White Christmas in Canada Countdown – what I will be packing

White Christmas in Canada Countdown – what I will be packing – Under 1 month to go!!!


Well I have finally pulled out all the pieces that I have been gathering over the last few months in preparation for our upcoming trip – thought better check that we are all ready and raring to go.

My very last purchase is my beanie and I have that being shipped to me as I type……..a lovely purple woollen hand knitted variety.

So for 22 days away, I am planning on packing the following items and will have the ‘layers layers layers’ all sorted –

Layer 1 - tights and thermals
Layer 1 – tights and thermals
Layer 1 –

Great suggestions from ladies on Facebook were tights – so have two pairs of the Mix brand just from Kmart or Coles – black opaque which should work a treat. Plus thermal type socks.

Plus have a set of Kathmandu Ultracore thermals – leggings and undershirt – perfect for that dog sledding and sleigh riding adventures.

2 pairs of ponte style pants
2 pairs of ponte style pants
Layer 2 –

Two pairs of slimline stretch pants – the navy ponte pants are from Katies, which I have been wearing so know their comfort factor and the charcoal grey are new from Regatta – a bargain at $20 at the Myers sales. Both have tapered ankles to fit snuggly into the ski boots and are stretchy enough to fit over the tights or thermals. Plus the waistline wont dig in for the travelling long legs. I may still pop in a pair of skinny jeans, just as an alternative – but they won’t fit over the under-layers though.

Long sleeved tops for layer 2
Long sleeved tops for layer 2

Four tops should be sufficient – I have kept to a neutral palette – light grey, black and two stripes – two from Katies and two from Bohemian Traders. They will fit perfectly over the thermal top if needed, and work well under my jumpers.

Two jumpers for layer 3
Two jumpers for layer 3
Layer 3 –

During a recent Melbourne trip there were plenty of jumper sale options, however I still wanted to keep this layer as thin as possible. These two vee-necked pullovers, in teal and black will fit well over the first thin layer and will still allow plenty of room to be topped with the overcoat.

Different weight scarves
Different weight scarves
Layer 4 –

I have written about my fabulous knee length duck down overcoat, with hood and pockets, so that is the final layer. This layer also consists of a couple of knitted scarves – in different weights to tuck into the neckline of the coat, my ski boots, gloves and beanie………and I will be set.

Now to bring on the snow angels, snowman making, dog sledding, ice skating (or falling in my case) and generally just experiencing our wonderful white adventure.


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