Orla Kiely stoles back in stock at Uniqlo

It was one of the most sort after collections on the High Street last year, and the great news is that Uniqlo’s fab Orla Kiely scarves are now back in stock…at least they are for now. A massive sell out last time around, the scarves/stoles featured Orla’s unique, vintage style prints but at amazing Uniqlo prices.

The Uniqlo/Orla Kiely collaboration is quite simply splendid. The Irish-born designer already has a huge following, with the Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton amongst her fans, and yet Uniqlo was able to offer the fantastic style and prints at amazing High Street prices. The stoles were amongst the most popular items, proving perfect to be layered over the Heatech long-sleeved t-shirts that were also in the collection. And now they’re back, ready to be a sell out all over again!

Uniqlo WOMEN O.Kiely Stole 75 PURPLE £9.90 click to visit Uniqlo

Uniqlo WOMEN O.Kiely Stole 03 GRAY £9.90 click to visit Uniqlo

Uniqlo WOMEN O.Kiely Stole 35 BROWN £9.90 click to visit Uniqlo

Wear them layered over…

WOMEN O.Kiely Graphic HEATTECH Crew Neck T (Long Sleeve)D £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN O.Kiely Graphic HEATTECH Crew Neck T (Long Sleeve)B £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN O.Kiely Graphic HEATTECH Crew Neck T (Long Sleeve)A £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN O.Kiely Graphic HEATTECH Crew Neck T (Long Sleeve)A £12.90

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Celeb style update featuring Whitney Port, Pippa Middleton and Tulisa

I thought I’d end the month with a few more obtainable styles from some fashionable celebrities. This seems to have been a bumper month for celebs hitting the same shops and websites as you and me. From Lana del Rey wearing River Island as she wowed the crowd at Lovebox, to Whitney Port looking just beautiful in French Connection in a series of press shots, the stars are showing that there is nothing more glamorous than looking a million dollars when you haven’t even spent a million cents.

Other stars to grace the high street include TOWIE girl Jess Wright in Gorgeous Couture, Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley in yet another fabulous AX Paris maxi dress, and almost royal Pippa Middleton in a gorgeous striped cardigan from Orla Kiely.

Whitney Port in French Connection


Sunspark Tunic Top £200.00 

Lana Del Rey wears River Island



Pippa Middleton wears Orla Kiely

Macrame Jacket £265.00 £132.50 

Tulisa in Miss Selfridge

Cream Icon Vest Price: £24.00 

Catherine Tyldesley in AX Paris

V Neck Maxi Dress 

Jess Wright in Gorgeous Couture

The Izabel dress £135 

Jessie J in Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s from Office


Kate Middleton’s 1950s styling

The public engagements are coming in thick and fast for the Duchess of Cambridge right now. The end of last week saw two more appearances, with Kate visiting the Dulwich gallery,and then inspecting the Irish Guards on St Patrick’s Day. And I noticed that  on these two occasions, Kate was styled in a way that evoked images of the New Look looking distinctly 1950s. Is Kate now taking her sartorial cues from Grace Kelly?

At the Dulwich Gallery Kate wore another dress from Orla Kiely. This was a dark grey wool dress with pretty black applique flower detailing on the neckline. In terms of styling this was pure 50s, nipped in waist, full skirt and a small tie front belt. The accesories were kept simple, and the hair loose and flowing. Kate is becoming well known as the Duchess of Dresses, seeming to prefer to wear a dress rather than traditional suits worn by Royal ladies.

On Saturday Kate paid tribute to the Irish guards by wearing a gorgeous bottle green coat by Emilia Wickstead, along with a small hat from Lock and Co.  Again, the silhouette was very similar, waist nipped in with a thin belt, full skirt on the coat, and simple accessories. I loved the shamrock brooch that she wore on her lapel, this once belonged to the Queen Mother.

I love the 1950s silhouettes. They are supremely elegant and also very ladylike, just right for a Duchess. And this season they are also popular on the High Street. One of Kate’s favourite High Street stores, Reiss, has a great selection of beautiful 1950s style dresses.

Get the Look – The 1950s






And in more  Reiss News…

Today Kate visited The Treehouse hospice in Ipswich in a very royal blue dress that was another piece from the Reiss archive. The Trina dress was from 2008, and was actually also a piece from the Middleton archive, as mom Carol had worn this on a visit to Ascot in 2010. Kate styled the dress by adding a black belt which slightly changed the look. I can’t be the only person thinking Reiss should introduce a capsule Duchess collection that revisits the designs that have been worn by Kate. That would be a smash hit collection.