It’s fifteen degrees outside, there are little snow mountains on street corners, the grass is brown and patchy, and humans are everywhere, excitedly emerging from hibernation. This can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived in Toronto, and we have gotten a glimpse of glorious summer. If this were July people would be in Parkas because it’s really not that hot yet...but for some reason, no one is wearing pants. And I'm not mad about it.
This is the period where I freeze in my jean jacket, convinced that I will somehow be warm enough to wear it. There is a fire inside me that tells me I can pull it off; there is a proverbial spring in my step (pun, as always, intended).
Now about the outfit:
I am about to suggest something revolutionary here…wait for it…floral for spring. I know, I know, groundbreaking stuff. For real though, once summer really gets going I can’t help but repeatedly don my jean shorts and white t-shirt summer uniform…but spring is the time for something a little more special. Spring is about showcasing all of the purchases from dreary winter; the ones you bought while fantasizing about long beach days, picnics in the park, and evenings at the carnival (I honestly have never been to an evening at the carnival, but a girl can dream). This outfit is probably more ideal for summer, but if you’re like me, and get a little eager, then the closed-toe-shoes and jean jacket are a good compromise. If you’re someone who gets cold easily, throw a long-sleeve shirt under a floral dress and you’re good to go. I found this pinafore at a vintage store called Common Sort on Queen West.
Full disclosure: I am writing this from Sydney where even though it’s “Fall” it's hot enough that I break a sweat walking up a hill in a t-shirt.
PS. More images of Remy, the beautiful pup making another guest appearance on the blog, can be found here.
Photographed by: Hailey Halpern