Ahead of schedule

This weekend Sean and I got our tree, which historically is probably the earliest I've ever gotten a tree up! Feeling put out by the huge tree farms, I called around until I found Totoket Tree Farm in North Branford, CT. It's a small farm and the cut your own trees were only $40. As with so many other things, it's always better to support local businesses instead of going to lots where the trees are trucked in from Canada.

For our little trip to the tree farm I decided to wear my new fleece vest and my gorgeous new monogram necklace from Get Personalized Jewelry. The statement making 2" monogram is a beautiful shiny 18k gold plated sterling silver. It came in a cute gift box and included a polishing cloth. I love the idea of giving personalized gifts and Get Personalized Jewelry has so many options! Since the turn around time is about 15 days, orders should be placed soon to get pieces by Christmas.

The Christmas season is underway and I'm looking forward to getting my tree decorated, wreath up, gifts wrapped (when I finish shopping of course) and taking in as much of the holiday as I can.

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The Rundown
Burgundy Long Sleeve Tee Target
Plush Fleece Excursion Vest J.Crew
Yoga Jeans Second Denim via Coco & Vera's Giveaway
Brown Booties "Upton" c/o Vionic
Suede Accordion Bag Banana Republic similar
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
XXL Statement Curly Monogram Necklace c/o Get Personalized Jewelry
Pearl Anchor Bracelet Made by Me
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie

Monday Mingle
By Lauren M's Mix it Monday

Get Personalized Jewelry Provided me with this necklace for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.


  1. We had a Christmas tree fail because there were few trees left this Saturday but I'll look for him on Wednesday! I love your outfit - so lovely for fall!

  2. This outfit is Christmas tree cutting perfection! I love the color of your top with that fur vest and your necklace is gorgeous!

  3. That necklace really stands out perfectly against that shirt, Lydia!!
    What a fun outing!!

  4. We also put up our tree this weekend. Loving the burgundy and that vest.

  5. Love that vest!!! And obviously love it with the purple ;)
    Look at you getting ahead with your tree!

  6. For the past few years, we've been pretty on the ball about getting our decorations up, but this year to be totally honest, we aren't even sure we're going to bother - although it did snow this morning which has me feeling a bit more in the holiday spirit! With that said, I think the idea of going to a tree farm is pretty much the cutest and this outfit is the perfect mix of practical for, you know, actually cutting down a tree, and stylish :)

  7. Good for you two! I just know that this year I will be way behind schedule and it makes me so sad! I love your vest! The color looks great with your sweater!

  8. I got my tree all set up this weekend too - and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for that!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  9. cool!!

    Nice outfit!


  10. That tree farm sounds so amazing! and I really love your necklace!


  11. Love this post! Perfect for the holidays.


  12. Such a perfect look for getting your tree! I love personalizing jewelry, as it always make gifts more meaningful!

  13. We are getting ours this weekend! We're also going to a tree farm, which we've never done before so I'm excited! Love that monogram necklace. The size is perfect.



  14. My tree is still not up, but I did get most of my shopping done. I love this furry vest so much I wish I could justify getting it.


  15. We got our tree last weekend too! Love that vest!

  16. So cute! I really love this vest and your monogram necklace!

    By Lauren M

  17. Your look is perfect for such an activity! I love your vest and necklace!

  18. Oh wow - 40.00 USD is a good price for a Christmas tree. Here they are super expensive. I should be buying mine brought in through refrigerated containers over the weekend.