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Turning Heads-Karina Dress-Tropical Leaves in Olive

Hello Friends!

I hope your weekend was enjoyable and you are getting some nice weather. It has been pretty hot here as of late, a bit of a heat wave in the high 80s. I enjoy sitting out on our deck int he morning to write and enjoy my coffee. I’ve been experiencing some difficult days with pain, so I’d like to let you know I will do my best to comment and do as much as I can. We are at my hubby’s parents house to visit and for a change of environment, and will be back soon.

These pictures were prior to the visit, near our house and one of our favorite areas to chill and relax with a glass of wine. I love just looking at the boats enjoying the surroundings. We don’t own a boat to take out on the lake, but enjoy renting and spending a day on the lake and in the water!

Today I am sharing a trend that is popping up- from Safari dresses to tropical sandals, purses and jewelry. The Tropical Trend is HOT! 🙂   I have always loved this style and had been looking for a olive safari style dress to add to my Spring closet. This Karina Dresses collaboration came at a perfect time! You all know I love Karina dresses, that they are made in the USA and don’t wrinkle! The fabric is light, perfect for travel too, as I will be bringing this dress on my visit!

I love the big tropical print and olive color, and pictured this with my new straw clutch ( Mango) and olive espadrilles. I could also see this with wooden accessories, so I styled it with this bronze Sylca Necklace.  If you were interested in pattern mixing, a great opportunity to wear a patterned scarf with this dress would be lovely. I always picture this style with browns, rusts, yellow, or earthy type shades, but it is a neutral dress, so any color would work.

This style of dress, is the Megan, a 1940s short sleeve and full skirt style, it is one of my favorites. Karina has so many style and cuts that one would certainly find a dress to find their shape. I have always loved the fit of Karina dresses, and this one is no exception.What I love about Karina Dresses is that the sizing is consistant. I wear an XS in any of their dresses, so it makes shopping easy too.

These bronze leaf earrings were bought in Savannah about 7 years ago, when we first went. They were made by an artisan in one of their shops.  I love all of the bright tropical print bags, the flamingos, birds and other images that can take me to a tropical paradise ( in my mind)

Now, where is my Pina Colada?

As I mentioned, I am out of town visiting family, but the show will go on! Ill have the most clicked and pinterest pic next week, but will still enjoy seeing your spring looks! Its almost June!

Which is your favorite Karina dress style? 

Are you a fan of the Tropical or Safari Trend?

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Outfit details: Mango straw clutch, Love this tropical clutch,  c/o Karina dress Megan, Franco Sarto Sandals, c/o Sylca necklace

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  • clairejustine
    Posted at 04:47h, 07 June Reply

    Beautiful dress Jess, love the pattern. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 23:22h, 03 June Reply

    This dress nicely compliment your hair color. A great look. I also love the Karina Dresses. They are perfect for travel and there cuts are evergreens. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:45h, 03 June Reply

    Such a pretty + breezy dress! Love it, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Monika Styleworld
    Posted at 11:27h, 01 June Reply

    Hi Jess,
    yes I am a huge fan of tropical prints this season and I love your dress.You look great and I agree, this trend is hot this summer. I bought a tropical print top recently and maybe there is some more to come.

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 17:04h, 31 May Reply

    Jess!! Your clutch is ADORABLE!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 01 June Reply

      Thank you Sheila! I wanted a natural straw clutch and Mango came through 🙂 Now If I could find a quiet beach and fruity drink…

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 15:12h, 31 May Reply

    Hi Jess, I hope that you’re getting a bit of relief from the pain currently. Good for you to be so professional and carrying on with the blog regardless. I love this tropical dress on you and of course think this colourway is perfect for you. I’m very keen on those sandals too and could see myself wear these anytime.

    Hope you have a lovely break!
    Anna x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 01 June Reply

      Thank you Anna! I wanted to continue as still have a break too.. and I did which was nice. I could see you in these sandals too, and thank you for the well wishes. xx

  • Theresa Campbell
    Posted at 12:44h, 31 May Reply

    Have always loved tropical anything! Of course living in Florida helps. That print on that dress is lovely. Olive green a flattering color for you. I love the tribal inspired jewelry you added as well. The straw purse is adorable and perfect for summer. And those shoes are TDF!
    Enjoy the warm weather and hope you feel much better soon. I’m in Massachusetts now and it is in the 50s! Totally crazy for almost June.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 01 June Reply

      Hi Theresa! Me too, except Men’s “Hawaiin shirts”. hehe. The weather here has been crazy too,, very hot, then mild.. hope you get some sun soon. So glad you liked the way I styled it as I picture tropical pieces with browns and woods etc.. The shoes are very comfy! xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 10:54h, 31 May Reply

    The tropical print of the dress is fabulous on you Jess. I love your jewellery – those earrings look like real leaves! I hope you’re having a nice relaxing break 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 01 June Reply

      Thank you Emma! I am hoping to score a piece of jewelry when we go to Savannah, as I love to buy jewelry as a memory of the places I have been. xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 19:00h, 30 May Reply

    Dear Jess,
    You look gorgeous in the palm printed dress and straw bag! I hope you can kick bag and enjoy, i am so sorry that yo are flaring up with your EDS! Take it easy love ! stay cool!
    xx, Elle

    • Jessica
      Posted at 19:55h, 30 May Reply

      Elle, thank you dear friend. It’s just some withdrawal symptoms. I appreciate your kind words as always. I love the tropical prints! Xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 18:13h, 30 May Reply

    Jess, I am sad to hear that you are struggling with pain. You are such a trooper and you have been dealing with this for so long. Prayers your way for less pain. This dress is a stunner and I am seeing that palm print popping up all over. I love the color and the cut of your dress. You accessorized it perfectly with the bronze necklace and straw clutch and pretty sandals. You look the picture of the tropics! – Amy

    • Jessica
      Posted at 19:57h, 30 May Reply

      Amy, your caring and kind words mean so much! Thank you. Much is usual flares and also withdrawal​ from a med I’m getting off of. So glad you like the dress,it’s a favorite style of mine. Xx

  • valerie
    Posted at 14:25h, 30 May Reply

    I hope you feel better soon, mid age ailments are not fun. I ve been dealing with allergy break outs on my eyes, but am changing my diet and seems to be helping! You look beautiful in that dress~! love the print!


