Hello friends! I’m back from my much-anticipated vacation with my lovely pals.
As many of you know, I went on a cruise last week to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. It was divine.
However, while on the boat, I was unable to get my pics to load from my phone to WordPress. :/ At first, I was really stressed out about it. But after a frozen mojito (or more), I decided that if I could take a vacation from my day job, it wouldn’t kill me to wait a week to post my fabulous thrifty cruise wear.
So, how does one outfit oneself for $1 (or less) per garment on vacation?
I’d been prepping for my trip for a while, scouring the thrift shops for cheap off-season clothing that put me in a tropical mood. It was a refreshing change from digging for sweaters, scarves, and the like and it helped build my excitement for my journey. As I opened my giant suitcase on The Oasis of the Seas (the biggest cruise ship in the world), I smiled happily at my choices.
Here are my favorite outfits for the week in their natural habitats:
This 70’s grecian-style dress with fortuny pleating was my favorite for one of the two “formal” nights on the boat.
I recently thrifted this sweet red number for $1. It fits perfectly, and I love the red!
Of course, fancier fare really wouldn’t work for hanging out around the pool or on a gorgeous beach.
I tried to maintain a modicum of style, even on casual days.
I got extra mileage out of my swimwear by not being afraid to mix & match.
Of course, no outfit is complete without the right accessories. Here’s how I kept them from getting tangled. My roommate referred to this as my “wind chimes”:
Thrifting my cruise wear in the off season meant less competition for really lovely pieces like these:
The cruise was delightful. Getting to spend a week in paradise with my best friends from near and far really meant the world to me. My friends are my family. :)
Just think of how much you can save on your next big vacation by checking your local thrift stores for clothing options before heading to the mall. :)
So…now the sun has set on my vacation. Time to get back to reality and the blogosphere!
See you tomorrow!