Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Orla Kiely Midi Sling with Matching Zip Purse Sets at QVC

QVC is currently selling these Orla Kiely Midi Sling bags with matching medium zip wallet sets. I think these sets are such a good idea, especially since each one features a past season print (so if you missed out on them the first time around, here's your second chance!) I've always wanted Orla Kiely to reissue some of her vintage designs to give old customers a chance to own something they might not have been able to afford at the time (ahem...such as myself), while also allowing new fans to enjoy past season items. These sets at QVC give me hope that maybe one day this will become a possibility (I already have a Reissue Wish List that I will post about soon!) The Midi Sling Bags and matching Medium Zip Wallets are available in the Birdwatch (AW11), Sixties Stem, Tulip Stem (AW14), and Winter Wallflower prints, and retail for £165 each.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Orla Kiely Bag on Clearance at Burlington

One of the Orla Kiely for Target diaper bags that popped up at Burlington is now on clearance (the other two have since sold out). This is a pretty awesome deal considering they originally retailed for $39.99!

On clearance for $12.99

Orla Kiely Linear Stem Throws at Unique and Unity

These beautiful Orla Kiely Linear Stem Throws are now available at Unique and Unity. I absolutely love these blankets (see my Haul post here) - I use them when cozying up on the couch or in bed. These throws retail for £160 each and are available in the colorways Black and Poppy.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Orla Kiely for Grobag

The adorableness of Orla Kiely's latest collaboration is almost too much to handle! Kiely has created a ridiculously cute collection of baby sleeping sacks for Grobag. They are currently available in a bird, boat, and apple print online, but more are on the way. The Birdwatch print is one of my favorites, and I especially love it in the color palette they've chosen. The Boat print is a close second favorite, perfect for little boys :) I used these sleeping sacks all the time when my son was a baby; he hated being swaddled and I was too paranoid to let him sleep with a blanket. So these little sacks were perfect.

Each Grobag is available in either a 1.0 or 0.5 tog warmth rating ($79.95 and $64.95 Australian, respectively), and come in sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months, and 18-36 months.

These shots are so adorable!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Orla or Arla?

A muted pink cross body bag has been on my wish list for a few months now, partly because I was inspired by my current favorite blogger/YouTuber Chase Amie's Gucci Soho Disco bag and partly because I just think it's such a pretty color that's currently lacking in my collection.

The Gucci bag has quite a hefty price tag of $980, so I looked elsewhere for a similar style and found one by Orla Kiely (of course) and another by Kate Spade.


Currently on sale for $219 (originally $258)

I like the top handle and dusky pink color of the Orla, but I like that the Arla is lined and has those cute tasseled zipper pulls, which more closely resembles the Gucci bag. Both feature a structured, boxy shape, front pocket, top zipper closure, and adjustable straps, although the Orla can be adjusted to an even shorter length, which I like. So which one do you think wins? Both are lovely options and have their pros and cons, but (for obvious reasons) I might be leaning towards Orla more :) Which one is your favorite?

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Orla Kiely Kitchen Items at Unique and Unity

Orla Kiely has expanded her collection of kitchenware with the addition of these SUPER adorable trays and salt & pepper shakers - I love their playful animal silhouettes! The trays can be used in so many different ways (I would use one on my side table as a jewelry holder) and the shakers would make such a cute addition to any dinner table. Both items are now available at Unique and Unity!



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Orla Kiely iPhone 7 Cases

The recent launch of the iPhone 7 means new Orla Kiely phone cases, which are now available at Venom Communications. And if it's even possible, these cases are even cuter than the last collection! I don't own an iPhone 7, but now I sorta wish I had one just so I could use these cases. My favorite is the Ditsy Early Bird set below, followed closely by the Bonnie and Baby Bunny prints.