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All Dressed Up and Ready to Go

by Meghann on March 26, 2011

Taking a self portrait of yourself with a DSLR is hard.

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The winner? Maybe? πŸ˜‰


Derek and I are all dressed up and on our way out the door to his friend Steven’s wedding. It’s the first time either of us have ever been a part of a wedding party, the whole service/ reception will be in Spanish, and I do not know a single person. This should be fun. πŸ™‚

Before we left I created a big ole salad to fuel me through the afternoon. I’m looking forward to some delicious wedding cake later! πŸ˜‰


Salad contents:

  • Mixed Greens
  • Roasted Chickpeas & Carrots
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Almonds
  • Drizzle of BBQ Sauce for dressing


Piece of toast with blackberrry jam ( yum!)


Don’t wait up! We’re ready to PAR-TAY tonight! πŸ˜‰

Random Side Note

I’m always done getting ready before Derek, but – stereotypically – shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Whose ready first in your relationship? You or your significant other?

1 Hannah (Running In Freedom) March 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Love your dress! Have fun! πŸ™‚
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2 Kara March 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I’m always ready first! My husband easily takes 2x as long as me!

I love that dress, you look super cute!
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3 CampingGirl March 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I am always ready before my husband… he waits until the very last minute.
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4 Ashley March 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Your dress is cute! I think me and my boyfriend trade on that stereotype. Sometimes it’s me sometimes it’s him. I’m actually waiting for him right now and it’s driving me crazy.

5 LindzGreerIndy March 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Cute dress!! Usually my husband’s waiting on me…but I like to think it’s only because I feel the need to change about 20 times before I commit to an outfit! lol

6 Freya March 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Looking good Meghan!
I can imagine – if I had a boyfriend – I’d be first ready. I’m not one of those girls that needs 3hours..a pair of straighteners to the fringe, bit of mascara and powder, and I’m done πŸ™‚
Have a good wedding!
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7 Tessa @ Amazing Asset March 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I agree! I don’t have a boyfriend either (sigh) but it doesn’t take me too long either- mascara, perhaps a bit of eyeshadow/eyeliner if I am feeling extra crazy :p and i’m done!
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8 Hilary March 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

That lunch sure does look tasty…and you look cute…enjoy yourself!
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9 Katy March 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Im always ready first!! My boyfriend is sooo slow! I have to hand him each peice of clothing sometimes just to get him out the door on time. You have no idea how many times I have yelled “Can you put some pants on PLEASE!” Its a regular occurrence for us! Have fun at the wedding…

10 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life March 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I’m always ready first, but that is because it doesn’t take him nearly as long and he can get ready in two minutes, he just waits until I’m ready so he doesn’t have to wait. πŸ˜‰
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11 Fit Chick Britt March 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I take longer to get ready, but I’m always ready first! My hubby thinks he has all the time in the world to get ready and ends up starting to get ready at the time I told him we were supposed to leave!
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12 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Jason is always the first one ready. I like to take my sweet time πŸ˜‰
Love the dress!! Have fun partying tonight πŸ˜€ After all of that house decorating, you guys deserve a night off of blogging and stuff! (Love the couches too, by the way!) πŸ™‚
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13 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I am always ready first too! Looks like it is more common than I would have thought. Super cute dress. Have fun!
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14 Mimi March 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

It depends with my fiance. If I have my outfit all picked out, then I’m usually quicker. Weird, right?
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15 Margo March 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

You look so cute! I love that dress!

My finace is usually ready before I am, but it takes him about 10 minutes to get ready. No matter the occasion!

16 Kim @ girlevolving March 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I’m usually ready before my husband, too!
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17 Holley @ Smart Snacking March 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’m always ready first! My husband takes forever and always waits until the last minute. I like to be early wherever I go and we usually end up being at least 15 mins late bc of him. Drives me crazy!
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18 Angela March 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Brad is a laid back surfer dude. It takes him seconds to get ready. But if he has to take a shower first thats a different story. He spends 30 minutes + in the shower. I am in and out in Five!
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19 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

My BF is always done first, but we’re both really quick! He can be ready to go in 10 minutes, but I take more like 20. Still pretty speedy for a girl, I think!
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20 Midwestern Magnolia March 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I seem to be in the minority in the comments thus far, but I will readily admit to taking longer than most men AND women to get ready. I am a taskmaster in pretty much every area of my life except the beauty department. It’s pathetic how slow I am.
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21 Nina @ Nina's Nibbles March 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I know I’m just repeating what everyone else is saying – but I love that dress! You look great! It always depends with my husband and I – sometimes I’m ready first, sometimes he’s ready first. Have a great time!
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22 kim March 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

i love your dress!! where is it from btw?

23 Liza March 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

I believe that is a version of the Lorelei dress from J.Crew (Meghann correct me if I’m wrong). I’m a wedding expert at J.Crew so my job is to basically have all our dresses memorized.

