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Bridesmaid Dresses

Stone taffeta gown

Priscilla of Boston

I was asked to be in my friend Tara’s wedding yesterday. I’m honored to be a part of her and Jay’s big day next fall. Furthermore, when asked about plans for dresses, Tara replied that she thinks she wants everyone to wear black. Ahh, bridesmaids everywhere would be grateful. Black–simple, elegant, and reusable. I think her choice will look very nice–black gowns and tuxes offsetting what is sure to be a gorgeous white wedding gown. I can’t wait to see what she chooses.

Cute Cowgirl: This is not to say that in past weddings I’ve been forced to wear anything I didn’t like. As a kid, I was in two bridal parties: my Uncle D’s and my Aunt Lisa’s. For Uncle D’s wedding, I wore a lacey shirt with a prairie skirt and cowboy boots. Oh yeah, it was a cowboy-themed wedding. I know that sounds suspicious but the pictures are fantastic. Everyone in hats, boots, belt buckles. Very cool. As a little kid too, I was psyched to wear cowgirl boots. And I got to wear a pretty ring of baby roses in my hair.

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Last Chapter: Done

I finished my last Kylie chapter last night. Incidentally, it’s also the last chapter of the book. It came out better than I expected for a first draft. My sister is reading it and so is Laura. They both give pretty objective feedback. If they don’t like it, I’ll know. But I think they will. There were a few parts last night that I was really happy with how things sounded. A few sentences that made me think, “Where did that come from?”I

Now I have to write an epilogue (so fancy right?). That will be from Ben’s perspective. Since he’s my strongest, most accessible narrator, I think it’s best to leave with him. Plus he’s funny. So readers will get the dramatic / romantic Kylie ending and the lighter Ben ending.

The pug is happy that it’s done!

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