Walking with Roses

Pink trench

On Saturday The Youngest and I made our weekly run to the farmer's market to pick up flowers (and so he could check out the vintage video game booth). I always look forward to this time of year because that means there will be a great selection of flowers at the booth. Over the winter it's your standard flowers but in the next few weeks we will see peonies, anemones, irises and ranunculus. Even the selection of roses, a pretty standard farmer's market offering, are coming in an wider range of shades. Last week I bought the most beautiful coral roses and this week I managed to grab a deep shade of hot pink along with a beautiful white hydrangea. I was thinking pink and white because that is my tablescape theme for Easter this year but it also matched my weekend outfit!

pink and preppy

pink flats with bow

pink outfit

spring outfit

Sunglasses from Guess

pink trench and pink scarf

spring preppy outfit

spring transitional outfit

spring outfit in pink

L.L.Bean sweater

preppy outfit

Trench | SweaterJeans | Scarf | Sunnies | Flats | Purse | Watch c/o Berg + Betts Save $20 off a watch with code 'Celebratingthislife' 
Make up: Links below

Pink is my favourite colour and I've always loved that there are so many shades within pink to choose from. Blush tones are especially popular in the spring. Adding in a few blush tones to a traditionally winter outfit can transition that outfit into a more spring-like uniform, which is exactly what I did here. Last week we saw the return of freezing temperatures and snow so it was back to long pants and sweaters. This old L.L.Bean sweater has served me well the last few winters and on the weekend, when the temperature climbed to to +10 Celsius, it made a great layering piece under my thin pink trench from Banana Republic a few seasons ago. Earlier in the morning there was a slight chill in the air so I reached for my sunset scarf. I call it that because the colours, blushes mixed with tan, remind of those incredible summer sunsets when the sky turns many shades of pink.

Make up: After my Sephora make over experience, I have been playing around with my make up and I think I have landed on my spring/summer routine. Make up in your thirties is a little different than your teen years or even your twenties because you focus less on acne (hopefully!) and start focusing on wrinkles and/or dull complexion. My face concerns right now are wrinkles and uneven skin tone. I combat the redness in my skin with the Hello FAB 3 in 1 Superfruit color correcting cushion. Then I add a few pumps of Laura Mercier candleglow foundation over top and finish with Shiseido's Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother (which I received complimentary from Influencer). The foundation doesn't settle in my lines and gives me a healthy looking glow and the Shiseido smoother is a serum that cuts down on any shine and just sets my foundation perfectly. No need for setting powder of any kind.

I'm also using Born This Way's concealer for my undereyes and I tap a small amount in with my ring finger after my foundation. A little blush and some colour from my Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, a quick swipe of an eye brow pencil and my fave YSL mascara and I'm out the door! It's not nearly as long and complex as it sounds. I haven't timed myself yet but I manage to get out the door at a decent time. Another tip I'd like to share concerns the lipstick I recently purchased, and that I'm wearing in these photos. I bought a deep hot pink Revlon Colourburst Lip Balm in 053 Sorbet that I felt was too intense for this light pink outfit so I lightly dabbed the lipstick on and then blotted twice. I was still able to get some of that great berry tone but it was much more subtle than the full product.

Now that the weather is better I can finally start planning our spring/summer adventures. We recently bought a 1970 Mercury Montego and we're hoping by the end of April she will be back home (currently in the shop getting road worthy). The whole family is itching to get her here and hit the open road. There are so many great towns in Ontario and we can't wait to visit as many as possible. I'll be sharing all of our favourites as part of my #Canada150Project and I'd love your recommendations! What are your favourite towns to visit in Ontario?

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