It’s our family tradition to go cut down our Christmas tree at a local tree farm every year, but this year it hasn’t quite worked out yet. The kids are still hoping we can fit it in, but I’m beginning to think we might need to be content with one tree this year. The live tree would be our second tree because I also set up a faux tree in the front living room that I call my fancy tree. I decorate it in gold and silver and crystal. It’s pretty and elegant, but it’s not our family tree.
The live tree we cut every year goes in the family room and is decorated with our family ornaments — the ones from Paul’s and my childhoods, the ones our kids made in school, mementos from our vacations, and a collection of painted wooden ornaments Paul’s father used to make for all the family members every year. I do love that tree, and I miss having it in our family room this year, so hopefully we can find time to visit our favorite tree farm this weekend. If we do, I’ll probably wear this outfit or a variation of it.
I actually wore this outfit last weekend to a nearby walking trail to get family pictures for our Christmas cards, but it occurred to me that it’s also the perfect Christmas tree farm outfit.
Rain boots are perfect for the tree farm because it can be messy, and these Hunter boots are virtually indestructible. If they get muddy and dirty, I can just hose them off.
I normally wear a coat when I’m outside in the winter, but so far this year, our weather has been mild, and I was comfortable in a wool turtleneck and down vest.
This sweater is from J.Crew last year. They usually keep some version of it in stock, but it seems to be selling out so I’m not sure what’s up with that. I love these sweaters. They’re the perfect weight and length, and I really hope they restock. This cable turtleneck is another option (it has the same fit as mine) and I also like this Madewell cable knit sweater a lot.
The red vest is also J.Crew, and I’ve sung its praises many times. I love the way it fits so much that I have it in black as well. It runs big, so I sized down to a small. Same goes for the turtleneck sweater, by the way. J.Crew tops seem to run big in general, although their pants and jeans fit TTS.
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This infinity scarf is less than $10 right now, and it comes in 3 color combos. It would make a fantastic gift for just about any woman on your list. It’s so cute and easy to wear. I love how it’s heavier like a blanket scarf, but it has the ease of an infinity scarf.
DL1961 Emma legging jeans // cable turtleneck (similar here and I also love this) // red vest // Hunter boots (size down) // similar pompom beanie // plaid infinity scarf ($9.98!!!) // link bracelet // cable cuff // link ring // watch // faux pearl studs
How about you? Do you have a live tree or a faux tree or some of each? Inquiring minds…
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today!
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