Review of Vera Bradley adult coloring books
Examples of coloring inspirations with the pattern to be colored in "Seize the Day"

Coloring is so relaxing for kids and adults alike

When you read this blog since a while, you know that I always looked forward to the coloring books on our visits at Granny Hannah and Grandpa Heinrich. I still love coloring books today. Not the ones for kids, but the coloring books for adults. Coloring is so relaxing. It’s like a meanwhile button. You start with a page you like, and then put the color on the paper. When the page is finished, you know that it took time, but it didn’t feel like it.

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Examples from “Enjoy the Journey” to illustrate patterns of different difficulty

The books feature classic Vera Bradley patterns to color

Thus, when I was asked to review two new Vera Bradley’s adult coloring books, I was thrilled and immediately said yes. I have loved their “Paisley” and “Floral” coloring books that came on the market earlier this year. So I was excited to hear that there are two new ones. Since more than 33 years, we fashionistas over 40 all know this iconic American brand for their great patterned dresses. So far I had three of their dresses and I loved them for their great prints!

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Covers of the Vera Bradley coloring books

Last week, “Seize the Day” and “Enjoy the Journey“, the two new Vera Bradley coloring books were in the mail.

The books review coloring techniques

Each book starts out with a section on coloring supplies, a tutorial on great color pairings, coloring techniques, followed by an art gallery of the pattern in the book and a pattern guide. The art gallery demonstrates how the same pattern can take a different vibe. The pattern guide gives inspirations on how to color the 40 patterns on the following pages.

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From upper left to lower right. Example pages of the tutorials on coloring supplies, color combinations, coloring techniques, and three pages of the Colored Art Gallery

Create your own greeting cards

At the end of the book, there are greeting cards for coloring. Can it get any more personal then receiving a self-colored card? Your friends and family will love them!

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Examples of coloring inspirations with the pattern to be colored in “Seize the Day”

Pattern for all levels of skills

The pattern are popular Vera Bradley pattern. May be there is even a print of one of your former or current bags?! 😉 What I also like are the different degrees of difficulties. There are pattern that are easy to color, perfect for someone who enjoyed coloring as a kid, but hasn’t colored ever since childhood. There are also intermediate and complex pattern for the more advanced and the experienced colorist, respectively. Thus, the book is perfect for a beginner to grow into the field or the whole family. When you are not new to adult coloring, the different difficulties permit you to use the complexity to adjust to your time available for coloring.

Seize the Day and Enjoy the Journey

Seize the Day has many abstract and floral patterns (see examples in the photo above). Enjoy the Journey has floral paisley prints. When you love coloring and chic prints and pattern these Vera Bradley coloring books are must-haves.

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Examples of patterns in “Enjoy the Journey”

Color fun for the entire family

These books are worth the money. I definitively would recommend them to my best friends. You can get the Vera Bradley Seize the Day and Enjoy the Journey at for just $10.40 each. That’s much cheaper than a massage at a spa or a cocktail at the pool and the fun lasts longer!

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to spend the time waiting for your flight to your vacation destiny relaxing by coloring? I love this great combination of relaxing and diving into the creative fashion print designing world for a coloring session at a time. When will you start coloring your Vera Bradley prints?

P.S. Did you know that the company’s commitment to breast cancer research continues to increase its reach through the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer? <3

P.P.S. You may be also interested in reading my review on fashion’s It girl Shantell Martin’s fold-out WAVE coloring book.

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Photos: N. Mölders

Disclosure: These coloring books are samples from Vera Bradley. This post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it expresses my 100% honest opinion.

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