Accepting the White House Christmas tree is a tradition for the first ladies as it marks the official kickoff of the holiday season. For the special occasion, First Lady Melania Trump stepped out on Monday for the arrival of the Christmas tree in a stylish casual holiday-themed outfit. Opting from wearing a dress, Melania wore a red cashmere turtleneck sweater from Ralph Lauren that is retailed for $689. She paired the cozy turtleneck sweater with dark navy jeans and knee-high slouchy Victoria Beckham black leather boots that cost $1650.
Wearing over her shoulders to complete the look, Melania wore a plaid Calvin Klein double-breasted checked wool coat that is retailing for $1,597.50. It is already sold out is from the Calvin Klein 2017 collection by Raf Simons.
The tree-approval ceremony is an annual tradition at the White House since the 1960s.
The Chapman family of Silent Night Evergreens has provided the White House the Christmas tree in 1998 and 2003. This year, the Chapmans, who hail from Wisconsin, won the growers’ contest that is hosted by the National Christmas Tree Association.
Melania thanked the Chapmans for giving them a “beautiful tree” and promised to “decorate it very nicely.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 21, 2017
The 19 1/2-foot fir tree arrived outside the White House in a horse-drawn carriage to the sound of holiday carols sung by a quartet. After the arrival, the tree will be placed in the Blue Room of the White House.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 22, 2017
The White House plans to unveil the holiday decor Monday after returning from spending Thanksgiving at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Also on Monday, Melania will welcome children and students from Joint Base Andrews for a holiday arts and crafts event.