Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pilgrim

Wedges- Nine West
Sunnies- Sportsgirl
Necklace- vintage

LOVE, love, love this playsuit, it has to be one of my favourite pieces in Pilgrim's current range. 
Such a flattering neckline, and the loose fitting shorts WITH pockets make it the perfect Summer piece.  I wore this last Saturday for lunch out on Chapel St with my hubby, but this Pilgrim playsuit could so easily be dressed up with killer heels and a blazer for a completely different look.
OH and it is made and designed right here in Melbourne!!

Every girl needs a just a touch of leopard print in their life and this handbag, new in at Myer this month from Wayne by Wayne Cooper, is just the thing.  Also designed in Melbourne!

And finally here are some pics from a recent event I was lucky enough to receive an invite to - the official launch of fashion media website Couturing.com, held in the gorgeous surrounds of at Melbourne's GPO.

 
     

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Patagonia on the Razorback

Now see that mountain in the background, over my left shoulder, covered in cloud, waaaaay into the distance...THAT was our destination!!
Federation Hut in the distance.
 At the summit of Mt Feathertop, Victoria -HOORAY!!
My Patagonia's in action!
Tee- Zara
Jeans- Dotti
Sunnies- Sportsgirl
Jumper- Kathmandu
Deus cap- Glue Store

I have something a bit different to share with you today.  A couple of weeks ago my husband and I had a mini getaway to the Victorian Highcountry, we stayed in Bright for a couple of nights and on the middle day did THE MOST AMAZING bushwalk.  It was actually recommended to me by a friend and is one of the top Australian bushwalks.

What is this walk you say? It's called the Razorback and it takes you from Mt Hotham to the summit of Mt Feathertop, the second highest mountain in Victoria, Australia.  With a detour to Federation Hut we estimate we walked about 25km that day (7 hours), the track was often steep and rocky and I can tell you by the last 5km we were seriously trudging.  But the scenery- WOW- I have never done a walk with such consistently spectacular views, and the wild flowers put on an amazing show for us.

So the Razorback was where I decided to try out my brand new Patagonia hiking shoes from Natureshop.  Probably a bit dumb of me to break them in on a 25km round trip but I had absolutely no dramas and in fact found them to be a fabulous hiking shoe.  They are incredibly cushioned and supportive, thanks to an air cushion system designed to absorb shock.  The Patagoina Drifter AC-Gortex shoe has a waterproof yet breathable air mesh and a nubuck leather upper, keeping my feet cool and comfortable. The outsole, made of 30% recycled rubber was soooo grippy, a must on this walk!

My ankles were feeling a bit tired and sore by the end of the walk, so my recommendation if you are planning to hike these sorts of distances on a steep and rocky track, a boot with ankle support would be the way to go instead.

Size wise, in high heels I am normally a size 37, for these I picked a size 38 to give my tootsies a little extra space which worked our perfectly.

I would love to hear from you if you know of any other amazing Australian bushwalks!

    

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Designed in Melbourne

Necklace- Colette

On Sunday afternoon I attended the launch of local designer, Cathleen Jia's latest collection hosted by Thom and Lisa from Couturing.  After a grey morning we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny afternoon in the very pretty surrounds of Domain Flowers, the most perfect venue and suited Cathleen's flirty and feminine designs to a tea!  It was also so lovely to catch up with the designer herself, Cecylia, Kelly and Jess, and to meet many of Cathleen's friends as well as Kyra of Pybus PR and Jane Hayes.

I wore this very elegant and feminine cocktail dress from Australian fashion label Pilgrim Clothing which was designed AND made right here in Melbourne!  Such a classic style and I love the little flippy hemline.  I should add it is fully lined and the quality is simply beautiful.

My bag from Ooh La La is also designed here in Melbourne!  Again a really classic, feminine style, annnd my ballet flats fit perfectly in the sateen lined outside pockets, doesn't get better than that does it : ) 

Here are some pics from the launch:

 Now don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway to win your very own cuff, the same as mine, from Australian jewellery label Mezi!
 

     

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ooh La La

 
Pants- Saba

Last weekend hubby and I headed into the Victorian high country for a mini getaway.  We stayed at Bright for a couple of nights and found it to be such a sweet town!  These pics were taken on the balcony of our little hut in the bush before we went out to dinner at Sagana's Thai restaurant.  We received the most amazing service, and got to see an awesome spectacular lightning show.

On another note how fabulous is this handbag! New is Myer this month from Australian brand Ooh La La which is recognised for it's feminine detail, fashionabilty and great function- the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.  And best of all this bag was designed here in Melbourne!!  


Now don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway to win your very own cuff, the same as mine, from Australian jewellery label Mezi!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER
 
     


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY- Mezi Jewellery

I am so excited to announce that Michelle's Style File has teamed up with Mezi to bring you this amazing international giveaway.  One of you lucky people will win your very own stunning Palmero cuff from their latest collection valued at $189!!!  

Mezi is an Australian designer fashion jewellery label based in Sydney and is recognised by its modern approach on classic features, making for standout and truly timeless pieces.  Having already worn this cuff practically every day since I received it, I know this cuff will be one of my wardrobe staples.  To enter simply follow these three steps...


1. LIKE Mezi on Facebook here 
2. LIKE Michelle's Style File on Facebook here
3. LEAVE your name and email in a comment below

For an extra entry:  FOLLOW Michelle's Style File on Bloglovin' & LIKE this post here 
and leave an extra comment telling me you did this


The giveaway closes at 5pm AEST on 25 February 2012 and the winner will be drawn at random.  
Good luck!

