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Turning Heads Linkup- A Holiday Look with Karina Dresses + Giveaway!


Hello Friends

You all know by now I am a dress and skirt kind of girl. I am collaborating with Karina Dresses today to bring you this fun festive look for the Holidays, be it for a Holiday party, a Christmas Show, or dressing for Christmas Day. Typically, I like to layer this time of year, but I wanted to show the dress off. Karina dresses is also partnering with me to provide a Giveaway for a Karina Dress!! When you enter, please tell me what dress you would choose from their Holiday Collection.


I curled my hair with hot rollars, as it takes really well. You should see how big and curly my hair is when I take them out! The leaves were finally changing color and I love the orange-red tones.


I will be sharing different Holiday looks on the blog throughout December, from a more casual dress to a formal gown. This is a more traditional pairing of burgundy than last week, black and burgundy, but I wanted to make the details stand out.

I chose this dress, the Megan, as I love its 1940s style, 3/4 length sleeves and slight puff sleeve. Easy to dress up for the Holidays, paired with  sparkly vintage jewelry, faux fur,  some black bow-adorned  Coach kitten heels and textured clutch.  If you would love to see some of the Karina styles I have worn, you can see them here, here and here.


A gold and ruby vintage brooch adds a Holiday touch to the faux fur.


Looking for a gift for someone who loves fashion? Karina dresses have so many styles to choose from. They also make a great gift for someone who travels. They are wrinkle free, so one can easily roll them in their suitcase, which makes it easy for traveling and getting ready.


These gold sparkly earrings are vintage and bought on Etsy.



Keep in mind,  Karina Dresses are Made in the USA.

Outfit:  Meagan Dress c/o Karina, earrings/brooch/necklace – vintage on Etsy, Faux fur stole, ( here), kitten heels, Coach, clutch: jjwinters   *This dress was gifted to me by Karina Dresses. All opinions are truthful and my own.



In the comment section, let me know what dress you would choose.

Contest will run for 2 weeks and is for US residents only.

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Most clicked this week Jill of Grown Up Glamour shows Fashion as Art. What an interesting show!


Pinterest Pic of the Week: Mary Murnane shared this gorgeous Tina Turk statement coat. Makes me want to be cold!


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  • Reply
    Romeo (@web_romeo)
    December 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    From a man’s perception very beautiful… Though if I was selected the dress would either go to my mother, sister or female friend – that I want to treat out to a meal (picnic) on the beach!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 10, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you very much Romeo! How nice of a gift! Best wishes. x

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    Emma Peach
    December 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Karina dresses are so flattering and well-designed. I love your deep red dress, such a beautiful colour. The faux fur stole and vintage-style jewellery looks stunning with it. It would be a tough choice but I think I’d choose the Margaret dress in navy with cranberry dots.

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Emma~ I know, I have a fair amount of Karina dresses and always love the fit. The Margaret would look great on you! xx

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    December 3, 2016 at 1:02 am

    A very elegant outfit, the colour and style is beautiful and you look gorgeous! Faux is the way to go!

    Have a wonderful weekend!



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    December 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Such a lovely dress, the colour looks great on you Jess 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Claire, I truly enjoy Karina dresses, they are so comfy and fit great/ Enjoy your weekend too!

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    Tina von tinaspinkfriday
    December 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Jess, amazing Dress in wonderfull colour. You look fabulous. I love the jewelry too. I wish a nice weekand and thanks for hosting linkup.
    Xxxx Tina

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Tina, thank you! I love Karina dresses, they fit so well and I was smitten by this color. Please join us again for THT glad to have you! xx

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    December 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you for linking up with the Top of the World Style Linkup this week!
    The Hosiery Spot

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    December 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I am not sure what dress to choose; right now, my favorite is the Penelope – Blue Vintage Floral.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! That is a pretty dress! xx

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    December 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Such an elegant rich looking outfit! I love how your hair matches the colour of the leaves : )


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! I enjoy dressing for the Holidays! Have a great weekend. xx

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    April Crisafulli
    December 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Loving the Margaret – Black and White Cross Dots

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    Sarah G
    November 30, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    You look lovely! I really like the style of the Jackie dresses myself!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Hi Sarah, thank you! I do like the Jackie, havent tried it yet 🙂 xx

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    November 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    This dress looks stunning and suits you so well. thanks for hosting this link up Jess. x Jacqui

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    November 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This is a gorgeous color and style on you! I love their Margaret dresses as well, so lovely!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Hi Katie, thank yoU! Yes, the Margaret is pretty as well. xx

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    Candace Aiello
    November 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love the Ruby – Navy with White Micro Dots

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    Anna Shirley
    November 30, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Wow! You look just amazing Jess!

    Anna xoxo

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Anna! I am a big fan of faux fur! xx

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    Downtown Demure
    November 30, 2016 at 3:49 am

    What a beautiful dress and stole! You actually inspired me to get a (faux) fur stole, and I’m shooting it this weekend! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving 🙂

    Downtown Demure

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Great! Thank you I bet your photoshoot will turn out great! xx

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    Shannon Jenkins
    November 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    You look stunning! I love this color on you and that fur is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Shannon! I love creating some Holiday looks. xx

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    November 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love the simple berry color dress with that sumptuous fur and the texture of the clutch! I like that Karina dress is made in the USA, that is a great thing. I hope all is well. You look stunning and holiday ready! Love the Trina Turk coat, too!
    xx, Elle

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    Laurie Duncan
    November 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Gorgeous dress, I love the sleeves on it! 🙂

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    Lisa L.
    November 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    oooo i never heard of Karina Dress before. my favorite holiday dress is the Margaret – Navy Lace.

