a very british summer

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orla kiely is an irish designer based in london, with a fantastical shop in covent garden. i don't own any of it (although i am VERY tempted to go for one of the dresses which is £150... in the sale) but LOOK. the socks and shoes look is essentially what i am renowned for (as well as my tights. clearly my feet/legs get more attention than i do) and i love her signature patterns.

the reason british people drink tea all year round is because there is no need to have cold drinks. it is always mild.
yet i am heading off to the seaside until next weekend; armed with disposable cameras, elle collections and a big carpet bag. And an optimistic bikini :|
if you want to keep up with what i'm doing, just follow me on twitter.
see you in a week (:
(and if that dress is still available in my size upon my return, i may have to make a purchase...)

121 comments:

  1. Oh yes, it's very British and very pretty. have a great vacation!

    Cheers: Evi

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  2. cuteee I love the orange dress~

    ~Lily

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  3. I'm love to live in Britain where it's mild all year round. The heat is stifling over here! Also, you Brits get to wear layers and cute sweaters all year round.

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  4. I love her, and this collection!

    -Jess
    http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

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  5. I agree with you, girls with long hair are better, that's why I keep my hair long :) And this collection is great! You should def buy that dress, have fun on the seaside!

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  6. I'm obsessed with British style, so equally obsessed with this post. ;)

    These dresses are gorgeous, but I am especially in love with the two last coats. So adorable!!

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  7. ahhh...I also want to own one of these dresses! :)

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  8. These looks are great!

    Oh, to live in a place like England where the weather is mild and one can drink tea all year round...

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  9. there are a lot of designers too here whose one of the pieces I would love to wear but even on sale they still don't fit my budget.

    these dresses are all great, I was just about to say my favorite is the red coat, but then the black dress caught my attention, then the sweet mustard dress kind of stood out, and so on hahaha I think all of them are my faves :)

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  10. SUPER PHOTOS, i love the red military jackt, i have one but not orla's :(
    ex oh ex oh

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  11. thanks for commenting! great blog!

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  12. i love your blog, i follow you

    i invite you to see my blog!

    http://styleinmadrid.blogspot.com

    kisses

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  13. I love orla kiely! Great collection!

    Leia

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  14. I love these – I was in Covent Garden yesterday and I wish I had seen this shop.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  15. i want the red coat and the gingham coat XD and have a nice time :_

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  16. love the check shorts and the blouse, and the cute cute coats!
    have fun at the seaside, and i'm lolling at your reason for tea drinking. i'm often heard making snide remarks about what you english consider 'summer'.
    all in good fun, of course!
    x

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  17. GREAT post!
    BTW I have included you in my post :)

    fashionalacaprice.blogspot.com

    x

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  18. wow, beautiful designs and collection..have to take a look..

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  19. These designs are adorable :] I also LOVE the socks with shoes look!
    Hope you have fun on your holiday, love. I'll keep my fingers crossed for good weather for you! It's not often us Brits have an opportunity to wear our bikinis...
    P.s. The photo you commented on in my last post is my absolute favourite dress that I own! It's amazing!

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  20. What a great designer, I love the plaid shorts

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  21. Thank you for your comment :) I'll start following you because I found this blog very interesting.
    I didn't know this designer; her work is very pretty and clean. That is the kind of style I'm looking for, too.

    Kisses.

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  22. Danke :-). Die Sachen gefallen mir!

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  23. i love orla kiely! i especially like her red coat! have fun by the sea side!!

    http://seasidegulls.blogspot.com/

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  24. great post :)

    xx
    www.mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  25. OH! i didn't know orla kiely but i love those photos *_* ! i love this british style that is just so... wooh O_O ! i can't find my words xD!

    i hope you have nice holidays :) <3.

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  26. Very traditional, i love the red coat such a lovely siloutte.
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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  27. I LOVE UK! I'm totally in love with London! Oh I miss the town! but I'm going to Londoin again in november :)! can't wait!

    Take a peek! our first blog.
    www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

    best regards from Sweden :)
    /MALIN

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  28. wow ive never heard of her but im loving her clean cut designs. I love the mix of patterns and the colour pallete of khakis and mustard tones in the first few photos!

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  29. great pieces...the first two are inspiring!

    http://themessenger-bag.blogspot.com

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  30. i love this- and i really do adore the socks and shoes!
    xx

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  31. I LOVE that last suit. So pretty!

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  32. This is such a crisp, perfectly classic, yet still fresh collection

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  33. I love all
    I love that kins of style

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  34. Love the collection. We drink a lot of tea/coffee here too as its mild. Enjoy your trip

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  35. These are all so lovely. That red coat is the sweetest. Have a blast on your trip! Can't wait to see all your photos :)

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  36. love your blog and love the collection.
    xx

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  37. I love these outfit! Wish I could wear them!
    HEARTS!





    -Leen




    aticaleen.blogspot.com





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  38. haha an optimistic bikini, hope it's sunny for you!

