|not shown is jeans, hoodie, accessories (sunglasses, necklaces, wristlet) bathing suits, coverup. no links to anything because well its all "old" stuff there aren't really links for anymore :-)|
Packing for me is a little easier to do lightly than it is for Kyle. I can mix and match and re-wear items at different times in a trip to make it look like something new. The items above made up my main outfits for the duration of our cruise. Supplemented with jeans and a light hoodie for cold nights walking inside, 2 bathing suits with coverup, and you have pretty much all that I packed for our 5 days away. Full cruise recap can be found here.
I kept the amount of space my shoes took up to a minimum by wearing my tennis shoes through the airports instead of packing them, and taking a versatile pair of sandals that looked great poolside or with my casual dinner wear. One pair of heels for formal night topped off the 3 pairs I needed for the trip.
Unfortunately I do not have photos for every combination that I wore to make this more understandable because (1) Kyle is terrible at taking pictures unless I explicitly tell him to, (2) sometimes we were in a hurry and it was the last thing on my mind (like our last night when I was seasick after dinner...). (3) Because sometimes selfies were all we could manage.
Basically, my plan of attack was, wear a tank or t-shirt with the skirt for dinner, and then the next day or so wear that same barely-worn shirt with my variety of shorts for exploring. So all shirts were worn with the khaki, navy, or light blue shorts that I packed; the white t-shirt was worn with the blue pencil skirt our first casual night, the tropical dress for our 2nd, and the coral tank with sweater and blue pencil skirt the 3rd. I wore my NY&C floral Eva Mendez dress from the graduation dinner 2 years ago as my outfit for formal dinner (after doing some quick alterations myself).
All in all, it made deciding what to wear easier because there wasn't a whole suitcase to dig through. I originally planned this because we were going to pack everything in 2 small carry on suitcases, but then we needed to packed a lot bigger ones after we found out we had a formal night (Kyle needed his suit) and that we wanted to take snorkel gear. So I really only did this as a little challenge to myself; so I should have packed a couple more shirts or tanks just because I did have extra room and plenty of storage in our small cabin. I managed quite well though!