Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Meet Me at Vera Bradley: Fruit Bags & Colorful Dresses

Happy Monday loves! I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be hosting an event with a few of my fellow blogger babes at the New York Vera Bradley store in Soho on Wednesday, May 31st from 6PM – 9PM. There will be drinks, a live DJ, and a shopping discount for the night. For those of you in NY, I hope you all will join me for a fun night, you can RSVP here! You might be thinking of those printed paisley bags everyone had in college when you hear the words Vera Bradley. I did too, but when I checked out their store recently I found that the brand has really repositioned itself and come out with some super chic leather bags, including fruit bags that I’m just obsessed with. Read on to see how I styled two of my favorite fruit bags from the latest Vera Bradley collection.

Look 1: Watermelon Fruit Bag & Floral Dress

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Since the Vera Bradley brand is all about color and prints, of course I had to choose colorful dresses to go with the fun bags. How adorable is this watermelon fruit bag?! It is perfect for Spring and Summer, and is just the right size for a statement bag. The leather is really high quality and the bag looks and feels expensive. I paired it with an equally colorful dress, and for a feminine flair I added a sheer blush pink ruffled bolero. For my shoes, I went with my favorite blush pink velvet glitter heels, and accessorized with rose gold arm candy and nails. The overall effect is super feminine and whimsical, just the way I like it!

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Look 2: Melon Fruit Bag & Vintage Yellow Dress
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This vintage yellow dress is absolutely one of my favorite vintage finds to date. I was lucky enough to pick up it the day it went on the rack at Edith Machinist. I’m pretty sure this dress would have sold fairly quickly, so I like to think that it was fate that brought me to this dress. Not to mention I found it on my birthday! This dress fits like a glove and I don’t have anything like it. The shape is amazing, with the V-neck neckline, fitted waist, and billowy sleeves. But what really drew me to the dress is the vibrant yellow color. I just can’t get enough, I feel like Zooey Deschanel in the movie “100 Days of Summer” when I’m wearing this dress. I paired the dress with another Vera Bradley fruit bag, this time a pink melon one that contrasts perfectly agains the yellow. For those of you who love yellow as much as I do, there is also a yellow melon version that’s pretty darn cute.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into Vera Bradley’s new collection. Join me on May 31st atΒ 411 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 at the Vera Bradley Soho store from 6-9PM to see more bags, mingle with other bloggers, and have a great time. Be sure to RSVP here. I would love to see you all there and meet you in person!

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Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Vera Bradley. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: The Musing Lens

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38 responses to “Meet Me at Vera Bradley: Fruit Bags & Colorful Dresses”

  1. Lauren says:

    Ahh can’t get over that watermelon purse! So cute!!


  2. Your style is insane! Love these purses so much…so unique!

  3. That bag is the cutest ever! So completely perfect for the summer months!!

  4. Samantha says:

    That bag is so adorable! Love it with your dress <3


  5. Tsvetelina says:

    This post is so beautiful and colorful, love your dress so much.

  6. cara says:

    You look so pretty! I’m loving those colorful bags! So fun@

  7. Dominique says:

    I love how feminine Vera Bradley is! And that yellow dress is AMAZING.

  8. Debby says:

    I have always loved vibrant colors and passed that on to my young adult daughters. They introduced me to Vera Bradley when they were in middle school and now I am an expert on their line of products. But I truly love you black shoes!

  9. Neha says:

    That purse is the cutest! I have seen a few fruit purses in stores, your post has convinced me I should pick one up!

  10. Those are both such pretty outfits! I especially like the beautiful yellow polka dot dress <3
    xo Jannine

  11. Ahhhhh I love all of the happy bright colors!!! So perfect for spring/summer! You look chic as ever love! Xo

  12. Love both outfits!

  13. Oh, my! The two dress styles are both gorgeous! I would have to say the yellow is my favorite! Happy Monday and the event sounds incredible!!!
    xo Debbie |

  14. Lee Anne says:

    Oh I love the cute fruit bag! So adorable and fun! Sounds like a fun event.

    Lee Anne

  15. Andi says:

    These bags are adorable, and honestly I’d never even considered Vera Bradley before. That yellow too lady, it’s your color~

  16. Kamara says:

    Oh wow, I especially love the first dress – such gorgeous colours!


  17. Brittany N says:

    I love how flowy and feminine that first dress is! My favorite though is the way you paired the yellow polka dot dress with the watermelon bag, so stinkin’ cute πŸ™‚

  18. Wow! I’m loving those chic purses. πŸ™‚

  19. The fruit bags are so fun! I like the watermelon bag, so cute for the summer.

  20. adriana says:

    These are just the cutest bags!! I LOVE Vera Bradley and love these fun patterns!

  21. tiffany says:

    sucha cute and unique bag!

  22. The bag is absolutely adorable and I want it. Time to go shopping.

  23. Those bags are really cute, but I absolutely love those dresses! I love how bright and colorful they are!

  24. Raine says:

    I love both dresses and bags, but I think the yellow dress look is my favorite! It’s so fun and bright!

  25. Sabina says:

    Both of these outfits and purses are so cute – LOVE how you styled them! I love Vera Bradley’s designs, always so fun and chic! Too bad I don’t live in NYC to attend the event…

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

  26. That polka dress is adorable! I love the watermelon bag you wore with it!

    Amanda ||

  27. Lacey says:

    Ok I need this dress!

  28. Ashley says:

    Both of these looks are SO cute!! I love these fun fruit bags! The melon is probably my favorite! So fun for summer.

  29. Neelofar says:

    I am loving these new pieces!!! Your outfits are of course perfect too πŸ™‚ I wish I could come to the event!
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily

  30. The yellow dress looks AMAZING on you – the style and colour are on point!

  31. Lisa Autumn says:

    These dresses.. YESYESYES!

    xx Lisa |

  32. I love your bag! It’s so cute πŸ™‚

  33. Love Vera Bradley. The dresses you picked and the bags were perfect. Love it. Thank you for sharing this fun event and outfits with us.

  34. Ivana J says:

    Such a beautiful looks, love the contrast of pink and yellow and that bag is very nice xo

  35. Both of these bags are so cute!!! I love them so much!

  36. angelle Marix says:

    Beautiful!!! I am loving those handbags!!!!!!


  37. silvia says:

    I am absolutely swooning over your outfits! I can’t decide what I like more about them- the accessories, the dresses, the make-up- either way, you are stunning! Beautiful style <3