Turning Heads Linkup-Karina Dress- A New Favorite: The Katharine - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup-Karina Dress- A New Favorite: The Katharine


Hello friends!

How was your weekend?  We went out with the pups as the weather has cooled down here in Charlotte. The last several weeks have been in the low 80s and even 70s, which is unheard of for August in the South! Anyhow, I was happy to collaborate with Karina dresses today and try a new cut/style called the Katharine.  In addition, I’ve got my long hair groove back!

Before I talk about Karina dresses, my brooches had me thinking about ” The Crown” on Netflix. So good! My husband and I have been watching and realizing how difficult it must have been becoming Queen at such an early age.

You know through my posts how fond I am of Karina Dresses and the ease in which they are worn, washed and don’t need ironing! I also love the prints and various styles they have come out with for Fall thus far. I am wearing the Emerald Diamond print, and love the green ( one of my favorite colors)! This print is very popular on their site at the moment and comes in other styles: the Megan ( a 1940s style short sleeve dress), the Ruby ( a v-neck, faux wrap dress  attached sash at the waist, a knee-length skirt, and 3/4 sleeves.) and the Katharine. I love the full skirt ( perfect for dancing or twirling) the tie and high, round neckline with 3/4 sleeves.

I love the 3/4 length sleeves for upcoming Fall weather and decided it was time to bring my vintage brooches out of hiding. I paired my green jeweled brooch with a gold ribbon circular brooch given to me by my mother in law- just enough gold and bling. To  adhere to this classic look, I wore my Coach bow kitten heels and added some vintage pizzazz with my long dangling black fillagree earrings.

Wearing my Coach kitten heels

To see some of my other Karina Dresses styled for Fall over the years, see Here, Here and Here to share a few.  I have a emerald green lace cardigan from Anthropologie I will pair with this in the Fall, along with some tights.  I look forward to taking out my faux fur stoles as well.  I think of this dress as a classic, quite elegant in its style.

Just to remind, Karina Dresses are Made in the USA, are wrinkle-free, and so comfortable to wear. They come in many cuts and styles for everyone’s shape.

Outfit- Karina dress: Katrharine in Emerald  c/o Karina Dresses, Coach kitten heels,( similar)  JJ Winters clutch, ( love this one) Jewelry: My own vintage brooch collection, vintage earrings: ETSY.  ** This dress was gifted to me by Karina dresses . All opinions are my own and truthful.

I would love to hear of some of your favorites from the Fall collection? They also have a SALE going on right now, if you want to check out the styles.

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****If you missed my post yesterday, I talked a bit about the upcoming TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. My hubby and I , along with the pups will be going to Greenville to experience it, so I’ll be sharing that experience on the blog later. ****

Lets have some fun and JOIN IN THE TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP. I want to thank you for all of your lovely comments as they mean a lot to me!  Please do visit with other bloggers and share as many posts as you like from Instagram, lifestyle, beauty or fashion blogs.

Most clicked: I’m also a fan of orange! Laurie of Vanity and Me Style


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  • Jone't
    Posted at 09:24h, 22 August Reply

    Oh Jess, that clutch is utterly amazing! I love how you’ve paired it with the filigree black earrings. Xo Jonet

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 12:54h, 19 August Reply

    Beautiful dress, I love both the style and the colour. I can see it paired with long brown boots in colder weather. The brooches are the perfect finishing touch!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:32h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks Emma! Sounds good and some long brown boots are on the Fall list 🙂 xx

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 00:42h, 18 August Reply

    Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post.

  • Kelsey Bang
    Posted at 10:42h, 17 August Reply

    you look stunning in green! super cute look!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 17 August Reply

      Thank you Kelsey! It really is a favorite color of mine. 🙂 xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 21:18h, 16 August Reply

    I have seen lots of bloggers sport the Karina Dress brand! I need to check them out! You look so good in this piece from them 🙂

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:39h, 17 August Reply

      Thank you Jessica! Yes, they are one of my favorite brands out of NYC! So glad you like the lookxx

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 17:21h, 16 August Reply

    So, so pretty Jess – the color and style are perfect for you. Love how you added the brooches too!! XO


