A man in Indiana made my day today.
Andy with the fine Vera Bradley handbag company was so kind to send me this beautiful handbag:
The Vera Bradley Toggle Tote in Vibrant Black
Andy happened to notice a post of mine from a ways back talking about the virtues of Vera Bradley and just wanted to say thanks.
And so, Andy, thanks to you back ;)
The thing about these bags is, they're just so darn cute, and the fact that they're machine washable is just icing on the top.
My mother, sisters and I have been big time fans of Vera Bradley for quite a while. The quilted cotton bags are pretty popular in parts of the Midwest and South, so imagine our happy surprise when we noticed them turning up in darling, little boutique shops in our New England hometown.
Vera has all different color combinations and sizes: everything from a gorgeous pink and orange paisley look:
The Petite Villager in Sherbet
To even luggage:
The Garment Bag in Apple Green
For folks with more of a streamlined and monochromatic look, you might be more interested in Vera's quilted Microfiber Collection:
The Laura Bag in Black Microfiber
In these parts of the Bluegrass, it's not uncommon to see a gal with a whole set of Vera Bradley bags, like maybe a travel cosmetic bag, a large duffel bag, and an Amy bag all in the same pattern. The bags are very durable and maintain their shape very well. My mom is still carrying around an old Vera bag with a cute chicken and egg pattern that's since been retired.
Right now Vera Bradley offers bags in 25 different patterns and shades, so be sure to check them out and start your own collection :)
Ah, to be a chick. Drinks bought for you at bars. Free dinners and movies on dates. And now, random internet people showering you with gifts.
I think I'll go to my blog and post about my adoring love of Glenlivet, Simple shoes, and Olympic Gardens. Maybe I can get some free stuff out of it.
Tell me about it. June had some dude at a bar in DFW buy her a complete set of US flag cowboy boots, her size. Freakin' awesome. She only wears them for Halloween though.
Micah, my Rolex is on the way ;)
Seriously though. Wouldn't you be weirded out if some girl was sending you stuff?
It's different for chicks. Guys have been showering us with kindness since the dawn of time, and we wouldn't have it any other way ;)
You wouldn't call it "kindness" if you knew our motives.
And, yeah, it would be weird if a woman did that for me. But free stuff is free stuff. Not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.
(In my best Scarlet O'Hara accent:)
Why, sakes alive, Mister Micah! Whatever are you implying?
I thought y'all were being just so polite and kind, and that my kindness in return was enough.
(As I wink one mascaraed eyelid.)
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