Monday, February 23, 2015

Navy Supply Corps Birthday Ball Recap

Friday night we celebrated the 220th birthday of the United States Navy Supply Corps.

It was the coldest day of the year (which also means that it was the coldest day of my life), and Jarrod and I stood outside to take a picture before we left the house!

Navy Supply Corps Ball, Rent the Runway dress

Thankfully the wind wasn’t blowing at this point, so the two minutes we spent outside did not freeze my fingers off!

The ball was held at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg.  The museum sits atop a hill and the views are just outstanding.  But, I had already spent enough time in the cold, so I wasn’t getting out of the car to take any pictures of the view!

We will be going back again though since everyone in attendance was given a free ticket to the museum.  The museum was open during the ball for us to walk through, but between cocktail hour, dinner, a speaker, and dancing, we didn’t have time to get in to see the exhibits. 

But that didn’t stop us from getting into the spirit of the Civil War!


I used Rent the Runway again for my dress, and got so many compliments.  I have had really good experiences with them for this ball and the Navy Ball last fall.

I also got a ton of compliments on my hair.  I am by no means even close to a hair stylist, but I got a wild hair (or maybe a frugal hair) and decided to fix my hair myself.  I was at Target the day before the ball, and just happened across a headband (found in the jewelry section, not the hair section) that matched my dress perfectly.  I came home, searched Pinterest for tutorials for “updos with headband”, found one I liked, and got to practicing.  And since I don’t have any pictures of the back of my head from the ball, y’all get a picture of my practice ‘do from Thursday night.

Super easy DIY updo - no pins, no ponytail holders!

It was the easiest hairdo EVER!  I curled my hair with hot rollers to give it some volume, put the headband on over my hair, pulled a bit up at the crown, and then started tucking pieces of my hair back into the headband – starting with the sides and ending with the center back.  I left a couple pieces on the sides out, and used my curling wand to curl them.  And that was it.  No pins, ponytail holders, etc.  Just some hairspray, and my hair stayed put all night!

We had such a wonderful time at the ball.  It’s always fun to get fancied up for a night out with your uniformed hottie and all of your friends!

photo 4 (36)
photo 3 (46)
photo 1 (77)photo 3 (5)
(It’s like playing Where’s Waldo?  Who can find Jarrod?)


Janelle Vannice said...

How fun that the ball was at the Civil War Museum!! :) You guys look great!!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Gorgeous! And I see him, I see him! Left, midway back! Love the hair too! I have had a couple friends do that same look before, even just for a casual get together and have wanted to try it myself! You did a great job!!

Jen said...

You look beautiful, the dress is amazing!

Meg Taylor said...

You two look amazing, and your dress is stunning!! I need to try Rent the Runway one of these days :) I love that last photo of all the gents, too!

Rachel Ross said...

You look beautiful!!! I might just have to try that rent the runway...!

Megan - GirlMeetsFitness said...

That dress is gorgeous! I've never really been into going to balls but now that we are somewhere that just doesn't have any I kind of miss the excuse to play princess for a night. You look great and it looks like it was a fun night!

Alejandra said...

GORGEOUS! The dress is beautiful! You did an amazing job with your hair! I wish I could do that!

Hana R said...

That dress is stunning!!!! And that bangin' body!!!!

Amanda said...

You look hawt mama! Seriously that dress is amazing. What a fun looking evening!

Amanda said...

You look hawt mama! Seriously that dress is amazing. What a fun looking evening!

Katie said...

You both looked amazing! and the dress!...beautiful! Good job on your hair too!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

This is awesome and you look beautiful!!! Glad yall had a great time!!!

Shannon said...

Wow - you do formal very very well.

Great dress and awesome hair!

Natasha said...

Your gown was beautiful! How fun to get all dressed up! I would love a reason to wear a formal gown again!! Looks like you had a ball...ha! no pun intended!