Friday, March 02, 2007

Beach Chic a la Vera Bradley

There are tons of shops, boutiques, restaurants and other places to spend your hard-earned cash when you work uptown. Everything you could possibly need is in walking distance - Post Offices, dry cleaning, shoe repair...you name it, you probably got it. There just happens to be a Merle Norman store that sells lots of pretty Vera Bradley wares. I love Vera Bradley...everything is so pretty and preppy and just plain chic. I stopped in the other day...just to look, of course, and saw the cutest beach tote and towel. They had lots of fab purses, checkbook covers, etc., but there was something to the beach tote. Put on top of that the fact that my honey and I have a vacation planned in Charleston in May, and I just happen to have a need for a beach tote, and the seed of shopaholicism is planted again. I was able to walk away from the store empty-handed a few days ago, but had to pass the store a couple times walking from building to building this week, all the while gazing in at the beach totes displayed so nicely in the window. When a girl on one of my projects told me today that they only had 3 beach totes left and weren't getting any more, I knew what I had to do. Cross my fingers that they'd still have the tote closer to May? Wait it out and hope it goes on sale? Yea right, I headed straight to that little boutique to pick out which color I wanted. Here's what I got:


I got the beach tote (so chic), matching beach towel (ooh it's so plush!), matching flip flops, and I got the matching notebook for free. I can't wait to hit the beach...or the pool...whichever comes first. Either way, these new goodies are going to be put to good use this summer!

For any gals out there planning a tropical vacation or maybe shopping for the perfect summer gift for a friend or loved one - these beach goods would make awesome presents or treats for yourself!

11 comments:

dusk&summer said...

ahh Vera Bradely..paisley perfection lol

Shopaholic D said...

"Paisley Perfection" - yes it is! and i love it!

:) D

Anonymous said...

You can also visit retail
therapy lounge
as well as CP Designs
for more fun jewelry, vintage jewelry to go with these bags and shoes.

naddy said...

OMG, they are sooooo nice!!!! very2 posh n chic looking :) i loike!

M said...

I love the towel. Does the bag seem pretty sturdy? I hate it when expensive wicker bags fall apart.

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Naddy...you know i love "chic"!

Hey M, yes, the bag does look pretty sturdy...it has a coordinating fabric on the inside in the same colors but different pattern...sooo cute!

:) D

Anonymous said...

Vera bradley bags are too expensive, I found a funtote bag at this month's cosmopolitan magazine, they are so chic. check out funtote.com, "Carry a good bag".

heather said...

I just went to the Vera Bradley outlet sale in Ft. Wayne, IN and I had a blast. Stuff was marked way down.

Here is a link to my story with pics of the event!

http://www.chickvacations.com/hot-travel-tips/tips/make-a-chick-vacation-at-the-vera-bradley-outlet-sales.html

Anonymous said...

what pattern is that ? super cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of VB goodies and recently I am happy to have discovered a Vera Bradley Outlet site which has many products and even discontinued patterns on sale. Prices can't be beat and above average selection.

New6thGrader said...

Vera bradley.. the most popular handbag/desgner for kids. I think the matrail is soft& quilted, but her designs are absoulty ugly. I don't know why every1 suddenly luvs her stuff. The only design I wuld b caught wearing is 'Yellow Bird' or 'Raspberry Fizz'. The peackock and java blue are loud& ugly. I like calm things-- but, I have to give Mrs. Bradley her props, 'cause she's made alotta money. My friends talked me in2 it, so I bought the Yellow Bird Bag.