Hello! I'm Andi from Just Another Smith, where I blog mostly about what I'm wearing. I am so excited to be guest posting for Kimberlee today.
|Calvin Klein Dress, Caribbean Ocean|
I think we can all agree that vacations rock! I'm a big fan of pretty much any type of vacation, but in the past few years, I've been converted into a cruise enthusiast. In 2008, I went on my first cruise (to Alaska), and I was very nervous that I would be seasick the whole time, or that it would just be boring. I was completely wrong! My husband and I went on another cruise in 2010 (in the Caribbean this time), and now I think cruises are one of the best vacation options. There are several things I could tell you about why cruises are awesome, but today, I'm just going to give some advice for what to wear and how to pack.
Plan ahead: I am not a planner. I am the kind of girl that looks at my closet every morning and might try on 10 outfits before I decide what to wear that day. This does not work on vacation. Before I start packing, I make a list of each day, what we are doing during the day, and for dinner, and then decide what I should wear. This helps cut down on bringing extra/unnecessary things, and reduces the amount of "getting ready" time each day, so you get to the fun vacation activities sooner.
|Pink Twill Tank, ck Shorts, St. Thomas Windmill|
|Adidas visor, gap tank, aeropostale skirt, jcp cardigan, Ketchikan, AK forest|
Bring several swimsuits: Even on the cruise to Alaska, we spent a fair amount of time in the pools and hot tubs. It is pretty amazing to be lounging by the pool and cruising by glaciers!
|Cruising in Alaska|
|Gap dress, Old Navy cardi, Reaction shoes, Butchart Gardens|
|Gap dress - worn with brown shoes that you can't see|
Go Formal: I don't know about you, but I don't get a lot of excuses in my regular life to wear my fancy dresses. Dinners on the cruise are a great reason to get all dolled up. Yes, there is a buffet and some other options where you can just wear shorts and a t-shirt, but I recommend taking advantage of the excellent food and service available to you. I have several fun cocktail dresses that I only wear a couple times a year, so I can just wear one each night of a 7 day cruise and call it good!
|Formal night - Calvin Klein dress, Loft shawl|
- Wear sunscreen! Even in Alaska, I got fried!
- Spend a few extra days wherever you catch the boat. There are probably cool things to see and do.
- Splurge on a balcony room. It's totally worth it.