Right before we left the states I did some shopping at some of the Virginia thrift stores. I came up with a silk wrap shirt and some great satin shoes – under $20 total. They made an appearance last week as I dressed for the 233rd Annual Marine Ball. The necklace I made from some of my thrift store beads as well as some cardboard and paper. I had a great time, my date is a hottie, we ate and visited and did some dancing and our Marines won an award! Great, great night!