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Six Essentials to Pack for a Winter Holiday

By Blondeambition @BrookeFalvey
Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday Sponsored by Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Remember the Kath and Kim episode where Kath and Kel spent their holiday at the airport, shopping, eating and sneaking into the Airport Lounge in their matching sweaters, after their flight was cancelled?

I laughed so much through the whole episode, cringing at times because it's quite known that I don't mind a spot of shopping-especially at the airport. In fact, it's almost unheard of for me to board-or exit-a flight without a shopping bag in one hand and my wheelie suitcase in the other.

The last time I flew to Sydney, I came within a minute or two of missing my flight because I was so busy checking out (and trying on) the new arrivals in store that I forgot I actually had to board the plane in order to depart!

For me, my holiday starts the moment I step foot into the airport and that means whatever I buy at the airport, counts as a "holiday purchase", even if the 'holiday' is actually a work trip.

Last week, Brisbane Airport Corporation invited me to drop by the Domestic Terminal to check out the latest Winter arrivals at their fashion and beauty retailers.

Inspired by what I saw in store, I'm sharing six essentials that I always pack when going on a winter holiday.

Unlike summer travel where you need to pack everything from swimsuits to shorts, skirts, dresses, hats and multiple pairs of shoes, winter packing is all about layering and getting creative with a limited number of cosy pieces.

My six winter travelling 'must-haves' are not only versatile and easy to wear (making your next trip or weekend away easy and stress-free), they're also perfect for wearing in your day-to-day life!

  1. A great pair of jeans-fitted, but with the perfect amount of stretch. For me, clothes when travelling need to be comfortable and versatile and at the centre of most of my winter outfits is a great pair of jeans. Skinny jeans like these ones I found in Seed Heritage are perfect for tucking into knee-high boots, or can be rolled slightly to sit just above your ankle boots. Plus they're easy to dress up and down.
    Find Seed Heritage on Level 2 of the Qantas Terminal near Gate 22.
    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday

  2. A winter-appropriate coat or jacket. Look for a wool-blend coat or puffer jacket, or one that will keep the wind out and leave you feeling as snug as a bug in a rug without having to wear 25 layers underneath. This textured wool-blend coat from Seed Heritage is a feminine cool-weather piece which offers style and substance!
    Find Seed Heritage on Level 2 of the Qantas Terminal near Gate 22.
    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
  3. A cosy long-sleeve winter dress. A great winter dress will make getting dressed in the morning a breeze and, if you choose wisely, can take you from brunch to lunch and beyond. This one from Seed Heritage can be teamed with sneakers, a beanie and denim jacket during the day or dressed up with ankle boots and tights, or heels, a leather jacket and scarf for evenings.
    FindSeed Heritage on Level 2 of the Qantas Terminal near Gate 22.

    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
  4. Perfect for those laid-back days sight-seeing, exploring the great outdoors or sitting curled up in front of a fire with a glass of wine and good book. Team it with a pair of jeans, beanie and a bright coat for easy off-duty daywear. Plus, slogan tees and sweaters are one of the season's hottest trends.A sporty casual jumper/sweater (no hood).
    Find Seed Heritage on Level 2 of the Qantas Terminal near Gate 22.
    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
  5. Show your lips some love by regularly applying a good lip balm. Lip balm. Mecca Cosmetica's Tinted Lip De-Luscious comes in six great colours (I chose Rose) and is made with rich botanicals and nourishing vitamin E as well as SPF 25, so it will keep your lips beautifully soft and kissable! While you're there stock up on any other beauty products you may have 'forgotten'.
    Find Mecca Maxima on Level 2 of the Central Terminal near Gate 38.
    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
  6. An eye mask. Not only are eye masks great for blocking out light when trying to sleep on a flight, but they also help travelers adjust to different time zones by reducing jet lag. Bypass the airline-provided eye mask and glam things up with one from Peter Alexander. They're softly padded with a super soft inner lining (to limit those any snooze-related wrinkles) and have a fabric-covered elasticated strap so it won't get caught on or damage your hair.
    Find Peter Alexander on Level 2 of the Central Terminal near Gate 38.

    Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
Are you an airport shopper for clothes and accessories or do you tend to find yourself scoping out the latest new releases in the bookshop or stocking up on the latest mags for the flight? Photography: Liam Kidston
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Remember the Kath & Kim episode where Kath & Kel spent their holiday in the airport? I felt a little like that when @brisbaneairport invited me out to check out the latest new arrivals-and they're perfect if you're flying off on a winter holiday! Jump over to whatbrookewore.com (Link in profile) to check out six of my winter travelling essentials! (And the best news is, they'll also work if you're staying at home!) Sponsored by @brisbaneairport #brisbaneairport Photo by @liamkidston | Hair and makeup by @twidalehairandmakeup __________________________________ #brisbaneanyday #winterstyle #everydaystyle #packing #brisbanefashion #spotmystyle #whatiwore #lovetravel #makeyousmilestyle #travelblog #styleatanyage #30plusstyle #OOTD #instafashion #fblogger #brisbane #sydney #melbourne #iwillwearwhatilike #dressfun #fashionblogger #streetstyle #instastyle #lookbook #realoutfitgram #fashiondiaries #brisbaneblogger

Apparently I was channeling some serious Cher from Clueless vibes today with my check mini skirt (even though I didn't have a matching blazer!) What do you think? I started the day with a sneak peek of @zara's new Winter collection - head to my insta stories to see some of my favourite pieces - and also a special deal they've got for @wintergardenbrisbane shoppers starting tomorrow! #zarabrisbane #everydaystyle #ootd #brisbanestyle #realstreetstyle #makeyousmilestyle #30plusstyle #instafashion #happystyle #fblogger #iwillwearwhatilike #whatimwearingtoday #dressfun #afforablefashion #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #sharedmystyle #tasseltuesday #styleinspiration #styleinfluencer #stylediary #styletips #whatiworetoday #stylehunter #ootdfashion #blogmode

