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Scent Destination: Cotton Flower

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Cotton Flower

Sometimes the best vacation is a staycation. Relaxing at home and exploring hidden gems with your girlfriends is exactly what you need to reset after a crazy time at work. Our favorite scent for relaxation is the light and airy Cotton Flower. This warm and fresh scent has us planning out days of breakfast in bed, trying new restaurants and kicking back with a few cocktails with the girls. If you want to take your staycation to the next level, you can always do an airbnb at a cool downtown loft or stay at a B&B for a change of scenery. Make an event of the weekend with fun party décor and invites to get your squad excited for some much needed time off. To really enjoy your time away from work, these styles should do the trick.

Knit Pajama Pants

Carson Saddle Bag
Travel Mug
Cotton Flower inspiration

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Scent Destination: Vanilla Sea Salt

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Vanilla Sea Salt

If you dream of toes in the sand and salt in your hair, Vanilla Sea Salt is just the thing you need for your next beach vacay. A mixture of creamy vanilla and salty sea air, this light fragrance is perfect for afternoon boat rides, brunch with the girls and endless hours lounging on the beach. Before you get your sun-kissed skin, you’ll need to pack a few must-haves for the resort.

Lighten Up Wheeled Carry On

RFID All In One Crossbody

Beach Hat

Vanilla Sea Salt inspiration

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Dreaming of whisking away? Enter for your chance to win a girls’ getaway to Puerto Rico!

Sneak Peek: Rain Forest

Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest

March is finally here, so we’re starting to see the sunny light at the end of the wintery tunnel. Between spring break and planning our summer getaway, we’ve been carefully crafting a summer wish list to complete our closets. You’ll need to bust out your list again because our newest pattern is a must this season. Arriving online and in-stores Thursday, March 9, Rain Forest is the tribal-inspired pattern you’ll be pairing with your favorite denim and go-to sandals all summer. With multi-cultural influences, this Afro-Cuban geometric pattern is subtle, yet striking in cream, lime, aqua, blue and dark brown.

Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest
Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest

Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest

Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest

Vera Bradley Summer 2017: Rain Forest

If you’re less of a beach lounger and more of an explorer, Rain Forest is for you. We like pairing it with summer basics — a chambray shirtdress, lace-up espadrilles and a straw fedora for the days when you just can NOT with your hair. Minimal, but bold accessories help complement and emphasize the geometric nature of the pattern. Your trusty leather watch, favorite sunnies and fringe earrings will top off your outfit. Torn on which bag to carry? We love the Hadley East West Tote. The micro-quilting has a level of sophistication while the ties on the straps add femininity.

how to wear it

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

Desktop Download

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Rain Forest board on Pinterest.

Shop the entire collection when it arrives, online and in stores, Thursday, March 9!

Dreaming of whisking away?
Enter for your chance to win a girls’ getaway to Puerto Rico!

Sneak Peek: Rumba

Rumba
With that spring break girl’s trip around the corner, we can’t help but have summer on the mind. Bright hues, breezy fabrics and bold accessories make up our warm-weather wardrobes and our newest pattern will fit right in. Arriving online and in-stores Thursday, March 9, Rumba is the summer pattern you’ll be wearing on repeat. A mix of coral, orange, aqua, lime and yellow on a red ground, the vibrant colors are inspired by the tropical climate of Cuba. This pattern is perfect for both color-lovers and travelers.

Rumba
Rumba
Rumba Beach
Rumba Grid
pairs perfectly with

With so many colors in Rumba, you may be torn on what to pair with this pattern. Pair a red off the shoulder top with breezy white shorts, then play up the hot hues with fun color pops — a patterned ascot, turquoise stud earrings and the cutest pom-pom sandals. Our Hipster is essential for exploring new cities or weekends on the go and the RFID Georgia Wallet coordinates perfectly (while keeping your personal info safe).

how to wear it

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

desktop download: Rumba

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

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

Shop the entire collection when it arrives, online and in stores, Thursday, March 9!

Dreaming of whisking away?
Enter for your chance to win a girls’ getaway to Puerto Rico!

Scent Destination: Appleberry Champagne

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Appleberry Champagne

A sparkling combination of crisp apples and bright strawberries, Appleberry Champagne is the perfect scent to complement your fruity drink on your next New York City girls’ trip. This fruity scent has us planning a weekend of shopping in Soho, eating the trendiest snacks (hello, cookie dō) and relaxing over a few rooftop drinks before a Broadway show. To get ready for the Big Apple, you’ll need a few essentials.

Big Sky Backpack
Mallory Accordion Wristlet
Large Spinner

Appleberry Champagne

Can’t wait for your trip?
Get in the city mindset with an Appleberry Champagne-inspired cocktail.

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Scent Destination: Citrus Mimosa

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Citrus Mimosa

With both fruity and floral notes, Citrus Mimosa is light and bright like a coastal getaway. This sunny scent makes us think of brunch by the beach (where the mimosas are never-ending) and west coast sunsets.

Citrus Mimosa
Campus Tech Backpack
Flip Flops

Citrus Mimosa

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Destination Diaries: Amanda

It’s not summer yet, but Digital Designer Amanda might tell you otherwise. Fresh off her recent trip to South America, Amanda has a serious case of summer fever (is that a thing?). After vacationing with her family in Buenos Aires, Argentina — where it’s actually summer right now — she came back with hundreds of pictures and a whole lot of memories. Follow Amanda’s journey as she shares the bags that helped make her travels a breeze.

Destination Diaries: Amanda

I had such a great getaway to  Argentina , where I  got to explore my mom’s hometown for the first time.  I brought my  22″ Spinner  on the plane and carried everything else in a  Weekender, which I used as my personal item — two weeks in a carry-on, can you believe it? 

My Bucket List included  exploring every corner of Buenos Aires — from more touristy destinations like Casa Rosada and 9 de Julio Avenue, to exploring local shops and the most wonderful local food … we did it all! Since it’s where my mom is from, we spent a lot of time with family I’d never even met (a truly incredible experience). Dinner out at La Cabrera was a favorite,  which called for a  Bozeman Wristlet

This season I am all about  the Carson Saddle Bag , which makes me think of  a more chic version of a bohemian gaucho bag .  This look is destined for adventure!

Where is 2017 taking you? Share below in the comments!