Taronga Zoo


Taronga Zoo


We are lucky enough to live in beautiful Sydney and even more lucky to have Taronga Zoo mere minutes away.  Speaking of lucky, the Welshman’s work have VIP membership passes available to borrow by staff members.  Love that!

We saw some rock wallabies cuddling on, um, a rock funnily enough.  I know right?  We oohed and aahed at the gorgeous baby elephants, and drooled over the giraffes’ amazeball views.  Did you know that giraffes run at 56 km/h, only need to sleep for 20 minutes per day and have the most amazing blue coloured prehensile tongues?  You do now!

Boyo got into the spirit of Fox in Flats Style Dare by modelling a pair of Fennec Fox ears, and some gorgeous native parrots flew around our heads as we walked through an aviary.  Such a peaceful oasis.


Boyo & Miya at Taronga Zoo


Boyo was beside himself to be selected to go and meet Miya, the gorgeous little Australia fur seal as part of the acclaimed Seal Show.  He got to pat her, shake her flipper and said that she felt like touching rubber.  A lovely lady from the audience shared some photos with me – what a sweetheart!  I was so touched.

My favourite animals to go and hang out with are the sun bears, the elephants (lemphies in my maternal family parlance), gorillas, the binturongs, the tree kangaroos and the giraffes.  I think they seriously have one of the best views in Sydney, don’t you?


What I wore to Taronga Zoo


In the interests of comfort and cooler mornings, I teamed Brown Sugar skinnies in Eggplant with an autumn-toned faux leather-trimmed checked flannel shirt from Glassons, and a thrifted Gorman knit.  Can’t beat my favourite old Country Road brogue Chelsea boots for comfort and style.  The Fox in Flats Style Dare prompt was “headscarf” so I whipped out a total classic.  Vintage Dior silk square.  Knotted on top of my head.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Do you like visiting the zoo?  I was lucky enough to grow up in a zoo so I appreciate zoos as a valuable resource in our lives, and understand that they play an important role in education and preservation of animal species.  I’m the bossy lady in the crowd who tells you off for tapping the glass and whinging that the animals are sleeping.  What’s your favourite animal to hang out with?  Apart from your children, of course.


Kimba Likes Style Notes:

  • Gorman knit – purchased from Vinnies Rozelle
  • Brown Sugar Eggplant skinnies – gifted from  Brown Sugar
  • Country Road brogue Chelsea boots – purchased from Country Road sale
  • Glassons faux leather-trimmed check flannel shirt – purchased from Glassons online
  • Vintage Dior silk scarf – purchased from Vinnies Rozelle
  • Butterfly SS earrings – gift from the Blokefolk bought from the Paddington Markets
  • Karen Walker SS Rabbit earrings – purchased from Auckland Airport
  • Lip of the Day – Australis Cosmetics Pout Paste in Pash Me Pink
  • Boyo wears the Welshman’s beloved Rugby World Cup 2003 promo hat, Country Road tee, Target shorts, Converse socks and black suede skate shoes.  Stripes and checks – his uniform since he was a baby!

Kimba Likes Image Credits:

  • All images by Kim-Marie Williams
  • Some seal images by a lovely lady

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  • Lisa Mckenzie - 22 May 2013 - 1.42 pm

    Did you really grow up in a zoo?Wow that would be so cool,I love all animals but prefer furry ones ,not much into snakes and lizards and crocs,I think my favourite animals are giraffes,polar bears and seals and dolphins,okay it is too hard to pick.Love your outfit Btw looks fab,love me a nice jumper and boots.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 May 2013 - 6.32 pm

      I don’t usually wear shirts but I got inspired recently. So easy to wear under a jumper.

      Yes, I really did. I lived there from 9 to 19. Way too hard to choose a favourite animal!ReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 20 May 2013 - 4.24 pm

    Brogues! LOVE them! and love that striped jumper you’ve got on, even though I can only see the top and bottom of it. I’m not really great with wearing jumpers but am loving what Brown Sugar has got to offer! And umm..their daily specials don’t hurt either. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 May 2013 - 6.31 pm

      Yes, it was our family weekend day off so the blokefolk weren’t keen on playing paparazzi for me! Terrible outfit photography, sorry!

      I’ve really started loving jumpers lately. Brown Sugar do have some good knits in at the moment. Half price specials are a bit good! xReplyCancel

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