Monday, 17 September 2012

Uniqlo x Orla Kiely ~ Look 1

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When I first discovered the launch of a Uniqlo x Orla Kiely collaboration (on my Instagram feed I do believe), I immediately hopped right over to the site to see what was on offer. I have long had Orla Kiely's designs in my vision. I swoon when I see Leith Clark or Alexa Chung wearing an adorable Orla Kiely coat, I go as far as putting things in my virtual basket at sale times and I spent rather a long time in the Covent Garden boutique a couple of months ago. Looking but never buying, the prices being just that little bit over what I would like to spend. One day a whole wardrobe full of pieces will be in my possession I'm sure. But until then, what better way to get a taste of the classic design ethic than the very inexpensive range brought out by Uniqlo. I really love the collaborations Uniqlo have been doing lately, (you can check out a previous collaborative post here).

I bought a few pieces for myself and for gifts. This style of dress is a favourite - loose and comfortable but still stylish. Here is the first of my buys, a sweet smock dress with peter-pan collar in dark grey with the signature cream Orla Kiely flower print. I chose to wear the dress simply with dark grey tights and blush pink/cream shoes by Kat Maconie, the classic 1940's style of the sandals working as the perfect accompaniment to the cream accents in the dress. I'll show you my other purchase another day.

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20 comments:

  1. Love it! Just bought one for myself, thanks for reminding me :)

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  2. Ah I love that dress! Thanks for the heads up - definitely going to treat myself come pay day xoxo

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  3. Ah I love that dress! Thanks for the heads up - definitely going to treat myself come pay day! xoxo

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  4. Oh this dress looks lovely on you. I've always admired Orla Kiely stuff - the closest I can get is some pillows haha. Her dresses are especially dreamy.

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  5. Oh you look so good, this suits you gorgeously and it's such a lovely print! As much as I love the clothes none of it would really suit me, which is sad, but I look forward to seeing more Orla Kiely out and about in general!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the way it looks on you :) The dresses are so purdy! Wish I could buy one, but definitely out of my price range xD

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  7. wow Paula, you look like a doll!
    your hair is perfection itself!!
    xxxx

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  8. Very cute!

    I love your aesthetic!

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  9. OMG. it's such a sweet dress. love the peter pan. it looks lovely on you!

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  10. gorgeous dress! I love the shoes too xx

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  11. uniqlo is one of my fav shops, they do grand collections and still affordable too. can't knock the quality even compared to other high streeters. that's a very you choice

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  12. What a lovely dress! I'd probably wear it with a belt but I am loving the pattern, it looks perfect for autumn days.

    (And I absolutely loved GoGo Guides post, yet another great idea that I wish ı had found.)

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  13. the dress is so perfect, I do so love the uniqlo/Orla collection - I just havent decided what to buy yet as I want it all!

    I love the dress and shoe combination you went for, the dress looks so easy to wear, and the shoes really take it up a notch.

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  14. i think it's great when expensive labels like that will do collaborations to make the products more affordable, now if only we had a uniqlo in australia so i could get my hands on something! it's such a pretty dress.

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  15. You are responsible for me making a massive order, haha!

    Maria xxx

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  16. Wow, I love your outfit so much!
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Love these - this look suits you so well, definitely a designer which I thought would appeal to you! The dress is beautiful, such lovely details. x

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  18. Hi Paula, I noticed one of the photos from this post has been used in an ebay listing here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Orla-Kiely-for-Uniqlo-Sold-Out-Once-dress-Dark-Grey-size-XS-UK8-10-/150907436628?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&hash=item2322c8be54#ht_500wt_1199

    I thought I'd let you know in case you minded.

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  19. Thanks Emma! Will check it out. x

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