Fashion Forecast: Oh Christmas tree, where shall I cut thee?
Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:07 PM -
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This weekend marks our foray into December festivities, with holiday enthusiasts around the world prepping for that most revered of tasks: the cutting of the Christmas tree. While we recognize this isn’t an all-encompassing tradition, we think it’s still important to take advantage of the great Canadian outdoors on the last first day of the month this year, especially when the forecast is calling for a frosty -5°C with scattered flurries in the Quebec region (did you know that Quebec is the top exporter of Christmas trees in Canada? Now you do!)
When going to choose your tree, look for a farm that offers horse-drawn sleigh rides so that you can snuggle up next to your special someone with a blanket tucked tightly around you (this Tartan Lambswool Throw from Williams-Sonoma looks extra soft and cozy). The snow-covered scenery will slip by you as the brisk wind blows in your face, but if you’re bundled up in Lucky Brand’s thick, chunky infinity scarf you won’t even mind. As you dismount from the sleigh, you’ll likely plunge feet first into some pretty substantial snow drifts, so make sure you’re wearing a pair of shearling-lined boots.
Picking out the perfect tree takes a high level of discerning taste, so put that meticulous sense of style to work. Everyone looks for something different in a tree, whether it's extravagant fullness or miniature meekness a la Charlie Brown. Once you find it, you’ll just know. Stand back and bask in its glory, arms crossed in your lumberjack-esque flannel jacket while proudly surveying your selection.
At about this time you’ll want to ensure you embarked on your little adventure with someone who is in possession of excellent handy skills. And even if you’re not so dexterously inclined, you can still contribute to the overall success of the mission by offering hot chocolate refreshments from your portable Thermos. Warm gloves and furry earmuffs will be essential at this stage (especially if things take longer than expected).
When all is said and done, it’s true that cutting down a real tree is not the most practical of endeavors. But if properly outfitted, it can certainly be an enjoyable one. And nothing beats the satisfaction of having the tree that you chose and trekked home, all decked out in lights and ornaments, making your home smell like a sweet, spicy pine forest. The holidays are officially here!
Weatherproofing with Fashion:
- Black Watch Tartan Lambswool Throw, $253, williams-sonoma.com
- Lucky Brand Crochet Infinity Scarf, $55, nordstrom.com
- L.L.Bean Shearling-Lined Boots, $179, llbean.com
- Mackage Margaret Jacket, $650, eluxe.ca
- UGG In & Out Glove, $190, uggaustrailia.ca
- J.Crew Shearling Earmuffs, US $136, jcrew.com
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