Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mon chic 36 heures!

I've had a very busy fashion-inspired week & am posting some of my favourite outfits/moments from the past few days.

Whether I am working, shopping, socialising or relaxing, I am expressing myself through my clothing, my personal style.

If you like my daily style, please follow me (monbulktomiumiu) on Pose.  


Coral silk tank from Country Road.  White GMJ for Hudson jeans.  
Accessories: Fiorina precious gems necklace, Michael Kors watch, Cartier love bracelet, pave diamond ring, & Chloe Marcie tote

Calf hair leopard print sandals from Country Road.  Witchery red skinny jeans.  
Accessories: OPI polish - Chanel Rouge Noir + OPI Getting Miss Piggy With It (limited Edition Muppets Collection)

House of Harlow Tilly Clutch  
Location: Blue Tongue, Elwood, drink de la nuit - Moet  (of course x)

Sass & Bide denim shorts.  Witchery t-shirt & belt.  
Accessories: YSL Arty Ring, Michael Kors watch, Cartier love bracelet , Miu Miu teal & gold leather bracelet

Made a visit to Topshop South Yarra  

Enjoyed the fresh sea air & view whilst driving with the roof off  

Von Treskow gold earrings.  Max Factor 'Ruby Tuesday' lipstick 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Jingle Belles!

Fashionista Sisters, this time of the year is not just for tree decorating!  It is for dressing decoratively. 

All of us have parties to attend so all of us, naturally, have to look fabulous and should never wear the same outfit twice (even if you will not be seen twice by the same person!).

I have trawled my fave online sites for the below items....and are my personal faves for this festive season & New Year.

Check out the Dannijo & Gemma Redux (LOVE her) necklaces....I'm DYING for them.


Asos online

Asos online

Bec & Bridge @ Shopbop

Dannijo @ Net-A-Porter

Gemma Redux @ Shopbop

Haute Hippy @ Shopbop

Michael Kors Collection @ Shopbop

Tibi @ Net-A-Porter

Monday, 28 November 2011

Print Passion!

I’m crazy for a hot print.  Albeit a dress, floaty pants or even a teeny weenie printed bikini!

The trick to wearing prints is to keep your accessories (shoes, bags, jewellery) simple.  The print is the statement & worn properly, it is the chicest statement in town!

If wearing printed pants, pair with a plain, base colour top of choice but do not wear a busy style (t-shirt, tank or even a cami work well).

Here are some of my current season favourites.


Elizabeth & James Jake Silk Trouser

L'Space Desert Heat Twisted Bikini

Sass & Bide Secret Place Dress

Thakoon Addition Maxi Skirt

Torn by Ronny Kobo Sylvia Mayan Maxi Dress

Monday, 14 November 2011

Designer Crush! Megan Park

Summer (and warm weather) is fast approaching in Melbourne and so I have dedicated some parts of my weekends lately looking for summery dresses.  This summer, I want floaty, feminine dresses that I can feel gorgeous wearing, even if it's just around the house or running errands!

Whilst browsing in Hoss, I discovered Megan Park.

An Australian born and based designer, Megan studied at RMIT before heading to London to design textiles for the likes of Dries van Noten & Kenzo!

She started her own label in 1997 and now how has womenswear, accessories, girls and homeware lines.

I'm in love with Megan's use of fabrics and her extremely feminine designs.  The floaty style of her tops and dresses is just perfect on a warm summer day or night. 

Below are some styles from Megan's current collection.

Please visit for stockists or if you are lucky (like moi!) and reside in Melbourne, you can visit Megan's boutique in High Street Armadale.


Megan Park (photo courtesty of Vogue Australia)

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park

(c) Megan Park

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Well Say Hello to Yellow!

It all started with an amazing Alexander Wang silk tank that I found at Shopbop (pic below).  Devastated that it is sheer (I am a 30-something woman that does not believe in flashing my assets!), I went on the hunt for some alternative yellow items for my Summer wardrobe.

Yellow is fresh, fun and vibrant. Yellow is on-trend this season.  A statement colour, it should be worn as the highlight of any outfit.  It looks great accessorised with turqouise and gold jewellery!

I found (and purchased) a gorgeous pair of leather yellow flats from Zara ($79.95 thank you very much!).

Aside from the AW tank & Zara heels, below are some of my favourite picks from the selection of yellow currently availablde in-store and online.


Alexander Wang @ Shopbop

My Zara flats (at Port Melbourne beach!)

VIX beach dress in a cotton voile from Net-A-Porter

Asos dress
Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Bucket Bag from Net-A-Porter
Emilio Pucci twil scarf from Net-A-Porter

Floppy hat from Witchery

Asos dress

Thursday, 3 November 2011

OMG YSL & make me so happy!

The DHL delivery man rang my mobile this morning, announcing that he was outside my office building with a package for me.

