Fujimi-yagura (Mt Fuji-view keep), guard building within the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace is a huge park-like area in Tokyo where the Emperor of Japan lives. The Imperial Palace East Gardens are open to the public and are beautiful! And they are free to tour. I’m going to show off some photos of the gardens, as well as a tour of the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace…which we had gotten very lucky and were able to tour the day we were there! But anyways, a little history lesson first…the… Read more »

Shein crop top

Shop the look: I have been working up the courage to wear a crop top for years now…and I’ve finally taken the plunge! But thanks to my lovely high-waisted shorts and midi skirt collection that I’ve been adding to over the years… I don’t actually have to show skin unless I want to. As you can see with this outfit, I’m not really showing my midriff, unless I’m reaching for something. (I did have a little skin showing when I… Read more »

Noelle of "The Classy Junk"

Noelle of “The Classy Junk” is June’s Featured Fashionista! The Classy Junk is a blog brimming with beauty, from Noelle’s enchanting writing to her stunning photos and gorgeous personal style…I am continually blown away by every post she creates. And what initially had drawn me to The Classy Junk was that Noelle’s a fellow blogger from Wisconsin! (Wisconsin will always be my home.) I really enjoy getting to see different parts of my home state through Noelle’s outstanding blog posts…. Read more »

Robot Restaurant Tokyo

If you find yourself in Tokyo someday and only have time to do one touristy thing, I highly recommend you visit Robot Restaurant! It is the most inexplicably crazy (in a good way) performance I have ever seen. This isn’t an actual restaurant, really, as the name implies. It’s a robot show where snack food and various drinks are served. It’s honestly a bit hard to describe it, and I don’t even think my photos do it justice. It’s a… Read more »

Marvel outfit

Shop the look:   Harajuku is one spot in Tokyo that was pretty much a requirement to check out, as everyone who has been to Tokyo had told me to go. Even the person who cut my hair last week in Tokyo told me to go see it (more on that adventure a different day)! I knew Harajuku is all about nonconventional fashion and fun street style. So, I figured this would be a good time for me to break… Read more »

Tokyo outfit post

Yippee! I am honored to have had another blog post selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers for Links à la Mode! My “I’m in Tokyo, I Swear!” outfit post was the one that was selected this week. Just a reminder of what Links à la Mode is, it is a weekly roundup of 20 of the best blog posts selected by the site, Independent Fashion Bloggers. (You can read the full guidelines for submitting your posts to IFB, here.) Then, if… Read more »

Perhaps Bananas

France is a country I have always wanted to visit, but I have yet to make the journey to. Fortunately, this month’s travel guest blogger, Mallory of Perhaps Bananas, was just there on her honeymoon. And she’s sharing some incredible photos of her favorite spot in France – Versailles! Mallory had quite the whirlwind trip, and she actually just moved from Seoul, South Korea to Buffalo, New York. Following her journey has been so fun, and you’ll definitely want to… Read more »

sailor moon exhibit

I spent a good chunk of my childhood pretending I was Sailor Moon, watching Sailor Moon, obsessing over Sailor Moon…and did I mention pretending I was Sailor Moon? Well, as you can see in the photo above, I still like to pretend I’m Sailor Moon somedays. Haha. My lovely babysitter, Ruth, had Cartoon Network…something we did not have at home. And she always let me watch Sailor Moon after school…which is where my obsession with this anime all began. (Sorry,… Read more »

ModCloth Marine Bio Skirt

Shop the look:   I do confess, I wear this skirt entirely too much. It was one that I should never have bought because I really don’t need any more skirts. (I talked about that at length in this post.) But fortunately, I have been getting an absolute ton of use out of it. It’s become my new favorite exploring skirt…because it’s just dressy enough to make me feel cute, but it’s casual enough I can get away with wearing… Read more »

muir woods

…that is the question! With all the traveling my husband and I do, we are always looking for ways to maximize our experience and minimize stress when traveling. Navigating your way through a new country or even your own country can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the navigating. One of the ways we do this is by booking tours. (Usually through Viator.) Having someone guide you through a city or… Read more »

Tokyo Tower

Wow! This weekend we kicked our exploring skills into high gear! We saw and experienced so much these past few days, that I will need to break it into several posts. Which leads me to an announcement regarding Have Clothes, Will Travel…starting this week, I will no longer be publishing on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I will instead be publishing on all week days! So, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday there will be a brand new post on Have… Read more »

bridesmaid dress

Shop the look: I had the honor of standing up in my lovely cousin, Mandie’s wedding just before we left for Japan! It was such a beautiful ceremony. And it’s funny, the local weather had predicted a 90 percent chance of rain for her big day…but as you can see from the photos, they couldn’t have asked for better weather! Mandie is a lover of tulle and sparkly shoes…it’s like we’re related or something. Haha. So, our bridesmaid dresses were… Read more »

