Turning Heads Linkup - Mommy ( Aunt) and Me Dresses by Karina Dresses - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Linkup – Mommy ( Aunt) and Me Dresses by Karina Dresses


Happy Tuesday friends!

I am pretty excited to get to share with you my take on “mommy and me” today, with Karina Dresses and my 7-year-old niece.. My sister, Sue joined us as well, as she is the “mommy” in this equation; I am the aunt. When I saw that Karina Dresses designed “The Playtime Collection“, I knew I wanted to style this Mint Maritime patterned dress with my fashionable niece. We had so much fun!

You may have read THIS POST, with a fun, sunny print,  The Lovey Dovey Print Dress  which is also a part of the Playtime Collection. 

My niece and my sister live in nearby, so it has been wonderful to be able to see more of each other over the past several years. My sister was one of the main reasons we moved here to Lake Norman, as I found a teaching job, and wanted to be near family. Over the past years, I have been witness to my little niece’s love of fashion. She is a mini-me. She loves jewelry, and love dresses! For quite awhile she didn’t wear jeans and still prefers to wear a dress or skirt. We are a lot alike! Although I couldn’t tell you what i wore when I was 7! 

She is funny, smart and loves to see the styles I wear. She asked my hubby, when looking at blog photos, “Are those wedges?” I laughed, getting a kick out of her even knowing what “wedges” are.

Karina Dresses line now has several prints that are available to little girls aged 1-8.This style for little girls is called The Cali.

“It’s a sweet and simple style with a tank-like bodice with a gathered skirt and it’s available in several of our Karina Signature Prints. Grab a matching dress for yourself and your mini me! This is a special, limited edition collection so quantities are limited. “

The Cali dress also comes in 4 other patterns you can view on the website. For little girls, the dresses are sized xs-xl, according to age.

For me, I loved the green pattern and initially asked for the Katharine style( higher neckline, cap sleeves), however, it sold out. . I went for another favorite, the sleeveless Ruby, which ties at the waist and is a faux wrap.  I can style this with a cardi for chillier evenings out, or wear the classic denim jacket over top. If you don’t want to show your arms, but a jacket is too heavy, one could always wear a light tee underneath. I am wearing an XS, which is my consistent size with Karina Dresses.

How fun is it to have the same print as Mom? or Aunt? This would be adorable for Mother’s Day as well! We had a fun time at the photo shoot and went to lunch at a nearby restaurant, making a day of it. I couldn’t resist picking up some beautiful yellow flowers at Fresh Market, before the shoot. I was going to bring yellow tulips, but they had not bloomed. So the next best thing!

Fashionista pose 🙂

As always, what I love about Karina Dresses is that they are stylish, wrinkle free, and made in the USA. I always recommend them for travel!

We decided to make a day of this photo shoot and after taking pictures at this pretty outdoor gazebo, my sister, my hubby, niece and I went to lunch at a nearby restaurant, where we dined al fresco! My favorite way of eating!

Outfit details- Karina dresses provided these dresses in exchange for review. as always my opinion is honest.

ruby dress in maritime mint c/o Karina dresses

calie dress for girls c/o Karina dresses

vintage brooch

treesje leather clutch

betsey johnson sandals DSW  on sale!

Confident Twosday hosted by Laura of I Do deClaire

Turning Heads Tuesday hosted by Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Style Swap Tuesdays hosted by Saumya of Myriad Musings

#SpreadTheKindness hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge

Style Splash Link Up


FROM KARINA. FROM NOW UNTIL SUNDAY-  20% off when customers purchase any style dress from our Playtime Collection along with one of our matching Cali Dresses for Girls with the code HAPPYMOTHERSDAY at checkout. 

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  • alikoia
    Posted at 16:43h, 11 May Reply

    So cute matching outfits!


  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 19:47h, 10 May Reply

    such pretty dresses!!!!

  • Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:55h, 10 May Reply

    Oh my goodness, y’all look so pretty! Love all of these photos and your niece looks so excited about modeling off her adorable dress. Just love these hues of green! The yellow flowers are the perfect touch.


  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 13:52h, 10 May Reply

    How cute! I love these photos, your little niece was rocking those poses! Those dresses are really pretty, the green is such a pretty color!

  • Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    Posted at 13:00h, 10 May Reply

    Oh such beautiful dresses on gorgeous ladies! I love the colors (one of my favorites) and the styles! You always pay attention to details and I love that! I took a few days off from blogging but will be back at it tomorrow and next week! Have a great weekend!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 12:25h, 10 May Reply

    Such beautiful photos Jess! I love the print of your dress, the green is perfect for Spring. You all look so lovely…your niece is a natural in front of the camera. How sweet to have matching dresses 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Darlene Messinger
    Posted at 21:39h, 09 May Reply

    Jess, all three of you look so pretty in those beautiful green dresses! Your niece is SO cute. What a fun partner in shopping crime! (Coming from a mother of just one boy–no girls!) I will have to take a look at those dresses–they are lovely. Happy Wednesday!

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:09h, 09 May Reply

    I totally love the mommy and me outfit selection. The green is wonderful on both of you. How sweet that your niece knew what a wedge shoe was ! Fashionista just like her aunt. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post and I hope you are enjoying this lovely and sunny week .

