Friday, November 30, 2012

Misano shoes

Dress- Pea in a Pod (here)
Shirt- Marcs (similar here)
Sunnies- Sportsgirl (similar here)
Shanti sandals- thanks to Misano shoes
Cat necklace- random shop in Clifton Hill

I honestly thought I would fit into more pieces in my wardrobe, especially Summer dresses but the growing boob and stomach situation is surprisingly restrictive and I'm only just past half way! So with such a limited wardrobe, and not wanting to splash out on too much maternity wear this dress is a lifesaver, and I've dreamt up a squillion (make that about six) different ways I can wear it- there is no doubt I will get good value of this dress.

Last time worn plain with wedges and gold accessories, today I've added these gorgeous sparkly flat sandals from Misano shoes and layered a white shirt for a completely different look.  I'm sure I'll have another look to share with you in the coming months ; )

In good news for a pregnant folk Pea in a Pod has 25% off store wide this weekend!!

Finally, a huge THANK YOU to all of you my lovely readers, for all your kind words and best wishes about my recently announced pregnancy.


    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    ghd air- Review

    Check out the hairdryer I've been using.... (see first pic), it's actually a bit embarrassing that a 10 year old, $15 travel hairdryer is what I use.  I guess being someone who loves clothes and shoes, I tend to not pay much attention to hair and beauty.  Probably about time I started ; )

    Well, I must tell you this ghd air Professional Hairdryer is an absolute dream to use! Comfortable to hold and so powerful it dried my hair in 8 minutes flat.  There is three different heat settings: none, warm and super hot; there is also a cool button to set that style in place.  After blow drying my hair with the ghd air it felt fabulous- shiny, straight and no frizz.  I even wore it out for a couple of days and for those of you who have followed me for a while you'll know that it is indeed pretty rare for me to wear my hair out!  I think it is quite easy to say, my little travel hairdryer has indeed done it's dash : )
    The ghd air comes with 2 concentration nozzles, a very long and extremely handy 3 metre power cord and retails at $199.


    Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway.
    WIN a $299 voucher for interior design services thanks to Ethos Design!!


      Monday, November 26, 2012

      A stylish home for a stylish lady- GIVEAWAY

      I have something a little bit different for you today...I know this is fashion blog BUT a stylish women should have a stylish home too!

      Anna the Interior Designer behind Ethos Design recently approached me and offered to design a space in my own home- well given my recent news (see here), I thought what a perfect opportunity to get Anna's input on  revamping my study/spare room into a nursery.  Now, distance is not a problem- Anna and I communicated via email and Pinterest to come up with the final design.  The design kit also included a shopping list, paint colours and suggested layout.  Now I am looking forward to the fun art of actually putting the room together : )

      You can see parts from my lovely design kit above & I can't wait to show you the final product!!

      NOW... to the best bit.
      Ethos Design is offering one of you a
      $299 voucher
      to make use of Anna's design services in any part of your home!!

      TO ENTER:
      1. Follow Ethos Deisgn on Facebook here
      2. Sign up to the Ethos Design newsletter here
      3. Leave a comment below with your email.

      Open to Australian and US residents, giveaway closes 5pm AEST 2 December 2012.


      Saturday, November 24, 2012

      MyNetSale is Australia’s only current season daily style destination with up to 80% off European designers and luxury international brands. With daily 72-hour flash sales, members will find the brands they love and discover others they will learn to love!

      There are some amazing designer brand sales coming up soon including J Brand jeans, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.  Membership to is free and there is no shipping fee for your first order.

      Don't forget to check out their current Celine Luggage Tote contest. 
      Click HERE to find out how to enter.


      Tuesday, November 20, 2012

      BIG news!

      Dress- Pea in a pod (similar non maternity here)
      Cuff- thanks to Samantha Wills
      Sunnies- Rayban (here)
      Wedges- Nine West 

      I am so excited to be finally sharing this news with you...
      I'M PREGNANT!!!

      In fact I am now 21 weeks pregnant, so past the half-way mark with bub due to arrive on 1 April 2013- yes my baby will indeed be an April Fool ; )

      I've kept it quiet for the last couple of months as we still had some family we wanted to tell in person.  And NOW I can also finally I can also explain why I was MIA throughout July/August/Sept- first trimester was a little rough with me turning an unpleasant shade of green and transforming into the amazing vomit girl.  Not fun- really not fun!  Thank you all for your patience with me during that time.  Now I am thankfully feeling great, loving my new and completely different figure and so incredibly excited about our impending arrival!!  

