Thursday, February 28, 2013

PeepToe Warehouse Sale- Melbourne

Attention shoe lovers!

The PeepToe Warehouse Sale has finally arrived in Melbourne.  I attended this sale last year and was seriously like a giddy schoolgirl!  There is a great range of shoe styles in all sizes (sizes 34 - 42), plus bags and jewllery at such amazing prices it is well worth a look.  

You can check out my photos and picks from the sale last year HERE.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Threads and Style

Stylestalker blazer- thanks to Threads and Style
Earrings- thanks to Threads and Style
Singlet- Witchery
Maternity jeans- Mavi (similar)
Cuffs- H&M (similar)
Heels- Zara (similar here and here)
Betty Basics dress- thanks to Threads and Style
Heels- Tony Binaco (similar)

How fabulous is this blazer and earrings, new in from Threads and Style my most recent Australian based online shopping discovery.  They pride themselves in offering ideas for creating your own personal style and transforming an item into an outfit, their website also has some great styling tips.  They have even put together a list of pieces which would work with a baby bump!

I paired this Stylestalker blazer and rose gold earrings with some wardrobe basics being my black maternity jeans and a white singlet, but to take this look from day to night just add this eye-catching orange dress, also from Threads and Style, and up the anti with your high heels.

In baby news I'm 35 weeks pregnant today.  We did our baby birthing class on the weekend (my husband was so thrilled to be there- not!), and picked up our pram.  Now I'm experiencing the joys of learning how to fold the pram up and down which is proving somewhat frustrating at this stage, however I'm sure in a few months I could probably do it in my sleep ; )

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Now wouldn't it have been perfect if I had this post up on Valentines Day! Sadly I wasn't quite that organised, but all the same how lovely is this necklace.  I have spotted a few word necklaces of late and loved the idea, so when got in touch to offer me a necklace, instead of my name I asked for the word "love".  So simple, so beautiful and surprisingly affordable. 
A perfect everyday necklace : ) is also offereing a 10% discount for me readers if you use the code MICHELLES

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hamilton Island 'baby moon'

Pics taken at the resort, Catseye Beach, Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Hamilton Island marina and Hamilton Island look out.

I thought I would share a few of my pics from our trip to Hamilton Island a couple of weeks ago for our babymoon.  Such a beautiful place and immaculatently kept.  The water (pool and ocean) were so wonderfully warm and we hardly left the water the whole time we were there.  Golf buggies are the main mode of transport around the island- there are soooooo many and the couple of rides we got in them were quite fabulous!  Breakfast was most certainly the best meal of the day, and with a view to match (only just realised my belly was poking into the photo above- bah ha ha).

We stayed at the Beach Club (no kids allowed) and were just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach and the pool which was so perfect.  One day we took a day trip out on a big catamaran, sailing through the beautiful Whitsundays to Whitehaven Beach which is just sooooo stunning! (The pics don't do it justice).  And for a spot of snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.  The waves on the way out were pretty full on and I was decidedly sea sick : / But the crew looked after me and sat me down up the back of the boat, eyes on the horizon and brought me cup after cup of ice to suck on- seemed to help : )  Thankfully sea sickness does pass as soon as one is on solid ground and the trip back was smooth sailing- phew.

  Whenever I was in the ocean I had to wear a head to toe stinger suit, not terribly sexy, nor good for ones tan but it wasn't worth the risk to bub to get stung!  Quite hilarious with me in the extra big suit to fit over the baby bump and long sleeves and legs to drag around- heh heh.  We did see quite a few so it was worth wearing!  I did have an adventure on a stand up paddle board (SUP) one day too- a fellow I passed on the beach mentioned there were turtles playing out near a buoy so naturally 7 month pregnant me grabbed a board and off I went.  Except the ocean did have other plans and as much as I paddled in the direction I wanted to go, I was being whisked rather quickly out to sea via a rocky outcrop and starting to get a tad panicky! Thankfully a lifesaver spotted me and drove out on the jet boat to save me.  Never did get to see those turtles ; )

The countdown continues!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Hepburn silk shirt- thanks to Vaughan
Sandals- thanks to Misano Shoes
Shorts- Ripe Maternity 
Top- Portmans (old)
Sunnies- thanks to Sunglasses Shop

It is sooo hot in Melbourne, far too hot for pregnant ladies I must say!  So a relaxed Summer look is in order layered with this lovely white silk shirt.  Vaughan have created a whole range of silk shirts in gorgeous colours with classic tailoring- the perfect wardrobe staple!

