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Chacos & Vera Bradley Giveaway

So today is my best friends birthday (actually it was yesterday but we do giveaways on Friday!) We are teaming up to give you some of her favorite things – you can see that they are all also my favorite things #thisiswhywearebestfreinds. And now without further adieu, I’ll let Meg share with you her favorite things and then you can fill out the rafflecopter bellow! Happy Birthday Megs and Happy Friday everyone else!

1 | A large Vera Bradley duffel bag. I was given this bag two years ago for my birthday and have used it for most of my trips since then!  It is the perfect bag for a long weekend getaway to the mountains, the beach, or to your bestie’s.  It is incredibly spacious and the shoulder straps make it easy to carry. I LOVE it. *Color of your choice

2 | A pair of Chacos. If you have ever read my blog, you know how much I love my Chacos! I’ve had one pair since I was fourteen, and they are starting to fall apart but have been my favorite pair of shoes for the past twelve years.  They are the best and great for hiking and the every day.  I wear mine everywhere and with just about anything. *Color of your choice

3 | And because I love ya, I’m throwing in a $15 gift card to Starbucks so you can go and enjoy your favorite drink! Maybe take a friend for a fun coffee date! πŸ™‚

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! This giveaway is run via Rafflecopter with several ways to enter! In exactly one week the giveaway will close, one winner will be selected at random and announced! The winner will be contacted by email. All entries will be verified, so please play by the rules! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Mai Tran

    Large Duffel in Blue Bayou from verabradley and Layna Waterproof Shoes from chacos are my favorite.

  • Mai Tran

    Large Duffel in Blue Bayou from verabradley and Layna Waterproof Shoes from chacos are my favorite.

  • The petal paisley pattern is great, though the fanfare (minus the yellow) looks like the wallpaper in our entryway! If I were to get Chacos I would probably splurge and get a custom pair, since I don’t like toe loops, but the double no-toe ones aren’t as fun in the patterns, and something colorful would be the most fun. πŸ™‚

  • The petal paisley pattern is great, though the fanfare (minus the yellow) looks like the wallpaper in our entryway! If I were to get Chacos I would probably splurge and get a custom pair, since I don't like toe loops, but the double no-toe ones aren't as fun in the patterns, and something colorful would be the most fun. πŸ™‚

  • Georgia

    Ooooh the light beam Chacos with toe loop are my favourite, and the Vera Bradley bag is Heather is very pretty, I think!

  • Georgia

    Ooooh the light beam Chacos with toe loop are my favourite, and the Vera Bradley bag is Heather is very pretty, I think!

  • Hmmmm… Chaco’s and Vera! Ha! I’ve been wanting some Chacos with the new smoother footbed (like the Royal Sandal.) The Hubs has some and they seem so much more comfy!

  • Hmmmm… Chaco's and Vera! Ha! I've been wanting some Chacos with the new smoother footbed (like the Royal Sandal.) The Hubs has some and they seem so much more comfy!

  • This giveaway is so exciting! I don’t own anything from Vera Bradley…but I’ve heard that those weekend bags are awesome! πŸ™‚

  • This giveaway is so exciting! I don't own anything from Vera Bradley…but I've heard that those weekend bags are awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah

    I never understood the chaco craze in high school, because they were just so expensive and I wasn’t outdoorsy AT ALL. Then I bought some after college for traveling and I finally understood! I took my chacos to Mexico and basically lived in them for 6 months! They’re a great idea for a giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Sarah

    I never understood the chaco craze in high school, because they were just so expensive and I wasn't outdoorsy AT ALL. Then I bought some after college for traveling and I finally understood! I took my chacos to Mexico and basically lived in them for 6 months! They're a great idea for a giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Love Vera stuff

  • Love Vera stuff

  • Heather Disarro

    I love the Flower Shower Vera Bradley bag and the Z2 Unaweep sandals – all the colors!

  • Heather Disarro

    I love the Flower Shower Vera Bradley bag and the Z2 Unaweep sandals – all the colors!

  • Mercedes Lyne

    I like the Petal Paisley for the Vera Bradley Bag and I like the plain black for the sandals!

  • Mercedes Lyne

    I like the Petal Paisley for the Vera Bradley Bag and I like the plain black for the sandals!

  • I love the canter berry in cobalt!!

  • jessica church

    I love the canter berry in cobalt!!

  • Chacos and Starbucks?!?! This really is a happy Friday!

  • Chacos and Starbucks! This really is a happy Friday!

  • CHACOS! I want them so badly πŸ™‚

  • CHACOS! I want them so badly πŸ™‚

  • I love Vera Bradley, especially the Canterberry pattern in either color. Their bags are awesome! I like the Chacos in light beam too.

  • I love Vera Bradley, especially the Canterberry pattern in either color. Their bags are awesome! I like the Chacos in light beam too.

  • these are a few of my favorite things, too! Happy birthday Meg!

  • Alicia Welshimer

    these are a few of my favorite things, too! Happy birthday Meg!

