Monday, October 16, 2017

Orla Kiely Spotted: Kate Middleton Wearing the Raised Flower Shift Dress

Kate Middleton spotted wearing the Orla Kiely Raised Flower Shift Dress at London's Paddington train station for a charity event on October 16, 2017.

Orla Kiely Raised Flower Shift Dress from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. See the FW13 Lookbook here.

Sold as the Piped Marian Shift at Anthropologie in 2013.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Orla Kiely FW17 Mainline: Passion Flower Print Textured Vinyl in Aubergine

This is Orla Kiely's second release of the Passion Flower Print (see SS16). I was obsessed with the first version's navy blue background, and now I can't decide if I like that one or this gorgeous Aubergine colorway better! I am absolutely LOVING the Small Bonnie Bag from this collection (probably my favorite piece from the entire FW17 line). I love its adjustable chain strap, allowing you to wear this on the shoulder or as a cross body (maybe my obsession with this bag comes from the fact that this design is very much like a Chanel Classic Flap, which has long been my holy grail bag). I am also curious about the Jeanie Bag, which is shown with a yellow pouch in the lookbook, but doesn't appear to be included with the bag when you look at the product page.

I'm guessing the yellow pouch is something you have to buy separately. It does look like the Giant Flower Stud Sweet Pea Bag, but I don't see how it would attach to the Jeanie Bag. If anyone has any info on this, please let me know!










Thursday, October 12, 2017

Orla Kiely FW17 Mainline: Cut Out Flower

It looks like these card holders and key fobs are becoming a permanent part of Orla Kiely's collection as they have been released in different colorways for the past couple seasons now (see SS17 and Pre-Fall 2017). I still think the card holders are so cute, but I wish the design were improved a bit and they added some type of closure for security. The key fobs are also cute, but I'm holding out for Orla Kiely to re-release her earlier key pouches :)

Card Holder in Gold, Heather, Orange, and Yellow

Key Fob in Gold, Heather, Orange, and Yellow

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Orla Kiely FW17 Mainline: Flower Pocket Leather in Bark, Indigo, Light Gold, and Spruce

Probably my favorite style of the season are these Flower Pocket Leather pieces. I love Orla Kiely's use of the charms and pockets to display her initials. Just like the Flower Applique pieces, I quite like each colorway that these are available in.

Large Duffle in Bark and Spruce

Duffle Bag in Bark and Indigo

Posy Bag in Bark and Light Gold

Flat Zip Wallet in Bark, Light Gold, and Spruce

Big Zip Wallet in Bark, Light Gold, and Spruce

OK Key Ring in Bark and Spruce
Even more super cute bag charms! I cannot get enough of these :)

Orla Kiely FW17 Stem: Frilly Stem Print

Combining two things I love - Stems and scallops - these tote bags are perfection! An added bonus is its pretty pink shade, which is one of my favorite colors.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Orla Kiely Tote Bags at The Poppy Shop

Orla Kiely has designed two exclusive Juco bags with 100% of the profits going towards the Royal British Legion. The bags are available at The Poppy Shop and retail for £9.99 each.

Orla Kiely FW17 Mainline: Flower Applique in Conker, Light Gold, and Multi

With each style, I usually have a favorite colorway in mind, but I actually quite like all the colors of the Flower Appliqué bags this season. The Multi version of the Small Rosemary Bag has a lot of fun details, but I'm also loving the Light Gold Mini Box Bag.

Past season Appliqué bags have featured a vinyl body with leather appliqué accents (see Square Flower, Skipping Girls, and Applique Face). This season, however, the entire bag is 100% leather, which I'm quite pleased with, especially given the higher price points. Plus, I think leather gives these bags a better quality and durability.