What I love.

The Marine Ball.

Getting dressed up.
Spending an evening with friends.

What more could you want?

Since Ben first started this job, I have dreamed about going to the Marine Ball with him.  We didn't have Marines in Tijuana, so since we moved here, I have been anxiously awaiting for this.  Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

I was so excited to wear my new dress, which was stunning, if I do say so myself.  

The entire Embassy community and guests were dressed to impress, and they certainly did. 

There is only one thing I will change next year- I really want someone else to do my hair...doing my own was a dramatic event, that I don't want to repeat.

The dress.  Which I found in a beautiful store in Snohomish, Washington.  
(Thank you, Dana!) 

The back view.

What you can't see are my red shoes.  My ensemble was very patriotic.

The traditional Marine birthday cake, and our Marines.  
What would the Marine Ball be without the Marines?

Ben did a lovely job arranging his food.

Ben showing off his moves.

Oh yeah.

We're making sweaty sexy. :)

The last picture of the night.  
We definitely looked better before the dancing, and before 1:00 in the morning, but it was a blast. 

I can't wait until next year.


Little Crazies said...

Emily, you look beautiful! I wish I was more into dress up because I really want to go to the Marine Ball but do not know what would look good on me. :( Maybe you should come visit me and tell me all your secrets on style. :) So we are not going this year. Maybe next. Please help me to find a cute dress.
Miss you!

Sara said...

Love the back of the dress! Marine Balls are so fun huh? Now you can start searching for another vintage gown for next year! Loved the red clutch and shoes.

dMarie Vintage said...

Emily-You looked gorgeous and I'm so glad your vintage dress was such a hit! Can't wait to see you again and to help you find another fabulous vintage dress for next year's ball!
Thanks again for the fantastic pictures and keep in touch!
dMarie Vintage
1009 First Street #201
Snohomish, WA

Daniela Swider said...

Wow, love the dress and you looked stunning in it. The party looks like so much fun too. I have been dreaming of the Marine Ball too. Looks like I will miss it this year because I am in DC but next year I am definitely going.

Liz said...

Emily, you looked beautiful! Your dress is gorgeous!

The Teeples Times said...

That looks like SO much fun....prom for big kids!! You looked BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jessica said...

So fun! I love all the pictures and you look beautiful. We don't get many opportunities to dress fancy. I'm glad you had so much fun!

Just US said...

Love the dress! You and Ben make a great looking couple!