Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Orla Kiely Scarves at Gilt

Hello everyone! I apologize for the lack of posts lately. As you can imagine, I've been quite busy spending time with family and friends and just trying to enjoy these last few days of vacation before I head back to work. I hope you are all enjoying your holidays as well!

I wanted to quickly share a couple Orla Kiely finds at Their inventory is quite sporadic, but as of right now, they have a sale on two scarves from Orla Kiely's Fall/Winter 2014 collection. 

Dog Show Print Silk Scarf 25" x 25" in Peppermint
Gilt price $89 (originally $148)

Mohair Ribbed Scarf 70" x 10" in Black/Cream
Gilt price $89 (originally $138) 

If you're not a Gilt member yet, click here to join and receive $25 off your first purchase.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Orla Kiely Fall/Winter 2014 Shoes on Sale at Clarks USA

Just wanted to let everyone know that Clarks is having an amazing sale on Orla Kiely's FW 14 collection - all styles are at least 50% off! There's only a few styles left and sizes are extremely limited, but I still wanted to share this sale with you in case you've been eyeing a pair. Clarks is also offering free shipping on any purchase and Ebates if offering 4% cash back. Check out what's left below, and shop the entire sale here.

Dixie Boots in Ochre (size 10)
On sale $129.99 (originally $289.99)

Dora Shoes in Navy (size 6), Ochre (sizes 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, and 9.5), and Black (sizes 7 and 7.5)
On sale $109.99 (originally $219.99)

Dotty Shoes in Ox Blood (size 10)
On sale $119.99 (originally $239.99)
This was the pair I managed to snag in the last size 7 - here's hoping it ships!

Dorothy Shoes in Dark Brown (sizes 6, 6.5, and 10)
On sale $109.99 (originally $219.99)

Dilly Shoes in Ochre (sizes 7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, and 10), Ox Blood (sizes 6, 8.5, 9.5, and 10), and Black (size 10)
On sale $129.99 (originally $259.99) 

Orla Kiely Fall/Winter 2014 Sale

Orla Kiely's Fall/Winter 2014 sale is now on! Get 30% off Mainline, 50% off Etc, 50% off clothing and winter warmers, and 20% off shoes from her F/W 14 collection. If you're near one of her shops, now's a great time to buy any last-minute Christmas gifts :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Orla Kiely Fragrance and Bath Items at Nordstrom

I'm so excited that Nordstrom is now carrying Orla Kiely fragrance and bath items, so if you're still shopping for Christmas, these would make wonderful gifts. Plus, Nordstrom is still offering free shipping by Christmas Eve. My favorites are down below. Shop the entire collection here.

These mini sets are SO adorable. They're a great way for you to sample different scents before you purchase a full-sized one. The packaging is also a bonus.





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely for Target Large Cars Roller Suitcase

The luggage featured here is currently on sale at Target for $143.99 (originally $179.99)! Plus, Target is offering free shipping for the holidays!

I'm finally getting around to writing about this awesome Orla Kiely suitcase from Target. Overall, I absolutely LOVE this piece and I'm looking forward to travelling with it. There are, however, some pretty negative reviews about this suitcase online, which puzzles me a bit because I don't know what people are looking for. In my opinion, the quality and craftsmanship are on par with other suitcases you'd find at the same price point. It seems well made, has plenty of storage, and features the coveted car print that's difficult to find (but will be easy to spot on the airport carousel)!

The front has one large exterior zippered compartment.

Back of the suitcase.

Side carry handle.

It is lightweight (under 10 lbs according to this tag), but it felt sturdy in my hands.

Both my husband and my mother bought me this suitcase, so that's how I ended up with two. No, I didn't keep both (although it was tempting)! This actually gave me the chance to inspect each one and decide which one I wanted to keep. That's the one major con I see with this Target line - the pattern placement is very inconsistent. You almost have to compare several to see which one you like the best, which is inconvenient if your local Target is out of stock and you have to order online.

I opted for the one on the right because the pattern is more horizontally aligned. Also, the first row of cars starts right at the top, instead of being cut off like the one on the left.

There's an Orla Kiely logo tag on the back.

Another close-up of the cars.

A retractable handle.

A top carry handle.

Double zip closure with a place for your lock.

Bottom of the suitcase with 360 degree spinner wheels.

The wheels left something to be desired from my husband. He felt they were a bit cheap and wouldn't hold up well after extended use. They are made of plastic, but seem to be fine to me. I guess only time will tell.

There's a car-printed nylon lining inside the exterior zippered compartment.

The same lining continues inside the suitcase, where there's plenty of compartments to keep your things organized.

The zippers have a navy blue faux leather pull.

This suitcase comes with a bonus shoe bag in the same material and print as the lining. It fits my size 7 shoes perfectly.

It was unraveling a bit, but that's an easy fix.

Now all I need is some place to go!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Orla Kiely Kids Around the World Bedding

My dear husband bought, my son...a set of Orla Kiely kids bedding in the Around the World Print for his birthday. My son turned two on the 14th...of October. So yes, this post is a bit late (but better late than never, right?) My son isn't quite old enough to use this bedding yet - it's in a "single" size, which is about a US twin size, and he's still in a crib. I'm still debating when to transition him to a toddler bed (honestly, I'm just not quite sure I trust my little mischief monkey to stay in his bed at night - he would most certainly climb out of bed and run amok in his room). I'm nonetheless excited for the day when I can finally put my son in a toddler bed...with Orla Kiely bedding :)

The bedding, as with most Orla Kiely home items, comes packaged in a super cute and reusable box. I already have plans to use mine to store some of my son's artwork that he brings home from daycare.

What I love about this packaging is the Car Print!

What's tricky about this bedding is the sizing, which doesn't follow the same sizing for most standard sheets and comforters in the US. This particular bedding is a "single" size, which is 135 cm x 200 cm (or approximately 53" x 79"). Most twin size comforters in the US are 68" x 86". I ran into this same problem when my husband bought me the King Duvet Set in the Scribble Stem Print for my birthday a few years ago - that set was 106" x 92", but standard king size comforters in the US are 110" by 96". These aren't huge differences, but they're still enough to make my comforter look a bit odd - the imperfect fit makes my comforter bunch up in certain spots, so it's never completely smooth. It does bother me a bit sometimes, but the prints make up for this minor inconvenience.

The same Car Print continues inside the box.

This Around the World Print was used in Orla Kiely's Resort 2013 collection. The included pillowcase comes in the same pattern.

The sheets are made from 100% cotton that feels soft and not scratchy at all. They are also machine washable. I've had my Scribble Stem Print sheets for a couple years now, and they've held up quite well through many cycles in my washer and dryer. There's no fading and they've maintained their softness, so I'd imagine these sheets will wash and wear the same. 

I'll post updated pics when my son is finally using these sheets in his toddler bed :)