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Turning Heads Linkup- Fall Collection Karina Dress-The Ruby

Hello Friends!

You all know by now I have great things to say about Karina dresses! I was asked to choose a dress from their Fall line and I knew the Ruby was a fantastic choice! I have a Ruby style ( faux wrap) dress in another print, and fell in love with this gorgeous burgundy floral print with hints of pumpkin, pine green and pink.

This day we went to Corckscrew at Birkdale, a wine bar where my husband and I like to kick back and enjoy the day. Very puppy friendly, Gibson and Truffles feel right at home with other pups out on the patio. I decided to do a shoot near there before we ate/drank.

I never get tired of burgundy. It is one of those Fall colors that goes with so much and yet, I can still be creative with colors. This dress, as all of Karina dresses is wrinkle free, so I will be taking it to my nephew’s wedding when we stay in Asheville with the family in a large house for a week. Can’t wait.

Another transition to Fall outfit, this dress will later be worn with my new plum Jambu shoes as well as some booties I look forward to wearing. Nothing says Fall like patterned tights, so I look forward to also incorporating those into my Fall outfits. 

Doggy Bomb!

FALL  florals are on trend ( as they were last year) and the darker palette makes it Fall ready! The Ruby is a wonderful style, one of top 3 favorites as it has 3/4 length sleeves for cooler weather and is a faux wrap style dress. I could live in this dress! As school is now beginning, I wish I would have known about Karina dresses when I was a teacher. They would have been great to wear to the classroom, with no ironing and wash and wear. Easy dressing when you are in a hurry in the morning!

Outfit details:

c/o Karina Dress– The ruby. * c/o this dress was gifted to me by Karina Dresses. All opinions in this post are my own.

Vintage brooches- Etsy

Brown pointed shoes- ASOS ( last year), love this pair

Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff ( older) Love this quilted bag by RM

Zara necklace bought on Poshmark

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  • Reply
    Nicole Mölders
    September 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This color looks stunning on you!

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    Amy Christensen
    September 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Such a pretty dress, Jess. I love burgundy too. I was out shopping today, and my eye kept going to the burgundy tops, pants, etc. So many pretty choices. I love those shoes. You look fab! – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thank you Amy! it is another of my favorite colors for Fall. Sounds nice! i am ready for some fall shopping too ;-0 xx

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    Anna Shirley
    September 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Love such a rich colors! You look beautiful Jess. o)


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    Charlotte Issyvoo
    September 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I always love the palettes you choose and this is no exception. I’ve been wondering why there is so little brown in this year’s fall fashion offerings, so I’m glad to see you’re wearing it. You know I adore vintage brooches, so I’m obviously on board with those too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 14, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Thank you Charlotte! I love color and i appreciate it! i do enjoy brown and brown tones, so you will see more! hope you are doing well. xx

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    [email protected]
    September 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I love the Ruby, and the print of your dress is so pretty! Looking fabulous!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Me too! Ruby and the Katharine are my 2 favs! xx

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    Anna Parkes
    September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Burgundy is a super colour on you Jess and the sprinkling of complimentary colours gives you so much creativity to play with. I love the double brooch idea – they work so well together. And those pooches of yours are so cute, they’re the ultimate accessories!

    Have a lovely week!

    Anna x

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    Laura Bambrick
    September 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Love the fall colors in this dress! Your necklace really brings out the green!

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    Joi @INMYJOI
    September 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    You look so cute Jess!!

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    Emma Peach
    September 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I love the colours and the print of this dress, it’s perfect for fall. Your green necklace and brooches compliment it beautifully. Very elegant shoes too!

    Emma xxx

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    Jacket Society
    September 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Wow so honored to be the Pinterest pic of the week! Thank you!! You look fab Jess, love the color of this dress and it looks great with those vintage pins. I also love those shoes, so chic yet they look comfy. I love pointy shoes 🙂

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    Mary Colleen
    September 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Loving all the colors you’ve been wearing these last few weeks, and this dress is so beautiful on you!


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    Nicole Mölders
    September 12, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Oh my goodness, this one is calling my name! My favorite neutral color after black. You look stunning in this dress!

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    September 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Dry pretty and feminine!

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    September 12, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Jess, what a beautifully put together look. The color, the florals, the necklace, the shoes…and the length of the dress is so flattering!! Thanks for the link up!


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    September 12, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’m digging this look, lady- sooo good for early fall! And that necklace works so well with it!

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    September 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

    You look fabulous in that color and crossover style dress. A floral pattern in that color palette is perfect for Fall and your accessories were an excellent choice. You will surely be “turning heads” with this look. Thanks for sharing and the link up.


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    September 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This dress looks amazing on you! Love the dark floral, perfect for Fall!

    xx, Elise

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 12, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Hi Jess! I’m finally able to shot fashion again after breaking my elbow! Woop! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that dress so much. The color and style is perfection.

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    September 12, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Jess, this is so gorgeous! I love the colors in the dress especially that little hint of green! So pretty. And those shoes are magnificent!


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    Amy Johnson
    September 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    This dress looks amazing on you! Love the color and print for fall too!

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    September 12, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Having an easy dress like this would be perfect for teaching. Or really almost anything!! It looks incredible on you Jess, and I love how you added the brooch!

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    September 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

    This dress is gorgeous and looks absolutely beautiful on you! It is perfect for fall!

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    September 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Great dress on you, Jess and I love the way you accessorized it! Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful week.

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    September 12, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Gorgeous dress, Jess! I love the green accessories that just pop. As always you look stunning! Have a great week!

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    Mica (@AwayFromTheBlue)
    September 12, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Oh that is an absolutely beautiful dress! Love the style, colour and print. I think this is my favourite outfit of yours ever! It’s a shame faux wrap dresses don’t work for me (I’m petite and they usually don’t sit at the right spot) or I’d be buying this!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks so much Mica! i chose it quickly! it caught my eye straight away and i love the colors. so glad you like it too! I am sure you could find a wrap or have the length altered 🙂 xx

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    September 12, 2017 at 6:31 am

    WOW, Jess, this dress looks amazing on you! And I love your handbag and the necklace as well.
    Have a wonderful week!


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    Pam Greer
    September 12, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Gorgeous color on you! Love the accessories!

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    September 12, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Great pattern!!

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    September 12, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Your Karina dress collection is so beautiful and the emerald accessories spot on! LOVE!

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    Suzy Turner
    September 12, 2017 at 5:47 am

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! I love the autumnal colours of it too. Gorgeous!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you Suzy! it is also so comfortable, which is another thing i love about karina dresses. i love Fall colors 😉

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    Samantha Blair
    September 12, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Gawd-zooks Jess…. you’re a knock-out in this dress!
    Those pins are to die for (have you got your Mum to thank for those?).
    You look elegant yet flirty and girly and I love your accessorising.

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks so much Sam! i think i am going to wear it to my nephew’s rehearsal dinner next month. i loved the colors. I wish i had Mom to thank, but i collect vintage brooches and ususally find them on Etsy or an Estate sale. xx

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    September 12, 2017 at 3:50 am

    This look is super on you & the perfect colourings for you! Love it Jess. x Jacqui

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    September 12, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful dress and, as always, interesting accessories!

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    September 12, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I’m absolutely mad about these Karina dresses Jess. This floral one is beautiful. I love a classic wrap dress, I think they are so flattering xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      September 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thank you Laurie! i have collaborated with them for awhile and i continue to love their styles and comfort! xx

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