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Red heels

Red heels

Flower Headband

Lady Bug Purse

Target Dress

“Matchy-matchy” is usually used as a negative term, but I don’t think there is any such thing as “too color coordinated.” I am all for seeing just how “matchy-matchy” I can make an outfit. This particular one was a bit of a happy accident..I had no idea I had so many accessories that were the same shade of red – even my nail polish and lipstick were the same shade!

This outfit all started with my red heels…I am completely in love with them. I had been on a hunt for the perfect pair of red pumps when I stumbled on these beauties at Target a few years ago. They are still my favorites, even though they are a bit on the narrow side. My feet are really wide, and tend to get swollen in the summer months…but it’s nothing a little bit of blow drying can’t fix (blow dry your heels to stretch them out before you slip them on – much more comfy!).

My little ladybug purse is also a new staple for me. I hope you all like it as well as I do because I can guarantee you it is going to be in many future posts. You just can’t beat a ladybug purse! It’s also surprisingly roomy, compared to my Jump From Paper bag and other clutches.

Target Dress

As you’ve probably noticed, I really enjoy this location for taking photos. It’s one of the few spots that is never too crowded and the lighting usually works in my favor. This past weekend was Princeton’s graduation, so the area had a lot of extra people – but thankfully my spot was still quiet! Out of all the times I’ve been here, though, this was the first time I had ever noticed this sign on the bridge. It’s a bit hard to read, but it says how far away New York and Philadelphia are and that it was built in 1708 – very cool!

I’d also like to apologize for being a bit lazy on outfit posts lately! I’ve had a sinus infection for a couple weeks, and have been resembling a zombie lately (not the best look for outfit photos, haha). I’ve also been spending most of my time on the weekends kayaking – which means wearing comfy, athletic, not terribly photogenic clothes.

A photo from last weekend's kayaking adventure.
A photo from last weekend’s kayaking adventure.

I hope everyone else has been enjoying the summer-like weather as much as me! What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? And what your thoughts on “matchy-matchy” outfits? Let me know in the comments!



  1. You pull of matchy-matchy quite well and definitely don’t give that term a bad name. And I’ve also been trying to stretch out a pair of shoes but had not thought about blowdrying – may have to give it a try. I’ve tried a shoe stretcher and water in a bag (inside the shoe) in the freezer and alas neither have worked. Hopefully third time is the charm!
    Xo Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! Hopefully the blow drying works for you! I’ve always had luck with it. 🙂

  2. So cute! Love the stripes and classic color combo pretty girl!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Megan! And thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  3. That’s a gorgeous dress! See for yourself if your outfit is in, for this summer trend! 🙂

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    Karen @ Lookbook Store WordPress

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thanks, Karen!

  4. jenniferrzasa says:

    Hope you are feeling better! Gorgeous photo by the way…I’m jealous that you have been doing a lot of kayaking! And don’t worry about being Matchy-Matchy. It’s always a good thing in my book. Your outfit is perfect!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I am starting to feel more human, haha. Thank you, Jennifer! The weather has been perfect for kayaking – but you have been getting in a lot more biking than me! 🙂

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Ok that is the cutest lady bug purse and works so well with this whole look! Simple and cute! The location for these photos are also perfect, so I can see why you like shooting there! I’m always on the lookout for new places to take photos at around here as much as I can, but sometimes I lean towards the same spot because it also works for well.

    Looking great Lindsey:-).


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! This lady bug purse has stolen my heart. 😉

  6. Joanna Joy says:

    I really like this outfit on you. Black, red and white is one of my favorite color combos. These shoes really pop this outfit and this ladybug bag is adorable. These photos are really beautiful also. Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. I couldn’t tell by the photos. You look amazing dear:)


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw. Thank you for the kind words, Joanna! I am starting to feel a little more human. 🙂

  7. I am a matchy matchy girl! Very rarely venture outside they box with fashion. Love your outfit! You are so beautiful you can wear anything Lindsey ❤

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Tanya! Same goes for you – you can wear anything! 🙂

  8. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    Matchy Matchy is never a bad thing! I love how the red pops against the black and white here. Such an adorable outfit! Black, white, and red will forever be one of my favorite color combos. The lady bug purse is so darling too. Modcloth never fails in that department!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Yay! Someone else agrees with me, haha. And thank you! ModCloth always delivers in the adorable category. 🙂

  9. kathy d. clark ✧ (@laceandwhimsy) says:

    This outfit is SO CUTE. One of my favorites! Classic & cute!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw! Thank you so much, Kathy! 🙂

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