H&M’s Bridal Collection Is the Best Thing to Happen to Your Wedding Budget
If you’re a bride on a budget, 2016 is kind of turning into a dream come true for you. Just last week ASOS released a killer line of affordable wedding dresses, and now H&M is hopping on board with an impressive collection of their own.
As part of their Spring 2016 Conscious Exclusive range, H&M has (finally!!) decided to add three wedding dresses to the mix. Keeping with the eco-friendly mentality of the annual line, all pieces are made from sustainable materials like hemp, linen and organic silk. The collection is inspired by a new, historic fashion exhibit opening at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. You’ll find a high-collared, long-sleeved gown reminiscent of Botticelli’s “Three Graces” that would be a perfect fit for the boho bride.
There is also a more structured number that could totally pass as a piece from J.Crew’s bridal collection and a billowy bedazzled number that looks like it came straight out of a Free People catalog.
The most expensive piece included in the collection comes in at $649, which is definitely more than the standard H&M purchase — but a total steal in the bridal world. The collection is set to drop on April 7. If we were you, we’d definitely have our credit cards ready — because if there’s anything we know to be true about a good H&M collection, it’s that it sells out before you can even figure out what shoes will match best.
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(Photos via H&M)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!