Are you like me, whenever you enter a store,shopping for whatever, and you see something [ hopefully it's on sale!] you say to yourself, hmmm, this would be good on my cruise...? off season evening wear, shoes, marked down tuxs, just buying something for the ship makes me feel good
I guess subconsiously, I always have that next cruise on the back of my mind, and I say, if you snooze you lose! You too?
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I've very guilty of that. My DH and I are always looking for good cruise clothes.
Cruise clothes that are easy to pack and wrinkle resistent. We've found some wonderful deals at second hand stores. The up-scale ones...like the American Cancer Society. Ours has some really really GREAT travel wear! (why? Don't know...just it's location I guess)
Now, I have had this happen to me...I've bought something that I thought would travel well, and would look good too...only to be disappointed! I bought a blouse from a well known mail order travel store...It was suppose to be wrinkle resistent...when I opened up the package...it was wrinkled...That should have been a red light. I didn't take the warning...and had to return the blouse after 'cruise failure'
I buy a lot of summer clearance stuff in August ... then put it aside until my fall cruise [I usually go in Nov. or Dec.]
When I get back I put away the "new" cruise clothes until the next spring/summer!
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Fieldmouse, was the fabric by any chance Tencel? That's been highly touted as a "good travel fabric" resistant to wrinkles. NOT! I have several pieces, and they all need ironing even after just hanging in the closet. Feels nice next to your skin, though.
Me.....well if I see a dress that's a good price & I like......I wonder....can I justify buying it???? Nope......so I book another cruise & then I can buy it....I need something to wear.....right?!?!?!?!?! Works for me.......but I have found some great bargins!!!!!
Guilty as charged, Trip!
Sorry I am so late responding to this thread though.
I have a bunch of nice tops/shorts JUST for the cruise. After the cruise I will be able to wear them as needed. Must keep them pristine before then.
My question is: should I wash them and risk getting them not as nice/unwrinkled???
I do iron virtually everything before I pack my suitcase.
Bye for now. Brenda
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I think all of us "In the Land of the Hopefully Addicted" fall into this when we see something in a store.
These days, all of my "dress" clothes are used mostly for cruise or special nights out so I go for function. That's why I've gone for suits over tuxedos since I've lost weight.
On other parts of my wardrobe I purchase things that I can wear for things other than cruising. I vowed to never have the Costanza Cruise Collection (From the Seinfeld show) where certain clothes are kept in the attic and only used for cruising.
One nice thing about a new cruise is that it gives you a good reason to buy some new clothes.
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Not only do I look for cruise clothes, shoes etc, but my newest bargain hunt is for cute cruise luggage!!!!!! I am a sick woman but I know you can all relate to a cute carryon with palm trees all over it! (oh, since I am confessing, I have a weakness for makeup bags and last year I even got my sister an adorable pink leather pill case for her medications!)