If you weren’t already aware, this summer I interned at Vera Bradley in Fort Wayne, IN. This is where the company started, and where it is still headquartered today, almost 30 years later. I wanted to intern for Vera because I heard great things about the company, the corporate culture, and of course…the bags. I have a slight obsession…that every person notices when they walk into my room for the first time. as soon as someone walks into our room, they see my closet…which is basically stocked full of Large Duffels, totes, and everything else Vera Bradley that doesn’t fit in other places around the room. When I was taking pictures of my room for the blogs I posted earlier this week, I noticed how overrun with Vera that my room truly is.
So, I guess that this blog is serving as a way for me confront my issues (no matter how beautiful they are)….
Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I am an addict. A Vera Bradley addict.
- A few of my totes, duffels, and my Grand Traveler all live above my closet…
And….that’s it. I know, I have entirely too much Vera Bradley…but I love being truly prepared for everything that I do as a college student, and that wouldn’t be possible without my 2 Totes, my Vera, my Messenger, and everything else that I use on a daily basis. I also think it helps to note that I did receive a pretty amazing discount all summer long at my internship, which made buying most of these items much more affordable for my college student budget.
Over the years, I have realized that there are things that I use every day, and that without them, my life as a student would be rather difficult…if not impossible. So….this blog is dedicated to all of these things that I have come to know and love over my 3 years in college. So take it as you will, and remember that the certain brands, etc. aren’t what is important….but the actual use of the product is what you should pay attention to. Enjoy!
I got a Camelbak a few months ago…and fell in love. Over the past few months I have doubled my water intake for each day…mostly because it is fun and convenient for me to drink water now.
Another must have is a lightweight jacket that still keeps you really warm…hence the mass of North Face jackets that you see on every college campus…and this one that I have…
When you are in college…you can never have enough quarters. From parking downtown to washing clothes…you will use them so much that they will be like gold to you. For instance, this week my roommate Lauren ran out of quarters while drying her clothes…and had to go from room to room to find more. So keep a stash…and guard it with your life.
For those cold winter mornings…it is always nice to have a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate to keep you company….and I love this sparkly cup that I have. Best of all…it makes me feel all happy and fancy too….
Everyone has a different go-to bag….and for me it is this Vera Bradley messenger bag. Others swear by backpacks or tote bags…either way though…find a bag that you love and remember that it is alright to be making an investment in it…since it will hold your life day in and day out.
ID cases are a college student’s best friend. I use mine so much that I have to get a new one each year. I keep change, chapstick, my ID, and anything else possible in this…and if I can’t find it I am basically lost.
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