Thursday, May 10, 2007

What to Wear: Greece

Many thanks to everyone who commented on the previous post about "dream crushers" in the wedding industry! I'm lucky to have such great (and resourceful) readers. I feel so much better already and have found some great alternatives.

Let's get back to it! Melissa from Montreal is about to set off on a Greek cruise (as are, coincidentally, my parents). She's got all her formal outfits picked out but needs some guidance with other basics.
So, I figured I'd ask you since I'm beginning to panic about what to bring on my Greek island cruise, coming up this June. I'm a small Asian (only 5 feet), weight about 108lbs, and I have long dark hair. I love colour and I don't want to look touristy. Do you have any suggestions on what I could bring to get full usage for mixing and matching? The other issue, of course, is trying to keep things light--it's a 14 day cruise and we'll be staying on 2 of the islands (Santorini and Crete!) for 3 days each, so I'll have to bring my suitcase with me.
Pack light! It's so much easier to mix and match a few pieces. I used to be a heavy packer, bringing all sorts of things I'd never wear outside a vacation. Things like hats. Instead pick a color palette and bring a few basics with more small pieces like tank tops for mixing it up. Forever 21 has inexpensive jersey dresses that are perfect for a trip like this. Here are a couple things I'd pack for Greece:

T-shirt -I love the cut of this shirt from Anthropologie. It's casual with during the day or dressed up with a skirt for dinner.
Trousers - They're not very practical but you simply have to take white pants with you to Greece.
Skirt - Inexpensive and bright from Zara.
Shoes - These are cute but also "comfort sandals" for hiking around steep seaside towns.
Bag - A seagrass tote from Target matches the trip and can be easily tossed if you find a replacement in Greece.
Bangle - Accessories! So easy to pack and so potent.
Sunglasses - Of course! A must-have along with your bikinis.

All that blue water, amber jewelry, ancient ruins, ouzo and moussaka...I'm more than a little jealous. Send me a postcard Melissa!

4 comments:

suburban prep said...

Having been to Greece for my brother's wedding I think you picked a wonderful attire. I was on a cruise over to Europe two yrs ago and well that was a concern of mine in regards to not wanting to look like a tourist.

Adrienne said...

Miss Em, great pick for the Greece cruise! I love your blog and check in on it every few days. I wanted to express my sympathy for your not being able to have your wedding at your dream location. I just now read that post. My wedding was March 3, 2007 and I know how you feel. We had a similar experience, but our second choice venue turned out to be beautiful and I eventually loved it even more. Since you asked for suggestions on an alternative, I wanted to mention Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria. I live in Dallas, TX, so I don't know how far away that is for you. But I saw someone's wedding there on brides.com and it was so gorgeous, thousands of roses. It would be great for a romantic outdoor wedding. Here is their website. http://www.rosestoryfarm.com/index.asp. (I don't know how expensive it is either, sorry) Good luck with the wedding!! It'll be gorgeous no matter what you decide to do!! :)

MissEm said...

It's funny that you mention Rose Story Farm! I want to order some of their heirloom roses for my flowers :)

Karen said...

I just purchased this top in an emerald green and it's BEAUTIFUL!! Such a flattering top. I'm new to your blog Emily and I just adore it.