  • I’m in big need of an overnight bag – my old basketball bag just isn’t cutting it anymore (and it kind of stinks). I love the Vera Bradley in Petal Paisley or Heather – those are my favorite colors. And I LOVE the Chacos I have now, but if I chose again, I’d pick ones with only a single strap instead of doubles.

  • I'm in big need of an overnight bag – my old basketball bag just isn't cutting it anymore (and it kind of stinks). I love the Vera Bradley in Petal Paisley or Heather – those are my favorite colors. And I LOVE the Chacos I have now, but if I chose again, I'd pick ones with only a single strap instead of doubles.

  • Vera Bradley’s are so useful and fun! I love the Large Duffel in Ribbons. And you can never go wrong with a Starbucks.

  • Katie Krause

    Vera Bradley's are so useful and fun! I love the Large Duffel in Ribbons. And you can never go wrong with a Starbucks.

  • Amy Lewis

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Amy Lewis

    Awesome giveaway!

  • I had a pair of leather chacos I bought for camp because I thought they’d be more versatile after the summer – and the straps ended up breaking on me πŸ™ I guess the style I got wasn’t meant for hiking in the sticks of Maine!!

    • I didn’t know they had leather chacos!

      • Wow, yeah I just checked and can’t find them anymore! They didn’t have the adjustable strap, it was just a little button (this is what broke off of mine.) They were super cute and I loved being able to dress them up or down – wish they still had them! However, if I ever got another pair I’d get the classic style.

  • I had a pair of leather chacos I bought for camp because I thought they'd be more versatile after the summer – and the straps ended up breaking on me πŸ™ I guess the style I got wasn't meant for hiking in the sticks of Maine!!

  • I didn't know they had leather chacos!

  • Wow, yeah I just checked and can't find them anymore! They didn't have the adjustable strap, it was just a little button (this is what broke off of mine.) They were super cute and I loved being able to dress them up or down – wish they still had them! However, if I ever got another pair I'd get the classic style.

  • I would LOVE to get a pair of chacos! I’ve never had any but have always wanted some. πŸ™‚

  • I would LOVE to get a pair of chacos! I've never had any but have always wanted some. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle

    ! Triple Zip Hipster

  • Michelle

    ! Triple Zip Hipster

  • Liz Spangle

    Amazing giveaway!! So generous!

  • Liz Spangle

    Amazing giveaway!! So generous!

  • I love the Canterberry Cobalt Vera & the Fields Chacos!

  • Rachel Schoenholz

    I love Vera’s Blue Bayou and Chaco’s Crystals!

  • Rachel Schoenholz

    I love Vera's Blue Bayou and Chaco's Crystals!

  • Any of the the hiking sandals with the toe loop and I love anything pink so the Ziggy Zinnia pattern is my favorite:) Thank you!

  • Alyson

    Any of the the hiking sandals with the toe loop and I love anything pink so the Ziggy Zinnia pattern is my favorite:) Thank you!

  • Trysmallthings

    I love Vera’s bag in Canterberry Cobalt, but they’re all so pretty!

  • Trysmallthings

    I love Vera's bag in Canterberry Cobalt, but they're all so pretty!

  • I’m a fan of Vera’s Jazzy Blooms and the Light Beam straps for the Chacos! They would go with everything!

  • I'm a fan of Vera's Jazzy Blooms and the Light Beam straps for the Chacos! They would go with everything!

  • Love the Heather pattern for Vera and orange Chacos

  • Love the Heather pattern for Vera and orange Chacos

  • Heather Cheek

    Love the Canterbury pattern at Vera Wang. So classy!
    And I fully believe you can’t ever have too many chacos for your feet. Perfect givaway πŸ™‚

  • Heather Cheek

    Love the Canterbury pattern at Vera Wang. So classy!
    And I fully believe you can't ever have too many chacos for your feet. Perfect givaway πŸ™‚

  • I love the Canterbury Magenta pattern for Vera Bradley & either the Unaweep or Yampa Spirit for the Chacos!

  • I love the Canterbury Magenta pattern for Vera Bradley & either the Unaweep or Yampa Spirit for the Chacos!

  • Kara L

    Ribbons pattern for the Vera bag and the Chacos updraft sandal in vertical regular πŸ™‚

  • Kara L

    Ribbons pattern for the Vera bag and the Chacos updraft sandal in vertical regular πŸ™‚

  • Jess Vartanian

    Mystic Sandal in pink and the Large Duffel in Jazzy Blooms would be perfect for our upcoming honeymoon hiking in utah!!!

  • Jess Vartanian

    Mystic Sandal in pink and the Large Duffel in Jazzy Blooms would be perfect for our upcoming honeymoon hiking in utah!!!

  • Journeysof TheZoo

    Is this giveaway open to Canadians (http://oakandoats.com/2014/08/chacos-vera-bradley-giveaway.html)? If not, no matter because I've made the acquaintance of a ton of great new blogs.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  • Anna Aderton

    Fanfare and Copperhead would be awesome πŸ™‚

  • Anna Aderton

    Fanfare and Copperhead would be awesome πŸ™‚