Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lookbookstore Haul and Review

 Hey everyone! :) About a week ago it was my birthday, so recently I've been adding a lot of goodies to my cart for a little to-me birthday haul haha. I did some hauls from Forever 21, Lulu's, Go Jane, and Dolly Girl Fashion, of which the first 3 are American websites and I used a mail forwarding service called Hop Shop Go to help ship them to a US address. I'll do a blog post on my birthday haul later, when all the items have shipped over and come into my grubby little hands :)

For now, Lookbookstore have kindly sponsored me a bunch of gorgeous pieces (just in time for my birthday!) which I've styled in the pictures below!

I was so excited when LookBookStore asked me to collaborate with them, because they used to be based on eBay and I had marked them as a 'favourite seller', getting email notifications every time they re-stocked! Everything they sell is so on-trend and at such affordable prices, and now that they've moved off eBay I was definitely keen to collaborate with one of my favourites stores!

'On trend sky blue' blazer: c/o LookBookStore (sold out)
Hearts cut-out skirt: c/o Awwdore (link here)
Lace bustier: Love Culture
Mint jelly watch: c/o Born Pretty Store (link here)

The first item from LookBookStore is this blazer I received a while ago, and posted pictures of in a previous outfit post here (http://www.metallicpaws.com/2013/12/birds-of-feather.html). Unfortunately it's sold out now, but there are definitely still a number of stylish blazers in lovely colours still available on LookBookStore here

This blazer really caught my eye with the lovely sky blue shade, and you know how much I adore pastels! I would say the fit is more of an oversized one, so I prefer wearing it open with the sleeves rolled up so it's stylishly loose without being daggy. It goes so well with complementing pastel colours and is definitely a go-to spring or summer piece.

And thanks to another favourite online store of mine- Awwdore.com, for this gorgeous PU heart cut-out skirt! Pleather is definitely not the fabric that comes to mind for such a sweet-looking skirt like this, but somehow it totally works against the tiny little heart cut outs. The skirt is adorable from afar, but up close you can really see the pretty intricate details.

mint jelly watch: c/o Born Pretty Store (link here)
Rose gold ring: ASOS
Rose gold 'Love' bracelet: Tobi.com
Necklace: Brandy Melville

Ok...let's admit it! With wearing watches becoming cool and trendy in the past year or so, how many of us have actually used it to tell the time? And not just part of our arm candy :) I wouldn't imagine using a Rolex for purely aesthetic purposes, but Born Pretty Store have a range of fashionable women's watch designs at really, really low prices...so you don't have to feel guilty about never really using a watch for its practical purpose! Haha I chose a soft jelly 'bracelet' watch which came in a range of pretty, pastel colours, and I chose one of my favourite shades- mint!

You can get a 10% discount from Born Pretty Store as well, by using this coupon: ISABELZC10. They ship worldwide too! :)

eyelet off-shoulder top: c/o LookBookStore (link here)
Coral scuba skirt: Nasty Gal
Shoes: Fashion Valet

The next item is this lovely white eyelet off-shoulder top from LookBookStore! Off-shoulder tops and dresses always have such a carefree, bohemian vibe to them that makes them perfect for a spring day. This top looks so cute both tucked in and out! I'd wear this tucked out over a cute summery pair of shorts, or tucked in a skater skirt like I have here.

Blue fluffy knit: c/o LookBookStore (sold out)
'Wander' studded shorts: c/o Batoko (http://www.batoko.com/collections/clothes-denim-shorts/products/wander-shorts)

It's such a bummer this super lovely fluffy knit from LookBookStore is sold out! I highly recommend it for the cooler seasons....the material is so soft and lovely and once again like my blazer above, it's in that super lovely light blue shade. The fit is baggy and oversized, so you can wear it off-shoulder for a sexy yet sweet look. This knit is the perfect cosy sweater to snuggle up in during a rainy day inside!

These shorts from Batoko are also gorgeous with the all-over studded detail, turning a boring pair of denim cut-offs into something glamorous, funky or edgy or however way you want to style them! :)

Black lace dress: c/o LookBookStore (link here)
Black box clutch: Choies

LookBookStore also have a great range of beautiful dresses for all occasions. A black lace one is always really versatile, and I definitely already have way too many sitting in my wardrobe haha. This one however was a bit different to what I already have, as the skirt part is skater-style rather than tight, making it more of a fun and comfortable fit. The only issue with this dress is that it is a bit short for me...I have to tug it down quite often. I stand at around 169-170cm or a little bit under 5'7, so the dress would work better if you are shorter than that :)

Angel wing back knit: c/o LookBookStore (link here)
Aztec shorts: Tobi.com
'Cielo' boots: Nasty Gal
Necklace: Valleygirl

This next item from LookBookStore definitely packs a punch from the back! :) I love how the front is a plain, cosy grey knit you can jazz up with some accessories, but in contrast the back is a statement in itself! My little sister saw this knit first online and loved it, so I'll probably hand this to her :) This knit is not as warm as the other light blue one I featured above, and is made of a thinner material, so it is more of an autumn or fall piece.

