The CNE is always bittersweet. From cronuts that make people sick to fun rides that cost too much, it’s fun but sometimes a let down. For me, I’m always sad when the EX rolls into town, signalling the end of summer. I always end up drowning my summer sorrows in a stick of candy floss, which was the inspiration for this look.
I wanted to emulate the pastel colours and the childhood whimsy of the fairgrounds. This dress is a perfect frock for a tea party or midway date, and matched my light pink sugar to a tee. My blue bag picks up on the candy floss theme, while being a practical way to store my camera in between rides, shopping and stuffing my face at the Food Building. (My sister and I escaped the ill-fate of the cronut burger by a hair!)
I wanted comfortable yet cute footwear, so I paired my Mickey Mouse Keds with a pair of frilly socks to stay comfy and practical… you never know when a stroller full of children can run over your feet.