Karina Dress- The Ruby in Gold Vines - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Karina Dress- The Ruby in Gold Vines


Hello Ladies,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We have had some cooler days, so we did a bit of walking on the green way with the pups. One thing I love about the development in which we live, there is a wooded 1 mile circular path behind our house. First thing in the morning, I through my hair back in a ponytail and walk out the door. Prior to EDS, I used to run around the trail 4 times for 4 miles, but since then i enjoy a brisk walk. I also ordered my first Pumpkin Spice Latte 🙂

I’m excited to share with you today, one of my favorite companies, if you don’t know by now, Karina Dresses. Choosing from the selection, I picked this black faux wrap, The Ruby, with it’s gold and copper vine design with hints of sage green and periwinkle.  Frankly, I have a ton of color in my closet, but few LBDs.

I loved the design and of course style, and thought it would be a great dress to add color to, or have the option of keeping it neutral. I can certainly add a colorful cardigan, jacket or scarf as the weather gets colder. I love the 3/4 sleeves, no wrinkling, and the faux wrap style! When it arrived, I knew how I was going to style it, as i wanted to add some vintage touches.

What I love about Karina Dresses is that you can always find a flattering style to fit any woman’s shape. I have tried many of the cuts, but at present my favorites are the Katharine, the Ruby, and the Megan ( a 1940s style dress).

Here are the other colors/patterns available in the Ruby

I think fit is the number one thing to consider when buying a garment, because if it doesn’t fit properly, I know it is going to go in the back of my closet, or end up at Goodwill at some point. I just wouldnt wear it. With the Karina, I am wearing an XS and am consistantly so in their dresses.

How will I style the dress?

Hubby bought me these beautiful vintage gold earrings on Etsy one Christmas, and I purchased this faux fur stole on Poshmark. ( love faux fur). I thought I could add color with my purse or shoes, so I took out my rich burgundy leather bag from Rebecca Minkoff. Karina dresses have a vintage inspired vibe, another quality i love in their dresses. If you are one to like a more modern take, add a leather moto jacket and a pair of scrunchy tall boots this time of year. 

If you are not familiar with Karina Dresses, they are Made in the USA, wrinkle free and have a style for every “body’.

This dress was gifted to me by Karina Dresses. All opinions, as always are truthful and my own.

Ruby dress in Gold Vine c/o Karina Dresses

Stole – Poshmark

Gold earrings- Vintage ( Etsy)

Purse- Rebecca Minkoff ( Bonanza- a thrift on-line shop)

Shoes- HM low suede heels.

Have a great day!

Jess xo

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  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:24h, 15 October Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look stunning in this Karina dress.

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 06:21h, 15 October Reply

    Love this look Jess. I have had a fax furry stole from a photos shot years ago and never really wore it since. You have inspired me to start styling it now I have sen yours 🙂 Love your dress too. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:55h, 10 October Reply

    I adore this dress! I think this is my favourite Karina dress yet! The faux fur stole and gold jewellery are the perfect accessories. Beautiful outfit.

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:29h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Emma, I don’t wear much black, but i loved the print and the faux wrap, plus I can always add color. thanks so much! xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 07:04h, 10 October Reply

    That dress is gorgeous, Jess! The style, the colours, the print – it’s just perfect for this time of year. LOVE it!!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com & http://www.yogadocious.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:41h, 11 October Reply

      Thank you Suzy! You know how much i love Karina dresses and I will be taking this and one of my others to the mountains as they pack so well. xx

  • Gemma
    Posted at 05:20h, 10 October Reply

    A very pretty dress! It looks great on you Jess. Have a great day! Gemma x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Gemma! I have a few faux fur stoles i love to add to my dresses and this was the perfect opportunity! xx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 02:48h, 10 October Reply

    Absolutely stunning Jess. I love these Karina dresses xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Laurie! I do too! they fit perfectly and have the best cuts. i wanted a black print dress and this design caught my eye! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 16:47h, 09 October Reply

    Absolutely lovely, Jess. I like that the dress has a print on it, but it still wears as a stylish black dress. I also love how you added the faux fur collar, berry colored bag and those cute shoes. Great look! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Amy! I love rich dark bags for Fall.. im still looking for a lipstick red one though. glad you like the look! xx

  • Debbie Hull
    Posted at 15:49h, 09 October Reply

    You look lovely in your dress. You always look lovely my dear friend. Can’t wait to see what’s next and what you will do for the holidays. 🙋🎃🌱🌿🍂🍁💄👜👗👢👠👡👞👟😄

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 10 October Reply

      thank you very much Debbie! ill be posting just on Tuesday next week as i will be attending my nephew’s wedding in the mountains. pop by next Tuesday if you can. Take care! xx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 October Reply

    Isn’t it wonderful to just get outside and move in the fresh air? I love this dress and the collar is beautiful. I hope you enjoyed your PS latte! Happy Monday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:54h, 10 October Reply

      Yes it is nice to be outside. i do love our walking trail. Its still humid here believe it or not, so i am waiting on the cool brisk Fall weather! xx

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 14:35h, 09 October Reply

    Wow Jess! What a beautiful dress! I love the fur…the whole outfit is perfect on you! You really wear everything well! I hope you have a great week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:55h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! Karina dresses have a great fit and I always love the faux wrap style. I would say the same to you, ( wearing everything well ;-)) You too! xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:01h, 09 October Reply

    Simply a gorgeous Karina dress, Jess – love this print! You look lovely and vibrant as always. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Patti! you and I both are Karina fans 😉 The Ruby is in my top 3 favorite styles ! xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 10:31h, 09 October Reply

    This is absolutely lovely, Jess!!
    I have my fur scarf almost ready to wear…in fact, maybe I’ll wear it tonight since it’s snowing here!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 09 October Reply

      Well, I have always like faux fur stoles and coats and i will be wearing them more this fall and winter. i thought it went perfect with the Karina dress. Go for it, Wow. snowing! xx

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