Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Orla Kiely SS17 Stem: Summer Flower Print in Sunshine and Sunset

The first of Orla Kiely's Spring/Summer 2017 collection has arrived! This season's newest print is called the Summer Flower and it's available in the colorways Sunshine and Sunset. Overall, I prefer the Sunset version because I think the orange and pink flowers pop a bit more. 

$170
It's been awhile since we've seen a larger version of Orla Kiely's classic shoulder bag. It reminds me a lot of one of her earlier (and probably most popular) Classic Stem print bags. I love this larger size and feel it would be great for both work and running errands. 

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Also available in a Mini Sling size $123

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This is another design I'm really excited about. I like this version better than last season's for a couple of reasons. For one, I prefer the printed shoulder strap here to last year's cotton webbing. The front closure is also made of leather, which is a nice new detail. This bag's shape and design does remind me a lot of the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis (a bag that will perpetually be on my luxury wish list) - functional, versatile, and with a cute top handle to boot.

$123
I would probably actually prefer the smaller version of the satchel, but I do wish it had the top handle.  And I really like the Sunshine colorway in this style.

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I love these smaller wallets, but pattern placement on them is so hit-or-miss, as seen here on the Sunset version. I kinda wish they would shrink down the pattern so they would translate better to the smaller accessories.

2 comments:

  1. This is the first new product I've been really excited about in quite a while!

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    1. I know what you mean! Have you seen the rest of the Stem collection online? They are all so cute! Will be posting about them tomorrow :) Excited for the Mainline collection to show up as well!

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