Christmas Tree Shopping

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour jacket, J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater, and a Tuckernuck pom pom beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

Visiting a tree farm in the city is always one of my favorite to-do’s on my December list! I shared this post last year, chatting about my love for Christmas trees lining the sidewalks in New York. Visiting a little tree farm in Chicago sort of takes me back! For the last few years, I’ve always bought a real wreath to be able to come home to that pine smell over the holiday season. But this was going to be the year that I was going to finally have a real tree! And I do have one now. But it wasn’t as picturesque as you might think…

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour coat, a colorful Christmas sweater, Hunter boots, and a beanie to pick out a tree in the city.

Melissa and I shot these photos on a Friday and my goal was to come back to the tree farm on Sunday to take home the tree. But those two days really got me thinking… I realized I was probably not capable of unloading a tree at home by myself, hauling it up to my apartment, getting it in the tree stand, etc. And talk about the mess… Yikes!

So on that Sunday, I was en route to Target to buy a fake, pre-lit tree when my inner New Yorker came out and was like, “Hey, you’ve got to be able to find a way to get this thing delivered.” I did some quick Googling, clicked on the first thing that came up, and had a tree ordered, tree stand rented (no storage!), and a delivery date set (pick up, too!) in like 5 minutes. Honestly, one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. Was it as festive as picking out the perfect tree in person? Not really, but that’s what the visit to the tree farm was for. 😉

For those of you in Chicago, I used this site. I got to pick the size of my tree, opted for the in-home set up, rented a tree stand, and set the delivery date and time window all at once. I even scheduled the pick-up date, where they will come back and pack the tree up and take it away! This is in NO WAY sponsored at all, I am just really happy with the service and want to share the wealth! I was terrified that the tree was going to look awful once it arrived, but it’s just as perfect as it would have been if my nit-picky self was picking it out. I probably should have gotten it a foot taller, but that’s more so based on my poor judgement. I chose 6-7′ instead of 7-8′ … I really wanted a 7′ tree, but 8′ would have been too big. Mine is closer to 6′, I think. The delivery guys were really nice and got it set up in a flash… And even cleaned up most of the loose needles along the way. We had a bit of an issue with them trying to find the freight entrance to my building with all of the one-way streets, but it was painless overall! I’d definitely recommend the service, I’m sure I’ll be using it again next year.

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful J.Crew fairisle sweater and a cable-knit beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

This colorful winter sweater is so fun for the holidays. I love how it’s not too Christmas-y, but is still very festive. I think I’m going to buy this one next with the current 40% off… We all know I love a good turtleneck. 😜

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful J.Crew fairisle sweater, Hunter boots, and a cable-knit beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

Get the Look…

J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater
Barbour Quilted Jacket (also available here!)
Old Navy Jeans
Hunter Boots
Gigi New York Monogrammed Crossbody Bag
Tuckernuck Pom Pom Beanie (similar here & here, too!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful J.Crew sweater, skinny jeans, Hunter boots, and a Gigi New York crossbody bag to pick out a Christmas tree in the city.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour jacket, J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater, and a Tuckernuck pom pom beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour jacket, J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater, and a Tuckernuck pom pom beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful J.Crew sweater, skinny jeans, Hunter boots, and a Gigi New York crossbody bag to pick out a Christmas tree in the city.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour jacket, J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater, and a Tuckernuck pom pom beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful J.Crew fairisle sweater, Hunter boots, and a cable-knit beanie to pick out a Christmas tree in Chicago.

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5 Comments

  1. 12.19.16
    Natali commented:

    Looking so cute and comfy in this outfit! 🙂

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  2. 12.19.16
    Rach commented:

    I didn’t know that there was a tree delivery service. That is good to know. I love your fair isle sweater!

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  3. 12.19.16
    Diana Pearl commented:

    Loveee delivery services that make things so, so easy for me 🙂 I have yet to get my own Christmas tree, but if and when I ever do, I’ll definitely seek out something similar! This outfit is so cute too, love the fair isle print!

  4. 12.19.16
    jessica commented:

    This is what I need I wonder if we have that in Atlanta! I would love a real tree but don’t want to deal with the lugging of it, setting it up etc. PS love this sweater!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita