Monday, 6 July 2015

Comfortable Winter SAHM Style and Izabel London Review

Two casual and comfortable outfits for days with baby, featuring two new items that were given to me by Izabel London in return for showcasing them on the blog. I thought I'd include a review too, if you have been considering purchasing from them.

What I wore:

Away From Blue Aztec print maxi skirt grey tee red Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag

Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red
Jacket: Cotton On black knit wrap cardigan
NecklaceRoie Designs feather, quartz and love charm long necklace
TopAsos new forever grey tee
Skirt: Izabel London Aztec print maxi skirt (new, C/O)
Shoes: Asos airtime leather Chelsea boots in tan (new purchase)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag in fire engine red (new purchase, on sale in black and studded version on sale too)

Why I wore it:

I was intending to add a scarf to this outfit for some more colour, but baby T was being cranky that morning so I forgot all about it and went out the door without one. At least there was a little bit of colour with the bag, and all I was doing was going to the doctors with baby and getting groceries so I didn't have to be over-accessorised for errands.

This skirt is one of the items I got from Izabel. It is so comfortable! I was a little unsure about ordering a maxi skirt from a new brand I'd never tried before, as I almost always have to have maxi lengths taken up at the tailor. Petite problems! This skirt has a fold-over waist detail though, so you can adjust the length to suit. I'm 5"2, and the skirt is the perfect length with the waist folded over all the way. It doesn't look bulky around the waist even with the top section folded down.

This cardigan I dug out of my wardrobe after getting rid of the other black cardigan I have. No need to have two black cardigans if I only love one of them. It was the perfect piece to keep me cosy and warm, and I'm glad I wore it because baby T was unwell and this cardigan was easily washed when we got home, unlike the leather jacket I wore last time.....


Last worn: black cardigan, grey tee. First time I've worn the skirt, bag and boots as they are all recent wardrobe additions. I bought a lot in June!

Other ways to wear: black cardigan with jeans, grey tee in the third trimester.









What I wore:

SAHM outfit to date night outfit skinny jeans boots wool stripe cardigan

Away From Blue | Balenciaga flat clutch SGH in 2010 Sang
NecklaceTai gold alphabet necklace layered with thrifted pearl and heart long necklace
Tee: Zalora Basics maroon stepped t-shirt (new purchase)
JeansJeanswest Bindi skinny 7/8 jeans in indigo luxe
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots
BagBalenciaga flat clutch SGH in 2010 Sang

Why I wore it:

This cardigan is the best cardigan I have ever worn. I was showing hubby the new things I'd got and tried to explain to him just how awesome this cardigan is. It's part wool, so just as cosy and comfortable as a bathrobe, exactly what you need in winter.

This was the perfect outfit for a day at home as hubby helped a friend move, and then an evening out. We were overdue a date night, it's been quite a while since the last one! I just took my things out of the baby bag and put them into the clutch for our dinner/movie date, as well as adding the dangly necklace. I like a 'SAHM uniform' that can be dressed up for date night just be adding some accessories.

Izabel London Review


This was my first time visiting and ordering from Izabel London, so I thought I'd put a review together. (The company did not ask for this, this is just my thoughts). The big thing I like about their site is the fact that they share detailed measurements of the item and the model (like on the page for my waterfall cardigan). However, it's not on all items on their site so maybe it's a new thing they are rolling out. I was looking at some tunics but not all of them had the length listed so I didn't feel confident comparing them and decided to look at the other items instead, as I didn't want something too short. I'm pleased with the two things I did get though.
The customer service at is great - I've been dealing with Sohny and I've always gotten quick responses to emails and we have regularly kept in touch over the ordering process.
The shipping to Australia is good. It took 8 working days to arrive, so just under 2 weeks, and quicker than the estimated 10 working days specified on their website. I'd say it's similar to Asos standard shipping to Australia. They have an Australian returns address if you've ordered something that doesn't work out too. I didn't have to use it though, as I liked what I got style and fit-wise.
Sizing is comparable to Australian sizing, I ordered my standard Australian size and everything fit like I expected.

Overall, I'd recommend Izabel London. I think the products are great quality for the price, and I'm really happy with what I got. Plus if you're a fellow Aussie, a lot of their winter stock is on sale at the moment....I might be doing #noBuyJuly15 but there's no reason you can't have a browse. They ship worldwide too!


Last worn: skinny jeans, black ankle boots, Balenciaga clutchFirst time I've worn the tee and the cardigan as they are recent wardrobe additions.

Other ways to wear: print mixing with skinny jeans, black ankle boots with a maxi dress, Balenciaga clutch with a printed maxi dress in summer.






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54 comments:

  1. your style is always so cute! love these fun festive looks!
    kelseybang.com

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  2. What an awesome cardigan, I can see why you love it! It makes for a really striking and funky outfit with high comfort factor, what a win. I'm now off to check out the Izabel London site . . . for August, of course ;)

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    1. Of course! Sticking to #noBuyJuly! ;) As difficult as it is....I think I got off easy as I bought so much in June I'm not going to feel the urge for new things too much!

