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Karina Dress Restyle, and Some Guitar

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Hello Ladies

It is that time of year, where we can go and listen to summer concerts. I love sitting on the lawn and just kicking back with a bottle of wine, or other beverages, just enjoying an acousitc guitar player. This is my guitar from many years ago, a Taylor 412, when I went to teach in the South. I had just come out of college, and worked in an area with unfortunate conditions. I had to travel to two different schools, and was put in a trailer when the heat was above 90 and the air conditioners wouldn’t work. I had virtually no supplies, and we are talking instruments here!! I can remember the tambourine having a big, old, punched hole in it, and the marraccas missing their “shake” so to speak, no beads inside to make the sound. So, I bought this guitar and brought it to work in order to sing songs. Let’s just say it didn’t work out. However, I did teach at other schools where I enjoyed teaching music immensely and later decided to teach guitar in studio.

I thought I would “restyle” my Karina Dress in Blue Feathers in the Audrey style, by picking a color that would stand out with the print. I bought this pretty, green cardigan, added some newer rustish-tan colored floral sandals by Clarks, some blue hoop earrings, and an antique greenish-blue necklace. There are many ways to re-style this dress, this is just one way I worked with bringing out the colors in the dress, as their are some brownish tan swirls throughout as well. Hope you enjoyed!

Dress c/o Karina Dresses, Cardigan ( Loft, older), Shoes: Clarks Artisan Sandals, Earring hoops: Jewel Box ( older), Necklace ( 1928), clutch : Treesje Oceano Crossbody ( 2013 line)

Over on the side bar, I have 2 areas that you can click on for Karina Dresses, in which I make a small commision, if you are interested

Have a great day!!

Jess xo

Linking up with : The Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesdays, The Color Brigade

35 Comments
  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 03:47h, 22 June Reply

    Gorgeous dress! And how cool that you play guitar! Beautiful look!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    fashionshouldbefun

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 22 June Reply

      Thanks so much Dawn! Yes, my major was jazz, I just need to get back into playing more. Glad you like the dress. jess xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 17:35h, 19 June Reply

    Summer concerts in the park are one of my favorite things about summer! You look gorgeous in that dress – the colors are perfect on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:29h, 20 June Reply

      Thanks so much Ashley! Yes, we have another concert coming up as well. Thanks for the kind words about the dress. jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 15:06h, 19 June Reply

    Beautiful pattern on the dress and the colors go so well with your hair and skin.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:21h, 19 June Reply

      Thanks so much! one of the reasons I picked this pattern, :-)) I appreciate you stopping by
      Jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 14:42h, 19 June Reply

    We love summer concerts too – they are so relaxing. I really like how you buttoned up your pretty green cardigan to almost turn the dress into a skirt.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:20h, 19 June Reply

      Thanks Alice! Yes, I think there are many ways to wear this dress, and I liked the color cardi. I appreciate your feedback, and thanks for coming by, jess xx

  • Crystal
    Posted at 08:04h, 19 June Reply

    Jess, I love the styling you did on this! I just ordered that same fabric in the Megan, in hopes of wearing it to a summer wedding. (We have something else in common: red hair! Mine’s not as red as it once was, but I still count myself in the club.)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:36h, 19 June Reply

      I am sure it will look stunning on you! I loved the colors. I have only the Audrey thus far, as I am an “inverted triangle” slightly broader shoulders, and narrow everywhere else. The Megan I think was one I could wear…. I would love to see yours on! 🙂 Glad you like the styling, jess xx

  • Cyndi Spivey
    Posted at 07:40h, 19 June Reply

    I love that dress!! It looks so comfy! Perfect for a summer concert.
    Blessings……

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:35h, 19 June Reply

      They are super comfy, which is a qualification of mine when picking out dresses, or clothes for that matter, the comfort factor! Thanks for stopping by! jess xx

  • Tara
    Posted at 06:25h, 19 June Reply

    So cute, I love the print of your dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:34h, 19 June Reply

      Thank you Tara! The colors and print caught my eye as well. jess xx

  • Claire
    Posted at 00:24h, 19 June Reply

    Such a pretty dress! 😉

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:33h, 19 June Reply

      Thank you, glad you like the dress, I do love the fabric from the Karina Dress, very soft, jess xx

  • Rachel Kaylynn
    Posted at 22:08h, 18 June Reply

    The blue and green looks fabulous with your hair. Wine and some acoustic guitar sounds like perfect summer evening.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:32h, 19 June Reply

      Yes, I enjoy just sitting outside listening to music. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment! Stop by again
      Jess xx

  • weshopinheelss
    Posted at 22:07h, 18 June Reply

    You look so cute with your guitar.
    Thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

  • Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway
    Posted at 17:59h, 18 June Reply

    What a pretty shade of green! And aren’t Clark’s the most comfy shoes?! I love them!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:03h, 18 June Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes, I have many pair of Clark’s Artisan line! Like stepping on pillow, and cute shoes too, jess

  • Rachelle
    Posted at 17:10h, 18 June Reply

    Gorgeous! that dress fits you so well.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:51h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by! jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 16:24h, 18 June Reply

    Your hair is amazing indeed! The colours suit you so well and your dress and the cute cardigan are beautiful together, Jess.
    Unfortunately I have no music talent at all… I admire your skills though!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:35h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks Annette!
      Very fluffy with the hot rollers sometimes 🙂 Glad you like the additional style. I liked this color cardi ( from Ebay) and these rustish brown clarks are so comfy. thanks so much. I appreciate it about the music 🙂 Love jazz
      xo jess

  • logancan
    Posted at 14:16h, 18 June Reply

    That dress is so flattering. I love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:20h, 18 June Reply

      Thank you so much for stopping by and the lovley comment! jess

  • Jennie
    Posted at 13:58h, 18 June Reply

    Very pretty dress, Jess! The green and blue look just lovely together. Great photos with your guitar!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:00h, 18 June Reply

      Thank you Jennie! I stocked up on different colored cardigans and I loved this green. Have a great day, glad you liked my guitar! jess xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 12:54h, 18 June Reply

    Blue/greens are definitely your color…you look gorgeous!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:47h, 18 June Reply

    A wonderful summer dress in colors which suit you perfectly…play on!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:50h, 18 June Reply

      Love it Pam! I need to get back into playing, with my illness, I haven’t played in a few years. Glad you like the dress too! Have a great day!
      xx jess

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 08:37h, 18 June Reply

    I do love the blue and green together. You hair looks gorgeous with those colours.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! My hair was very full that day!
      Have a great day, jess xo

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