Tuesday, February 16, 2010


In less than two weeks I will be sailing from the sunny Ft. Lauderdale down to the Bahamas on a 7-day cruise. This is my first time on a cruise lasting more than three days and I am struggling to figure out what to pack.

The longer the trip, the longer it takes me to pack.

One day? Easy!
Two days? A breeze!
Three days? Totally doable!
Seven day cruise? Lord help me!

Ever since I entered the corporate world cute summer outfits are no longer a necessity. My current wardrobe can only handle a three day weekend trip to the beach so for the past week I have been to forever21 more times than I can count on one hand... different locations too. I made the decision to go with cheap, cute, and disposable. To be honest, I found a lot of cute, versatile, and not so disposable in the process. Lots of white, navy, and stripes.

I shopped my closet for the dinner dresses, including one for one of the formal nights. But one question remains, what do I wear to the semi-formal day wedding on a cruise that can go into the night for a formal dinner?

Last week I found a Vera Wang Lavender label dress on Gilt that is adorable, shinny, perfect, and ... ivory. B told me nothing in the white family and I must agree. But it was perfect!

So I continued my search in the "premium" wing of South Park mall. Nordstrom had nothing. My always go to Anthropologie had nothing. Nieman Marcus had something. A Milly dress in the most gorgeous sea foam green ...in one size smaller than what I needed.

Below is a picture of the dress in ivory:

(photo via shopbop)

It was the last dress, out of 30, that I tried on last night and it was the only one that felt right.

So the question is, do I keep looking? Or do I call up Jane, the awesome sales person that helped me and provided me with a look book and a copy of WWD (because I complained about life getting in the way of fashion and being completely clueless about SS 2010), and tell her to charge it and send the dress my way?

P.S. If you ever decide to search for "cruise wedding attire," don't be surprised if almost all of your results are for Tom Cruise + family.

1 comment:

  1. Like I mentioned on twiter, I hope you go with that dress. It's GORGEOUS!!! You'll look even hotter than the bride, haha.

    I was at SP the other day and sooo dissapointed with the collections. :(