Saturday, December 31, 2011

December REWIND + Happy New Year!

Well it's been a bit of a funny first month of Summer here in Melbourne!!  As you can see above we've had just a glimpse of the hot weather, with blazers, pants and layering in the mix this December.


 Enjoy tonight's celebrations and see you in 2012 : )

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blue jean baby

Jeans and tee- Saba

It's rare that I am wearing a whole outfit from one store, but when I popped into Saba recently (wearing a dress) to try on RED jeans, I grabbed this tee to try on with them.  As it turns out the red were to big with no smaller sizes available and the sales assistant found the blue in the smaller size for me to try- well that was that- I bought the jeans and the tee!

I love the snakeskin print of this tee and those pretty flowers, I can't wait to try it with my red Zara skirt and make those little flowers really pop! 

p.s. I couldn't resist having a lie down on that very green grass!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Insta - Michelle : )

From my garden
Wrist candy & outfit details
Flowers for my girlfriends
My furry kid- Bumble Bee
Amazing sky on Christmas Day
New shoes from Zara
Oroton bag
A day out to the beach
A flight to Canberra and back
Red wine-mmmm
Inside the Saba change room
Visiting lights on Christmas Eve

Well I have finally got an iPhone, how awesome are they! But I guess you guys already knew that ; ) All these terrific apps to play with, maps, Facebook, Twitter, my blog- all at my fingertips, I cannot imagine what took me so long.

Instagram is one App I've now discovered, you can find me at @michellesstylefile, or HERE on webstagram, and HERE on INK361.  Would love for you to look me up.

I've added a new little thingy-me-bob over on the side column there called "Currently Reading".  I'm always on the hunt for a great book so would love to hear your recommendations.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas + Thank you!

Dress- French Connection
Necklace- Dotti

On a lovely Summer's afternoon Mum, my sister and I had afternoon tea on the front lawn, in the pleasant company of Oscar the cat.   I took waaaay to many pics of the flowers and Oscar- how could I resist : ) 

And now, a huge thank you to you all for joining me here on Michelle's Style File.  Since launching this blog in January this year I have been overwhelmed by your support and the amazing community that is the bloggesphere!  Be sure to stay tuned, I have lots of exciting things lined up for you in 2012...

And finally,
I wish you and your families a safe and very HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

p.s. Thanks to my sis Diana for the pics of me & loaning her cat for this post!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What to wear on a long-haul flight

Tee- Ojay
Jeans- Dotti
Boots- Aldo
Scarf- Witchery
Holiday time = travel!
We've all got the outfits planned for the destination, but what to wear for the hours stuck in that airplane seat getting there...

The balance of comfort and style is such a tricky one!
BUT I have found a the perfect piece...

This is a high quality garment that looks beautiful on, and looking a little smart is no doubt the key to score an upgrade.  Being 100% lightweight merino wool this wrap doesn't crease, is highly breathable, regulates temperature annnnd doesn't smell- a bonus if you are going to be wearing this for a solid 24 hours (or more).   I have other pieces from the Icebreaker range (see my review HERE), as do friends of mine and the word is you can wear them solidly for a month and STILL no smell- it's seriously impressive stuff. 

This wrap is so warm, cosy and comfortable.  It has a front button and a sash allowing it to be worn open, buttoned or tied.  These THREE ways, as seen on me above, enable it to move easily from a cosy blanket for the flight to a really lovely piece that is perfect to continue wearing throughout your travels.  I might add it has handy big pockets too.

So what about the rest of the outfit you say... here are my tips to be jet-set ready:
  • Jeggings or leggings to maintain the comfort factor, stretchy and nonrestrictive is the idea.
  • Add a singlet and oversize cotton tee (layers to take on and off will give you more options).
  • Wear a scarf instead of jewellery to add a bit of interest to your look without setting of those metal detectors, and a little extra warmth if needed.
  • Dark colours probably won't go astray either, just in case you upend your coffee... (or that could just be me, the most clumsy person ever!)
  • Comfy flats are key, don't forget your feet might well up a bit (mine do!) so cramming those babies into heels at the end of the flight is never going to work.
  • And a cosy pair of socks is nice to have for during the flight (NatureShop have a great range which are of course 100% wool.)
  • For the hair, try a messy bun and dry shampoo will be your best friend for a non-greasy do at the end of the trip.
  • Don't forget the sunnies to hide those tired travel eyes!

