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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Red Square at Christmastime

Saint Basil's Cathedral

I’m so excited! We finally have snow here in Moscow! It’s really starting to feel like Christmas now. It doesn’t hurt either that every store, restaurant and home seems to be decked out in Christmas decorations and twinkly lights now. However, the most Christmasy part of Moscow is certainly The Red Square (this is where St. Basil’s Cathedral and The Kremlin are located).

Red Cape at St. Basil's Cathedra

Red Cape at St. Basil's Cathedra

When I woke up and saw that we were in for a doozy of a snowstorm this last Sunday, I quickly donned my most festive and warm attire and made a beeline for the Red Square. (I wore a red cape to the Red Square – gosh, I’m clever!)

Red Square at Christmastime

I’ve been wanting to photograph this red cape against a snowy background since it arrived in the mail, and I finally had my chance! After the last time I wore it, though, I knew I needed some thick layers under it to stay warm.

It’s not the warmest piece of outerwear in the world, but paired with layers, thick mittens and a hat, I was good to go and experience some Christmas market fun! (This cape is almost sold out on ModCloth’s website. however, it’s available on Collectif’s + it comes in blue too!)

ModCloth red cape

The real MVP of this outfit turned out to be my new hat from Prana, though! It did a great job of keeping my noggin warm and my hair dry. This was some heavy, wet snow that was coming down and this hat stood up to it.

This is another piece from Prana’s hemp line. (Yes, you can make clothing out of hemp! Who knew?) If you’re interested in learning more about this hemp line, see my last post explaining it here.

The Red Square & St. Basil's Cathedral at Christmastime

Needless to say, I felt like a little kid, again! The market was so magical. They have Christmas gifts you can buy, food that’s easy to walk around with…and of course, hot chocolate. I took a bunch of photos while I was there as well. 

photos of Christmas in Moscow, Russia

After I came back home to make a warm cup of coffee, I realized I had forgotten to take a photo of my magnificent Christmas sweater I was wearing underneath my cape! What can be better than a dinosaur, Christmas sweater? Nothing! And for once, it seems the rest of the internet has agreed with me…because this dinosaur sweater, unfortunately, sold out faster than I could blink! However, I linked to some fun, similar options below. (Like this Dino cardigan!)

ModCloth Dino Christmas Sweater

ModCloth Dino Christmas Sweater

Have you started wearing any festive attire yet? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Cape: c/o* ModCloth (Also available here)
Hat: c/o* Prana
Sweater: c/o* ModCloth 
Jeans: Old (Similar here)
Boots: Old (Similar here)
Boot Cuffs: Etsy
Mittens: Old (Similar here)

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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Wow, these photos are amazing! Your red cape is the perfect accent.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. Life Of A Med School Wife says:

    Oh my goodness Moscow is GORGEOUS! I am definitely adding it to my bucket list. It looks like a Christmas wonderland with the snow too. That church is insanely beautiful. I love all of these photos, you look so beautiful in your red cape. This is the perfect Christmas look. Enjoy your time there. It looks magical.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much, Courtney! Oh yes – Moscow definitely deserves an add to the bucket list! Especially at Christmastime. 🙂

  3. awayfromtheblue says:

    Your dino knit is so fun but I am loving that red cape! Such a perfect piece to wear on a snowy winter day! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂 We are heading down to my parents today for a family dinner which will be nice 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  4. OMG!!! You have to wear that sweater to Christmas! The boys will lose their marbles!! Sooooo cute! Love the red cape too!
    PLEASE do the photo gallery!! Can’t believe what a beautiful city Moscow is!!
    Miss you sweety! ??

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! I’ll be sure to bring it back with me! And thank you so much, Wendy! Miss you too! 🙂

  5. goldenpineappleblog says:

    Omg I am in love with that cape!!! It’s not wintery enough in SoCal for me to get one of those ?

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! At least you won’t have to deal with snow and ice, though. 🙂

      1. goldenpineappleblog says:

        This is very true! Lol

  6. OK so side note – as I clicked on you blog to read this article, I was listening to the song you named this post after and he happily sang “it’s beginning to look alike like Christmas…” as I clicked. NOT PLANNED but I love it for happening. LOL

    I cannot get over the Cathedral. WOW! Talk about a PERFECT photo spot! It’s so wonderfully winter/candyland with the snow. I love the idea of the winter markets and so wish we had more things like that in the states. I know they’re popular down in Germany as well.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      HA! That is awesome! And St. Basil’s could not make for a better backdrop. Usually, there are about a million people by it… but with the snowstorms, it’s been a little quieter – perfect for photos! And the winter markets are super fun, but they’ve also taken a toll on my wallet. Haha.

  7. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    Lindsey!! These photos look like they belong in a magazine! So so pretty. Also I love prana. Such a great brand!

    Lee – layersoflee.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you, Lee!

  8. gregoryspring.com says:

    Nice Christmas post. PS: Love the sweater!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. It is the fun part of the season where you can be all holidayie and have fun with it!!
    I love the hat…I’ve been wearing them more and more and there are so many fun ones!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Jodie!

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