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Our Dresses for My Sister’s Wedding

My sister, Ashley, is getting married in September! She found her wedding dress months ago, and it’s beautiful. Ivory with lace and a little beading, gorgeous details down the back, and just a bit of a train. Completely different (much more formal) than what she thought she was going to choose, but when she put it on, her face lit up. It was the dress.

I’ll be the matron of honor (yay!), and Eleanor will be a flower girl. We went with Ashley, my youngest sister (Francesca, also a bridesmaid), my mom, and Calvin to BHLDN and the Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue over the weekend to look for our dresses. A girls’ day out (plus bonus baby boy).

Wedding Dresses at BHLDN

Brandon and August will also be in the wedding party (Calvin is too little), but my sister hasn’t decided what the guys are wearing yet. The ladies though — she’s got that down! Each bridesmaid will be wearing a floor-length chiffon dress, and we’re free to choose the style we like best, and even the color from within her palette. (Pink was an option, so that’s why I’m going with because of course I am.) I’d had my eye on a specific Jenny Yoo dress, and it did not disappoint! I’m on the lookout now for a dress for Eleanor. I’ve ordered this one, but if it’s too big we’ll likely go with this instead.

We still have plenty of time to choose the accessories and Ashley hasn’t made a final decision yet on some of those details, but this is the general look that me and miss E will be wearing!

Pink Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Wedding Looks

  1. Gem Pearl Earrings, J. Crew

  2. Florascope Comb, BHLDN

  3. Guilhermina Posy Cutwork Heels, Anthropologie

  4. Jenny Yoo ‘Vivienne’ Pleated Chiffon Gown, Nordstrom

  5. Mae Dress, BHLDN

  6. Girls’ Classic Glitter Ballet Flats, J. Crew

  7. Mini Heart, ban.do

Style: A Drapey Tee

Everything I’m wearing these days has to be nursing-friendly and machine washable, but most of my pre-pregnancy shirts are still a bit too tight and my options are pretty limited. I was feeling kind of schleppy, so I went out shopping the other day to pick up a couple of new tops that would work for me at my current size, and I came home with my new favorite shirt.

Nicole Balch

It has a high/low hem, but it’s subtle enough that it doesn’t feel too trendy, and it drapes just right. There’s also a pretty pleated detail in the back.

Drapey Tailored Tee

I was a little worried about the practicality of a white shirt like this with two little kids around and a baby constantly on my hip; it has a slight texture to it and I thought it might stain easily. Then I spilled coffee on myself within the first hour of wearing the shirt. Because I am a klutz. Happily, the shirt cleaned up nicely!

The necklace and shoes I’m wearing with the top are no longer available, but I found a couple of alternatives and included them below.

Style: A Drapey Tee

  1. Pixie Ankle Pants, Old Navy

  2. Percey Glasses, Warby Parker

  3. Tailored Tee, Madewell

  4. Horn Link Necklace, Anthropologie

  5. Mamuye Leather Bag, FashionABLE

  6. 14K Bezel and Baguette Diamond Band, Zoe Chicco

  7. Gabor Patent Leather Oxford, Nora’s Shoe Shop

  8. The ABLE Scarf, FashionABLE

Art to Stand On

The past few weeks with a newborn have been a bit of a snooze, sartorially speaking. Luckily I have a cute baby to distract from what I’m wearing, but I’ve been rotating through the same few pairs of pants (these were fantastic until near the end of my pregnancy, and now they’re great again post-baby) and mostly rocking the early nursing days standard of a tank and cardigan. It works, but it’s nice to have a fun new pair of shoes from BucketFeet to switch things up a bit!

Cute Shoes from BucketFeet

The patterns on each of their shoes are designed by artists (painters, graffiti artists, writers, illustrators, tattoo artists, and so on) from all over the world, bringing a little wearable art to your wardrobe. Eleanor is learning how to tie her shoes, so we picked out a lace up pair for her, too.

Cute Shoes from BucketFeet

BucketFeet was launched in 2011 by two strangers who met by chance in Argentina while backpacking. The artists that they collaborate with are based all over the world, but my shoes were designed by Erin Burke, a graphic designer based right here in Chicago! Such a cool connection. Now they have just launched dozens of new styles for the season including mid tops, and brand new holiday low top styles. You can see some of my favorites, below.

BucketFeet Shoes
Shoes, Clockwise: DotsRicher Poorer SunCarnivalePindouJason AtienzaDelta

Cute, right? They’re super comfy, and they have shoes for men, women, and kids. If you’d like a pair for yourself, BucketFeet is offering 25% off your purchase using the code LOVELY25 for the first 25 buyers.

Cute Shoes from BucketFeet

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