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    Sarah Bell
    November 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Love that dress and those earrings are stunning. Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 30, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thank you Sarah! I enjoy dressing for the Holidays xx

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    Sheela Goh
    November 29, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking, Jess, the dress with that fur stole.

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    Laura Bambrick
    November 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Love the addition of the fur stole! This is a beautiful holiday outfit!

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    November 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I would love their Cranberry Cross Dots dress from their Holiday Collection

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    Ana Bogusky
    November 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Love the way you have glammed up your #madeinUSA Karina!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Aw, thank you Ana! I would have layered this dress with a jacket, but I wanted to show off the dress itself, so faux fur called out to me! xx

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    Laura B
    November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    You know I love Karina! This dress is so pretty with the faux fur collar!

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    November 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Such a pretty dress Jess, so feminine. I love your fur collar that you added, it really makes the look all yours – And, the brooch just finishes it all so beautifully. Thank you for hosting!


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Thank you Cherie! I am a fan of faux fur 🙂 Have a great week! xx

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    Jacket Society
    November 29, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful dress on you Jess and I love how you have styled it with the faux fur stole and the pins, such an “old Hollywood” glamorous look.

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      November 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Nora! What a compliment! 🙂 xx

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    Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    November 29, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Absolutely beautiful! The color of the dress is gorgeous with your coloring, and I love love love the touch of the brooch in the faux fur wrap. <3

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    November 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

    You look lovely, Jess. So seasonal!

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    November 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Such a pretty, flattering dress and perfect for the holidays! You have styled this impeccably, Jess. I am seriously considering finding a faux fur stole now. 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Jennie! I have a few faux fur stoles, I love them to dress up a jacket, or dress…they are fun. Thank you for the lovely comment! xx

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    Amy Arnold
    November 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Pretty dress! I love the fur stole with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    November 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

    This dress is holiday perfection. I adore the fur with the pin. It’s screams celebrate.

    Life is just Rosie

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Rosie! I love faux fur and thought it would work well 🙂 Happy Holidays!xx

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    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    November 29, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Wow! What a perfect holiday dress. You look gorgeous!

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    November 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    This could not be more holiday perfect, Jess! Love the colors, the fur, and just how festive you look! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! -xo



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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Thank you Shauna! I am a big fan of faux fur and the Karina always fits me well. I did, hope your Thanksgiving was great also! xx

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    November 29, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I love that you added the fur to this outfit, Jess—it almost looks like part of the dress and it’s so stunning.
    If I had to choose from the Holiday collection, I’d choose the Trudy—I love it when dresses come with sleeves so I’m not freezing my tookus off!!

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    November 29, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Beautiful! This is the perfect holidays outfit and you look so lovely Jessica. Thanks for hosting!
    Rachel xo

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    Amy Christensen
    November 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    You look amazing! Love the curls. The way you styled this dress really makes it look dressed up and party ready. The faux fur and vintage jewelry adds a beautiful touch of elegance. I would have never thought to add that fur collar, but it really adds texture to the outfit and it looks warm! Beautiful! – Amy

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    November 29, 2016 at 7:40 am

    That’s a gorgeous dress! And I love the way you styled it! The faux fur and the brooch are such nice touches! I would probably choose the Megan dress, too.

    Thanks for the linkup & the giveaway! Have a great week, Jess!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    November 29, 2016 at 7:00 am

    That dress was made for you! Such a beautiful color and cut!

    Doused In Pink

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    Irene Papadopoulou
    November 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

    love the fit of the dress! beautiful color

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    Lisa B
    November 29, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This megan style is lovely. I also like the margaret. Thanks for the chance. Your stylings are always elegant!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Lisa! Best wishes to you! xx

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    November 29, 2016 at 6:43 am

    This dress is beautiful on you!!

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    November 29, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Gorgeous dress and totally you, Jess!

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    Andrea Nine
    November 29, 2016 at 6:12 am

    You are so lovely!! This dress should be called “The Jess” as it looks like it was made for you! Beautiful color, faux fur fantastic and it is the perfect fit and length!

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    November 29, 2016 at 5:45 am

    So pretty Jess! The shade of that fur is utterly gorgeous. I hope you had a great holiday!

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    November 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I love the texture play in this outfit with your fur stole and embossed clutch–and what a beautiful tree in the background!


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    Lady of Style
    November 29, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Such a stunning colour – I love the style of your dress and it looks so elegant with your faux fur collar, Jess.
    Needless to stay your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    November 29, 2016 at 2:29 am

    If I were to choose it would be the dress you have on Jess. Beautiful x Thank you for hosting

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    November 29, 2016 at 2:26 am

    This color is perfect on you. I really love my Karina dresses!

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    Nancy Baten
    November 29, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Wow! Like a moviestar! Love the faux fur dollar and the color is so good on you! Tres chique!

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    Tiina L
    November 29, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I love this colour on you! And the style of the dress is very flattering, too. It’s a great versatile dress, easy to dress up or down.

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    James Jill
    November 29, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Jess this dress is very Hollywood glamour , your faux fur collar and your jewellery the perfect finishing touches. Enjoy your holiday season. Thankyou for hosting.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you Jill! I take that as a big compliment 🙂 as those eras always had such great style. Have a wonderful week as well. xx

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    November 29, 2016 at 1:28 am

    The color is fabulous on you and I adore the fur collar. What a smart accessory choice! As to the Karina dress I fancy, Ruby – Atomic Umbrella caught my eye as did Ruby – Afternoon Tea, however I’m partial to pockets so the Penelope style might be a better choice.


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    November 29, 2016 at 1:28 am

    What a gorgeous dress! The color is perfect on you! I love the fact that they are made in the USA. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up!


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    November 29, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What a beautiful dress! the colour is stunning on you and you accessorised beautifully 🙂

    Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you had a great weekend and you shopped up a storm in the sales! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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