What I Wore This Week 

Thanks to everyone who popped along to Sunday’s Wardrobe Warriors sale at Mt Gravatt to say hello and shop my wardrobe! I hope you all love your purchases.

What I wore this week:


Tuesday 
Zara bomber jacket | Witchery tank | French Connection skirt | Seed Heritage heels

Wednesday 
Bardot shirt | Zara bomber jacket | Witchery jeans and flats


Thursday 
Witchery tank | Country Road pants | Metalicus cardigan (gifted) | Witchery flats


Friday 
Dorothy Perkins culottes | Country Road tank | Flower denim jacket | Seed Heritage heels

Saturday 
Naudic top | Cotton On shorts | Adorne necklace (not current)


Sunday 
Zara top | Necklace from Thousand Island Dressing | Witchery jeans and flats

A spring styling challenge

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Solito Bahamian Shirt Dress, $99.95 | FRANKiE4 ViCTORiA, $190.95 | Earrings borrowed from The Stylish Teacher

The average person walks more than 150,000 kilometres in their life—about five times around the world—so it’s small wonder many of us will suffer some form of painful foot problem.

A few weeks ago I was lucky to be among a group of Brisbane fashion bloggers invited to a SS16 Styling Challenge and preview of FRANKiE4‘s Spring Summer collection.

The invitation promised an afternoon of footwear, fashion and fun, along with a couple of glasses of champagne and the FRANKiE4 team sure delivered.

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FRANKiE4 squad goals: Bev: Iris May Style | Cate: Individual Style 101 | Beckie and Sophie: Two Corporate Girls | Rachel: Redcliffe Style | Caroline – founder of Frankie4 | Nikki: Styling You | Carolyn and Gillian: Champagne Cartel | Lily: The Stylish Teacher | Karen: Style Loving 2

Like so many others, I was introduced to the world of FRANKiE4 by Nikki Parkinson.

I’d seen their shoes and boots pop up on some of my favourite Australian fashion bloggers but hadn’t tried them myself until I won a voucher at the #everydaystyle lunch last year.

FRANKiE4 is the creation of Brisbane mum Caroline McCulloch who is a podiatrist and physiotherapist, which explains why she’s so passionate about people being kind to their soles.

As Caroline and I discussed all things footwear, including the foot surgery I had when I was 15, she told me that all FRANKiE4 prototypes are first trialled internally to ensure the fit and function are right.

Now finalising the Autumn/Winter range for next year, she had even taken one of the styles (and it wasn’t an ‘active’ shoe) on a 4km walk the day before our shoot.

“Women no longer need to compromise! I’m saving soles in style – For myself, my clients and women everywhere.”

As part of our challenge, I was teamed with Lily from The Stylish Teacher and we were each given two pair of shoes from the new collection to style along with new season pieces from Metalicus and Solito.

I had the PiPER Snake, $189.95, and the ViCTORiA Black, $190.95.

The PiPER ballet flat has been designed to feel more comfortable than a standard fashion ballet flat, with layers of hidden cushioning to support the foot (thanks Caroline!).

I teamed the PiPER with blue jeans and a white off-the-shoulder top from Solito for a crisp Spring look.

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Solito off the shoulder top (coming soon) | my jeans | FRANKiE4 PiPER Snake

My second shoe to style, the ViCTORiA, replicates the look of a slide with its single-toe design but FRANKiE4’s added support.

It features forefoot cushioning (also known as the sweet spot), an adjustable ankle strap and heel support. The ViCTORiA is available in black and black/champagne.

The moment I saw Solito’s Bahamian Shirt Dress, I knew it had to be one of my outfits. The green leaf print is such a great pop of colour and matched perfectly with The Stylish Teacher’s tassel earrings. Plus I think it’s a great spring/summer look when teamed with any of FRANKiE4’s spring/summer sandals.

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Solito Bahamian Shirt Dress, $99.95 | FRANKiE4 ViCTORiA, $190.95 | Earrings borrowed from The Stylish Teacher

Once we’d all chosen our outfits, we had the chance to chat with Nikki on camera about our favourite looks for Spring/Summer and the features we loved on the shoes we styled.

Check it out here:

And here’s a little behind-the-scenes action from my afternoon:

Have you checked out the new FRANKiE4 range? Do you have a favourite pair? 

What I Wore This Week 

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Hey! Look who popped up in this week’s Brisbane News. Corporate Catwalker (aka Emily Plummer) and I were snapped at last week’s Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Spring/Summer Fashion launch.

