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Starting to Strip

The wallpaper in August’s room, that is.

He had already gotten a head start on removing the wallpaper shortly after we moved in, so we’re finally helping him finish the job. The top layer peeled off just fine, but we’ll need to wet the paper backing that’s left behind and scrape it all off in sections.

Wallpaper Backing Left Behind

Stripping Wallpaper

Looks like our weekend is booked!

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,

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