Over Christmas I spent the night in the Marriot hotel in Leeds and it was absolutely amazing. Here are some pictures of my Christmassy night
Outfit details can be found here:
This time last year I was packing to on my first ever cruise around the Caribbean! Admittedly, I didn't have a clue what to wear. With a mix of articles and blog posts sharing all different sorts of advice, I thought I would put together a post to share my experiences of style on the ship and give suggestions of what I think you should pack!
Formal night style on the cruise
Firstly, formal night! Formal night is something I got completely lost at. I didn't have a clue what to wear. How formal if formal night on a cruise?
Well this is what I wore and certainly felt it was the perfect choice
What to wear through the day on a cruise?
When I am usually on holiday, hot pants and a bikini top usually do the trick but on a cruise you just get that feeling of covering up that little bit more.
I of course took plenty of bikinis but the odd swimsuit did help! The majority of the people on the cruise are above the ages of 35 therefore many were seen to be wearing swimsuits. As a young adult, I certainly weren't up for covering up all the time especially in 35 degree heat so a swimsuit like this was perfect for covering up, whilst looking stylish too.
This specific swimsuit is from Boohoo and one similar can be found here
When it comes to exploring off the ship, or gong for lunch throughout the day I guess this would be like any other holiday. A simple throwover dress like this would be perfect to be able to cover up but then slip off when heading to the beach.
Shorts and a vest top is also a good option, especially if you choose to take off your top for tanning but also feeling cute in your style
shorts can be found on Missguided here
And lastly, beach cover up like this one is something I would definitely recommend. More to use whilst on the ship, laying around the pool or walking around the decks. Walking in your bikini can feel slightly uncomfortable on a cruise therefore being able to throw a cover up like this really is something that I see as a must to pack. You can find out where this is from here
A casual/drinks evening Many think that when on a cruise, formal evening wear is something that is needed every night. This is not true at all. Over the two weeks I was on the cruise, two formal nights occurred. You do have the choice to go to the more formal restaurants if you want extra nights as dressing up but casual drinks and 'night out' wear is definitely accepted and worn across the board.
Here is some of the outfits I wore whilst having drink nights on the ship!
The below outfit is something I took to add a bit of brightness to my winter holiday wardrobe! As you can tell from my Instagram I love colour when it comes to fashion. Colour makes you stand out and certainly your tan.
This outfit can be found here
Are you going on a cruise and want some extra advice? What company to book with or where to go?
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Just 4 weeks ago I put away my sandals and pulled out my knee high boots and roll neck jumpers! I was not born for winter - if I could live in summer dresses and cute boho tops all year then I would be happy. However, I cant! and I have just got to accept that my mum brought me into this world living in England where winters are freezing and summers aren't that warm either!
Because of this hatred for the colder months, I often struggle of what to wear, how to put a cute outfit together without looking frumpy and bland.
So with a little inspiration from Pinterest (of course), I have put together three different outfit choices for winter.
Outfit number 1: The cute but casual look
Brands: Esprit, Pretty Little Thing
Blended wool coat £125
Soft Knit Yarn Scarf £25
Ribbed Knit Wool dress £59
Knee high boots £45
Outfit number 2: The everyday winter warmer look Brands: Missguided
High waisted skinny jeans £20
Nude jumper £18
Black heeled boots
Pink Faux Fur Pom Pom hat £20
Biker suede Jacket £40
Outfit number 3: The dressing up but staying warm look Brands : Pretty Little Thing
Furr Shoulder Bag £18
Black Platform Shoes £30
Premium Lace Dress £40
As mentioned in my previous outfit post , last week me and my boyfriend sailed the Mediterranean visiting places such as Monaco, St Tropez and Florence. You can see what I got up to on my Instagram here however before I write a travel post with all my holiday pictures.. I will be starting with a few outfit posts for those looking for holiday inspiration. So keep an eye on my fashion posts for more inspo. This lilac Kaftan is from the Iconique Cruise collection mentioned hereand was one of my favourite day outfits during this holiday! This piece was the perfect cover up for the beach and when talking a stroll through the beautiful streets of Monaco. I don't know about you but I always have this good idea before holiday to dress up during the day, create beach waved hair with some heeled sandals and a cute beach bag. BUT we all know that doesn't work out. The 35 degree heat just ruins that idea completely and the thought of wearing thick clothing and my hair down with curls makes me feel sweaty already. Therefore lightweight thin kaftans were perfect for holiday this year... so easy to throw on and looks beautiful too.
As you can see on my Instagram I LOVE showing of my tan with bright coloured clothing and this did exactly that! *I was not paid for this post
Recently I returned from my second cruise of the year! That's right ... in January I experienced my first ever cruise where I sailed around the Caribbean and had the best time of my life! As mentioned in my post here , I was never keen on the thought of a cruise however spending 2 weeks in paradise visiting islands such as Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia ... I can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever done and therefore booked another! Last week me and my boyfriend sailed the Mediterranean this time visiting places such as Monaco, St Tropez and Florence. You can see what I got up to on my Instagram here and before I write a travel post with all my holiday pictures.. I will be starting with a few outfit posts for those looking for holiday inspiration. So keep an eye on my fashion posts for more inspo. After announcing the exciting news I would be cruising around the Med, Patricia Eve got in touch introducing their Iconique Cruise collection! Their style is inspired from the fresh natural atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast and includes colourful cover ups, flowing dresses, and beautiful kaftans. PERFECT!
The maxi lace dress (RRP £67.45) is not something I would normally wear however being in St Tropez, the style was perfect. The bottom half of the dress was absolutely stunning, with layered lace and white mesh. The dress was so flattering, and finished perfectly with a large beach hat. This one is from Primark for just £5
** I was not paid for this post
Around 2 weeks ago I had a HUGE clear out throwing away old lingerie, pj sets and just rubbish T-Shirts that I tend to throw on for a comfy lazy day! Now that summer is here, I have been in need of something light and cool for bed time and actually wanted something a little nicer than fluffy trousers and an old jumper
Knicker Locker got in touch after I shared my need for some nice nightwear on Twitter and told me to try out their Camisole and short sets.
When the set arrived it was packaged up lovely and I actually couldn't wait to get home and jump in bed just to try it on. The colour is a rich red/burgundy which I think compliments me well and fits perfectly. The silk fabric feels so comfortable when in bed... literally like that feeling when you get new sheets an have an early night
The lace detail is perfect and something I will be packing for my holiday in 3 weeks too!
You can find this exact set here on their website and in other colours here too
Do you have a nice piece of nightwear or are you all about the hoodies and fluffy trousers?