And I’ve continued the party theme this week with Wednesday night’s launch of The Croft House Bar and Kitchen at The Sebel in the city (think charcuterie and cocktails) before rounding out the week with my friend Jane’s nautical themed 40th!

What I wore this week:

Tuesday 
Cue dress | Nine West heels

What Brooke Wore 14 September 2016Wednesday
Honey & Beau Isabella Flip Dress (gifted) | Nine West heels | Indera necklace

What Brooke Wore 14 September 2016 1 Wednesday night
Shona Joy dress | Nine West heels | Sheike  clutch

What Brooke Wore 15 September 2016Thursday
Zara scarf | Country Road top | Witchery jeans and flats

What Brooke Wore 16 September 2016Friday 
400 Co pants | Country Road singlet | Nine West heels | Kate Spade New York necklace

What Brooke Wore 17 September 2016 1Saturday
Seed Heritage dress | Steve Madden wedges

What Brooke Wore 17 September 2016 1Saturday night
Saba top | Dorothy Perkins culottes (from The Iconic) | Marcs shoes | Lovisa earrings

img_0823I’ve set my sights on spending New Years’ Eve in New York City so come and shop my wardrobe this Sunday at the Wardrobe Warriors Market at Mt Gravatt.

There will be LOTS to choose from including striped tees and dresses and things from Country Road, Veronika Maine, Seed, Saba, Witchery and more! Some things still have tags and others have only been worn once.

M&S celebrates 90 years of lingerie

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Eyelash Lace Padded Underwired Longline Plunge Bra, $29 | Eyelash Lace Low Rise Brazilian Knickers, $15

As a fairly curvy and occasionally physically active woman (who let’s be honest, is probably more prone to strutting rather than walking if the swing of my ponytail is anything to go by), the importance of wearing good underwear isn’t lost on me.

And I don’t just mean in a sports bra sense.

Underwear should not be underestimated; it is where looking and feeling good begins.

This month marks 90 years since Marks and Spencer London launched their first bra in the midst of the roaring Twenties and to celebrate, they’ve launched a new collection which includes a flashback to one of their most popular styles.

Just like with fashion, lingerie trends come and go; back in the 20’s, women wanted boyish figures and flatter chests to get the glamorous, straight-up-and-down flapper look – a far cry from the boom of plastic surgery and 2016’s waist-training frenzy to achieve Kim Kardashian’s cult curves.

And somewhere in the middle was this:

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This bra was released in the 1970’s when M&S staff were measuring customers’ bra sizes under their coats on the shop floor, and in 1974 the first halter-neck bra was introduced.

Priced at 99p, it was the first M&S bra to sell one million pieces.

Now, the M&S lingerie design team have taken inspiration from original Trellis bra (above) and redesigned it in lace to give it a modern twist.

The Trellis Lace collection is available in magenta, black and almond and this time around an underwire version has also been introduced (yay for those of us with big boobs!).

I have to say, as someone whose underwear matches as often as my socks (pretty much never); I’ve been feeling rather glamorous and well supported the past few days wearing some of these gorgeous pieces from their new range.

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Editor’s note: Collaboration supported by Marks and Spencer & Shopping Links.

What I Wore This Week 

What Brooke Wore 9 September 2I’m excited to announce I’ve collaborated with Jfahri boutique in South Yarra to bring you a discount on my favourite ankle boots (I’ve now got the musk pink and aqua pairs!). Use the code BROOKESBOOTS to get 20% off any boot order before the end of September.

What I Wore This Week: 

What Brooke Wore 5 September Monday
Saba top and heels | Portmans pants | Mimco necklace

What Brooke Wore 6 September Tuesday
Zara dress | Jfahri ankle boots in turquoise (gifted) | Mimco necklace

What Brooke Wore 7 September Wednesday night for the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Spring Summer launch
Yeojin Bae dress | Nine West heels | clutch

What Brooke Wore 8 September Thursday
RUOK unisex tank by The Upside | Seed Heritage skirt | Innovare heels from Myer | Marcs blazer

What Brooke Wore 9 September Friday
Mister Zimi Medina Gypsy dress | Tony Bianco heels (two of the girls in our office also have these heels and we all love them)

Saturday
H&M dress | Ezibuy espadrilles 

What Brooke Wore 11 SeptemberSunday for an afternoon at Stokehouse to celebrate their new Spring cocktail and share plates menu
Bonita kaftan | Steve Madden heels | Ray-Bans

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