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Classy & Cold

White House Black Market dress

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White House Black Market dress

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I am really excited to show this dress off on my blog, finally. It is my absolute favorite dress, and I have been waiting for the perfect time to wear it. I really thought this weekend was it. However, Mother Nature did not agree.

As you can see from the pictures above, I’m hiding in a doorway with the exact same pose in all of my pictures. That’s because it was less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which when living in Wisconsin does not necessarily mean it’s “cold.” However, the wind was HORRIBLE. I had the perfect spot picked out to show off this dress, but I feared the wind would blow us away. So, we took 30 seconds in this doorway to snap some photos (my husband deserves an award), but it felt like it took hours. I couldn’t feel my fingers by the time it was over!

Alas, you can still see how pretty this dress is…even if it’s from roughly the same angle in every picture. I bought it from White House Black Market for my going away party a couple years ago. (Which, if you’ve read Getting Personal, you know how that went. Haha.) It fits perfectly, looks classy and is so comfortable. I love it for travelling. I can throw it in my suitcase and no matter how horrible I packed it, this dress will not wrinkle. It’s fabulous.

This is also the most animal print you will ever see on me. I am just not an animal print person. It’s a look I don’t feel like I can pull off well. However, I love it on this dress.

The clutch in these pictures is actually the only clutch that I own. I bought it when I was in India, so I had a place to stuff my phone and hotel key while I was wearing my saris. It actually has a very vintage feel to it.

I also found out something new about my favorite pair of wedges, while taking these pictures. They can double as running shoes! I was able to sprint from this doorway to my car in these wedges, and I didn’t fall on my face! It was remarkable, and I love these wedges all the more, now.

I’m curious, when’s a time Mother Nature and your outfit didn’t work well together? Let me know in the comments.

Where to find it:

Dress: White House Black Market (similar)
Tights: Express (No longer available. Similar here.)
Wedges: ModCloth
Clutch: FabIndia
Fascinator: Icing
Pearls: Gift from my husband
Earrings: Icing


  1. Monica@theRiteofAging says:

    I love White House Black Market and this dress is after my own heart (I also cannot do animal print) — I didn’t even notice the trim!

    Since I’m a relatively new addition here are you in Argentina still or Wisconsin?? I didn’t know Argentina got so cold!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! Haha, and glad I’m not the only one who can’t! And I live in Argentina but get to go back to Wisconsin every few months or so. However, because I post on Twitter so frequently I recycle a lot of my posts. This post is from a few years ago. 🙂 If you’re ever curious which is my most recent post, be sure to check my homepage or Bloglovin. Twitter is a mix (and if you’re wondering how recent a post is on Twitter, the dates are at the top of the of posts). 🙂 Sorry for the confusion!

      1. Monica@theRiteofAging says:

        No worries…That’s the one thing I Never ever look at — dates on the post! I should probably start doing that hehehe…Thanks!

        1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

          Lol sorry, again, about the confusion! 🙂

  2. The combination of black and white is always in a trend..you are looking fabulous in this dress.and your clutch is also pretty..

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Heya, You look damn gorgeous in this black outfit. I want to buy this dress. But i didn’t find this kind of dress. Please help me if you have any idea about this. Print of this dress is awesome. Thanks in advance. Waiting for your reply.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Hi, Amy! Thank you so much! And unfortunately, I had bought this from White House Black Market awhile back…it looks like they no longer carry this print. However, Zappos has a similar style option click here to see it) and so does Nordstrom Rack (click here to see it). Sorry this exact dress is no longer in stock!

  4. I absolutely love this dress! ! Who would think to put animal print with that beautiful design on that dress?? But it works! !! Beautiful Sweety! ! (As always! )?

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Aunt Wendy! 🙂

  5. Amanda (Enchanting Elegance) says:

    Haha, yes, the awful cold! I feel you pain, or shoukd I say I feel the shivers? Lol. Living in the North Eastern part of the country will do that in the winter. The dress is gorgous and the fasinator! I adore them and how vintage they feel, but yet with a modern twist.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Amanda! And sorry you have to feel my pain on the awful cold, haha.

  6. Helen Kazana says:

    Hahaha! I laughed so much as I was reading this post!!! Specially with the wedges-sprint!!!
    Lindsey, we agree on so many things..For example on animal prints. The only thing i had, was a scarf which soon end up around my mother’s shoulders..
    And i LOVE clothes that they don’t wrinkle in my suitcase..
    And i can’t stand wind on a photo shooting..
    But i have a confession..Today we took pictures to post on Valentine’s day, because it will be snowing with strong north winds the next weekend, and my dress has short sleeves!!! This is the only way to “control” Mother Nature for me.. Sssssttttt!
    Anyway cold weather fits you so well! You look amazing and i hope that you didn’t go straight at home after this photo shooting!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! Thank you! I am happy to hear you enjoyed this post, Helen. 🙂 Good idea taking your pictures ahead of time. the weather is not supposed to be very nice by us next weekend either. I am looking forward to seeing your Valentine’s Day outfit! I am also so excited to hear you will be making your wonderful jewelry creations available!

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