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Pandas & Polka Dots

Fashionmia polka dot flare dress

Fashionmia polka dot flare dress

Fashionmia polka dot flare dress

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This is one outfit I had pictured a petticoat going well with. I had actually ordered a black one thinking I would pair it with this dress. However, once I tried it on, much to my dismay, this was one fit and flare dress that looked better on its own without a petticoat. Oh, well! I’ll figure this petticoat thing out eventually, haha.

But I was grateful to have another dress with sleeves to wear! We’re not quite into fall yet…but, the temperatures have certainly taken a hit. It’s also been pretty rainy the past few weeks too. So, I’ve been slowly breaking out cardigans and sleeved tops again.

This particular dress is from a new-to-me brand called FashionMia. It’s less than $25, and I’m really impressed with how comfortable and nice it is! It breathes well, I can twirl in it and it has polka dots. The only way I would like it more, is if it came with some pockets!

Panda flats

I am a bit embarrassed to say, but my panda shoes have been hiding in a pocket in my suitcase for more months than I care to think about. I couldn’t find them and figured I had put them in storage before we left for Japan. But, nope! I’ve had them the whole time. It feels good to me reunited with them, haha.

Just a reminder with sizing on them too, I did size up to an 8 1/2 (I’m usually a 7 1/2 or 8), and these fit well. Also, if I don’t wear socks or tights with these shoes, I need to put something (like a band-aid) on my heel, or these shoes will tear my feet to shreds. They’re cute, but vicious without socks!

Fashionmia polka dot flare dress
Can you spot the band-aids? Haha.

Oh! And before I forget…ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise is supposed to be happening today! Click here to see what they have available. (I’m not sure exactly what time it goes live today, though. It’s usually around 9 am.) Apparently, they’re going to have items for as low as $5 this time around! And if you want to learn more about what ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise event is, click here.

Are you participating in ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise? (If there’s anything left in my size when I wake up I will be! It goes live in the middle of the night here.) And have you ever thought you lost something for good, only to find it months later in your closet? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* FashionMia
Flats: ModCloth
Purse: ModCloth (Sold out. Similar here.)

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. I can twirl in it and it has polka dots! I love that. The purse is super cute, too 🙂 Are the shoes comfortable? They look like something you wouldn’t want wear all day.

    1. Aw, thank you, Ashley! And the shoes are comfortable if I have socks or tights on with them…or just something to protect my heel. I used to work in an elementary school and would wear these all day with socks without any issues. (And the kids loved them!)

    1. Oh gosh, thank you so much, Jodie! And I get updates about the ModCloth’s sale because I’m an affiliate of theirs. I usually can’t disclose this info until the sale is live, but they were having a lot of issues with their site and getting this sale up and going. So, they let us announce it ahead of time for this one (because it had been delayed a couple weeks ago). 🙂 You’ll have to check out their Stylish Surprise sale the next time they have one! It’s a ton of fun! 🙂

  2. Yes, I feel like I am often losing things in my closet! I think that means it’s time for me to reorganize :/ I still have never done ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise. There are plenty of success stories I see that encourage me to give it a try, but then I also hear about the negatives too…which makes me hesitant! I wish they could look at my order history before giving me something, to ensure it’s a style I wear. Wouldn’t that be the best?!

    Hope you are doing well! 🙂

    1. Oh yes, it is a gamble. But if you ever do end up with something you don’t like – let me know. I’ve joined a lot of Facebook buy/swap groups that make it easy to get something you like then. I could send you some invites! But yes, I agree, it would be awesome if they could look at your order history and give you something you would wear! 🙂

  3. At first I didn’t understand the title, I thought you would show some furry pandas,but it’s so sweet, the shoes! Really lovely and good that you sized up, fr comfort as well. Also, that you found them and you are now “reunited” 🙂 I loved he polka dots and I love dresses with sleeves! The pictures are really beautiful and you are always so gorgeous! I am a bit emotional today 🙂 So I will say bye, wishing that you have a lovely week!

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