December 14, 2011

Please Do All of the Work and I Shall Take All of the Credit

You guys, I need some help/opinions.

In less than 40 days I will be on a cruise ship on my way to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.  I'm just a little bit excited... actually I'm like this:

Because of these SANTAAAA levels of excitement I'm already planning what I will be packing... especially what I will be packing to wear on the two formal nights on the cruise.

Here's the thing... my adult/semi-adult life has an amazing dearth of opportunities to play dress up.  I'm not married, I didn't go to prom,  and I've never even been a bridesmaid. So when I get to dress up for something I get pretty carried away with the planning.

Now I'm not planning to go Full Dynasty on formal night.

Although, let's be honest, if money were no object you better believe this shit would happen.

Instead I'm going for a more boho glamour look... we'll call it Champagne and Hippies.

The first formal night outfit is pretty much fait accompli... I'm keeping it simple: Black cocktail dress, black open toed heels, hair up with something sparkly in my hair to vajazzle it up a little (I'm not going to get vajazzled, you guys... I'm talking about the hair on my head... ew).

So I need some opinions on accessories and hair for the second dress.

I'm wearing this:

It's much more of a rust color than the pumpkin orange in this photo. And the beading on the cuffs is gold, not shiny gold... more of a dull finish gold.

I'm wearing black opaque tights and, most likely, these shoes:

These are from Target, and they were pretty comfortable which is a priority for me.  I have a very low tolerance for hurt-y feet.
Originally I was thinking of wearing a long necklace with a large pendant of some sort, but now I'm wondering if I would prefer wearing big (like Dynasty big) gold chandelier earrings.  I have an aversion to wearing a big necklace with big earrings... I prefer to pick either/or.  OR what about a shorter necklace... like a bold, bib style.

Like this one from Forever 21? $8, you guys!

Also I'm cheap... very, very cheap.

Any ideas?


  1. I think the shorter necklace would be okay, but you could also go with black accessories too. Or perhaps a minimal gold necklace?

    Then again, I am fashion stupid. Always have been.

    I love those shoes!! They're adorable. And I'm very jealousin about your trip. I've always wanted to go on a cruise!! Take me with you. Please?

  2. I have so many people to smuggle onto the ship with me... every time I tell someone I'm going they ask to come with me :)

  3. So, sorry I haven't yacked with you in a while!! Having some HUGE home problems...more on that when were face to face. Anywho, super cute outfit!! You should borrow my owl necklace!! I also have black jewelry and earrings and stuff...want to come over and look?!? Then you don't have to purchase anything!!


  4. I was actually thinking today that I should facebook message you and see how you are doing.

    So last night I did some cheapskate impulse buying on Forever 21. What is the matter with me? I don't need anymore jewelry... I am drowning in this shit! :) So I should be more than set for the cruise. So ridiculous.

    But we should get together soon anyways to gab!!

  5. Uh, Jessica, you can't wear those shoes because I'm wearing those shoes.

    Also, I thought we were gonna get our formals from the DAV and get our hair did on the ship?


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