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Ruby: A Different Kind of Gem

 

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Morning Ladies,

It seems to be there is an awful lot of me discussing jewel tones or gem stones. Perhaps it is just my subconscious telling me something. Rubies are one of my favorite stones, as it is my birthstone. I was born in July. However, the Ruby, in which I am referring is a Karina Dress, named the Ruby and I find it equally a gem.

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^ Kitten heel , exciting for me, even though the are 1 inch! 🙂

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 Karina Dresses, whom I have featured on my site many times, are such lovely dresses, and Made in the USA. I have tried the Audrey, named after Audrey Hepburn, The Megan, whose vintage 40s style with short sleeves and full skirt is a favorite of mine, and this dress, the Ruby,  I absolutely adore the faux wrap style, the little floral pattern with a touch of baby blue, copper, and light brown colors.  I saw many potentials to wear this and style it in various ways. I love vintage style clothes, and Karina really fits the bill, and is such my style. I adorned this dress with other vintage looking pieces, such as my feather and tweed brooch, and my copper brown necklace.

We went with my hubby and his dad who was visiting to attend  the Nascar Race, here in Charlotte, and also spend some time with us. We took him to Childress Vineyards, one of our favorite Vineyards and wineries here in NC. The day was grey and rainy, so most of the pictures were inside or undercover. My hubby ( my photographer) bought a new flash for the use of my blog, and especially when the colder, darker days approach. Sorry we did not get pictures of the food at the Bistro, but it was too delicious and I was too hungry to wait! I had the grouper with mushroom risotto, butternut squash, and cornbread, with a delicious Red blend wine.

I chose this dress as I just love the style, and the wrap dress is something I have wanted to add more of to my closet As you know, I love florals, and this small floral pattern was just perfect for cool fall months, with the tiny brown flowers I will later pair with a rust cardigan and perhaps some knee high boots. I really enjoy wearing the Karina dresses as I am not a fan of ironing ( who is?) and they are as comfortable as pajamas ! ( a win win in my book!) Lastly, another pair of KITTEN heels, ( a one inch heel) I just had to buy from Poshmark, as I loved the scalloped detail on the sides, the ribbon, and the small bow. It is quite exciting for me, after many years to be able to wear even a small heel.

On one other small note, if you would like a chance at the Karina Dress Giveaway, click HERE for your chance.

Have a Great Day!!

jess xo

Dress: Ruby, Karina Dress , Kitten heel ( Poshmark, see my closet on sidebar), Necklace and Earrings: 1928 ( older), Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff ( tan no longer sold)

Linking up with: Still Being Molly, Dc In Style, Manic Monday

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76 Comments

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    Jenny @ stuff-i-love.com
    October 15, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Pretty dress!

    Jenny
    http://www.stuff-i-love.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Thank you Jenny! Have a great day, jess xx

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    Red Reticule
    October 15, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Your floral wrap dress is so easy, effortless yet super ladylike! It looks very flattering on you. You look elegant and always.
    Red Reticule

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thank you! I feel the same about how you dress! I loved the pattern and the comfort~ jess xx

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    KizzyDoll
    October 15, 2014 at 4:32 am

    You look amazing!! Love this look. Rubies are stunning, I like them too. I love sapphires as it’s my birth stone. I would much rather have sapphires and rubies than diamonds really. Stunning you are 🙂 xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Kizzy! I love vintage looking dresses and Karina’s are so me!! Glad you like it too, and saphires are gorgeous! Have a great week, jess xx

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    Janise
    October 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

    What a beautiful dress, Audrey. I love your necklace!

    xo,
    Janise

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

      I think you mean, Jess. lol, thanks you, glad you like the outfit! jess xx

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    Laura
    October 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    What an amazing dress! I love the style on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you! This is my favorite style as well of the Karina dresses. Have a great week, jess xx

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    Leanne
    October 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Beautiful dress and I love the shoes!

    Leanne,
    http://www.classyyettrendy.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you Leanne, the shoes were a steal from Poshmark! Thanks for stopping by, jess xx

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    Jennie
    October 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Such a beautiful dress and perfect for autumn! These colors look wonderful on you, Jess,

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    cassidl
    October 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    The colours in this dress are perfect on you. Great setting as well. Noticed the heels, that is a bit of a change. I admire how you can make flats work so well with all of your outfits.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Linda, well I have been wearing a kitten heel ( the best I can dowith my illness) but unless my hubby takes a pic from the side you dont always see that they are kitten heels :-)) I wear a bit of both, kitten heel, flats, and now boot season. But even with boots, they are 1-1.5 inches in height. Glad you like the dress! Have a great week! jess xx

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    claire
    October 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    So feminine! Classy chic!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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    Beata B
    October 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Gorgeous dress on you ! Love it 🙂

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      thanks so much Beata, hope you are doing well. jess xx

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    Monica Roese (GlamVolution)
    October 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Gorgeous! You always look perfect in a Karina dress!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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    Dana
    October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Hello my dear,
    thanks a lot for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.. I was very happy to read you again! <3
    I´ve written a comment already today but there must be something going wrong because it doesn´t appear here. Will try it again! 🙂
    I LOVE your wrap dress, love the beautiful pattern on black ground, it makes a wonderful figure! But you already have a figure like a model dear Jess!! 😉
    Love also the cute shoes and the soft pink lipstick and these gorgeous little earrings! 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Aww Dana, you are too sweet! I will visit more often, dont know what happened with BL. I love this dress too, and that you for saying so about my figure.I have been happy to wear a little heel again! Again, thank you for your lovely comments, and will be by more often! 🙂 jess Enjoy your week, Dana.

