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Karina Dresses – The All Work, All Play Collection


Morning friends!

Today I am featuring a red dress from the Karina Dresses Collection “All Work, All Play Collection.” There were several prints that caught my eye, but you know Iove color, and who doesn’t love a little red dress? I loved this red print with black and white floral print.  I love this phrase instead of the All Work and No Play phrase that I just can’t relate to.  Let’s face is All work and No play makes Jess a very dull girl! It’s always good to have balance in life.

The Weekend

My hubby said to me over the weekend, “Be careful what you wish for.” Well, the weather was actually crisp and cold when I woke up this morning. Jess is a happy camper! . We went to see “First Man” after just seeing ‘A Star is Born” last weekend.  Great films! The preview of the movie,” Vice” with an unrecognizable Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney, looks interesting, but you wouldn’t know it was him! Boy, I had such a crush on Christian Bale, especially the “American Psycho” Bale. You know what I mean, ladies!

Karina Print – Happy Hour

Here in NC, there is no such thing as “Happy Hour.” It is against the law. However, the way around that, is that restaurants and bars just have all day drink Specials. And that works. Hubby and I enjoy our regular haunts, “Corkscrew” and “The Cottage” as we are often greeted like Norm was in Cheers. “Jess, Roy”! These places make us feel like family and are laid back and comfortable.

Speaking of laid back and comfortable, Karina Dresses are just that. There is no ironing involved! They are Made in the USA, and you know I am a big fan. Here are just a few of their Fall patterns in these posts: Autumn in New York.  and Karina Dress in Taos Teal.

Karina dresses has so many different cuts of dresses, they are great for everybody. I am also a fan of this print called Coffee Break!

Also, what I love about Karina dresses is that they are consistent in size. I wear an XS ( 0-4) in all of their dresses, no matter the style. That is some easy shopping!

Pattern Mixing

Today, with my look, I decided to do some pattern mixing for the “play” – or evening out look. A bit more adventurous, I mixed my snow leopard print with grey, white and black, with the red, white and black of the printed dress. I love fishnet stockings and socks,( I think you might have noticed! ) and wore them with my MANGO pointed black booties. I added some vintage touches with my dragonfly pin and red necklace.

These dresses would be perfect for work. If only I had them when I taught, they would have been the best thing to wear to the classroom. Stylish, no ironing, and one and done look. For work, I wore the dress, as is, and a pair of red croc textured strappy block heels from ZARA. I could have easily have worn this look as a music teacher. For added layers, I would add a blazer or cardigan. I have coming a few long cardigans as well that would look lovely with this dress.

Check out the collection of Karina Dresses “All Work, All Play.”

This is my other favorite print –

c/o This dress was gifted to me from Karina Dresses. All thoughts are truthful and my own.


Dress, Happy Hour print in Ruby c/o Karina Dresses

Snow Leopard shrug – Banana Republic via Poshmark

Jewelry- vintage brooch and necklace

Booties – MANGO ( last year, like these- Jambu Rimini) 20% off code using JESS20

Zara bag via Poshmark love this

JOIN ME TOMORROW FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY! ( there will be more pattern mixing involved!)

Have a great day!


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  • donnadoesdresses
    Posted at 02:24h, 03 November Reply

    This is such a beautiful look on you! I love the colours with your long red hair. That dress is perfect on your great figure and the booties are delightful!! Thank you for sharing! @donnadoesdresses🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 06:26h, 31 October Reply

    Great look Jess. Love your red dress and boots with fishnet socks 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great week and we hope to see you soon!

  • kixa
    Posted at 10:31h, 27 October Reply

    I really like floral print dress. Wearing this style of clothes in the autumn days, how beautiful…

  • Nicole at High Latitude Style
    Posted at 00:24h, 19 October Reply

    You look stunning in this Karina dress. The bag is perfect with it! Thanks for sharing your great outfit at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 15:43h, 15 October Reply

    What a bright, cheery outfit, just right for cold, misty autumn days. Thanks for sharing Jess. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Lisa
    Posted at 15:35h, 15 October Reply

    You are getting me hooked on liking the fishnet socks with booties. I love the look.

    • Jessica A Jannenga
      Posted at 16:25h, 15 October Reply

      Thank you Lisa! Now I need a beige pair to wear with some neutrals. Give it a try 🙂 I’m hoping to do the sock a d heel Combo too. Xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 10:57h, 15 October Reply

    You look amazing in this Jess. The addition of the leopard is brilliant.
    And no happy hour…how interesting. Of course getting around it is a little funny….

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:07h, 15 October Reply

      Thank you Jodie. Glad you like the leopard print, it was fun to style and I have been interested in doing more pattern mixing. I know, yes! wine is fine, anytime! xx

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 10:30h, 15 October Reply

    Your pattern mixing here Jess has knocked it out the park! That gorgeous dress and little leopard jacket are amazing together. You look fabulous!! xx Maria

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 15 October Reply

      Thanks so much Maria! I am enjoying trying new things. ! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:31h, 15 October Reply

    What? No Happy Hour in NC? Oh man, that’s my favorite hour of the day! I love how you styled this dress with the booties, great way to show it in a more fun, playful way. I love those fishnet socks!
    I still haven’t seen A Star is Born! Maybe next weekend, who knows!
    You look gorgeous Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 15 October Reply

      I know! But instead they can have drink specials all day> I enjoy going out in the early afternoon and getting a glass of vino! Yes, I thought I would show the work and play versions and wear it with booties for play! I love my booties 🙂 Thanks so much! Yes, I bet you will love the movie. xx

  • Mira Tolvanen
    Posted at 07:24h, 15 October Reply

    Looks lovely! I love the dress! 🙂

    Mira Audrey’s

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