Mommy Monday With Vera Bradley

March 6, 2017

This Mommy Monday we are talking about luggage. Before you get ready for spring and summer trips and spending a ton of money on expensive luggage, take a look at the brand that might be a little nostalgic as well. Like most girls, Vera Bradley quilted bags made their way into my life in high school (elementary school for you young millenials) and guys everywhere made fun of you for having a ‘grandma bag’. But we loved them and had tons of colors, all which represent a different year and memory for me. This brand is truly nostalgic for me and I still carry my huge quilted bags on trips and to lug blog stuff around. Well, they completely rebranded and are making sophisticated sleek designs to keep up with it’s growing (and aging) audience. So now I have luggage that is both durable and cute, and Elston can use it too! I have a soft spot for the fabric quilted bag, it’s comfy and just nice to carry.

Since we are talking about luggage, I’m going to give you a few of my packing tips for any upcoming trips you have and might need help with. As you scroll, here are some highlights: the kids are always on top of me in everything I do, so it was only natural for them to crawl in the luggage without me even prompting them to do so. I was going to do so because it’s cute. Jackson also made us all wear bows in our hair, including one for him to match Elston’s bow. I guess he was feeling left out on hair accessory options.

Here are a few quick tips:

roll everything, don’t fold it

put your shoes at the bottom (luckily this bag keeps them separate)

pack a color scheme that all goes together, so you can create outfits and aren’t stuck with pieces that might not go with each other and no way of wearing anything

pack a heel, a flat, a tennis shoe that will go with all outfits, that way if you need to switch it up, it will match

include layers, lots of cami’s and cardigans, one statement jacket and two pairs of jeans (blue and white), and a denim short. Then throw in tops that will go with all of them


shirt | denim jacket– this jacket is the perfect alternative to the J. Crew one and so affordable, it’s my new fave, I highly recommend | white jeans | tennis shoes | earrings c/o: BaubleBar | watch c/o: Daniel Wellington | Elston’s moccs c/o: Sweet n Swag | Elston’s pants c/o: Carter’s

luggage c/o: Vera Bradley (Cuban tiles wheeled carry on | black weekender)

Check out my Mommy Monday blogger girls:

Katie at Life with a Dash of Whimsy

Nina at The HSS Feed

Tiffany at Tiffany Style Blog

Ali at Inspired By…

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