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Pockets for the Win

pink and black dress

pink and black dress

black ruffle cardigan

pink and black dress

Pink and black dress

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There is nothing better than a dress with pockets – nothing! Obviously, it’s a great place to stick your phone, tissues, lip gloss, etc. But it also gives me something to do with my hands…so I’m not just standing around awkwardly, haha. (Especially if it’s a slightly more fitted dress than I’m used to.)

I will purchase a dress (or skirt) for the sole purpose of its pockets sometimes. That was one of the main driving factors behind the purchase of this dress. This dress is actually strapless, and I avoid strapless dresses at all costs (strapless bras – no thank you!). However, I liked the fabric, and most importantly, it has pockets! This dress was another one I bought eons ago and thought I had donated, only to find it safely hanging in a closet at my mom’s house last weekend. I have one more dress to show off from that discovery – stay tuned!

dress with pockets

These pumps have been around for a long time, as well! You just can’t go wrong with a simple pair of black pumps. They are super comfy and go with a ton of outfits. And they survived being a chew toy for Bosco when he was a baby. These shoes are the only thing Bosco’s little teeth had gotten a hold of when he was a puppy. Fortunately, you can’t really see the little bite marks on them (unless you look really closely). So, I still wear them!

The picture below is of the little culprit from yesterday, he had his little hoodie on to help me shovel snow. Haha. And yes, we are still shoveling snow here in Wisconsin. Will it ever end?!?



I had also promised to announce the winner of my Polette glasses giveaway in today’s post! A big congratulations to Lee! I hope you enjoy your fancy new glasses! And don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win this giveaway…I will be hosting another fun one on Friday. 🙂


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Does anyone else get as excited as I do when a dress has pockets? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: Old (Similar here & here)
Cardigan: Old (Similar here & here & here)
Tights: c/o Kushyfoot
Pumps: Target
Necklace: Gift (Similar here)
Earrings: Old (Similar here)
Headband: Old (Similar here)


  1. A dress with pockets is always a winner in my books! They’re so darn convenient. Love this ruffled cardigan!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Yay for pockets! 🙂 Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. Pockets are the best!! I couldn’t agree more!! I love a dress with pockets even if they are rare, and somehow also end up being disappointed whenever a dress does not have pockets.
    This outfit is great, it looks very festive and elegant.
    Much love,

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Mona! Yay – another pocket lover! 🙂 I’m always disappointed when a dress or skirt doesn’t have pockets, too. Much love to you too, Mona!

  3. Ela (@WunderBliss) says:

    I love a good dress with pockets and this one looks incredible on you! Ur dog is seriously the cutest! omg haha I want him lol


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Ela! Haha and I’ll pass along the compliment to Bosco too! 🙂 Lol

  4. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    Ahhh, the print of that dress is amazing!! I am really loving it!
    I still can’t believe I won the contest!!!! I’m so excited 🙂

    Lee – leethrifts.blogspot.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lee! And congratulations! I hope you love your new glasses! 🙂

  5. Pockets are a must for most articles of clothing, especially pants and jackets.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Very true! 🙂

  6. jenniferrzasa says:

    Of course I love pockets..who doesn’t?!?

    I’m working on sewing a new dress, and it has pockets. It was actually my first time ever sewing pockets, and it was so easy! Now I will add them to every dress and skirt I sew, lol.

    I love how elegant your dress looks, yet you look so at ease because of the pockets. Win-win!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! I suppose that is the better questions – who doesn’t love pockets!? That’s awesome that you’re able to sew your own pockets! And thank you so much, Jen! 🙂

  7. Steve Holliday says:

    Lindsey you are simply beautiful, you look great wearing anything.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Steve!

  8. The dress is gorgeous, and I love the detail on that cardigan. Bosco is adorable! That is too cute about your shoes!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lili! Awww, and Bosco says thank you too! 🙂

  9. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a wonderful day!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Irene! I hope you have a wonderful day, too! 🙂

  10. Samantha Chic (@SamanthaCossick) says:

    Dresses with pockets are easily one of my favorite things ever! Super cute look! — SC at http://www.samanthachic.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Yay – another pocket lover! 🙂 And thank you so much, Samantha!

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