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Scent Discovery: Vanilla Sea Salt

Vanilla Sea Salt

Flickering carnival lights. A stroll down the boardwalk, nostalgic aromas mingling with the salty sea air. A delicious moment that will last forever.

If that sounds like your kind of combination, then your fragrance match is Vanilla Sea Salt

Vanilla Sea Salt

You are playful, fun, comforting and like to eat dessert first.

Vanilla Sea Salt

[Pictured: August Stud Earrings, Crossings Cuff, Quilted Tess Crossbody, Hand Cream, Eau de Toilette, Scented Candle in Tin]

Vanilla Sea Salt

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If vanilla isn’t a flavor your savor, don’t worry — we have a scent for you, too. Take our fun fragrance quiz to find out which one fits your personality, and share your results on Facebook!

Scent Discovery: Cotton Flower

Cotton FlowerSoft pillowy clouds in the crystal blue sky. The warmth of the sun on your face. The scent of fresh linen sheets and laughter fill the air.

If that sounds like your kind of combination, then your fragrance match is
Cotton Flower

Cotton Flower

You are a breath of fresh air and full of wonder and possibilities.

Cotton Flower Style

[Pictured: Eve Sunglasses, Pavé Leaf Long Necklace, Eau de Toilette, Hand Cream, Preppy Poly Medium Cosmetic, Quilted Amy Backpack, Scented Candle Tin]

Cotton Flower

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If you prefer sweets over flowers, don’t worry — we have a scent for you, too. Take our fun fragrance quiz to find out which one fits your personality, and share your results on Facebook!

How-to: Wear Your Scarf 3 Ways

Adding a pretty scarf is one of our favorite ways to take an outfit up a notch. There are countless ways to style this seasonless staple, but let’s start with our top three.

The Infinity Wrap

For a laid-back look, try this type of tie. The Infinity Wrap adds a chic element to a sweater or basic blouse.

Vera Bradley Scarf in Camofloral

1. Knot the ends of the scarf together  |  2. Loop around neck twice  |  3. Adjust accordingly

Add Camofloral to your wardrobe

The Euro Knot

Fashioned for our girls on the go, this tie takes less than 10 seconds. The Euro Knot complements any outfit and looks even better peeking out from under a jacket.

Vera Bradley Scarf in Ikat Diamond Teal

1. Fold scarf in half  |  2. Drape the scarf around your neck  |  3. Swish the ends through the loop  |  4. Center and adjust accordingly

Add Ikat Diamonds Teal to your wardrobe

The Pretzel Knot

To fake a complicated look with little effort, try the Pretzel Knot. This intricate design brings a stylish twist to a basic button-down.

Vera Bradley Scarf in Blush Pink

1. Fold scarf in half  |  2. Drape the scarf around your neck  |  3. Take one end of the scarf  |  4. Pull it through the loop  |  5. Twist the loop  |  6. Pull the other end through the loop  |  7. Adjust accordingly

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Scent Discovery: Appleberry Champagne

Appleberry ChampagneA sparkling celebration that delights the senses. Crisp, juicy green apples dangling from tree branches. Bright red strawberries bobbing in glasses of effervescent champagne.

If that sounds like you’re kind of combination, then your fragrance match is Appleberry Champagne!

Appleberry Champagne
Appleberry Champagne

You are joyous, sparkling, bubbly and a lovely hostess …
even when it’s not your party.

Appleberry Champagne

[Pictured: Scented Candle Tin, Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Eau de Toilette, Quilted Small Ella Tote]

If you’d pass on the champagne, don’t worry — we have a scent for you, too. Take our fun fragrance quiz to find out which one fits your personality, and share your results on Facebook!

Spring Patterns Have Sprung

160114-SpringLaunch_02As the dreariness of winter wears on us, we’re dreaming of our favorite things about spring: warm sunshine, beautiful blooms and fresh patterns! Mother Nature may have more gray days in store for us, but luckily, our newest prints are here to make them brighter. With subtly sophisticated Camofloral, mildly wild Camocat and gorgeously girly Blush Pink in your arsenal, you’ll be ready for a fresh start (and look the part).

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Explore Blush Pink

Dress your tech.
Cover your mobile device or desktop screen in our wonderful Spring colors.

Desktop Download: Camofloral

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Desktop Download: Camocat

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Desktop Download: Blush Pink

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

Got spring fever? Shop Camofloral, Camocat, Blush Pink and their corresponding solid colors now.

What’s in Her Gym Bag: Runner

In her bag: Running
A new year means new vows to break old habits. It means beginning new routines and putting old resolutions to rest. If you’re making a pledge to health and wellness this year, you’ll need a few tools of the trade to stick to your word.

Running: Perhaps the most popular and most dreaded exercise adults will take up in 2016. The good news? All you need for this one is a good pair of shoes and a little advice. We’ve got the latter covered. With more than 45 road races under her feet and 25 years of lacing up her Mizunos, Jenn talks training, fueling and favorite tips for the resolution runner.

In her bag: Running
[Pictured: 1 Preppy Poly Travel Bag | 2 25 oz. Water Bottle | 3 Colorful Hair Elastics | 4 Preppy Poly Travel Organizer]

How do you pack your gym bag?
I use the Preppy Poly Travel Bag to hold all of my running necessities, especially when I travel for out-of-town races. I like setting everything out and packing it separately from my other clothes to make sure I’m not missing anything. There’s nothing worse than getting to a race only to find you are missing something.

What are the items you can’t leave home without?
My Mizuno shoes, my race fuel, running watch, my Three Rivers Running Company community team shirt, hair ties and my lucky race charms — race earrings, nail polish and sunglasses.

In her bag: Running

Running: Inside or outside?
Definitely outside! Anytime of the year.

Cold-weather running tips:
Cold-weather running is great if you know how to dress. It takes a little practice. Try to dress in what you would wear if it was 20 degrees warmer than the current temperature outside. That’s about how much your body warms up when running. Everyone has a different tolerance to cold, so wear what works for you. But definitely bring gloves (I prefer mittens) and a head warmer to cover your ears so they don’t get cold.

Reminder:
“Running is not just about getting in shape. It transforms people’s lives because of setting goals and accomplishing those goals with the mental and physical challenges it takes to complete a race.”

Download Jenn’s Couch to 5K Program

In her bag: Running