The sandals are new in from Misano, who now have their own website AND my feet are featured on their homepage. Made me giggle when I saw it, never quite thought my feet deserved that sort of prominence ;)

Hope you are all staying cool!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Make your own thongs- thanks to Havaianas
Hat- Seed Heritage(similar)
Ray Ban sunnies- thanks to Sunglasses Shop

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have gathered that last week I spent a blissful week on Hamilton Island for my 'babymoon'.  I hardly left the water and was either in the pool or ocean most of the time!  Anyways, I thought I would do a quick blog post with some of my beachside/poolside essentials.

So firstly, thongs! More specifically Havaianas!! Havaianas have come up with a genius concept of 'make your own'- you pick the sole colour, the strap colour, and choose whatever bling you like to the straps.  The options are endless!  A sheer, flowy caftan is also a must- and far more glamorous then trekking around with a towel wrapped around you. This full length one from Surbala was the perfect cover up for this very pregnant lady : )

Add togs, hat, sunnies and a great book and you're set!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunglasses Shop

Aviators are absolutely my favourite style of sunglasses, so I was stoked to receive these Ray-Ban sunglasses from the Sunglasses Shop the other day.  Shipping was super quick so they arrived in time for my holiday to Hamilton Island- yay!  I love the mirrored lenses, so on trend at the moment.  You will no doubt see these on pretty high rotation!

Sunglasses Shop have a huge range of designer sunglasses, shipping is FREE with same day dispatch, and easy returns and refunds.  I also love their 'Fashion & Style' page which includes sunglasses of the month, and celebrity sunglasses so you can actually see the sunglasses on people before your buy.  So helpful : )

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Maternity Jeans- Mavi (similar here and here)
Heels- Tony Bianco (similar here and here)
Bangle- Sussan (similar)

Tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY : ) Whoot whoot!!

I've never actually shared my age on my blog as I'm positively ancient in terms of the blogging world and hopefully you have all assumed I'm younger than I am.... but anyway here goes: 34 years old tomorrow (and 33 weeks pregnant)! Mid-thirties it is, and a great place to be :)

Now to my outfit! Who doesn't love a little bit of sequin action, especially in the day time! This voluminous tee from Aussie label Fillyboo is just so comfy and the fabric so soft too.  Fillyboo have such a gorgeous range of maternity wear known and loved for its laid back, bohemian look.

Paired today with my Mavi maternity jeans which I purchased pretty early on in my pregnancy.   I was a bit skeptical about buying jeans when I would be pregnant over Summer, but with Melbourne weather being what it is I have worn them so much! They sit under your belly and the fabric is such a light, stretchy denim there is no doubt I'll keep wearing these post pregnancy : )

Hair out and no sunnies for a bit of a change today!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Top- Country Road (similar)
Reims bag- thanks to Ooh La La
Lili earrings & Cuff- thanks to Ooh La La
Heels- Nine West (similar with low heel)

I do have a full time office job where I need to look professional and corporate five days a week so one of the things I went on the hunt for as soon as I began growing out of my regular clothes was black work skirt and black work pants.  Between a black maternity pencil skirt and black maternity pants I essentially have my work wardrobe covered! Mix and match with any top and blazer and you can really make do for work with just these two items, and get really great value for money out of them (think cost per wear).  These black pants from Soon are perfect, a lovely comfy (stretchy) fabric and a waist band that folds up or down they will no doubt stay in rotation once bub is born- really affordable too!

These are my work shoes, which normally live under my desk at work but bought home to take some pics with.  Note the low heel people!! Very practical indeed ; )