Retro Vibes In A Polka Dot Dress

Although Sundays are usually my lazy day, yesterday I wanted to get all dolled up in this polka dot dress… No reason in particular, I just felt like it!






As a blogger, and I bet many of you can relate too, I can always justify dressing up for even the laziest of days. It’s always for a blog post. That’s also the same excuse I have for all that late night online shopping… It’s all for the blog *wink wink*…









Even for just a stroll in the city, dressing up can lead to photos and photos make it into a post like this…IMG_2334

Especially if you’re lucky enough to live in a gorgeous city like San Francisco.


You guys must know by now that my favorite pattern is stripes! If I have to pick a second favorite though, it would definitely have to be polka dots. I’ve had this polka dot dress for 3 years now, and even though I don’t wear it often, I always get a lot of compliments when I do. The cut of the chest and the A-line shape are very feminine and sensual. They hug you in the right places, emphasizing your curves. An A-line dress is one of the most flattering shapes on a wide spectrum of figures.

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Polka Dot dress similar here, here & here, Heels similar here & here, Clutch Lulu’s

Do you find yourself dressing up for no reason too sometimes?… I really hope I’m not the only one!

Stay chic!







  1. July 11, 2016 / 7:07 am

    Cute dress! I’m the same way – when I dress up I make sure it gets on the blog!! I love making that extra effort of putting on a nice outfit just because – it always puts a smile on my face :).

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Dressing up can really boost your confidence and happiness level!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:38 am

      So true! Thank you Aly!



  2. July 11, 2016 / 8:49 am

    There are definitely times when I’m in the mood for dressing up and applying full on makeup look for no reason at all, so I can relate! I love this polka dot printed dress, it looks wonderful on you and I love those sandals paired with it! I don’t have many polka dots in my wardrobe and I have no idea why because it’s such a lovely print, especially in dress form, I have to add some! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:40 am

      Thank you Jalisa for the sweet words, have a fabulous week!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Thank you so much Yuka!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:42 am

      I’m so happy you liked it Marianne!



  3. Amy Arnold
    July 11, 2016 / 9:22 am

    I always love getting dressed up even if there is no real reason. Such a cute dress on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:43 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:44 am

      Oh thank you so much Shauna!



  4. July 11, 2016 / 10:04 am

    I think getting dressed up is a privilege that many times is underused!! Why not look great? I consider it an act of self respect!
    And this outfit is perfectly classic and modern all at the same time! (ageless to—I’d totally wear it!)

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:48 am

      I totally agree with you. I was brought up to always take care of myself and be presentable at all time. It’s our body and we should respect it!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you Lindsy!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:07 pm

      I’m glad you do Francesca!



  5. July 11, 2016 / 10:39 am

    I think you are not the only one…hahaha! Love the dress, is so feminine!! You look beautiful!

    XX, Mai *** Maikshine ***

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      Hehe, that’s what I thought…. Thanks for stopping by Mai!



  6. July 11, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I like dressing up too sometimes! Loving this dress and how flattering it looks on you 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 10:49 am

      I’m glad you liked it Leta, have a fab day!



  7. July 11, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Some times you just have to go with the fashion flow. If it’s telling you to get all glammed up you might as well have fun and go for it. You look lovely so it was well worth it.

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      True, at the end of day fashion is fun. Thank you LaToya!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I’m so glad you do Hannah!



  8. July 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I totally get it – San Francisco can totally inspire you to get all dolled up in this gorgeous city! The polkadots look adorable on you! x Shannon

    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you Shannon!



    • Tamara
      July 11, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      I’m glad you do Sora!



  9. July 11, 2016 / 11:34 am

    you’re right…having a blog is the perfect excuse to get dressed up.
    that polka dress is vintage chic at its best.
    you look amazing!
    and San Francisco is surely a stunning city.

  10. July 11, 2016 / 11:51 am

    This dress is so pretty, I love the colors and the polka dots! I totally agree, I am always dressed up for no reason at all!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  11. July 11, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    That polka dot dress looks amazing…

  12. July 11, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I love this dress! It’s so feminine and pretty. And I really like the photography in this post, too 🙂

  13. July 11, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Believe it or not, I don’t have anything polka does ever, not even when I was a child. LOL! That said, the dress is stunning on you! And I know what you mean about ‘for the blog’ excuse…I use it all the time too. 😛

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  14. Biana
    July 11, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Such a darling dress on you!! Polka dots are so fun! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  15. July 11, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Beautiful dress, it really suits you!

