What to Wear to The Marine Corps Ball 2021

What to Wear to The Marine Corps Ball 2021

If you're anything like me, you live for an opportunity to dress up! The Marine Corps Birthday Ball comes once a year and just the opportunity I've been waiting for to don my favorite black-tie attire for my hubby in his dress blues. I skipped this post last year because many of us didn't have [...]

The Life Update That’s Two Years Late

The Life Update That’s Two Years Late

Well, it's been 2 years of me trying to deliver this life update to you, dear reader, and now I finally can. As of June 2 of this year we began a new chapter; a new job (for Nate) at a new unit, Quantico where we will spend the next 3 years. The Maryland chapter [...]

Patient in the Waiting

Patient in the Waiting

I am an organized person. I like to know that everything is in its place and things are moving along just as they should. I like to know whats next. I like to plan and make lists and prepare for any situation. It is completely against my nature to let go and trust that things [...]

Still Waiting

Still Waiting

It's been about a month since my last blog post but feels like so much longer. I hate that I haven't been creating anything, or sharing anything, and am especially upset that all the content I had planned for Christmas never came to fruition. Here's a little bit of why and what's currently going on. [...]

What to Wear to the Marine Corps Ball – 2019 Guide

What to Wear to the Marine Corps Ball – 2019 Guide

***To see my updated 2021 post click here*** Back by popular demand, I'm writing my 2019 guide to Marine Corps Ball guest attire. This has been one of my most viewed (and shopped!) posts over the last year, so I wanted to update it with a few gowns I've been eyeing and some that are [...]

Elegant in Emerald + Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Elegant in Emerald + Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Every November 10th Marines around the world pause to celebrate their "birthday", the date the Corps was formed 243 years ago at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, as the story goes. It's a time for everyone to get dressed to the nines, enjoy a 3-course dinner and continue a tradition. It's also the one time a [...]

Happy 6th Anniversary!

Happy 6th Anniversary!

Today - June 23rd, 2018 - marks 6 years that Nate and I have had in wedded bliss! Ok that might be a stretch. Anyone who is married can pretty much agree that marriage takes work, lots of work. Hard work.Β  But is all the hard work worth it? Yes. Every. Single. Time. We had [...]