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A closer look: La Neon Rose

La Neon Rose

The final Fall color, La Neon Rose, is a special limited-style release. Our Trend Reporter, Liz, shares more on this electric fall selection.

La Neon Rose

What inspired it …

“With its bold colors, geometric shapes and ornamental design, La Neon Rose illustrates the richness of art deco style. We took stylized, neon green roses and artfully arranged them on a forest green background, for colors that are right on trend and paired with classic black and white that makes it easy to wear.”

How to wear it …

“Play up the mossy green trend by wearing several shades of green together or taking a timeless winter white ensemble and punctuating it with black or emerald jewelry. A black-and-white color block look can always benefit from a great pop of color and some monochromatic sequins.”

Available in …

La Neon Rose

Check availability with your local retailer when La Neon Rose arrives online and in stores Thursday, September 19.

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our La Neon Rose board on Pinterest

A closer look: Olivia Pink

Olivia Pink

Today we’re previewing our third new Fall offering, Olivia Pink. We invited Vera Bradley’s Trend Reporter, Liz, to talk blushing blossoms, earthy backgrounds and pulling it all into one fantastic fall look.

Olivia Pink

What inspired it …

“Olivia Pink was influenced by vintage hues, with olive green setting the tone for bright pink and chartreuse flowers to grow. The resulting layered petals create a modern-day gypsy feel that’s perfect for the season.”

How to wear it …

“For a casual statement, pair Olivia Pink with green khaki, washed-out denim, warm neutrals and a pair of boyfriend pants. Top it all off with a stack of bracelets and a great watch. To create a vintage vibe, try placing this color alongside softer pastel shades – like rose pink – possibly in a tea-length, voluminous skirt or tailored straight-leg pant with a simple sweater and classic brooch. Go boho by embracing a layered look of various colors and patterns, chunky knits and long pendant necklaces. Bring your favorite flowy skirt into fall by topping it with a leather jacket. And don’t forget to add cold weather accessories for a cute way to combat the season’s brisk breeze.”

Available in …

Olivia Pink

Shop Olivia Pink when it arrives online and in stores
Thursday, September 19.

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Olivia Pink board on Pinterest

 

A closer look: Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Our preview of Fall continues with Bittersweet, a nod to the beautiful burnt shades of the season. Vera Bradley’s Trend Reporter, Liz, shares more on this autumn pattern and the simplest ways to incorporate it into your fall wardrobe.

Bittersweet

What inspired it …

“We were picturing organic flowers in fall’s favorite hues: bright red, rusty orange, golden yellow and warm umber. The surprise element is a season-less, black-and-white houndstooth pattern that accents the trim and creates a striking contrast on the inside.”

How to wear it …

“Menswear is being integrated into women’s fashion quite a bit this season. Try a classic, tailored suit look incorporating houndstooth, tweed or camel-colored coats. If you’re feeling particularly bold, a ladylike tuxedo would look great paired with this pattern. Casual black and white, or a leather jacket worn with denim would put you right on trend, as would neutral stripes. When in doubt, a beautiful winter white ensemble or monochromatic red outfit would make the perfect complement. Try punctuating your look with gold and chain-link jewelry, and animal-print accessories.”

Available in …

Bittersweet

Shop Bittersweet when it arrives online and in stores
Thursday, September 19.

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Bittersweet board on Pinterest

A closer look: Canterberry Cobalt

Canterberry Cobalt

In the coming days we’ll be previewing four new Fall offerings you’re sure to adore. We invited Vera Bradley’s Trend Reporter, Liz, to stop by and share more on the geometric goodness and likeable palette of our first reveal, Canterberry Cobalt.

Canterberry Cobalt

What inspired it …

“The overall narrative of this color is a glam design filled with ornate and intricate detail.  A primarily neutral range of black, white and silvery gray is punched up with a wonderful touch of cool cobalt. The simple color combination makes it incredibly easy to wear.”

How to wear it …

“Black and white with a pop of color will be really big this season, which is a simple trend to apply to your outfits, similar to the colorblock look. This color also looks perfect paired with denim or gray tweed, such as a tailored jacket. If you prefer something simple, opt for a monochromatic ensemble consisting of just black, charcoal, silvery gray or cobalt pieces and pair it with simple, silver jewelry to bring it all together.”

Shop Canterberry Cobalt when it arrives online and in stores
Thursday, September 19.

