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Orla Kiely Designs

Orla Kiely Designs

About 3 years ago I found this amazing designer, Orla Kiely at Anthropologie.  I was so drawn to her vintage and simplistic prints.  I bought “the big zip wallet” for a $88.oo which usually is about 3 times my usual wallet budget.

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  But let me  personally vouch for this London based designer!  This is by far the best, most durable, easy to clean, fits everything and cutest wallet I have EVER owned.  I was able to have it for a year and I could of had it longer if I kept it a little cleaner (my bad).  I bought another one this year (picture above).  I know many of her customers must be repeats!

     I get so many compliments on it and now her intriguing patterns have become increasingly popular!  Check out some of her stuff I posted below. Orla initailly started out with handbags and wallets and now has expanded to clothing and even a home line at target! (WATCH FUN VIDEO) This product is worth every penny.

    The quality is outstanding!  I don’t think I will ever get enough of her vision for an adorable and long lasting line of fashion items that embody a retro 60’s and 70’s conservative vibe with a modern vintage twist!

 Here’s an exerpt from her website : www.orlakiely.com:

The world of Orla Kiely is one where color, pattern, graphic control, texture and rhythm continually work and rework together. Orla has a unique, immediately recognisable design language, developed through graphic patterns that celebrate her optimistic spirit. As down-to-earth as her designs are popular, the key to what drives Orla is her fixation on the evolution of a signature style, devotion to quality and practicality.”

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Handbag

Big Zip Wallet "dandilion"

Big Zip Wallet "dandilion"

Target Housewares and Apron

Target Housewares and Apron

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Pear Beach bag

Orla Kiely Pear Beach bag

Orla Kiely Bathing suit

Orla Kiely Bathing suit

 

   Finally!  I think the reason I love this “Tulu” clutch from bevello is because the purple floral print on the strap  is so reminiscent of the Orla Kiely prints.  Bevello, online clothing boutique specializes in researching emerging independent designers such as “Tulu” that bring cuteness and joy into everyones closet!

"Tulu" clutch from bevello $40.00

"Tulu" clutch from bevello $40.00

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Bevellonians, meet my newest bevello must-have:

Ain’t she a beaut? I have to admit, I’m just a TINY bit biased by the awesome Carolina blue color. But beyond that, I love the empire waist and bubble! The shape would be flattering on anybody. Seriously — if you eat too much the night before, it totally doesn’t matter.


Please also note the bow. That is an instant +10 points. Nice choice of white for the embroidery — it complements the light blue perfectly!

The dress was made by one of our emerging designers, Miss Closet. Pair it with some cute strappy sandals (I choose these!) and go to the park. Or to the mall. Or to a football game. Or to the mailbox. Wherever you want to wear it, I don’t care — heads will turn!

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You’ve offically hit up the best blogspot that has all you need to know about last nights “Fashion Show” Episode.

“Every designer needs to have a few tricks up their sleeve and in this week’s Harper’s Bazaar mini-challenge the designers need to prove they know the tricks of the trade in a “repair relay race.” In the elimination challenge, the designers must collaborate and create a unified line of coats that cohesively addresses every season — Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.”

Bravo’s Rate their Looks: http://tinyurl.com/qqkeek

Who do you think pulled out the best coat? I thought daniella took it this week personally!

Each week there’s an option to buy the winning outfit: I wasn’t really feeling andrew’s winning look but I do LOVE the retail cut of the piece he made for sale to the public!

A pretty ingenious idea. A coat that doubles as a short spring bubble style or a long trench.  I am actually considering this coat! Could we be seeing this new silhoette on our coat racks this fall?

Take a peek at what’s on sale from the previous winning looks

 Finally, I want the bevello readers input! Who do you think should have won this week? Check in on our poll. 

Til next week bvers!

Mary

bevello’s  kimono dress is one of this season’s best bets for so many reasons!  It fits every shape and body type!  Flattering contour and so comfy!  You also will not feel too under or over dressed in this throw on and go ensemble! Flying tomato makes this bright and fun item! Flying tomato is one of bevello’s independent designers  featured on our site.

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 Shoes are key to this dress!  Which  shoe do you think fits this dress’s personality the best?

   A :  Stuart Weitzman Gladio

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    B :   Ralph Lauren “Beth”
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 C:  Delia’s Robyn Wedge156174_cog_w      http://tinyurl.com/r6p6bd

                         

    D:    Coconuts Braided Sandal

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     E:   Justina Wedge

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    F:   Caroline Beaded Wedge

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Vote Here! 

Now that I have graduated and my life has slowed down a bit, I am ready for some fun! And by fun–you know I mean shopping!! I love to window shop and look at new styles and trends, but lets be honest–clothes are expensive!! So to find the best deals, I love to sit at my favorite coffee spot and search for the best deals. So, since I have recently had a little bit of free time on my hands I have decided to let you in on some good deals I have found to make your summer fun and flirty! 

erezJ.Crew $39.99

 

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bevello $50

 

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bevello $35

 

Happy Shopping!!!!

I really can’t! these clutches are soooooo freakin’ CUTE!

Envelope Clutch and Tweet Wallets from bevello

Envelope Clutch and Tweet Wallets from bevello

I had to get on here and post these for our loyal readers so that you could snatch them up quick! We have very limited quantities so get yours now!

I am so in-LOVE (bve) with this purple envelope clutch.  I WILL be purchasing this very soon!

Lavender envelope clutch

Lavender envelope clutch

 

Dusty Rose Tweet Wallet

Dusty Rose Tweet Wallet

Mustard Tan Tweet Wallet

Mustard Tan Tweet Wallet

    These little carry-arounds are so easy to adapt to any summer dress or outfit.  The colors are pastel and vintage.  In the summer, with the added heat you want to avoid lugging around anything superfluous and sweaty (ex. a big leather bag).  So trade in your heavy handbag for a vintage clutch this summer.  Hurry though! These are gonna sell like ice cream on a hot day!

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easy, breezy

You know what I can tell is going to be huge this summer? SHEER. I’m talking mesh, lace, chiffon — you name it. And the more striking the pattern, the better.

I love this top from Forever 21:

Betsey Rose Chiffon Halter Dress

Moonlight Blossom Top

The blue and yellow work so well together! Plus, you gotta love the oh-so-slimming tie sash around the waist. Only $18!

I am huge into Betsey Johnson, and I seriously covet this dress:

Betsey Rose Chiffon Halter Dress

Betsey Rose Chiffon Halter Dress

Yellow is going to be a great color this season, and I love the pink roses! It looks very lightweight, too. Yeah, it’s $250. A girl can dream, right?

And from our own closet, we’ve got this bevello beauty:

Betsey Rose Chiffon Halter Dress

Ivory Cream Lace Tie Blouse by Ryu

I love the way this top fits! It’s not super-tight so it looks really flowy and cute, which is prefect for summertime. Also loving the lace! On sale now for $35.

Let me tell you, wearing this light, airy stuff in this crazy, 90-degree North Carolina weather is just fine by me. So, there you have it, super cute AND practical. Does it get much better than that?