Ellms Christmas Tree Farm

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SOREL Winter Fancy Lace II boots sz 6 (also worn here & here), JCF hat, Burberry coat sz 2 (similar – their only camel coat at this price point), ASOS scarf (very similar)
On Nick: SOREL Cheyanne Lace boots, JCF flannel-lined pantstartan scarf (worn by me here), Filson coat

Over Thanksgiving, Nick and I visited our very first tree farm to pick out a little Christmas tree for my family. I lived in the upstate NY area for many years and didn’t realize this gem of a place (Ellms Farm) was nearby! They have a tractor trolley to take you from field to field, a fire pit to defrost your hands by, adorable farm animals, and a free hot cocoa station (…I always knew where to find my husband). With our luck, it was one of the coldest days yet so we made sure to bundle up in cozy scarves and our SOREL boots. I’ve been loving their insulated weather boots as an alternative to rubber rain boots when I know I’ll be out in the cold for a long period of time.

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Above, ambitious tree novices on the trolley, trying to decide between visiting the tall (7 – 8 feet) or extra tall (10 – 12 feet!) tree fields. Turns out a ~5 footer was already quite the workout for the two us to cut down and haul home!Ellms Christmas tree farm Albany

I have gotten more questions on sizing about this particular style of boots, so want to reiterate that this particular style runs a little small. Once again I mistakenly thought I ordered a 5.5 in an initial post, but mine are actually a size 6 which fit fine with thicker knit socks. In most American brands I’m usually a 5 to 5.5, so I’d suggest going up half from the size you most commonly take. And for your guys, Nick says his boots run about half size small as well.

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As some of you may have seen from my snapchat last week, a lesson learned was that tree cutting can be a dirty job! Don’t wear your favorite coat unless it’s easily washable (thankfully we both had scarves to shield our shoulders while hauling the tree), and be sure to pick shoes fit for trudging on a farm. These sound like no-brainers but I saw plenty of cute flats on visitors around us that got muddied. If you’re visiting somewhere with cut-your-own trees, the farm will likely have saws and twine, but bring your own workers gloves if you have ’em to protect your hands from pine needles and sticky sap.

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I also lost my bet with Nick about which half of the tree is heavier to carry…I couldn’t make it beyond a few steps while carrying the pointed half ; ) Rigorous workout and all, it was so worth it to have the scent of fresh pine fill my parents’ house and to be able to decorate our first real tree with my little brothers.

Thank you Sorel for partnering on this post!


36 thoughts on “Ellms Christmas Tree Farm

  • Reply Becca @ Lexi and Lady December 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Love the photos! Captured some memorable moments.

  • Reply Anonymous December 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm


    Great photos!

    Did you raise the belt loops on your coat?

  • Reply Sasa Zoe December 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    You guys are too cute!! I love Sorel too:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Bella B December 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Oh my gosh I love these photos they are adorable, I need to get a Christmas tree soon I love your beanie and coat!!


  • Reply Grace December 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Hi Jean! Always love your posts. Was just wondering what socks you wear for cold winters? Thanks!

  • Reply Julie Hiller December 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Real trees have always been a must in my family, and going and picking them has always been a favorite tradition of mine. You're right about dressing to get dirty though!

    Love the new boots!

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  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Hi! Yes, about an inch.

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Grace ~ thank you! I just have the J.Crew camp socks

  • Reply Helen Veyna December 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I love these photos! You two look so cute! I also liked learning more about the fit of those boots since they've been on my wish list for quite a while.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  • Reply Sarah Kristen December 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Just want to share – Smart Wools are my absolute fave!

  • Reply lauk88 December 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Cute post where are the pants from paired with the boots? Thanks

  • Reply Lauren Lalicon December 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    You guys look so adorable! Such a smartly dressed couple 🙂 I'm going to look into those boots, may be a good gift for my boyfriend!

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  • Reply Poshnessary com December 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    You two are so cute. Love the pics

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  • Reply Anonymous December 7, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Hi there, can you please let me know how you find the Burberry coats to run? I am considering the splurge and am not sure about sizing as I haven't had a chance to try any on yet. Thanks!

  • Reply Kathryn Akhtar-Khavari December 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    These photos are too cute! You and your hubby are adorable. Love your look, almost wishing I celebrated Christmas so I could go pick out a tree!


  • Reply Anonymous December 7, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I have those Sorels and had to go up a whole size! They are a little roomy, but I also tried 1/2 size up and my toe hit the front when I walked.

  • Reply Patti December 7, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Aww just love the last photo of you two! 🙂

  • Reply Trang Do December 8, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Beautiful pictures! Lovely couple!! 🙂
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  • Reply tellmeyblog.com December 8, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Aww, these pics are so cute!


  • Reply Alexa Johnson December 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Love the post!


  • Reply Maggie Zemanek December 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Picking out a tree was one of my favorite childhood Christmas traditions. Nothing like the smell of a real tree in the house!


  • Reply mybeautrip December 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful pics and love your boots!

  • Reply North of Chic December 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Wow, you both are so ambitious cutting down your own tree!!! I am far too lazy to do that….Lol!!! Love your scarf!! South Moon has a very similar one!!! Your hat looks adorable too!!
    Xo Laurie

  • Reply Jean December 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    My jeans are from J.Brand : )

  • Reply Anonymous December 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Jean! I like Nick's pants – would you mind telling me what brand they are and where he got them from? Thanks!

  • Reply Jean December 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Hi! Please read my previous review on this coat (I linked to it right below the first photo). All of their coats run a little differently, but I'm usually a 0 in their London or Prorsum runway line and for this particular one sized up to a 2.

  • Reply Jean December 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Good to know, thanks! I just edited my post to "at least" half size up

  • Reply Anonymous December 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Is it weird to ask, who takes your pictures on these occasions? The pictures are on point as usual!

  • Reply Tanya December 8, 2015 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Jean December 8, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    We went with our family so my brother did : )

  • Reply Deasy Noel December 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    The last photo is so lovely for such lovebirds <3 Your outfits are so on point, and perfect for cutting trees ^_^


  • Reply Sarah Neely December 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

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  • Reply Mariah Rickard December 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Getting the Christmas Tree is my favorite part of the holiday season! You look like you had a wonderful time!


  • Reply Jennifer December 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I always enjoy your detailed posts and outfit pairings. And I especially love seeing you and Nick together. I recently purchased the Sorel Winter Fancy II boot in a size 6. They looked bulkier, but they fit. Debating on whether to return them or not. I'm 5'0, 94 lbs., and have shorter legs. They look so great on you, but not as great on me. Ha!

  • Reply Sophie Leblanc November 28, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Very cute!! I am super curious where you found his boots with the plaid inside, I can't find them anywhere!!!

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