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Karina Dresses – The Ruby in Sapphire Blue

Yes, I am wearing blue, lots of it! Teal, navy, periwinkle and varied blue tones make upย  this pretty pattern by Karina Dresses. I do own some teal, aqua and navy tops as well as a couple of dresses in blue, don’t ask me why I don’t gravitate to it as much as other colors. The pattern is very eye catching and looks even better in person. Karina Dresses is one of my favorite companies and continue to enjoy collaborating with them on their easy to wear, wrinkle free styles!

This is the time of year, many people may be looking to get away, the winter months dragging a bit, and a change of scenery is always nice. When you think of the color blue, what feelings does it evoke, emotions? I often think of the sea and the sky, which bring me peace. My mom can attest to my love of water, enjoying the ocean on trips and family vacations. When thinking of Spring, some of my favorite flowers are blue- bluebells and hydrangeas.

Speaking of travel-Enter Karina dresses. I have taken many in my suitcase, as you can roll them up and they won’t wrinkle! I styled this dress with one of my favorite mesh metal blue and silver cuffs, and a bright blue toned vintage brooch. Brooches go hand in hand with the vintage inspired styles from Karina.

This is one of the new patterns on Karina Dresses site. This dress is the Ruby, which you have seen on me in these posts, however, this dress is sleeveless. If you don’t want sleeveless, another option is to wear a blouse or tee underneath, or a cardi or jean jacket over top of the dress. Easy! They are also Made in the USA. I thought this textured rose chiffon cardigan would be the perfect piece to layer on top of the dress, even though it was 74 when we took this pic!

I’m wearing some baubles from BaubleBar for Target. I needed a pick me up and bought a couple pairs of earrings from this line that day. My irredescent blue shoes get a fair amount of wear, as the shine and caged style caught my eye when I bought them on ASOS a few years ago. Add a white bucket bag via Zara, and I’m on the way out the door!

Do check out Karina Dresses Moody Blue Collection.

This is a collection with various blue dresses, periwinkle blue, vibrant cobalt and blue prints, you will love them! If you are looking for a dress with sleeves, this print I am wearing comes in the Nora, which has pockets! It also comes in the Megan, with 3/4 sleeves and the Katharine with a higher collar, tie waist and cap sleeves, all are lovely!

If you love the faux wrap style of the Ruby, do check out the 3/4 sleeve Paisley Pink Dress post

Do you have much blue in your closet? Which style of Karina Dress would you choose for yourself?

This dress was gifted to my by Karina dresses. All opinions are truthful and my own.

Let the warmer weather begin!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jess xo



Sapphire Blue dress c/o Karina Dresses

Shoes- ASOS ( yrs old, these are cute)

Bag- ZARA – this bag is pretty ( circle bag


earrings-Baublebar for Target



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  • Reply
    Moon Princess
    March 5, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Oh, I love you Karina dresses ruby sapphire blue, very cute and feminine! ๐Ÿ˜

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 27, 2018 at 2:27 am

    The dress is so pretty on you Jess! I love the details. The shoes and cardigan are both fabulous too. Great look! x

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you Maria! It was nice to add a beautiful blue print to my closet, as I don’t have as much blue as other colors. xx

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    Claire justine
    February 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Love this whole look Jess. First I thought how lovely your dress was, then your shoes, then your cardigan! Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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    February 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I love the KARINA DRESSES and I’d love to collaborate with them one day since I am such a dress wearer. You and Dawn Lucy always style these dresses beautifully! Love the print on this, the style and that it is sleeveless. It is funny that you are wearing so much blue because I did the same on my post today. I have been gravitated to blue florals a lot, lately. Come check out the post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you for joining my Thursday Moda linkup on Thursdays. Also, starting this upcoming Sunday on March 4th I will be running a monthly style linkup which will go on the first Sunday of each month. Come join it and share your awesome style. Thanks, Ada. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you Ada! I could see you in Karina! i will be popping by this week. So glad you like the dress, you know I am a big fan of Karina.. and the blue was something different. xx

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    February 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Love this new print, and the Ruby suits you beautifully, Jess. Perfectly accessorized too, and looking so Spring. Thanks for linking up, xo


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      Jess Jannenga
      February 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Hi Patti! Thank you, I wanted to add some new blue shades to my closet and my fav is the Ruby. I think I am going for the Katarine next! I am looking forward to Spring as well..! xx

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    February 25, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? ๐Ÿ™‚



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    February 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Of course I love this dress on you Jess! The pattern is perfect and I do love the dominant color of blue. It is my favorite as well. The brooch is very beautiful, and I adore your appliquรฉd cardigan sweater! Iโ€™m going on vacation for a few days so I will miss your blog for a bit , but I will be back !

