Saturday, February 25, 2017

Orla Kiely SS17 Mainline: Giant Flower Leather in Lemon, Marshmallow, and Moss

Yay! Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer 2017 Mainline collection finally dropped earlier this week (I've been teased with links to these bags on their site...but there were no pictures! It seems to have been a glitch in their system). I'm always super excited for the Spring collection and this one did not disappoint (and surprisingly the US site got the new bags first!) Let's start off with what is probably my favorite - the Giant Flower Leather bags, shown here in the colorways Marshmallow (my favorite  - that peachy pink color is so pretty!), Moss, and Lemon. I love the single Giant Flower with its scalloped petals (although it does slightly remind me of a fried egg haha).


The back features a contrast leather, which was initially a bit disappointing for me because I would have liked the design to continue to the back. But then I realized that I actually prefer this look because I often wear my bags cross body and I feel like the darker leather would prevent color transfer from jeans. The inside is made with a combo suede/Linear Steam jacquard lining.

I think this is my favorite from this collection because I love wearing my bags cross body. However...

...this similar style would be a close second favorite because I love the chain strap detail. I wonder how the size of this bag would look in comparison to the Fairfield Bag above. I do like small bags, but not too small, and I do have the Printed Check Leather Sweet Pea Bag, whose size limits me to using it as an evening bag.


I love card holders. They're my favorite type of wallet to use because they hold just your essentials, making them super compact to fit in any bag. This style is so cute, especially the Marshmallow version with its contrasting light blue on the reverse side.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

25% off Orla Kiely at Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack's Clear The Rack sale is back once again for President's Day weekend - save an additional 25% on clearance items both in store and online. There are currently three Orla Kiely clearance items available (and one was a recent popback). Check out what's available below!

Prices shown reflect the 25% discount.

$80.03 (originally $194) - only one left as of this posting

$198 (originally $480) - only two left as of this posting

$198 (originally $480) - only two left as of this posting

Orla Kiely Sale at Brand Alley

Brandy Alley, a UK-based website, is currently having an Orla Kiely sale - save up to 55% on bags and accessories, up to 65% on clothing, and up to 60% on home and beauty. Unfortunately, they do not ship to the US, but if you live in Europe, definitely check out this sale as there are some past season gems to be found!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Orla Kiely Popbacks at Nordstrom Rack

A few pieces from the Color Bloc Croc Embossed collection have popped back into stock at Nordstrom Rack (see the original FW16 collection here and here). These pieces were originally sold out when the sale debuted at HauteLook a few days ago, but now they are back in stock with only one left available of each style. 

$299.97 (originally $534)

$267 (originally $534)

$249.97 (originally $440)

Orla Kiely SS17 Stem: Embossed Flower Leather in Indigo and Orange

The Embossed Flower Leather is available in the colorways Indigo and Orange this season (see past season colors Black, Sand, Sky, Daffodil,  and Walnut). 



I believe this is the first time the Zip Messenger has been available in the Embossed Flower Leather. It looks like it would make a lovely work bag.



Medium Zip Wallet
I adore these little wallets. I do have this style in the Poppy Cat print, but I find that I baby it so much because I'm afraid the laminated canvas would stain easily. I feel like the leather on these wallets would make them more durable and easier to clean. I have a Sixties Stem Punched Leather Card Holder and it has held up quite well over the years - I haven't had to baby it at all and it still looks in nearly perfect condition.

Orla Kiely SS17 Stem: Giant Linear Stem Print in Marine

The Giant Linear Stem print is available in the colorway Marine this season, a lovely deep blue with orange accents (see past season colors Dandelion, Apple, CamelSky Blue, Stone, Liquorice, Nutmeg, Twilight Blue, Vermillion, Kelp, and Navy).

I quite love these Large Holdalls that are available this season. This and the Satchels are my favorites from the Stem collection. Initially, I thought these might be replacing the Zip Shopper this season, but it looks like that style will be available in the Love Birds print.


Midi Sling $152 and Mini Sling $123

Backpack $152 and Small Backpack $135