I’m away from the blog this week while my husband and I enjoy our honeymoon, a Carnival cruise in Alaska! (I’m so excited, I can’t wait to share pictures with you when we get back!!)
It just didn’t feel right being on a cruise and not including you guys, plus J’s Everyday Fashion turns 5 years old this week so I wanted to throw a birthday party while I’m away. I racked my brain for a celebration befitting the occasion, and asked Carnival for an amazing birthday gift – a cruise of your choosing, up to 7 days, for one lucky reader! (I wish you ALL could go!)
You will have one year to cruise – select from any Carnival U.S. port, to any Carnival destination, any date, up to 7 days, for two people. SO. FUN. You’ll need to provide your own transportation to and from the cruise, as well as some gratuities and fees that come standard on any cruise (please see the Official Rules for details). Use the Rafflecopter box below to enter; you can enter once per day. A winner will be drawn at random on or about 5/27.
GOOD LUCK! I’ll see you back here in one week for regularly scheduled fun fashion content!!
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, 21 or older. Ends 5/27/15. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for complete details.
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I scored this $475 Milly dress for $156 from the Piperlime closeout sale. I bought it right after the beach wedding we attended (here). I talked about not being able to find a dress when you have an occasion, so when you find a good dress - snap it up! So that's exactly what I did. At $156 it was still a good chunk of my budget but I like investing in special occasion pieces that I really love and the quality is impeccable in person. I plan to wear it for weddings, TV appearances, events, etc. I wore it for a video shoot at my house recently (I'll share the video soon). This dress is still available at the links below, but not at the Piperlime price, so I gathered some more affordable options as well!
Dress: Milly dress/Piperlime, $156 (same, same, same, shorts, children)
Shoes: Limited, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse is last year. Dress is new.
I stole this outfit idea from a mannequin. I was at J.Crew Factory exchanging a size and saw this waffle knit sweater paired with white jeans. I loved how it looked and thought an olive jacket and Panama hat could be added to the mix, too. I can see this sweater getting tons of use for many years to come!
Sweater: J.Crew Factory, $31
Jacket: Gap, $ 52 (similar, similar, similar, similar, vest)
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Flats: J.Crew Factory, $48
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar, similar)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $17
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3
Approx. dates: Jeans are 5 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Jacket is 2 years ago. Hat and shoes are recent. Sweater is new.
Also, I wanted to share an update on my Alaska shopping post. You guys gave so many helpful tips (thank you!), so I switched things up from my original plan and wound up buying these 3 items:
1. North Face waterproof jacket - It's got a hood, it's a fun neon yellow color and it's lightweight. I'm told it rains constantly in Alaska so this will give me the protection I need. Waterproof jackets were $200 dollars at the North Face outlet, and Zappos seemed to have the best prices (about $90), so I ordered this exact one.
2. North Face fleece - Instead of a wool short coat, I went for something even warmer. This fleece fits under my waterproof jacket to form the perfect multi-layer coat (I got a fleece one size smaller than the waterproof jacket). I found it for less at the outlet (about $80) so I bought it there instead.
3. Waterproof Adidas shoes - At your suggestion, I ditched the idea of getting little rain boots and went for something more sturdy. These may look like sneakers but they are waterproof and designed for hiking rough terrain. I bought the ones on the left and JJ got the ones on the right!
Thanks again for all your awesome suggestions!! I hope these finds are helpful for you too!