One Look, Two Ways: Vera Bradley Carson Saddle Bag

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I want to share with you my NEW FAVORITE PURSE! Vera Bradley was kind enough to send me the Carson Saddle Bag. For me, it’s a constant struggle to find a purse that 1: fits all my stuff, 2: is durable enough to go everywhere with me, and 3: looks cute. I can finally say I’ve found a purse that ticks off all three.

The Carson Saddle Bag has multiple pockets and zippers inside, allowing me to fit a book, a portable charger, and a full-sized wallet in there for my plane ride to New York Fashion Week. It was AMAZING to have as the catch-all through security and the drama of checking my bag (barely made the weight limit, haha!)

I wanted to show you how the bag goes with ANY outfit, and what better way to do that then bring back my One Look, Two Ways series?

This time, I wore the Carson Saddle Bag to an event at Water Tower Place and then to lunch with a friend!


I was at a blogging event a few weeks back and brought my Carson Saddle Bag along. I wore a black midi dress with a cheetah print belt.

Black with brown? you may be asking. YES! I love wearing multiple neutrals together, especially when a fun cheetah print ties it together. The bag and the shoes added more touches of brown.

I finished off this look with some hoop earrings!

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The second time around, I wore the Carson Saddle bag to lunch with a friend! It was more of a casual vibe, so I just had on an oversized tee and jeans.

I added a fun tassel cardigan for practicality and because I think it’s adorable.

I finished this up by adding a monogram necklace and some metallic sandals for some sparkle.

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Which look is your favorite? Honestly, any look with this amazing purse is sure to be a winner!

I'm Caitlin, a Chicago twenty-something turned blogger who shares outfits, inspo, good deals and so much more. welcome to my corner of the internet!

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  1. Alison wrote:

    That is a great bag! Obviously super useful and versatile. I also love the cardigan and your Tory Burch sandals.

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  2. That bag is super cute, I love the pattern inside of it!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  3. Mimi wrote:

    You look are so beautiful, such a pretty smile. the second outfit is my favourit! You look so much like Scarlet Johansson! 🙂 Would you mind check out my page? We can follow each other and be internet friends if you want to. I’d be so happy!
    Love, Mimi

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  4. Cecilia wrote:

    Love this bag! In middle and high school, I loved Vera Bradley’s fun patterns but I’m definitely loving that the bags’ style evolves with my own. I especially love your second look – cute and casual and PERFECT for fall.

    xoxo, Cecilia //

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  5. Yes!! I LOVE a good, clean, minimal simple bag that goes with just about everything! Love you dressed this Vera bag up & down! It looks like a bag I would own an wear every single day! PERFECT for fall!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  6. Nataly wrote:

    That bag is so versatile! I love it!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  7. love how versatile this bag is! it’s going to be such a good piece for fall! love the way you styled it in both outfits


    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  8. This is a gorgeous bag!! Cross body bags are so easy and convenient, it’s all I wear lately!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  9. Love your casual fall wardrobe and those TB sandals! You look lovely❤️

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    The second look is seriously something I would wear on the regular during the early autumn. It’s comfy and casual and cute! I love the bag and how it pairs perfectly with both looks! A good cognac saddle bag is always a great staple!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  11. I love how you wore it casual and dressed up for going out! I love versatile bags!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  12. Stefanie wrote:

    that bag really is the perfect size! i struggle with that all the time too, it’s good to have one just the right size!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  13. I need this bag! So so perfect for fall and looks so cute with your outfit!

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  14. That’s a cute and versatile bag. You could carry it with practically everything.


    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  15. Gita wrote:

    Such a cute versatile bag . Love it! – Gita

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  16. Kileen wrote:

    This bag is so cute! Definitely so versatile which is great, especially for this time of year!

    cute & little

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  17. Such a cute bag!

    With Love & Style,
    ♥ Amber (Chicago blogger too! 🙂

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  18. Chloe wrote:

    Super cute looks and comfy! Really love your monogrammed necklace, it’s so pretty! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  19. This bag is beautiful, love how you dressed it up and down!

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  20. That’s a really cute bag. I love the neutral tone on the outside and the print on the inside. They look great together!

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  21. Amanda Parker wrote:

    I love both ways you styled this bag! Loving Vera’s selection of non-printed bags.

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  22. Azanique wrote:

    I love look 1! Such a cute dress 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  23. Stephanie Konkle wrote:

    This bag is too cute! Perfect for fall!

    xo, Steph

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply
  24. Rachel wrote:

    This is definitely the perfect saddle bag, I need it!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply