Monday, February 9, 2015

Orla Kiely SS15 Etc: Tall Flower Stem in Ink and Jet

Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer 2015 Etc collection debuted last week, and oh I love it so much! Every piece is so pretty and definitely gets me excited for spring and summer. This week, we'll take a closer look at the prints and colorways available for this season. First up is my favorite, the Tall Flower Stem print, which is another variation of Orla Kiely's classic Stem print. I particularly love this version because the smaller stems allow for more pattern on each piece, and the addition of the Flower Spots are so cute and add just the right pop of color. The two colorways available are Ink and Jet, with Ink being my favorite of the two. Jet is also nice because it has that mod vintage feel, and I of course love the mustard yellow color.

Another difference to note with this collection is the leather card pocket on the front. 

On the left is a leather pocket from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection. On the right is the newer pocket. Still the same leather and font, but with the addition of "orla kiely." I think this is a nice little addition because I often receive compliments on my purses and people always ask what brand they are. I'm usually met with confused looks and "how do you spell that?" (I've literally had to write it down for people before), so it'll be convenient to just point to this pocket :)

Right now, these pieces are only available on Orla Kiely's UK/Worldwide site, so all prices are in British Pounds with approximate US prices. I'll write an update as soon as I see these items available in the US.

Tall Flower Stem Print Shoulder Bag
Ink and Jet
£119.00 (approximately $181)

Tall Flower Stem Print Midi Sling Bag
Ink and Jet
£119.00 (approximately $181)

Tall Flower Stem Print Zip Messenger

Ink and Jet
£109.00 (approximately $166)

Tall Flower Stem Print Backpack Tote
Ink and Jet
£129.00 (approximately $197)
Oh, another backpack! I love these sooo much. I already have four of them. I definitely don't need another, but I'm so in love with this print.

Tall Flower Stem Print Zip Shopper

Ink and Jet
£99.00 (approximately $151)

Tall Flower Stem Print Zip Holdall

Ink and Jet
£139.00 (approximately $212)
The Zip Holdall is my favorite piece out of this collection. I actually don't have one of these yet, so it'd be nice to add to my collection and use it as a travel bag or maybe even gym bag.

Tall Flower Stem Print Big Zip Wallet

Ink and Jet
£59.00 (approximately $90)
Another reason why I love this print so much is because it's the perfect scale. Sometimes the prints are too big that the design is lost on smaller items, but you can see it perfectly on this wallet. 

Tall Flower Stem Print Pencil Case

Ink and Jet
£25.00 (approximately $38)
What a fun new addition to Orla Kiely's Etc collection! These pencil cases are too cute. I would personally use one to store makeup in my purse.

Tall Flower Stem Print Travel Pouch

Ink and Jet
£69.00 (approximately $105)
I'm curious if the pattern placement is consistent on each piece. I'd hate to get this Travel Pouch only to have the Flower Spot covered by the pocket. I quite like the placement seen here, so I hope the pattern is consistent from purse to purse.

Which one's your favorite?

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