Friday, June 26, 2009

Beach Fashion

Okay, we all know I love bags, purses, totes, etc. Any accessory I can throw over my shoulder and have a little fun with, I love. My house is full of bags -- one of my favorites is titled Book Woman. What is a bag worth if you can't fit a book in it anyway? Sheeps!

I'm not much for the designer label (Ha! Gotcha!) but of course if I can afford it, I buy it. Back in our double income days, I used to buy purses and bags without a second thought. Now, I must be choosy and decide if it is "worthy." One designer I LOVE is Vera Bradley. I do have the large tic-tac tote in the Daisy Daisy pattern, and let me tell you, it's great for the beach, lake or park. It's roomy enough for all your outdoor needs: book, sunblock, visor, glasses, and even a small towel. There are little pockets inside to keep your cell phone, keys and lip balm safe. Here is a picture of the Hope Garden collection, too cute -- but not outrageously expensive at $69. And if you are really into matching (ahem!) you can add some matching beach accessories to your shopping cart: flip-flops, visor, wristlet, towel, to name a few. Imagine that with a red swimsuit, oh-la-la! The best thing about Vera's bags? They are washable. That's right, throw them in the washer, air dry, and viola! Clean, pretty and new again! Vera retires their fabric collections every so often, and there is a sale going on now at Happy Reading!


Anonymous said...

So true! What use is a big if you can't fit a book in it! Love the bag. I"ll pop over and give it a look. Have a great Day!

Meaghan said...

I LOVE Vera Bradley. I have one of those bags in blue and i just LOVE IT!

Stopping by from SITS and inviting u to our fundraising raffle :) We are a small charity trying to put smiles on the faces of those battling cancer.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Eileeen!!! NO WAY!!!!!

I own two Vera Bradleys... and I JUST ORDERED HER NEW SADDLE UP BAG yesterday!!! In Purple Punch!!!

I knew I loved ya...I just didn't know how much we have in common!!!

The Un-Organized Mom said...


Just stopping by from SITS and very excited to find a book blog! I read a lot, and have a 2 page "to read" list that I hope to finish over the summer. I would LOVE to be able to grab a book, an adorable Vera Bradley bag...and head off to the beach to read...but instead...I have to settle for reading inside with doors and windows shut because it is 103 degrees here in way too SUNNY Oklahoma...enjoy the ocean for me... =)

Mama Mel said...

Hi from SITS! This is a cute bag! :) Thanx for visiting my blog, and thanx for the b-day wishes! Have a great day!