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 15:46h, 09 May Reply

    Oh my Jess, this post is GORGEOUS! I love the shade of green and your sister’s dresses compliment each other perfectly. And, I think your niece is a budding fashionista!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:55h, 09 May Reply

      Thank you so much Cherie! My sis just bought this dress and it went perfectly with the prints! So glad you enjoyed this post. xx

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 08:17h, 09 May Reply

    Green is YOUR colour, Jess. Cutishly lovely pics! Hugs, x.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:54h, 09 May Reply

      Thanks so much Mary! I did love this green print! xx

  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 20:48h, 08 May Reply

    What an adorable photo shoot! I love that you included your sis and your niece. Those dresses are so cute and the green is complimentary on all of you! Beautiful pictures! – Amy

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 19:28h, 08 May Reply

    Thanks so much for the feature! What a seeet surprise! And wow, I love this post. Your niece is so cute and seems to really enjoy modeling. I love your dresses. I can’t wait till my granddaughter is older and we can wear matching dresses like this. Be sure to check out my Mother’s Day post. It’s very similar to yours!

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 18:22h, 08 May Reply

    This is absolutely precious! I love the green dresses, your niece and sister are beautiful and look – the weather was gorgeous. Great day, right? My sister and nieces are currently living in Alaska but if they were here I would love to do something like this, as I have all boys. lol

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 16:20h, 08 May Reply

    Your niece is so adorable, and she has a very chic haircut for a kid! 🙂 The green is also a lovely color on you!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Nicole at High Latitude Style
    Posted at 12:26h, 08 May Reply

    So cute. The three of you look awesome. Too bad, I can’t “borrow” my niece as she lives overseas. Well, also she is already too old for a aunty and me post, LOL. I love my Karina dresses

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:11h, 08 May Reply

    What a lovely post Jess! All three of you look fab in green.

  • Petite Teacher
    Posted at 11:02h, 08 May Reply

    How lovely to have a photoshoot with your sis and niece. You all look fabulous and I couldn’t agree more with you that stylish and wrinkle-free dresses are the best to pack for a (mini)break. Love, Lieske

  • Laura
    Posted at 10:58h, 08 May Reply

    You all look so lovely! I just adore your karina dresses!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 10:44h, 08 May Reply

    Very cute post! I am enamored with this pretty spring dress. The color. print, and style are simply perfect! I enjoyed seeing your family and the photos are excellent.

  • Lisa Richardson
    Posted at 10:34h, 08 May Reply

    Jess, This is just the cutest post. You look stunning as always, but please tell your precious little niece that she’s a natural and she rocked her wedges. 😉 What a cutie she is! Love it! XOXO

  • Joi Smith
    Posted at 10:28h, 08 May Reply

    What an adorable shoot jess, thanks for sharing!!
    Joi | http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  • Elise
    Posted at 09:43h, 08 May Reply

    What a fun post with your sister and her daughter! You all look beautiful in green, those matching dresses are beautiful! Wrap dresses just look so amazing on you!

    xx, Elise

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 09:23h, 08 May Reply

    Beautiful photos here Jess. I love the Karina dresses and if I was going to choose it would be this one!
    Laurie xx

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:59h, 08 May Reply

    Jess, you know that green is my favorite color so I am completely dying over all of these dresses! So beautiful. Perfectly styled! And how fun to have your niece model on your blog with you! These photos are stunning!


  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:35h, 08 May Reply

    How wonderful that you were able to showcase your sister and neice too, Jess!!! My mom would’ve been all over this when I was young. Young? What am I talking about? She loves it when we are matching even now…ha ha!!

  • Nina
    Posted at 07:25h, 08 May Reply

    What a beautiful photo shoot, you, your sister and niece look amazing in your dresses, it sounds like you had wonderful day together. Precious memories! I hope you’ll add Sharing A Journey to your link up rounds on Fridays ! Hugs, Nina

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 07:18h, 08 May Reply

    Oh what cute photos! That’s a lovely print and looks fantastic on you and your niece. So sweet that you could all get dressed up for photos! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 07:06h, 08 May Reply

    I absolutely love this, Jess! Your niece is so cute! A total mini you in the making, isn’t she? It was lovely to see your sister in the photoshoot too.
    Suzy xx

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:28h, 08 May Reply

    What a sweet photo shoot! My aunt passed away when I was five but I’m certain I got her love of clothes and jewelry. I would certainly have been her mini me.

  • jaymieashcraft
    Posted at 06:17h, 08 May Reply

    Great dresses!!

  • Andrea Nine
    Posted at 06:17h, 08 May Reply

    Gorgeous in Green…all three!! LOVING these dresses and those beautiful smiles!!

  • pamelagreer
    Posted at 06:12h, 08 May Reply

    That’s so good that you live near your sister! It looks like they had fun! And, I love the dress!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 05:56h, 08 May Reply

    This is such cute pictures of you, your sister and niece! I love the matching dresses and you all look so adorable! Family is everything and I am glad that my brother and parents are close by too. I am sure I felt differently when I was younger but I am glad that isn’t the case anymore!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 05:33h, 08 May Reply

    I love this Jess…your niece is a cutie!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:28h, 08 May Reply

    Beautiful family, beautiful dresses but that niece of yours is precious! I love her poses, she knows what she’s doing! And her wedges! Oh my heart!!!! I borrow my nieces too since I have sons and it’s always fun. Aunts and nieces have special relationships. I am so happy we got to see your family!!!

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 03:17h, 08 May Reply

    Wonderful, and your niece is a budding model too! Pretty dresses, love that they match. Jacqui Mummabstylish x

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 02:50h, 08 May Reply

    OMG your niece is the cutest!! I love your matching outfits and happy photos Jess xx

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 02:35h, 08 May Reply

    These photos are so sweet! You all look adorable. Green looks lovely on you both!


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:10h, 08 May Reply

    What a model your niece is! What a beautiful young lady! Those dresses are fantastic as green is my favorite color, after black!

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