Tokyo outfit post

Shop the look:   You probably can’t tell by these photos, but I swear I’m in Tokyo. Haha. This little alley is right next to my apartment and was the first quiet place I had noticed when looking for spots to take photos. I have since found a whole bunch of out-of-this-world beautiful locations to take photos. So, I swear, from here on out…my backgrounds will do Tokyo some justice. I had also promised to talk a little about what… Read more »

Tokyo's Owl Cafe - Fukuro no mise

I had heard of cat cafes, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I was introduced to an owl “cafe.” My friend, Shannon, had sent me a Buzzfeed article with a list of wacky things to try in Tokyo. At the top of the list was visiting Fukuro no Mise – an owl cafe. It had awesome reviews on TripAdvisor and Google…and wasn’t too far away from us, so, my husband and I decided to see what it was all… Read more »

GPSmyCity author

A couple months ago I hosted a giveaway with GPSmyCity where they were giving away free walking tours of cities across the world via the GPSmyCity app! I have since been working with them to create walking tours that feature my travel articles as well. How cool is that? I’m pretty excited about it!     So, how does this work exactly? Well, the travel articles I have written, that are city-specific, are available for download on iTunes via the… Read more »

NEW Zoo

By the time you all are reading this post, I will be on my way to Tokyo. That is really crazy to think! I’m not going to lie, either…the nerves are really starting to set in! Haha. It’s also starting to set in that I will really miss being so close to family and friends. My husband and I had gotten quite used to seeing those we love by just hopping in the car and driving to see them. It… Read more »

Map of the world skirt ModCloth

Shop the look:   I have been waiting to wear this outfit for around 4 months. I had bought this map skirt thinking it would be fun to wear once our visas for Australia were approved. I even paid a few dollars extra for shipping on the skirt…just in case our visas were approved quickly. As we now know, that was not the case…but last week, I was finally able to break this outfit out! (You can click here to… Read more »

We're moving!

Our visas are in hand, the flights are booked and our bags are (almost) packed! We are all set to fly out on Wednesday! I am in absolute disbelief that this is finally happening. We have been waiting for more than 5 months to move internationally, but the visa process has been a bit slow. Actually, that’s an understatement. We thought we would be moving back in January! And we’ve been trying for more than 3 years now to be… Read more »

GlassesShop Eyeglasses

I’m wearing glasses for the first time in my outfit post history! Haha. And yes, they are prescription…I’m actually very nearsighted. I usually wear contacts and only wear glasses when I first wake up and just before I go to bed. This is mainly because the glasses that I had were from when I first found out I needed them way back in 7th grade! So, they are tiny frames and no longer the right prescription (my eyesight continues to… Read more »

Shein blue polka dot dress

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! And if you live in the United States, I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. I know a good chunk of my readers are not from the U.S., so, Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. I don’t usually do an outfit post for this holiday. I always feel a bit strange doing a Memorial… Read more »

apps

Traveling to a new place can be both exciting and hectic. Fortunately, we live in an age where things, such as directions and currency conversion, are just a click away on a smartphone. And to make traveling even more easy, Sarah of the blog “Midwest Darling” is sharing the 9 best travel apps in this month’s travel guest post! Make your travels stress-free and check out her list below! Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier There are two… Read more »

Fan skirt

What a wonderful way to end the day! I just found out my post “Outfit Remix – 1 Midi Skirt, Styled 4 Different Ways” has been selected to be part of this week’s Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Links à la Mode! (A big thank you to Devinne of Mox and Socks for introducing me to Links à la Mode.) So, what is Links à la Mode? It is a weekly roundup of 20 of the best blog posts selected by the… Read more »

Yuna Yang polka dot see-through coat

The older I get, the more I find myself in search of pieces that will set me apart from the rest of the pack. My earlier years were a struggle of wanting to blend in, but also express myself through my style. Now, I feel I have finally found my confidence to rock whatever clothing item I fancy. It wasn’t something that happened overnight. I wouldn’t even say it was something that happened when I started this blog. It took… Read more »

fan skirt

I’m trying something a little different today, instead of a whole new outfit post… I’m taking a look at how I styled one of my favorite skirts, 4 different ways. I actually re-use my dresses and skirts pretty frequently on my blog, but I’ve always tried to not call too much attention to it. For some reason, it made me feel like a “bad blogger” to not have a brand-spanking new outfit each time I post. But it’s just crazy… Read more »

Liana of Finding Femme

Meet Liana! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the creative genius behind the blog “Finding Femme.” As you can see, Liana has the most incredible sense of style and is a natural both in front of and behind the camera. She is one of the very first bloggers I ever started following, and I have always been blown away by each and every post Liana publishes. She is talented in so many different areas…from writing to singing to photography and… Read more »