My Canadian Roots

My Canadian Roots

Here on the final evening of the Canada Day long weekend, I wanted to do a manicure inspired by Canadian manufacturer Roots, designers of one of my favourite items of clothing of all time, my pink Roots Athletics sweatshirt.  Considering there was not a Canadian kid alive in the mid-1980s who didn’t have one of these sweatshirts (including yours truly!) there are no photos of me in my beloved baby pink, mint green and white pullover, because we didn’t run around with cameras all jacked up in our faces at all hours of the day.  So I have no “adorable” throwback photos to share with you, just my nostalgic memories of an iconic Canadian trend (really, everyone had a Roots sweatshirt; they came in an assortment of bright rainbow hues – my best friend’s was a gorgeous indigo blue – and some people had one in every colour.  And they were not exactly inexpensive either.  Not bad for a sweatshirt bearing the silhouette of a chunka-butt beaver.) 😉

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5 thoughts on “My Canadian Roots

  1. This is cute. I obviously didn’t have a Roots hoodie but we did have the every flavor Bongo jean shorts in lollipop saturated colors with coordinating Explorations shirts that featured various wildlife from The Body Shop.

    • Bongo shorts! I remember seeing ads for those in Teen Magazine or Seventeen! We definitely didn’t have those in any stores here; shorts aren’t our thing (except apparently for this week, during which my half of the country is experiencing a record heat wave. It’s so gross. I’ll take those shorts now, in every colour!)

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