So I HAVE to find a dress for the Marine Corps Ball in Nov. My Marine has already had to buy the Ball tickets, at $80 + a ticket! It is in Vegas….. again. WHY? I am not quite sure why we can’t just do it here in CA. We not only have to pay a ridiculous amount for the tickets, but then the dress, shoes, my marines uniform, ribbons and whatever else comes up. OH! And the hotel room, the gas to get there… and find someone to watch the 4 girls. Oh the joys! It’s not that easy to prepare for this event. Not to mention that I am A LOT heavier (weight wise that is) than I want to be.
So I have looked for a dress while visiting my sisters in Utah. I was shocked at the prices of the dresses. Although they were VERY modest and they would “fit” what I was looking for. I just didn’t have the money to buy one up there. So this past weekend, while in Palm Springs doing that Last Minute Shopping for the girls school stuff, we stopped by David’s Bridal. STOP RIGHT THERE… you ask, You didn’t take ALL 4 girls with you to look for a dress did you? YES I DID! I know call me CRAZY!
When I 1st walked in I asked the girl at the desk if they had any dresses with sleeves. NOPE! All their dresses are spaghetti strap or strapless. BUT they do have jackets to match any dress for another $50. Nice….. YA RIGHT!
So I was wanting a candy apple red dress…. I also found a navy blue dress but not sure if my marine wants me to match him in his BLUES. I LOVED both the dresses that I tried on (Although the size was WAY bigger than I wanted to be ) After putting the second dress on, I remembered.. I had the camera with me in the diaper bag. So here is the 2nd dress I tried on.
excuse the NO makeup and tan lines :)
the sales girl was a little weird and wanted me to wear the wrap correctly... Off the shoulder
I like (the price of) this one the best. What do you all think? HELP please…. It does have a wrap, but I think I will have a jacket made. OH! And let us not forget the alterations… another $65 on top of the jacket and dress price. REALLY? The dress that I have worn to I think 3 balls now was a WHOPPING $29.99 at Ross!