  • OceanBlue Style “Salonblog”
    Posted at 13:24h, 16 August Reply

    Love that color on you Jess. Its so lovely with your hair! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week. xo Sabina

  • richardson4lisa
    Posted at 12:03h, 16 August Reply

    I think that dress will be timeless. Love the cut and the colors are gorgeous with your hair. We LOVE The Crown. Can’t wait for season 2 and you are so right…that must have been so hard at that young age. (and her family was a such a piece of work😜)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:16h, 16 August Reply

      Hi Lisa, So true! I felt for the brother initially, then he showed his true colors as well.. what a family.. I couldn’t do without privacy. Thank you Lisa.. glad you like this dress, I do love the cut as it is new for me. xx

  • Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    Posted at 09:08h, 16 August Reply

    You always wear my favorite colors! Looking lovely as usual! I am loving to see fall colors! Peace!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you Cheryl! I am about color! I love oranges/rust, mustard, green, red.. so many different shades, I find it hard to think i used to wear all black. Me too, ive been doing some Fall shopping 🙂 xx

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    Posted at 04:53h, 16 August Reply

    Such a pretty dress Jess (oh, that colour with your hair!!) – but I think they’ve spelled “Catherine” wrong, heehee 😉

    I’m so bummed that we’re missing the eclipse – we would have been making our way to your area of course right now if we hadn’t had to cancel our holiday. We were planning to be in Charleston on Monday… so close to you!! Never mind, we’re doing the exact same holiday next year, just without the eclipse…!

    Have a great week, happy Wednesday and thank you for hosting!

    Catherine x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 16 August Reply

      Hehe… Thank you Catherine.. I am seeing myself loving this cut in other dress, but love the color as well. I have a fair amount of green for the Fall as it is a favorite shade. I am looking forward to the Eclipse and the Total Eclipse will be kinda interesting… total pitch black at 2 in the afternoon. You too, xx

  • Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb)
    Posted at 04:52h, 16 August Reply

    Such a pretty dress Jess (oh, that colour with your hair!!) – but I think they’ve spelled “Catherine” wrong, heehee 😉

    I’m so bummed that we’re missing the eclipse – we would have been making our way to your area of course right now if we hadn’t had to cancel our holiday. We were planning to be in Charleston on Monday… all so close to you!! Never mind, we’re doing the exact same holiday next year, just without the eclipse…!

    Have a great week, happy Wednesday and thank you for hosting!

    Catherine x

  • therealpinkblogger
    Posted at 03:08h, 16 August Reply

    I love the outfit! The pop of green is gorgeous!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


  • Susan Andrews Kanoff
    Posted at 23:09h, 15 August Reply

    What a beautiful dress…I love the print! LOVE those earrings too! xo Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:14h, 16 August Reply

      Hi Susan! Thank you.. I couldn’t pass up with color and print.. and I love the Katharine cut.. very classic. ETSY is my go-to for vintage jewelry xx

  • dsimair
    Posted at 19:06h, 15 August Reply

    Seriously, that colour is made for you. Stunning!

  • Getyourprettyon
    Posted at 14:53h, 15 August Reply

    Jealous of the cooler weather. Beautiful dress. Love it!! 🙂

  • Samantha Blair
    Posted at 14:31h, 15 August Reply

    Jess, I can’t find your widget to put on my sidebar… Help!

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 13:36h, 15 August Reply

    I love green on you, Jess and this is perfect. The dress is so pretty and I’m like you, I like the 3/4 length sleeves as the weather starts to cool down. You look fab and I love your brooches. Guess I need to do some thinking on how to style mine. I have a number of them and I never think to pin them on! Thanks for the inspiration. – Amy

  • budgetbelles80
    Posted at 13:05h, 15 August Reply

    Beautiful dress and I love the color of it! I also love the brooches.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 13:00h, 15 August Reply

    I absolutely love my Karina dress (that I won via your giveaway last year! Thank you again!).

