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The Eveningwear I’ve Packed for My Alaska Cruise in May

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May 13, 2024

Happy Monday! If all has gone as planned, today I am traveling to Vancouver, Canada, where we will embark on our 7-night Alaska cruise this Wednesday. We’ve booked a very special cruise and made arrangements for about 12 extra days of road-tripping through Alaska, in honor of the 60th birthdays we’re both celebrating this year. I’ll share the bulk of my travel capsule wardrobe tomorrow, but today I thought I’d start with the fun stuff! This is the eveningwear I’ve packed for my Alaska cruise in May, and the outfits I plan to create.

Eveningwear Capsule Wardrobe for Alaska Cruise in May

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In preparation for our May Alaska cruise, I’ve watched tons of YouTube videos and paid special attention to tips from my readers, family and others who have cruised Alaska in the late spring. Some say that few people really dress up in the evenings on Alaska cruises, while others say they do. In the end, I decided that I LOVE any occasion to dress up a little, so I’m putting on the Ritz regardless. Besides, no one can wear denim anywhere on the ship after 6 p.m., and “casual wear is not to be worn in restaurants for dinner.” The suggested dress code is Elegant Casual.

Eveningwear Capsule Wardrobe for Alaska May Cruise

I’m wearing a mini-capsule of elegant, casual separates from Eileen Fisher for five of the seven evenings. These are mostly silk pieces, and they mix and match beautifully. Here are some ideas of how I might wear these mostly black and white garments.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
black Silk Georgette Crepe Lantern Pant // Italian Cashmere V-Neck Top // Oversized cashmere wrap // Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks // Mona Large Glitter Chain Mesh Clutch // The Starry Night Aurora Pearl Necklace (c/o; use code KAY15 for 15% off) // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings

I have heard from many, including my mom, that even inside the ship I should expect to be slightly chilled. So I’m trying to dress in layers even for evenings. My mom suggested I carry a cashmere sweater or two, so I have this pretty tulip colored pullover for evenings. It works beautifully with both pair of pants, of course.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
Sheer Silk Georgette High Collar Jacket // Silk Georgette Crepe Ballet Neck Tank // ivory Silk Georgette Crepe Lantern Pant // Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks // Mona Large Glitter Chain Mesh Clutch // The Starry Night Aurora Pearl Necklace (c/o; use code KAY15 for 15% off) // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings

I think an all ivory white look will be beautiful and feel really special. Accessorizing with gold shoes and clutch will set the combination off perfectly. These Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks are very comfortable shoes, but I’m taking along my Steve Madden Auden Embellished Flats just in case my feet are too weary for heels. I generally need at least a bit of a heel, however, with my metatarsalgia, so we’ll see.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
Peruvian Organic Cotton Cord Bateau Neck Top // Silk Georgette Crepe Ballet Neck Tank // ivory Silk Georgette Crepe Lantern Pant // Auden Embellished Flats // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings
Fresh Pearl Stretch Bracelet Set

I have decided to take along some pretty jewelry for the evenings, too. Normally I travel with minimal jewelry. But I wanted a few nice pieces to wear with these special outfits. So I’m taking two of the pearl necklaces gifted to me from Gingiberi (use code KAY15 for 15% off) and the lovely Arabella Diamond Chain Necklace and the Maya 14k Gold Hoop Earrings gifted to me from Rachel at Penelope Jewelry (use code KAY20 for 20% off). I’m rounding off my selection with some Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings and a Fresh Pearl Stretch Bracelet Set, both from Talbots.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
Sheer Silk Georgette High Collar Jacket // Silk Georgette Crepe Ballet Neck Tank // black Silk Georgette Crepe Lantern Pant // Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks // Mona Large Glitter Chain Mesh Clutch // The Starry Night Aurora Pearl Necklace (c/o; use code KAY15 for 15% off) // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings

I’ll be wearing my black oversized cashmere wrap as needed in the evenings.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
ivory Silk Georgette Crepe Lantern Pant // Italian Cashmere V-Neck Top // Oversized cashmere wrap // Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks // Mona Large Glitter Chain Mesh Clutch // The Starry Night Aurora Pearl Necklace (c/o; use code KAY15 for 15% off) // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings

So those are just some of the ways I can wear the Eileen Fisher mix-and-match capsule wardrobe I’ve put together. We do have free laundry services on the ship, and I hear they deliver beautifully same day as long as you put your order in by 9 a.m. So I feel confident with these pieces.

For the other two nights I’ll be wearing this stunning Veronica Beard Seymour Silk Dress. It is just so lovely and feels great on, too.

Eveningwear Outfit Ideas
Seymour Silk Dress // Reusable Adhesive Bra // Seamless Power Sculpting High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short // Shimmer & Shine Huggie Hoop Earrings // Oversized cashmere wrap // Goldleaf Bianka Slingbacks // Mona Large Glitter Chain Mesh Clutch // Leafy Vessel Pearl Necklace (c/o; use code KAY15 for 15% off)

Because it does have a plunging neckline and a semi-exposed back, I’ll be wearing my Reusable Adhesive Bra that I wore for both of my kids’ weddings. Of course, it’s actually not a bra, but two reusable breast adhesives. They work really nicely for me since I’m just a B cup anyhow. And for smoothing and shaping, I’ll wear my Spanx Seamless Power Sculpting High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short. It’s quite the struggle to get on. Ha! But once it’s on, this shaper feels great and gets the job done.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I’m on vacation until June 3rd, so I probably won’t be responding to comments until then. However, I’ll have my assistant keep an eye on them, so don’t hesitate to ask if you have a question. I have posts lined up for the next few weeks, in fact, tomorrow I’m sharing the rest of my cruise and road-trip capsule wardrobe.

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10 thoughts on “The Eveningwear I’ve Packed for My Alaska Cruise in May

  1. Safe travels and have a wonderful time! That raspberry silk dress is stunning! Hope you post some photos of you wearing it. Also hope you’ll do a post-cruise review to let us know how the clothes you’ve chose work for you and what you’d do differently next time.

  2. Gorgeous outfits! Enjoy your time away. Hopefully when you’re back you’ll share some real-life pictures of you wearing these beautiful outfits, but completely understand if you don’t. My daughter is an influencer so I understand the need to completely get away. Have fun!

  3. Welcome to my beautiful home of Vancouver! I know you will enjoy the voyage through the Inside Passage. Your wardrobe choices look very appropriate for the more formal occasions. Separates are so versatile, especially in quality fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what you packed for more casual times. ❤️🇨🇦🙂

  4. Wow! You are going to look stunning!
    So happy for you to have this special time away to celebrate your 60th! I wish you joy in this wonderful time in your life May God bless you with His presence as you marvel at what He has made!

  5. I love your evening dress; would you post a picture or email a picture. I am sure you will look stunning. Have a wonderful vacation.
    Sandy

  6. All these pieces are really lovely! So timeless and elegant. I love how they mix and match! I’m so glad you decided to go a little more elevated for the evenings. I hope you enjoy every minute and savor the time together making wonderful memories. You are a very hard working lady, and deliver such quality content day after day, so I hope your time away is relaxing and rejuvenating and full of blessings!

  7. I’m so excited for you!! Have a wonderful time! I can’t wait to see you in that silk dress. It is beautiful!!! ❤️

  8. So excited to hear about your trip. We are going on Cunard in August. Planning for my wardrobe. I’ve heard Alaska can be more casual, but we like dressing for dinner.

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