I posted on here like a week ago about my first maternity clothing order to Isabella Oliver and promised an update - so here goes!
Being a second time mom with a job where appearance/clothing on the job are definitely of importance, I decided that this pregnancy that I would invest more in some good pieces for work so that I look put together and professional. Thanks to one of the posters on here (nycteach I think) guided me toward Isabella Oliver (online maternity clothes site). I must have spent hours pouring over the items deciding what to order.
I ended up ordering the Tailored Trouser, the 2-in-1 Billow Top and the Pencil Skirt. Overall I'm very happy with the quality, especially considering the price vs. Pea in the Pod.
The trousers were $159 and I can imagine wearing them 2x per week from now until well after the baby comes, about 2-3 bucks per wear (I'm one of those people who looks pregnant for about 3 months after the baby - so maternity clothes don't go away for a WHILE in my world). They are PERFECT for work. The panel is made of the softest fabric and the construction is really nice. Yes, there are a couple of things that are not perfect about the pants, but really - they are things I can live with (I don't LOVE the belt loops - but they can be hidden by rolling down the panel and the pockets sort of show through, but I can fix that). I've tried so many maternity pants and honestly these are GREAT and comfortable.
The other two items I am going to exchange for other things. The skirt is way too tight and even if I got my size I don't think it would be all that great. It doesn't have a panel, and I'm a panel kind of girl. And, the top just doesn't lay the way I'd like it to - quality fabric, comfy, just one of those items I'll fidget in all day - so it's going back.
I really wish they had a store b/c I would love to try on just about everything in their catalog!!!
I'm still waiting on the Swing Cardi and my exchange items which will be the White Tie Front Blouse, the Midi Pencil Skirt and the Ruched Tank. I CAN'T WAIT to see them!!!
I'll post another update when those items arrive