Just a quick post. It was my Birthday a few weeks ago and I had asked my sister (who wanted to know what I would like) for a new Orla Kiely bag which she brought around yesterday – isn’t it pretty?
I love Orla K, I love the retro style and the bold prints. I have been a fan since the very early days and always have an Orla K bag on the go. In fact I have a yoga bag (shame I haven’t done any yoga since I had my oldest son Felix, who is about to turn 4), make-up bag, travel bag, purse…the list goes on. I also have quite a few Orla K clothes but I am sneaky and always buy them in the sale, they are rather pricey for me otherwise. The bag was delivered with a lovely hard backed book with the new spring/summer collection so I am going to make myself a coffee and have a good look through.
Oh, little tip for anyone living in London, the big Fenwicks on New Bond Street always used to have a great stock of Orla K clothing during sale time, not sure if they still do but long after everyone else had sold anything half decent, Fenwicks would still have a lot at bargain prices. It is also in this store that I discovered Saltwater clothing many years ago.
I have a number of addictions and top of the list would be internet shopping as I get to combine the love of my laptop (yes, I do love my laptop which I know is a bit sad but I have to admit it) and shopping, two of my favourite things. Since PayPal came along it is a little too easy to just press a button and a few days later lovely things arrive in the post. The same can be said of ebay…we have bought some wonderful items over the years but I have learnt not to shop late at night after a couple of glasses of wine!
Another addiction is checking the post. Even if I am not expecting anything I have a little flutter of excitement when the red van pulls into our lane. I like to savour opening a parcel to the point where I leave it on the side for a while and maybe finish my jobs or make myself a coffee so I can really enjoy the experience.
I don’t get out much!!
Well, this week was a little over the top with deliveries and below is the weeks haul. I would like to take this opportunity to say that a number of the items below are presents for other people and it is not the norm to spend so much money in one week.
From the top we have:
Saltwater clothing – I am very, very pleased that you can now buy saltwater clothing online. These were in the sale, I love a bargain.
Snowflake earrings by Yoola – Found this fabulous store on Etsy and enjoyed reading the blog advice on stretching your boundries re sales.
Moomin Mug – A replacement mug for my son as the original was broken. Bought from Cloudberry Living, one of my favourite sites for Scandinavian goods.
Fabric Rehab – Russian Doll And Toadstools Fabric from the best UK shop for cool fabrics.
Fabric Closet – Yet more fabric, in this case from Fabric Closet on Etsy.
ISAK Landsby Bread Board and Ittala Alto dish – Again from Cloudberry Living. I love the new ISAK range and each item comes in it’s own bag as an added bonus.