All Things EARTH... part 2

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Cruise Fashions & Beauty

Deck yourself out for your next cruise! What clothes should you bring, and what should stay at home. Offer up packing tips, and savvy shopping info, too
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Here are my accessories. With the brown dress, I have these earrings and I'm giving myself the option of wearing my hair in a bun with this fancy scrunchie wrapped around it. You can't tell from the photo, but it almost exactly matches my hair and gives the effect of a dressier, shapely bun. I'll see how my hair is behaving with the weather before I decide. This is for first formal night.



With the lace dress, even though I would not wear pearls for a formal evening here, because DH is dressing more casual I'm going to wear my pearls again. They seem to go nicely with the neckline and all my other options are too sparkly, I think. I'm debating whether to wear the pin, too. It can clip to the necklace, or maybe I'll put it in my hair, we'll see.

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Ok, one day I'll get this right. Here are my fave shoes:

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2011 NG Islander Galapagos & Machu Picchu
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I love seeing your dresses and accessories, Margaret. I have loved your brown sparkly dress for the longest time. Your accessory choices look perfect too.

I keep thinking about what im.going to wear and my cruise isn't until April.

Remember that link to the warm blue lace dress at JCPenney I was admiring? Regular price is $120.00 but it is currently on sale for $69.00. It has me thinking a bit, but I would love to find a shorter formal dress instead.

Margaret, what are you wearing the other nights?

Melody, I made pumpkin pie tonight and the rest will be tomorrow.

You have had so much going on health wise this year. I love that you keep your chin up.

Sally, great deal in that coat! Posts picture when it comes in!

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You know, Laurie, I'm really not sure yet. I pulled a pile of things I like out of my closet and tomorrow I'll have some time to lay them out and make some choices. I'm at that awkward stage where I've lost enough weight that my pants are too big, but not enough that I'm really down a size. I also don't know how I feel about day dressing on the ship, whether I want to be super casual or look more pulled together. It's not like me to be so indecisive. I think the California cruises might be a bit more laid back, maybe you can give me some feedback about that.
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Margaret, as much as has gone on for you this year I’d go for the casual day look. Love those dresses.

Laurie, love that dress. Penney’s has a coupon right now too, $10 off of $10 or more & 20-25% off. I’d get that dress

Just found out that a classmate from high school is going to be on the Silhouette the same time we’re on the Eclipse! Haven’t seen her since we graduated (49 years ago ). We’re going to try to meet up in Antigua (neither of us have plans that day). Les wants to see Nelsons Boatyard & maybe a morning at a beach. Then meet up with Janice for a drink. Melody


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Margaret, when I went on my cruise out of San Diego, it was cool the whole time, so my attire was geared towards that. However, I was expecting it to be warmer than it was, so I was cold a lot. I had two very lightweight jackets that I matched scarves to. My bottoms were cropped colored jeans or actual denim jeans. My tops were basic knits because I was layering. I look forward to doing a trip from the west coast again, and my plan this time is mostly the same, but I will bring some heavier layers, depending on the time of year. I felt really pulled together because my jackets were a coral color and burnt red, and I had a few scarves to go with each. As long as I made sure there was mix and match ability, it was great. I think that is a must for layering.

If you are going to have any cooler temps, then layers are the way to go! What is fun about scarves is that that they can make you feel so pulled together, without much effort. I would dress the way that you want to, if you know what I mean. You are the only person who needs to be pleased!

I will say that it was one of my more casual cruises though, with the ports being San Francisco, Catalina Island and....where was the last one? The name eludes me at the moment, but it was the port we almost missed due to engine trouble. It was in BC. The first formal night, I wore the long red jersey knit dress. The second night I wore one of my only short formal dresses - a Ralph Lauren rioja red sequined lace dress.

I felt like the overall feel was smart casual. I would put that into context though - for me, smart casual means chinos and polos or button down shirts (tucked in) for men and women wore dress pants with a nice top, or a more casual dress. Formal nights were the usual mix of attire, but formal wear was understated. I think the reason was that you didn't have the usual mix of young and old, kids, etc. This was mostly adults, 45 and up.

Now I remember, it was Victoria, BC.

The fun thing is, I loved that RL dress and had it altered. It fits great! I was contemplating it for our next cruise, but I kind of want to wear long dresses both nights. I might bring it for our date night or something. Maybe I should just book another cruise. If only my husband could hear me now.

I know what you mean about things feeling baggy, but not necessarily too big. I still have stuff like that. If I had more time, there are things I would alter. Really, it is so hard for me to get a good fit sometimes. There are certain brands that work well for me with particular items, but the rest is a crap shoot.

I can wore Loft jeans, and they fit so well. I wait until they have a Sunday flash sale online at 60% off. Jeans, as long as they fit, last quite a while so I am fairly set on those. Express work pants fit me great, but not all fabrics are ideal for a bank so I have to be selective. I tend to try and dress them up a bit by wearing jackets and scarves or nice necklaces to pull together the look.

NY & Co. can have some nice dress pants in the right fabrics, but I'm just not finding good colors. So you can see where I'm heading with all this...I feel like I have to make do a lot with work clothes. As long as I look appropriate, I'm okay with that but it amazes me how much better I feel, present myself and even work, when my outfit is right.

When I'm on vacation, or going somewhere with my husband, then I'm more selective and I can run into some trouble. I'm good with finding shorts and skorts for the look desired. The tops are a struggle. I have a couple really good ones that I wore on my last cruise.
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This is the dress I have in a similar color.



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This is the JCP one. And today it's on sale for 59.99.....

https://m.jcpenney.com/p/one-by-eigh...ttype=home2_rr

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Margaret ,Good choices for formal night .
Our cruise to Cuba is getting very complicated with the new rules . You have to have an excursion planned from the cruise line or private for a certain amount of hours each day before you can go off on your own .We are debating whether the hassle is worth it . Just waiting till some people return who were there after the new rules went into affect .
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Well, had to do a bit of shopping before I left. All the Little’s get a bear that’s bigger than they are. Boy did I get some strange looks driving home! . Melody


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Melody , That is too funny !
Happy Thanksgiving everyone ! We are going out to eat . What is funny is that all the years I worked I cooked a huge Thanksgiving with lots of people and now that I am retired we eat. out .
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Sally no dishes. I always cooked for a crowd when I retired our oldest daughter took over. I just do the pies & tapioca


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