what I wore | New Zealand holiday style

my New Zealand holiday style

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

I had The Best Holiday in New Zealand over the Christmas school holidays.  It was all about catching up with my family, having some adventurous fun, and family hangs with just the three of us.  There were childhood flashback sweet treats, proper Kiwi fish & chips, Grandpa time for Boyo, precious time with my 90 year old Grandma, delightful baby nephew time, girl time with my sister in law, family games tourneys, sight seeing, seriously gorgeous scenery, a four seasons in one day road trip, and did I mention the family times? Oh and the food nostalgia?!

I’ll share some of my favourite moments soon, but first, I’m sharing my New  Zealand holiday style audit. I had to buy some warm clothing when the weather surprised me, and I only wore one summer frock and one shorts outfit.  Two days of summer in two weeks of summer holidays? Luckily the people and fun times more than made up for it!

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

my New Zealand holiday style | what I wore

  • one bomber jacket three times
  • two denim jackets over five outfits
  • one pair of exercise tights twice
  • two pairs of jeans three times each
  • three pairs of pants; one three times on holiday.  The other two pairs were worn on travel days.
  • one pair of shorts (though I packed five pairs!)
  • one off the shoulder top (I packed a few more summery top options)
  • three dresses; two worn once each and one worn twice
  • four jumpers worn once each; the sleeveless knit vest was worn frequently as an extra layer
  • five tank tops; mainly worn as layering pieces
  • three T shirts; all by Ruby & Lilli
  • one skirt worn once
  • one light long line raincoat and one light waterproof zipped jacket
  • two pairs of kicks, one pair of derby laceups, three pair of sandals, and one pair of fluffy pink bunny slippers
  • two scarves, numerous hairbows
  • leather backpack, leather shoulder bag, tote bag
  • one pair of sunglasses

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

my New Zealand holiday style | lessons learnt

  • underpacking is always better than overpacking – it’s the perfect excuse to hit up the local shops and thrift stores!
  • triple check the weather forecast
  • pack for the holiday weather you’re going to have; not the weather you wish you could have!
  • accessories make the outfit
  • quality basics will be your best friend when it comes to your holiday style
  • dresses that can be layered or worn on their own are essential
  • tunics are versatile – I wore one dressed up for dinner and with exercise leggings for ziplining
  • hairbows are the lazy girl’s guide to holiday hair!

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

travel Day – Ruby & Lilli stripe peg pants with matching stripe top and Blush Leopard scarf

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

Airforce Museum with my brother and sister in law | vintage Kiwiana souvenir scarf hairbow, Ruby & Lilli tank and tunic, 17 Sundays bomber, Feather & Noise skinny cargoes, Planet Shoes sandals, Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag gifted by Shopbop

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

visiting my Grandma | wearing Rasaleela Beth wrap skirt (gifted) with Ruby & Lilli navy tank, Rollies and DKNY denim jacket from Nordstroms

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

exploring my family heritage | Rockmans mesh detail tank, Ruby & Lilli tunic, Mei & Chloe leggings, Hugo Sheppard & Co kicks, Rebecca Minkoff bag (all gifted) with Gorman hairbow

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

visiting the Canterbury Museum | wearing Gorman hairbow, Lazybones maxi gifted by Birdsnest and Dog & Boy scarf

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

exploring Akaroa | silk Dior scarf hairbow, OTS top from Stylefast, Rockmans shorts and souvenir bag from Kiwi icon 4Square

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

Akaroa family day | tie dye tank from Bella Emporio Rozelle, City Chic knit vest, Sportscraft boyfriend jeans, Planet Shoes sandals, Rebecca Minkoff backpack gifted by Shopbop

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

road trip outfit from Christchurch to Queenstown | Max Shop top thrifted in Darfield, Sportscraft denim, FRANKiE4 sandals

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

exploring Queenstown and the world famous in New Zealand Cookie Time Bar! | Gorman hairbow, Aztec print dress from Shabby Sisters, Glassons skinny jeans thrifted from Darfield

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

riding the luge in Queenstown | Glassons hairbow purchased in Queenstown, Ruby & Lilli tank, GAP sweat from my USA Big Four Oh My Gods holiday, Sportscraft jeans, Hugo Sheppard & Co kicks

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

out for dinner in Queenstown | Isla tunic dress thrifted in Darfield, 17 Sundays bomber, Glassons skinnies, Rollies and Gorman hairbow

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

ziplining in Queenstown | Glassons scarf hairbow, Isla tunic dress, Calvin Klein jacket, Mei & Chloe leggings and Hugo Sheppard & Co kicks

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

Arrowtown historic goldrush village | Sizeable raincoat, Metalicus tank, striped knit thrifted in Darfield, Feather & Noise pants, Rollies

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

watching Boyo bungy jump! | Kirbee Lawler scarf hairbow, Cotton On sweat borrowed from Boyo, CK denim jacket, Sizeable raincoat, Glassons skinnies

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

oh that beautiful Kirbee Lawler scarf!

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

lunching in Queenstown | Feather & Noise pants, thrifted in Queenstown Mela Purdie tunic, Dog & Boy scarf, Calvin Klein jacket, Ziera leather kicks, with Dior silk scarf hairbow

Boyo wears Natives, activewear shorts, Jay Jays Pokemon cap and Cookie Time hoodie bought on holiday

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

travel day home | Philosophy Australia chambray cuffed pants (gifted), Ziera kicks, Ruby & Lilli navy T shirt, 17 Sundays bomber, Calvin Klein denim jacket

Did you have a favourite outfit? I can’t decide!

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  • Dianne Childs - 11 February 2017 - 11.18 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand! Love your outfit choices, very stylish 🙂

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  • Mica - 8 February 2017 - 11.31 am

    Even if you didn’t get the weather you expected you still managed to amek some stylish outfits! 🙂 Sounds like a lovely holiday too.

    Thanks for the link up.ReplyCancel

  • Eva - 8 February 2017 - 11.23 am

    Oh NZ is my favourite place, South Island and Queenstown to be specific. I’ve been there a couple of times and both in winter so I was very rugged up. I’d love to try going in the warmer months because I reckon it’d be amazing! Love all the outfits, perfect climate to have fun with fashion…unlike up here in Qld where it’s 36 degrees!ReplyCancel

    • Kimba from Kimba Likes - 9 February 2017 - 9.20 am

      It is a gorgeous place. Lots of fun things to do year around. We highly recommend the Ziptrek ziplining ecotour. I actually love autumn the most, precisely for the layering fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - 8 February 2017 - 8.11 am

    Wow! You packed a lot to take with you on holidays! So glad you had such a great time!ReplyCancel

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