Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Uniqlo x Orla Kiely- the scarf...

After all of my gushing about this collaboration, it's hardly surprising that I bought a few pieces, although I love my dress and my top (post still to come!) I think this scarf may be my favourite. I love the mix of colours and of course, the classic Orla Kiely print- definitely a wardrobe classic. As with all my new purchases, I wanted to wear it STRAIGHT AWAY and so it was duly worn the next day to work with my favourite rusty orange top...

Top: ASOS, scarf: Uniqlo x Orla Kiely, jeans: Boden via charity shop, boots: Carvela from John Lewis
 It looks like I am going back in time with my style inspirations, I know the geometric patterns aren't for everyone but this leaf motif was calling out for some 70s styling and this flared jeans were the perfect match... 


The camel coat was really just the icing on the cake for my '1970s mum' look although I drew the line at doing Farrah Fawcett flicks, hopefully avoiding looking like too much of a caricature...


A close up of that beautiful print and my peachy make-up- Natural Collection's peach melba blush is possibly the nicest one I have found so far and I have hit pan on 3 already!


How would you define your style? Any tips to stop it tipping into fancy dress territory? 
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15 comments

Eve Maria said...

I really like this outfit actually- simple but stylish and fun!

Caroline said...

I love the print on this scarf! I must pop into uniqlo this weekend to see if they have anything left in the collection!

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

floral and feather said...

I love Orla Kiely and the colours of the scarf are perfect for autumn. There's nothing wrong with taking inspiration from characters!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love this print, so pretty! I love taking inspiration from characters, I'm careful not to go too far, but I have noticed my style changes slightly after watching certain films or reading certain books xo

Emsipop said...

Oh MY that is the scarf of dreams!!
xx

A Mode World said...

The scarf is beautiful. Great purchase :) xA

Cruella Belle said...

Lovely scarf, the whole outfit looks fab!

Nat x

Law whalebone said...

See I'm a about the fancy dress haha I've tried to have a more grown up ooh but always fa back into playful wear. That is a cute scarf xxxx

LilyLipstick said...

Fab scarf! The print is really lovely. x

FAIIINT said...

You look so lovely here! I love the 70's retro vibe & the scarf is a great buy, the print looks brilliant with the rusty orange & it seems like one of those things that could liven up even the most boring outfit. I love really hard working pieces like that.
PS: Random, but your little owl doorstop thingy is adorable! :D

jamie-lee said...

Well when you love a collection you so have to buy more than one piece right? Adore the scarf, it's got such a lovely print x

Rachel The Hat said...

i have this same scarf, its gorgeous isnt it! i cant wait to style it up too. And it looks so great with your coat!
The whole range is wonderful isnt it! xx

Ira Kharchenko said...

Awesome outfit! I love the top:)

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Winnie said...

I don't think you look too 1970S at all. Orla Kiely print is freaking awesome and I'm glad that you managed to pick something up! The dress I wanted was all sold out :(

Kezzie said...

I bought this scarf as well (and the top) though not worn the scarf yet (mainly because my deputy head teacher at school has banned me from wearing it as she's bought various staff members it for Christmas so she doesn't want to give them any ideas of buying one!) Love the way you put it with the orange cardie- genius combo!

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