Monday, January 30, 2012

A day in Torquay

Shirt - Portmans
Shorts- Marcs

January has become the month of wonderful getaways and day trips.  On Saturday we hit the road and headed out of Melbourne and to Torquay for the day- about a 1 hour drive.  After a delightful lunch (of cake) we went to Back Beach and straight in to the surf with the boogie board.  The beach was soooo busy but it was still wonderful- the ocean really is good for the soul.  
Such a great day!

Loving the cheeky back of this shirt : )

Friday, January 27, 2012

Easy stripes

Samantha Willis cuff won from What Would Karl Do
Shirt- Forever New
Necklace- Colette

Summer has finally arrived in Melbourne and it is glorious- an entire week of gorgeous sunny weather- Hooray!!! 

Just before these pics I had a massage, so please don't be surprised if you can spot towel imprinted onto my forehead ; )  By the way if any of you Melbourne locals are looking for an amazing masseuse I can highly recommend Winsome from Armadale Remedial Massage.

You can see the last time I wore this dress HERE.

p.s. Check out my feature over at Betts Shoes: 5 Ways to Wear!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A day in the Yarra Valley

Top, Earrings & Sunnies- Sportsgirl
Jeans- Saba

On Sunday husband and I took a day trip out to the Yarra Vally, one of Melbourne's wine regions for the most beautiful looong lunch at Train Trak vineyard where these pics were taken.  We had such a nice time and couldn't imagine why we haven't done it more often! There is no doubt we'll be back there again very soon for another long lunch and to suss out another winery!

I recommend checking out this website for more info on the beautiful Yarra Valley. And also recommend first time visitors join a winery tour-  

On another note I have only recently discovered Saba denim and I LOVE it.  The perfect amount of stretch and amazing fit, I can see me adding a few more to my collection.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Emu's on the run!
Dress- Zara (similar HERE)

Last weekend hubby and I departed Melbourne and headed bush into outback NSW to visit one of my very dear girlfriends and her hubby on their farm.  And I'm not talking a hobby farm here either, it's huuuge! After 6 hours of driving, and with a bit more to go, we stopped and took my pics in the very middle of the highway without another car in sight.

We had such an awesome weekend away filled with good fun and great food!! I even tried water skiing for the first time which is THE BEST- check out some crazy faces and epic crashes on my Facebook page.

Now you might say I'm a bit dressed up for a road tip but seriously this maxi dress was the perfect thing to wear, so comfy just like a giant mu mu!!

p.s.  Please excuse my rather crinkled dress, that's what you get for sitting in a car for so long ; )

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Skirt- Arabella Ramsay
Shirt- Sportsgirl
Necklace- Forever New

I made a conscious decision to include more skirts in my life and when I found this one at Australian fashion label Arabella Ramsay in High St, Armadale I fell in love. Cute is the word for it, with little turquoise and pink flowers...really, just cute!
Super short though, would NOT want to wear this on a windy day ; )

Wore this on a stinking hot day in Melbourne so following the morning at the beach, the next stop was the movies to escape the afternoon heat.  If you follow me on Instagram you would've seen  my visit to the beach and a sneak peak of this look- you can find me at @MichellesStyleFile.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

One night in Hong Kong

Heels- JLH for Siren
Necklace- Sportsgirl
Bracelet- Saba

Nope, I am not in Hong Kong, but "One night in HK" is indeed the name of this fabulous playsuit.
I've never ever worn a playsuit before but I absolutely LOVE this amazing royal blue silk number from Vamastyle!  Perfect day or night this playsuit is the perfect addition to my Summer wardrobe!  On this evening I wore it with matching nails, fluro heels and gunmetal jewellery for dinner out with my hubby.

Love this? Well be sure to check out the last time I wore Vamastyle- HERE .



Thursday, January 12, 2012


Necklace- Forever New
Pants- Country Road
Bracelet- Uumi

There has been a whole lot of colour happening on this blog of late, so a really simple look today, cream and black with pops of blue and turquoise.  This post is my first representing Steve Madden Australia as their official blogger! So exciting and LOVE their shoes.

There is still time to enter my current giveaway- the most beautiful silk shirt and skirt from Vamastyle!

CLICK HERE to enter.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vamastyle Giveaway!!

Necklace & ring- Swarovski 

I am completely obsessed with up and coming fashion label Vamastyle, so I am so excited to bring you this giveaway!   Designer & Vama Creative Director Kaitie Manani says the Vamastyle collection is inspired by endless Summer holidays and her love for all things bright and colourful.  Each garment is lovingly designed using stunning colours, eye catching prints and feminine detailing in the highest quality cotton and silk fabrics.

My outfit as pictured above
(Flirt skit in Miss Pretty and Big Nihon cami top in Chalk- both 100% silk)

(you must complete all 3 steps)
1. LIKE Vamastyle on Facebook, OR sign up to their newsletter HERE 

2. LIKE Michelle's Style File on Facebook

3. LEAVE a comment telling me WHY YOU LOVE SUMMER
include your email address so I may contact you if you win.


WINNER: Krissie of thecriminallyexpensive

p.s. I encourage you to check out the Vamastyle online store, I know you will fall in love with the Vamastyle collection.  I should add there is an AMAZING SALE on and FREE SHIPPING for the rest of January, annnnd each purchase comes with a free canvas tote bag! 
p.p.s.  The skirt and top are available in sizes S (8-10) & M (12-14).  

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Superstar ★

Sunnies- Sportsgirl

Super hot in Melbourne on the weekend so this nice and cool, cute as pie Summer dress from Beginning Boutique was just the thing, girl-i-fied to the max with pops of pink (or should this fashionista say fuchsia ; )  

Now, all aboard for a visit to the ice cream shop!! 
Hope you have been keeping cool.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Summer boots + 1 year on

Tee- Saba
Skirt- Zara
Boots- Aldo
Necklace- Target

Patchy sunlight was the forecast and it was one of those precious sunny patches where I grabbed these snaps.  Hubby and I took our car in for its service a few days ago and for the couple hours we had to wait until it was ready we grabbed the courtesy car and headed to Port Phillip Bay, just near Brighton for a picnic with a Cherry-ripe to finish.  A lovely way to while away the time.

On another note it is now the ONE YEAR 'blog-iversary' of Michelle's Style File
THANK YOU all so much for reading, supporting, tweeting, and facebook-ing me.  It means so much to me and you inspire me every day.  The last year has been such an adventure and I know 2012 will be too!


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