over50feeling40: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Cruisewear, Travelers, Chicos for Women Over 50
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May 15, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Cruisewear, Travelers, Chicos for Women Over 50


Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence.


When a couple of readers asked Jennifer and I to discuss what women over 50 should wear on a cruise, we knew it was a perfect time to collaborate with CHICO'S…since they are known for gorgeous cruise wear!


I have been a customer of Chico’s, off and on, for over 30 years!  And the best advice I can offer for a cruise is their TRAVELER'S COLLECTION.  My wardrobe is founded on garments from Traveler’s.  I believe I have the tanks in most every color.  This line takes all abuse…and always looks great.  Their pieces last over time and I can give testimony of that first hand.  I am still occasionally wearing the first blouse I ever purchased there.







Also, make sure you join their Passport Club (if you have not already).  It cost nothing to join, but always gives extra money off and free shipping.  Once you are in the system, ordering and even returns are so easy.
Now, back to the cruise.  There are plenty of styles in Traveler’s for all types of situations on a cruise. They do not wrinkle…dry quickly if you happen to get wet…and can be mixed and matched for many different looks.   Chico’s sent the outfit I am wearing for an evening dinner…hopefully with the captain!

Isn't this coral reef necklace a true statement piece and just perfect for a cruise?  How much fun is that? It is called the GIANNI BIB NECKLACE  (I would also pack an older Chico’s necklace I own which has a beautiful turquoise starfish on it!)   I love the sleeves on the BURNOUT PALM JACKET which takes this to an elevated look for evening…and no worries, black is appropriate any time of year. The top of this outfit would also look nice with a skirt.





Now, I usually wear a size 3 in Traveler’s garments, but these NO TUMMY TRAVELERS PANTS run a little large, so you might go down a size when ordering.  But, the pants are great and wearable for many situations throughout the year.  If I were leaving on a cruise tomorrow though, my entire suitcase would be TRAVELER'S FROM CHICO'S.  It is perfect for travel for so many reasons.  It means I would actually pack less and smaller since these garments will roll up nicely and not wrinkle.  The line includes dresses, skirts, shorts of all lengths, crop pants, long pants, blouses, tunics, colors, prints...all you need to cruise in style! And I love the variety of lengths for women over 50 who might like a longer short or arms covered!
Check out the new collection HERE…and thanks goes to Chico's for sending the clothing and making sure we all look amazing on a cruise!

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Now, let's go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE has to say about cruise wear.

Hope your week is beautiful!
Disclaimer:  Merchandise was provided to me by Chico's, but the words are my own!



29 comments:

  1. Hi Pam,
    I Love Chico's for Cruisewear and you look fabulous! That coral necklace is stunning! Happy weekend!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Thanks Karena...Chico's is the best for Cruising...have a great week ahead!

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  2. I love this look and can't wait to get to Chico's to check out the Traveler's Collection. I have a couple pieces from that and absolutely agree--they last forever. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome Beth Ann...thanks for stopping by

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  3. I really like the top...looks like a great way to cover upper arms while keeping cool. Love the Travelers Collection!

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    1. The top is really cool...I can see using it with many different styles to cover my arms. Thanks Karen.

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  4. This is a great outfit for any occasion, Pam! And yes, clothing that washes easily on a trip is extra good. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. You look fantastic! I love those burnout sleeves. They're perfect for hiding what we don't like to see. I haven't tried the travelers collection but will now. They sound exactly right for cruising. I love Chico's statement necklaces!!

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    1. Travelers is amazing...you will love it! Let's find a cruise!

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  6. Great look for a cruise, Pam!

    The Chico's Travelers Collection is indeed fantastic. I used to own several pieces from it, and I'll have another look before we leave on our trip this summer!

    Fantastic necklace!

    Happy Sunday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. I am so glad you are familiar with it, Andrea! Thanks so much!

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  7. You look great in red & black. I am seriously considering dressing up my Chico's black pants for formal night instead of buying a cocktail dress...

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    1. It works, Cathy! And you will get so much mileage out of the pants. Thanks for coming by!

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  8. Just back from a cruise to Portugal and wish I'd bought some of these pieces. I do always wear a Chicos outfit on long international flights. I've had this two-piece set with a hoody and pants, comfy and soft, for 15 years and wear it only on flights with a tshirt underneath. For a while I stopped buying Chicos as the short waisted tops and jackets were not flattering and they stopped carrying larger sizes. And I was larger. But now, after BAM, I am revisiting the brand. /Carol

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    1. Glad to hear Carol! I have to go every now and then and try garments on...but it is worth the time. Thanks for your comment!

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  9. I'm not cruise bound but love your styling for the summer months ahead--months I'm sure we on the east coast will eventually get. We here in the mid-Atlantic haven't had days warm enough for all the brightness and lightness of spring and summer clothes.

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    1. Even in the summer I wear neutrals including black...they are fortunately appropriate all year long. I would trade you some heat if I could!

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  10. The good thing about their Travelers selection is that it really travels well! Yes I am a Passport customer and it does help.

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  11. What an unique necklace, It looks amazing on you!

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  12. Now you simply need a cruise sponsor so you can wear all your gear on board! Oh, and cruise to somewhere with coral reefs so you can match your necklace to your surroundings. I am loaded with good ideas!

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    1. Keep them coming...can always use good ideas!!

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  13. I didn't know Chicos had a cruise line. Thanks for the info.

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  14. One thing I've noticed is that the clothes at Chico's are vastly different in different parts of the country. I live outside Chicago and the clothes they sell in their stores here are way too boring for me. I prefer their clothes I've found in California and New Mexico, much more my style, hipper and brighter.

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  15. Love those sandals! They're so fun!

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!