Low and behold was my YSL Arty Ring in the coveted and unattainable Turquoise! 

One is a size 5, the very same size as my other YSL Arty BUT this size 5 is smaller...I need a cold running tap to get this ring off....LOL!

It is NOT going back to Saks Fifth Avenue (and thanks Saks btw!).  I have actually lusted after this ring for almost 2 years and searched everywhere for it online...but it was sold out!  On my regular hunt last week, I found this one at Saks...only in size 5 and only 1 left.

We were meant to be.  I see purples, yellows, animal print (naturally) and this ring with me together in chic bliss!

I'm so happy & very much in love...for what will surely last a lot longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage!

...and here it is...firmly on my finger!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

In Stock!!!

As featured on Monbulk to Miu Miu last week, these gorgeous bikini's by Witchery are now in stock!!!  An absolute steal at $79.95...a girl will be crazy to not get both!

Click here to purchase online!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Emerald City!

I'm loving the current trend toward emerald.

A statement colour, emerald is a fabulous and modern way to brighten up the work, casual or evening outfit.

The colour is perfect for your colour-blocking outfit or simply chic paired with black or white.

Here are some of my favourite finds.


Dress @ asos

3.1 Philip Lim @ shopbop

House of Harlow @ asos

Issa @ shopbop

Wolford @ Wolford Boutiques
Peacock necklace @

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Oh Witchery!

I just LOVE these current pieces from Witchery. 

The best part is that I will have change from $280!

Each piece can be worn together or seperately but perfectly & most importantly, all are justifiable spends for the coming warmer months in Melbourne.

Team with some turquoise jewellery, an oversized bag and sunnies and you're hot to trot at the beach or hanging in the sun at a Bar or BBQ!

In my opinion, the bikini is TO-DIE!  It is not yet on sale...but coming soon.

Head over to & enjoy

Halter Bandeau Bikini $79.95

Seam Detail Sweater $99.95

Textured Linen Short $99.95

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Clutch Crazy!

I just wanted to share my brand new clutch that I am so excited about!  It's the House of Harlow Tilly Clutch and I purchased it from The Trend Boutique (as all other online stores did not ship this item to Australia)!  Obvi I am happy about this as I have the coveted item almost defintely to myself!  It is sold out pretty much everywhere online.

It's black pony hair with gold chic!  The clutch has an optional long gold chain so can also be used as a hand-bag (not my thing).

I am going to rock this clutch with a gorgeous Carven asymetrical gown next month at the Starry Starry Nights ball.

And then...this clutch will become a staple of mine for evenings out.  Imagining skinny jeans, stilettos and a chic top..topped off with the edgy style that is...MY House of Harlow Tilly!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Like a little girl in a candy shop!

I've been a busy blogging for over a week.  Need to change something so I have more time!

One thing I have had time to do, is snag some highly sought after tickets to the Starry Starry Nights Ball in November.  The event sold out in 10 minutes, and I am excited to be a part of something so special and for such a wonderful cause.

Yes, Monbulk to Miu Miu indeed!

Now...for the serious stuff!  Princess Mary will be leading the chic ladies.  I need a gown!  

I have come to the conclusion that I am an accessories girl and not a 'dress' girl.  You have to be one or the other - a statement dress is exactly that...minimal to zero accessories required.  I prefer my dress to be my canvas...something I can use to showcase my creativity via my accessories.

Black Tie is a serious opportunity to showcase your inner chic and be a glamazon. given I am an accessories girl, I have settled on a very stylish (yet understated sexy) asymmetrical black gown by designer Carven.  With this decision behind me, I have 6 weeks to locate the perfect shoes (naturally, must be at least 15cm heels), clutch and jewels.

Hair-up appointment?  Tick.  Mani & Pedi appointment?  Tick.  Spray Tan appointment?  Tick.

Can you tell I am excited?

Here are some of my favourite Black Tie finds, naturally, to make my readers excited for me and perhaps feel inspired to bring some chic glamour into lives...."just because it's fun to be chic!"

I will post as I create my outfit as well, of course, pictures and glamour stories from the night itself!


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Alexander McQueen - perfect with a LBD & chunky gold jewels
Alexander McQueen clutch - I see leopard print shoes to match!

Isharya 18-karat gold filigree arm cuff - I think I will be wearing this one on the night!

DVF Clutch - Spot on Trend!  How chic is this?  LOVE!

Anya Hindmarch Rossum woven leather clutch - CHIC!!!!

My favourite forever - Halston Heritage.  Just simple, just perfect!

Fuscia dress by Milly.  I'm thinking the YSL arty ring in Turquoise, gold shoes & gold clutch.  Oh, and lose the belt in the pic..

Temperley London.  I nearly bought this.  Pity about the front of the dress but I DIE for the back of this dress...