Unique Vintage comic book dress

Unique Vintage pop art dress

Blogging Anniversary & Unique Vintage dress

Wow! Have Clothes, Will Travel is 3 whole years old! And what better way to celebrate a blogging anniversary than with a comic book-themed dress, a giveaway and a cake I didn’t actually bake! Haha. (Also not pictured, a very large glass of wine!)

Every year when this time rolls around I take a moment to reflect on where this little blog started and where I would like it to go. This was originally just a way for me to share our travel photos and a few outfit photos taken on my phone. And just a handful of my family and friends were following. (Click here to see some of my very first blog posts!)

Have Clothes, Will Travel has certainly grown since then! And I couldn’t be more grateful to those of you who follow and interact and share my posts. It seriously means the world to me. Without you lovely folks, none of this would be possible! As a way of saying “thank you,” I’m hosting a giveaway that I think you’ll like. But more on that in a moment.

Unique Vintage comic book dress

Unique Vintage pop art dress

My Goals/Announcements

Every year I like to set blogging goals for myself, and publish them here so I am held accountable! This year for my goals for Have Clothes, Will Travel, I’ve decided to really work on taking my travel/outfit photos up a notch. I had gotten a bit lazy in the photography department over the years and hadn’t really been pushing myself. But this year, that is going to change! I’ve invested in some new camera equipment and have been practicing like crazy!

And this next one isn’t so much of a goal as it is something I’ve just obsessively avoided since I started this blog…but I think it’s time I do it! Since I began blogging 3 years ago, I have not once taken any kind of break. However, in two weeks I am going to be going on one heck of adventure through Peru, and I have decided to take 1 week off from publishing blog posts. I will still be updating my social media, especially my Instastories and Snapchat, as I love to give live updates of my trips on those two platforms. But there won’t be any blog posts the week of September 2nd.

It feels really weird knowing my blog will not be getting updated during that week, but I also really want to be fully present for my trip to Peru. Thank you so much in advance for your understanding! I promise the Peru posts will be worth the wait!

Unique Vintage pop art dress

Unique Vintage pop art dress

Unique Vintage comic book dress

The Dress/GIVEAWAY

As a way of saying thank you for making this blog possible, I’m hosting a giveaway for my lovely readers! I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Unique Vintage in the Rafflecopter widget below. Now, Unique Vintage is sort of a new brand for Have Clothes, Will Travel. But, I have to say, I am falling in love with their clothing! It is so gosh darn cute and they have so many fun designs.

Unique Vintage is where this AMAZING dress is from in the photos. The moment this package arrived in the mail, I ripped it open and wore this dress out to a music festival called the “Mile of Music.” (While I was home.) I had roughly a dozen people stop me at that festival to compliment me on the dress and ask where it was from! I even had one of the bands go out of their way after their show to compliment me on it.

This dress is so fun and well-made! I also love how huge the pockets are. I was able to fit an entire water bottle in these pockets for when I was walking around the festival, haha.

And now for the giveaway! Simply enter in the widget below (if you don’t enter in the widget, I won’t be able to pick your entry!). You have 7 chances to enter, and the “tweet the giveaway” option is one you can do every day! I will announce the winner on Friday, September 1st. Best of luck to everyone! And thank you so much for following Have Clothes, Will Travel!

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Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Unique Vintage
Heels: Old (Similar here)

 

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52 thoughts on “3 Whole Years of Blogging

  1. Mireille

    You rock that dress! I love following your blog! I have lived in a few countries ( US, France and Mexico) and have traveled some and continue to do so with hubby and 3 kiddos. So reading about your travels is fun!

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you, Mireille! You just made my day! I’m so glad you enjoy following my blog. And that is amazing – living in three different countries and having three kiddos! That’s so cool! 🙂

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  2. Jodie

    What an amazing achievement, Lindsey!! I can’t believe you’ve never taken a break—it’s about time!! Enjoy Peru—how fabulous!!
    I think I’ve been following you about a year or two—it’s amazing how times flies!! And I loved looking back on your old posts—I didn’t realize you used to be a blonde??
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you so much, Jodie! And right? It’s incredible how time flies! Haha, oh gosh, I can’t believe I used to be a blonde either. It’s amazing my hair didn’t all just fall out at that time – it was so damaged from all the bleaching! Haha!

