Prepare for an obnoxious amount of 'mirror selfies'...
This is a little out of my comfort zone, I don't often post photos of myself on here and when I do it's usually just the odd one. Then the rest is food, landscapes or sneaky shots of Sam. However, I'm taking a risk.
One of my favourite things about Cruises is the dressing up. It's not often that you can get away with wearing a velvet ball gown. But if you want to wear one to Tesco, by all means, you do you. Then there are summer clothes. You know those things in England we get out ready to wear for a few months and only manage to wear them for two weeks? Yeah, I got to wear more of them on holiday!
The above photo you can see perhaps one of my best purchases, a long orange/red linen midi dress. I've lost count how many times I've worn it. This one was from Newlook and is now out of stock but you can find a similar here.
Yes, the prosecco was also a permanent fixture in most of my nightly outfits...
I do love a playsuit, a one-stop no real need to think outfit. However, you do need a bathroom buddy to zip you back up. This one was from Primark a good few years ago now but it gets brought back out every holiday. Dress it up or dress it down.
This kind of look means more packing room...well more room for books.
I might as well mention jewlery now considering it never changed. My rings are all Pandora from the past few years and my charm bracelet is also Pandora. My earings some times poke out and you can see a little moon and star which are a set from Missoma. The cuff I always have on is Astrid and Miyu. Finally, my necklace was a gorgeous gift from Sam and is the Return to Tiffany heart. I never take it off.
A favourite piece of mine, mainly because I found it in the sale. Everythings better when you get it at a great price... The best part of this playsuit is the popper that keeps everything up top well covered. I love the fact it has sleeves too, it feels a little more night appropriate with them.
I plan on wearing it in autumn too. The colour of the flowers makes me feel like I can get away with it.
Bardot forever. It's such a flattering neckline, and very elegant. I always find that part of a ladies body to be very dainty. It's where necklaces and pendants fall and decorate the area beautifully.
Then the shade of this dress. Oh, I love it. Paired with nude heels and a matching bag. YES PLEASE.
This one was a boohoo purchase and they still have it, and it's on sale!
A trio of black.
Firstly, is a little number I've had for a long time. A gorgeous low cut scuba dress from ASOS. It's super thick with a floral pattern inlaid into the fabric. Then I wish I'd taken a photo of the back. Straps descend down from the neckpiece to the lower back of the dress.
Secondly is my absolute favourite dress. This is from Blackmilk and is a maxi, burned velvet gown. The cut is so simple but the material makes this such a statement dress. I affectionately call it my Morticia Addams dress. You can't helo but feel so confident in a dress like this. I recently wore it for a work event for Sam and felt incredible.
The third is from Hollister a few years back and is the ideal LBD. The cut of the waist is so flattering and I adore the lace on this. In fact lace on anything I love. It's such an easy piece to transition from summer to winter too. I'm still wearing this now!
Finally, one of my favourite dresses, mainly for the memories I've had wearing it. It was the outfit I wore on one of mine and Sam's first dates in the month we started going out....all that time ago. I will say that be careful what you eat wearing this...it's likely to show every little scrap of food through the material it's that tight! But gorgeous and well worth skipping the extra piece of bread for.
I literally cannot find anything like this dress anywhere either!
And that concludes the cruise diaries series.
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Thank you for reading,