Last year the Arlington Library did a benefit that was Gatsby themed. This year it was James Bond: To Russia With Love 1950s themed.
I decided to go all vintage. I found a black 50s gown on Etsy that fit perfectly, a 50s hat from Madge's Hatbox, a 50s purse, a giant 50s necklace (the first one I found broke in the mail on its way to me so this was actually the second one I ordered and was even more perfect). I bought some 50s shoes, but they were too small so I sent them back and just wore my Edwardian American Duchess shoes. I bought seamed stockings on Amazon, but they were apparently made of spider silk or something and got two runs as I was putting them on. So I complained and got my money back on those. Oh, and then I decided I needed faux fur so for $4.99 on ebay I found a 50s velvet short cloak with faux fur.
I tried to do a sort of French twist with my hair - it was mostly covered by the hat.
Our drive to Arlington:
Here's our group dinner at the Heavy Seas Alehouse
Doug got the Rainbow Trout:
I got this crazy hamburger that was amazing. And that I got two meals out of!
At the ball...
It was nice that Jacob and Edward were there again:
They did, of course, have martini's at the event.
There was some weird art on the balcony - this large McDonalds clown. So we had to take a selfie with it...
Gloria's photos (http://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/):