Christmas traditions

Our Christmas traditions have definitely evolved over the years. Once, selecting our Christmas tree was an all day affair. We would go to the farm and search the fields, looking for that perfectly imperfect tree. Then we'd cut it down ourselves and bring it home.

Now with busy schedules and fewer local places offering the option of cutting your own tree, a new tradition has come to pass. Back of the Kohl's parking lot. Sure, it might be a little less festive, but its still a real tree, and we still chose it as a family - even if we did take the very first one we looked at.


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The Rundown
Plaid Button Down J.Crew Factory similar
Navy Skirt Gap similar
Red Pea Coat Nine West similar
Snow Boots Pajar similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
White Scarf Taken for Granite similar
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Green Onyx Ring c/o RedEnvelope
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color Essie "No Place Like Chrome"


  1. Haha yes it is all stil the same! I love having a real tree at home that was not the case growing up.:(
    Both M and I need some snow boots, yours look so comfy and warm.

  2. This look is awesome! Oh and the photos are SO beautiful! The snowy trees AH!


    City Brewed

  3. Love the colors of your outfit :)

  4. You look amazing. I love all the red accents you added to your look. Lovely photos.

  5. Hey a traditions a tradition! I have always loved a real tree--I know it's better to have a fake one, but I could never hang with the plastic trees. I love your festive tree picking wear!

  6. A tradition is a tradition, no matter how picture perfect it may - or may not - be. I think just having a real tree shows dedication. I bought a fake one three years ago and have never looked back, there's so much less mess and when I'm ready to decorate for the year, I just take it out from under the bed! But that means I don't get to dress up for choosing a tree... which, seeing this look, I'm kind of regretting :)

  7. As we grow older (and get even more fabulous) traditions must be readapted but they are still traditions! Love that you didn't miss the opportunity to shoots some very cute pics with a holiday spirit! You look so cute and cozy!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  8. A tree is a tree. Shoot, my family's tradition is to get their fake tree out of the attic!

  9. Most important: you went as a family!
    and i cannot stop looking at the snow.
    It's a few feet!

  10. Here in Germany we always have real trees and we do not put the tree up before Christmas Eve. When I was a child my father just cut our tree in the woods near our house which of course is no longer allowed nowadays.
    Thanks for the reminder that I only have a couple of days left to get my tree!!
    BTW you look beautiful as always!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  11. You look so beautiful! We have many traditions for Christmas pretty much merged both my parents cultures into one grand feast of events. It all starts with getting a tree from a tree farm, But this year my bf and I just took the easy route and picked up one at a stand. But we always get a real tree! Happy holidays! xo :)

  12. I love this red coat on you, such a classic look and perfect for the holidays.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. Woohoo for tree picking! That's such a cute outfit for it too :)

  14. gorgeous outfit I love how everything is pulled together and Im in love with the coat!

  15. So cute!! I loved reading your tradition, too. The best part of this year is all the family togetherness ;)

    xo, Nina

  16. What a chic look! I love your boots! :)

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  17. You look gorgeous, love all the little details in this look.


  18. What a fun, holiday perfect look. LOVE the plaid shirt!

  19. Great look! I really love your boots they look so comfortable!!!

  20. Your Christmas tradition still sounds very lovely. I love your red coat and bag.

  21. The red and plaid is such a cute combination! Looks great on you.


  22. Haha...well it still looks very festive even if it is the back of the parking lot! I love your necklace and the plaid + red coat! You look ready for Christmas!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  23. There's nothing wrong with modifying traditions as long as you continue them! This outfit is cute and festive for christmas tree hunting.

  24. OMG!this is so cute! Do you want to follow each other on blogloving and facebook? Let me know.

  25. Hey, it's still a tree! I love your gorgeous red coat with the plaid shirt!

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  26. "perfectly imperfect" haha, that is the best paradox for picking out a tree. It's gotta be JUST natural looking enough that it's not perfect! We have a plastic tree and spray it with tree scented stuff because we're supa creative.

    Mmm, I love all the red here! That scarf looks absolutely snuggy!

  27. I love learning about holiday traditions that other families share! I've never chopped our own tree, that sounds so fun!

  28. What a Gorgeous Holiday Look between the Plaid Shirt, Cozy Boots & Red Coat. The photos by the snow make it all the better. That tree behind you looks great. I just purchased a Plaid Blouse today. I need to wear it with my Red Coat. =)

  29. Looooove your plaid top and white scarf together!

    Xo, Hannah