Snowshoeing





Curling Sweater: Vintage via my Grampa Turtleneck & Boots: Joe Fresh 
Jeans: Old Navy "Rockstar" Leather Mitts: Mark's Work Wearhouse

I'm not sure it's possible to think of a more quintessentially Canadian winter activity than snowshoeing. I even joked a while back with Jentine via twitter about how unbelievable it was that no Canadian bloggers had (to our knowledge) ever incorporated said activity into an outfit post. Until now - ha! Although I admit, this is less a fashionable outfit than a cozy one. This old curling sweater used to belong to my late grandfather. Back about when I was in junior high, I discovered it in his closet, gushed about how great it was and he kindly let me have it. I have loved it every winter since. So yes, I "took my grampa's style" a decade+ before Macklemore made it the cool thing.

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid snowshoer. In fact, the last time I ventured out on any real kind of snowshoeing adventure was on a field trip in about grade six - so not exactly recently. My sister Rose (who is the actual snowshoeing enthusiast in our family) doubted my ability to maintain any control over Dad's traditional Huron snowshoes, and I think she was looking forward to witnessing (and photographing) multiple tumbles into the snow, but I am proud to say that I didn't end up doing too badly! I'm not sure if I'm ready to join Rose in a hike of any real distance just yet, but the gorgeous sunny day and the beauty of the forest in winter definitely did spark an interest! 

All photos taken by my lovely sister, Rosalyn.

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6 comments:

Anna said...

Looks like fun! Love the sweater!

Sandy Joe said...

Such a perfect Canadian winter pastime. The sweater paired with the vintage snowshoes is giving me a vintage heart attack. I can't wait to see your lomo photos!

x The Pretty Secrets

Leah said...

So fun! I've never tried snowshoeing but it's something I would love to try. Very Canadian.

Pop Champagne said...

haha you look adorable, and I've never been showshoeing before! looks neat! yaaa there's too much snow anywhere in Canada!

Rebecca said...

What a cute post! I love your sweater and it is so sweet that it was your Grandpa's! That makes it better!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

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