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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Shop the look: 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… 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 »

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 »

ModCloth Stylish Surprise Dress

Shop the look: One day I’m planning what to wear to hang out with Geisha, and the next it’s what to wear to monkey around with monkeys on the side of a mountain. Haha. Needless to say, we had quite the jampacked weekend in Kyoto! The first couple photos of me are on Bamboo Forest Street, and the rest are at Monkey Park Iwatayama. The monkey park was so fun! All the monkeys are wild, and one of the monkeys… Read more »

makemechic midi skirt

Planning an outfit for a night out with a geisha is something I never thought in a million years I would have to think about. The only way you can even spend an evening with a geisha is if you know someone who knows the geisha and they introduce you. (And I know a total of zero people who are friends with a geisha.) However, I did a little digging and found a way to get around that this weekend… Read more »

ueno zoo panda entrance

Shop the look:   Going to see incredibly adorable pandas calls for wearing panda-themed clothing! Haha. We visited the Ueno Zoo here in Tokyo, which is home to two cute pandas named Shin Shin and Ri Ri. I just couldn’t be living this close to pandas without seeing them at least once! But I’m going to make you guys wait until tomorrow’s post to see the actual pandas. (Plus a whole bunch of other incredible animals). For today, we’ll just… 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 »

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 »