CUTTING DOWN OUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE

My parents tell a funny story about going to cut down our own Christmas tree when my siblings and I were little and how it was the first and last time they took on such an outing. (Ever since then we’ve picked out a tree at Stew Leonard’s which is its own version of festive!) It’s something I knew I’d want to attempt at least once with Teddy and since it’s an easy socially distanced outdoor activity for this time of year, I figured there was no time like the present! We drove an hour north first to Windswept Tree Farm in Sherman and then a bit farther to Lappala Tree Farm in New Milford when we learned the former was pretty picked over (read: the only remaining trees were Teddy’s height). I’m really glad we did it but I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re back at Stew Leonard’s next year with two little ones in tow. 🙂

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design darling ralph lauren quilted snow bunting

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design darling cutting down our own christmas tree with baby

I bundled up in this outfit from Talbots for the occasion and wanted to link everything for anyone who’s interested! This wool coat is nicely tailored and comes in several different colors. I wore it over this cable-knit sweater and these maternity jeans (you can read a bunch of reviews and see my favorite pairs in this post). I thought a red pom pom beanie would be a festive touch and then I couldn’t resist these fleece-lined boots that feel like an infinitely chicer upgrade to Ugg boots — they are so warm and comfy! And for anyone shopping for little ones, Teddy is wearing this snow suit (runs insanely large — he is 14 months and wearing size 9m), a hat from this local boutique, and these sneakers.

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design darling christmas tree farm

design darling cutting down our own christmas tree with teddy

talbots tish foldover cuff ankle boots on design darling

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pom pom hat c/o  //  coat c/o  //  sweater c/o  //  maternity jeans  //  fleece-lined boots c/o

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