If I showed you, just one swatch, one piece of fabric, can you identify the brand? The bag, the line? There is just something about Vera that keeps me buying the bags over and over, and it is not just my daughter’s affection for the brand. Years back, there was a lady carrying a very floral bag, I stopped her and asked, ” what is that brand of bag and where did you buy it?” Of course you can figure out it was Vera Bradley and she purchased it at Vera Bradley, right in Indiana! That was that, I had to have one and from there, the story of the traveling bag just gets passed on down. My daughter was just coming into the age of learning what fashion was, about age 8. She kept asking me for my bag, I kept laughing, then suddenly her friends were carrying backpacks, and lunch bags, and wearing hairbands from Vera, so I caved. It was the best purchase I ever made for her, and she has a closet full now! The Vera Bradley line makes so much sense for girls to ladies because it washes and goes! Have you honestly ever smelled the inside of a purse after intense use? I love that I can wash it, and it’s ready to go again, just like new! Lavishly living fashion life on the road back-to-school Vera offers up some fresh, fun new patterns that are sure to be all that and those that buy this pattern will be all hip!
Vera, Vera On The Wall, Who’s The Fairest Of Them All? Is it African Violet or Pink Swirl?
We just road tested the Triple Zip Hipster in African Violet and the coordinating Lighten Up Lunch Mate by Vera Bradley. Why we love Vera Bradley so very much! Fashion, practicality and color all tied into one genuinely well-crafted bag that will take you from the beginning of the school year to the end, and then a few years after that(lol).
If you have not owned a Vera Bradley Bag, you have to pick one up, because they are the essence, of any profound wardrobe and the best withstanders of the test of time!
Let’s start with the Triple Zip Hipster, as this is perfect for those High School girls that need a bag, but refuse to really carry one. You know how your daughter wants all of her stuff with her, but really can’t find a practical way to organize? This is perfect. This is a crossbody bag offers 3 separate zippered compartments which means that the main compartment let’s them jam in what they need and the side pockets keep their keys, and phones handy which is after all their life lines right? I like that the bag is fully adjustable and the hardware works so easily.
The truest thing I can say is that the Vera Bradley line of products performs year after year and the zippers and material are undeniably awesome!
Take a Look at the What’s In Her Bag so you can see how much room you truly have in this Vera Bradley. So perfect for girls to ladies.
My daughter placed her e-reader in this one pocket and she can easily place her iPad in the bag as well, still leaving room for her wallet, keys, and phone!
The inside of the bag offers an additional small zip compartment good for hiding all those feminine needs: gum, lip gloss and personals! The dimensions on this bag are: 11 ¾” x 11 ½” x 1 ¾” with 55″ adjustable strap
Here is what my daughter Kallie had to say about her bags and growing up Vera & Her Triple Zip Hipster.
I’m always on the go, so finding a purse that meets my “on the go” standards is sometimes pretty complicated. I’m always looking for pretty patterns; I definitely look for patterns that will match with every outfit possible. I tend to go towards darker colors because they match a lot easier. Some of my favorites are dark blue/navy, violet and even though it’s not dark, white, just because it has the potential to match and coordinate with whatever I’m wearing (which is always a plus). Another “must have” for a purse is big, but accessible pockets. I always love being able to have big pockets so I can carry a lot of stuff, but still have it be organized so I know where everything is. As you can tell, I’m very specific, but I know what I want. So I set out on a journey to find the perfect purse for me, and you’ll never guess where I found it! Two very glamorous words- Vera Bradley.
Now the outside of the bag has this little pocket that you can drop your cell into if you like, with no zipper really making easy access. The colors are vibrant so even when the sky is dull, this bag will bring your daughter’s spirits up! It can be used crossbody or as a handbag off the shoulder, all depending how your daughter or you wants to wear it!
Onto the Lighten Up Lunch Mate.
Want to know what Kallie thinks of her Lighten Up Lunch Mate? Kallie says….
Growing up, I’d always been super obsessed and really into all things girly and frilly. Going into my tween years was when I really discovered a brand I loved, (and since stuck with), Vera Bradley. The product line they created wasn’t over the top girly; it was a very relaxed, classic, look that I instantly fell in love with. Then there was the remarkable, and seemingly unforgettable story as to how they were first created, and why. When first hearing about it, I laughed. I remember even telling my mother that I wished I could be as dynamic and creative as they were and come up with my own line of products of some sort and that is how we transitioned Kallie from a brown bag kind of girl to being very Vera Bradley!
Lighten Up Lunch Mate. A while back( (as my daughter mentioned) my daughter would just carry a brown bag and toss it out. Now becoming more earth-friendly and very fashion savvy, she wanted a lunch tote. The answer year after year has been Vera as you can see. Now, this is the latest edition to our little Vera family collection and it matches the Triple Zip Hipster.
The dimensions of the Lighten Up Lunch Mate are perfect for packing a sandwich, water bottle, and a snack, just enough to get her through the day and keep her fueled up. 9″ x 7″ x 4″ with 2″ handle drop.
It’s not too big, but it is perfect for the Teen in High School who truly prefers the motto, “less is more” and I have that going on in my house. I am happy that there is a sandwich and a drink, anything else she fits in is extra as far as she is concerned, so the basic necessities are with her!
If you have a daughter and she is just breaking into fashion, let Vera Bradley help you out. There are so many colors and styles to choose from your girls will certainly be sure to find a lunch box, bag, tote, notebook, hairband, or purse they will love and identify with. Remember fashionistas start early but you have to cultivate the pot, so make sure to find the ‘goods’ with a reputable brand like Vera Bradley. These wash on gentle, dry on the line and always deliver on style. Lavishly live life out loud and celebrate back-to-school with a refreshing new lunch tote, bag, purse, backpack, hairband or any piece from the Vera Bradley line and start a new tradition of fashion for your daughter or yourself!
*product was provided to facilitate review, opinions, images and videos are mine!