Monday, May 27, 2013

MILK Books and Orla Kiely

You can now design an Orla Kiely photo book with For a limited time, you can pre-order your customizable photo book featuring Orla's designer fabrics for $60 (originally $75), which includes a limited edition Orla Kiely photo book, 20 chances to have your photo book signed by Orla Kiely (how awesome would that be?!), a complimentary Orla Kiely notebook, a digital Flip Book, and a linen slipcase. 

I am beyond excited about this! I love photo books, and now I can customize one using my favorite designer's signature prints. I plan on filling my photo book with two of my favorite people - my husband and my son. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

AG Jeans The Daisy - Denim Bianca Shorts: The Look For Less


The Liberty Collection for AG Jeans has many pretty florals and I'm strangely drawn to The Daisy shorts above (I say "strangely" because I never thought I'd like the floral denim trend, but once again I've fallen victim to fashion. Oh well.) While super cute, I can't justify the nearly $200 price tag for a pair of trendy shorts.  But one day while shopping at Kohl's, I came across these LC Lauren Conrad denim shorts. 


Item: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Distressed Denim Shorts
Price: $29.99
Size: 4
Overall Rating: 3/5

I give these shorts a 3/5 rating because I'm not entirely sure I'm sold on the floral denim trend. In a way, I think it looks very vintage-inpired and boho chic. But the cutoffs cheapen the look for me and make them seem a, trashy (for lack of a better word). If they were a finished hem, I would have liked them MUCH better. I tried on my usual Lauren Conrad size 4 and they fit very well - the rise is not too low or high, and I like where they hit me on my thighs. The inseam makes me feel comfortable and covered up. There is a bit of stretch that helps give you a custom fit. Overall, a cute pair of shorts and definitely a great and more affordable version of the AG shorts.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Gift from Orla Kiely Mercer Street

Orla Kiely Mercer Street in New York is giving away a complimentary body cream and shower gel with a minimum purchase of $250 (if I were there, I could easily spend this much in their store!) Oh, how I wish this same offer was available online! Having trouble deciding what to purchase to receive your free gift? Here are some ideas, perfect for mom!

Have a new mom in your life? Well, if she's anything like me, then she's probably still struggling with losing those post-baby pounds. This Orla Kiely dress is not only adorable, but the pleats and patterned skirt help camouflage that baby pooch while she's getting back into shape.

I have an Orla Kiely diaper bag in the Oval Stem Amber print and I absolutely love it! It has many compartments for storing all your baby needs, and even comes with a changing mat in the same adorable print. People stop me on the streets and ask, "Is that an Orla Kiely diaper bag?!" Yes, yes it is.

What mom doesn't take tons of pictures of her little tot? This case if perfect for storing your digital camera and tossing into your purse.

Moms lead busy and hectic lives. This candle will provide a soothing scent to fill her home and help her relax.

Moms wear many hats, and a chef's hat is probably one of them. Gift her with this adorable apron, and she'll enjoy cooking even more.