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  3. SaraLily

    Happy blog birthday!! Such a fun accomplishment – it will be my blog’s 3rd birthday this October. I can’t believe you started your blog only shortly before I did, it feels like you’ve been doing this for much longer than 3 years! You do it so well!!!

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you, Sara! And congratulations on your upcoming blog birthday too! I didn’t realize our blogs were almost the same age! I would’ve said it looks like you’ve been doing this for far longer. Your blog is amazing! 🙂

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  4. denisesplanet

    I loved the dress, dear Lindsey and looove the shoes! You look always so beautiful! It’s so nice to see that you are celebrating 3 years of blogging! It’s a coincidence, I had a cake photo shoot too, but for 300 posts, that will be next week 🙂 I normally don’t post when I am on a huge trip, so I do understand and I think you are doing the right thing. A break is sometimes very good and you will enjoy the trip! I am eager to see the pictures when you go! Hope you have a nice day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  5. Lorna

    These photos are gorgeous! I love the POW dress, how unique is that? Huge congrats on 3 years! Another one will fly by and it will soon be 4! It’s scary! I think you are right to take a break as well, we all need them. I know what you mean about feeling scared when no posts go out, it’s definitely daunting, but some rest is what you need!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  6. Brittney G.

    Three years already! Wow! Congratulations, friend! I’ve enjoyed following along and watching your blog evolve over these years! It was especially fun being a Featured Fashionista last year! Thanks again for that opportunity! I took the whole summer off from my blog, since this busy gal doesn’t take vacation any other time! I’ll be bringing it back in September, so I’m ready to get back into the routine! I think you definitely deserve a little break now! 😀 Enjoy Peru! I can’t wait to see what new adventures and stories you encounter! Happy Happy HAPPY Blogiversary!

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Oh gosh, thank you, Brittney! It was so much fun to feature you last year! You’re the best! And that is awesome you took some time for yourself this summer. 🙂 Can’t wait to read your posts again next month, though! Thank you, again, Brittney!

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  7. Thoroughly Modern Emily

    Woohoo, so excited to see you rocking an awesome UV dress! I just love all the bright colors, and anything with enormous pockets is a keeper in my book!

    Happy 3 years of blogging to you! I can’t wait to see how your photography evolves over the next year, and I hope you have an amazing time in Peru! It’s going to be epic I’m sure <3!

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  8. Lee (@leethrifts)

    Congrats on 3 years, Lindsey!!! That is such a great accomplishment. I actually missed my 2-year blog-versery but ah, well! I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog but I am so glad that I did. It always makes me happy to read your posts and even though we’ve never met in person I am so glad we’ve become friends! Maybe one day soon we’ll be able to 🙂

    Lee – leethrifts.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Aw, thank you so much, Lee! Oh gosh, and don’t feel bad…I actually ended up publishing this post a few days past my real anniversary because things were too nuts with traveling. I’m so glad I found your blog too! And I really hope we meet in person one day! You’re a wonderful blogger friend! 🙂

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  9. pipesnbuttons

    Congrats on your 3 year blogiversary! It’s such an accomplishment and I’m glad that you’re striving to make it better every year. I agree that good photos are key. That dress is so perfect for this occasion. Pow!!

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  10. Aldora Muses

    Awww that dress looks so fun on you hun and CONGRATS on your third blog anniversary! Glad you decided to take your photography up a notch and can’t wait to see more travel photos from you! Enjoy Peru btw 🙂

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  11. Emily

    Congratulations! 3 years is a great accomplishment and I’m so, so happy for your success and that you can do what you love! I’ve only been following you for a little bit (and I’m very glad we started following each other, you’ve been so, so supportive, thank you! 💕) but your travel pictures are amazing (I’m so jealous you get to explore the world, but thanks to your blog we all get to live vicariously through you!) and your outfits are perfection. I can’t wait to see where you travel to next! 🗺

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  12. Rachel McKinney

    Congrats on 3 years! I found your blog apparently very early on through one of your Instagram posts, and I’ve loved every single update!

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  13. Kezzie

    Lindsay! Many congratulations on your blogging milestone! It’s always amazing to hear how long people have been blogging and you have done so well to continue with all the dramatic changes of location in your life!!

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