Up Your Gift-Wrapping Game with These 3 Festive Ideas

The holidays are just days away, so it’s time to wrap up shopping for gifts (literally). We all know that no present is complete without the finishing touches of pretty wrapping paper or a fun gift bag. Step up your wrapping game this year with…

7 Ways to Make Your Home Festive for the Holidays

Arguably one of the best parts of the holiday season is the festive décor. There’s just something about a living room decked out with string lights, snow-dusted garland and colorful ornaments that feels so warm and nostalgic. Whether you’re looking for a holiday decoration refresh…

5 Black Friday Shopping Tips You Need to Know

The biggest shopping day of the year is just days away and we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on our shopping lists. Black Friday (or as we call it, Bright Friday) can be pretty intense, even for the most seasoned shoppers. Known for its…

5 Tips to Make You a Savvier Holiday Shopper

Halloween is just days away, but the holidays will be here before we know it. We like to get a head-start on our holiday planning before the sheer chaos of the season actually begins. One of the biggest to-dos on the holiday checklist each year…

Behind the Seams: The New Carryall Leather Collection

There’s just something about leather that evokes class. No matter if you’re carrying it as a crossbody to the farmer’s market or a tote to work, it can add a sense of sophistication or professionalism to any outfit you’re wearing. However the way we approach…

Behind the Seams: Midtown Convertible Backpack

This may sound silly, but backpacks are back (no pun intended). We know what you’re thinking: “backpacks are always in,” but this season is different. We’re not just talking about the backpack you’ve always used to hold your books, electronics and essentials for class.  No,…

10 Mini Adventures You Need on Your Fall Bucket List

Today officially marks the first day of fall (eeeeee!). We’ve been casually sneaking scarves into our wardrobe and ordering hot white mochas over the last couple of weeks, but now we can proudly shift all gears to match our fall fever. Beyond sweater weather, we’re…

3 Must-Have Items
to Bring to Your Next Tailgate

While we can appreciate a great football game, let’s be honest — tailgating is about so much more than sports. For some, it’s a social event where family, friends and even acquaintances gather together to serve up drinks and chow down on food. For others,…

How-to: 3 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Ready or not — fall is almost here! Every Midwest girl’s favorite season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to bust out your favorite ankle boots (all seven pairs), chunky sweaters and soft flannels to get ready! There are so many great fall accessories…

50 Ways to Use
the Iconic Ditty Bag

If you asked ten different Vera Bradley associates what they can’t travel without, you’ll likely get the same answer each time — the Iconic Ditty Bag. The Ditty Bag may be small, but it’s mighty and there’s certainly a reason it’s everyone’s go-to. It’s an…