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Dressing for a Cruise

When planning a major vacation like cruising,  clothing tends to be at the top of the list.  What will you wear to the beach, to dinner, formal night, lounging on the deck, in port, to the club Oh my gosh how will my suitcase fit everything?!  First calm down, breath and let me tell you there is no dress code or any one style to follow.  Again, I watched a lot of videos about what people wore.  You have to find your own style and comfort levels.  I am going to share a few things I wore, what I wish I had or what I packed and decided not to wear at all.

You will see from my photos I wore play suits (rompers), dresses and shorts.These were my favorite outfits to wear. I had packed one pair of jean capris, khaki shorts, and a play suit that wasn’t as comfy as the other two I bought that I never wore. I also packed a pair of chunky black wedges that never saw the light of day and three gym outfits… I went to the gym once. I had good intentions.  Here is a look at what I wore.

 

 

The dress above, the shorts and playsuit came from Ross. The little white boat shoes with the bow were $8 at Walmart and the tan sandals are from Payless.  For formal night DH bought my dress for me for my birthday back in December from Macy’s.  The dining room is a tad cool so the long sleeves did not bother me.

I liked my nautical style clothing.  I felt very in place. It’s just the vibe 😉

Day three I wore the same playsuit as day one because it was very easy to use over my bikini.  Quick off and on.  It was great 🙂 This next playsuit I wore in Progreso , I also got at Ross for $16, the visor I bought last year at Walmart for around $4, they have them again this year (2018), a nice pair of $6 sunglasses and the crossbody bag I saw so many people use and recommend on packing lists and OOTD’s. I did not want to wear one, I didn’t think it was me, but that little crossbody bag was great! I held our passports, my phone, money and lipstick ;). Very handy item, I suggest it 100%

Under this sarong is a cute little inexpensive blue bikini I got at Walmart with a ruched bottom. I had read the ruching is flattering on the booty, they were right ;).  DH bought me the sarong when he was in Kuwait.  He brought back a few styles and colors. I really liked wearing this. There are so many ways to tie these.  Watch tutorials, you will see :D.

The only thing I wore not shown is a soft dress I also got at Ross for $12.  That is an excellent place to stock up on new vacation outifts.  You do not have to spend a fortune to look nice and comfy :).  I basically recycled these looks.  You will not be in the same outfit for that long.  What you put on the morning is not what you will wear to dinner, or to lay out in the sun in.  It is very Downton, you get to have an outfit change for what ever you are doing and dinner.  How lovely.

Mexicooooo

Did anybody get the title reference?  I’ll wait… doo doo doo… Well it’s from an episode of Family Guy, a television show called Two Lame Chicks on Vacation in Mexico.

“…Hey, is this beach topless? *  No, but my margarita’s bottomless. Mexicoooo!”

Mexico was amazing!  We had two stops, Cozumel and Progreso. We were treated so well, the food was amazing and each place was like a dream.  It felt like somebody should have pinched me to wake me up  at moments.  They were both quite different though.

In Cozumel we did not book an excursion. DH and I got off the ship and walked along the shops on the street.  He tried to purchase a hat from the shops closest to port but I did my research and advised him to wait.  He saved $17 by waiting ;).  We also ate at a local little place called “Tequila Flavors” that had some delicious tacos, fresh guac and chips.  I had my first Corona, yes at 40 years old I have never had a Corona, I do not have a reason for this :P.  DH and I also had jello shots made on an orange peel.  Those suckers were strong!

Before that we were approached by a man holding a parrot, he asked us if we wanted to pet it. DH usually takes the lead and says no, kind of waving people away but I totally wanted to pet this bird.  I got to pet the bird, it hung by my pinky with it’s beak and it perched on my arm!  DH was so surprised by me just jumping in there like “Heck yeah I want to pet that bird!”  lol.  I am not adventurous, not adult me anyway. Adult me is kind of lame, I am also an introvert.  The type that can be around people, laugh etc. but are completely exhausted for two days afterward.

We walked along a bit, almost got snared into a “come listen to a time share” trap but we escaped, got a cab and went off to Paradise Beach. The roundtrip cab fare was $30, we opted for the $21 a piece to get into the resort so we could have access to all of the snorkeling, kayak, paddle board, inflatables etc. that they offer.  We got two loungers in the sun with an umbrella and a table, sat our things down and DH went off to get us drinks.  He brought me back the $14.75 yard cup of strawberry margarita and then he went off on the paddleboard.  We finished our time there kayaking and laying by the pool.  It was a very relaxing resort, it looks just like the pictures, no surprises there, just what we wanted!

On the way back we stopped to score a designer purse and wallet that we got them to come down from $75 to $55.  Haggling is a big thing there. As a typical American I am not used to more aggressive sales and people trying to get me into their stores, so be prepared for that and folks coming up to you trying to get you to rent scooters, buy cigars and other interesting “party supplies” ha ha!

Cozumel was fun, interesting and I really can’t wait to go back!