Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Orla Kiely Helix Sculpture

Photo courtesy of Dermott Jonathan's Instagram
Orla Kiely's classic Multi Stem pattern has been featured on a helix sculpture called Growing Stem, which will be auctioned off to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Go to Cancer Research UK to learn more about this beautiful sculpture and the wonderful cause behind it.

Up to 70% off Orla Kiely at Hautelook

On sale $80.40 (originally $268)
There are still a few Orla Kiely goodies left over at NordstromRack.com and Hautelook.com. If you're not a member yet, click here to receive $20 off your first purchase.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely Giant Pears Melamine Plates

On sale $4.99 (originally $12)

I love these low maintenance plates. Because they are made of melamine, I don't fear them breaking easily, especially when my toddler son uses them :) Also, they are dishwasher safe!

Although $4.99 is already an awesome deal, I've spotted these at HomeGoods for only $1.99!

This Giant Pear print has a springy palette of greens, yellows, and blues - perfect for outdoor use at a summer picnic.

Complimentary Orla Kiely Jute Bag with Purchase

Up to 25% off Orla Kiely Garden Collection

Orla Kiely's homeware sale is in full swing, which includes up to 25% off the entire garden collection on the US site. This sale runs through Monday, July 6 and is also available in stores.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely for Clarks Blanche Sandals

On sale $99.99 (originally $200)

I initially ordered both a 6.5 and a 7 to compare the fit and honestly, I really couldn't see much of a difference so I stuck with my usual size 7. These felt true to size, both width-wise and length-wise, unlike the other shoes I've tried from this collection (see my other reviews here, here, here, and here). 

They have a nice chunky heel, about 2.25" tall, making these easy to walk in.

I opted for this pink shade (they also came in blue) because I felt I would be wearing these sandals mostly with dresses so I wanted a girlier shade.

There's a side buckle in silver-colored hardware.

The edging had a little excess paint hanging off, but it was easy to peel off.

Something I noticed that was different about the soles of these shoes versus the other pairs I have from this collection is that the Multi Stem print has a slightly different coloring - they have a darker palette, which is the same one they used for the Fall 2014 collection. I am curious why they made this change (or maybe my pair is a fluke), but they are still pretty!

Orla Kiely Launches New Fragrance Collection at John Lewis

Photo courtesy of RedOnline.co.uk

This week was the official launch of Orla Kiely's latest candle and diffuser collection at John Lewis. Fans were welcomed to the event, which was held in Stratford City in London, and Orla Kiely herself was there to greet her fans, take pictures, and showcase her latest fragrance collection. Since I live in the US, I was unable to attend this event, but it would be a DREAM COME TRUE if I could one day meet my most favorite designer. I'm happy for those who were able to attend (check out photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RedLovesOrla) - it certainly looked like a wonderful event! To shop the latest Orla Kiely collection of candles and scents, click here.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Up to 25% off Select Orla Kiely Homeware

Now through Monday, July 6th, save up to 25% on select kitchen, garden, and beach towel items!

Need help deciding what to get? Check out some of my previous Haul + Review posts here, here, and here, featuring items included in this sale!

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely for Clarks Barbara Shoes

On sale $99.99 (originally $180)

I got a size 7, which is my true size, although I probably could've sized down to a 6.5. If you read my other reviews (here, here, and here), you'll know I've been having difficulty with the sizing of this collection. For the most part, I think these shoes run long and narrow. This particular pair, however, felt fine width-wise, but once again, too long. I'm afraid sizing down to a 6.5 would make them too narrow, though, so I'm going to stick with my true size. These shoes, along with the Bibis, are the most comfortable out of the entire collection in my opinion.

There's a side buckle.

You can tuck the ends of the buckles underneath the brown and yellow straps as I've done here.

A chained T-strap front.

The hardware on these shoes is actually a rose gold color, something that surprised me. They appeared to be a soft gold color online - I think I like that better, but the rose gold still looks nice.

And of course, the soles are pretty :)

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely Multi Stem Kitchen Apron


This apron comes packaged in a slim paper package with the Stem print on the back. Of course I kept the packaging, but I'm thinking of cutting off the back and maybe framing the pattern?

Made in Portugal from 100% cotton, this apron feels thick and durable. 

It has the Multi Scribble Stem print against a cream background. There is one large pocket on the front.

All the ties are looped through metal grommets.

The neck tie has a D-ring closure.

I am admittedly just hanging this apron up in my kitchen...for now. I don't usually use aprons when I cook anyway, so I'm not sure if I will ever use this - I always seem to want to keep things in mint condition! If you know someone who loves to cook, loves Orla Kiely, and isn't afraid to get a little messy in the kitchen, this apron would make an awesome gift :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday Purseday: Orla Kiely Punched Love Heart Robin Bag

Happy Orla Kiely Thursday Purseday!

What I'm Wearing:
Kate Spade pretzel necklace

Orla Kiely Punched Love Heart Robin Bag in Evergreen

Back of the purse.

Orla Kiely gold logo on the back.

Bottom of the purse has no feet.

Side views.

The purse has a long adjustable strap. I've worn mine over the shoulder and as a cross body bag as well.

The strap is attached with gold hardware.

I bought this necklace as an ode to my time spent working at Auntie Anne's Pretzels :) Also, I loved when Carrie Bradshaw wore that pretzel necklace on Sex and the City.

Underneath the flap is the Punched Love Heart design in bright pink.

The rest of the bag is in the color Evergreen, which is a very deep dark green that almost looks black. I personally love this shade because it's so interesting and definitely unexpected when you pair it with the bright pink shade.

The inside is lined with the Linear Stem jacquard.

One side has a zippered pocket.

The other side has two open pockets and an attached key ring.

Butter London nail polish