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A flouncy and fabulous Pret a Porter wardrobe works great for a Silversea cruise

Four days and counting until we board Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit for a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, Puerto Rico and I’m still packing and happily so now that my wardrobe arrived from New Orleans’ Pret a Porter.

There's nothing like silk to lighten your luggage load, brighen your spirits and allow women to pack more
There's nothing like silk to lighten your luggage load, brighen your spirits and allow women to pack more
Patti Pietschmann
This little silk Pret a Porter dress will get much wear on the Silver Spirit
Patti Pietschmann

While your National Cruise Examiner knows her way around ships, she isn’t so savvy when it comes to packing, often piling enough in her luggage to clothe a small nation. But like most women I want lots of choices. So when I discovered all the fabulous, flouncy and pure silk Prêt à Porter designs at Kathy Duliakas Oscar swag suite last month I knew I had to get on line and order a cruise wardrobe. After all you can carry twice as much silk than other fabrics.

So I order me everything silk, save for a few cottons, shorts, dresses and tops. The package arrived today so now I can test my theory and start packing. I know it with all fit and when on board the super swank Silver Spirit or at the posh Le Toiny in St. Barths (where we are spending a shore day and night) I will be dressed for the part.

Back story of a designing woman:

Prêt à Porter Designs is the creation of designer Carrie Licciardi who founded the company in 2012. As all fashionistas know the name translates in French as "ready to wear", a mantra embraces the essence of the Licciardi’s designs. Check out her pieces at If you’re anything like me you won’t be able to control your urge to shop. And if you’re planning to take a cruise you really want to condsider creating a top to bottom wardrobe from all the light and luscious styles. Prices range from $90 and up, but watch the video to see for yourself.

Also come back as I’ll be reporting live from the Silver Spirit and modeling myPret a Porter silk shorts, dresses and tops.