The Stylish Tourist: Terri Patrickson

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I’m very excited to be featuring one of my closest friends on the blog today. As a British girl living in New Zealand Terri has done a lot of traveling over the years and she knows a thing or two about traveling in style. Check out her packing tips and travel fashion insights in the interview below!

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What was your best ever holiday?
My best ever holiday was actually in New Zealand. We went to the South Island and hiked the Routeburn track and as much as camping in minus temperatures with sandflies and long drops was challenging for me I loved it all! Plus the extra days we spent in Queenstown and Glenorchy were amazing.

Are you a full suitcase or carry-on only kind of gal?
I wish I was a carry-on only kind of gal but I get carried away and always pack a full suitcase to my boyfriend’s disgust – mainly because he knows he has to carry it up and down train station stairs. No regrets though.

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On a boat trip in Vanuatu. Shirt – h&m, Shorts – Glassons, sunglasses – Persols, hat – Glassons

What are two items of clothing you never travel without?
A light blazer in black or white – it can dress up anything from a casual dress to jeans and a top. Also shorts, again in black or white as it goes with any print.

Another must is a stripey t-shirt!

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Sight seeing in Paris. Full outfit from Glassons.

What’s always in your carry on?
Aside from the must-haves like passport, tickets& money, I always have toiletries (toothpaste & brush, body wipes, deodorant & mascara), headphones, spare underwear and a top.

Where is your favorite place to shop in the world?
I don’t really have a favorite place in the world as I love shopping anywhere, anytime! Although I did enjoy wandering in and out of the shops on the Champs Elysees – there is just something about shopping in Paris….

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Outside Buckingham Palace. Sunglasses – Persols, Dress – Gap, Bag- Glassons, Shoes – Chuck Taylors

What’s the best item you’ve ever bought whilst on holiday?
A great friend (hint hint) once picked out a black dress for a night out in Bangkok (Best night ever!) and since that I have worn it so many times I am surprised it is not falling apart. With a classic black dress you can’t go wrong.

Do you have any travel makeup essentials?
Waterproof mascara – just because your going to the beach doesn’t mean you can’t look good. Oh and moisturizer is a must!

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After a beach day in Hvar, Croatia. Top – Asos basic, shorts – Decujba, hat – a little shop in Hvar

What’s your number 1 tip to stay stylish whilst on holiday?
Keep it simple.

Where will you go next?
Fiji for a little island break but for my next big holiday I really want to do a trip to the US mainly to see Britney Spears in Las Vegas!

Thanks for answering all my questions Terri!

Happy Travels xx

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Dinner in Paris. White Blazer – Glassons, black playsuit – Glassons

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