Having A Ball

Guys, I am so excited.

Robert asked me recently if I’d be interested in going to an Army Ball with him in a few weeks… Obviously I am!

I never went to prom or anything in high school, so this will be my first opportunity to get a fancy evening gown and go all out in getting dressed up. Now, I may not ever get an elaborate promposal, (Though I did get asked to prom on Facebook chat in high school and literally cried because I felt so bad about turning the poor guy’s offer down — My, what I would give to go back and have a little talk with teenage Krista…) but I know this will be a million times better than prom ever would have been. My best friend in high school told me I would “regret it forever” if I didn’t go to the big dance, and though that’s not true, I do think it sounds like a super-fun time now that I’m into the whole getting dressed up and going out dancing thing.

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Haha, don’t worry Robert, these are NOT the kind of dresses I am looking at!

I’ve had such a great time looking for dresses so far. I want something that’s long, flowy, and kind of has a Princess-y vibe. I’ve found a few that I really love, but only one that’s in my price range thus far (Sidenote: I’m kind of jealous of people who can spend $800+ on a gown they’ll likely only wear once. I keep finding perfect dresses, then realizing they’re a billion dollars too much for me to get!). Having a budget makes for a kind of fun challenge, though, and I’m excited to share any tips and tricks I find along the way.

This will be the first of many excited updates I’m sure, as this is a really cool thing I have to look forward to. If you’ve ever been to something like this before, feel free to leave any tips in the comments! I’d love to hear about great dress websites or places to get fun jewelry for a gala.

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17 thoughts on “Having A Ball

  1. bexoxo says:

    I went to my junior prom; it wasn’t that great. I got dressed up and went to dinner for my senior prom because my boyfriend at the time was too old and had a blast! I went to 3 balls when my ex with in the corp and they were all amazing! You’re going to have so much fun!

    My favorite gown I’ve worn, I found it at a consignment store and only spent $90! In fact, it matches the description of what your looking for… and I still have it! If you want, I can send you pics. I’ve been wanting to sell it for a while now… Let me know!

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  2. commutingwithkristen says:

    Ahh that will be so much fun! I’ve always wanted to go to a military ball (I grew right next to Camp Pendleton, going to a Marine ball was one of my teenage dreams). Obviously we’ll need you to post a TON of pictures for us to oooh and ahhh over.

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    • singleinthesuburbs says:

      Ahhh that’s so cool! I’m sure they looked like a blast; I always wanted to go to one too, but never lived very close to anyone who went. I will definitely take a lot of pictures and write about it! Hopefully it’ll be as fun as we picture it to be, haha! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’•

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