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Thank you Elle! You know I have a bit of a collection of karina dresses. I thought I would add this print as I loved all of the blue tones in it. The brooch is one of my favorites too. Enjoy your trip Elle! xx

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    February 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Love the dress and your shoes!
    The dress is a perfect transition dress because of the darker blues but navy is really trending right now!
    Iโ€™m spending my Saturday sitting on my terrace playing catch up on my social media accounts while enjoying the warm weather in Atlanta !

    Happy warmer weather!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you Robin!
      Sounds like a nice afternoon! I enjoy sitting on our deck when the weather is nice to do blog work… etc, just enjoying being outside. Glad it has warmed up some. i don’t own a lot of blue in my closet, so I chose this deign for all of the blue.. I’ll either wear this with my denim jacket or a white jacket for the Spring too. Enjoy the weekend! xx

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    Via B Design
    February 24, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Lovely dress, I just checked out the Karina website and love how they use regular people as the models.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you ! I do love that as well, and Karina Dresses makes many styles and cuts for any body type as well. x

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    Cheryl Tucker
    February 23, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I love that dress! It has such pretty colors but then I love all the same colors as you. I love that this dress can transition from season to season just with jackets and sweaters! Happy weekend!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Yes Cheryl! you look great in blues hues with your blonde hair.. i could see you in this dress. I will be wearing it next with one of my blue moto jackets. xx

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    Amy Christensen
    February 23, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    What a beautiful dress for summer. I love that it has so many shades of blue. I also love the side ruching. Your pin is so pretty. You look great. Have a great weekend. – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Thank you Amy! i forget about this pin, as I sometimes have it pinned on a jacket in my closet and forget about it. enjoy your weekend too! xx

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    Rosemary Davis
    February 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Jess, you look amazing as always! Iโ€™ve been thinking that I want to incorporate more blue into my spring and summer outfits. I love this blue dress๐Ÿ’ž

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 24, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Thank you Rosemary! the blue print on this dress is quite vibrant! xx

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    February 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Well, I’m so happy you aren’t in the neighbor’s yard, lol! Jess, forgive my sense of humor I can’t stop myself sometimes. Anyhow, you are a vision of loveliness in this dress, the blue shades suit your coloring! I have one Karina dress I won when Patti used to do the weekly drawings. I was so excited! It is so pretty but I don’t wear it that much and I really should. In my mind I think of it as a special occasion dress, crazy!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      No Kellyann! I laughed at what you wrote, if I didn’t laugh I would lose my mind sometimes! Yes, you need to style that Karina dress sometime, they are easy to wear and so comfy! I have a bit of a collection from collaborating with them for several years now.. and the fact that they dont wrinkle is great.. ( i dont do much ironing!) enjoy your weekend too! xx

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 23, 2018 at 10:04 am

    That is such a gorgeous dress, and I love all the blue colors! The shoes are my favorite!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Laura! I loved the teals and darker blues. These are my one pair of blue shoes, but i thought the cage style and irridescent were so cool! xx

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    February 23, 2018 at 9:11 am

    You always look so fabulous in dresses, Jess! And this one is no exception. And your accessories are always my favorites!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Thank you Jodie! I had to search for this blue brooch, I love the colors. i could see you wearing Karina dresses too! xx

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    February 23, 2018 at 2:56 am

    I really really love the Karina dresses! I am going to look for one to order but I am afraid I can t choose!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Nancy! You would look great in a Karina dress. I love many of their styles, the Ruby is among my favorite as a faux wrap. If you like pockets, the Nora is great. Go for a floral or unique print! xx

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