Cruise Style | Date Night

Hey guys! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on Monday’s first trip report…I’m thrilled ya’ll are just as excited to read more, as I am to share it! I figure reliving it on the blog helps me extend the trip in my mind, too…and let me tell you, after a week of no school, I’m going to that happy place in my head more and more often! 😉

Mr. SP and I are fairly casual people, as is most everything in our day-to-day life. But I love an opportunity to dress up…in fact, I probably err on the side of overdressed for many occasions, just because I’m so happy for the excuse! So needless to say, formal nights on the Royal Princess are my faves. Mr. SP doesn’t mind them either, but mostly because he can still get away with the ole ‘business on top, party on the bottom’ style!

On Me: Lace Midi Dress (on sale!) | Clutch (similar) | Shoes | Bracelet | Watch

You see a little bit of everything on formal nights…from tuxedos and sequins, to sport coats and sundresses. I think as long as you put forth an effort, it’ll fly. But if dressing up isn’t your thing, just dine in one of the other restaurants that night…or better yet, order (free!) room service and snuggle up with a movie! (We totally did that on our free night. #heaven)

On Me: Lace Midi Dress (on sale!) | Clutch (similar) | Shoes | Bracelet | Watch

Remember this midi dress from this post? You were helping me to choose between maxi dresses, but I couldn’t resist this lacy number, too! It didn’t help that so many of you were encouraging me to keep it…and I’m nothing if not accommodating. 😉

I love the chic length, and the peek of skin through the lace keeps it from being dowdy, or overwhelming my frame with fabric…plus, bonus that it’s now 40% off!! And the dark pink shoes are just fun! I’d love the dress with neutral shoes, too, but I only wanted to pack one pair of dressy shoes. #pinkforthewin #duh

Fit Tip: I’m wearing my usual size XS, but being forced to take tiny, shallow breaths. Maybe it was all the carbs, or maybe it runs a tad small. #breathingisoverrated  #carbsforthewin #duh

Mr. SP wears jeans more often than not…and the baggier and more faded the better in his book. #notmine #showmethegoods But we’ve found a happy medium with these jeans…they are a comfy, relaxed fit for him, but a darker, dressier rinse for me. Nordstrom has become his go-to spot for most everything since they carry so many options and sizes online.

He could have easily swapped them for slacks, but he felt more like himself in the jeans…and you ladies know the night is waaaay more fun when your man doesn’t feel forced to wear something. (These are currently on sale!) 

Lace Midi Dress (on sale!!) | Clutch (similar) | Shoes | Bracelet | Watch

I don’t know how I’ve gotten so lucky he still looks at me like this, but I’m crossing my fingers he never stops! If you followed our trip on Snapchat (@cassiesugarplum), then you know why I’m always laughing with him now!

Is your man a ‘business on top, business on bottom’ kind of guy, or is he always working in the laid-back style, too? Do you like the chance to dress up? Are you surprised I kept the lace dress and a maxi? I can’t wait to show you which of those I packed!!

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Thanks to Jared Smith of Sugar & Cloth for snapping these pics before dinner! He and Ashley are just about the cutest, funniest blogging duo we’ve ever met!

*This post created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, ideas, and husband-swooning are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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