Saturday, October 15, 2016

Orla or Arla?

A muted pink cross body bag has been on my wish list for a few months now, partly because I was inspired by my current favorite blogger/YouTuber Chase Amie's Gucci Soho Disco bag and partly because I just think it's such a pretty color that's currently lacking in my collection.

The Gucci bag has quite a hefty price tag of $980, so I looked elsewhere for a similar style and found one by Orla Kiely (of course) and another by Kate Spade.


Currently on sale for $219 (originally $258)

I like the top handle and dusky pink color of the Orla, but I like that the Arla is lined and has those cute tasseled zipper pulls, which more closely resembles the Gucci bag. Both feature a structured, boxy shape, front pocket, top zipper closure, and adjustable straps, although the Orla can be adjusted to an even shorter length, which I like. So which one do you think wins? Both are lovely options and have their pros and cons, but (for obvious reasons) I might be leaning towards Orla more :) Which one is your favorite?

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Orla Kiely Kitchen Items at Unique and Unity

Orla Kiely has expanded her collection of kitchenware with the addition of these SUPER adorable trays and salt & pepper shakers - I love their playful animal silhouettes! The trays can be used in so many different ways (I would use one on my side table as a jewelry holder) and the shakers would make such a cute addition to any dinner table. Both items are now available at Unique and Unity!



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Orla Kiely iPhone 7 Cases

The recent launch of the iPhone 7 means new Orla Kiely phone cases, which are now available at Venom Communications. And if it's even possible, these cases are even cuter than the last collection! I don't own an iPhone 7, but now I sorta wish I had one just so I could use these cases. My favorite is the Ditsy Early Bird set below, followed closely by the Bonnie and Baby Bunny prints.




Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Orla Kiely Fragrance Sets at John Lewis

In addition to the gift sets at Boots, two new fragrance sets are now available at John Lewis. Each one is beautifully packaged, making these wonderful gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

I love the little cosmetic pouch that's included with this set, and that bottle of spray is super adorable as well.

I have a friend who collects mini perfumes, so this would be the perfect gift for her!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Orla Kiely Watches at ModCloth

Turns out there's actually more than just one watch at ModCloth - there are a total of four styles that are now available, which include the Poppy Watch, Patricia Watch with Linear Stem Strap, Flower Pop Watch, and Stem Watch. I love that each style is accompanied by detailed photos and modeling shots - check them all out below!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Orla Kiely Christmas Gift Sets at Boots

Christmas is just a couple months away, and Boots is getting a head start by launching these Orla Kiely gift sets that would make awesome stocking stuffers!

I especially love this Mirror and Purse set - I'm often using the camera on my iPhone as a mirror so it would be nice to have an actual mirror. Plus, the included pouch can double up as a coin purse.


I love the case that's included with this set - it would also make a nice coin purse or catchall for your bag.

These tins are so adorable and can be used in so many different ways. 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Orla Kiely Blooming Fate Watch at ModCloth

It's been awhile since ModCloth has stocked anything by Orla Kiely, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this Poppy Watch (named the Blooming Fate Watch) on their site today. And as an added bonus, ModCloth is currently running a promotion where you can take 20% off everything on your wish list with code GOFORIT. Happy shopping, everyone!