (some gals adore this pattern), but hoping I like it better in person or that it grows on me.  Anyway, I am really anxious to get the Tic Tac Tote.  Again I did a bit of research on You Tube and I think it will really be a very functional bag.  I will keep you posted.

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