To the the Market we will Go : What I Wore

going to the market

Hello my friends. Hope you're having a great Thursday. So far so good here!

I have mentioned before that we go to Kensington Market for our vegetables and other fresh foods, but I don't believe I've ever shown you what type of outfit I wear when out and about just doing everyday stuff. Actually, I had not intended to turn this particular trip, taken yesterday, into an outfit post, but uncharacteristically Nick was in a picture taking mood on the way! He is usually much more of a get in, get what you need, and get out type of guy when we go to the market!

... and yes, I did get the hairy eyeball (what a saying!) for dawdling and taking some 'must-have' shots. If I miss what I think would make a great photo, it feels like a loss that I'll think about a long time afterwards. So I have to stop. Full disclosure ... I was left behind and ended up walking halfway home by myself! And I was carrying two heaping bags, that just kept feeling heavier and heavier as I walked along. I had been over-zealous in my volunteering to carry more than I usually do, after-all it was I who wanted all those plums. Plums!

Anyway, as I trundled along on my own, I regretted letting Nick get away, because I would have gladly offloaded a couple of the huge red peppers I was carrying! We usually follow roughly the same route every time we go, so I could actually see him wayyy ahead of me all the way home, but there was no way I could catch up.

market outfit 02

Back to the outfit, this is what has been my typical 'about town during the day' type of outfit this summer. I tend to cover up quite a bit because my skin is very sun sensitive, so instead of wearing more sunscreen than I have to, I just opt for covering up! The skirt has a shirred elastic waste (it was actually a baby-doll strapless sundress that I altered because it was way too short for me in its original state.) Underneath it I am wearing light weight lingerie bicycle shorts (love those!). The tee is one of the dozen or so black tees that I have in all kinds of shapes and lengths. Black tee-shirts are a staple in my wardrobe, for sure.

And the shoes? Not very glam, but comfortable and necessary for such a walk. As I type that, I am reminded of Taza of Rockstar Diaries recently saying that no matter how much walking she will do around her new home in New York City, she "will not do tennis shoes"! Lol, I agree with her, but man it is tough to find comfortable and durable walking shoes that look good with skirts and dresses.



feather in your cap

This building that we pass to and from the market, is a neat one. It is now a theatre but was originally built as a bakery and stables in 1902. I love how it is immersed right into the neighbourhood. (I previously did a post about it here).

I did take a number of interesting pictures in the market that I'll save for another post but thought I'd show you these Candy Cane Beets. We didn't buy any but I was tempted. We couldn't really carry any more than we bought though. Talk about the opposite of beauty being only skin deep.

candy cane beets

Thanks for dropping over.
xo loulou
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13 Responses to To the the Market we will Go : What I Wore

  1. Love the skirt! I too am addicted to black tees. I have to say I need the comfy shoes to walk around. I don’t think you should suffer for shoes. :)

  2. tessems says:

    What a perfectly plum-picked outfit you don. It suits you quite well :) I know how it feels when you miss the perfect shot. You never regret taking too many photos–it’s the pictures you don’t take that haunt you.

    Oh, so many haunt me too.

    • Loulou says:

      haha, thanks Tess :) I know, it’s really a bother being annoyed by missing a shot. Sometime I find myself walking by and then backing up, sometimes half a block, to get the picture! What I particularly love about digital photography is that you don’t have to worry about wasting film on a bad picture.

  3. rooth says:

    I really enjoy going to farmers’ markets and those beets are quite lovely. As for the horchata recipe, serves me right for not buying rice and blending it like the “real” version. Oh well, I’m just going to buy it from now on :)

  4. Emma says:

    I’ve got a hat just like that! It looks great on you!

  5. Shoko says:

    Lovely! And candy cane beets – so, so pretty. They don’t even look real :)

    • Loulou says:

      I know Sho! I was surprised to see them. Last year this same vendor had yellow and orange beets along with the usual red ones, but I had never seen the Candy Cane ones before. My cousin had a great idea of something to do with them. That is to cut them thinly and make chips!

  6. Jenny Lee says:

    I am so jealous of your candy cane beets! I love beets and I have never seen any so adorable!
    You look so cute for market day. I am usually quite scuzzy. You would not want to see a pic of what I wore! Maybe I would like to shop more if I snazzed up a bit.
    You are so inspiring!

    • Loulou says:

      Well, it depends where I’m going. Sometimes I’ll slink through side streets and alley to get where I need to go and nobody will see me so it doesn’t matter what I have on! Our neighbourhood is changing so much these days, with lots of nicely dressed people moving in, so I have become a little more careful about what I put on before going out the door. There is one thing that winter is good for … you can just throw a coat over what you have on and with a cute hat and scarf you’re ready to go!

  7. This market look delish, I really should have gone to the farmers market more often this summer to buy fresh produce- or even better, straight off the farm! Boo to nick leaving you behind with so many heavy groceries though!
    I hope you have a very happy Friday and are enjoying your plums :)
    xo Hannah

    • Loulou says:

      Oh it’s ok about Nick leaving me behind! I deserved it because I was stopping a lot. I just should have thought about transferring some of the groceries to his bags before letting him get away. But then again, it’s excellent weight bearing exercise … instead of going to the gym I carried heavy bags, lol.

  8. Martha says:

    Hey Loulou!!!
    I love this look…you look super cute and fun!!
    That hat so needs to make its way into my closet because I am obsessed with it!!
    And honestly, I love the shoes…I am a big Keds fan and these remind of that. Always comfortable and kind of retro-chic (reminds me of the 50’s/60’s).

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