    You look fabulous in the Katharine dress! Such a nice cut, and I love the pattern of yours! Looking fabulous! And the pins work perfectly with the dress!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 12:31h, 15 August Reply

    Loving this green dress on you, lady! You look so chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:05h, 15 August Reply

    We watched the Crown and loved it too and I am looking forward to the new season. You look fab in this retro dress, the shape is so flattering and classy. Love your pointy flats and earrings too.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 11:35h, 15 August Reply

    I love my Karina dresses and I love the Katherine. I wish they would offer the Katherine without the sewn on bow belt. I like to use my own belts. This dress has the perfect color for your skin and hair. It’s like they designed it with you in mind.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:52h, 15 August Reply

      Thank you Nicole, you look great in them as well. I think this is one of my favorite cuts! I loved the pattern and color straightaway. xx

  • Laura B
    Posted at 11:12h, 15 August Reply

    Karina Dresses are some of my favorites. Such a great fit on you!

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 09:45h, 15 August Reply

    The style and color of this dress is so pretty on you Jess!

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:21h, 15 August Reply

    Such a beautiful dress. I hear so many good things about Karina dresses. I think the wrap style is so flattering on everyone.

  • Laura
    Posted at 09:18h, 15 August Reply

    That dress is beautiful! I love the belted waist. It’s so flattering on you!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:12h, 15 August Reply

    This dress is SO fall fabulous! I just adore that color on you!



  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 09:08h, 15 August Reply

    A really pretty and feminine look Jess, and love the brooches!

  • Rena
    Posted at 08:55h, 15 August Reply

    Jess, you look fantastic in that color combo and the style is very flattering to your figure. I adore the classic accessories you chose and I like your idea for how you’d wear the dress in cooler weather. Thanks for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you Rena! I am going to have to try the Katharine in another prnt! I can see this for the Fall and looked forward to wearin my brooches. Have a great week! xx

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 08:39h, 15 August Reply

    Love The Crown too. Great show with great costuming. And you sure can rock the green! Like the basketweave check on this dress and your pretty vintage brooches of course! This will be a fantastic dress for fall with some boots.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 16 August Reply

      Hi Theresa! I know, I must distract my hubby when I am watching…saying, oooh I love that lace dress, or look at those silk pajamas! hehe. So glad you like the dress. it is a favorite now and I can see it in the Fall.:-) xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 08:34h, 15 August Reply

    That is a gorgeous dress on you – I love the colour! 🙂 And dresses that don’t need ironing make the best outfits! 🙂

    I actually just linked up my lastest post and it’s all about printed dresses too, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:22h, 15 August Reply

    The style of that dress is so classic, and the color is fabulous on you, Jess!!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 07:42h, 15 August Reply

    What a GORGEOUS shade of green!!! Your long hair is so lovely! I hope this is a beautiful day for you!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I have had my hair up most of the summer and like it that way.. but I also love having my long hair down when it is cooler. You too my friend! xx

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 07:18h, 15 August Reply

    Looks great on you!!

  • Elise
    Posted at 07:16h, 15 August Reply

    You look stunning in green Jessica! Love this dress on you!

    xx, Elise

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:34h, 15 August Reply

    Green is your color! Love your brooch! Perfect styling!

    Doused in Pink

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:15h, 15 August Reply

    You look great in that dress!!


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:57h, 15 August Reply

    Jess, absolutely gorgeous! Green is always so stunning on you and this dress is no exception!


  • Jill James
    Posted at 04:09h, 15 August Reply

    I always love you in green Jess and this dress is no exception, such a great style . A perfect dress to take to Italy. Glad your weather is a little cooler , the pups must be pleased too.

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 03:55h, 15 August Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I love the shape and the print – and the colour of course! We binge watched the Crown a few months ago and loved it too. I’ve always loved the royal family so to find out what really happened in the past was just intriguing.
    Hope you have an awesome week, Jess!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:12h, 15 August Reply

    Fabulous Jess! What a great color! And those shoes are such a classic elegant look! And finally your hair loose. Haha, don t you love that feeling too!

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 02:09h, 15 August Reply

    You look so good in green, Jess! I am so jealous of the cooler temps back home…it’s in the mid 90s every single day here in Jordan and probably won’t cool down till October!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:05h, 15 August Reply

    That’s a lovely surprise Jess! Thank you so much! As for the Karina dresses, I have already been browsing the different styles. I love their wrap dresses! The dress you have chosen looks gorgeous on. This is my kinda perfect dress. Not too long and perfect sleeve length too. xx

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