Summer outfit - ice cream purse

Alrighty, our regularly scheduled programming is going to get a bit shaken up here at Have Clothes, Will Travel. I’m getting ready to move (once again), and things are going to be a little crazy around here. Sadly, my time in Tokyo is coming to an end. I really don’t want it to be over…Japan has been such an incredible country to live in these past few months. I’m honestly a bit depressed about it, which the gloomy, rainy weather… Read more »

DMM PLanets

Whether you fancy a stroll through a “Crystal Universe” made up of millions of LED lights, or frolicking through a cushy “Black Hole”…or maybe swimming with some Koi? DMM.Planets Art has a little something for everyone…and it’s all amazing! It’s also user interactive. So, even if you don’t think you enjoy viewing art, I do believe everyone of all ages will find this exhibit to be an incredible experience! Tokyo-based artists, teamLab, are the geniuses behind this fun and unique… Read more »

Crop top and maxi skirt

Shop the look: Would you looks at that…two crop tops in one summer! Haha. Boy oh boy, I’m coming around to this trend! Not because I actually want to be showing my midsection off, I just really like the way this style of top looks with my high-waisted bottoms. (I mean can you even tell this is a crop top with the skirt I’m wearing?) And on warm days, it’s comfier than tucking a shirt into my bottoms. This is… Read more »

Esther Williams swimsuit

Shop the look: This isn’t the first time any of these vintage inspired items have been featured on my blog…but it’s the first time I ever put them all together for one great, big vintage inspired/retro look! Haha. And if this setting looks familiar, it’s the same beach where my beach look from last week was featured…they were both worn on the same day, actually. I wore the dress for traveling and the suit to jump in the ocean with…. Read more »

Japanese Kimono

What? Today is not Sunday, is it? I know I normally do this post on Sunday, but with my blogiversary, and with my days in Japan being numbered…I didn’t have enough time this weekend to get this post out on its usual day. Sorry! This week’s blog post winner for me was my “Wearing a Kimono” post! And a quick refresher on what Links à la Mode is… The site, Independent Fashion Bloggers, selects 20 of the best blog posts… Read more »

Shein eyelet white midi skirt

Happy 2 Year Blogiversary to me! Yippee! This deserves a fun skirt, a bouquet of flowers and a good twirl! Haha. But wow! Where did the time go? It feels like it was just yesterday I was taking photos with nothing but my iPhone in a park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and trying to figure out how to upload them to WordPress, haha. Thankfully, the photography department has improved a bit since then…and WordPress is a piece of cake these… Read more »

blooper photos

The day is finally here! I’m sharing some of my best blooper photos for my blogiversary – which is coming up on Monday! I’m not going to lie, this was one of the hardest posts I’ve ever put together. Not because I’m so embarrassed to show these to you guys…I just had so many of them to choose from that narrowing it down to a decent amount was really difficult, haha. The majority of the photos taken of me look… Read more »

Tokyo National Museum

From samurai swords to beautiful kimonos and ancient Buddhist scrolls to interactive displays and much more…the museums in Tokyo have a lot to offer. I know I may be in the minority here, but I really enjoy visiting museums (especially art museums) and recapping them on my blog. I know these generally aren’t the most popular posts I create, but I don’t always want to worry about the numbers. So, here we go… another museum post, mainly for my own… Read more »

ModCloth map skirt

Shop the look: Over the years, I have really gotten quite good at purging things I don’t wear…and keeping a rather small wardrobe (I swear! 2 suitcases right now – that’s all), and literally only owning clothes and a few small mementos. Physical things just aren’t as important as travel right now. However, with that being said, I REALLY wish I could collect maps, globes…and on a random note, coffee mugs. These are things that every time I see them,… Read more »

Striped Maxi Dress

Shop the look: This past weekend was my first time going to the beach here in Japan! It was nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend, so it was either air conditioning or the beach for activities. The trip to the Kamakura Beach from our apartment in Tokyo took a little over an hour by train…so, comfort was the name of the game. I wore this light, floaty maxi dress for the trip to stay nice and cool. (The walk from… Read more »

star wars shirt

Shop the look: Ok, admittedly this post didn’t quite go according to plan. I had envisioned this outfit post being similar to my Harajuku outfit post…with a funky background, maybe some bright signs or graffiti…you know, something to blend in with my Star Wars outfit, haha. I was in Akihabara for these photos, on my way to a Maid Cafe (more on that in a second)…and this is an area known for its electronics stores and cosplay, so I didn’t… Read more »

Map Necklace

I don’t normally do these kinds of posts, but I thought this would be a fun one to take part in…especially because of my upcoming blog anniversary! It’s always great to reflect at this time of the year. The lovely Lee of “Lee Thrifts” tagged me in the “Get to know me – 4 things” tag. (Thank you, Lee!) And I loved reading through her answers! (Click here to see Lee’s answers.) So, here are my answers! Enjoy! Four Places… Read more »

Sensō-ji

Asakusa is a district in Tokyo that has a lot going on…and I, personally, loved it. I thought it had a similar feeling to Kyoto. This is probably because Asakusa has more buildings from the 1950s and 1960s than the rest of Tokyo…giving it a much older feeling. (There aren’t many buildings over 50 years old in Tokyo because of the World War II bombings.) It’s also an area in Tokyo that still has working Geishas. And you can also… Read more »

Tokyo SkyTree

Shop the look: Boho chic is not my go-to style of choice. Not because I don’t like it, I just don’t happen to own too many pieces that would fall into this category. But gosh, it is a comfy style that I really need to start incorporating into my daily wardrobe more often! My shawl I’m wearing was surprisingly comfortable for an incredibly warm day of walking around Asakusa (a fun district in Tokyo). It was a good way to… Read more »

