Turning Heads Linkup- A Holiday Look with Karina Dresses + Giveaway! - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!


  • Romeo (@web_romeo)
    Posted at 18:51h, 10 December Reply

    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!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:52h, 10 December Reply

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

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:07h, 04 December Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:10h, 04 December Reply

      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

  • carmen
    Posted at 01:02h, 03 December Reply

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

    Have a wonderful weekend!



  • clairejustine
    Posted at 15:36h, 02 December Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:26h, 02 December Reply

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

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday
    Posted at 12:47h, 02 December Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:22h, 02 December Reply

      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

  • Jonathan
    Posted at 21:44h, 01 December Reply

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

  • Aaron
    Posted at 15:16h, 01 December Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:00h, 01 December Reply

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

  • suzannecarillo
    Posted at 13:18h, 01 December Reply

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


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:52h, 01 December Reply

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

  • April Crisafulli
    Posted at 10:49h, 01 December Reply

    Loving the Margaret – Black and White Cross Dots

  • Sarah G
    Posted at 23:13h, 30 November Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 01 December Reply

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

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 16:50h, 30 November Reply

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

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:33h, 30 November Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 01 December Reply

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

  • Candace Aiello
    Posted at 11:24h, 30 November Reply

    Love the Ruby – Navy with White Micro Dots

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 05:29h, 30 November Reply

    Wow! You look just amazing Jess!

    Anna xoxo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 30 November Reply

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

  • Downtown Demure
    Posted at 03:49h, 30 November Reply

    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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 30 November Reply

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

  • Shannon Jenkins
    Posted at 23:41h, 29 November Reply

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

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 30 November Reply

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

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:09h, 29 November Reply

    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

  • Laurie Duncan
    Posted at 20:28h, 29 November Reply

    Gorgeous dress, I love the sleeves on it! 🙂

  • Lisa L.
    Posted at 20:21h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Sarah Bell
    Posted at 16:22h, 29 November Reply

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

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 30 November Reply

      Thank you Sarah! I enjoy dressing for the Holidays xx

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 15:32h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 15:04h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Gladys
    Posted at 14:43h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Ana Bogusky
    Posted at 12:15h, 29 November Reply

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

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:22h, 29 November Reply

      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

  • Laura B
    Posted at 12:04h, 29 November Reply

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

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 11:49h, 29 November Reply

    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!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:56h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:34h, 29 November Reply

    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.

    • jess
      Posted at 12:03h, 30 November Reply

      Thank you Nora! What a compliment! 🙂 xx

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Posted at 11:17h, 29 November Reply

    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

  • plutrell
    Posted at 10:36h, 29 November Reply

    You look lovely, Jess. So seasonal!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:14h, 29 November Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 29 November Reply

      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

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 09:57h, 29 November Reply

    Pretty dress! I love the fur stole with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • rosie
    Posted at 09:52h, 29 November Reply

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

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 29 November Reply

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

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    Posted at 09:31h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:14h, 29 November Reply

    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



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 29 November Reply

      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

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:10h, 29 November Reply

    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!!

  • garaytreasures
    Posted at 08:31h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 07:59h, 29 November Reply

    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

  • andreaswellnessnotes
    Posted at 07:40h, 29 November Reply

    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

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:00h, 29 November Reply

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

    Doused In Pink

  • Irene Papadopoulou
    Posted at 06:55h, 29 November Reply

    love the fit of the dress! beautiful color

  • Lisa B
    Posted at 06:46h, 29 November Reply

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

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:43h, 29 November Reply

    This dress is beautiful on you!!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:19h, 29 November Reply

    Gorgeous dress and totally you, Jess!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:12h, 29 November Reply

    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!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:45h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Meagan
    Posted at 05:15h, 29 November Reply

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


  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 03:09h, 29 November Reply

    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

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 02:29h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Nicole
    Posted at 02:26h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 02:21h, 29 November Reply

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

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 02:15h, 29 November Reply

    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.

  • James Jill
    Posted at 01:39h, 29 November Reply

    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.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:04h, 29 November Reply

      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

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:28h, 29 November Reply

    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.


  • Katie
    Posted at 01:28h, 29 November Reply

    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!


  • Mica
    Posted at 01:15h, 29 November Reply

    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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