Monday, December 31, 2012

Stripes again!

Dress- Pea in a Pod
Top- thanks to Junk Clothing
Shoes- Witchery
Necklace- Dotti 
Watch- Swatch
Sunglasses- Sportsgirl

Yep, you've seen this dress before HERE and HERE, and now I have a third look for you.  Nothing in my wardrobe fits anymore : (  and without wanting to splash out on too much maternity fashion it's been time to get creative with the few pieces I did buy- this lovely comfy and versatile dress being one of them.  Layered here with a pretty floral shirt and and my new flats from Witchery- LOVE these! I'm afraid to say you'll be seeing my in flats a bit more often this Summer : )

I've just realised I wear glasses in nearly every post, hope you don't mind- it is Summer after all ; )

Hope you all enjoy the last day of 2012 and your New Years celebrations!!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Sunset with my bump

Dress- Sportsgirl (similar here)
Shirt- De Fry (similar here and here)
Necklace- Diva (similar here)
Witchery heels- thanks to Westfield (now on sale!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I had a pretty quiet day as my husband had to work : ( but we did travel up to Canberra the weekend before where we had our family Christmas's and lots of quality time with our families.  

Guess what.... we got a pram, hip hooray!  Thank you to all those who gave me your recommendations, it was very much appreciated.  We ended up going with the Bugaboo Bee, which is probably the only pram I found that actually fit in the boot of our compact car.  It was 20% off at David Jones so on Boxing Day I went on a mission- somehow I walked straight past the 50% off Oroton and  30% off shoes to order the pram and went straight home.  Very restrained I know ; )  Mind you the crowds in the city were pretty nuts I don't think I couldn't tolerated it much longer.

These pics are actually in the middle of November (21 weeks pregnant), when my husband and I visited our friends in country New South Wales, on the way there we simply had to stop to watch the sun slip over the horizon- and of course make the most of the photo opportunity (as bloggers do).  Apologies for the overdose of bump pics here!! I'll try not to do that too much over the coming months  ; )


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Love of Eos

August St shirt- thanks to Love of Eos
Jeans- thanks to Me I Am by Mela Purdie
Heels- thanks to Steve Madden
Necklace- My Name Necklace
Watch- Swatch (similar)

A quick trip to the city for a Sunday afternoon massage for my husband and I, a relaxed decaf cappuccino, a look at the Christmas festivities around the city and perhaps, okay yes I did, buy some baby clothes.  Seriously who can resist those cute little outfits!!  And they are far less confusing than prams and baby seats ; )  I didn't get too carried away- just a couple of basics...for now : )

I loved the fresh print of this shirt from Love of Eos so bravely kept my look light with white jeans (last seen here) which made it through the day unstained- always a small miracle.  These aren't maternity jeans so I'm using one of those handy little button extender gadgets.

And finally, thank you all for all your wonderful comments and support throughout the year, it means the world to me!

Merry Christmas!!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012


Who doesn't love a massage!  And when you get $85 value for $39 who could resist!!  So I bought TWO one hour massages, one for me, and one for my husband.
A saving of $92 thanks to Groupon : )

The massage was at Izumi Japanese Massage which I though would be a nice trip down memory lane from our trip to Japan earlier this year.  I must admit it look me a couple of months to get the exact time and date that suited me so I encourage you to book early, as soon as you receive your voucher.

    My husband really enjoyed his massage, however because I was 5 months pregnant (and due to 'safety reasons') they would only give me a half-hour shoulder and arm rub instead the planned one hour full body massage- a huge bummer and a lack of planning on my part! Mind you the shoulder rub was just great.  We also received a $15 voucher each to use for our next visit.

Groupon have so many great providers so in deciding what to do with my Groupon voucher it got a little tricky- think meal deals, beauty treatments, accommodation, day trips, overseas holidays, carpet cleaning- the list goes on.  Certainly well worth subscribing to their newsletter for your city so you can keep an eye on the deals on offer.

p.s. I've got a heap of outfit posts up my sleeve to share with you and an amazing giveaway coming soon!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last minute gift idea

I can't believe Christmas is nearly here! The end of the year really seemed to sneak up on me this year.

If you are looking for a perfect last minute Christmas gift idea Ooh La La accessories have the answer with these beautifully presented gift packs- there are heaps of styles and colours to choose from.  Available online and at Myer or Farmers (New Zealand).

On another note Ooh La La have recently launched their very own website and the Lookbook is simply stunning- check it out here.


