Thursday, November 28, 2013



Today Vera offered 50% off Marina Paisley, Baroque, Va Va Bloom, Indigo Pop, and La Neon Rose! I can't wait to see what else they do!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Seeing Summer 2014 on Glenna

So my girl Donna blessed me with some sneak peeks of the Summer 2014 prints! And she gave them to us in the form of Glenna! The Glenna is a really good go-to bag for everyday activity. Not too big, but plenty of space inside. There is a Glenna in CaMa on my list that I'm HOPING Santa is looking at ;-)

Remember when I said that sometimes I needed to see the prints on merchandise before I can make my final judgement? Weeeellllll I had to in the cases of Flutterby and Petal Paisley. Here is the original preview:

aaaand here they are on merchandise:

When I first saw Flutterby, it didn't really call to me. I recall saying I had no real comment on it, and that was true. It seemed like something I'd buy for my 12 year old sister. Purple, purple gave me a toothache. I didn't hate it, I just didn't love it.

Looking at it now, I do like it. It's adorable. It screams SUMMERTIME. I can see it in a park at a barbecue or even poolside on a really hot afternoon. The dark purple background tones the sweetness down a little so that saved it.

Will I buy this? Probably, but again, for my sister. I have my eye on another print. Would I keep it if it were gifted to me? Absolutely!

Now, Petal Paisley...this one was a little tricky. When I first saw the preview swatch, I compared it to a survey print from a few months ago that I liked. In my head, I kept seeing the survey print instead of the actual Petal Paisley print.

When I actually took time and looked at PP again, I wasn't too jazzed about it. It was very busy for me, and once again I had to hold my opinion until I saw it on a bag, or wallet, or something!

Looking at it now...I may or may not be in love. It reminds me of Ribbons with the color scheme. I see the dark blue background, the pinks, that teal green, and white.  I bet when we get the actual swatch for PP they will have the same colors. It's the colors that are doing it for me. You all know I don't love paisleys, but it's the colors they use in them that make the difference.

Fanfare I still love! Vera is in need of a new black and white pattern, right? The last one was Night and Day(I'm not counting Camellia, there was a lot of grey in that), which is now retired. Night and Day was black and white and that was IT.

Well Fanfare fits the bill! It's style is what I like to call  fancy-pants, it's quite elegant, to me at least. Yes, it has a small splash of yellow but it's still simple enough. I can see this being a nice accessory print for a nice night out. It's very subtle, not busy like some of the others.

Unfortunately she didn't have a photo for Flower Shower. I haven't see it on anything right now it's still thumbs down for me. I didn't like it when I saw it, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised :-)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Birthday VeraObsessed!

I could NOT let this day go by without showing VeraObsessed some love: 

 She's where I get my 411.

I can fangirl to her about Vera and she will totally get it. 
Retirement Sale? YAY!

She's my Vera Godmother...and today is this awesome gal's born day!!!! 


...and like any true citizen in the Land of Vera, she celebrates in style

If it weren't for her, I would not have been inspired to even create this blog.
Seeing her love for Vera made me want to share mine too!
Be sure to give VeraObsessed some love guys! 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Walking in a Vera wonderland....


This is going to be a bit long I think, and there's going to be quite a few gifs to express my feels, so here is my warning to strap yourselves in lol....

First things first:

So if you are reading this, it's clear who won the design battle, Canterbury Magenta of course! And look at how FAB it is! Thank you guys soooo much for your input! Some people wanted a different print, and I've been wondering what print you guys would have liked. I love designing new layouts so comment below with what prints you'd like me to create a layout for next and I'll hop to it!

Secondly, onto real Vera news...its happened guys! Venetian Paisley (VP) and Canterbury Magenta (CaMa) are here, and they are such beauties!!

 Honestly, I wasn't too crazy about VP at looked like way too much going on. In those cases I have to wait so see it on merchandise to make a real judgement. I felt the same way about Heather and Jazzy Blooms and I ended up LOVING those prints. Seeing it on items changes things a little for me. Granted, I'm not totally in love with VP still, but it doesn't abhor me like Tutti Frutti did/does/itneedstogoaway.

How I feel about Tutti Frutti i'm not sorry.
But VP is very likeable. I can see why some of you citizens are totally taken with it! It especially looks nice on the hipsters, and that cute Double Take tote! Plus, I absolutely love the chevron interior print! I'm a total sucker for stripe, and chevron is no exception!

Now CaMa is frickin GORGE on stuff...I want everything in it! I love everything about it; the colors, the design, the SIMPLICITY of it. Of course the fact that it's magenta kicks it up an extra notch. Canterbury Cobalt is nice too, the blue pops out as well, but I'm a girlie girl, so pink wins! I also love it because it's a black based print, so it can be a heavy-duty job print, like for work or travel.


I'm honestly torn between stuff! Do I want a hardshell case or a soft one? Do I want the Stay Cooler or a Lunch Bunch? Glenna or Vera? OR PLEATED TOTE?!

Decisions, decisions! Gah I need a second job!

Why? Because on top of that, they have also given me kitchen things in Bittersweet and I NEED THEM OKAY?! Here's my itty bitty very RED kitchen....there needs to be some touches of Vera in there!

Can you visualize it?? I can! It was like they made it for my kitchen!

Also released were some of the holiday items, like the ornaments, warm fuzzy slippers and boots, and CUUUUUTE pet accessories!!!

Some people went APESHIT on the release day. No, really, they went nuts, because some of this stuff is STILL sold out! These pet accessories didn't have a chance, they were snatched up within a few hours. Thank goodness I don't have my dog (yet) or else I would have been devastated.

Moving on, November 21st is a big day. It is the re-release day of Pink Elephants! VeraObsessed has me drooling over her Insta:

Pink Elephants was a Spring 2007 Breast Cancer Awareness color, and it's just ADORABLE! It's hard enough trying to decide what I want for Christmas...this is not helping! You know how much of a sucker I am for pink....

November 21 is also the release of more holiday items like this:

VeraObsessed posted this via @tlglass42, and HOLYMACARONIIWANTITNOOOOW!

It's a flipping robe! A fuzzy warm robe! I cannot with this! Can you imagine this with those Cozy Slippers they have already available?! It supposed to be made from the same material as the Throw Blankets! Holy shit thats insane! Do you know how soft those things are?! I'll never leave my house, or I'll show up to work in a damn robe all winter!
Those throws make you snuggly!
It's retail price is said to be $58 (affordable!) and it'll be offered in Heather, Venetian Paisley, Midnight Blues, Tutti Frutti (ugh) and Ribbons (yay!). Honestly, I really wish they'd throw me a bone and include Olivia Pink in cute stuff like this! Good thing I love Ribbons and Heather or I'd be a little ticked! The colors are the same ones that are offered for the slippers so it makes sense...but aww.

Theres a couple more things to talk about, but I'll take a breather and come back later with more.

Happy holidays and Happy shopping y'all!

P.S. - Just speculating, Cyber Monday is coming and you better hold onto your hats! They've been counting down for a reason, and I have a feeling/hoping it's going to be for a goooood reason!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Designer's block

This is more of a Shay Share....I need help!

I'm thinking of changing my layout to go along with the release of Canterbury Magenta....but I LOVE Olivia Pink!!!! I had planned on leaving this layout for a while but the desktop wallapapers came out the other day and now I'm torn!

What should I do?!?!


Gah! Olivia Pink has my heart but that Magenta in CM really POPS! Decisions, a sistah out!

Which layout should I choose? free polls 

Expect me to gab about the November 7th releases and the winter items in depth soon!