What I Wore: Celebrity Edge 11-Night Cruise
Many of you have requested a breakdown of what I wore on our recent cruise vacation. I put a lot of thought into what I packed and wore, so it was quite satisfying to obsessively put this post together and reflect on which pieces were great buys and which ones weren’t. A particularly popular question was about shoes; what was on my feet for these 15K-20K step days? The cute-but-practical shoe struggle is real, so I promise I cover everything below. :)
Without further ado, let’s talk fashion…
I first spotted this dress on a friend of a friend during a bachelorette weekend getaway. I was immediately obsessed with it and asked her the brand; turns out Spell & The Gypsy Collective (a brand I hadn’t heard of) is an Aussie favorite and their pieces are sold by many online retailers I frequent, from Free People to Shopbop. Unfortunately, it turned out this particular dress was not only from a few seasons past, but it was somehow still in hot demand, with preowned options selling in the $200+ range.
I stalked a few listings online for weeks before taking the plunge and buying this one. It was preowned but in like-new condition. It was more than I wanted to spend (around $200) but I’ve got to say, a year and a half later, I still wear the dress like crazy and have forgotten about the $$. It was a good investment.
Fun fact: I first saw this dress while shopping at Reformation with my mom in May, and let me tell you, she was NOT into it. (Her assessment: “It’s too short!” 😂) I was debating between this one and this one, and with her encouragement went for the latter.
While I loved the one I bought, I reeeeallly regretted not buying this one. I found myself thinking about it nonstop (I often rely on this when deciding whether or not to purchase something) and promptly went back to the same Reformation store to make it mine. No such luck—suddenly it was not only gone but sold out across the board, in all New York locations and online. I was BUMMED.
This is where my sleuthing skills come in handy. I stalked listings on eBay, Tradesy, and Poshmark until a preowned one in my size came up. I put in an offer (no deal here—I pretty much paid retail) and sealed the deal. I’ve worn this dress by day and night and have been loving it—the sweetheart neckline really stands out and the smocked back cinches your waist in the most flattering way.
REFORMATION “QUIN” DRESS IN PEPPER | SCHUTZ “VICTORIE” SLIDE SANDAL IN TRANSPARENT/NATURAL | GUCCI “SOHO DISCO” CROSSBODY IN CAMELLIA [SHOP PREOWNED HERE] | RAY-BAN “JA-JO” SUNGLASSES IN VIOLET GRADIENT | TOPSHOP LION HEAD DROP EARRINGS
There isn’t much of a story behind this dress. It was a quick, no-brainer, on-sale buy in February, a clearance piece from the previous Summer. The second I saw the open back, I knew it’d be mine. It fits loose and breezily, and it’s a compliment magnet! There’s a tie with tassels at the back that you can use to “belt” this dress but I prefer to let it hang and allow the dress to fall A-line.
The sandals are a FANTASTIC dupe for the famed (but super pricey) Valentino Rockstud Cage slide sandal. (Talk about a look-for-less!) They’re shockingly comfortable; flat but still with a little cushion in there, and the cage detail has never given me a single blister. Best of all, with their nude color, they go with everything. A great buy. Size Guide: I’m usually a 7.5/8 and an 8 in these fits perfectly. Shopping Tip: On Vici, be sure to click your size and sign up for a back-in-stock notification. These sandals were sold out in my size but I got an email when a pair came back in stock—I bought them in a jif, just in time for this vacay.
STITCH & FEATHER “ROMA” LEOPARD MAXI DRESS [SOLD OUT - SIMILAR HERE AND HERE] | VICI “MARCY” STUDDED SANDAL IN NUDE [SOLD OUT - SIMILAR HERE, HERE, AND HERE] | RAY-BAN OCTAGONAL SUNGLASSES IN SILVER FLASH | VICI KARMA BEADED BRACELET IN TURQUOISE
I recommend this romper if you have some curves, as I do. I have a booty and finding something that accommodates (and flatters!) both my waist and backside can be a challenge. This romper has the right looseness in the legs but shirring at the waist, hugging—and not hugging!—in all the right places. It’s super flattering and was a great buy for me. I love this romper so much that I’ve picked one up for my sister (who’s built the same as me) for when I see her in August.
You can’t see them in this photo but I’m wearing Birkenstocks. I knew to wear grippy shoes since the marble steps and rocky footpaths at the Acropolis are famously slippery. To be honest, I don’t actually find Birkenstocks to be the most comfortable sandals in the world (I have super flat feet and the arch support is almost too much for me) but for this situation they were perfect.
PS—I’m linking out my bra from this look as the romper’s one challenge is its relatively low neckline. It was surprisingly hard for me to find a bra that suited all my needs: dips low in the middle, gives a bit of cleavage but nothing obscene, wireless, convertible straps. This one ticks off all of these boxes and I wear it all the time.