Retro polka dot midi dress

Shop the look (similar items): There is just no such thing as too many polka dot dresses! I’ll always have a soft spot for floral prints, but there’s nothing like a polka dot print to really make me swoon. And if the polka dot dress happens to be midi length…I just can’t resist! (And unfortunately, this exact dress isn’t available anymore, but I’ve linked to several similar dresses above…that I also wouldn’t mind having in my closet!) This is a… Read more »

Makemechic The Starry Night midi skirt

Holy smokes did this upcoming blogiversary sneak up on me! I can’t believe it’s been almost two full years since the start of Have Clothes, Will Travel. It doesn’t feel too long ago since I celebrated my one year anniversary…but my oh my, it feels like eons since I first started this little blog! And my blogiversary is August 15th… I’ll be doing a few fun posts leading up to it, including one dedicated to the best of the best… Read more »

Makemechic midi skirt

So, not to brag, but Links à la Mode is becoming a Sunday morning staple on my blog! Of course, it’s nice to have my work recognised, but it has also been a wonderful way to find new blogs to read. And I’m also very excited to see a couple new faces on Links à la Mode! Two of my favorite bloggers, Mona & Jen, both have posts featured this week! Yippee! (And if you’re a Pokémon GO fan, you’ll… Read more »

Just Shair

This month’s feature is going to be a little different. Other than the obvious, there are two lovely, talented ladies featured instead of one, we also aren’t going to technically be discussing fashion or style today. Oh no, today we’re talking comedy with Lauren-Blair and Shannon! They’re the talented, comedy duo who created “Just Shair.” Some of you probably recognize Lauren-Blair (she’s pictured on the left), exactly one year ago she was featured on my site for her blog “Prefer… Read more »

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha)

Out of all the things to see in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine was by far the most recommended sight to me in Kyoto. Everyone said to I had to see it…and I mean everyone! From random folks I met at the gym in Tokyo, to the person whose apartment I was renting through Airbnb..there were a wide variety of people saying it was a must-see. And Fushimi Inari Shrine did not disappoint! Fushimi Inari has more than 10,000 torii gates… Read more »

Closet London Dress

Shop the look: Pockets, floral print, comfortable, fit & flare, versatile…these are the words I would use to describe the perfect dress (for me, at least). So, it’s no wonder this little number from Closet London gets more use than any other dress in my wardrobe! (Sorry, the streak of experimenting with new styles was just broken…but don’t worry! I have more new styles coming up!) Closet London‘s skater dresses (a.k.a. ModCloth’s Luck be a Lady dresses) are my absolute… Read more »

Chic lover boho lace dress

Look at that! Two outfit posts in a row where I am wearing a dress outside the norm for me! This lacy, boho dress from ChicLover is unlike anything I’ve worn before. I feel as though I am not doing it justice in this urban setting, though. It deserves a pretty field or woods to be worn and photographed in. (Wisconsin would’ve been the perfect backdrop!) I also wish I would’ve had this dress for my trip to New Orleans… Read more »

Devil plus dress

“Curve-hugging” and “mini dress” are usually two descriptions that send me running for safety when I’m clothes shopping! I am just not comfortable wearing that type of dress…and I am not really a fan of having every, ah, “curve” on my body displayed. I’m not hating on my body here (or this type of dress), but fit and flare dresses are my go-to…and generally what I feel to be the most “me.” However, every once in a while, I just… Read more »

mount fuji

Holy smokes! Three weeks in a row I’ve had a blog post selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers for Links à la Mode! I’m honored! And I’m very excited that the post selected this week was my travel post, “Climbing Mount Fuji.” This would be the first time Independent Fashion Bloggers selected a travel post of mine to feature! And I wasn’t the only blogger with a travel post featured this week! From Barcelona to Austin, Texas, this week’s roundup is… Read more »

The Gold Pavilion Kyoto

Did you know there is a temple in Kyoto covered in pure, gold leaf? (Well, the first two floors of the temple, that is.) Or that there’s a castle with floors that squeak and creak every time someone walks on them…so, no one could ever sneak in? Pretty cool stuff, in my opinion! This post will be sharing a bit about these historic buildings in Kyoto. The photos above and below are of Kinkakuji, a.k.a. The Gold Pavilion. Kinkakuji’s was… Read more »

Summer outfit - ice cream purse

Shop the look: Fit and flare dress, sandals, sunglasses, novelty purse, umbrella…this is what I generally have had on every single day this summer. This “uniform” walks a fine line between casual and dressy…but above all, I feel comfortable wearing this type of outfit. Which is really important when it’s hotter than the depths of hell, and I have a lot of exploring to do! I’ve already been over my love of fit and flare dresses and Salt Water Sandals… Read more »

Kimono

I’ve always wanted to try wearing a kimono and was very excited to have the opportunity to wear one when we were in Kyoto. I felt like a real-life princess wearing it! I’m not going to lie, though, I don’t think wearing a kimono on a regular basis is something I would want to do. It wasn’t the most comfortable garment in the world (mainly because the obi was pretty tight around my midsection, I’ll blame that on all the… Read more »

Shein black dress

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime…but I think it just might be Japan’s favorite pastime too! I went to my first Japanese baseball game yesterday, and it was unlike anything I had experienced at home. The level of excitement and fan participation was incredible! The only sporting event I’ve experienced that has even come close to this was a Badger Game on Halloween. (A reference for my fellow Wisconsinites, sorry everyone else!). However, I’ll talk about the cheering and my deep… Read more »