Christmas Tree!

Ok first of all, the outfit I wore when decoration the Christmas tree, and THEN the pièce de résistance: le tree. I was completely prepared for the task in my festive socks, white-red-green outfit and euhm overall holiday appropriate mood! The tree is a slow growth import from Denmark apparently. I have like zero arboratory knowledge, but I can tell you the needles are a lot longer, thicker and softer than the trees we usually bring in for Christmas. And it's purdy and shiz! My boyfriend didn't screw up like last year when we had to cut off  a third of the tree just to fit it into our living room. 

Anyway first my outfit! Feels very Scandinavian, which rocks. I love Scandinavian style, perfect Christmassy inspiration too.



coat, sweater: Think Twice vintage
dress: H&M
beanie, tights: Pimkie
boots: Texto
socks: River Island


NOW TREETIME! Keep an eye open for the various bird-themed decorations.



As you can see, I love a variety of different decorations. An OVERLOAD of different decorations to be more exact. Every year new things are added to my collection, and there's stuff in there from my boyfriend's parents too. Like those straw/wooden angels, you can hardly find stuff as authentic as that in stores these days. The more eclectic and over-decorated a tree, the better. That way, the tree really becomes an expression of your family's history. And family is what Christmas is about for me! So if any of my readers are looking for a present to give me: just buy me some sweet christmas decorations! Preferably one piece, no sets. Something to do with Santa or reindeers: tacky = love! 

It wasn't always like that though, I used to be all about only silver/white decorations and simple trees when I was a teen. I moved on to ecclectic trees after that but still hated colored or flickering lights. However, my boyfriend got me a string of led-lights with different lighting settings and now I'm way into the twinkle setting (we didn't use it in the tree though, we decorated a desk with the lights). It's probably just a matter of time until I buy some multi colored blinking crazy lights to decorate EVERYTHING.

Have you put up your tree yet? How do you like to decorate yours?


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26 comments

  1. Super cute outfit for decorating the tree! I love your jumper :)

    The tree looks fab!! I like to decorate mine just like that - a big mish mash of lots of decorations, rather than any colour coordination or anything! xx

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  2. I'm a Grinch who never puts up a tree. But I live on my own and considerably far from family so I'm never actually in my home for Christmas. My parents lived with me during last Christmas, and my mother decorated the house, but no tree. I don't hate Christmas or anything but I don't like it enough to decorate. I had one pretty little glass ornament my mother gave me of the nativity scene... and then a visiting friend shattered it. So that was it for my Christmas decor, doh. Also, that sweater, loves.

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  3. WHO DOESN'T LOVE CHRISTMAS??? :D

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  4. Mooie boom, trui en sokken! Ik heb de boom ook het liefst vol met vanalles en nog wat maar wel wit en zilver/goud achtige tinten. Met ijspegels en kralenslingers enzo. En mam natuurlijk met haar usual engelenshit maar goed, in the spirit of christmas is het nog net te harden. It's true wherever you find luuuurv, it feeels like chriiiiiistmaaaaaaas. Muppet christmas carol = best christmas movie ever.

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  5. Well, I'm staying at my mum's for xmas, and, up until now, she hasn't even put up a single strand of tinsel... she kind of stresses about xmas, and doesn't take the time to embrace the silly season and just have fun. So tree here. Personally, I LOVE to decorate it's an excuse to dress up your house in tons of glitter and lights, and that's a lot of fun and great for lifting one's spirits when it gets really cold.

    Love your tree by the way, I do remember your "tree episode" last year hehehe xxxxxx

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  6. i put up my tiny tree! it's two feet tall and doesn't have lights. lots of bird ornaments though!

    http://high-socks.blogspot.com/

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  7. Still waiting to get our tree, can't wait! It is my fave part of Christmas! I adore your Christmasy outfit, so festive!

