#Karina Gala Dress in Paisley - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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#Karina Gala Dress in Paisley


Morning Ladies

By now, you know I love prints. I am familiarly fond of florals, but pretty pleased with paisley. Ha!

Vintage looking florals are a favorite as it reminds me of a time gone by, but paisley is interesting to me as the colors blend together to create this unique pattern.

Karina Gala Dress


Vintage Moon boots

1928 earrrings


So, I love paisley, but just not fond of it in browns and yellows which would remind me of the 70s. I don’t begrudge anyone if they like 70s fashion, but it isn’t my thing. So, paisley, for me, if done in lovely colors is a print that can be lovely to wear. This dress, by Karina, the Gala dress, I became fond of right away because of the print , the style of a wrap dress, and the colors of oranges, yellow, blue and olive. I try and go with colors that work with my haircolor and skin tone, as well as dresses that would flatter my shape.

The wrap dress, made most popular by DVF, ( Diane Von Fustenburg), is wonderful for most body types, as it wraps and shows the wearers shape, in which I can accentuate my waist, or draw the eye to one of my favorite necklines, the sweetheart neckline. The great thing about this dress, is that I can dress it down with some casual flats or dress it up. You can read about Diane Von Fustenburg, HERE, as she is an icon in the fashion world. According to Wikipedia, “Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg (German: Diane Prinzessin zu Fürstenberg born 31 December 1946) is a Belgian-born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress

I decided to pair it with these really cool vintage congac boots. I bought these when we were in Asheville months ago for the Film Festival , at the Vintage Moon Boutique, and have yet to wear them. I thought the color would complement the dress well.

Next week I would like to bring up the topic of Resolutions for 2015. I don’t really think of them as resolutions but rather goals I would like to achieve for the year.

I hope you all have a great week,

Thats a “wrap” !!

Jess xo

Dress: Gala c/o Karina dresses, Boots: Vintage bought at The Vintage Moon Boutique in Asheville, Earrings  ( christmas gift: vintage inspired).

Linking up: Rachael the Hat, Style Elixer  Sat: Fashionista Momma

  • Jamie @Rubyslipperdiaries
    Posted at 07:23h, 16 January Reply

    These colors look really gorgeous on you Jess, very stunning!



  • Meghan
    Posted at 17:57h, 15 January Reply

    The colors in that paisley are so beautiful! I love them!

  • Michele
    Posted at 19:31h, 13 January Reply

    I love how the dress looks on you!!! Love the boots as well they are very stylish!

  • Scott
    Posted at 08:22h, 13 January Reply

    Love that pattern. It would look awesome as a men’s necktie!

  • Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    Posted at 18:53h, 12 January Reply

    Wrap dresses are certainly very flattering! I love this dress – the pattern, the style but most of all the colours! You look wonderful Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:30h, 12 January Reply

      thamks so much Lorna! you know I am thinking of you when I think of what colors to wear. Hope you are well, jess xx

  • Kelly Hutchinson
    Posted at 14:31h, 12 January Reply

    I love Karina dresses because they look and feel great and they are so easy to take care of. I love the sweater with it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:17h, 12 January Reply

      thanks so much Kelly! they are 🙂 have a great week, jess xx

  • way2goodlife
    Posted at 13:09h, 12 January Reply

    Such an adorable and I absolutely love the accents. The earrings are just incredibly cool looking and I am in love with the boots

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:19h, 12 January Reply

      Thanks so much! I loved the boots too, it was a great vintage find! jess xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 11:43h, 12 January Reply

    Beautiful Karina Gala, and beautiful you, Jess. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:44h, 12 January Reply

      Aww. thanks Patti, this was my first Gala dress, loved the colors. I am with you on the Rita,Love it and your namesake dress is a fav! Have a wonderful week, Patti! jess xx0

  • thriftyjinxy
    Posted at 11:32h, 12 January Reply

    That is such a cute dress. It looks perfect with that sweater!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:43h, 12 January Reply

      thanks so much! I loved the print , have a great week, jess xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 10:55h, 12 January Reply

    Gorgeous Karina Dress and Cardigan. Those earrings match perfectly, also. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:04h, 12 January Reply

      THanks Ada! glad you like the outfit, Have a great week, jess xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 04:46h, 12 January Reply

    You look wonderful, love these colours on you, goes so well with your hair, beautiful xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:23h, 12 January Reply

      Thanks so much!! Have a great week, jess xx

  • kelseybang
    Posted at 22:48h, 11 January Reply

    Such pretty colors. Great outfit and style.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 12 January Reply

      thanks so much! I loved the oranges and the rust. jess xx

  • Willfully Elegant
    Posted at 10:57h, 11 January Reply

    The dress is beautiful on you! Love the neckline and especially how beautiful you wore the cardi on it. You are totally rocking this outfit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:16h, 11 January Reply

      thanks so much. Happy 2015! best to you, jess xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:31h, 11 January Reply

      thanks so muxh! I wanted to show the sweetheart neckline, glad you like the print too, Best of health and happiness to you in 2015, jess xx

  • michelle
    Posted at 12:38h, 10 January Reply

    These colors compliment you wonderfully!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:54h, 10 January Reply

      thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 08:59h, 10 January Reply

    Beautiful dress, Jess! I love paisley too! So pretty on you and love the jewelry too. Perfect.
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Dawn 🙂 I really liked the colors in the dress. Have a great weekend, jess

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 18:43h, 09 January Reply

    I love paisley print but don’t wear much of it because it’s busy. This dress looks great on you and with those awesome boots.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 10 January Reply

      Thank you Alice, I love finding great vintage finds and these boots fit the bill! jess

  • Amy Ann
    Posted at 17:08h, 09 January Reply

    Those boots are so cool. I love the pattern of the dress too. Great look!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:22h, 09 January Reply

      Thanks Amy! I loved them soon as we went into the shp, hsve a great weekend, jess

  • Shauna
    Posted at 16:37h, 09 January Reply

    Cute way to end the post 🙂 Beautiful color on you, and those boots are so unique. Have a wonderful weekend! -xx



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:21h, 09 January Reply

      thanks Shauna, I try! Glad you like those ane enjoy the weekend, jess

  • Eni
    Posted at 16:35h, 09 January Reply

    Hi Jess and thank you for your visit! Congratulations for print of your dress…I like it very much (color too)!! Now I have started following you alson on Instagram? Do you follow me back? Have a nice day, kisses,


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:21h, 09 January Reply

      Thanks Eni, will look for you on INstagram and follow

  • Johanna
    Posted at 16:16h, 09 January Reply

    Those boots are killer! What a cool find!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:20h, 09 January Reply

      thanks Johanna! I try and find some interesting things!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 15:27h, 09 January Reply

    So gorgeous! Love the paisley print and those boots are so fun! Have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Marjorie Wright
    Posted at 14:23h, 09 January Reply

    The dress looks great on you and I love the boots with the dress!! Another winner in my book!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:34h, 09 January Reply

      thank you Marge, glad you like the outfit, got the boots in Asheville! jess xx

  • Blaire Bingham
    Posted at 13:57h, 09 January Reply

    The print on this dress is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:33h, 09 January Reply

      thank you, that is why I chose this one 🙂 jess xx

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