This romper was an on-the-fence purchase. Whenever I order from Sabo Skirt I tend to order several options (in multiple sizes) since the package is shipped all the way from Australia and I don’t like to regret not covering all bases. I was more interested in some of the other items in my order and threw this in at the last minute, and man, am I happy I did! There are so many fun little details - the oversized gingham, the asymmetry, the billowy pieces of fabric throughout. I should warn you it’s on the shapeless side, but for a sweltering day in Greece when you don’t want anything clinging to you, it’s perfect. Size Guide: I’m an XS/S in Sabo Skirt and went with an S in this. The XS fit but was a bit binding in the bust.
I’ve been vibing camo for the last year or so, and since I’ve already been an overalls person for quite some time, these naturally caught my eye. I felt there was a 50/50 chance that I’d keep them given I’m VERY particular about how shorts fit my body; I don’t have skinny thighs and I never wear short-shorts unless they’re flowy and loose (as with the Mykonos romper above). These fit well and I love that they have a bit of stretch, making them totally comfortable for an 18K step day and a 999-step climb.
Many of you have asked me about comfy yet cute sandals for these long walking days. The sandals with this outfit (not pictured here but you can see them in the Katakolon photo below) were one of the best buys in my entire suitcase and I think it says something that I’ve already purchased a backup pair (on sale!) for when my current ones become too worn to be presentable. They’re a steal, they’re insanely comfortable, and since the rose gold ties in both gold and silver tones, they go with everything.
VICI “CAPTAIN COTTON” CAMO OVERALL SHORTS [SOLD OUT - SIMILAR] | & OTHER STORIES RIBBED V-NECK TOP IN OFF WHITE [I ALSO OWN IT IN BLACK] | AMERICAN RAG “EASTEN” SLIDE SANDALS IN ROSE GOLD | RAY-BAN OCTAGONAL SUNGLASSES IN SILVER FLASH | BAUBLEBAR “ELLA” EARRING SET
This is one of my favorite looks of the trip in terms of styling and it’s been a go-to for me all Summer.
I love these pants. They provide good coverage but are still somehow cool and airy on hot days. Since buying these, I’ve worn them so much that I have since bought them in pale pink. I’ve also been finding myself craving solid black so another buy might be in my future.
However, if there’s one piece you buy from this look (aside from the excellent sandals), it should be the bodysuit. I own it in both black and white and I can’t say enough good things. I looked long and hard for the PERFECT bodysuit; I wanted as neutral and basic as possible (no ribbing or standout details that would make it less versatile), thick enough straps to cover bra straps, not too high or low cut at the bust, a thick-ish material so it’s not remotely sheer, and with a thong cut down below. Trust me when I say this one ticks off every box—I will repurchase these for as long as they make them.
WILFRED “FAUN” PANT IN ALMOND/BLACK [ON SALE!] | WILFRED “LEILA” BODYSUIT IN BLACK | CUYANA MINI CIRCLE BELT BAG IN BLUSH [LOOKS-FOR-LESS IN OTHER COLORS HERE] | AMERICAN RAG “EASTEN” SLIDE SANDALS IN ROSE GOLD | NO NAME WOVEN HAT [PURCHASED IN ATHENS - SIMILAR HERE AND HERE]
I ordered this dress in the same Sabo Skirt order as the above Mykonos romper. Interestingly, the online object of my affections was the Tyra dress in the same print, but in person and on my body, I preferred this one.
I wasn’t totally sold on these sandals at first but ordered them because of their excellent reviews. Now having worn them countless times, both day and night, I’m totally obsessed and would go so far as to say these were one of my best buys of the season. With their mid-height heel (not too low, not too high), I can dress them up or down. But best of all is how insanely comfy they are; the upper strap has a clever bit of elastic so there’s no tugging, chafing, or blistering. To give you an idea of just how comfortable these are, I wore these for a 20K STEP DAY, with NO backup flats in my bag. If that’s not a convincing sales pitch, I don’t know what is. 😂
SABO SKIRT “ORLA” DRESS [SOLD OUT - SIMILAR - SIMILAR CUT HERE] | SCHUTZ “VICTORIE” SLIDE SANDAL IN TRANSPARENT/NATURAL | CHLOÉ “MARCIE” MINI CROSSBODY IN ABSTRACT WHITE [COLOR DISCONTINUED - PREOWNED HERE AND HERE] | RAY-BAN “JA-JO” SUNGLASSES IN VIOLET GRADIENT | LOU LOU COIN NECKLACE [NOT SOLD ONLINE - SIMILAR] | BAUBLEBAR “ASHTYN” ANKLET SET [SOLD OUT - SIMILAR]
ON THE SHIP
That’s it for my cruise fashion round-up! If you do still have questions about what I wore or are wondering about styling decisions, feel free to ask in the comments below…
Thanks for stopping by!