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Stormtrooper and the City

Storm Trooper outfit

Storm Trooper outfit

Storm Trooper outfit

Storm Trooper purse

Storm Trooper outfit

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This was a day of happy accidents. I did not intend to resemble a Stormtrooper when I left home that morning for NYC, or that I would end up seeing the coolest Star Wars exhibit of all time while I was in the city (more on that in second). I had just wanted to wear this Blaque Label blazer from the #ifchic24 event, because it was finally cold enough to wear it.

I was really surprised by how warm this blazer is! It was in the low 40s and quite windy this weekend, so I was thinking I should almost wear a coat over the blazer when we were out walking around. However, the blazer held up just fine on its own. I like everything about this blazer, except for the way it buttons…and therefore fits. It’s super big through the middle on me. I know it’s supposed to be an over-sized men’s inspired jacket, but it is just so big through the midsection (which is why I don’t button it, I feel like it looks a little more flattering that way). I had originally thought I ordered the wrong size, but it fits fine through my shoulders and arms..so, I think it’s just supposed to be this big! But I spent less then $20 on it with shipping (you have to love those #ifchic24 events!), so, I am not too upset about a slightly weird fit.

The best part about this blazer, though, is that it matches wonderfully with my new Stormtrooper purse! This purse went on clearance on ModCloth for $24, and I don’t think I had ever hit the buy button so fast in my life. Haha. It’s super high quality, and it’s made out of vegan faux leather…but it doesn’t feel plastic-like at all. It honestly feels like real leather, and I have a feeling it’s going to last for a really long time.

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the opera

Phantom of the opera

The reason for my journey into NYC, though, was to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. My husband and I had yet to see a show on Broadway, and our time near NYC is coming to an end. So, we are frantically going through our bucket list of things to do in the city before we leave. Haha.

We both really enjoyed the show! It was fantastic! Our only thought was if we did it again, we would splurge on better tickets…because we had gotten the cheaper seats up in the mezzanine (not really knowing what to expect), and it was a bit disappointing. There were people constantly moving and getting up and blocking our view and people talking. You also can’t see the Phantom’s face when he takes off his mask from that far away. That being said, though, we did both really enjoy the performance. We just know now, that if we want the full experience, we’ll have to pay a bit more.

star wars costume exhibit

And after the show got out, my husband and I stumbled on the most incredible Star Wars exhibit ever! It was so cool!! It worked out pretty well that I already resembled a Stormtrooper, haha. (And my purse was a big hit at this exhibit, haha.) But I have so much to say and so many picture from this exhibit…I’m going to share them all in a separate blog post tomorrow. So, I’ll be leaving you guys hanging for now (sorry!). If you are a Star Wars fan, though, be sure to check back tomorrow!

Has anyone else been to Phantom of the Opera or a show on Broadway? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Blazer: #ifchic24 event (Blaque Label)
Stormtrooper purse: Amazon
Boots: DSW
Pants: ModCloth
Scarf: Express (Similar)
Earrings: Express (No longer available.)


  1. As a Star Wars fan myself.. I totally love that bag!! 🙂

    And as a high heeled boots fan.. I totally love those boots you’re wearing! 🙂

    Wouldn’t that have been cool.. if there were actually female Storm Troopers.. and that they were wearing heels? 😀

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Natassia! And yes that would have been awesome! Stormtroopers in heels? What could be better? 🙂

  2. Amazing post dear! Have a nice day:)


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Irene!

  3. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    Love love love!! Its so cool that you resemble a storm trooper while finding a Star Wats exhibit. That purse is seriously the coolest! So unique and fun. I cannot wait for the movie to come out! As you know from IG, I am a HUGE POTO fan and pretty much cried last year when I saw it on broadway because of how happy I was haha! We sat up top, so we were far away, but we were stil able to see everything, just not the fine details. I honestly did not care lol. As long as I saw it, I was just so happy.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! 🙂 I am really looking forward to seeing the new movie too. I had my reservations about it at first (I really wasn’t a fan of the prequels) but there’s been enough trailers that have given me goosebumps now. I’m excited!! And Phantom of the Opera was incredible, I already want to see it again! I had goosebumps for almost the entire show. I think our experience up top was more that we had some unruly folks on top with us that made it a bit hard to see and enjoy the show. If everyone would’ve been as excited as us, being on top wouldn’t have been a bad experience at all. 🙂

  4. Lauren-Blair says:

    Super fun!!! Haha, I’ve had those ModCloth moments too with the buy button…all while panicking it will sell out before the purchase is complete lol. I’ve had good experiences with faux leather as well, specifically with the brand Melie Bianco. XOXO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha when things are that discounted and ModCloth has the little item counter up (only 4 left!) it tends to cause panic until the transaction is complete haha. I will have to check out Melie Bianco. Thank you, Lauren! 🙂

  5. I loved reading your experience and that white blazer is stunning!
    Ramsha | Rose

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this post. 🙂

  6. What a ridiculously cute bag! I love it! And the white pea coat is beautiful.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you so much!

  7. I’m so jealous! Firstly of that awesome purse, and secondly that you saw a show on Broadway! Nick and I didn’t do that while we were in NYC, we didn’t have time – I would really like to go for my birthday though and am hoping we can go then! Are you a big musical fan/have you heard of Hamilton? It’s supposed to be really good!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha thank you, Mel! I hope you get to see a show too! It’s such an awesome experience – even being stuck in the back was awesome. 🙂 I’m really hoping to get the chance to do an interactive play called Sleep No More. I have heard of Hamilton, but I don’t know a whole lot about it? I will have to look into it more!

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