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Good job! I send out some 'non important' stuff but good stuff never goes to ship's laundry!!! I am already stressing about my luggage weight - hope I can do as well as you! :)

 

 

 

See you on board!!

 

 

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I don't know if you ladies have discovered these already, but I was in Chico's the other day FOR THE FIRST TIME (Yes, I never went there before can you believe it until a friend told me to go) and found a couple of really beautiful scarf-poncho top - are they called ruana scarves?

 

Anyway, they will transform my basic top I wear during the day into a pretty outfit for the evening, swapping out the shorts for pants or skirt.

 

I have always been a Macy's girl, but I think I found a new love in Chico's!!

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I don't know if you ladies have discovered these already, but I was in Chico's the other day FOR THE FIRST TIME (Yes, I never went there before can you believe it until a friend told me to go) and found a couple of really beautiful scarf-poncho top - are they called ruana scarves?

 

 

 

Anyway, they will transform my basic top I wear during the day into a pretty outfit for the evening, swapping out the shorts for pants or skirt.

 

 

 

I have always been a Macy's girl, but I think I found a new love in Chico's!!

 

 

 

I think I have couple of these. You’re right about dressing up tops. And they take up very little room. Always a good thing!

 

 

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Janie, 90% of my cruise clothes are from Chicos. They’re comfortable, easy to travel with & I love the bright colors. I did buy my husband a white sport coat in Macy’s today...Ralph Lauren, $55 instead of $325.

 

 

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Janie, 90% of my cruise clothes are from Chicos. They’re comfortable, easy to travel with & I love the bright colors. I did buy my husband a white sport coat in Macy’s today...Ralph Lauren, $55 instead of $325.

 

 

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That’s quite the find! You’ll have post pictures of him wearing!!

 

 

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Gonzav. Best is to hang clothes immediately, if the wrinkles don’t immediately shake out then hang it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower, that normally works

 

 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for getting wrinkles out after unpacking onboard?

 

 

I don't know what cruise line that you travel on. but some do have laundry rooms with irons. Princess it one of them.

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Does anyone have advice on how to pick out a nice swimsuit cover-up? I finally found a nice simple one piece black swimsuit that I really like and would like to find a nice classic cover-up to go with it.

 

Since you’ll wear your coverup over your suit to/from the pool, grabbing breakfast or lunch on the way, and for beach-oriented shore excursions, I’ve always opted for a longer (knee length) sundress or beach dress as a coverup. There are tons out there. I tend to do my swimsuit shopping on swimsuitsforall.com and they have some great coverups. This year Old Navy has a great little tank dress in stretchy fabric and a ton of colors for under $20 so I grabbed a couple of those for this year. I live in FL and use these all summer for trips to the pool and beach so I have probably 15 of them. They actually double as sleep dresses too if you’re trying to save room in your luggage.

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Does anyone have any recommendations for getting wrinkles out after unpacking onboard?

 

When travelling on Royal Caribbean cruise ships, where there is no self service laundromat, I spray wrinkled clothes with Downy Wrinkle Release and hang in a steamy bathroom. (Travel size in Target...larger, cheaper but heavier similar product in Dollar Tree)

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A trick we use at home and away is to spritz with water in a squirt bottle (Dollar Tree!). Downy makes a 'wrinkle release' spray, which is basically water with chemical scents added. I never had any luck with steaming in a bathroom, but this works every time!

Enjoy!

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Since you’ll wear your coverup over your suit to/from the pool, grabbing breakfast or lunch on the way, and for beach-oriented shore excursions, I’ve always opted for a longer (knee length) sundress or beach dress as a coverup. There are tons out there. I tend to do my swimsuit shopping on swimsuitsforall.com and they have some great coverups. This year Old Navy has a great little tank dress in stretchy fabric and a ton of colors for under $20 so I grabbed a couple of those for this year. I live in FL and use these all summer for trips to the pool and beach so I have probably 15 of them. They actually double as sleep dresses too if you’re trying to save room in your luggage.

 

I did this with a $15 sundress I found at Sam's club. I prefer a little more coverage than traditional cover-ups provide;)

 

 

A trick we use at home and away is to spritz with water in a squirt bottle (Dollar Tree!). Downy makes a 'wrinkle release' spray, which is basically water with chemical scents added. I never had any luck with steaming in a bathroom, but this works every time!

