Brooke Testoni's diary on her style, lifestyle and travel

Brooke Testoni, Coach, Rogue bag, Bul, top, skirt, ootd, Loewe, sunglasses, style, street style, fashion

Brooke Testoni, Coach, Rogue bag, Bul, top, skirt, ootd, Loewe, sunglasses, style, street style, fashion

Brooke Testoni, Coach, Rogue bag, Bul, top, skirt, ootd, Loewe, sunglasses, style, street style, fashion

Brooke Testoni, Coach, Rogue bag, Bul, top, skirt, ootd, Loewe, sunglasses, style, street style, fashion

 

The statement bag

Lets just talk about the number of classic bags I have in my wardrobe. Note to self: get a little inventive and show a little personality through your bags.

Opting for a little Coach goodness today, that somewhat reminds me of the time I was dancing my way through the open plains of Coachella. Don’t ask me why, it just does. Coachella gives you a sense of freedom. Being in the middle of the desert with nothing around you but your favourite beats, and people high on life. Yep, this bag reminds me a little of this feeling.

Today, it was all black with a touch of burgundy.

Wearing –

Coach Rouge bag (available QVB store) | Bul top | Bul skirt | The Lair belt | Loewe sunglasses

 

Brooke Testoni, Fashion, Style, OOTD, Karen Millen, Style, Sydney, Blogger

Brooke Testoni, Fashion, Style, OOTD, Karen Millen, Style, Sydney, Blogger

Brooke Testoni, Fashion, Style, OOTD, Karen Millen, Style, Sydney, Blogger

Brooke Testoni, Fashion, Style, OOTD, Karen Millen, Style, Sydney, Blogger

Played the suede

Today, I played the suede, well faux suede. Why faux suede? Because it can be worn in far more seasons than the real thing. It is not as thick and warm as real suede, but it still has the texture, so it can be perfectly worn by itself on a Spring/Summer day or used as one of many layers for Winter. Talk about a staple baby.

Today’s outfit has a little safari vibe. It reminds me of my African holiday this year, which was a very memorable one might I add, where I spent hours on end in the game drive trucks, playing the mannequin challenge in hope that a lion wouldn’t jump on me.

Anyway, this week is an uber short week for me. I hear Hamilton Island calling my name this Wednesday. Until next time.

Wearing –

Karen Millen dress | Karen Millen top | Gucci heels | The Daily Edited clutch

Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
Shot in collaboration with Karen Millen

 

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Brooke Testoni, Zimmermann, Pyjama dressing, OOTD, Style, Fashion, Personal Style

Brooke Testoni, Zimmermann, Pyjama dressing, OOTD, Style, Fashion, Personal Style

Why you should wear pyjamas out

Being able to have a shower, get ready for work, and put your ‘pyjamas’ back on? Who is all for it?! Say I. (I!)

Ok, I am not necessarily talking about actual pyjamas, unless they are pretty looking sets like Willa & Mae (very cool PJ label coming soon!). Then it is a-ok. Our favourite designers and high street favourites have jumped on the band wagon and all agree pyjamas are comfortable and uber-cool. Lets take the set I am wearing today for instance, I couldn’t be more comfortable if I tried, and that extra large lunch I had, well there is no need to be concerned wearing pants with a drawstring.

You can wear them as a set like so, pair the top back with jeans, or the pants back with a tee. Even though I don’t like to always follow trends (we should be able to wear whatever the hell we want to!), I do hope this one sticks, as I would like to be able to wear this down the street without the older ladies of Mosman thinking I am a little insane. Get onto it friends.

Wearing –

Zimmermann top (here) | Zimmermann pant (here) | Ford & Harris hoops (here)

Designer alert: I came across this new brand on Net-a-porter F.R.S (For Restless Sleepers). To the khaki and pink set, you can walk into my wardrobe anytime. For a more affordable set, check out these Topshop option here.

Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tanedo

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Brooke Testoni, Sass & Bide, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

Brooke Testoni, Sass & Bide, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

Brooke Testoni, Sass & Bide, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

Brooke Testoni, Witchery, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Campaign, Fashion, Style, Party Dressing

 

 

How to dress for the party season

It’s my favourite time of year, you know when there is an event/party on every weekend and too much food and wine is consumed. It is Australian Spring/Summer, sorry to the Northern hemisphere who are starting to rug up, but we are ready for party season down here. It has been a big year of work (and I am sure it has been for you too!), so it is time to let your hair down and celebrate what you have achieved. I have, once again, joined forces with Westfield for the campaign ‘The Front Line.‘ It’s time ladies, to talk party season dressing.

For a day event (or night event if you wish!) lets opt for an all-white outfit. White is fresh and summery, perfect for when the lunch time cocktails are flowing. For a more glamorous event, a wedding, engagement party or just for the hell of dressing up, let’s go a slip. In this case a bronze textured one from our very own Sass & Bide. Last but not least, lets get the legs out (I know you want to!). Ready for that much needed (probable late) night of dancing.

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Sass & Bide dress, stockist here | Tony Bianco heels | Colette clutch | Colette earrings
Witchery frill top | Witchery skirt | Colette earrings | Colette clutch
Cue top | Kookai skirt, stockiest here | Witchery bangles

Produced and styled by Brooke Testoni
Photographed by 
Dave Wheeler
Beautified by 
Ania Milczarczyk
Shot in collaboration with 
Westfield

VIDEO: 4 outfits, 4 days of Spring

Wearing –

Day 1: Tome striped shirt | Camilla & Marc white pants (here)
Day 2: By Johnny black top (here) | Camilla & Marc skirt (here)
Day 3: Hope tee (here) | Zimmermann silk pants | Common Project sneakers (here)
Day 4: Silk Laundry dress (similar here) | Camilla & Marc trench (here)

Filmed by Howling

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Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Frame belt, OOTD, Style, Fashion

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Frame belt, OOTD, Style, Fashion

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Anna Quan, Lauren Marinis, OOTD, Style, Fashion

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Jac & Jack, OOTD, Style, Fashion

 

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Jac & Jack, OOTD, Style, Fashion

 

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Frame belt, OOTD, Style, Fashion

Brooke Testoni, Marie Claire, Camilla and Marc, Anna Quan, Lauren Marinis, OOTD, Style, Fashion

 

1 skirt, 3 ways

I am very excited to announce that I am now a contributor to Marie Claire magazine. My first article being, 1 midi skirt, 3 ways. Shot in my new skirt, in my new home, but the same ol’ me.

The Midi skirt. It’s a piece of clothing I am sure you all have in your wardrobe (and if you don’t, you should!)

It may be the one you wear to work or the one you wore to an engagement party three years ago and haven’t worn since. This is why, my friends, I am writing this post. A skirt like this, can actually be worn on any occasion. And yes, that includes walking down the road for that morning latte.

Yes, I like mustard, hence the reason why this skirt has been a weekly wear and I shot it for this piece. But, keep in mind you can wear any midi skirt you own these three ways. Black, navy, grey, khaki, floral, denim – whatever colour it is, it will work.

Read the full article here on Marie Claire.

Wearing –

Vintage rocker tee (similar here) | Camilla & Marc skirt (here) | Frame belt (here) | Common Project sneakers (here)
Anna Quan shirt (here) | Camilla & Marc skirt (here) | Movado watch (here) | Lauren Marinis heels (here)
Jac & Jack silk cami (similar here) | Camilla & Marc skirt (here) | Asos slides (similar here)

Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tanedo

 

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