Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cruising Along!

Hi,
 
It has been a really long time since I posted anything. First I was held up with some urgent personal work and then I was down with a minor eye infection and so on. Hence, this post has been due for almost a month now. Anyways, as they say - better late than never!
 
I went on my first cruise last month. It was a short trip of 3nights/4days from Long Beach to Ensenada, Mexico. I usually suffer from sea sickness (actually motion sickness in general) when travelling even small distances on boats or smaller ships. So I was wary of cruising. However, it was a wonderful and pretty comfortable experience.
 
I was a bit confused while packing for the trip but was later glad to find out that I had packed just the right quantity and quality. Apart from the usual sunscreen, sunglasses, flip-flops and cosmetics, I packed the same stuff that I would pack for a nice beach resort. I had also incorporated a few formal pieces just in case. I was glad that I had done so because although there were no formal nights on this particular cruise, almost everyone was very formally dressed for every dinner and afternoon tea.
 
So this was what comprised my luggage- A formal calf length skirt, 2 formal tops, a semi formal dress, one sari, two day-dresses/cover-ups, one swimsuit, a pair of jeans and a casual shirt for the shore tour, a pair of formal shoes, a pair of flat sandals, a pair of sneakers, a light shawl, scarves and some simple jewelery to mix and match.
 
Here are a few pictures. Hope you like them!
Top - The Limited, Skirt - Express, Pumps - Style&Co.,
Bracelet - White House Black Market, Watch - Swatch

Maxi Dress - H&M, Sandals - G by Guess

Near La Bufadora Ensenada
Shirt - GAP 


Silk Shirt - Two by Vince Camuto, Skirt - Express,
Pouch Clutch - Bebe, Pumps - Style&Co., Necklace - J.Crew

Chiffon Sari and Brocade Blouse - Custom made, Necklace - Aldo, Bangles - Gifted
Cruise Memories

On the Ship


In Ensenada, Mexico


6 comments:

  1. Nice to see you back! I've been missing your blog! I get motion sickness too so I think you're very brave to go on a cruise. You sound so organised with your packing, travelling light but having everything you needed! I really love the white blouse with the black skirt and zebra print clutch - gorgeous! x

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    1. Thanks a lot Kate! And sorry for the late response. Yes I have been very cautious about packing ever since I had a few troubles with luggage weight earlier :P. The domestic airlines have made me very efficient when it comes to packing. ;-) I am glad you liked the outfit! :)

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