07 February 2010

Orla Kiely Spring

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Bear with me here, while I alternate between posting about the two feet of snow outside on my doorstep and the pretty spring looks I'm dreaming about once the weather warms up. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually enjoying the wintery weather right now in some ways. It's so pretty outside and I don't have anywhere I need to go so being stuck inside with a little work to do and good food to eat is not such a bad thing. But my mind can't help but wander to warmers days...

One thing I always look forward to at the beginning of each season is flipping through the Orla Kiely lookbook. It makes me feel a bit like Christmas morning, albeit a Christmas morning where I don't get to keep any of the present. Still, nobody makes me want to wear prints more than Orla and the styling gets me every time. For spring I'm loving the color palette of rusty browns, navy blue and sea green. And the sunglasses, oh the sunglasses! I don't remember the last time I bought a new pair. I've been wearing the same aviators from H&M all winter long. I adore those 40s style cream ones paired with the navy looks. I'm also putting light, lacy socks to wear with oxfords on my list of must-tries.

P.S. If you like these, be sure to watch the film. It's nice to see the clothes in motion rather than just still photos.

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36 comments:

Katherine said...

What a great collection! I agree, the lace socks and oxford combo is too cute to pass up!!

anja louise / clever nettle said...

Yep, I love it all. So perfect.

Q's Daydream said...

oh wow this is amazing!!! one of the best collections i've seen so far. thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Eeeek! I love it all. Thanks for sharing this. I looked on the website a little while ago hoping to find the new collection but it wasn't up yet, and now I'm so happy :) What gets me is that EVERYTHING is so pretty. Usually I only like a few things from one designer but all the pieces are equally cute!! I'm going to dream now and imagine I had a wardrobe full of Orla Kiely dresses...

Kelley Anne said...

I love every single look. The dresses are all so simple and playful, but put together and adult all the same. I love the styling too...and was just thinking before I read what you wrote that I need to find some lacy white or cream socks:)

Searched And Found said...

These are some GORGEOUS looks from Orla. They are one of my favorite brands but I've never been able to afford to purchase something from their collection. Someday!

I'm also enjoying the snow right now and I honestly don't wish that spring was here - I love winter and am always sad to see the cold weather leave.

::HARUNA:: said...

whoa! beautiful collection!!
loved the video :) wonder who did the music??
thanks for sharing!!

kollaps said...

I simply looove this collection.

tess said...

the muted colors are amazing

Jessica said...

I love the bags!

Andrea said...

OO. love it!!

Tilly said...

Woah. The cream sunglasses are so dreamy...

labyrinthine said...

That little film is fantastic! The clothes, of course, are wonderful, but I reallllly love those shoes! I also quite like that song being played - I'll have to do some research. :)
Thank you ~ ♥

emilia said...

Ooohh. Those dresses are amazing!

Mamen said...

I´m in love...

Sara Lynn said...

I really love these! I am a "fall-ball" girl, but I too am ready for spring!

Delightfully Tacky said...

I adore the earthy colors! The collections you find and feature are ALWAYS my favorite.

Stephanie said...

Such a wonderful collection. The green dress is my fave.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

oh my oh my! what beautiful pieces and color schemes!

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

so in love with all the yellows...and those glasses!!

kimvee said...

Wow! This collection is awesome! I want everything! :D

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M. said...

the sunglasses are the best part, I want them!

lovelove, M.
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sally said...

wow love it all! that green dress is amazing and those sunglasses drool worthy!

crispybenfranklin said...

What a great collection! I'll take one of each, please!

BARGAIN BEX said...

Diggin' the shoes ... but most of all ... those red/rosy cheeks!

~BB

kannika said...

oh my goodness, I think my heart just dropped. these clothes are oh so lovely.

I just stumbled upon your blog. hi! :)

Cynthia said...

Wow this is really nice. Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

I am drooling over so many of these details (the ruffles on the brown skirt!) and fabrics (I want them all!). So beautiful and just inspiring me even more in regards to warm weather dressing! But I think my favorite are the sunglasses--want!!! :D

♥ Casey
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Alexandra said...

love.

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Melina said...

I adore Orla Kiely! I want everything though surprisingly the oxfords the most. I am so picky that it is hard for me to actually find a pair that I like.

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Mousevox Vintage said...

Oh, how I love this collection. The prints, the color palette...everything!

Vintage Duygular said...

How beautifull..

Dana said...

this makes me so excited for spring! i cant wait to try the socks.

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Sarah-Kate said...

For the people who asked about the song in the Orla Keily film - it's Rozi Plain, she's amazing!
More here - http://www.myspace.com/roziplain

Lovely blog!

Floridaprincess said...

I just wanted to let everyone know that the lace socks on the Orla Kiely look book are the models socks. They are not for sale of course. This was the only thing I was going to so. I was quite disapointed.

Florida princess :+)