Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What I Wore on our Mediterranean Cruise

Here is a little Excursion Wear 101 for you. We went to 7 cities and did a lot of walking in all kinds of weather. I certainly wish someone had notified me of how much I'd be walking on this trip (ahem, Dan). Dan keeps a pedometer so he kept track of how much we walked and I am so glad I brought comfortable shoes! I've documented the locations, mileage, and weather conditions of each city we went to... (except for the days we were in Barcelona and Amsterdam because I looked like a hobo but, for the record, we walked 15 miles...oy vey!) and also what I wore and where it's from.

You'll notice the outfits sort-of coordinate. I tend to do that on trips. I decide on brown or black and what my accent colors will be. This eliminates the need to bring your entire wardrobe. As long as nothing gets dirty you can mix and match during your whole trip! I didn't realize I owned so much pink/coral but I guess I do. The shoes are flats (duh) and occasionally I wore layers in case the weather changed on me (which it often does in October in the Mediterranean). These are my excursion outfits. For dinner, on a cruise, you must dress up. I dont have photos of those outfits because we were too busy stuffing our faces to take any photos. Seriously, somuchfoods!!!

CITY: Rome
DATE: Oct 4, 2013
WEARING: Dress: H&M, Shirt-dress: American Apparel, Belt: Target, Sandals: Target, Aviators: Nordstrom.
TEMP: 77° F, cloudy, humid
REMARKS: When it's humid, just wear whatever makes you the most comfortable. A cotton, belted dress with sandals does the trick for me!

CITY: The Vatican
DATE: Oct 5, 2013
WEARING: Sweater and Jeggings: H&M, Sandals: Target, Scarf: street vendor in Rome.
TEMP: 70° F, cloudy and raining
REMARKS: Adding a colorful scarf is a great way to accessorize a black and white or monochromatic outfit.

CITY: Palermo, Sicily
DATE: Oct 6, 2013
WEARING: Shorts: Gap, T-shirt: Taget, Shoes: Converse, Sunglasses: Forever21, Bangles: TJ Maxx.
TEMP: 70° F, sunny then party cloudy then pouring then sunny again
REMARKS: I hated this outfit. Women dont wear shorts like this in Italy. I felt like a man. Truth be told, I changed into a sundress after lunch but I dont have any photos of that.

CITY: Valletta & Mdina, Malta
DATE: Oct 7, 2013
WEARING: Shorts, Top and Sandals: Target, Aviators: Nordstrom.
TEMP: 74° F, sunny skies
REMARKS:  I love a high-low top with a fitted short-short! This is my favorite look of the week.

CITY: Day at Sea!
DATE: Oct 8, 2013
WEARING: (Bikini - not shown), White shirt dress: American Apparel, Beach Cover-up: H&M, Sandals: Cathy Jean, Aviators: Nordstrom, Earrings: Gap.
TEMP: 68° F, sunny skies
REMARKS: Yes, the water really is that blue!

CITY: Florence (Livorno), Italy
DATE: Oct 9, 2013
WEARING: Shirt and Jeggings: H&M, Shoes: Converse, Belt and Necklace: Forever 21, Felt hat: street vendor in Florence.
TEMP: 70° F, mostly sunny
REMARKS: Maybe wear something a little looser. A tight shirt and skinny jeans is a bad combo when you're trying to walk and eat all day long. #bloated

CITY: Genoa, Italy
DATE: Oct 10, 2013
WEARING: Jeggings: H&M, T-shirt and Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Converse, Headwrap: Modcloth, Aviators: Nordstrom.
TEMP: 62° F, party cloudy
REMARKS: The head scarf takes this humdrum outfit and adds a little flare. I'm all about a little flare these days.

CITY: Monte Carlo
DATE: Oct 11, 2013
WEARING: Romper: H&M, Skirt: Target, Shoes: H&M, Aviators: Nordstrom, Bangles: TJ Maxx, Earrings: thrifted, Watch: Marc Jacobs.
TEMP: 68° F, sunny skies
REMARKS: A skirt over a romper just makes sense... especially on a windy day!


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