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Canterberry Cobalt board on Pinterest

Fashion news

dreaming of autumnIn just 10 short days, Fall will step out in Canterberry Cobalt, Bittersweet and Olivia Pink, with fresh styles and new places to go! Night or day, work or play, now’s the time to find a colorful look you love.

Shop these new colors when they arrive online and in stores Thursday, September 19, and be sure to stop by the blog all week for more on the inspiration behind our pretty new patterns.

Wear. What. How. [All in One Crossbody]

Ladies love options … this, we know. There’s nothing more fun than discovering a style that – with a quick adjustment – offers a completely different look or function. Why add just one style to your collection when you can have two in one? We adore our convertible offerings, and thought you might enjoy seeing all the ways the All in One Crossbody can adjust to your day. This style is for the girl who loves her options and appreciates both beauty and utility.

Check out the options for the All in One Crossbody  …

All in One Crossbody

With a place for everything, removable shoulder strap and removable wrist strap, this petite crossbody offers the ultimate in function and versatility. Wear it crossbody, as a wristlet or as a wallet tucked into a larger style.

Want more? Check out this post on the Puffy Reversible Tote and be sure to watch for Wear. What. How.

 

 

Something to Celebrate in September

Make the month a little brighter with our calendar of events that highlights your holidays and finds the functional in every day!

Download the calendar to use it as a colorful desktop background or print it out for a dose of delightful decor in your work or living space.

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August in Instagrams

1. A Neoprene Tech Wristlet and Ear Buds delivered the perfect afternoon playlist. 2. We packed up our Brush and Pencil (in Heather) and headed back to school. 3. The Company Picnic was a real homerun as employees and their families had a ball cheering on the home team. 4. We raised our frosty mugs and had a final toast to our summer interns with delicious floats. 5. More than 30 years of friendship was certainly cause to celebrate with, what else, a Vera. 6. Midnight Blues mixes and mingles well with other prints. 7. Time for lights out with our Lola PJs. 8. We added a splash of fresh color to the community during United Way Day of Caring. This is what August looked like in @verabradley Instagrams …

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Wear. What. How. [Puffy Reversible Tote]

Ladies love options … this, we know. There’s nothing more fun than discovering a style that – with a quick adjustment – offers a completely different look or function. Why add just one style to your collection when you can have two in one? We adore our convertible offerings, and thought you might enjoy seeing all the ways the Puffy Reversible Tote can adjust to your day. These styles are for the girl who loves her options and appreciates beauty and utility equally.

Now … let’s flip the Reversible Tote inside out …

Wear. What. How. Puffy Reversible Tote

Equipped with two totally lovable personalities, it’s easy to match your mood or wardrobe.  Choose between our Signature print or the complementary solid on the reverse side.

Want more? Check out this post on the Convertible Crossbody and be sure to come back next week for more Wear. What. How.

Polish off the look

Polish off the look: HeatherWe’re so fortunate to have Design Assistant Thuvan D. on our team. A lady of many talents, she is, among many impressive things, an amazing nail artist. “My family has a salon and I wanted to contribute,” she said. “So, during the summer, I went to beauty school to get my License of Cosmetology. Design was my forte already, so this was a great way to expand my skills.”

Her most challenging artwork was admittedly, “These Vegas nails I did! The client had cards, dice, poker chips, a martini glass and the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign, which was so challenging because of all the detail.“

Working at the Vera Bradley Design Center, it’s only natural her coworkers would have a strong interest in Thuvan’s special skills. “The ladies in Product Development ask for tips and techniques, and I enjoy answering their questions. They love getting their nails done; especially in Vera Bradley prints. The gel nail colors (shellac) are very popular because they last up to 2-3 weeks, which is awesome.”

Polish off the look

For this post, Thuvan used the interior design from Heather as inspiration and created a magnificent manicure that’s fun, perfectly purple and – best of all – fairly easy to recreate at home. Follow her instructions for delightful digits that come with DIY bragging rights.

Polish off the look: Heather

Before you dip into the polish, Thuvan has a few final words of advice. “You need a steady hand, patience and an open mind when designing anything on a canvas this small. Start out with a basic design and build your skills from there, and remember, practice makes perfect.” You’ll be painting petals before you know it!

[Feel free to pick your own polishes. For this post, we used Maybelline Color Show in Tenacious Teal, Porcelain Party, Go Go Green, Fuschia Fever and Shocking Seas.]