Saturday, June 22, 2019

Orla Kiely Bunch of Stems on Sale

The first sale of Orla Kiely's relaunched website started this week. Included in this sale are the Bunch of Stems printed bags and wallets, which are available in a Forest and Plum colorway. The Bestie Backpack and Watson Messenger are also available in multi versions, which joins the Bunch of Stems print with the Mini Stem Garden and Classic Stem - quite the busy combination! According to the website, this collection was "designed especially for the 'A Life in Pattern' exhibition, the Bunch of Stems print is a celebration of Orla's most iconic motif."

£77.50 (£155)

£70 (£140)

£77.50 (£155)

Forget Me Not Big Wallet £40 (£80) || Frankie Foldout Wallet £37.50 (£75)

Midi Crossbody £77.50 (£155) || Mini Crossbody £70 (£140)

£55 (£110)

£72.50 (£145)

£75 (£150)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Orla Outfit of the Day: Summer

Anthropologie Polka Dot Belt
Elle Farley Sandals (previously worn here)
Orla Kiely Iris Bag in Candy (previously worn here)

Summer vacation has been off to a great start for me! I love this time of year where I get to spend more time with my kids. If you're also a fellow teacher, cheers to another successful school year and I hope you are enjoying this much-deserved time off :) 

Orla Kiely SS19: Linear Stem

The Linear Stem in Liquorice first debuted in Fall/Winter 2015, but there are a few new changes to this collection. First up is the Holmes Baby Backpack, which includes a lot of nice features you would expect from a baby bag - large interior space, changing mat, and two side exterior pockets ideal for holding bottles. I love this design and have been looking for a new baby bag and this one could also double up as a gym bag.

The Small Enough Crossbody is also a nice update from the Travel Pouch - there is a larger depth and it also has an adjustable strap, convenient for when you want to wear the bag shorter on your shoulder or longer as a crossbody.

And lastly, there's the addition of the Handy Pouch, which would make a nice pencil case or catchall for your purse.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Orla Outfit of the Day: Patchwork

Mossimo Supply Co. Lace Crop Top
Sam & Libby Kamilla Sandals (previously worn here)
Orla Kiely Stem Printed Leather Iris Bag (previously worn here)

A midi skirt and crop top is most often my outfit of choice. I recently picked up this patchwork midi skirt on major sale from Madewell, although it's practically ankle-length on my 5'3" frame. I still love it, though, and plan on wearing it a ton this summer!

My super funny daughter also jumped in front of the camera for her own outfit of the day, so here ya go! :)

Old Navy Linen-Blend Elasticized-Waist Shorts

Orla Kiely SS19: Mini Stem Garden

The SS19 Mini Stem Garden print is available in a Berry and Emerald colorway on woven fabric with a water-resistant interior coating. This Kitchen Sink Tote is my favorite style from this collection!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Orla Kiely SS19: Flower Tile

The SS19 Flower Tile print is available in a Duck Egg colorway of blues and greens (wouldn't this make an awesome backsplash or even tiles for a bathroom floor?!) These pieces are made of textured vinyl with a grey Twin Stem print lining, with leather trims on the handbags.

And because I love that they do model shots with the bags now, I'm going to try to include them in these posts as I find that they are so helpful when deciding which bag style will work for you.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Orla Outfit of the Day: Golden

Weston Wear Tulip Lace Shell
Elle Farley Sandals

This J. Crew skirt combines two things that I love - scallops and mustard yellow. However, upon wearing this outfit I came to the conclusion that I'm definitely a midi-skirt girl through and through. While this is hardly the mini-est of mini skirts, I found myself wishing it was just a tad bit longer. Oh well, it's still nice to add a bit of variety to my midi-skirt-filled wardrobe and the shorter length on this skirt will make it a great staple for the hot summer months ahead.

Nail polish color: Ciate Sugar Plum

Something to note about this necklace if you're considering it - it's quite long! I was under the impression that it was the same length as the Daisy Chain Flower Pendant, but it sits much lower and there's no way to adjust the chain. For me, that does limit the possibilities of outfits I could pair this necklace with, but I still love the design and am glad I have it in my collection.