Last night Mike and I went to the 2nd Annual Lit Up Ball, hosted by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library. Big thanks to Maggie and Jess for encouraging us to try out this event. It is a themed costume benefit ball on behalf of several early literacy initiatives. This year the theme was James Bond: From Russia with Love, and attendees were asked to wear 1950s attire.
Mike and I wore stuff from the closet for this outing. I chose a vintage-style dress by Lindy Bop, which I accessorized with a small pillbox hat that I trimmed and some simple pearl jewelry. Mike wore one of his suits, topped off with a black fedora.
There was wonderful live music and dancing, along with an array of yummy desserts. Plus before the ball we all had dinner together at Heavy Seas Alehouse, which was quite tasty. Throughout the night we worked on a fun “spy game” that the organizers had set up, where we solved word scrambles given to us by various volunteers in order to catch a thief who had “stolen” a letter from the Arlington Library.
All of our photos are here.