Happy 4th of July: Wearing my Red, White and Blue Karina Dress - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Happy 4th of July: Wearing my Red, White and Blue Karina Dress



Hello Everyone

Happy 4th of July! I thought since it is  a special holiday, and most likely many of you will be sitting with family, friends , perhaps cooking up burgers, food on the grill, I would show my patriotic nature by wearing  the traditional red white and blue colors. In the past, I have collaborated with Karina Dresses and this is one of their styles I am fond of . The Ruby , great for an hourglass or an inverted triangle, in my case. In addition to the navy, red, and blue paisley print, there is a bit of dark green in the color scheme. This more delicate necklace is a favorite by 1928.com, with a bit of a vintage vibe.



I went for the traditional red pedicure this time around. Gel pedicures at the salon will last me 2-3 months!



I did my own Gel nails using my own LED lamp, and GELISH red polish. It takes some time and practice, but it is fun as well!


We are enjoying the day as we sit on the deck, waiting to grill some vegetables ( add goat cheese), burgers, and for me, some grilled salmon. I have found a delicious White Sangria recipe, and thought I would share it with you.

  • 1 bottle white wine (I enjoy a dry so that it is not too sweet.. chardonnay or pinot grigio)
  • 1/3 c. orange or I use lemoncello liquor
  • ¼ c. peach Schnapps
  • 1 c. sliced strawberries
  • 1 peach, sliced

Put in refrigerator overnight, and the flavors of the fruit will come through when you enjoy the next day. Put in pitcher and serve with ice. So good!

Enjoy, contemplate what you appreciate and love  about this country, and celebrate with friends/family! Truffles my little girl, is very afraid of Fireworks, so we celebrate the Holiday at home with the pups.

Happy 4th Everyone!

Jess XO

Outfit details: Ruby Karina Dress, Zara block heels, 1928 necklace, Treesje crinkled leather clutch




  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 23:21h, 13 July Reply

    A beautiful dress to celebrate the 4th! Hope you are having a fab vacation.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Nicole
    Posted at 01:39h, 09 July Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this dress. It is so me.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:14h, 10 July Reply

      Thank you Nicole, Yes I could definately see you in it! xx

  • Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side
    Posted at 14:49h, 07 July Reply

    Love this dress on you! So pretty, and doing your own nails, that reminds me, I need to go do mine! 😉 Stopping by from Living on Cloud Nine.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:15h, 10 July Reply

      Thank you Sarah! Yes, I do my own gel nails with my LED lamp at home, using Gelish polish. I am just not skilled enough to do my toes! Thanks for stopping by! x

  • Megan_Ballard
    Posted at 18:31h, 06 July Reply

    Your white sangria recipe sounds yummy. I love this dress. It’s so cute. I hope you had a great 4th of July. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:52h, 06 July Reply

      Thank you Megan, it was and yes we did! Have a great week. xx

  • Shelly
    Posted at 16:27h, 06 July Reply

    Jess this dress is so adorable! I just love the pattern and the colors. Thanks for linking with Ageless Style!

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 18:07h, 05 July Reply

    This is such a pretty dress. I like that it has a little green in it, as sometimes, like Jodie said, red, white and blue seems too much all by itself. This is a dress you could wear anytime. Hope you had a great 4th as well. – Amy

  • Ana from Mrs. American Made
    Posted at 16:39h, 05 July Reply

    Oooooh, I love your #madeinUSA and red, white and blue dress today! 🙂 #karinarocks

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 07:01h, 05 July Reply

    Happy 4th July!! You look gorgeous. I do love the design of that dress, and the fabric is so pretty too.
    Suzy xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 00:38h, 05 July Reply

    Such a pretty dress Jess, love the colours and pattern 🙂 Hope your have a lovely week.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  • Heather from Beyond the Aisle
    Posted at 23:34h, 04 July Reply

    Love your dress! I really need to give Karina a try.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:03h, 06 July Reply

      Thanks so much! I collaborated with them for a year. The dresses are great for travel as they dont wrinkle, and are very comfortable ! x

  • carmen
    Posted at 14:23h, 04 July Reply

    You look amazing Jess! Love the red, white and blue!

    Happy 4th of July! God bless America!


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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:32h, 05 July Reply

      Hi Carmen!
      Hope you had a wonderful 4th! Thank you for stopping by. This dress is great for travel as it doesnt wrinkle!xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:15h, 04 July Reply

    Gorgeous dress, and look at your great mani-pedi. Hope your holiday is special, xox


  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 12:40h, 04 July Reply

    I usually shy away from the red, white, blue combination because it almost seems too costumey to me. But this dress is definitely an exception—maybe because the print is floral and looks normal!!
    Great dress on you!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:25h, 05 July Reply

      I know what you mean Jodie! Me too. I think because of the fact it is paisly and has some green in it, the pattern appealed to me 🙂 Glad you like it and hope you had a lovely 4th! x

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 08:49h, 04 July Reply

    Happy 4th, Jess! You’re looking gorgeous and spirited and ready for the day! Enjoy!!

    Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 04 July Reply

      Thank you Dawn! Happy 4th to you too. Yes, I will be “spirit-ed” ha! ha,! in the day. I made the Sangria recipe last night. 🙂 tee hee. Thanks friend. This is one of the dresses that I had yet to wear. from Karina.
      Enjoy the day.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 06:21h, 04 July Reply

    Sounds like you are in for a great day! I also love the classic red pedi, I’m having next time the red one too! Great dress,as always. I wish you a great day!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 04 July Reply

      Hi Nancy!
      Thank you. Yes, I went for red this time. I enjoy doing my own gel manicures. Just going to have a relaxing day. YOu too x

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