The Ruby Karina Dress in Plum and Pantone’s Color of the Year - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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The Ruby Karina Dress in Plum and Pantone’s Color of the Year


Morning Ladies!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was busy with more decorating, and my plan to take pictures of us ( me, my hubby, Gibby and Truffles, all in our “Ugly’ sweaters!) So, do stay tuned for that post. The pup’s sweaters are more “cute’ than ugly, but if you have seen the recent batch at Target for pups, they do live up to the name, woah!

Today I have styled one of my favorite style of Karina Dress, the RUBY. I love the 3/4 sleeves and the faux wrap style. This is so flattering on all figures and of course I went for the jewel tone-rich plum. Jewel tones are really great to wear any time of year, but i love them for the Holidays. Reds, Golds, Emerald.. You know i love rich colors!

Karina Dresses are so comfortable, they offer styles for every body type, and I always pack them for travel. Soon, we will be headed to Harleysville, near Philly, and i know I will pack one or two dresses as there is no ironing involved! I will be sharing some of our Holiday festivities on the blog and INSTAGRAM.

I have added my favorite purple vintage brooch, vintage earings, and a teal vintage inspired necklace. My little jacquard floral bag adds some additional color and texture. I am also wearing some patterned tights as i love to do this time of year. For some faux-fur fun, and because leopard has become an obsession as of late, I am wearing my cropped leopard jacket I bought on Poshmark. I have this style and a swing coat in leopard.

Just FYI, the Color of the Year for Pantone 2018 is ULTRA VIOLET, OR PURPLE!  so, it looked like I was “ahead of the game” without knowing it! I chose this color as I do love this rich shade, but at the time wasn’t aware of the Pantone choice for the year. I will be doing a seperate post on this color after the New Year.

Have you tried Karina Dresses? Check out their HOLIDAY COLLECTION! 

Are you a fan of the Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018? Do you prefer it over “Greenery”? from this year? More on this topic after the holidays! 

Outfit details

Karina Dress , c/o Ruby style, in PLUM   * This dress was gifted to me by Karina dresses. All opinions are my own and truthful.

Rockport shoes- total motion pump

Zara bag ( last yr)

Jewelry from Etsy- , brooch, earrings

Necklace-local shop yrs old.

Leopard cropped jacket. Bought on Poshmark for $60!


Have a great day,

Jess xo

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  • terrigardner1
    Posted at 14:36h, 11 January Reply

    Oh Jess, I remember seeing this jacket and bag on your Instagram. I love both of them so much. I think that will be on of my style challenges for 2018-to get a type of leopard jacket. Thank you for linking up. You always have such brilliant ideas about combining new with 2nd Loved. xox Terri

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:42h, 11 January Reply

      Thanks so much Terri! I would certainly suggest Poshmark to buy yourself a leopard jacket.I bought 2 on there. This short jacket and a slightly heavier faux fur leopard swing coat.I do use the bag quite frequently too! xx

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 23:23h, 15 December Reply

    You look stunning in purple. I love the Karina dresses. They are so easy to care for and look always posh. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:05h, 16 December Reply

      Nicole, i am a big fan! The sizing is always spot on and I love the fit. The Katherine and Ruby are my favorites. xx

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 14:11h, 14 December Reply

    This is such a beautiful colour Jess! I love the jewellery you’ve chosen, and your jacket and bag are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 11:54h, 13 December Reply

    You look stunning in this dress! I am so excited about this color for 2018! It is new and different and in my favorite color family, jewels!
    Have a great day! Cheryl

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 14 December Reply

      Thank you Cheryl! I know i agree, jewel tones! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:40h, 12 December Reply

    That purple is so pretty on you! I love your Zara bag too – I have a thing for handbags and I love the shape of that one. In my post tomorrow I am wearing a cropped leopard coat – great minds, lol!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:48h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! i can relate about handbags! I love handbags and look at size and shape, the shape is what caught my eye! I look forward to seeing your leopard coat too! ps. I am asking Santa for a new bag 🙂 xx

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 03:01h, 12 December Reply

    Such a stylish look. That shade of purple is quite a statement and you look amazing in it! #turningheads x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 12 December Reply

      Thanks very much! I do love color and this jewel tone is one of my favorites. xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 21:57h, 11 December Reply

    Beautiful outfit! That dress is the most gorgeous shade of purple, I’m in love. I love the bag too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:43h, 12 December Reply

      Hi Laura! I am happy to learn this is the color of the year, chosen by Pantone. i do like it much better than Greenery! The bag was from Zara and caught my eye last year! xx

  • Theresa
    Posted at 20:49h, 11 December Reply

    Oh I so love that color dress. And it looks especially great on you. Compliments your hair color. The tapestry bag is also gorgeous. And that faux leopard jacket looks stunning. I wouldn’t have thought of pairing that violet shade with leopard, but it really works. I love this whole outfit, including your vintage jewelry choices!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:42h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you Theresa! It was a choice between green (olive) and this purple. the green sold out, so it was easy to pick! I do love jewel tones. So glad you love the whole look. i have to look at Etsy this year again, as my vintage jewelry is from there. Happy Holdiays! xx

  • Debbie Hull
    Posted at 18:31h, 11 December Reply

    Hi Jess ! I see the photo of you wearing the purple dress with the leopard jacket. I have but 1 word to call it. CLASSY ! You look gorgeous! Have a great day and can’t wait to see the dogs in their sweaters. 🙋

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 12 December Reply

      Good Morning Debbie! Thank you! I have this one, which is more like a jacket and i have a leopard swing coat I also scored via POshmark. I hope you stop by Tuesday to see the pups in their sweaters! Enjoy your week and Happy Holidays! xx

  • Ruth
    Posted at 16:50h, 11 December Reply

    Purple look beautiful on you! I love the flow of the dress and that brooch!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 12 December Reply

      Hi Ruth, thanks so much! i love rich shades, and this jewel tone caught my eye! The brooch is one of my favorites. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:46h, 11 December Reply

    So beautiful in this rich color, Jess! I adore a Karina dress, for any occasion. And we can’t wait to see the “ugly sweater” pix : >
    thanks for linking up, xo


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:38h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you Patti! I love a rich purple, and you know i am a fan of Karina! I’ll post the ugly sweater on ig too! xx

  • Liz
    Posted at 14:35h, 11 December Reply

    I am loving this dress on you! And that color is just stunning!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 10:58h, 11 December Reply

    This color is so gorgeous on you Jess!!! And your accessories are always spot on!!
    Have a wonderful Monday!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:15h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you Jodie! It has been awhile since I wore this necklace. Did you know that the Pantone color for 2018 is purple. Enjoy your week too! xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 07:28h, 11 December Reply

    Purple has always been one of my favourite colours so I LOVE this dress… and it looks beautiful on you, Jess! I’m looking forward to reading your post about putting up the decorations in your ‘ugly’ jumpers lol!!
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:51h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you Suzy! You know i am a fan of Karina dresses, and the Ruby is one of my favorite styles. I loved the rich purple. Yes, that will be a fun post! xx

  • Heather
    Posted at 04:09h, 11 December Reply

    Gorgeous color dress! And I love the brooch and the bag, too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you Heather! It is one of my favorite colors to wear . Have a great day! xx

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