  16. Shannon Jenkins
    July 11, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    This dress is stunning on you! Love the polka dots!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  17. July 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Yes girl! Forever dressing up on the weekends and saying it’s just for a picture. You look amazing and I’m right there with you, I love me some stripes, but this polka dot dress is amazing. The fit looks great on you and the backdrop is stunning!!

  18. July 11, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    That is a very pretty dress and you got some great photos! 🙂

    While I don’t dress up just for photos I do try and make a little more effort with my outfit if I’m hoping to get photos of it for the blog 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  19. July 12, 2016 / 1:44 am

    Gorgeous dress and shoes! I am too scared to wear white shoes they would look awful within minutes. Such a lovely place too xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  20. July 12, 2016 / 2:17 am

    Retro vibes going on in this post! Loving that dress, dear! Wishing you a happy new week!
    xx Frederique // FAB le Frique //

  21. July 12, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Amazing photos, you are looking so lovely dear!

  22. July 12, 2016 / 2:54 am

    You look stunning Tamara! The dress looks amazing on you! And YES I can totally relate… Most of the time when I get ready, it’s for a blog post HA! <3

    xo Raina

  23. July 12, 2016 / 3:52 am

    Navy + white is one of my favorite combos! You look absolutely gorgeous – having no reason to get dolled up is the perfect reason 😉


  24. July 12, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Such an adorable look.

  25. July 12, 2016 / 8:37 am

    You look absolutely amazing. I love stripes too but I am not afraid to wear a good polka dot print as well! I hope you enjoyed your time in SF! I love living out here!

    Meghan |

  26. July 12, 2016 / 10:04 am

    you look so lovely! i’m a huge fan of polka dots, especially white on navy or white on black x

    Life as Aditi

  27. July 12, 2016 / 10:31 am

    That dress is adorable and fits you like a glove. Gorgeous!!

  28. July 12, 2016 / 11:23 am

    You look so gorgeous, that dress fits you like a glove 🙂 I’ll be visiting San Francisco soon (all the way from the East Coast of Canada!) so that cheeky picture in there has made me even more excited x

    Emily Lavenders

  29. July 12, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Love the polka dot outfit & you look gorgeous

  30. July 12, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    You look so incredibly beautiful – the dress suits you perfectly!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

  31. Mary latuch
    July 12, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    So cute! Love the polka dots!

    xo, Mary

  32. July 12, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Such a cute polka dots dress ! You look adorable.
    Xx, Raysa

  33. July 12, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Wow, beautiful photos and gorgeous dress! <3
    Chloe xx

  34. July 12, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I am LOVING that A-Line dress on you! It’s so feminine and chic. And I 100% agree with you on finding any (and every) occasion to dress up! And also, about justifying all my online shopping for blogging! LOL Glad I’m not alone in that!

    Jess |

  35. July 12, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    We have a weakness for polka dots and this blue and white dress is just perfection! You look so lovely, you have a great eye for fashion!

    ISA Professional

  36. July 12, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    That polka dot dress is so cute!!! It looks gorgeous on you 🙂


    Novelstyle Blog

  37. July 12, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    That’s a very lovely dress you’re wearing. I understand why you’ve had it for so long… I have to agree purchasing stuff for the sake of the blog.. Haha. But of course, I’d also check if I’ll be able to use the item for the long term. Love your photos too beautiful!

    MicaThere’s More to Mica

  38. Nisha Rawat
    July 12, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Such a cute dress. You look great. Dressing up brings that extra smile on my face 🙂

    Nisha |

  39. July 13, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Love the polka dots, great pictures too!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  40. July 13, 2016 / 6:39 am

    What stunning photos and you look absolutely incredible! I love how spotty dresses just immediately have that retro feel to them!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  41. July 13, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Love this polka dot dress! So cute!!!

  42. July 14, 2016 / 4:45 am

    You luk gorgeous babe in this outfit hun….xoxo NEHA.

  43. Qazi Fabia Hoq
    July 22, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    In love with your polka dot dress ! You look great and love how u wore your dress with white heels and blue bag!
    I would love if you visit my blog and take a look at it!

  44. July 31, 2016 / 10:07 am

    I m a fan of polka-dots.. and a fan of high heels! So this outfit really checks off all the boxed! ??

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