For years I've thought of myself as too preppy to successfully pull of the boho look but, inspired by my pals @katy_potaty and @ilovethatskirt, I've jumped on the @erinlouisefashion bandwagon and am chuffed to show off their gorgeous new Celestial Night ($60, kindly gifted) floral frock which I teamed with my @targetaus ankle boots, @lovisajewellery tassel earrings and faux fur gilet which I bought at @hm in London 10 years ago! (Swipe to see it without the faux fur gilet) Do you think I've pulled off the boho babe look? Is there a trend you never thought you could wear but now love? #erinlouisefashion #everydaystyle #OOTD

Happy Monday! Not only did this super soft Only One Suede Biker Jacket from @dissh_boutiques (Link in profile, kindly gifted, now on sale for $59.99) keep me cosy all day today, its beautiful khaki tones seemed to balance out the red from my allergic reaction making me feel a little more like myself again - win win! Top of the 'to do' list is to organise allergy testing. ______________________________ #khaki #dissh #stripes #teamstripes #everydaystyle #australianfashion #bikerjacket #khaki #style #love #blonde #stylist #fashion #sydney #melbourne #brisbane #affordablefashion #30plusstyle #brisbaneblogger #womenwithstyle #stylist #ootd #girlboss #styleblogger #sharedmystyle #wiw #whatimwearing #streetstyle

They may not be Balenciaga, but they are rose gold, gorgeous and they're mine (and they were just $100). _________________________________ #ankleboots #metallic #spotmyshoestyle #everydaystyle #ootd #wiwt #fblogger #30plusstyle #brisbanestyle #autumnstyle #australianstyle #shoes #brisbaneblogger #shoeporn #shoesaddict #styleblogger #style #instastyle #instafashion #outfitpost #igstyle #mystyle #whatiwore #mylook #styleinspiration #fashioneditor #sydney #melbourne #styleoftheday #girlboss

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. 🍂 I snapped this photo on my visit to Toowoomba earlier this month and it seems, for me, life really did start again in the fall. So many amazing people and opportunities have come my way lately and I'm so thankful for all of them and the places they have - and are - taking me. _______________________________ @karen_millen_aus Embroidered Mini Dress (kindly gifted) @blue.illusion Boiled Wool Coat @adorneme Pleated Fold Over Soft Clutch (kindly gifted) @therapyshoes Nickel Boots ________________________________ #karen_millen_aus #outfitinspo #lmbdw #lmbdwbrisbane #outfitinspiration #autumn #everydaystyle #womenwithstyle #brisbaneblogger #brisbane #spotmystyle #ootd #girlboss #styleblogger #wiw #whatimwearing #sydney #melbourne #streetstyle #30plusstyle #fashionblogger #styleblogger #outfitpost #realstreetstyle #toowoomba #makeyousmilestyle #fallstyle #whatimwearingtoday #ihavethisthingwithcolor

I really don't think I could love this outfit any more than I do. It's got so many of my favourite things - stripes, fringing, a pop of red so you won't lose me in a crowd, and it brightened up what turned out to be a gloomy Saturday afternoon. Red is definitely my colour of the season, what's yours? ________________________________ @marcs_clothing Lani Felted Wool Jacket (in honour of Wool Week) with my @seedheritage stripe tee and @witcheryfashion black fringe skirt (both last season) ________________________________ #brisbaneanyday #autumnstylefile #everydaystyle #styleblogger #lovefashion #outfitinspo #lmbdw #lmbdwbrisbane #outfitinspiration #monochrome #blackandwhite #brisbanestyle #over30style #melbournestyle #sydneystyle #30plusstyle #womenwithstyle #fashionista #outfitideas #australianfashion #australianfashionblogger #lovestyle #styleblog #ootdfashion #outfitoftheday #outfits #fashiongram #autumnstyle @thewoolmarkcompany #woolmark #woolweek

A winning desk-to-dance floor combo if ever I saw one ... this stripe dress I got from @runwayscout a while back topped with my Joy Leather Jacket from @jeanswest and paired with my favourite @frankie4footwear Alana heels in black! ________________________________ #leatherjacket #fitsbest #brisbaneanyday #autumnstylefile #everydaystyle #styleblogger #lovefashion #outfitinspo #lmbdw #lmbdwbrisbane #outfitinspiration #monochrome #blackandwhite #brisbanestyle #over30style #melbournestyle #sydneystyle #30plusstyle #womenwithstyle #fashionista #outfitideas #australianfashion #australianfashionblogger #lovestyle #styleblog #ootdfashion #outfitoftheday #outfits #fashiongram #autumnstyle

I've been missing my gingham prints since the cool autumn weather arrived ... and then I spotted this divine gingham trench coat at @marcs_clothing and I went #gagaforgingham all over again! The ladies who were at the Women of the Vine lunch at @fitzys_toowoomba earlier this month will recognise it from my talk about why you should opt for a statement coat this autumn/winter! ______________________________ #marcsaw18 #everydaystyle #gingham #brisbaneblogger #autumnstyle #brisbanefashion #brisbane #spotmystyle #ootd #brisbanecity #girlboss #styleblogger #sharedmystyle #womenwithstyle #streetstyle #australianfashionblogger #sydney #melbourne #trenchcoat #fashionblogger #fashionblog #styleblogger #wiw #outfitpost #realstreetstyle #makeyousmilestyle #whatimwearingtoday #brisbaneanyday #9to5 #officestyle

Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday
Six essentials to pack for a winter holiday

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