Tree hunt

December fifteenth. Ten days to Christmas, and just yesterday we went to get our tree. What was once a hunt through fields of trees, saw in hand, searching for the perfect specimen, is now a parking lot behind a Kohl's, but I wanted to wear my furry trapper hat and wellies all the same. In my defense, it was a muddy parking lot.

The tree is up, but unadorned. Baby steps. The Christmas cards got written out, but I forgot the small detail of stamps. A few more gifts purchased, and wrapping has commenced. Progress has been made, but I still fear I'll never get everything I want done. Is anyone else with me on postponing Christmas for just another week?

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The Rundown
Plaid Shirt Gap similar
Cable Knit Sweater Ralph Lauren thrifted similar
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Green Rain Boots Joules target version
Fur Trapper Hat Aerie similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie



  1. Woohoo for finally getting your tree! Ha ha. Loving the outfit, perfect for the occasion

  2. This is the perfect look for tree shopping! I always think I have it all under control until yesterday when I was freaking that I'm still not done shopping and that I too forgot to pick up stamps to mail out my cards! :(

  3. What an adorable tree hunting outfit!! You look so pretty! I love that hat!


    La Joie de Vivre

  4. Love the boots and that hat is so cute and cozy! Perfect for the occasion.


  5. I love love the rain boots! The hat looks so warm and comfy!!!

  6. You look perfect for cutting down a tree :) Even in a parking lot the hat is totally adorbs!


  7. Great wellies. I love that hat, I have a fur hat that is massive but very warm. You look great. We just got a tree on the weekend, even though it will be next year when we get back, lol. :)

  8. It's never too late to get your tree, unless it's on December 26 & then I'd say it's late! I love your cable knit sweater. Perfect for keeping warm. :] // ▲ ▲

  9. you're seriously killing me with that hat. It's amazing!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  10. Last year I was late too… BUT in order to make the best of it and most, I took it down at the end of January.

  11. I love the boots!

  12. I can't believe it is 10 days until Christmas either! I always say better late than never with the tree. I would have rocked that hat and those boots also. They look great and that hat is so fun (and warm I bet!)!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. Such a fun hat! and I love your layers!


  14. Oh my gosh! I need a hat like that. I wish we could have a real tree but I fear what my cat would do. I'm pretty much done with Christmas prep. I just got everything wrapped and those packaged up that need to be sent out. I feel much better now.

  15. I love these fuzzy hats and although I think it would look terrible I think it looks so cute on you.


  16. The tree hunt sounds fun and you look the part too, love it :) I forgot the stamps too, so my cards have to wait a bit too. Oops!

  17. I second the motion! Postpone it even for 1 more day! I am feeling more and more stressed about it all! That hat is adorable on you!

  18. These photos are adorable! I absolutely second the motion to postpone all things Christmas until next week... Or until I'm really ready, which will probably in March ;) Of course we can go on with taking fun Christmas photos. I've never once considered that I might need a chapka, but seeing yours - the fur is just lovely - makes me wonder how on earth I haven't acquired one much soon. Well styled, my friend, well styled.

  19. I love these photos!!! We bought a fake tree last year and even though I miss the scent of the tress, I must say - it's so convenient. We had the house all decorated Thanksgiving weekend.


  20. You look adorable! I love that hat! Christmas tree hunting is always my favorite :)

  21. Cute outfit! I love tree hunting!
    Melanie @

  22. You are so cute and festive here! Yay for picking out a tree- I haven't put mine up yet... It may not happen this year, haha. CRAZY BUSY!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  23. Yeah, it's such a busy season! We actually decided to forgo the tree this year to save our sanity and just enjoy the other decorations in the house. There's always next year!

    ...Killer boots, btw.

  24. I've been lovingly referring to this season as one foot in front of the other. Sounds like you are making progress to me. You look adorable for your tree outing!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  25. I'm with you for postponing Christmas. Too much to do! you look so cute for tree picking. Love the hat!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  26. We made it out to a tree farm on Saturday, but still picked out a precut one! It's so much easier to judge the height when it's not growing on a hill! Haha.

    You look adorable! Do you like your Joules boots?

  27. you looked cute lydia. at least you're getting it all done. keep it up!

  28. In love with your boots hun!!!

  29. Aw Lyddie, you'll get it all done! I have faith in you! I have a few things to finish up myself. My exams seemed to stretch out longer this time around (they ended on a Friday, when usually I get lucky and get out a few days early!) so I'm sort of there with you. I guess I don't really have to work or anything, though. ;) I'm rooting for you, lovely!

  30. How cute are you in that hat! I love this look from head to toe!

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