Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guest Post: Alison from OhMyVera!

I'm Alison from OhMyVera!  I am really excited to be guest blogging today on Free to be Stacia Lee!  My blog OhMyVera! is all about Vera Bradley.  I started writing the blog to share my love of Vera Bradley with my family and friends, but it has turned into something much bigger than I ever imagined. For those of you who aren't familiar, Vera Bradley makes cotton quilted bags and accessories.  I love them because they have fun bright colors and patterns and have tons of pockets to help keep me organized.  

Today I thought that I would share with you 5 of my favorite Vera Bradley items!  In no particular order they are the Curling Iron Cover, Hipster, Vera, Turn Lock Wallet, and Ditty Bag. 

Here is a photo of me with all of my favorites. 

Curling Iron Cover: My very first piece of Vera was a Curling Iron Cover.  I went to buy my mom a bag and decided that I wanted to get something for myself, so I bought a Curling Iron Cover in Sherbet.  I still have the same one!  This is a great piece because you can put your hot curling iron or straightener away without having to wait for it to cool off.  It comes in really handy while traveling. 

Vera: The Vera tote is a great tote and has been a part of the Vera Bradley collection from the start.  It has six slip in pockets on the inside as well as two on the outside (one zips) plus a lobster claw hook for your keys.  This is great for toting all sorts of things around and always comes in handy.  I always take it with me when I go scrapbooking because it will hold two of my 12x12 albums. 

Hipster: The Hipster is a great purse and one that Vera Bradley has redesigned a few times.  I have a couple of them and think that they are great for when you are going to be out and about and don't want to have to worry about your purse staying on your shoulder.  I usually take a Hipster with me when I go on vacation. 

Turn Lock Wallet: This wallet is my all time favorite wallet!  Some of the wallets Vera Bradley makes are on the small size for me, but this one is perfect.  One side has a turn lock...that is the side that holds my ID, credit card, medical card, etc.  The other side zips around and that is where I hold my money, receipts, pocket calendar and there are even more card slots for my rewards cards (grocery store, etc).  On the back of the zipper side is a small zipper compartment for coins.  I have used the same one for years now and I will be sad when I have to replace it with a new color.  

Ditty Bag: This bag has so many uses.  It is a drawstring bag that is lined on the inside with plastic.  Another travel essential!  I have used it to pack socks and underwear, as a dirty clothes bag, swimsuits (dry or wet), to hold misc items I don't want floating around my suitcase (I took a bunch of random things to my sister on my last trip and used a Ditty Bag to keep them all together) or you can use it as a lunch bag.  That is just the beginning of the list, everyone who has one seems to use it for something different.  I have 3 of them and use them all pretty often.  Right now I have one in my gym bag holding my shoes!  One thing that makes this bag different from the others is that it isn't quilted, so if quilted bags aren't your thing, you still could use one of these! 

A better look at my favorites.

 Thanks so much for letting me stop by and share some of my favorite things with you!  If you have any questions about my blog or Vera Bradley feel free to visit or email me at  

I would love to hear what your favorites are! 


  1. Thank you so much Alison! Great post and you have great blog for Vera lovers!

  2. OMG I love Oh My Vera! It's awesome! Everyone who reads this post should subscribe to her blog!

  3. I agree Lynnie! She has a great blog!


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