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Turning Heads Linkup -Karina Dresses – The Abigial Dress in Waves

Well, I had planned this post for Friday, but everything has been a bit topsy-turvy with the way things are going in life. I am sharing a new print and cut from Karina Dresses today. I have been working with them for 3 years and am a big fan of their dresses and I will tell you why.

Mother’s Day Weekend

The weekend was quite chilly here and I finally got my Lou & Grey joggers, after 3 weeks. I mostly stayed cozy over the weekend, with the exception of dressing up for Mother’s Day.

Hubby and I work from home normally, so we sleep in until 9. I woke up early around 7, ( still not as early as when I used to teach and wake up at 5:30 am!) and got ready to get dressed for our Video Mother’s Day chat with my siblings and Mom. After a few technical difficulties, we all wished Mom a Happy Mother’s Day and chatted a bit together. It was a lot of fun. My brother played the video we made for Mother’s Day and my mom truly enjoyed it, as my sis and I got a bit teary- eyed. She loved the gifts and was wearing the Hakuna Matata shirt we sent. We are going to get together for a Happy Hour later this week.


Why Karina Dresses?

They have wonderful cuts and styles of dress for every body type and are great for travel or the office as well. They don’t wrinkle!

These dresses are great to improve your mood, with an easy knit fabric and comfortable style. One and done. Especially nowadays!

This longer midi style, the Abigail in Waves, is anew style and print from Karina Dresses. I added my turquoise earrings gifted from Chicos, my favorite sea- green metal bracelet gifted from Uncommon Goods, and a peach floral necklace, picking up the colors in the dress.

The neutral Chinese Laundry are worn once again to keep a neutral shoe, and my Zara bucket bag in off white is styled.ย  as the rest of the look is colorful.

This dress is c/o gifted via Karina Dresses. All thoughts and opinions are mine and truthful. I have worked with Karina Dresses for 3+ years and love the company.

Abigial in Waves Print c/o Karina Dresses

bracelet c/o Uncommon Goods

necklace- Charming Charlies ( old)

earrings c/o Chicos

Chinese Laundry sandals- Nordstrom

bag- Zara

Have a great weekend

Stay Safe,

Jess xx

Most clicked- Laurie of Vanity and Me

Pinerest Pic of the Week- Robin of Hello I’m 50ish

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    Shauna Crymble
    May 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

    You look so sweet in this dress!
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    Aidan Brogan
    May 17, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Wow your earrings look so beautiful!
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    Meagan Brandon
    May 15, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    You have so many beautiful dresses and that is such a nice white bag. I’m a fan of bucket styles. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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    May 14, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I happy you enjoyed a video chat with your mom and sibblings for Mother’s Day!
    This dress looks amazing on you Jess, but then you always look amazing!


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    May 13, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I love that print and style, Jess! SO fresh and summery! That’s a great new style from Karina and I like it a lot. And perfect jewelry, of course. It sounds like you and your siblings are doing your mom proud. Good job!

    xx Darlene

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 14, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Thank you Darlene! I do love the print. I dont have many stripes in my closet so this variation is certainly welcome! She loved the video we made for her and we had a fun chat! It went well.

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    May 13, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Great for your Mom to chat with her children for Mothers Day. I Love this dress on You and the colors are right up my alley. Enjoy May my Dear. . .

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 14, 2020 at 9:36 am

      I could so see you in this dress Neti! With where you live, the beach… same to you friend!

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    May 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Such a fabulous dress! I love the style and pattern. I’m looking forward to wearing my Karina dress again when the weather warms up.

    Emma xxx

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    Lucy Bertoldi
    May 13, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    I am drooling over the pattern of this dress! Looks terrific on you:)

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    May 13, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Great look! You’re gorgeous, Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Thanks so much Elizabeth! The lighting worked out well here as my hair really needs done!

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    May 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I love the sandals so much!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 14, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Thank you! I wear them often since I got them. Well, I will wear them out when we get out.

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    Anna Marcus
    May 12, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    You are a queen of dresses, Jess ๐Ÿ™‚ This one is another great choice. Love the wave print, it creates such an interesting effect and gives your body a sense of fluidity. I like the fact that your accessories are not from the same set

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    May 12, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    The no wrinkle part is ideal for sure Jess!! I used to have one but purged it when we moved. I’ll have to get another one.

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    May 12, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Oh Jess! I am loving the pattern of this dress! So bold and feminine! A true winner. XOXO

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    Cheryl Shops
    May 12, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Oh good, I’m glad you got a pair of Lou & Grey sweatsโ€”I have some and they are by far the comfiest pants I own! Can’t wait to see how you style them ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    May 12, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    What a beautiful dress! I just love the wave patterns and the colors, it matches your earrings perfectly!


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    May 12, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    This dress looks perfect on you. And I like the bold color combination. Take care, Terri

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    May 12, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Pretty outfit Jess! Weโ€™ve missed you in our Stylish Monday linkups. Hope you can join us next time.

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    Laura Bambrick
    May 12, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    I’m seriously loving the wavy stripes here! They are so much more flattering and forgiving that just vertical stripes and can help hide those lumps and bumps that many of us have after kids! The colors are beautiful too!

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    May 12, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    The cut of that dress is so flattering on you! I love the print!

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    Nancy Weiss
    May 12, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I’m definitely one to choose a dress over wearing pants, very feminine and flattering dress!

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    Nora Minassian
    May 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

    It’s definitely the best time of the year for dresses. The shape of this dress looks great on you Jess, very flattering. Btw your hair looks fab!

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    May 12, 2020 at 11:32 am

    What a pretty dress- so flattering on you, too, Jess!

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    May 12, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Such a great pattern on this dress! You look amazing in it!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
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    May 12, 2020 at 9:25 am

    The waves on this dress go so well with your wavy hair! I’m really liking that bucket bag, too. Hmm, may have to keep on the lookout for one.

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    May 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I just love this dress! The wiggle print is so much fun!



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    May 12, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Love the print of this dress: the waviness is really cool! It does look like it is really a comfortable material.

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    May 12, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Beautifully cut dress Jess, I can see why you love this brand!

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    May 12, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Such a great dress, Jess! I love the wave pattern and the colors are perfect for spring and summer. Just gorgeous.


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    May 12, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Such a lovely dress – I like the mix of colours! It’s great you had a good Mother’s Day too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a good start ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a busy week here with the kids back at school!

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    May 12, 2020 at 7:19 am

    I’ll bet your mom loved the video chat! How sweet and thoughtful. I hope that soon we can get together with our families. This dress is so pretty on you, I have on Karina dress I won in a giveaway years ago, I still love it!

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    May 12, 2020 at 7:04 am

    I am sure your Mum enjoyed being able to chat to her family together online. I always admire your Karinna dresses and this one is especially lovely. Many thanks for hosting Jess.

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    May 12, 2020 at 3:56 am

    This dress is gorgeous Jess. I’ve always liked the Karina dresses that you feature. The dress has a bright and cheerful print. Thanks so much for the feature too! xx

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    May 12, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Love the gorgeous print of this dress! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


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    Michelle Churchman
    May 12, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful dress! I love the colors. So festive! It looks fabulous on you!


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    Nancy s Fashion Style
    May 12, 2020 at 2:34 am

    I always love the Karina dresses you wear! They have such great prints! This is also a very beautiful one!

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    Heather Lord
    May 12, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Thank you Jess – itโ€™s never occurred to me to wear toning (rather than matching) earrings and necklace (Iโ€™m too matchy matchy!)
    Kind regards

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