Sunday, January 31, 2016

Orla Outfit of the Day: Anniversary

Orla Kiely Ditsy Cat Bib Panel Top
AG legging jeans
Orla Kiely for Clarks Angelina Shoes (Haul + Review post here)
Orla Kiely Leather Round Hanging Purse (Haul + Review post here, previously worn here)

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 6-year wedding anniversary. We decided to spend the afternoon shopping and had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, J. Alexanders. We then headed on over to Burger Fi for some custard dessert :)

This Ditsy Cat print was probably one of my favorites from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection - I own three different pieces with this same pattern (blouse worn here, belted tunic dress worn here).

Nail polish color: Revlon Parfumerie China Flower

This purse is actually quite special because my husband got it for me for our first wedding anniversary. I honestly haven't used it too often because it's that special to me and I want to keep it in the best condition possible. However, lately I've come to realize that, although I love to collect handbags, they are truly meant to be used and loved so I'm making an effort to keep my purses in a steady rotation so that they all get put to good use.

I LOVE the way this hanging purse looks against the Damier Azur. I've been on a real Louis Vuitton kick lately and have been obsessively watching unboxing/review videos on YouTube. I have so many items on my wish list right now, particularly this Evasion print Zippy Wallet - there just so happens to be one left at my local boutique, and I'm super tempted to splurge on it since I'm getting a pretty nice bonus from work soon.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Orla Kiely Gardening Items

Orla Kiely will soon be releasing a new collection of gardening items, this time in the Multi Oval print in beautiful shades of blue and olive green. Most of the items have been available in other prints, but the Kneeler is a new item to the gardening collection. I think these would make wonderful gifts for anyone who has a green thumb.




Potting Gloves


Orla Kiely Sale up to 65% Off In Stores

Photos courtesy of Orla Kiely USA's Instagram.

Orla Kiely's Giant Linear Stem, Big Owl, and Little Owl print bags from the FW15 collection are now 65% off in Orla Kiely's NYC shop located in Soho. Also, Resort bags are 30% off (pictured below). This sale is only available in store and runs through Wednesday, February 3rd. Happy shopping, everyone :)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Purseday: Orla Kiely Tall Flower Stem Midi Sling Bag

Orla Kiely Tall Flower Stem Midi Sling Bag in Ink
Retail $178

The front of the bag has a leather card pocket holder with an embossed Orla Kiely logo.

Back of the purse.

Closeup of the print, which is another variation of Orla Kiely's classic Stem pattern, just simply taller as the name would suggest, and smaller to allow for more columns of Stems. It also includes Big Spot Flowers throughout, adding touches of red against the deep navy blue background. This was my absolute favorite print from the SS15 season and I was so happy to add this bag to my collection.

What I really liked about this bag is that the print ends just before the seams, so I didn't have to worry about the Stems lining up on the sides.

The bottom of the purse has feet.

There's silver colored hardware and a cotton webbing adjustable strap.

The top has a leather magnetic closure.

The inside features a bright red-orange Linear Stem jacquard lining.

One zippered pocket with an Orla Kiely logo tag.

And two open pockets with attached key ring.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely Leather Round Hanging Purse

Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Bag charms seems to be such a huge trend this season, so I was excited when Orla Kiely created her own version with this hanging coin purse.

The front has a single punched Stem pattern.

While the back is plain. It is made of 100% leather in a matte finish.

I do like the loop feature at the top as opposed to a hook closure because you can pretty much attach it to any strap or handle (I have another bag charm from Anthropologie, but it has such a small hook that it only fits on certain bags). The loop does worry me a bit, however, because the strap seems a little strained when you loop the coin purse through that I'm afraid over time it will get worn out and possibly rip. I'm constantly looping it onto different bags, so I'm just gonna have to be extra careful while doing this.

There's a gold-colored zipper and leather pull.

And the inside is lined with the sand-colored Linear Stem jacquard.

The first bag I attached this coin purse to was my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in Damier Azur (Haul + Review post here). When I first saw this coin purse on the Scallop Pocket Leather Jeanette Bag, I loved the contrast it created with the black leather. But I also think it looks fantastic against the blue and white canvas of the Damier Azur. Plus, the Speedy 30 is such a popular bag and I find that this coin purse adds just the right touch to make it a bit more unique.

I'm happy that this coin purse seem to go really well with so many of my purses. The Chalk color creates a wonderful contrast against darker leathers, but it also complements bags that have lighter colorways. Plus, it adds the CUTEST touch to any purse.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Orla Outfit of the Day: Brrr...

Bowtied-Beauty Boots (previously worn here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)
Juicy Couture for Kohls beanie

I have been LOVING this little coin purse that my in-laws got me for my birthday. It's just so cute and I've been enjoying using it as a bag charm - it seems to go really well with so many of my purses.

A Haul + Review post on this coin purse will be up soon!

The (relatively) cold weather continues here in the Sunshine State, but not for long as temperatures will be back up in the 70s by tomorrow. So I'm going to take full advantage of these cooler temps and wear my sweaters and beanies as much as I can!

This particular sweater is one of my favorites because it's so cozy and soft and I love the cowlneck.

I really do love wearing hats and beanies, but it's just so darn hot where I live that I don't get to wear them as often as I'd like. So once the weather dips I'm excited to put my hats on!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Up to 60% Off Orla Kiely Sale

Orla Kiely's Fall/Winter 2015 collection is now up to 60% off. The clothing, Mainline and laminated Stem collections are 50%, while the nylon and quilted bags are 60% off. I was able to pick up the Little Owl Quilted Reversible Backpack in Moss & Grey - a great deal at just $51.20! (I really wish the Printed Check Leather Large Holly Bag shown above were still available, but at least you can still find it here for 32% off). Click here to shop the entire sale :)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Orla Kiely Grow Your Own Sets

Orla Kiely will soon be releasing a collection of Grow Your Own sets, which include a small pot and seeds. Choose from basil, chillies, chives, coriander, or dill - each set features a different print and colorway. Of course, all are gorgeous and would look beautiful on any window sill. I don't have much of a green thumb, but I want them all anyway!