Monday 29 October 2012

Orla-bout Autumn

I don't know about you, but I think that many of Orla Kiely's patterns are Autumnal, both in colour and pattern.  I suppose it could be because she takes her inspiration from nature, and we all know what beautiful colours Autumn offers us!

When I discovered Uniqlo were doing a collaboration with Orla Kiely, I was super excited . I was also too late to the party and everything was sold out.  Thank goodness for eBay in these situations.  I'm not usually able to afford Orla unless I find bargains or items on sale, but the Uniqlo pieces were being sold at very affordable prices.  Of course, on eBay they'd been hiked up a bit, but for some Orla, in my opinion, still worth it!

I managed to bag myself a scarf/stole for £15 and a dress for £40.  They are both in the same pattern (my favourite I think!) and I'm extremely pleased with both.  Well worth the money I think.  The scarf/stole is excellent quality, nice thick material so it was definitely worth what I paid!  As soon as I opened the package containing my scarf, I put it on and it's remained round my neck most days since!

What do you think?

I think it makes any outfit!!  The above is from a few weeks back when I held a Stella & Dot event at my husband's workplace.  I wanted to look smart.  This dress was a total bargain, £15 from Tesco.  I think it looks far more expensive than that and the fit is fantastic.  This was a very cheap outfit all in all.. but it doesn't look it (well... I think! You tell me!).

Dress - Tesco £15
Cardigan - Room31 £3
Tights - Primark £1
Shoes - Matalan £12
Scarf - eBay £15

Are you lucky enough to own any Orla? Or did you get some from Uniqlo?

Linking up today with Sunday Style, Watch What I'm Wearing and Visible Monday.



  1. The scarf is soooo worth it (today is scarf day!). Love this whole look, thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday.

  2. Love, love, love the color combinations!

  3. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop! Super cute outfit.

  4. Great outfit,love your scarf and tight :)

  5. cute outfit, found your blog through sunday style! newest follower

  6. Great colors, pretty style. Looking svelte, young lady. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. oh my! I had NO idea about this collaboration but then again Uniqlo isn't big here - there is only a store in NYC. I LOVE the scarf


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