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There’s only a few days left of win­ter down here in Aus­tralia and I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring! If Melbourne’s weather is any­thing to go by the cooler weather will be stick­ing with us for quite a while, and although the cold and rain can be a total pain some­times, win­ter does have it perks — the fash­ion! I love lay­ers and cardi­gans and all things warm and cud­dly, so when Izabel Lon­don con­tacted me to col­lab­o­rate on a style post, I couldn’t wait to jump on board! They kindly offered to send me a few items to try and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the qual­ity of them. I hate the uncer­tainty that comes with shop­ping online — there’s no way to touch and feel the clothes before you buy them, so how are you sup­posed to know if they’re worth the money? I can tell you now that Izabel Lon­don is now book­marked and on my list for brands that I can trust.

Izabel Lon­don has just recently begun ship­ping to Aus­tralia which is great news for us fash­ion lovers down under. I found the web­site super easy to nav­i­gate and there is a huge col­lec­tion of items, includ­ing shoes. The prices are very afford­able, the clothes are fem­i­nine and flat­ter­ing and there’s a great range of styles from hot new trends to time­less basics to eclec­tic state­ment pieces. Con­sid­er­ing the ship­ping is only $4.99 in Aus­tralia (or free for orders over $60) I will def­i­nitely be mak­ing a return trip for some clas­sics like these Slim Fit Trousers and this Boat Neck Sun­dress, along with about 6 mil­lion other things (hel­looo, payday!)

Onto the lookbook…

 

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First out­fit I have today fea­tures this stun­ning Con­trast Knit­ted Cardi­gan ($59.99AUD) from Izabel Lon­don. It is super thick and (oh my god) com­fort­able and so much warmer than I thought it would be. I don’t need to wear a scarf because the col­lar fits snugly around my neck, keep­ing it toasty warm in the cold. This is def­i­nitely a qual­ity gar­ment; it’s been my favourite thing to wear ever since I tried it on. I paired this with some sim­ple black skinny jeans (Tren­ery) and lay­ered tops in black and white. I wanted to keep every­thing plain and sim­ple so the cardi­gan could steal the show (maybe that’s just an excuse for my addic­tion to black and white) and it’s def­i­nitely wor­thy of the attention.

My next item of cloth­ing is this Colour Block Dip Hem Vest (19.99AUD.) The black and white work per­fectly for mono­chrome colour-blocking and it’s also avail­able in turquoise and pas­tel pink if you want to bring some colour into your wardrobe (if you can’t tell, I love wear­ing black!) The top itself is made of a soft, strechy cot­ton and I love the chif­fon at the hem! I kept this nice and sim­ple with some leather-look leg­gings (Boohoo) and heeled boots (Famous Footwear) as we finally got some milder weather with the sun out. This could be worn alone or under a coat when Mel­bourne does it’s trade­mark back­flip and the sun disappears!

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These Tie-Front Harem Trousers (19.99AUD) are so com­fort­able. The fab­ric is soft and stretchy and falls in a slouchy fash­ion while the elas­ti­cated top cinches in your waist to accen­tu­ate your curves. They’re the per­fect pants to wear casu­ally or dressy, depend­ing on your style. These could be worn dressier with some strappy heels but for casual day-time wear I chose some chunky, fur-lined boots (Boohoo) and a tucked white 3/4 sleeve shirt (Supre $15AUD.) The mate­r­ial of these is soft and light­weight but holds a sur­pris­ing amount of warmth — between the pants and my heavy boots I was actu­ally a lit­tle too warm by the end of the day. I wore this out­fit out with a silky kimono to add some colour. (Not pic­tured, woopsies.)

Last, but cer­tainly not least, are these gor­geous Bohemian Tie Detail Trousers (29.99AUD.) Izabel Lon­don have a whole selec­tion of trousers sim­i­lar to these and in dif­fer­ent pat­terns and colours, but I loved the colour com­bi­na­tion of this pair! I orig­i­nally chose these because I thought they would be a fan­tas­tic pair to wear to fes­ti­vals while the weather is still quite cool, but they’re so com­fort­able and eye-catching that I like to wear these all the time when I’m out run­ning errands. They sit com­fort­ably mid-waist and have lit­tle ties at the bot­tom hem, allow­ing you to wear them two ways. Con­sid­er­ing that the fit of these is quite breezy and they’re unlined allow­ing your legs to breathe, I actu­ally haven’t felt the cold in these (go fig­ure.) I wore these here with a black crop top (Boohoo $8AUD) and a long­line black cardi­gan (Cot­ton On.) to let the colour­ful pat­tern of these pants do all the talking!

So just to recap: Awe­some, awe­some, awe­some, awe­some. Each of these items have wrig­gled their way into my daily wardrobe (and my heart *wipes tear*) and I’ll con­tinue to be able to wear them as the weather slowly thaws.

The items fea­tured in this post were gifted to me by Izabel Lon­don for my con­sid­er­a­tion, but that has in no way influ­enced my opin­ion of them or encour­aged me to talk them up — I’m gen­uinely impressed by the qual­ity and fit of all the items I received and will def­i­nitely be going back for more! You can check out some of their styles your­self at their web­site Izabel.com.

Let me know what you think of the clothes in the com­ments below! Have you pur­chased any­thing from Izabel Lon­don before? Were you super-duper impressed like I am?

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  • http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/ Tasha For­rest

    What lovely pieces of cloth­ing! Beau­ti­ful outfits!

    tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk

    • http://maklinamakeup.com Bambi Mak­lina

      Thanks Tasha! They really are so com­fort­able, and sur­pris­ingly versatile :-)

      Bambi xx