Monday, December 17, 2012


One and Only dress- thanks to Vamastyle
Rosie panelled clutch-thanks to Wayne by Wayne Cooper (Myer)
Shoes- Steve Madden (similar)
Shirt- Zara (similar)
Sunnies- Rayban (here)

I love the pop of yellow on the neckline of this Vamastyle dress, there is a yellow waistband as well- however that didn't work so well with the bump ; )  The fabric is beautiful, as always with Vamastyle, a soft silk blend so perfect for Summer.  I've added a shirt today as I find it gives my changing figure a bit more of streamlined look, and an extra layer for Melbourne's unpredictable weather.   On another note how lovely are the jacaranda petals all over the pavement, pretty darn slippery too!  

Worn today for a pram shopping expedition, an unsuccessful one I might add.  I found it all too overwhelming : /  But I still have plenty of time so will face the prams another day.  Any recommendations for compact prams would be extremely welcome!!

25 weeks today : )


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Asos Maternity

Today I thought I would share with you some of my fav looks from the Asos maternity collection.  You can no doubt see a bit of a trend in what I like, i.e. comfortable yet fitted pieces that really show of that bump!

They really have some great pieces all designed to accommodate and more importantly flatter your bump!  It's also wonderful to find some really stylish maternity dresses, jeans, tops, pants, swimwear and more all at a really affordable price point!

Don't forget, there is still time to enter my GIVEAWAY
WIN your favourite outfit from That Famous Look!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012


Carousel Cosmetic bag- thanks to Groomy

How adorable are these toiletry and cosmetic bags pictured above!
And even more fabulous is that they are from Groomy- an Australian label based right here in Melbourne.  I've been travelling for the last two weekends and these bags were just the thing!

Groomy's handmade toiletry and cosmetic bags are all about bringing charm, cuteness and a good does of practicality to your grooming world.  With different sized compartments they are designed in-house with both travel and bathroom storage in mind. They also have a range of toiletry and travel accessories to match.

The range comes in THREE gorgeous prints and there is no doubt any of their pieces would make a perfect Christmas gift.  For standard free shipping the last date to order in time for Christmas is Monday 17 December.  But in case of any last minute emergencies they do offer an express post option for just $9.95!!

Don't forget, there is still time to enter my GIVEAWAY
WIN your favourite outfit from That Famous Look!!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

That Famous Look- GIVEAWAY

All about celebrity inspired fashion, That Famous Look online store has two fabulous ranges, That Famous Look and That Famous Look Classic.  Pictured above the classic styles which are inspired by the glamour of eras past- think preppy and feminine, Hollywood style icons and silver screen sirens.  They also have a range  captures more contemporary trends that aren't just for the red carpet!

from That Famous Look

2. Leave a comment below with you favourite piece

3. Subscribe to That Famous Look newsletter and leave an extra comment

There will be 3 winners, open to Australian residents only, giveaway closes on 20 Dec. Good luck!!!

Underwear of Sweden- Summer Essentials

Stella swimmable brief- thanks to Underwear of Sweden
Sass & Bide thongs- thanks to Havianas
Sunnies- Sportsgirl
Hat- Roxy

With Summer arriving in Melbourne it is time to hit the beach and just in time I have discovered the most fabulous product- Underwear of Sweden's SWIMMABLE underwear collection which feels like underwear but looks like swimwear!  The halter neck strap pictured above is detachable and there are normal bra straps to pop in their place that come in a handy little pouch.  The fabric is chlorine and saltwater resistant and designed to keep its shape when wet or dry.

In fact, after a long day at work and a gorgeous sunny day in Melbourne this week, this swimmable underwear took me straight from my office to the beach- so perfect!!  No doubt a Summer essential along with a big hat, sunnies and my new Sass & Bide Havianas.

I must add I was a little shy about sharing these photos, especially being 5 months pregnant! But my husband convinced me I wouln't offend anyone- hope you agree ; )


Monday, December 3, 2012

Get Your Sparkle On & WIN a $200 Peep Toe voucher!!


 It's time to "Get Your Sparkle On" with Appletiser's latest campaign.  Appletiser believe a woman who lives her life by her own rules shines brightest.  She is strong, in control and beautiful! As part of this project I wanted to share with you  five rules by which I live my life.  I really loved putting together this post for you, and it made me really think about my 'everyday rules'!

If you follow me on Instagram (@MichellesStyleFile) you may have already had a sneak peak of my rules, why not #appletisersparkle on Instagram with your own rules too!


And now it's over to you.  To help you get your SPARKLE on, one of you can
thanks to Appletiser!!

Leave a comment below with what rules you live your life by.

Giveaway open to Australian residents only and closes 5pm AEST on 10 December 2012.
Most creative answer wins- good luck!!  T&C's here.