What I Wore: Flannel among the Evergreen Trees

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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What I Wore: Coat (etsy), shirt and socks (Target, old), Belt and Boots (Old), Skirt (Pin-Up Girl), necklace (gift), petticoat (local boutique)


One of my favorite new traditions that's started since I began dating The Boy is going to the mountains to cut down a Christmas tree with his family. I grew up using a fake tree (which definitely have their benefits too!), so cutting down a Christmas tree was new to me last year! But there is so much I love about a live one. The feel and smell of it, and just-well, the experience of it. I love getting to spend the time doing this together.

We travelled up the North Fork to the Shonshone Forest near Yellowstone. The trees here are definitely not as full as some I've seen people get at tree lots, but it is fun to hunt for the perfect one! Contrary to what you'd expect you don't want one "just the right height" (or at least we didn't), because the branches are too young and supple to hold ornaments very well. The Boy's family taught me to look at slightly taller ones, and you take the tops as the tree. Don't worry; goats eat anything we don't use from the tree, and I also take all the extra branches and make thick garlands for the stairs' bannisters too. In fact, we have it on good authority that we are not harming the environment by cutting down a tree. The National Forest Service issues rather awkwardly charming little tags as permits that say things like "Don't worry! I'm happy to be cut down because I am making room for other trees!" 

The area we went to look for trees was so pretty, that The Boy and I returned again for photos. Obviously, this wasn't what I wore looking for trees, but it seems very appropriately Christmas-y ("Kris Kringly!"), doesn't it? 

So, what kind of decorations (if any) do you all use? What's your tree like?! I love to look at other people's Christmas trees to see what they say about their owners' aesthetics and style. So feel free to share links, or tell us all about them! 

19 comments

  1. beautiful, beautiful, love your outfit and coat! The snowscape and your undo are amazing!!

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  2. My goodnes you really know Christmas trees! I've never had a real one like that. We have a 20 dollar fake tree! I love these photos - so pretty!

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  3. I love the plaid and your hair looks so cute up! We always always get a real tree but we go to a lot. I've never had the experience of cutting my own down. Hope I get to some day! It sounds so fun!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the outfit. Plaid is everywhere right now it seems.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  5. There is nothing better than plaid + snow! Love it! Also, I'm super jealous of your snow. We've had temperatures that match winter, but nada on the precipitation. It doesn't even feel like winter around here!

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  6. Beautiful photos! I am starting to think you may have polar bear DNA somewhere in you, you never seem cold ;) I was also an avid fake-treeer until last year. Now I'm hooked on that fresh pine smell!

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  7. You look great! All blowing in the wind!

    Rachel

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  8. Your coat is so pretty and I love the scenery shot. Beautiful.

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  9. Such beautiful pictures! I love all of the snow and the scenery. I really need a top like that-so great for wintry photos! And your hair is amazing too-very flattering on you.

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  10. Ah, I love your coat! Cutting down a Christmas tree sounds like fun :)

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  11. I've never cut down a tree before (I've always just bought them pre cut ) that sounds so great!

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  12. That day with your boy's family sounds absolutely wonderful! I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing this coat, it's amazing. And what a gorgeous place to take photos.

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  13. I like this post so much: these pictures are wonderful!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
    Win a Daniel Wellington watch!!

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  14. I love that skirt more every time you feature it! Your hair looks fabulous as always <3

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  15. I still don't like that mom and dad decided to get a fake tree last year. Real ones are SO much nicer, i think. The smell, the stinging needles,... . They mainly decided to get a plastic one because they were tired of cleaning up the fallen needles. We used to get our trees at a lot, as there aren't really any fir woods around here, haha. And is that photo of the surroundings in your collage for real? The view is SO pretty!!

    PS: I love your flannel shirt! I finally got a pretty one myself too, pictures on the blog tomorrow if you'd be curious :) x

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  16. I love how you made your flannel feminine! What a beautiful area you're in. Great look! :)

    xo
    Sarah

    www.stylesarah.com

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  17. love this look! plaid and that skirt go perfectly with those boots!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  18. Your hairstyle is excellent with this cute ensemble. You even manage to look warm in the skirt!

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  19. love that look! you looking very good! :) x

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