Favourite Vacation Look and Ageless Style Linkup

Hi everyone – am so excited that summer has finally come to Europe and we even have a few wonderful sunny days scheduled ahead of us! Only 2 weeks until school vacation starts here – perfect time to start thinking about a favourite vacation look.

Coming from New Zealand which has a much longer summer than here I tend to have a bit of a split personality when it comes to my favourite summer vacation look…there’s the Kiwi style and then there’s the European favourite look.

New Zealand is fab in that anything goes as long as it’s simple and comfy – I love the fact that you can wear beach stuff in the middle of town and not look too out of place…

Yvonne {Funky Forty}

This is my favourite NZ vacation look – all about stripes with enough room to eat lots and long enough to cover legs that swell up in the humid heat. Needless to say that the outfit comes from one of my favourite NZ designers Trelise Cooper and her shop The CO-OP.

When it comes to summer in Europe my summer vacation look tends  to be more classic…I love wearing black in summer as it always looks chic especially when visiting places like Milan…here are a couple of pics from last weekend’s visit:




Version 2


As black doesn’t date this is a super vintage dress of mine from Australian label Cue. Note the converse shoes remain regardless of where I am – sometimes it feels like I have managed to grow a permanent set of converse to my feet.

The pictures were all taken near Porto Garibaldi in Milan – a super interesting area to visit if you like modern architecture! If you’re planning a trip to Milan check out “Best Insider Travel Tips for Marvellous Milan!” 

Cute vacation looks available online:

ASOS Tiered Maxi Beach Dress €36.62Fred Perry Reissue Trico Dress €140.84ASOS Off Shoulder Mini Dress €21.13Just Female Sofya Maxi Dress €101.40


For some more outfit inspirations you might like to check out the third “Ageless Style Link-Up” with the theme of Favourite Vacation Look.  This link up will be on the first Tuesday of each month so stay tuned.

Ageless Style Linkup Badge 2

Have a look at Favourite Vacation inspirations from these fabulous hosts – love the way everyone has their totally individual style:

Diane {Fashion on the Fourth Floor}-1

Diane {Fashion on the 4th Floor}

Ana {Mrs American Made}

Ana {Mrs. American Made}

Daenel {Living Outside the Stacks}-1

Daenel {Living Outside the Stacks}

Debbie {Fashion Fairy Dust}-1

Debbie {Fashion Fairy Dust}

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Nicole {High Latitude Style}

Nicole {High Latitude Style}

Tania {50 is Not Old}

Tania {50 is Not Old}


Shelly {queen inbetween}

Yvonne {Funky Forty}

Yvonne {Funky Forty}

Now let’s get the party going. Everyone of any age is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

Rules are simple,

  • Link back to the Ageless Style Link Up in your linked post.
  • Link to your post and not your homepage.
  • Please visit 2 other links.
  • Be sure to follow me on TwitterPinterestBloglovinInstagram, and Facebook.
  • Add your link below.

Please click on the heart at end of this post if you liked it. The comment section is at the end of the post, so keep scrolling. I look forward to reading all the comments, they make my day.

I have added a subscription button to the blog, right under the recent posts tab. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to sign up. You will then be notified by email when a new post is made.


Wishing you all a fabulous day!


9 Persons think this post is funky
Natural Nuance

Favourite Bags: Natural Nuance bags are crafted to the highest standards using consciously sourced materials. Circular design principles are applied to ensure longevity and re-use.

Find out more here.

Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

    1. Thank you for your comment Nancy 😉 Am so glad you understand my converse fettish…it’s hot here in Zurich now and everyone is looking at my feet asking where my sandals are 😉

      Have a great weekend.
      xo Yvonne

  1. Oh you look really nice and summery in your stripy dress and mor chick and elegant in your black dress. 👍👍😀❤️😘

  2. Both vacation looks are fabulous! The “New Zealand look” looks so comfortable and relaxed, and the “Milan look” is chic and classic, and the Converse make it young & fun! Well done!

  3. I totally agree with long and flowy dresses that leave plenty of room to eat while on vacation! Loving the back of that black dress too. Super cute styles.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  4. So happy you sent an email including an invitation to join this group, Yvonne! That was so incredibly sweet of you & means so much to me! It has been so overwhelming all the support, love & encouragement I’ve found through blogger & IG. I love your energy & wonderful zest for life. Your happiness shines through in every photo!!! Love your striped maxi dress with hat! Such a cute look & loved that you paired it with sneakers … my fav!!!! Look forward to the next time we can link up & work together!!! xoxxo Diane p.s. thanks again for everything!!

    1. Oh wow such a lovely comment Diane – thank you so much you really made my day. It is awesome working with you I adore your style and your photos too!
      xoxoxo Yvonne

  5. What a cute dress! The more I see your Converse, the more I want a pair {I bought my daughter a pair of the Campbell’s Soup Can ones}. They look so fun with your dresses. Hope you enjoy New Zealand!

    1. Hi Daenel,
      Thanks so much for the lovely comment…sorry it’s not clear – I live in Switzerland (Zurich) but come from New Zealand and visit NZ each year 😉
      xoxoxo Yvonne

    1. Thanks Tianna – I always love this linkup too as it’s so interesting to see the different style of the co-hosts.
      Have a great weekend,

      xo Yvonne

    1. Thanks Debbei, I love summer fashion it’s so much fun and comfy at the same time. I thought your vacation look was also super cute!
      Have a great weekend.

      xo Yvonne

Leave a Reply

funky forty instagram iconI’M ON INSTAGRAM

175 Persons think this post is funky