24 Meg March 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

You look beautiful! Have fun!
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25 Kimra March 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Love that dress! My husband is always, always, always ready first — which is shocking to me because I think of myself as low maintenance. I just take longer showers!
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26 Clare @ Fitting It All In March 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

You look gorgeous! I love the wavy hair and the dress! where’s it from?
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27 Lindsey March 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I love that dress!

My bf is alwaysss ready before I am! Not that I take forever, it’s just that he just takes 15 min total!

28 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food March 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Super cute dress! <3

I take SO much longer to get ready! My bf is so supportive though…just pacing around the house, meandering into the bedroom to see 'what's up', and telling me I look perfect when I'm standing there saying, "Now, I'm not sure if I like this shirt." LOL! πŸ™‚
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29 Erica March 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Loveeeeeeeeee your dress- you look so cute! Hope you guys have fun at the wedding- sounds like it will be an interesting experience! I’m usually ready before Josh- I have no idea what the hold up is πŸ˜‰
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30 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Cute dress! Have a great time at the wedding.

I’m usually ready first, but then at the last second I realize I forgot something or change what I’m wearing — so technically Jason is ready first!
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31 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Cute dress! Have a good time πŸ™‚
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32 Dina March 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

You look cute!

My husband takes forever to get ready. So I am always ready before him even if I have to blow dry my hair. Strange.
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33 Liz March 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I’m always ready before my husband simply because he leaves stuff to the last minute. Drives me nuts. So i’m constantly calling out… 15 mins.. 5 mins.. etc. etc.

Oh and the perfect breakfast for me is 1 egg with cheese on whole wheat toast with a bit of strawberry jam. Egg for protein, jam for sweet!

34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

have fun!! My husband is always ready before me. Poor guy always has to wait (but it is never tooooo long! πŸ˜‰

35 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Really cute dress! Were usually ready at the same time, although I start way earlier πŸ™‚
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36 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun March 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

You should have invited me to translate for ya! πŸ˜‰ Hope you have fun!
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37 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Loveeeee your dress! Have fun at the wedding!

I do not have a significant other at the moment.. but I’m always ready before my roommates!
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38 michelle March 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Wow I love your dress. Where do you do most of your shopping?
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39 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

BBQ sauce as dressing?! that’s such a great idea!
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40 Kim March 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

totally unrelated but i figured this was too long to tweet — i thought of you today going down the interstate, we saw a billboard for cracker barrel (ew) that said “Meals. Miles. Smiles.” ha!
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41 MorgzSyd March 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

you look great! that salad also looks really good!

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42 Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup) March 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Love that dress! You look so pretty! Also.. roasted chick peas AND carrots.. GREAT idea young lady!!

43 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I’m always ready first because my Husband is always LATE!!!

I’ve never used BBQ sauce for a slad dressing – I need to do that.
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44 Kristen March 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

My husband is definitely always ready first… I nitpick at my hair and outfit…I’m always running behind
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45 Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg March 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I love your dress! So cute πŸ™‚
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46 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Cute headband! I hope you have fun at the wedding. I would be a little worried if I didn’t know anyone at a wedding…just get a few drinks in you and it should be a good time!

47 Lauren @ Team Giles March 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Love the dress!! Is it from J Crew? I think I’ve seen that.

I’m the one who takes for—-ever to get ready. My husband is ready in 5 minutes flat!
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48 Angela March 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm

My boyfriend takes forever! He showers twice as long as me! Boys are high maintenance.
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49 Alaina March 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Have a great time at the wedding! Oh, my husband is definitely done first. Or he waits until I’m 2 minutes until done, then he’ll get dressed and we’re “ready” together. πŸ™‚
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50 Karolina March 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

I love the dress! Where’s it from?

51 Nicole March 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

The dress is so cute! Where is it from?

52 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather March 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

What a cute dress! I love the pockets in em.

I’m definitely the slow one getting ready in my relationship.

53 Emily March 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

i am late to the party on answering this question but I am DEFINITELY faster than my bf at getting ready. i can shower, get dressed, blog, eat and be ready to go before he’s done in the bathroom. it’s a little ridic.
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54 Katie G. March 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Love this dress!

It’s funny that you mention it, I am always the first one ready! But I think that’s because I start getting ready way in advance since I prefer to take my time while doing so…my bf always waits until the last minute to jump in the shower! He is super quick at getting ready but I always have to wait at least 5 more minutes for him
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55 Ann March 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I’m almost always ready before my boyfriend, especially if we need to shower. I always go first because I can have my hair done, make-up on and be dressed before he gets out of the shower. He takes forever in the shower, even though I have long, curly hair. He also takes ages to pick what hat he wants to wear, depending on his jacket. πŸ˜‰

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