As I mentioned on Sunday, I had the good fortune of being invited to the Army Birthday Ball this year! I've never attended a military formal event before so I wasn't quite sure what to wear. Neither my date nor I are servicemen and I had very little experience with dressing for such a setting. Luckily Google knew what I should wear and even equipped me with a few tips on Army Ball etiquette.
I found this gorgeous gown from Rent the Runway. I didn't want to drop hundreds of dollars on a dress I would only wear once so this seemed to be my best option! My boyfriend complimented me on my dress (though he compliments me on everything I wear anyway). I knew that with the silhouette and the very high slit on the side, this could end up being a disaster for me or a winner. Luckily it was the latter and I even got compliments from people I didn't know!
I had the most fabulous time there - I met Miss USA, the Sergeant Major of the Army, Dan Dailey, the Chief of Staff of the army, General Mark Milley, and the Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning. Starstruck would be an understatement for how I was feeling that night!
Thank you so much to Heather, whom I have the pleasure of calling my friend! She graciously extended an invitation to this ball and as I'm sure you can see, I had an amazing time!
Dress: Elizabeth and James