Enjoy!

 

If you want odor removal along with wrinkle release, adding some vodka to your spray bottle is a trick my kids school uses for theatre costumes. It would be somewhat pricy onboard (unless you already have Cheers), but might be worth it considering the cost of laundry. At home it would be much more cost efficient;). Vodka makes a good glass and jewelry cleaner too if you don't drink it.

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I have not posted in ever so long, but ladies (and gents, possibly, too?), when I thought of this question, you are the first people I thought of consulting!

I have finally acquired a smart phone (some of you who are, like myself, of a "certain age" may understand why I use the term "finally...";)), and one of the reasons I got a smartphone so was so that I could install a wardrobe organizing app! But now comes the decision: which app! (I have an iphone, though I doubt that makes much difference in my options.)

Since posters here are clearly interested in things sartorial, I apply to you all:

Can you recommend a wardrobe app that you have used and love? I am particularly interested in an app which might allow me to use the clothes photos I already have stored on my laptop. (In other words, I'd rather not have to retake all my pix with my phone!). In addition,I'd rather not have to spend time removing the background from my clothes photos -- I am OK with using all my old photos of individual items with neutral backgrounds. I have been using "Victoria's Clothes Organizer" on my PC for many years, so I have a huge collection of clothes photos for that. I like the program very much, but there is no app.

I would like to use the phone app to keep track of outfits I have put together and when I have worn them, and I also particularly value a really good packing list function -- you know why!!!

I value your opinions! Thanks!

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I still don't have one (smartphone):eek:……..I should probably breakdown and get one but my little flip phone works...….I am guessing one day I will be told "it is no longer serviceable":o

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I still don't have one (smartphone):eek:……..I should probably breakdown and get one but my little flip phone works...….I am guessing one day I will be told "it is no longer serviceable":o

 

Hi Lois,

 

Here’s my story about getting my first smartphone. I too had a flip phones that worked well and I loved. It was so uncomplicated. My first night with the smart phone. I sat looking at it and asked myself “what have I done?” I didn’t know how to use it and I was sure all I would ever do was make and receive calls. A few days later, I again sat looking at it but this time I asked myself “how did I ever get along without this?” I laugh now when I think about that and I still don’t know how I would get along without one.

Sharon

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In the past I have used a free app, Stylish Girl. You take pics of clothes, save them, and put the pics together like a puzzle. After that I would use Upacking List to check everything off. Now I just kinda wing it.

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Try the store Fresh Produce

Also online

Great sales

Sometime run a little small

Lots of sundresses Etc

And tops

Of course Chicos and soma too

 

 

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You can also try pureple.com . It works on both PC and Mac and phone. It's free.

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In the past I have used a free app, Stylish Girl. You take pics of clothes, save them, and put the pics together like a puzzle. After that I would use Upacking List to check everything off. Now I just kinda wing it.

Thanks for your response. Since you have stopped using Stylish Girl, may I ask why? I'm looking for people's actual experiences, both good and bad.

 

Is Upacking List an app of its own, or a function of Stylish Girl? I'm not familiar with it.

Thanks!

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You can also try pureple.com . It works on both PC and Mac and phone. It's free.

Have you used Pureple? What did you think of it?

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I love the Stylebook app. It's helped me streamline my closet. Every time I make a new purchase I just screenshot a picture of the item, and add it to my digital closet.

Stylebook does seem to be pretty popular - did you have issues with removing the background from shots of your clothes, as many people seem to have? Do you have to remove the background to use Stylebook? I already have digital photos on my computer of almost all my clothes, and I would rather not spend the time removing backgrounds if it's not necessary.

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I stopped using stlyish girl for no reason. I do use Upack it all the time. Its an app on its own. I make a master list and just tweek as I need to.

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Stylebook does seem to be pretty popular - did you have issues with removing the background from shots of your clothes, as many people seem to have? Do you have to remove the background to use Stylebook? I already have digital photos on my computer of almost all my clothes, and I would rather not spend the time removing backgrounds if it's not necessary.

 

 

 

 

Looks best if you remove the background but it isn’t necessary. Since I use screenshots from the retailer most of my background is easily removed. I can see how time consuming it can be if you are taking your own stock pictures.

 

 

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