My Refined Style Linkup #13- My Collaboration with Karina Dresses- Cobalt Blue with The Trudy Style+GIVEAWAY - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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My Refined Style Linkup #13- My Collaboration with Karina Dresses- Cobalt Blue with The Trudy Style+GIVEAWAY


Hello Ladies

I want to tell you also that there is a great GIVEAWAY that I am a part of, along with other fashion bloggers, that will be LIVE at 4 AM EST. SO please come back and enter ! 🙂, Here we are another month, another My Refined Style Linkup! I hope you enjoyed the last post where we shared what makes up our Refined Style. I hope that I imparted how much I love color in my wardrobe. There was a time when I wore all black. ( Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) However, I always knew how much color affected me and how certain colors looked better with my skin tone. One such color I do not have much of in my closet, is Cobalt Blue. I don’t know why! However, as a jewel tone, it is one I am looking to add. Cobalt and Navy blue are also shown as colors for Fall, amongst the Spicy Mustard, Lush Meadow, Airy Blues and Potter’s Clay, to name a few. ** Image from Fashionisers***

There are many options to layer this dress in the colder months, with any of those aforementioned colors. Pairing navy and cobalt, mustard/cobalt, Lush Meadow ( which is like an emerald) with cobalt, all would look fantastic. Again, the weather is not there yet for me to do so much layering, but you will see this dress again! I will be taking this on our trip to Taos, which I will tell you about in the next post, as it won’t wrinkle and would make for a lovely dress for a lunch outing.

For this collaboration with Karina Dresses, I knew I wanted to try the Trudy Style. I love the bodice on this dress, and how it seems to accentuate the waist.

I am one of the inverted triangle shapes , as i have slightly broader shoulders and more narrow on the way down. Karina dresses provides you with a description of your shape, if you are wondering what dress might best fit you. If you click on the Karina dresses banner on the side, I am an Affiliate and would make a small commision for the website if you purchase. Here are some great FALL STYLES, and check out the FIT GUIDE. 


I have a collection of Karina Dresses and I do love the fit! With the retro styling and vibe of the dress, I had to take out my  vintage brooches and  add a modern touch with my black leather  booties. Now, if only I could style my hair in Vintage Rolls!




Outfit details: Trudy Dress : c/o Karina Dresses,  Black booties ( Mango last yr, sim)and Clutch Tressje

Vintage brooch Etsy

  • Dress Gifted to me by Karina Dresses. As always, my opinions are honest and trutthful ***

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  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 08:06h, 10 October Reply

    You look stunning in blue! Such a pretty dress and I’m loving your choker!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:04h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you Jill! I honestly dont have much cobalt in my closet, but I may have to look! xx

  • bella lauren
    Posted at 07:34h, 10 October Reply

    I just love this blue vintage dress.This blue and clack combination is really cool.I adore this outfit.You look gorgeous

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:58h, 10 October Reply

      Thanks so much. i also have a black block heel I would wear with some textured tights. I appreciate your comments! x

  • kathrineeldridge1
    Posted at 16:46h, 09 October Reply

    I love the fit of this dress on you! So classic and chic! Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors.

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

      Hi Kathrine! Thanks very much. Karina dresses have a great fit! I dont have much cobalt, and wanted to try it. Glad I did.Enjoy your week! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 21:35h, 08 October Reply

    Jess, this color is absolutely stunning on you. Love the cut of the dress. So pretty! – Amy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:07h, 10 October Reply

      Hi Amy! Thanks very much. I do love the fit of the Karina dresses i have. I appreciate it, I dont have much cobalt in my closet 🙂 xx

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 19:56h, 07 October Reply

    Looking GORGEOUS in your Karina! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Nicole
    Posted at 17:10h, 07 October Reply

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your dress calls my name. I am crazy for wrap tops, blue colors and polka dots. You look awesome in blue with your red curls. Pretty woman.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 18:33h, 06 October Reply

    You look fabulous in cobalt blue, Jess! The dress is gorgeous and fits you so well. I love that you styled it with the booties – great look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:45h, 06 October Reply

      Hi Andrea! As always I appreciate your comments. I dont have much cobalt blue, I might have to add some more to my closet . thanks again! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 17:44h, 06 October Reply

    Gorgeous blue dress Jess, Love the pearl choker and the cool black boots to add a nice edge!
    You look fabulous!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 22:47h, 06 October Reply

      Hi Elle! Thanks very much! I am on a boot hunt and enjoy starting to wear some from my closet finally! It seems I need to add more cobalt to the closet. xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:08h, 06 October Reply

    Well, I’m going to have to be a bad friend and say that you definitely need to go shopping for some more cobalt blue—it looks amazing on you Jess!!
    And I love how you added in the brooch on the side—so unexpected and fun!
    The boots are perfect too—it takes the femininity of the dress & pearls and creates a little dichotomy!!
    Definitely a winner!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:32h, 06 October Reply

      Haha! So funny. I read the first few words and thought, ah-oh, Jodie doesnt like my outfit! Hehe. Thank you! I know, I don’t know why I dont gravitate toward it, but I do really like it. I wil lhave to add some more items here and there in cobalt. Its what my mom said too. Yes, I would have worn my black block heels with this, but thought I would change it up with some fun fall booties. xx thx Jodie!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:43h, 06 October Reply

    Jess…COBALT BLUE CUTIE!!!! I adore this dress, it is so you!! You look like an angel!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:33h, 06 October Reply

      Thank you Andrea! 🙂 Sweet of you to say! Karina makes great fitting dresses. I suppose I need more cobalt! xx

  • Noma M
    Posted at 04:12h, 06 October Reply

    I need that choker it’s so gorgeous! You look fab.

    XoXo Noma

  • Rena
    Posted at 02:55h, 06 October Reply

    Jess, I love the combo of blue and black which looks fabulous on you, BTW. The style of that dress is so flattering on you and your choice of accessories was perfect. You have a great “refined style”. Thanks for hosting.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:34h, 06 October Reply

      Hi Rena ! Thanks very much. It is one of the colors that is showing on the runway, and navy and black with it, which I suppose many people dont pair. I appreciate your comment. I do like the cut of this style. Have a great weekend! xx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 01:29h, 06 October Reply

    Beautiful blue dress Jess. I can’t even tell your arm is swollen as it is slim and slender as always but I’m glad you are ok after being stung by a bee, the allergy can be pretty serious.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 06 October Reply

      Thank you Sheree! I will be layering it in the fall, it is getting chillier. Thank you regarding the bee sting. I know, it is the pits, the swelling has gone down. XX

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