Thursday, March 31, 2016

Orla Outfit of the Day: Sweet Pea

Cartonnier jacket
Necklace from T.J. Maxx
Orla Kiely Lucy Watch (Haul + Review post here)

I mentioned in my Thursday Purseday post that this Sweet Pea bag was quite small. Although it doesn't look that small in this picture, I was really only able to fit my card holder and keys. However, that was good enough for an evening out when you don't want to be carrying too many things anyway.

I love the black and white floral print on this blouse so much that I also having the matching Salinas Pencil Skirt (review here).

Nail polish color: Essie Fiji

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week. Thank goodness Friday is just around the corner!

Thursday Purseday: Orla Kiely Printed Check Leather Sweet Pea Bag

Fall/Winter 2015 collection
Retail $274

I like this bag for its simple design. I think the brown leather would match with many outfits, but the pink lines keep it interesting and unique. The leather does seem quite delicate and prone to scratches, though, so something to keep in mind if you're considering this bag.

Back of the purse.

Bottom of the purse has no feet.

There are two magnetic closures on the front.

I really like the contrasting dark blue sides and shoulder strap.

The inside is unlined and features just one simple pocket and attached key ring.

There are also two tabs on the inside so you can adjust the straps or remove them altogether and carry the bag as a clutch.

One other thing I'll note about this Sweet Pea style is that it's super small. I mean, it's probably the smallest bag I own. I was quite surprised when I got it - I was expecting it to hold much more than it does, but really you can only fit maybe a small wallet and your phone. Keys, makeup, sunglasses, etc will be a tough fit unless you go really compact, so this makes an excellent evening bag, but definitely not something I could use everyday. Still quite adorable, so if you're looking for a compact purse, the Sweet Pea style is a good choice.

Orla Kiely Colouring Book


One of Orla Kiely's latest creations includes this coloring book - 96 pages of prints, each featuring a variation on one of Kiely's iconic patterns. Coloring books seem to be all the rage these days, particularly as a means of stress relief for adults. I can definitely see the appeal in that - I'd like to get my hands on a couple of these books, one for myself (let's see if this hobby is as relaxing as everyone says) and one of course for my son. I know he'd likely destroy all the pages, but I still think it would be cute to see his artwork on an Orla Kiely print :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Orla Kiely Double Bags

Orla Kiely's SS16 collection is now in full swing, and I'm particularly intrigued by this Cross Body Double Pouch, available at the John Lewis website.


It's probably one of the most interesting pieces I've seen from Orla Kiely - pretty much two bags in one, you can wear them together, separately, or even take the straps off and wear it as a clutch. Also, one pouch is black while the other is yellow - so versatile! I actually do not own a single Travel Pouch yet, but I would love to add this style as my first to my collection.

There is also a Poppy Bag version available in the Damask Flower print.


One bag features a lovely red leather, while the other has the fun Damask Flower print in Sky.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Orla Kiely Charm Now Available at Amara!

Yay for Orla Kiely fans in the US! The Orla Kiely Charm collection is now available at Amara, a really convenient website for US shoppers since they have free shipping on orders over $150. There's even a few pieces that I did not see on Orla Kiely's UK/Worldwide website! Check out what's available below and shop the entire collection here.

Buddy Stem Pattern Necklace in Rose Gold ($100) and Silver ($93)

Buddy Stem Stud Earrings in Rose Gold ($57) and Silver ($50)

Buddy Long Line Stem Pendant in Rose Gold ($135) and Silver ($121)



Daisy Chain Flower Pendant in Blush and Cream $107

Daisy Chain Flower Stud Earrings in Blush and Cream $64

Buddy Stem Ring in Rose Gold ($78) and Silver ($71)

From left to right: Buddy Stem Bracelet in Rose Gold ($213) and Silver ($199), Daisy Chain Flower Bracelet in Monochrome and Multicolored ($213)

Daisy Chain Long Flower Necklace in Monochrome and Multicolored ($234)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Orla Outfit of the Day: Easter 2016

Forever 21 yellow midi skirt (previously worn here)
Anthropologie belt
Miss Albright Lupe Heels (previously worn here and here)
Orla Kiely Textured Leather Iris Bag (Thursday Purseday post here)

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed today with family and friends. 

I purchased this adorable blouse from Lauren Conrad's Minnie Mouse collection at Kohl's. I'd been waiting for an occasion to wear this out for the first time, and I thought Easter would be perfect. It has such a fun and springy daisy print and I love the white peter pan collar.

I also wore this purse for last year's OOOTD - it just has that perfect shade of light blue for Easter.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!