Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Once upon a time...

...when I was about 5 years old I had a very pretty fuschia pink, polka dot, halter neck swimsuit with a little ruffle on the hips. When I wore it I felt like the prettiest little princess in the swimming pool. I wish I had a photo to show you (because I'm sure I was very cute of course) but no-one knows where the family albums might be...

I started on my old lady reminiscing about my beautiful togs when I saw the Orla Kiely Spring\Summer Collection.



I sighed a happy little sigh when I saw these swimsuits. They embody the pretty, carefree happiness of summer perfectly. However the old lady crazy doesn't go as far as thinking I could actually wear a ruffley swimsuit at my age (and size) - these are strictly for tall, slim fresh skinned teenagers. But thats ok - for once I will accept my limitations and turn my eyes to the rest of the collection. I could totally wear any of these fully clothed outfits and still feel the carefree joy that comes with summer (and owning an Orla Kiely wardrobe.)





And I'm dreaming of this bag for short weekends away....

And this pretty red one for every day use...

I can almost smell the summer....

7 comments:

lovelydisco said...

I heart Orla Kiely so much.

Arsheen said...

love the 60s type school-going clothes. so summery

Glendy said...

This is gorgeous, hmmm I guess I have found some inspiration for spring ;)

Much love,
Glendy

chicknamedhermia said...

I loooooooove the Orla Kiely collection ...mmmmmmmmm

Lauren K said...

I could drain my back account on her products. Love them all!

Whim said...

I'm in love with the frilly swim wear.

ChikitaRosemarie said...

i love those 60's inspired swimsuit.. x(

too bad they're a bit hard to find nowadays.. people tend to go with bikinis..