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    weshopinheelss
    October 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I have been loving dark florals for Fall lately! Great dress you got here Jess!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Thanks hon! i LOVE the wrap style and the colors in the florals are very me. Have a great day !! jess xx

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    Ashley
    October 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Great wrap dress, Jess! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Thank Ash! It is one of my favorites. Happy Tues to you! jess xx

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    aaarnold
    October 14, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Love the dark floral for fall!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    Ada
    October 14, 2014 at 5:00 am

    WOW JESS!! That dress is absolutely gorgeous. It is such a classic piece – I love it. You chose the perfect necklace and brooch for it. =)

    One of your very best, Jess!!

    Take Care, Ada. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Thanks very much Ada, THIS is my style ! Glad you like it, I will go for the Ruby again with Karina. jess xx

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    Yvonne
    October 14, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I LOVE your hair color. It’s so vibrant and contrasts so well with your skin tone! I think some people don’t give enough attention to their hair, which sometimes can be the greatest accessory to an outfit!

    Dear Sunny Vintage

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thanks so much Yvonne! I like my red hair, and try the best I can to take care of it. You are so right! jess xx

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    Carylee
    October 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Gorgeous dress on you! The print and fit are perfect!

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    Carrie
    October 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Jess, you just look fabulous in dresses and this one definitely fits you well. I do really like the necklace you paired with it in the photos – just very pretty. Hoping to see you in boots with this dress as well. Hope you’re having a great day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Thank you Carrie, I love these Karina dresses and dresse in general are very comfy for me. I will wear some boots with it soon as the weather changes. I have some OTK boots on my wishlist. Hsve a great day too, jess xx

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    Amber
    October 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful dress, Jess! The pattern is so pretty.

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

      Thank you! Yes, a nice week so far, hope you are as well. jess xx

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    garaytreasures
    October 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Cute dress, and I love the way you styled it. Sounds like a splendid time with your hubby and father in law. I am inviting you to link up to my “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up tomorrow on my blog. You can link up anything, I will feature my favorite 5 when it is I
    Over and yours could be the next. Much blog love, Rachel xo

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 14, 2014 at 8:15 am

      That is very sweet of you, thank you!! Glad you like the outfit.Will check out your blog today… Jess xx

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    Claire
    October 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    You are the cutest!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Claire! Have a great week! jess xo

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    Lorna Mai (@LornaMaiLtd)
    October 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I love this dress Jess. The style is so flattering on you and the pattern and colours are so on trend and fab for Autumn. Thanks for the tweets the other day, I had a fab weekend thanks. In answer to your question, I never talk about my health condition on the blog, it’s just I know you live with chronic health issues too so I thought I would mention it. I hope you’re doing well this week.

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      I understand. I am feeling better. I didn’t mean to pry, and hope you have many good days ahead. Glad you love the dress! jess xx

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    Maggie Dallospedale
    October 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    You look awesome
    Kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    October 13, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    All of the dress that you’ve featured has been so pretty on you – it’s like this brand is made for you!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Aww. Thanks so much Alice, I am a big fan f this one, the Ruby, jess xx

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    carmen
    October 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    What a gorgeous autumnal look Jess, suits you so well; the colors, the style and of course your crown of glory, that beautiful hair! Lovely jewellery and I’m happy you can wear your kitten heels. 🙂

    Have a fashionable week my dear!

    ♥ carmen

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks so mucxh Carmen, I loved this wrap style there will be more in my future!! You too!! xo jess

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    Darcy
    October 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This dress is gorgeous!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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    Daisy @ Simplicity Relished
    October 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Ooh that dress is autumn in one outfit! It’s so pretty with your red hair– I love it!
    Simplicity Relished

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Thank you so much! I love wrap dresses. jess xx

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    Shannon
    October 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous!! Love that dress! It’s so flattering and the print is so pretty and perfect for fall! Love!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:36 am

      THank you! Looks like I could use some more wrap dresses again. 🙂 jess xx

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    Cate @ Wild Ruffle
    October 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Oh, that dress is so flattering. And the wrap style never goes out, does it?

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Thank you Cate! This is my favorite one so far, I love the wrap and the comfort. You are so right! Jess xx

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    Lady of Style
    October 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Perfect dress for the season, Jess! The floral print in those darker colours are really beautiful and your necklace is so lovely with it. Nice to see you in those kitten heels. Are you ok and can you wear them now on a regular basis?

    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Hi Annette!
      I will certainly get more Rubys from Karina. Love the style and it is so comfortable. I seem to be able to wear a one inch heel where my muscles are compensating. I try not to do much more than that. I wear them when we go out to eat, where we are sitting. I wouldnt wear them walking around for awhile.
      Thanks so much for asking. Jess xx

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    fizzandfrosting
    October 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This dress is so beautiful on you! I love the darker floral print!

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

      I love florals so this and and the wrap sealed the deal! jess xx

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    Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz
    October 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Love your dress!!

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    Royal Wang
    October 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Hey, dear friend, your dress is so stunning. And i am glad that i find your blog. can we follw each other? Let me know.

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thank you! Glad you like the dress, jess

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    Stephanie
    October 13, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Jessica, I love the dress! It’s beautiful and you look fabulous in it! The jewelry is a perfect touch!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog, I appreciate it! 🙂
    -Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie, this Karina dress is my favorite. ENjoy your week, xx jess

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    aasolheid
    October 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Beautiful dress, love the colors:) Have a wonderful day!

    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

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    plutrell
    October 13, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I love jewel tones! This is a beautiful print and looks lovely on you!

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    Alex
    October 13, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I absolutely adore wrap dresses, ,so this would probably be my first pick. Love the delicate flower print and how it is such a similar color to your hair.

    Alex – Funky JungleInstagram

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      Jess Jannenga
      October 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Thank you Alex! This is my first wrap dress by Karina and I think it is my fav of the bunch. Have a great day, jess xx

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