Think Spring

Fashion blogger Cee Fardoe stands outside the Assiniboine Park Pavilion wearing a Lovers + Friends coat and Aldo over the knee bootsOutfit details on Winnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera, including a Keltie Leanne Designs double layer necklace with pink quartzPortrait of Canadian fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera, wearing an Anthropologie Bonnie beret and Lovers + Friends Monica coatOutfit details on fashion blogger Coco & Vera including the Wilfred Josie dress and Aldo OTK bootsCanadian fashion blogger Cee Fardoe at the Assiniboine Park Pavilion in Winnipeg, wearing a Wilfred Josie dress and Anthropologie Bonnie beretLovers + Friends coat (c/o REVOLVE)
Wilfred dress (similar)
Aldo boots
Anthropologie beret
Keltie Leanne Designs necklace (c/o)
Keltie Leanne Designs ring (c/o)

I’m not really a pink person. I went through a major blush phase in my teens, mostly inspired by the ballet dancer style in the movie Centre Stage, but then moved on. But every year in late winter, I notice that pink pieces start to catch my eye; a cosy blush-toned sweater here, a pinky-nude wrap dress there. For someone who doesn’t love pink, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Except that while I don’t love pink, I do love spring – and in my mind, the season and the colour are inextricably linked. If I can’t have sunny days and blooming flowers outside, I can add the elements of spring to my wardrobe.

I went through the same thing last year, even though Paris is far warmer than Winnipeg. It culminated in my acquiring a pink floral dress that, I’ll be honest, I only wore about twice. When spring arrived properly, I didn’t need touches of the season hanging in my closet to remind me that it would eventually come, and I quickly tired of the dress. I’m hoping the same doesn’t happen with this dress, which I admittedly eyed for months, hoping it would eventually come in black. Sadly, it never did, but I did manage to snag pink shade on super sale after Christmas.

There are some pinks I do love year round, but they mostly come in jewel form. As devoted as I am to black, when it comes to necklaces and earrings, I always prefer moonstone and rose quartz to onyx because I love the way those lighter stones contrast with my dark clothes. Jewelry from my girlfriend Keltie’s line, Keltie Leanne Designs, has been my go-to for years (which you have undoubtedly noticed, since her pieces appear in practically every one of my posts.) I can’t imagine my wardrobe without her creations in it. And because I think you should have the chance to experience first hand why I feel that way, I’ll be launching a $150 Keltie Leanne Designs gift card giveaway later today on Instagram – don’t miss out!

With any luck, in a few weeks, the first signs of spring will start to show. When that happens, I can happily give up pink clothes again. But in the meantime, this dress will be in heavy rotation, because it makes me think spring. Does winter make you want to wear lighter colours? Or is that just me…?

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  1. So funny, I posted about pink today too (although in a different context), and how I’ve never liked it but a certain shade (the color of your dress) has grown on me. It really is the perfect color to “think spring,” and it look amazing on you.

  2. I LOVE that dress on you – the colour is so pretty!! And equally smitten with your layered necklace + excited for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!! As for winter/colour insp? Currently, black & dark grey are on heavy rotation and I’m not sure when I’ll wear colour again. I’m sure it’ll happen, but considering I’m going super blonde in March, I’m thinking I’ll be pretty monochrome going forward. But never say never!! xo

  3. It’s a shame you don’t wear pink that often because you look like a gorgeou roze in pink. The coat is bomabstic too.
    I love to dress up with vivid bright colors in the winter, makes everything more cheerful <3

  4. Lovely outfit. I love this shade of pink on your dress. It’s rather calming and indeed reminds me of spring. I also lije the pink shade in rose quartz. Have a lovely week.

  5. Winter tends to be when my brighter colors get replaced by greys and blacks, but no matter the season, I think there is always a place for blush. While it may be a descendant of pink, it feels just as neutral as camel or cream and I feel confident you will find a place in your closet for this dress in the years to come. I look forward to seeing it freed of heavy layers in a few months.

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