Thursday, February 23, 2012

Get Ready for Spring with Vera Bradley!

I have a true love for all things Vera. The obsession kicked in about 3 years ago and has since grown to an almost unmanageable state. The thing about Vera Bradley is that they are always coming out with new colors/patterns and new styles. So you can keep adding to your collection without repeating!

As many of you know the new colors for spring have already hit the shelves. I was super excited about this new line because of one color in particular. While all four are gorgeous in their own way, Camelia was exactly what I was looking for.  The subtle colors go with pretty much everything and the flowers just scream spring!

I am extremely lucky in that I got to check out this pattern in person! Vera Bradley kindly sent me the fabulous Grand Traveler bag and a matching Brush and Pencil bag. The Grand Traveler is exactly what I was looking for in terms of a good size bag for weekends away. I have the small duffle, but I am often finding that I need to pack a second bag when I'm going anywhere for more than a night. So the Grand Traveler gives me that extra room that I so desired.

This bag arrived just in time for a wonderful event. Over Valentine's weekend my husband and I planned a weekend getaway. My birthday happens to fall on Valentine's Day, so my wonderful hubby always tries extra hard to make it a special day and drag it out a little in terms of celebrating. So I was anxious to pack up and head to a bed and breakfast for a few days of relaxation.

The Grand Traveler really was grand. I was able to pack for three nights with no problem. I love that it has inside pockets to help keep me organized. It also has pockets on the outside. I love that it has a shoulder strap and a trolley sleeve for slipping onto the top of rolling luggage. Once the bag was fully loaded up it was pretty heavy. So if I were traveling by plane I would either try to keep it light by not packing my cosmetics and such in that bag, or I would plan to use it on top of a rolling bag. But since we were traveling by car and my time actually carrying it was limited it worked great! And I loved having a matching bag for all my make-up brushes to be kept separate.

We are planning a trip where we will be flying and I am planning on bringing the Grand Traveler as my carry on. It meets the size requirements for a carry on and will allow me to pack a change of clothes, activities for my daughter, some diapers and wipes, and her blankie and favorite stuffed animal. I love that I will be hands free walking through the airport so I can push the stroller and tend to her needs.

I am really pleased with my new bags. Vera Bradley really makes quality products that have style and function in every design. I would highly recommend you check out all of their great colors and styles to find something that is just right for you!


Mom vs. the boys said...

i love that fun pattern

Lara said...

It is such a great pattern because it goes with so many colors!

ElmoFan said...

Awesome find. I love the sale section of their website. So much great stuff there!

Lara said...

Yes! And if you sign up for their e-mails you will find they have a ton of great sales events.

Show Me Mama said...

I love Vera Bradley products. Their fabrics are so much fun! Love the one you selected and your right it goes with everything.