Military life is not always easy and it's rarely glamourous, but once a year we get to dress up and get all fancy to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. It's basically Prom for grown ups and it is awesome! Because prom with booze equals crazy good times. It was a blast and we had an amazing time until, like the end to many a great story, The Captain became belligerently drunk… So the night was fun, they actually had some weird vegan food for me, and bonus, I watched my husband's boss dance to Thrift Shop. Yes, it was pretty brilliant. But the real story here is my killer dress! Rent the Runway you complete me! I can't believe I've waited so long to use this site. What I really can't believe is that I didn't invent this site! GENIUS!!! So in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, Rent the Runway is a site where you can actually rent designer gowns/accessories for special events. Now the real win here is that you can save TONS of money and not be stuck with a dress that you won't ever wear again. This Badgley Mischka was like 80% off of retail! They send you 2 different sizes, so you don't have to worry about one not fitting. For 15 bucks more you can't get a second dress! Magic! You get the dress the day before your event and can keep it for 4 or 8 days. It sounds so daunting, but it's so easy and I will never buy another cocktail dress or black tie gown ever again--- It's perfect for weddings, fancy parties, etc etc. I'm a huge fan. Can't wait to use them again. So dude, someone invite me to something fancy, stat!!!