Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Orla Kiely!

Please join me in wishing our favorite designer a very happy birthday!

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely Linear Stem Cushions

$70 each ($49 here, $56 here, $59 here)

I finally purchased a set of Orla Kiely pillows! I got the Slate colorway, which has what appears to be a black (at least to me anyway) background with a cream Linear Stem pattern on one side, while the colors are simply reversed on the other side. I've been wanting these for years, but thought their price tag was much too high for pillows. And then I saw them for such a bargain at Century 21...

They were only $29.99 each! I was so excited and ordered them right away. I think stock was pretty limited because as soon as I checked out, they were already sold out from the website. I'm so glad I was able to snatch these up!

When I first opened these pillows, I was surprised at how thick and plush they were (so much so that it almost made the $70 price tag justifiable. Almost.) When I compare them to my pillows from Target (shown below which, by the way, I purchased for their Orla Kiely-esque look. Plus, I love birds!), they are definitely fluffier and the covers are thicker and seem more durable. They are made with 100% down fill and the covers are 90% cotton and 10% linen. I thought they might flatten out over time, but I've had them for a few weeks now, and they still look and feel just as plush as when I first opened them.

What I also LOVE about these pillows is that the covers have a zipper so you can remove them and throw them in the wash if they ever get dirty (which is bound to happen with my 2-year-old!) Most throw/decorative pillows do not have removable covers so you just have to spot clean them. I like the option of being able to remove these so I can wash them or even get new pillow inserts if I ever have to.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Review: Orla Kiely Big Summer Flower Garden Apron


I got this apron for my mother-in-law as a Mother's Day gift since she loves gardening :)

I actually purchased this from Designer-Rug. Unfortunately, it's sold out now from that website, but you can still purchase it from Orla Kiely.

It's made of the same coated canvas that we're used to seeing on the purses, which is a great material for outdoor use because it'll be easy to wipe clean.

There's a tiny logo tag on the front.

The ties are looped through grommets with 100% leather detailing.

The reverse side is made of an uncoated cotton.

There are three large pockets on the front.

My mother-in-law loved her apron - it just makes such a great gift for anyone with a green thumb and loves Orla Kiely :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#DElovesOrla Douwe Egberts Limited Edition Jars

For those living in the UK, you've probably already caught on to the Orla Kiely for Douwe Egberts frenzy. These jars are just so adorable and I've gotten tons of great ideas from Instagram on how to upcycle them. Unfortunately, they're not available in the US, but I still idly walk down the coffee aisle at my grocery store in hopes that maybe, just maybe, they're there. Oh well, they're still fun to look at online and maybe one day they'll make their way to the US.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

25% off Orla Kiely Bedding

Select Orla Kiely bedding is now 25% off both online (UK/Worldwide site only) and in stores. Sale styles are shown below. Once these styles sell out, they will not be returning (does this mean new bedding designs are coming soon?!)

If you follow me on Instagram, then you'll already know that I've had success finding Orla Kiely bedding at HomeGoods for amazing prices ($19.99 for twin sets, $24.99 for queen, and $29.99 for king). The prints I found were the Giant Abacus, Rhododendron (both of which are included in the sale below), Multi Scribble Stem, and Wallflower. So if you have a HomeGoods (or even T.J. Maxx) near you, definitely check them out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Up to 50% off Orla Kiely Resort

Yay, Orla Kiely's Resort sale has made its way to the US! Now through May 31st, you can save up to 50% on clothing, bags, and accessories from the Resort 2015 collection. I love the Bobble Shoe Jacquard Jacket (now $244, originally $488) and have been eyeing it all season.  What about you - do you plan on picking up anything from this sale?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Orla Kiely Sale at My Habit

My Habit it currently having a mid-century home sale featuring Orla Kiely. Included in this sale are bedding in the Giant Abacus, Tiny Stem, and Wallflower prints, as well as bath towels in the Stem Jacquard, Flower Abacus, and Multi Flower Stem prints. This sale ends Wednesday.

If you're new to My Habit, click here to receive $20 off your first purchase. Happy shopping and happy Saturday, everyone!