This giveaway is now CLOSED- Thank you

 
p.s. These pics were taken yesterday at Lakes Entrance where I spent my birthday. Such a beautiful spot! 
     

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Haircut by Boda

Look left..
Look centre... 
Look right ; )

I have a confession....

It's been 11 months since I had my hair cut and coloured -11 months (eep!!) 
I can tell you those ends were starting to get nasty, but thanks to Angie and Danielle at Boda Haircutters I am finally feeling myself and my hair is looking healthy and fabulous.  It's actually a huge credit to Danielle, who also cut my hair last time, that the cut lasted so well! 

Each time I have had my hair done by Boda Haircutters I have been really impressed by the amazing standard of customer service, in paritcular the level of consultation before they launch in and cut off your locks.  

I've had some pretty bad experiences before in terms of cuts and colours, so was delighted to have Danielle spend quite some time with me figuring out the right colour, explaining how the various dye options would react with my hair, how the dye actually works and what those R's and G's actually mean. So helpful!  I settled on semi-permanant in a rich chocolate brown with golden undertones to warm up my look.

In terms of cut I was after 3-4 inches off, and that is exactly what I got- perfect!  Danielle described my cut as long and sculpted with plenty of texture.  Danielle finished my look with glamorous waves which I just love!

I had a beautiful iced apple tea to drink while I was there and the latest gossip mags to read (my guilty pleasure), a brilliant head massage and the most gorgeous surrounds of the salon (pictured above).  I can tell you I am totally mesmorised by that stunning chandelier.

I sincerely recommend Boda Haircutters to you, it really is the best hairdressing experience I have ever had and I always leave simply stoked with the result. 

You can find Boda Haircutters at 183 Grevielle Street, Prahan in Victoria.
Phone- 03 9510 3083
 

p.s. I was not paid for this review and all views are my own 
     

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Icebreaker

Gretta heels - Steve Madden
Sunnies- Sportsgirl
Ooh la la Reims Quilted Shoulder bag - available at Myer

I wore this Roma dress by Icebreaker on a hot sunny day in Melbourne and the superfine merino wool fabric is so lovely and soft, and kept me cool and comfortable.  Next stop was the over air-conditioned coolness of the cinema and this dress kept me beautifully warm and cosy.  

I love the crossover design, adjustable waist and the elbow length sleeves which make this dress perfect for work or play.  Dress it up with heels or dress is down with flat sandals or a cute ankle boot.  As soon as the tempature drops I'll be adding a scarf and a trench for the perfect mid-season look.  The A-line skirt sits beautifully, not clingy in the slightest and if you have been following this blog long enough you know I get pretty darn excited about a dress with pockets! 

The fact that this dress regulates temperature, is highly breathable, machine washable, doesn't crease, annnnnd doesn't hold odour makes it a great travel piece.  The positives are endless- I know this dress will be perfect on my upcoming travels to Japan!!

If you like the Roma dress, be sure to also check out the Villa dress and the rest of the Natureshop travel range.  Don't forget that Natureshop offer FREE delivery and returns, with a  whopping 365 day returns policy, they are also carbon neutral and are committed to growing their charitable donations program in addition to supporting a number of charities.

See my previous reviews for Natureshop HERE and HERE.
p.s. Be sure to join NatureShop on FACEBOOK for a chance to win every month.



Monday, February 6, 2012

GIVEAWAY- Valentines Day lingerie from Panache ♥

To get you in the mood for Valentines Day I have a $100 gift voucher on offer for you from Panache Lingerie, and with cup sizes AA - KK there really is something for everyone!  This award winning company stocks an amazing range and has built it's reputation on 3 core values: fit, comfort and support.

This giveaway is open to followers old and new. 

TO ENTER: 
1. LIKE Panache on Facebook

2. LIKE Michelle's Style File on Facebook

For an extra entry:
 FOLLOW Michelle's Style File on Bloglovin' & LIKE this post

LEAVE a comment below with your email.

Giveaway closes at 4pm on 14 February 2012 and the winner will be announced on Facebook.
Only open to Australian residents this time.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU.

 
     

Friday, February 3, 2012

Steve Madden Bourke St Mall store launch

Ruby Rose
and
the Steve Madden paaartay!!
Necklace- Forever New

Last night I attended the Steve Madden Australia Bourke St Mall store launch as their VIP Blogger.  Was such a great evening!! 

Of course I got to check out the amazing new store, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, eyed of soooo many fabulous new shoe styles, feasted on adorable New York style treats, caught up with the awesome crew from my local Chapel St store as well as some of my favourite Melbourne bloggers Cecylia, Connie (K is for Kani), Bianca (Miss Bias), and Lisa and Thom (Couturing).  Guess what... I even spotted Darren Hinch and have been kicking myself for not saying g'day!

And of course, the fabulous RUBY ROSE was there on the decks.  Let me tell you she is HOT

A big thank you to Steve Madden for having me along!
 
     

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January REwind


Can't believe it is time for the January rewind already! It's been a month of hot sunny days plenty of white, blue and black this month with pops of pink and red.  So girly too! 

Now for FEBRUARY: my birthday (yipeeee) and TWO amazing giveaways for you.
Make sure you stay tuned!!

Which is your favourite outfit?

 

p.s. Pinch and a punch for the first of the month : )