I should add that the NatureShop are proud to be carbon neutral and they have FREE delivery and returns, plus a whopping 365 day return policyNatureShop are also committed to growing their charitable donations program and support a number of charities.

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p.s. All pics by me at Melbourne Airport.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cathleen Jia for NYE

NYE is just one of those nights you need an amazing outfit- you will be welcoming in the first day of the new year after all, so why not with a bang!  Melbourne fashion label Cathleen Jia teamed up with and Michelle's Style File to bring you this New Year's Eve inspired shoot shot by photographer Kelly McMahon, with ME as the model : )

With the festive season upon us, if you are looking for the perfect dress to bring in the new year then check out Cathleen Jia's debut rage, Made For Romance, that is made to order for you! With a signature colour palette, you won't run the risk of showing up to a party and seeing someone in the same outfit!

Cathleen Jia's feminine and flirty designs are all hand-made in Melbourne by designer Cathleen Tan.  From the initial design phase, pattern making and sampling each Cathleen Jia design is made with love by Cathleen.  The stunning 100% silk dresses are detailed with lace and beading.  Inspired by the 1920's and 1940's, there is  a dress to suit every occasion and personality.

If you are looking for something special and unique make sure you check out Cathleen's beautiful Made For Romance collection.

For stock enquiries email Cathleen at

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Flat shoes!

Tee- Bonds
Pants- Zara
Shirt- DeFry

Yes, that is me Michelle of Michelle's Style File wearing flat shoes! Shocking I know ; )  But a necessity for a full day shopping out at Chadstone styling up three of my beautiful girlfriends.  We had such a ball and they were indeed laiden with bags by the end of the day- in fact we only left because the place shut!

And can I just say this stripey Bonds tee is one useful piece of kit! I wear it allll the time.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sleeveless denim

Wedges- Nine West
Shirt- Forever New
Clutch- Colette
Skirt- Dotti

After wearing my long sleeve denim shirts to death this Spring I was on the hunt for a sleeveless one- I was so pleased to find this one at Forever New, faded and with pretty pearl press stud buttons. Perfect! 

Hubby and I found this very cool wall in the back streets of South Melbourne when we were looking for a parking spot!  I love how it is so iconic Melbourne with the tram.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The ICONIC- wishlist (& winner!!)

Hi lovely people,

Today I wanted to tell you about THE ICONIC, one of Australian's newest and most exciting online destination for fashion and footwear.  Here's a little look at some of my favourite picks for Summer.  To help you indugle in the ultimate fashion fix they offer free express shipping on all purchases annnnd a 3-hour deliver time on purchases with the Sydney metro area!

Sign up to their newsletter today for $10 voucher.

It's is also time to announce the winner of the MELISSA AUSTRALIA SHOES giveaway! Drumrollllll:
Congratualtions to Sevan from 'Seven Autumn Leaves'.  I'll send you an email shortly : )

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Monday, December 12, 2011

A touch of GOLD

Heels- Robert Robert
Pants & Shirt- Zara
Blazer- Bardot

A few candid shots out in the city today, despite it being Summer here in Melbourne, the weather is still a bit mixed up so layering up with a blazer and scarf is just the thing.  These sweet little lockets a gifts I received as a kid.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Michelle's Style File is Steve's blogger!

Pants- Zara
Tee- Ojay

So folks, the news is in.... Michelle's Style File is THE WINNER of the Steve Madden Australia Sole Search competition and am now 'Steve's blogger' for the next 12 months! I am incredibly excited, this is such an amaaazing opportunity.

A huge THANK YOU all so much for your amaze-balls support, for putting up with my "like" requests, and of course for voting for me.  You guys are great!  Also, thank you to Steve Madden Australia for the great opportunity and I can't wait to show off your fabulous shoes over the next year : ) 

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