  • Adriele
    Posted at 12:43h, 30 May Reply

    The olive looks amazing on you, friend!!! Super cute and summery!!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 01 June Reply

      Thank you Adriele! I love most greens and am ready for the warm summer weather! xx

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:59h, 30 May Reply

    Love this whole look on you Jess! You always look fab in dresses and this one is no exception. Love the bag and the shoes too 🙂

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 11:20h, 30 May Reply

    The dress looks sensational with your coloring – and love the necklace and wedges! Gail x

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 11:18h, 30 May Reply

    Beautiful outfit Jess! I love olive green so this dress is perfect in my opinion. I hope that you’re feeling better and enjoying your time away. 🙂

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:55h, 30 May Reply

    I am sorry to hear you have been experiencing more pain. I hope you find some relief soon, Jess. Meanwhile, you look beautiful in this palm print olive dress and I really like your shoes! We also enjoy spending time out on the lake, and right now is a good time for it with these temps.

  • ivana split
    Posted at 10:39h, 30 May Reply

    what an amazing dress!!!!!

    you look dreamy<3


  • Joi @InMyJoi
    Posted at 10:36h, 30 May Reply

    Lovely & that clutch is perfection!

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 10:10h, 30 May Reply

    I hope you are feeling better soon! Your dress is lovely and the jewelry is so striking. I love it. Enjoy your vacation! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 10:04h, 30 May Reply

    Such a pretty dress, and I love your clutch!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Leelo
    Posted at 09:46h, 30 May Reply

    Great look! I love your dress and your clutch looks amazing!

  • ee0926
    Posted at 09:37h, 30 May Reply

    This dress/color is so gorgeous on you! That clutch is so amazing too!

    xx, Elise

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:13h, 30 May Reply

    Oh my – that clutch! SO cute for summer! Wish I would have seen this a few weeks ago so I could order it for my vacation next week. Sad!



  • Mica
    Posted at 09:10h, 30 May Reply

    That is a beautiful dress! I love the fun print, but still so wearable with that neutral olive 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great week! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Andrea
    Posted at 08:37h, 30 May Reply

    I love my Karina dress, and your newest dress is fabulous! The print, cut & colors are so pretty and work so well with your coloring! And you styled it perfectly with the straw bag, necklace & sandals! You look great!

    I’m so sorry that you are experiencing pain again. Get the rest you need and don’t worry about commenting, etc. Your health is more important than anything else!

    I hope you are able to enjoy your time with family!

  • Laura
    Posted at 08:33h, 30 May Reply

    That dress is so flattering on you! I love the fun leaf print!

  • jodie filogomo
    Posted at 08:15h, 30 May Reply

    You always have the funnest dresses, Jess!!
    Hopefully your feeling a little better on your vaca—it’s good to take some time off!

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 08:13h, 30 May Reply

    Wow, loving this cool safari look on you, Jess!

    Dawn Lucy

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:19h, 30 May Reply

    That dress is so pretty on you! Love the tropical print!

    Doused In Pink

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:19h, 30 May Reply

    Jess, this is magnificent! The olive color is so great on you. And I love all of your accessories. They are perfect with the tropical print on this fabulous dress. I am so sorry that you have been dealing with an increase in pain. I do hope your vacation has helped a little.


  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:13h, 30 May Reply

    You look spectacular Jess! The tropical vibes from this is so fun!!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:53h, 30 May Reply

    I’m a HUGE fan of the leafy designs that can be found everywhere at the moment – probably because I love trees and greenery! The dress is stunning on you and those earrings are absolutely gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

  • James Jill
    Posted at 04:42h, 30 May Reply

    The tropical print and colour of this dress really do spell Summer and days in the sun with a cocktail or two.Enjoy your family break Jess and many thanks for hosting.

  • Alexandra Baum
    Posted at 04:39h, 30 May Reply

    Such a great dress 🙂 I’m very in love with palm leaf prints.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • rachel
    Posted at 04:33h, 30 May Reply

    love the tropical print! Its the perfect colour too, you look so fab! xx

  • Coco
    Posted at 04:20h, 30 May Reply

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:38h, 30 May Reply

    I think I might have to try a Karina dress! I have seen several now and the designs are fabulous! This color and print is fantastic and I love it! And the earrings and necklace are very nice too! Always love leave earrings! I bought as a 14 year old, leave earrings in the UK and always had leave earrings since!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 01:45h, 30 May Reply

    That dress is gorgeous Jess, and I love the clutch bag. I will be popping over to Karina dresses!

  • Olga
    Posted at 01:43h, 30 May Reply

    Your styling is always interesting! I simply love the straw clutch!

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:38h, 30 May Reply

    A pretty tropical print seems so perfect as the weather warms up and your dress is fabulous. The color is fantastic on you and the style is very flattering. Thanks for sharing your marvelous style sense and for hosting. I hope that you’re having a wonderful time.


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