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  3. Looking lovely my darling! ❤️
    I love the touch of read in both looks xxx
    www.travelera.es

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  4. I love the first look! I love the maxi skirt!! And i really love the cardigan in your second look!!

    Florals&Smiles

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  5. I've not heard of Izabel London but love both pieces you got! That cardigan is fabulous! You look so chic and cozy in both outfits!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. I hadn't heard of them before either so was pleased to get to try them out and find out more about them! :)

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  6. love the cardigan! so beautiful! i'll check it out!
    both pieces are amazing! so stylish!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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    1. I highly recommend it! So cosy!

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  7. Both so cute! My favorite is the second one!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  8. Your outfit looks so comfy indeed. Love the color palette. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  9. Both outfits are great! I love your pops of colour with the purses.

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  10. That second cardi is amazing ! how very kind of them to let you try their products.

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    1. It was very generous indeed! :)

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  11. Gorgeous! That jacket in the second look is beautiful, I need one haha :)

    RedLip&Love

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  12. Um that cardigan!!!! I need that in my life! So hard to think of comfy sweaters when my makeup is literally melting off my face as I walk to the car. But hey, it will be here before I know it. Our warm weather never lasts long enough. (; I love learning about little companies! Thanks for this review Mica!

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    1. It would be perfect for your cooler weather! It is seriously so cosy! :) Glad you enjoyed the review <3

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  13. The little bag does it!

    I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

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  14. What a lovely skirt. I also love the print too. These pieces are great and totally gorgeous. /Madison
    Matcha Summer Treat

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  15. Ooh, I love that jacket!! It looks so warm and cozy!!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  16. Yayy.. Mica, I love that rebecca minkoff bag from your first outfit! My eyes was stuck looking at it hihi, I just think it's cute.

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSAys.com

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    1. Thanks! It's a new purchase, I like the colour! :)

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  17. You always have the best bags and I love that waterfall cardigan!! I want one life that for the winter but for now I'm enjoying our summertime:-)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. It would be perfect for winter!

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  18. Izabel London sounds nice. I love that Aztec skirt on you Mica. Love the soft waves in your hair. Very pretty.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! My hair's going through a bit of an awkward phase, but I did have a good hair day that day! :)

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  19. I am pretty obsessed with that jacket! My jaw dropped when I scrolled and saw it on you because it's so beautiful! I'm glad it is just as beautiful and comfy in real life as it looks in these photos! Carylee | more pieces of me

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    1. It is definitely comfortable, perfect for our current winter temps! :)

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  20. These two outfits are some of my new favorites! I especially LOVE the first one, so pretty!

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  21. i live in oversized cardigans when it's chilly out and love the one in your second look!

    cute & little

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  22. Great SAHM Winter style. I love the maxi skirt, cardigan coat sweater, the red purse and that fun little feather necklace. Hope baby T is doing well. Is he walking yet?

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    1. He is doing well thank you! He's been walking for a while, he gets into everything, haha. Such a curious baby! :)

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  23. I'm so glad you got the maxi skirt because it looks great on you! The cardigan, too, sounds like a dream! Loving your purse in the second outfit!

    May • THE MAYDEN

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  24. That cardigan is amazing! Just the right thing to have during the winter whether you are cozying up on the couch or heading out!

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    1. It is! The best SAHM piece for winter I think! :)

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  25. I really like both looks, the cozy cardigan and the pretty maxi skirt, the pop of red in each looks perfect!!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  26. Both outfits are so lovely, and the pops of red are fabulous! Glad to see you are happy and cozy, dear Mica...
    xoxo
    - Irina

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  27. Comfy looks are the best! I especially love how you styled the second one! Great job, my dear :)

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the second outfit a lot! The maxi skirt works perfectly for running errands. I am 5'3" and I know how hard it is to find a maxi skirt that does not sweep the floor when I walk. I have to check out this brand Izabel. Thanks for sharing Mica!

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    1. Definitely worth checking out the maxi skirt - the fold over is such a great idea, it's easy to adjust the length :)

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  29. I understand your petite problem exactly. At an inch shorter than you I struggle to find maxi skirts that fit. Funnily enough, I also recently bought a maxi skirt with a fold over waist! There must be something in the air. And that cardigan/almost a jacket is a beauty. Looks stunning paired with the red.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha maybe companies are listening to the petite shoppers and making things that are easily adjustable without needing tailoring! It's the first skirt I've got with a foldover waist and I'm really liking it! :)

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  30. Haha, yea the jeans are at least 2 years old, maybe 3? You could try eBay, the fit is 'shya' if I recall correctly

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    1. Thank you! You are so kind! I will try ebay! :)

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  31. Look with red details is absolutely perfect!

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  32. Oh my gosh, I'm SO in love with your second outfit. It's one of my fave outfits of yours.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! One of my recent favourites too, just so simple and fuss free.

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  33. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  34. That cardigan does look ridiculously cozy, and I love the black and white print. Glad the maxi worked out as well - it's always a win when you don't have to get something hemmed!
    Chic on the Cheap

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