Calgary Fashion Blogger

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Fashion& Beauty Blogger: Brittany Messner of Life Set Sail

A few words from Brittany of Life Set Sail:

WHITE FOR WEDDINGS?
Today I’m bringing you the second instalment of my work with the CrossIron Mills Style Panel. The theme I’ve gone for this time is, you guessed it, wedding attire. But we’re going to put a little spin on things here and talk about whether or not it’s okay to wear white for weddings. I encourage you to weigh in in the comments below. I’d love to hear what everyone has to say on the topic!

I think there are numerous ways you can wear white to a wedding without standing out (or ticking off the bride). You can sport a white based print, opt for pants instead of a dress, pile on the accessories, etc. I think all these ways are fairly acceptable when attending someone else’s wedding, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. For example, would you wear solid white to someone else’s wedding? Personally, I wouldn’t take the risk. As a married woman I know first hand how fragile a brides emotions can be on her wedding day and I, for one, would not want to be the one to push her over the edge.

Sure, some brides may be a lot more modern than others, but if you are hell bent on wearing your white dress to her wedding you’d better ask first! I brought up this topic with our friend who’s getting married in September and although both her and her bridesmaids will be wearing white she still wants it to remain a special shade reserved strictly for the wedding party.

For those of you that are brave enough, I’ve put together an effortlessly chic outfit, that you can wear to your next Summer wedding, with three easy pieces.

I picked up my dress from H&M, which is a simple wrap style that buttons up the front. Though it’s no longer available on the website, I think that this wide blouse would make an excellent alternative paired with a belt. For accessories I’ve kept things very low key with the Joelle Soft Pebble Leather Crossbody from Danier (currently on sale). To top off my look I added a pop of colour with these Yellow Forquer High Heels from Aldo (on sale for half off).

My entire outfit can be found at CrossIron Mills for under $250. I love that because I chose a simple, cheaper dress to work with that I was able to splurge a bit on good quality accessories which I will be able to wear year round. A big thank you to my girl Anneke Forbes for helping me pull pieces for this look.