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

Brooke Testoni, Sir the label, Summer dressing, Sir siena dress

Brooke Testoni, Sir the label, Summer dressing, Sir siena dress

Brooke Testoni, Sir the label, Summer dressing, Sir siena dress

Summer dress it

Overloaded beaches, sweet and salty cocktails, peeling brown skin and an influx of ‘pluggers’ (aka Aussie words for flip flops). Yep, it is Summer here and I love it. Unless it’s those unbearable hot days when you can’t escape the heat and every family from NSW has decided to camp out on the beach and you cannot find an area of sand to put your towel – I don’t like Summer on those days.

But overall, Summer has to be the best/funest season in Australia. We really like to embrace it, and our designers know how to truly design those little dresses we want to wear everywhere with flats or sneakers (sorry, I am not a plugger girl). So everyone living in the Southern hemisphere, or to those in the Northern hemisphere who are escaping the chill of Winter (come to Aus!) it is time for a dress overload. These are a few of my favourite designers, who won’t break the bank.

Pfeiffer the label (two of my favourites own this ‘oh so rad’ label)
Reformation (An eco sensation – come on, by kind to the planet)
Rouje (the ultimate new range by Parisian Jeanne Damas)
Sir the label 
(two of my other favourites own this effortless label)

Wearing –

Sir the label forest green dress

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Brooke Testoni styled in MISBHV street style from Subtype Store for her fashion blog

 

Brooke Testoni styled in MISBHV street style from Subtype Store for her fashion blog

Brooke Testoni styled in MISBHV street style from Subtype Store for her fashion blog

Brooke Testoni styled in MISBHV street style from Subtype Store for her fashion blog

Brooke Testoni styled in MISBHV street style from Subtype Store for her fashion blog

Misbehaving

When you stumble across a new brand which tickles your fancy. MISBHV, you have not only tickled my fancy, you have made my bank balance look awfully bleak.

Over and out.

Wearing –

MISBHV pleasure t-shirt via SubTYPE
MISBHV denim flares (denim via Subtype and black via Subtype)
Loewe sunglasses (black version here)

Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Summer dressing, Ruffles, Fashion, Style, Flash photography

Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Summer dressing, Ruffles, Fashion, Style, Flash photography

Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Summer dressing, Ruffles, Fashion, Style, Flash photography

Brooke Testoni, Westfield, OOTD, Summer dressing, Ruffles, Fashion, Style, Flash photography

All ruffled up

Let’s talk ruffles. You never thought in a million years you would wear them again right? Ok, maybe you are a lady who is very feminine and wears them quite often, but I my friends, are not that lady. So, I thought I would show how I wear feminine pieces and make them my own.

To me, it is all about pairing ruffles or florals, or whatever feminine trend you want to rock, back with high street staples. Think denim, tee’s, leather pants, denim skirts. I do not like the word edgy, but for some reason it is the only word that is coming to mind at the moment. Think of the items in your wardrobe that will put a little ‘edge’ to that girly piece.

I joined forces with Westfield again to show you how to I wear the ruffle trend, which is everywhere at the moment might I add. I swear, go into any store and I am sure you will see it. So let’s not be scared of a little ruffle, embrace it, be a little different, I swear it will be fun.

Wearing –

Sass & Bide t-shirt | Zimmermann ruffle skirt from David Jones | Zimmermann silk tie from David Jones | Zimmermann flats

Backstage top | Ksubi denim | Nine West heels

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

 

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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