Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Style Stalker


Heels- Zara (loving these)
Sunnies- Sportsgirl (similar here)
Earrings- Sportsgirl (simliar here)

 I simply adore this print, beautiful deep blues with just the right amount of black and white accents, and I love how the long sleeves give this dress such a sophisticated edge despite it being so short.  Style Stalker have a blazer in this print too which I have been eyeing off for quite some now too!

These pics were Bali, where I was lucky enough to spend a week there for a friends wedding- a wonderful relaxing time. This dress is what I wore for the hens night which was a very classy affair at Bali Rock Bar. Dopey Dora me forgot to take my camera there, but you can check out the bar website here- soooooo amazing!!  

Don't forget my giveaway...
WIN a $250 voucher to spend at ClearlyContacts.com.au
Australia's largest optical retailer!
Click HERE to enter

p.s. I lost these sunnies in Bali : (
p.p.s. Please excuse my daggy poses ; )

     

Monday, May 28, 2012

GIVEAWAY- Eyes on the environment

It's GIVEAWAY TIME again my lovely readers!!

In celebration of
World Environment Day on 5th June, ClearlyContacts.com.au 
is offering....

TWO vouchers valued at
$250


Amzing huh!
Now I have to tell you I don't actually need glasses (mine all have clear lenses)- but I do think they are a great fashion accessory regardless! So it doesn't matter if you need glasses or not, you are all welcome to enter this giveaway.

ClearlyContacts.com.au, Australia's largest online optical retailer is seeing GREEN this season as it announces its exclusive eco-eyewear collection 'Evergreen'.  These frames, as worn by me above, are made from a minimum of 95% recycled materials making it an ideal choice for eco-friendly Aussies.  Inspired by nature and the awesome Aussie outback, the collection combines earth tones and smooth lines with NINE differnt styles currently available online.  


TO ENTER:
(You must do all three)
2. LIKE Michelle's Style File on Facebook HERE
3. LEAVE your name and email in a comment below

For an extra entry:  FOLLOW  ClearlyContacts.com.au on Twitter HERE and Michelle's Style File on Twitter HERE (leave an extra comment telling me you did this).


The giveaway is only open to Australian residents and closes at 5pm AEST on World Environment Day- 5 June 2012.  The winner will be drawn at random.  
Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED- THANK YOU!



p.s. Voucher includes one pair of eyeglasses and standard 1.5 index lenses.  It does not include sunglasses.

     


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sangria

Heels- Country Road (similar)
Necklace- Sportsgirl (similar)
Cuffs- H&M (similar)
Sunnies- Rayban

These pics are actually taken in Bali, where I have been lucky enough to spend the last week there for a friends wedding- my husband was in the bridal party so we HAD to go ; )  It was a wonderful relaxing time with friends and the wedding itself was so much fun with every guest (including myself) being physically thrown in the pool wedding attire and all- the bride and her beautiful dress went in too!!

A colourful maxi is a must for a beach getaway- so easy to wear, yet somehow still instantly glamorous for that dinner on the beach at sunset.  Paper Scissors Frock are THE maxi dress specialist any have heaps of styles to choose from- you can see the last time I wore one of their dresses HERE.



I also thought I would take this opportunity to show you some pics from an event I attended recently with fellow Melbourne bloggers Cecylia, Iolanthe and Sarah.  We were seated front row at personal stylist Cindy Newstead's Style Review runway show where seven of her clients ranging in ages 25 to 55, and sizes 6 to 16, showcased a series of stunning Autumn/Winter looks.
Great inspiration for the cooler weather ahead of us!
Style Review photos courtesy of Meagan Harding.

p.s. Check out more Bali and wedding pics on Instagram @MichellesStyleFile
     


Friday, May 25, 2012

Gingerbread Shop

Cuffs- H&M (similar at Asos)
Heels- Zara (similar at Asos)

These pics are from last Sunday, taken at Bridge Road, Richmond where we stopped for a hamburger lunch on a rainy Melbourne day.  A big juicy hamburger is something I so rarely have so it was such a delicious treat and did end up all over my face, and thankfully NOT on my lovely shirt ; )  When the rain let up for one moment it was all systems GOOOOOO to grab these snaps, and just as we finished the rain began again!

How fun is this blouse, I love the puffy sleeves and double peter-pan collar, something very charming about it; and these high waisted pants are just the thing that was missing from my wardrobe.  I can't wait to try them with my Topshop bralet top for a completely different look.


There is STILL TIME to enter my giveaway!
Win an amazing dress from Pilgrim Clothing.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Smoking slipper

Bracelet- PeepToe (loving this one)
Necklace- Sportsgirl (similar here from Asos)
Blazer- Bardot (similar here from Asos)
Jeans- Saba

After arriving back this morning from a week away in Bali, on an overnight flight with very little sleep, heels were clearly a dangerous option- but with errands to run and feeling desperate for a good coffee, leopard print slippers were just the thing for a quick jaunt into Melbourne city.  These pics were taken on Collins Street before diving into the city laneways for that coffee- Bliss!

I've seen this smoking slipper style popping up everywhere lately, such a great alternative to the ballet flat.


p.s. I have a couple of outfit posts from Bali coming soon : )
     


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fashionopolis

Bracelet, thanks to PeepToe shoes
Shirt- Country Road (similar here)
Pants- Sportsgirl (craving these!)
Heels- Zara (loving these!)