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  39. cool clothes.


    Please follow:

    http://sound-of-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  40. love the 4th dress! come follow me xoxo

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  41. So so so adorable. I am in love with the yellow dress with the bow. I want it for my very own.

    Rachael

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  42. Love the second picture and the yellow dress!!!

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  43. the red coat is beautiful!
    :)

    http://jadorehardcore.blogspot.com/

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  44. love the last two looks absolutely wonderful. btw thanks for stopping by my blog, i'm followin you now!

    xoxo, jaz
    http://fashionstatement101.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love the yellow dress!

    XxX

    coletteNN

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  46. Love the pieces. The gingham shorts and yellow dress are gorgeous!
    Hope you're having fun at the seaside!

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  47. Oh ha, I just blogged her too. Love the new fall/winter items!

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  48. I LOVE those gingham shorts and the navy dress!

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  49. Bags <3 So pretty :(

    P.S. I love tea and I am not British :p

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  50. Love the second series a lot!! Great styles.

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  51. the collection is maginificent! I wish there were more designers like that ;)

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  52. I like this mustard dress very much, looking so good with cardigan. And shoes are genius. I want to buy heels just to wear them with socks, I'm totally into this trend.

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  53. Gorgeous clothes! That is a really good point about the tea, I've never thought of it that way :) And I hope the weather is good for you. x

    Fashion teapot ♥

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  54. i love these dresses. if i had the money, id deffinatly be buying them :]
    x

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  55. this looks really cool, so simple and elegant. nice strong colors.
    have a nice trip! and tea is great! gonna visit the english man land in a week so I'll drink loads of it ;)

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  56. Amazing! I want EVERYTHING!!!

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  57. Those plaid shorts are hot! Amazing chicness

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  58. These outfits are amazing! Love all of them.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  59. Beautiful clothes ! I love them <3
    xoxo

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  60. gorgeous..some of the colors are very 60s, but i LOVE that.

    xx anna jane
    http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com/

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  61. Great! I loved the socks and the shoes in every picture! And that green dress is lovely.
    Xo

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  62. Heard of this brand as well, dunno if she has a shop here (knowing that she's Irish, she must have one here in Dublin!) I must have a look at her website and see more of her collection. The red coat looks gorgeous and posh :D

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  63. Oooh great find - the red coat is gorgeous!
    Hope you have a amazing time at the beach :)

    x

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  64. I love these pieces especially the last two. The red coat is beautiful

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  65. I love this designer! Such clean lines, and very modern. This is my favorite type of clothing!

    Sydnie
    www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

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  66. I love the second style! woo hooo the style looks so great!

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  67. absolutely love this collections.
    thanks for the comment,check out my new post

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  68. Wow! These are all stunning! I can't even choose a favorite. I love the modern edge and simplicity.

    Lovely blog!
    Erin :)

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  69. lovely outfits! thanks for the comment :)

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  70. I like the looks on the 3rd photo :).

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  71. yes darling oh so british, love the outfits though!

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  72. great pictures! i love the shorts! :) i am following your blog! please check out my blog and i hope you do the same!
    http://www.bubblistyle.blogspot.com

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  73. i love them all! especially the red coat and the mustard dress- just adorable! xx

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  74. wow, these are some amazing designs! thank u for sharing:) have a great weekend!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  75. super love the collection! the pieces look sweet. too bad it's too expensive for me... anyway, thanks for sharing! :D

    Castor Pollux

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  76. I love the bright pops of the orange dress, th green one, and the red one. They all look fabulous!

    Kisses,
    Stephanie

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  77. oh ja, ich liebe die farben auch! <3

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  78. Great collection, esp the left pic on the 3rd row! I always love the British fashion ;)

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  79. Such an inspiring collection - must call round when in England for tea and fashion. Enjoy the days at the seaside;-)

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  80. Ja, das wünsche ich mir auch.
    Dankeschön für deinen Kommentar!

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  81. thank you very much for your attention
    xoxo

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  82. Awesome clothes <3 Have a nice weekend;)

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  83. Thanks for letting me know about the little glitch on my blog Rebecca. Photobucket is giving me a little trouble. I believe you should be able to see the photos on the most recent post for now.

    Have a terrific weekend! x

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  84. can't wait to see if you got the dress! i loove their stuff!

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  85. aha. so perfectly clean in its cuts and designs, yet still so chic. so... british... ! :)


    <33 [v] hobovogue

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  86. Great outfits, love the green dress!

    http://thequietingmuses.blogspot.com/

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  87. Orla is amazing, I hope you're having a fun time in London!

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  88. I love the simplicity of the clothes :)

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  89. the red coat is so cool! :D

    CLIFF from http://cropcripcrop.blogspot.com/

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  90. Ahh these garments are so cute, i'm digging the colour palette.

    Puck @ ONEOFPOINTS.blogspot.com

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  91. I like her bags - they sell them here in the US.

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