During this time of the year I have such a great adoration for visiting farmers’ markets and craft shows. I’ve always found supporting local farmers and craftsmen to be an important civil duty, and honestly attending a market makes for such a fun outing! For today’s post, Jorja and I headed to the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market to shoot my featured fall look and to check out the various market participants. And trust me when I say it was anything but a let down. From pumpkins to donuts, they had it all. And, in turn, I also bought it all… all the food to eat that is. But who in their right mind can resist Bronuts’ donuts or freshly made lemonade? Not me, that’s for sure.
For today’s outfit I paired this flowy floral patterned dress with some pink block heels and a pink quilted shoulder bag. I have been all about shoulder bags lately. I never used to like the look of them, but they are super trendy at the moment and also super convenient. I guess I’ve learned to love them. The addition of these pink accessories helped to bring out the pink foral detailing in the dress, as well as helped continue the very popular pink S/S trend into A/W. This dress alone exemplifies the classic hues of fall, and I was able to create a modern autumn colour palette by incorporating the pink.
I am so in love with the cut of these sleeves; they’re so light and flowy and they are the perfect length for transitioning into cooler weather. Unfortunately this dress is from last season and is no longer available at Zara; however, I’ll link some similar styles below!
You can imagine my excitement when we discovered the nearby apple orchard… okay, it was more like a little community garden with like three apple trees, but a girl can dream. Regardless, Jorja and I took full opportunity of this little photo op, and I went ahead and posed with some of the cutest apple trees I ever did see. It was actually pretty ironic that we happened to stumble upon this little garden, considering about five minutes before this shot was taken, I was asking Jorja if she knew of any Manitoban apple orchards we could visit.
And how cute is this beet (and something else that seems to have slipped my mind) donut from Bronuts’ Donuts?? I never in a million years would have thought that I’d have the opportunity to try a beet glazed donut, but I guess anything can happen. And it was surprisingly delicious! I don’t really expect anything less than delicious from Bronuts’ though, haha.
And obviously I had to try Red Ember’s wood fired pizza. They have the neatest food truck I have ever seen. It was tall enough and wide enough to fit a full kitchen and wood fired grill. And they use all Manitoban grown ingredients- so cool. Geez, I should just switch to food blogging after this post, I feel like I’ve really only covered the food aspect of this outing haha.
And then there was the classic freshly squeezed lemonade truck. Whenever Jorja and I come across this little gem of a truck, it’s too hard to resist the purchase of their delicious and refreshing lemonade.
How stunning are these blooms? And they make for the perfect in-home fall accent too. Manitoba grown and impeccably beautiful- just my cup of tea.
What I Wore
Block Heels (similar here)
Over the Shoulder Patchwork Bag (similar here)
As I previously stated, farmers’ markets are one of my favourite seasonal activities, and I love how diverse they become as each season passes; with new goodies and decor filling the aisles. Do you have any favourite seasonal activities? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear them!
Photo credentials of course go to one of the most talented friends I have, Jorja from Jorja Coral Photography. Oh, and a big thanks to her for being such a great farmers’ market date- you are the BEST!
As for now, I hope you have a weekend filled with loved ones and fun activities!