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Banana Republic’s Off-the-Shoulder Chambray Dress

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We just got back from spring break – and we went on another Disney cruise. As always, it was fantastic. Of course I loved dressing up every night too! I’m sure you are all shocked. 😉

When I spotted this off-the-shoulder dress at Banana, I fell in love. It stays in place, which is key with an off-the-shoulder. It didn’t rise up once and I didn’t have to mess with it at all. With the hidden inside zipper, it does a great job of accentuating the waist line. Overall, it is such a fun dress! Like always, Banana had it on sale, so I got it for 50% off – score!

And here’s my not-so-little princess with the real princess, Cinderella. We had fun taking our pictures with all of the characters!

Dress – Banana Republic; Clutch – Lilly Pulitzer (similar); Shoes – Seychelles Diligent; Bracelets – Henri Bendel (old) and Stella & Dot

On the girl – Lilly Pulitzer (last season on super sale)

What I Wore For My Disney Cruise Dinners

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For spring break, we ventured on the high seas on the Disney Magic. This was our fourth Disney cruise, so we knew the drill. But I’m sure you can imagine what I love doing most on the cruise? Dressing up each night for dinner! If y’all haven’t noticed if you have followed by blog, I have an obsession with dresses (say it isn’t so!). Cruises are the perfect opportunity to get gussied up.

I’d thought I would put this post together because my other run down of outfits from the last cruises is my number one post of all time. Crazy! So here we go!

First night was cruise casual. It happened to also be Easter Sunday, so I thought this dress was a little Easter mixed with a little Caribbean.

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Dress – Lilly Pulitzer (last season); Shoes – Charles by Charles David (old); Bracelet – Henri Bendel; Watch – Rolex; Purse – Louis Vuitton

The second night was formal night. I was so excited to wear this dress again. I first wore it in January to my work’s annual party. But this time was a whole separate look – no tights, no pumps, no necklace, and hair pulled back. It was so interesting seeing what some people thought “formal night” really was. But to each his/her own when it comes to fashion. But I’m pretty sure cargo khaki shorts and a polo shirt aren’t in the category of formal 🙂 Oh…and if you watched the RHOBH reunion show, this is the dress Kim Richards had on!

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Dress – Ted Baker Jineen; Bracelets – Henri Bendel; Shoes – Ash (last season); Earrings – via Stitch Fix

On the girl – Dress by Ruby Rox at Von Maur

The next night was cruise casual again, and I couldn’t wait to wear this new Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose dress. I love everything about this dress, especially the tulip hem. It’s all in the details!

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ted baker distinguishing rose dress

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Dress – Ted Baker Distinguishing Rose; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – Charles by Charles David

I’ve had this beauty since the end of last season. I got it on super sale at the kate spade outlet store. I saw it on a blogger last year and fell in love. But, I wasn’t in love with the price tag. Good things come to those who wait! Snatched it up as I knew it would be perfect for cruising!

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Dress – kate spade (last season); Bracelet – Spartina; Shoes – yep! Charles by Charles David again!

We dined in the adult-only restaurant, Palo. If you go on a Disney cruise, you must eat here. YOU MUST. (Or if you are on the Dream or Fantasy, here AND Remy’s!) It’s a little fancier, and I had yet another dress that was begging to be worn in my closet. I love the red and pink combo here!

jay godfrey colorblock dress

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Dress – Jay Godfrey through Rue La La; Shoes – Steve Madden; Bracelets – Stella & Dot and Henri Bendel; Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired)

This next night was actually semi-formal night. Well, this wasn’t what I had planned to wear, but it worked out perfectly. I love a good maxi and this one is no exception. I knew when Anthro came out with this beauty it had to be mine (insert villainous laugh here!).

SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress

SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress

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Dress – Anthropologie SB by Sachin and Babi Marisol Maxi Dress; Bracelet – C. Wonder; Shoes – you guessed it…Charles by Charles David

On the girl – dress from Kohl’s IZ Amy Byer

So this pretty much sums up my evening attire. I’m saving my day outfits for separate posts, so you’ll have to come back and visit – or follow the blog! If you noticed, I wore my nude color Charles by Charles David wedges with about 75% of my dresses. I LOVE THESE SHOES! They are from a couple of season ago and need to be replaced, but I haven’t found the perfect pair yet. The leather is so scuffed at the front of the toe…I must drag my toes when I walk sometimes and not realize it.

Just remember when you are trying to figure out what to pack for a cruise: it’s really wear what you want to wear. Although in Palo or Remy, they are pretty strict (I believe guys need a jacket and women a dress, skirt or suit). It’s all about having fun! And my fun was getting dressed up!

What To Wear on a Disney Cruise

On my old blog, I had done posts on what I wore on the Disney cruises I had been on. In 2012, we went on a 7-day to the Eastern Caribbean, and in 2013, we went on the 7-day to the Western Caribbean (both on the Disney Fantasy). My coworker is headed on her first Disney cruise next month, and as I was sitting down with her giving her cruise pointers, we talked about what to wear for dinners. It fascinates me all of the different types of fashion you see while cruising. On formal night you see everything from full length sequin dresses to jeans. It’s so fun to people watch.

So if you are planning a cruise for your upcoming spring break or even this summer, here’s what I wore on my last two cruises.

First Day on the Ship

sky maxi dress

 

the limited maxi dress

 

“Cruise Casual” Dinners

french connection white dress

 

elizabeth mckay strapless tulip dress

 

the limited strapless link dress

 

DVF wrap maxi dress

 

nanette lepore white dress

 

vineyard vines strapless beach dress

 

jcpenney maxi dress

 

Semi-Formal Nights

nanette lepore flower dress

 

anthropologie gold and black dress

 

Formal Nights

french connection bandage dress

 

lily pulitzer strapless dress

 

Eating in Remy’s and Palo

calvin klein stripe dress

 

tart maxi dress

 

joseph ribkoff cobalt blue dress

 

Excursions and Going on the Islands

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Now, I love to dress up, hence all of the dresses. If I have the chance to put on something pretty and feel fancy, for sure I’m going to do it. To each her own when it comes to cruise attire, but this is what I wore on the last two.

Putting these together really makes me feel the urge to get a spray tan… 🙂

Happy cruising!!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

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