Sequin skirt c/o LookBookStore (currently sold out)
Top: Dolly Girl Fashion
Cuff: Colette Accessories
Clear clutch: Choies

So sorry to say this gorgeous little sequin number is sold out as well! Hopefully it will be re-stocked soon, I think it's quite popular :) This skirt is definitely an eye-catching piece, with not just the sparkles, but also the unique geometric patterns on it. The skirt is perfect for a night out with the girls, paired with metallic accessories to match.

Here I wore the skirt with a new top from Dolly Girl Fashion. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I did a haul from Dolly Girl Fashion as part of my birthday shopping spree! This top is part of that haul and I'll be blogging about it when all the birthday items I ordered have come in :)

So there you have it- all the items from my most recent package kindly sponsored by LookBookStore :) All the items I received were a success and I would definitely wear them, with the black dress being the only exception as I am probably too tall for it. Don't forget to check out LookBookStore for more cute, stylish stuff at great prices. They ship worldwide too for free! :)


  1. Must be the cooler rainy weather we've been having lately, but I really like both of the jumper outfits! The blue knit looks so great with the studded shorts, a nice mix of textures!
    That grey knit has such a great design on the back too :)

    Away From Blue

  2. ALL THOSE OUTFITS LOOK INCREDIBLE!! My favorites are the first and last!!! Ughh the lazer cut skirt and watch from the first one, and the top and skirt of the last one. Lovely items!!


  3. Love all your looks (especially the second last one)! ;)

  4. My fave outfit is the first one. I am so into pastel right now!

  5. so lovely! love the last outfit!


  6. I love your taste in fashion! The skirts and knit tops are really pretty! :)


  7. Absolutely loving these outfits! My favourite is the off shoulder top and that sparkly sequin skirt (need!) Love how you wore them too (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  8. I'm getting envious again over you clothing hauls. My favourite has to be the sequin Lookbook skirt & Dolly girl fashion top! They look amazing together on you! The white & gold is such a great combo, classy but pretty at the same time.
    Your wardrobe must be outta control with all your clothes! haha

    The Fashann Monster

  9. I love all of this! Lookbookstore has some really great pieces!


  10. I like all your outfits, gosh Izzy.. Or is it you just make everything look good? ;D HAHA
    I have come across the lookbook shop many times but haven't tried it out yet, I should!

  11. The 1st, 4th and last outfits are my favorite! The individual pieces look really nice and I love how you combined them too. :)

  12. Every outfit is amazing! the blazer & top in the first photo looks incredible!!


  13. I love these outfits!! Lookbookstore has great stuff!

    xo - Sheila

  14. ooh, i love that blue fluffy knit!!! looks soft and cozy.

    $600 SPRING Giveaway!

  15. Your outfits are so cute! Love the pops of lace.

  16. Omg I'm in love with your skirt on first and second pics. So lovely and gorgeous!!!

  17. Happy belated Birthday Izzy! I hope you had a lovely day :) All of the items you got here are so pretty! It's such a shame about the black dress though, I have the same problem being 5'7" myself, it's so annoying when you find a really nice dress but it's ruined by being too short. You could try it with a plain black tight skirt underneath though, for a sort of double layered/long peplum kind of effect? I've done that before with one I had, but mine was really, really short & looked much more like a top than a dress, so it worked pretty well. Or cut some of the length off & turn it into a peplum top, it's jersey so the edge can be unfinished without it fraying :)

  18. My favorite were definitely 1,2 and the last one. I think we the last one I would wear a top that covers up more since the skirt is the circle of attention in that outfit. Very cute!
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

  19. definitely a fan of all these outfits -- particularly love the wing back knit top and the metallic skirt! :)

    i.e.; Jessie

  20. Oooh, love that wing design on the sweater!
    These are all such cute outfits :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  21. All of these looks are gorgeous doll, love the heart skirt the most :))) Happy Birthday wishes to you, I hope you had a great time & all your wishes come true xx

  22. In love with the second and last outfits bb. The eyelet shoulder top is super adorable and I love how you styled the sequin skirt with a more girly top <3 Happy belated birthday to the sweetest and most gorgeous you :D




  23. Amazing gifts!! You are so lucky =)
    I love the blue blazer, the color is great!
    Big jumper and the last top are really cool stuff too


  24. Great looks, I love all those soft colors on you!
    And that grey sweater with wings is so rad!
    Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm following you! xo


  25. Adorable pairing!! the skirts are amazing :)


  26. All of these pairings are super adorable!
    I hope you have a very happy bday!
    Xo from nyc (via guayaquil, ecuador now on holiday!)

  27. All of these pairings are super adorable!
    I hope you have a very happy bday!
    Xo from nyc (via guayaquil, ecuador now on holiday!)


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