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  8. I haven't even put my tree up yet, but hopefully this week! I love your mustard knitted hat. I just brought one but I'll have to wait till winter in Australia to wear it, which is 6 months away :(
    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  9. First of all, this outfit makes me happy, as does your long, soft-needled tree!

    I think my family's decorating habits are pretty similar to yours... I'll doubtless be doing a post around the 22nd when I finally get home. We have everything from decorations circa the 40s from my grandparents, to some awesome glittery multicoloured biplanes bought a few years ago. : D I'm getting happy just thinking about it!

    Aaaand, as I was reading somewhere the other day... the great thing about Christmas ornaments is that due to the built-in breakability likelihood, there's always room for one more!

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  10. Gorgeous tree!!! I bet is smells wonderful too. And that outfit is perfect!! I love the cute fun socks poking out from the boots.

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  11. Hi Annebeth, I love, love, love your clothes
    kisses rose-in japan

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  12. Love the outfit! And your tree looks great!
    I totally agree, the more the better! and the more varied the better! I left most of my ornaments at home because I feel they belong on the family tree but I did bring a few to my new house and my roommate and I bought some more :) And yes, Christmas = family! I love seeing all my family together celebrating (Even though we see each other fairly often anyway)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  13. I am totally in love with your outfit here! The pop of yellow, the pretty floaty dress. It is SO Christmas appropriate! Also that tree is so classic, it makes me feel all cozy. Our tree last year was pink and gold, but we haven't come up with anything this year so its sitting around waiting for us to get creative.

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  14. Thhis sweater is gorgeous!! I absolutley love it with the pretty flowy skirt, and tights. Such a wonderful look! I really love your christmas tree, such gorgeous decorations, we haven't decorated ours yet but we have it up!
    xJennaD

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  15. We should have organized a blogger Christmas swap! Now it's too late to ship internationally, sadness. I tend to buy wooden ornaments from the '60s, felt/plush reindeer and crazy sequined ornaments that people made back in the '70s.

    Fun and festive outfit too, I want to your sweater and those berry colored tights.

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  16. What a beautiful tree! And I love those socks of yours! Love Kerry of Yours Truly, x

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  17. I agree, eclectic trees are the best. The prettiest tree in the world in my opinion used to be my grandparents because those oldfashioned tree decorations are just the bomb. I mean, lights in the form of candles that need to be clipped on the tree branches... Seriously cool. And the fushia, green, blue, silver,... tacky balls are so gorgeous! Your tree definitely achieves the same effect on me :-D And colored flickery lights are a no-no for me too!

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  18. Mooie outfit, Annebeth! Vond de vorige outfits iets té punky naar mijn smaak, maar deze outfit is meer 'mijn goesting'. Helemaal christmas-style, but I love it!

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  19. There you go, making me jealous of that sweater again...
    I have a tradition of using my neighbor's tree after they've gone out of town! They just bring it over and I set it up in my living room. I decorate with these homemade ornaments my friends and I have made over the years out of scraps of beer cans and glitter glue. It's super festive.

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  20. Wat een leuke kleuren in je oufit! En schattig rokje :) En suuupermooie boom, ik houd van die grote, volle kerstbomen haha. Helaas past er geen in mijn kamertje :(

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  21. Thats a wicked cute outfit and I just love your sweater. It looks so warm and cozy. As for your tree well its awesome. I've seen a few bloggers post pics of their trees with silver garland and am now obsessed with the look of it. Next year I will be silver garlanding it up!

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  22. dat is het voordeel van een gevarieerde stijl he, ik spreek verschillende markten aan! :-D dankjewel!

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  23. Ah! I love this outfit! It is so perfectly winter/Christmas. You look so adorable!

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  24. Your tree looks great! I think Christmas trees definitely reflect a family's history and style. I always like seeing all our decorations come out of the boxes each year and trying to remember each ornament and where it came from. Christmas is all about family for me too.

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  25. I just realized how perfect your hair is for Christmas. So festive!

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