Friday, October 12, 2012

Say Yes to the DRESS

If you have been with me for a while you might have read my post "The Belle of the Ball" and by now you would know that my boyfriend is in the Marines and we have been planning on attending the 237th USMC Birthday Ball. I had been looking around at dresses for a while and I made up my mind and chose this one. It kind of slipped my mind for a while because I didn't know how I was gonna swing a trip to South Carolina and then drive down with him back to Texas and then fly up to California, it's a lot of time, time I don't really have. But when October came around the pressure was on to decide whether I was going to go. I knew if I was going to go I NEEDED to order my dress ASAP. The website I bought the dress from, Light In The Box makes the dresses to order and I needed custom measurements and I wasn't sure how long processing and shipping would take from the other side of the world to Texas. The pressure was on and I needed to make up my mind fast. I finally got around to ordering the dress two days ago and I cannot wait till it gets here.

It was a hard decision on color because of course I want to compliment his Dress Blues but I also wanted to be slightly different. His sister did say that everyone usually sticks to Red, Navy, and Black but we both agreed that this silver was absolutely stunning! And with the beading against a dark dress, I thought it would be "too much" and I didn't want to stick out like a sore thumb. I opted for silver because it wasn't too out there, it was different, but not to the point where I think his higher-ups and there wives will look down upon me for, so I hope that I made a good decision. I am super excited now and nervous at the same time.I have some planning to do as well.

It will be held at the Hilton Marriott Resort & Spa in Hilton Head, South Carolina which is awesome because it's right along the Ocean which means great photo opportunities! I want to get my hair and make-up done and to have our photos taken outside as well so that's on my list of things to find in that area.

We have a choice from red nails, a french tip, or a sheer cream or nude and right now I am opting for red. I plan on wearing my hair down with Old Hollywood Curls/Pin curls, simple eye make-up and a red lip. For my clutch and shoes, I was considering black apart from wearing silver earrings because I don't want to have all silver and look too shiny. I need a good Red lipstick that will last all night so I don't have to primp as much, I do love my Revlon lipsticks, but I want something less creamy so it doesn't transfer.

If anyone has any suggestions on how I should complete my look (i.e hair, make-up shoes and accessories) I would LOVE to hear what you think.

39 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

    I remember going to the military ball with my then boyfriend. I wore a strapless metallic pink dress. LOL Now I'm like what was I thinking but back then I thought I was the belle of the ball.

    Your choice, however, is timeless and classic.very old Hollywood glam. Enjoy your night.

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    1. Hahah well if you wore it and loved it I'm sure you had a good night, but we all look back at some point (prom for me) and say "What was i thinking!?"

      Thanks! That was what I was going for, hopefully, I don't make myself look old and outdated

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  2. This dress looks so gorgeous! I hope you'll post some pictures after.
    I think if you want a non-transfering and long lasting lip color, try looking into lip stains. I hear they work really well, or even wear a lip stain under your favorite red lipstick. That way if it wears away, you still have color. I can't recommend anything since I don't really experiment with lip products. I hope you find everything you're looking for and have a great night. (:

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    1. I will I promise! Unless they completely suck... but I hope I can (:

      I am looking into lipstains, just need a good one. And I agree with the red lipstick and the stain under, I also need one that is moisturizing, that seems a bit hard to find but I will continue my search thanks Chrissy!

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  3. I think the silver is going to look stunning with his dress blues. I've been to a few smaller military balls myself and I think it's great your going with a not so worn color. Can't wait to see the pictures from the event I hope you both have a wonderful time!

    A red lip would be really nice you might want to try a stain since your looking for something long wearing. The Josie Maran magic marker stains are really nice and when they fade they look like a natural flush of color.

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    1. Aw thanks so much Ashley I appreciate that! I hope it's everything I expect it to be!

      Thanks again! I will have to try that, I really do want a lip stain and wouldn't mind it leaving a natural flush of color!

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  4. The dress is gorgeous! Aw I can't wait to see your final look! I hope you have fun! :D

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  5. That is beautiful! Can't wait to see pics!

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  6. beautiful dress
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  7. I think you did an awesome choice and I'm sure you'll be the prettiest of them all...=D
    make sure you take photos and you have a blast!!!

    xo Bea =)
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha aww! Thanks Bea, my bf said the same thing, but It sounded better coming from you ha. Will do! :D

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  8. That is a really beautiful dress!
    Just dropping by from the GFC blog hop. :)

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  9. Wow what a wonderful thing to have a dress custom made.

    You are so very lucky :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Cusiosity

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I wanted it to be super special, and im glad it is!

      Thanks for coming by

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  10. Hey hun,
    I found your blog through the I Love My Online Friends blog hop.
    I am such a fan of finding great new blogs and reading about peoples interesting little lives, so glad that I found your blog to follow now!
    Looking forward to reading all about your blog adventures.
    Oh and I love light in a box, my bridesmaids are getting their dressses made from them.
    xx
    Gi
    http://trialsandtribulationsofgthefatty.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Well I am glad someone has heard of this place! I love them, so far!

      Thanks for coming by Gi!

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  11. I love this dress! I think the color is amazing.

    I am connecting from the GFC Blog hop. Excited to continue reading your blog!

    http://www.mrs-cute-and-crafty.blogspot.com/

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  12. i found your blog on the i love my online friends blog hop and HAD to click on your blog because of the Sherry FOLLOWS BACK name! love it!

    i'm your newest follower!

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  13. Amazing! Take lots of pictures! I think the hair will look stunning! I have been wanting to do this hair for a while but never got the chance to and I don't know how to go about doing it! http://www.ivillage.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/node_photo_gallery_single_view/whobest10.jpg
    If you want, you should do this! It's so feminine and pretty :)
    Take lots of photos! I don't know if you have watched the movie pearl harbour, but I imagine you as Evelyn :) If you haven't do watch it. It's really beautiful!!
    Good luck getting everything done!!
    xox
    Thia

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    1. I will take lots of pictures! (: Aw, your so sweet :x
      Yess! That is the kind of hair I want, I love it, it is so pretty!
      Hopefully
      my big head will look okay with it -_-

      Not in a while, but I just googled her and I love it! I love her look she is very pretty, so thank you!

      Thanks Tia!!

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    2. Hahaha Big head T___T you're so silly!
      When is the ball?!

      xox
      Thia

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    3. It is on November 8th! And his family wants me to go to California afterwards, I have no idea what to do, it's driving me nuts I can't make up my mind!

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  14. Would it be easy to take oute the beads?
    I am interested in buying the same dress but without beads..
    thanks!
    Vasiliki
    <3

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