Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ain’t no party like a bridesmaid party!

by Meghann on October 30, 2011



This afternoon I made the short drive to Orlando to try on bridesmaid dresses with my sister and her lovely bridesmaids: Amber, Ashley, and Jessie (we missed you Stephanie!).


But, before I left Tampa, I had some leftover butternut squash soup and cornbread for lunch.


I specifically waited until the last minute to leave just so I could have the leftovers for lunch instead of picking something up on the road. Worth it.


1.5 hours of singing my little gleek heart out later…

I met the gang at David’s Bridal for our shopping bonanza.


Bridesmaid dress shopping is easy when you’re surrounded by girls who are happy to go with the flow. We selected a few dresses that met all of Kelly’s criteria (short, shiny, and available in plum) and spent the next couple of hours playing dress up. Who doesn’t love trying on beautiful dresses with beautiful ladies?!

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Can you guess which one we picked?!






Ta Da!


The winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kelly was hoping for a dress that would flatter all five girls’ (we were missing one) body types as well as comfortable enough to survive an outdoor Florida wedding in the middle of June. She walked in the store leaning towards one style (the y-neck dress above), but ended up going in a completely different direction after seeing it in person.

The Short Charmeuse Dress with Ruched Waist and Pocket (the one we did select) was the one dress Kelly wasn’t sure of at first (she wanted dresses with straps), but after we all tried it on – we knew it was THE dress for us. Not only was it super comfortable – the dress fit all of us to a T.

Plus, the dress had pockets!!! Major bonus in my eyes. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Here’s the dress in the correct color – plum.

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I love it and can’t wait until my dress (in the correct color) arrives in the next couple of months. It felt funny ordering a dress so far in advance, but I guess that’s how weddings go.

Now Kelly has successfully crossed FIVE major items from her wedding to-do list:

Only 8 more months (and a million other to-dos) to go!

We celebrated our successful shopping adventure with a trip to Menchie’s.




Taste testing the ‘Maple Doughnut’ confirmed once again that I do NOT like maple flavored things. Yuck.


I stuck with the pumpkin (OMG good!) and hazelnut flavors topped with graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon apples, and brownie pieces.


Mmm… good. ๐Ÿ™‚

The drive back to Tampa wasn’t bad (a little Starbucks detour helped) and I made it home just in time for dinner.


For some reason I had an odd craving for frozen pizza today. Random.

Just before I threw the pizza in the oven, I cracked two eggs over it for a little kick of protein.




Derek tried the egg-on-pizza combo for the first time tonight and – when I asked him what he thought – he just lifted his shoulders and said “tastes like pizza” before proceeding to pick the egg part off and eat it in one bite. I think he liked it.


Fresh green beans for a side of green.


Good night everyone!

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