We’re just over 2 weeks away from our 16 day cruise to Hawaii and Alaska and I’m thinking about what all I’m going to take. I was reading about the cruise and there are a few nights that are dress up if you want to occasions, so I’m taking a couple of outfits that are a little more dressy than casual. I have a feeling most of our time on the ship will be pretty casual, but it’s fun to get dressed up a little in a snazzy new outfit. Enter Clara Sunwoo.
I’ve bought a few things from the mother/daughter team of Clara Sunwoo in the past, mostly tops. I love their fabrics and how packable they are for travel. Soft knit fabrics that don’t wrinkle and drape so well, that’s what they are known for. When they reached out to see if I’d like to try one of their new outfits, of course I said yes, so I chose this pretty top and pants, which I knew would be perfect for a dressy dinner on the cruise.
You can find both pieces on this page, which is an affiliate link and you can get 10% off sitewide with code RHODA10. Their sizing is a little different. I’m wearing an XS in both pieces, which is a 4/6 size.
The tie front black top is really cute and versatile with so many things.
These flirty pants are unlike any I’ve ever had before and I’ll show you the unique detail in another picture below. They are slit in the front from the knee down creating a flowy pant that are sassy cute!
Here you can see the slit and it really shows when you walk creating that flow back and forth of the fabric moving. I don’t have a lot of wide leg pants, but these palazzo pants are just my style. I’ll have so much fun wearing them out to dinner on the cruise! I thank Clara Sunwoo for gifting them to me. Those are some fun perks of being a blogger.
Of course, I’ll be sharing all the cruise details with you. I might even do a packing post if you’re interested. Packing for Hawaii and Alaska is going to be tricky, but I think we will be fine. My plan is for Mark and I to pack one big suitcase together for Alaska, which will require more layers and jackets. Then we will each pack a roll-on carry on with our Hawaii clothes that can be stowed above in the plane, as well as our personal piece under the seat. I think we will have plenty packing this way and I plan to wear pants and some pieces more than one day to create more outfits. I’ll take plenty of tops and jackets to layer and pants to mix and match, along with a few dresses. \
Do tell more about the Hawaii Alaska cruise. Very interesting combination and one even I may enjoy (cruises not my thing). Love everything about your blog-family, tours, house projects, fashion!! You are the best!!!
HI, Martha, we are embarking on a 16 day NCL cruise (the NCL Spirit) to Hawaii and Alaska in a couple of weeks. Very excited about it! I thought it was a great way to see both places at once and we’ve never been to either, so a win-win. Of course, I’ll share lots when we return. I’ll have plenty to share, I’m sure.
Debbie DeThomas says
You look absolutely fantastic in that outfit. Love both pieces — classy but sassy! I will take a look at this website so thank you for sharing. I know you are looking forward to your cruise – what a fantastic itinerary! Two places I have never been so I am looking forward to hearing all about it when you return.
I’ve not been to Alaska (yet!) but did go to Hawaii with two of my college roommates not long after we graduated, about 40 years ago. I hope you’ll be able to see several islands. Each is so different from the other. I remember the water was so beautiful. They were burning the sugarcane fields when we landed at the airport. The air smelled like roasting marshmallows. Hope you have fun!
You look beautiful! Gee, it’s so hard to pack when the same people see you every day. I’m not good and mixing and matching at all. Please do show us your packing list. Sounds like a lovely trip.
Sandra white says
You look fabulous in that outfit! Yes, please share everything about the cruise! I have told my husband about your cruise and we can’t wait to see all your adventures. We have never done a long cruise.
We visited the island of Kauai in fall of 2019. It was absolutely beautiful and I would love to return. As you are overnighting there, looks like from the schedule, see all the areas. Highly recommend the north shore, the lighthouse, the Nepali coast dinner cruise, and Waimea canyon. We didn’t do the Nepali coast trip, and have regretted that. Poipu Beach is gorgeous as well. My daughter has visited mauai and loved that island as well.
So excited for you! Can’t wait to see Alaska adventures also.
Safe travels and enjoy!
Thank you, we can’t wait to visit Hawaii too, but we won’t be overnight in any of the stops, so have to be back on board by evening. So we will have to figure out what we can fit into 7 or 8 hours while we are there. Thanks for the recommendations, I’ve been reading about that stop to see what the highlights are.
Love your outfit! Pack your Cuddl Duds for Alaska. You are going to feel especially cold after spending the first part of your cruise in Hawaii.
Thank you, I’m definitely packing some layers. I have one Cuddle Duds top.
You look fantastic in this outfit! Color is great and it looks so comfortable and flowy. I love your shoes! Any details on those?
HI, Susan, those were a lucky thriftstore find. Naturalizer and almost brand new. I love black and white so they were a nice find.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Rhoda, you look so beautiful in that outfit! It is just perfect for your cruise. You and Mark will have a wonderful time. We love Alaska and want to go back again!
You’ll have a fabulous adventure with these two states!! My friend went to Alaska in June and nearly froze to death so definitely pack a coat.
My dil and I went to Maine in October and met an older couple hiking while stopped for the day. They were from Wales and were on a 24 day cruise! Can you imagine? I overpack for a weekend I can’t imagine 24 days. lol
Can’t wait to hear all about your wonderful trip! Take lots of pictures to show us!
I hope you have a little white jacket to wear with what you were modeling. You look more than great. The big Island has some nice tours if you have time. I’ve never been to Alaska but I am looking forward to going. HAVE FUN !
Kathy Walker says
Rhoda, you look so beautiful in this new outfit. Praying for you to have a wonderful trip, many blessings and great weather. Kathy
Debbie S says
Rhoda, you look great in your outfit! I’m sure you & Mark will have a great time, I’m looking forward to all the updates of your trip! I’m envious of you, my husband retired in December of last year & I retire at the end of this month & we would like to take a cruise like the one you are taking someday. Loved hearing about your Viking cruise in Europe. I keep thinking about little Daisy, I’m sure she’ll miss you terribly!!
Thank you, Debbie! We are so excited! Daisy will be fine, one of my dear friends is coming to house sit and dog sit Daisy. She has a little dog too and Daisy will have a friend!
Elizabeth Dubin says
You look great! I’d love to see a packing post.