Thursday, 11 October 2012

Uniqlo x Orla Kiely- the dress...

I have never bought any collaboration pieces before now  as there has never been one which I felt justified the cost of the items in question but when I saw the Uniqlo x Orla Kiely collaboration, I fell head over heels. I loved the colourful prints and the fact that it wasn't massively over-priced (take note H&M!) 

Dress: Uniqlo x Orla Kiely, coat: Dannimac via my mum, belt: Primark, shoes: New Look via eBay
Apologies for the awkward face in these photos, I have had the most horrific cold/flu the past week or so and this was the red raw nose stage- not pretty. It was a bit of a faff getting hold of my lovely clothes as the courier seemed to mislay the parcel but luckily I was able to re-order all but one thing. I think I actually prefer this dress in the green/grey than the original red I had picked...

 

As soon as the dress arrived though, I knew it would match perfectly with these shoes. I got the shoes for a mere £3.99 on eBay a few years ago and replaced the original shoe laces with some cream ribbon, much prettier, don't you agree?


I love the fact that this dress has cute cropped sleeves, I prefer 3/4 length sleeves merely because I can still show off my snazzy watch ;)


Obligatory twee collar shot. Although I often fall foul of a blogger cliché or two, this is actually the first dress I own with a peter pan collar, where do I hand my blogger membership in to?! I know quite a few people who have snapped up some pieces from the collection and both Jen and Kristabel have this dress and have definitely given me some inspiration for how to wear it once the weather cools down...


You can't really see it in any of these photos but I managed to get my hands on the berry shade from the Kate Moss matte lipstick collection which I love, it is perfect for Autumn and I will be doing a proper post on it soon!

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11 comments

Emily said...

Love your dress!! I got this pattern too - in the darker red shade - wearing it today in fact!!

Sherin said...

It's a gorgeous dress: it suits you so well. I definitely need to check out the collaboration.

Gem said...

I love the print, not usually a fan of Orla because the colours are all a bit 60s/70s for me and orange/brown doesn't suit me but I love the green and ditsy print. Don't think I've ever bought any collaboration items before x

daisychain said...

I LOVE that dress so much x

Michelle said...

Ooh you look lovely Maria! I'm so gutted that I didn't manage to buy anything from the Orla Kiely and Uniqlo collaboration, Kristabel wore hers last week when we went for dinner, much to my envy! xx

Sophie said...

That's such a gorgeous dress Maria!
Sophie
X

Harriet said...

That dress is so perfect on you! Love it with the white heels.

Vintage Reflection said...

Give me a peter pan collar and a floral print any day! I totally see why you feel in love with this dress. Looks great on you!! x

A Mode World said...

Pretty look. Adore the trench. xA

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Maria the Orla Kierly range suits you so much, especially with your accessorizing. Is the KM lippie actually good? Not cake-y or flake-y? I like what I've heard of them ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Kezzie said...

I regret taking this dress out of my basket! I wasn't sure if the XS would fit me (that's all that was left) but the S was too big so it would have worked!) looks gorgeous on yoU!

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