I recently went on a cruise with some friends and the members of New Kids on the Block. Yes, you read that right. The actual band was on the boat with us for four nights of absolute insane, silly, crazy fun. What is on a NKOTB cruise, you may wonder? It’s basically an event with the band every night as well as a theme party from 12:00 am – 3 am. The theme parties all had a certain theme (duh) that you had to match your outfit around. After the theme parties were wristband only after parties that we also got to attend but due to no cameras in these, there are no photos to share.
Take a cruise with me through the fashion of this wonderful, one of a kind trip.
from l to r: molly, kelly, yours truly, and amanda. we are very excited to sail with our favorite band!
This picture was taken by the Carnival staff on the night of our acoustic concert and I really love it because it just sums up the whole trip in one picture.
Being that I am how I am and there were many days and events to account for, there were a lot of wardrobe changes. Below shows a few of my favorite choices – day of departure, our picture with the guys, and a day of wandering around Nassau.
a sampling of some of my daytime outfits on the ship.
This Victoria’s Secret dress was one of my favorite on board outfits. I paired it simple with gold accessories (statement necklace from Charming Charlie and the gold sandals are from Bakers). I loved the color and thought it was just a soft, pretty look.
a low key, summer look.
the ruching on the side is slimming and highlights my favorite feature!
While on board, we had a day at sea when everyone on the ship got to meet the band and take a group photo. These usually take a very long time to get to us so for now, I will just share the dress. It was paired with Joey McIntyre, which really brought out the best in the look.
striking a pose in my tobi dress. this was just after meeting the New Kids so i am smiling just a little wider than usual.
The theme nights are probably the most fun aspect on the ship. They are just what they sound like – a huge 3,000 person dance party with the guys mingling in between all areas of the ship. We had plenty of cute little moments with our fellas during these parties – blowing kisses with Jordan, Joey grabbed my hand and told me he loved me, etc. These are the silly fun moments that make a trip like this!
Below is a mix of my theme outfits:
theme night outfits: retro red carpet, REMIX: the old you and the new you, and GPS represent where you are from.
The first night was a “Retro Red Carpet” night. Vintage inspired looks in red or white – I went with a fur stole over the top glamour, and of course red lips for this evening. The middle photo is from the “REMIX” night (more on that a little farther down) and the last image is from the “GPS – International love fest” evening where you are supposed to wear something to represent where you are from. Last year I went with California but this year decided to go as my own version of a firework and go full USA.
The second evening was a “Comfy and Cozy” PJ theme and without realizing it, Molly, Kelly, and I all chose pink and black pajamas with head accessories. Same brain with these girls!
cute and comfy night.
Our favorite theme night on the boat was the “REMIX” night. The band has a new song out called (shocker) Remix and this theme went right along with it. It is about the old you and the new you and who you have become. Molly had the very cute idea to mix both of these personas and we had shirts made to indicate the old us and glammed the rest of the outfit up to represent the new, sexy, fun versions of ourselves.
the old you and the new you, baby!
The weather was hot and humid, an unfortunate lesson my girls and I learned from last year, so accessories for our hair ended up being a key fashion staple for this trip. Accessories as a whole were a big part of our fashion choices this year as you can see below.
accessories were a big part of the fashion.
That about covers the fashion aspect on this crazy boat. The rest of the details will stay with us on the cruise ship because this trip is truly something that cannot be explained unless you are there as a part of it.
It was a lovely vacation with my gorgeous friends and our favorite fellas but I am glad to be back home and am gearing up for a fun, fashion filled summer with lots more regular updating on this little ole’ blog of mine.