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be a guest at Nuffnang Fashionopolis, Australia's very first fashion blogger industry event hosted by the Nuffnang team and the lovely Lady Melbourne.  It was such a fantastic day where I got to learn more about the business of blogging, catch up with my fellow Aussie fashion bloggers, and finally meet the person behind the blog face to face in many instances!!   Of course a gathering of fashion bloggers is a wardrobe crisis inducing event so I kept it pretty simple with leather pants and a silk shirt- of which I did manage to spill my coffee on during the day : /

You can find the Nuffnang Fashionopolis link up and all the blog posts by other bloggers who attended HERE!
Here are some of my pics of the day, can you spot some familiar faces below : )

And finally, don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!
WIN an amazing dress from Melbourne Fashion label Pilgrim
Click HERE to find out how to enter.

     

Sunday, May 13, 2012

GIVEAWAY- Pilgrim Metal Wave dress

Necklace- Sportsgirl (similar here)
Cuffs- H&M (similar here)
Heels- Zara (loving these)

I am so excited to announce that Michelle's Style File has teamed up with Pilgrim to bring you this amazing giveaway.  One of you lucky people will win your very own 
Pilgrim Metal Wave Dress, available in sizes 6-14 and valued at $230!!!

I chose this style specially for YOU, my amazing readers, because I thought such a classic elegant style would suit so many of you.  I also thought this style would work just as well in Spring/Summer with some strappy heels as it would for Autumn/Winter with opaques and pumps!

Pilgrim is an Australian women's fashion label known for exquisitely crafted event dresses in modern designs and fashion forward separates.  The best bit of all, Pilgrim is local label and this dress was designed AND made right here in Melbourne!! 

To enter simply follow these three easy steps...
(You must do all three)
2. LIKE Michelle's Style File on Facebook HERE
3. LEAVE your name and email in a comment below

For an extra entry:  FOLLOW Pilgrim on Twitter HERE and Michelle's Style File on Twitter HERE (leave an extra comment telling me you did this).



The giveaway is only open to Australian residents and closes at 5pm AEST on 22 May 2012.  The winner will be drawn at random.  
Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED- THANK YOU.



p.s.  I'm just joined PINTEREST, would love for you to come and visit me there : )
     

     


Thursday, May 10, 2012

House of Holland


Scarf- Sportsgirl (simliar)
Heels- Zara
Blazer- Cue (simliar)
Tee- Marcs

If I could only have one word to describe these jeans it's cool.  I can't explain it, but there is just something seriously cool about them!  And now that I have checked out the House of Holland bio it turns out that coolness was indeed the aim of the designer with the House of Holland girl being described as is "cool, confident and savvy"!!  A girl can only try : )

These jeans are from How Now Madam Cow- an online boutique who can always be counted on to provide the latest and greatest pieces for the season while maintaining that classic look- just like these jeans!  How Now Madam Cow also provides a personal advice service, which came in very handy when trying to figure out what would be the best size for me in these jeans.

In terms of these fabulous tie-dyed cloud like print jeans, the fabric is a nice thick denim and with 2% elastane they have a bit of stretch. I would say they give probably half a size with wear (as denim usually does).  All the hardware is brass which is such a lovely touch and lends itself to rose gold jewellery perfectly.  They sit high on the waist with a slim fit making for a very flattering silhouette and are available in sizes 6-14.  Check them out here.

On another note, I look forward to seeing all you Aussie fashion bloggers at
Fashionopolis this Saturday right here in Melbourne!!

     


Monday, May 7, 2012

JUNK

 
Bag- Wayne by Wayne Cooper (Myer)

How fabulous is this cape! I feel sooo cosy and it is the most gorgeous shade of red- just the thing now that the cold weather has really kicked in here in Melbourne.

This is what I wore on Sunday to the Walk In Wardrobe fashion market held at Boda Haircutters, Greville St, Prahran.   Walk In Wardrobe was established by gorgeous Melbourne girls Angie and Meg as an annual event to raise money for charity.  This year proceeds went to Kiss Goodbye to MS, an iniative of MS Australia to raise funds for vital research into a cure and support services.  A cause very dear to my heart.

The kiss on my jacket is the symbol of Kiss Goodbye to MS.
WEAR RED LIPSTICK, DARE OTHERS TO GO RED.

Here are a few pics from the markets:

Jewellery from Lovely Sparrow & Co. and Barbarian Gypsy


     


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paper Scissors Frock

Wedges- Witchery

Who doesn't love a maxi dress! There is something effortless and instantly glamourous about them.  This one is from THE maxi dress specialist, Paper Scissors Frock They have so many fabulous styles, but I do love the Grecian style of this one in the most beautiful of blues.  This is what I wore last Sunday, the weather was still slightly mild with glimpses of sunshine, unlike this weekend!!

Don't forget about my giveaway to win your very own Flower Tote
thanks to Ooh La La Accessories, exclusively available at Myer department store.

CLICK HERE to find out how to enter.


     

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Boyfriend


 
Jeans- Zara (LOVING these ones)
Heels- Zara

A gorgeous sunny late afternoon in Melbourne!!  I have been coveting these heels since they appeared on the Zara website but they still hadn't appeared in Zara Melbourne, I practically sprinted across the store when I spotted them in Zara Japan and made the fasted shoe acquisition EVER!

See the last time I wore this shirt HERE.


Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway to win your very won Ooh La La Flower Tote
CLICK HERE to find out how to enter.