pleated skirt outfit remix

I had a sneaking suspicion that this skirt was going to be versatile when I bought it years ago…but I didn’t expect to get quite this much use out of it! I knew that it’s been on the blog a lot, but I didn’t realize I was already up to 7 times! This was one good investment piece (and the stretchy waistband is super comfy). However, it’s never been the center of an outfit post. It’s always been more of… Read more »

Lee

Meet Lee from the lovely blog “Lee Thrifts!” She’s September’s Featured Fashionista and one of my favorite bloggers to follow! Every time I visit Lee’s blog I feel as though I’m stopping by an old friend’s home to have a coffee and catch up. Her posts are incredibly interesting, yet relatable, well-written…with great photography and style to boot! Lee has an incredible knack for thrifting and is also one of the kindest people I have ever virtually “met.” I do… Read more »

grey trench coat

Shop the look: Right now, I have boots, trench coats and scarves on my mind. However, it’s spring here! So, I am really struggling at the moment, haha. It feels so strange to be going through the motions of spring again! But I was able to compromise with myself. I needed a new lightweight coat, as I hadn’t really packed much for coats or jackets, other than a jean jacket. In Wisconsin, it felt like I always went from short… Read more »

Chicago travel

In the midst of all the moving from Tokyo to Sydney craziness, I also was in Chicago for a weekend! Chicago is one of those places that I have never actually visited just for the sake of visiting (except for a family trip a million years ago when I was in my early teens). There has always been something, whether it was a conference, a marathon, an interview, etc. it’s always been some sort of event that brought me to… Read more »

Clema W. lemon dress

…You make lemonade! I know that it’s a rather overused saying, but it is one I do love…as I really strive to be optimistic, even when things are looking a bit sour. Not that there are any particularly bad lemons in my life right now – things are going very well in Sydney! But it is good to be reminded sometimes to be positive. And what better way to remind oneself, than with the most adorable Clema W. lemon dress?… Read more »

22 Things That Surprised Me About Japan (as an American)

I know I’ve said this a million times, but Japan is an absolutely amazing country. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, DO NOT hesitate. Living in Tokyo has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I would move back in a heartbeat and stay there forever. It is my absolute favorite place I have been to, hands down. (And my husband seconds this!) I know there are many preconceived notions about what Japan is like,… Read more »

Sydney outfit

Shop the look: Yippee! I made it! I’m finally in Sydney, Australia! It’s beautiful! As I’m sure you can tell from the photos. It seems surreal to be seeing the Sydney Opera House all the time, now. And I’m really enjoying the mild weather and the flat whites that every single coffee house carries! Unfortunately, we didn’t do too much exploring our first weekend here… I had a heck of cold + jet lag + we had a whole bunch… Read more »

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

My last weekend in Tokyo didn’t end with a bang…it was more of a quiet goodbye. I wanted to remember how at peace I felt here, and not cram a bunch of activities into my last few days. But I did make an effort to finally head over to Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens (Gorgeous!)…and then topped off the day with one heck of an experience at Ichiran Ramen! I’ll first tell/show my experience at Ichiran Ramen, and then I’ll end… Read more »

Shein Polka dot dress

Shop the look: As you’re reading this post, I will be flying somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on my way to our new home Sydney, Australia! That is crazy to think. Especially since we’ve been trying to move to Australia for the past 4 years…it really doesn’t feel like it’s happening now. So, this will be my last outfit post from Japan. I do have a few travel posts from Tokyo that I will publish next week (including a post… Read more »

Striped Dress

Shop the look:   I don’t usually mind standing out in a crowd when it comes to my style choices. Actually, I don’t usually care one bit. But there are few times that I’ve found myself wanting to blend in. One of these times was when we first arrived in Tokyo. Not knowing the language or customs all that well, I already felt a bit out of place and out of sorts when I first arrived and wearing my bright… Read more »

Team Bucky shirt

Shop the look: Most days you’ll find me wearing dresses and midi skirts…but I also never turn down the chance to wear a casual, comfy T-shirt. Especially a T-shirt that lets me show off my inner geek, haha. I had bought this shirt for the “Captain America: Civil War” premiere at the beginning of the summer. So, it’s not entirely relevant anymore…but that’s not going to stop me from wearing it! I also love wearing my Winter Soldier pin that… Read more »

Kavya of Pretty Pink Roses

Meet Kavya! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the style maven who created the lovely blog, “Pretty Pink Roses!” I adore following Kavya’s fashion choices on Pretty Pink Roses because she is constantly putting together the most stunning outfits and introducing me to new brands and designers. She is up on the latest trends and is always offering wonderful tips to style the pieces she features. And the outfits featured on Pretty Pink Roses always have the brightest, prettiest pops… Read more »

Makemechic maxi dress

One of my favorite ways to style a polka dot look is with a pop of red. Whether it comes from my shoes, belt, purse, lips, etc…or all of the above! It just goes together so well for a cute and polished look. I also have a confession, I completely screwed up the sizing on this dress. It is way too big on me… but looking at the measurements on the site (specifically for the waist)…I was afraid my normal… Read more »

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

Shop the look:   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… 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 »