Monday, February 24, 2014

Orla Kiely Linear Stem Backpack

I've never felt I needed a bag as much as I needed this one. I know that's a bit of a dramatic statement to make, but it's a backpack - how awesome is that?! Maybe it's nostalgia speaking here - having grown up in the 90s when mini backpacks were all the rage, I think it's pretty awesome that Orla Kiely is bringing this trend back (although it's not a mini backpack, it's a backpack nonetheless, and that's still pretty awesome). They have offered backpacks in the past, but in leather and at about $500. This cotton version at just under $200 is a little more manageable. And I absolutely LOVE that stem print, especially in this color combination, which is very preppy and modern to me. Plus, since I have a small son, this backpack makes it easy to pack some essentials and throw over my shoulders while I chase him around.

Backpacks not really your thing? Well, the same Linear Stem Print is available in several other styles. Check them all out below.







Sunday, February 23, 2014

Extra 20% Off Sale at Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely is offering an extra 20% off select sale items from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This sale brings some items down to 70% off retail, which is an awesome deal. I've never seen Orla Kiely do such a sale before, so this is a real treat. Take advantage now because the sale ends Wednesday February 26. Below are my picks from this sale.

On sale $200.40 (originally $668)
I've always wanted a yellow coat, and this one definitely has the perfect shade of that cheerful color. Florida winters are short and with March just around the corner, there's certainly no need for this heavy wool coat right now, but that doesn't mean I can't save it for next winter! 

On sale $191.40 (originally $638)
This coat also comes in a lovely shade of violet, but this camel color is gorgeous and versatile. I love the 60s swing shape of this coat, as well as the outlined front pockets.

Check out the rest of the sale here!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Yellow

What I'm Wearing:
J. Crew Jackie Cardigan
Joe's Jeans
Vintage Heart Ring
LC Lauren Conrad Bicycle Necklace


I wish I could say that my hair looks like this when I wake up. It is naturally wavy, but I still need to apply some product to tame the frizziness and build some volume at the same time. So I use Frederic Fakkai Glossing Cream to smooth away flyways and frizziness and to give more definition to my curls, and Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray at the roots and midshaft to add volume.

It was such a gorgeous day out here in Florida. Not too hot, and still cool enough to wear a cardigan. I enjoy layering looks, but I'm also looking forward to shedding the cardigans and light sweaters for the spring months ahead. 

Happy Saturday!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Peter Pilotto

What I'm Wearing:
Joe's Jeans
Michael Kors purse
J. Crew Factory necklace

I finally wore my Peter Pilotto for Target blouse today. I definitely wanted to play up the yellow in the top, so I accented with a bright necklace and purse. I also wore these blue heels to complement the blue in the blouse. It's still a bit cool here in Florida, so I topped off the look with a blazer, which helps neutralize all the bright colors.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Orla Kiely launched her Spring/Summer 2014 collection at London Fashion Week this weekend, and I must say it's one of my favorite collections yet! I haven't been this excited for the release of a collection in a long time. Relying heavily on animal themes, Orla Kiely certainly didn't disappoint with her take on the animal print - just check out these fun and adorable animal head purses!

About $260
This one's definitely my favorite!

About $260
And this one's a close second!

About $200

About $200
I love this "cloud" blue color.

Check out the entire Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2014 collection below or at

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Complimentary Wallet from Orla Kiely

Now through Valentine's Day, Orla Kiely is giving away a free Big Zip Wallet with any Resort 2014 purchase. I don't see any other details on which zip wallet will be the complimentary gift, but they do range in price from $106 to $226, so any wallet would be a real treat. If you're still looking for a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart (or yourself), take advantage of this awesome deal now! Below are my picks from Orla Kiely's Resort 2014 collection.

I am obsessed with this dress. I'm surprised I hadn't noticed it before, but it's totally my style - shirtdress, cinched waist, adorable quirky print, and a 50s flare. I'm swooning.