Rewind back to the first ship i ever sailed on and i had no clue what to pack in my case. After some extensive research i found that i would need plenty of cocktail dresses and maybe even ball gowns. Praise the son of the seas that cruising has absolutely no baggage limit. I packed well, over packed in fact but had a fantastic array of outfits which would be suitable for my up coming sailing as a first time cruiser. I remembered to include accessories such as clutch bags, shawls and dress jewellery.
Well you will be pleased to know that over the years and six cruises later i have learned to pack light and provide myself with suitable attire for evening functions, day trips and relaxing by the pool. I have saved endless hours of hair disasters by ensuring i take my Lush hair extensions on holiday. This enables me to wear my hair up, down and style it more easily when desired for formal evenings yet i can leave them out if i want to lounge in the sun or pamper myself at the spa.
I have also recently changed the way i dress during the day upon embarking the ship for shore excursions. Since my Three year old now takes pride in her appearance also we prefer to opt for pretty summer dresses with matching hats and bold colorful prints as opposed to a plain t shirt and shorts, unless we are on an excursion which involves a lot of hiking.
On our most recent cruise this year on board the Celebrity i chose to pack my miracle suit and kimono from Patricia Eve. I felt very cool poolside with champagne in hand dressed in my designer suit! In the evenings i opted for bright colors topped with a light shawl. On formal nights i tried to avoid packing all black and took a selection of cocktail dresses as well as ball gowns.
Finding holiday outfits used to be a real struggle for me but now i have my own go to brands with whom i am confident can provide me with a great selection of choices.
Do you have a holiday wardrobe stored away or do you buy new every year?