Bridal Shower Inspiration – OOTD

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My brother is getting married. And I couldn’t be more thrilled. Seriously. The woman he is marrying is a dream come true (for him, I have no doubt, but also for me). She is down to earth, charming, sweet, funny, adventurous, independent, courageous and kind. Plus she’s a babe and he is so lucky to have found his match.

This weekend, as per tradition, my aunties are hosting a shower for her – a chance for the family to get to know her and for many of us to meet her sisters, mother and maids of honour.

A winter shower (in Canada) presents some challenges, especially in a home-hosted shower where we take our shoes off (politely, as Canadians are rumoured to be).

I got some inspiration by scouring the Paris fashion week street style:

Now, these might seem unlikely, but bear with me. A fancy skirt, paired with an interesting, embellished top and lots of texture, an opaque black stocking and cute clutch. I think I’ve got it.

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Stay tuned for upcoming tips on whimsical wedding style, party favours, best dresses, hair and makeup and personalized touches. I’ve also got my eye on some dreamy wedding photography style. What’s your go to look for daytime parties?

 

What 2 Wear: Sunshine and Candy Floss Looks for those Spring/Summer events!

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Wedding or Shower: this pastel two-piece is sweet and pretty, with just a touch of modern edge.

Wedding or Shower: this pastel two-piece is sweet and pretty, with just a touch of modern edge.

Great for a daytime shower. Comfortable and ample coverage for sipping tea, or afternoon sangria. Chicfeed.com

Great for a daytime shower. Comfortable and ample coverage for sipping tea, or afternoon sangria. Chicfeed.com

Anthropologie dress brings brings the requisite blooms to the party.

Anthropologie dress brings brings the requisite blooms to the party.

Punchy brights add some oomph to this two part ensemble. The off the shoulder detailing is pretty and a little sexy, without upstaging any bride or mom-to-be. Plus, the hem length is perfect for sitting at a reception or shower. Top Shop.

Punchy brights add some oomph to this two part ensemble. The off the shoulder detailing is pretty and a little sexy, without upstaging any bride or mom-to-be. Plus, the hem length is perfect for sitting at a reception or shower. Top Shop.

One of my absolute faves; a bright pop of pink in the form of a maxi skirt is complemented by a graphic black and white print top. This one is a sure pick for a baby shower.

One of my absolute faves; a bright pop of pink in the form of a maxi skirt is complemented by a graphic black and white print top. This one is a sure pick for a baby shower.

Easy as 1 (top), 2 (skirt), 3  (clutch). Found on dustjacketattic.tumblr.com

Easy as 1 (top), 2 (skirt), 3 (clutch). Found on dustjacketattic.tumblr.com

Dressy Pants and a sexy top. Pair these basics for a polished, comfortable look with hair undone and some great jewelery. Thanks to Flare.com for these looks from Forever 21.

Dressy Pants and a sexy top. Pair these basics for a polished, comfortable look with hair undone and some great jewelery. Thanks to Flare.com for these looks from Forever 21.

If it's a baby being showered, you can get away with this adorable bright white look. Braids and a bold lip complete the look.

If it’s a baby being showered, you can get away with this adorable bright white look. Braids and a bold lip complete the look.

Keeping with the sunny palette, this dress is high drama, low fuss. You are covered, with just a touch of skin showing for a look that can be amped-up for evening with a change of shoe and makeup.

Keeping with the sunny palette, this dress is high drama, low fuss. You are covered, with just a touch of skin showing for a look that can be amped-up for evening with a change of shoe and makeup.

Adorable. Careful you don't upstage the bump!

Adorable. Careful you don’t upstage the bump!

After the sun and showers, comes the rainbow. Found on shop.nordstrom.com

After the sun and showers, comes the rainbow. Found on shop.nordstrom.com