      So what now for Michelle's Style File you ask?  Well, I won't be turning all mummy blogger on you, but you can expect to me to continue sharing my outfits- baby bump and all : )

      This dress is one of three maternity pieces I have bought- yep that it is (thus far). This dress, a black pencil skirt for work and black Mavi jeans which will hopefully take me from work to play.  Three items I think I will be able to get great value for money for over the next few months!  Two more items I must track down quick smart is an outfit for my sisters picnic wedding in 2.5 weeks and some more respectable swimming togs.  Any suggestions are very welcome!!


      Sunday, November 18, 2012

      Anyone for chocolate? GIVEAWAY

      Have you ever discovered something wonderful and new? For me it has to be that ultimate pair of high heels  <sigh>.  You know that excitement you get when you find it something you instantly love and have to have!!

      Today I have something new and rather wonderful to share with you that I have recently discovered....
      chocolate....not just any chocolate but Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse raspberry chocolate.  Smooth, creamy milk chocolate  filled with soft, melt in your mouth mousse and gooey raspberry coulis.   Not too sweet or rich- but just lovely! In fact my husband and I (okay, largely me- it really was too good to share) polished off the whole block in an evening.  That would be why Cadbury only sent me ONE block ; )

      Anyone tempted?

      WIN one of 4 blocks of chocolate 
      just leave a comment with your email below

      Giveaway closes on 25 November and is only open to Australian residents.
      Giveaway now closed- thank you.


      Wednesday, November 14, 2012


      Dress- thanks to Junk Clothing
      Cuffs- Asos (here)
      Sunnies- Rayban (here)

      Finally a warm Spring-like weekend in Melbourne! Hip hooray!! And finally a chance to wear this flowy maxi dress and these fabulous sandals.  Hopefully there will more warm weather to come so I can wear more Summery dresses like this one from Garage.

      DON'T FORGET- there is still time to enter my giveaway.
      WIN a $50 from Rock Indigo boutique.
      Click here to enter.


      Monday, November 12, 2012


      Fresita, which actually means "strawberries" in Spanish is a Chilean sparkling wine infused with strawberries.   Sounds pretty fabulous doesn't it- and I can tell you it is!  Slightly sweet, beautifully bubbly and you really can taste the strawberries. YUM!!  Served chilled it really is absolutely the perfect drink for Summer months, and such a festive colour too!

      There are plenty of cocktail ideas on the Fresita website too.
      And of course- please drink responsibly : )

      DON'T FORGET- there is still time to enter my giveaway.
      WIN a $50 from Rock Indigo boutique.
      Click here to enter.


      Friday, November 9, 2012

      International GIVEAWAY- Rock Indigo

      Realove heels- thanks to Steve Madden
      Ring- thanks to Samantha Wills
      Watch- Swatch (similar)

      How gorgeous is this dress, new in from Rock Indigo boutique and SO perfect for Spring!  I love how Rock Indigo have managed to mix modern style with a vintage touch- they source all over the world to bring you the best of indie and vintage inspired dresses, clothing and accessories.  The Emily and Fin dresses (like the one I'm wearing) have to be my absolute favs!

      Rock Indigo are all about making fashion personable, fun and affordable. 


      TO ENTER:
      1. Follow Rock Indigo on Bloglovin
      2. Follow Rock Indigo on Facebook
      3. Leave a comment with your favourite item from the shop & your email

      This giveaway closes at 5pm on 18 November and is open worldwide.
      Good luck!!

      This giveaway is now closed- thank you.
      Winner annouced on the Rock Indigo blog.


      Monday, November 5, 2012

      Daniel Wellington

      Classic Sheffield watch- thanks to Daniel Wellington
      Padlock Bowlers Tote- thanks to Wayne by Wayne Cooper (Myer)
      Skull cuff- thanks to The Darkhorse
      Boots- Joanne Mercer (similar)
      Jeans- Zara (similar)
      Shirt- Zara (similar)

      Well the weather in Melbourne can still be a bit cool, so rugging up in this lovely grey woolen cardigan by Icebreaker really was a must! Made of superfine merino wool it's a wardrobe staple that will work all year round, match virtually anything and is perfect for layering.  

      This watch is another wardrobe, or rather accessory staple piece- the black leather band, rose gold details and minimalistic design make for a beautiful watch don't you think.  Classic and timeless!  Daniel Wellington are kindly offering my readers 15% off if you use the code "michelle".

      DON'T FORGET- there is still time to enter my GIVEAWAY.
      WIN this beautiful jewellery from Angelique.