Last Saturday I visited High Park to see the cherry blossoms, which only bloom for a couple of weeks a year. It’s crazy how rarely I take advantage of the park’s gorgeous sprawling green space and lovely natural landscape, considering how close I live to it.
I decided to wear something light, ethereal and earthy to blend in to the atmosphere. I chose a relaxed, patterned shawl on top of a simple ensemble of jean shorts and a white, corseted top (this top is my go-to for summer days spent hanging out and relaxing outside – it’s super flattering and goes with basically everything!).
I love how this shawl blows in the wind and flows all the way down to my feet – it’s so breezy yet majestic-looking at the same time. Its understated, intricate pattern is so interesting but not over-the-top or tacky.
It ended up being the perfect addition to my summer ensemble. Not only is it super stylish, but it blended in perfectly to the area where I decided to take my pictures.
This secluded, swampy area was overgrown with tall, hay-coloured reeds . Narrow pathways meandered through the plants, making it a really cool place to walk through and play hide-and-go-seek!
I’m definitely going to try to make more of a habit of visiting my local parks, rivers and natural spaces. It’s such a lovely and relaxing way to spend a warm Saturday afternoon!
Check out the gallery below to see more pics of my outing to the park!