Turning Heads Linkup-Valentine’s Day Dress with Karina Dresses - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup-Valentine’s Day Dress with Karina Dresses

Hello Friends,

You know I love Karina dresses. It is no secret. They are stylish, fun and don’t wrinkle. I am trying to think when I last saw my iron board. This paisley dress with pops of coral, pinks , red and fuscia was just the dress to style for Valentine’s Day. You can always wear red if you like, but I love thepaisley print and adding touches of pink for a feminine look on this day.

You can hear me say each day. ” Whose mummy’s sweetheart?”, “Whose mummy’s sweetheart?” in a higher pitched voice only meant for my fur bears,  Gibson and Truffles.

Who else do I love, besides my hubby of over 15 years? Its my little bears, my pups, my fur babies, Gibson and Truffles, so I thought it fun if they made it onto the Valentine’s Day shoot. ( if only I had little heart sweaters or something for them!) I can’t tell you how much i love these little ones! Usually, I will tell them , “to infinity and beyond..” but my hubby, who can be a bit of a nerd at times would say.. “there is no beyond infinity’.. Oh, well, don’t burst my bubble ! You get the picture!

Karina has come out with various patterns and colors for their “Sweetheart Collection.” This Pink Paisley print dress  is from that collection. The Ruby, a faux wrap dress is one of my favorite styles.

Karina dresses is as you know, made in the USA. The dresses are wrinkle free and there are dress styles/cuts for every body type. I am wearing an XS for reference.  The sizing is consistent, which is wonderful, because  no matter what style of dress, I will wear the same size.

Reds, pinks, feminine styles are indicative of Valentine’s Day. I also received this box of chocolates, which first came in handy as a prop, but then a delicious treat later on!

My hubby and I don’t go out on Valentine’s Day, as i would rather have a special meal with a delicious bottle of vino at home. I enjoy a more intimate setting, and we can enjoy each other’s company just as well.

Do check out Karina Dresses Sweetheart Collection! 

Outfit details;

C/O this dress was gifted to me from Karina Dresses. My thoughts and opinions are my own and truthful.

Paisley Pink Ruby dress c/o Karina

Coat- Boden ( other pink similar Boden coats, here

Pink block heels -ASOS  ( Aldo sim on Sale!)

Clutch- Treesje ( similar clutch)

Earrings-Charming charlies

leather gloves c/o Cornelia James

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  • Katya
    Posted at 19:00h, 10 February Reply

    Oh, that dress is pretty! It looks so great on you!

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  • Amy Christensen
    Posted at 13:35h, 08 February Reply

    Well, you look, just plain amazing! Such a pretty dress and coat. Have a great weekend! – Amy

  • GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    Posted at 12:45h, 08 February Reply

    love that dress! So elegant! and perfect for valentines day!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:47h, 08 February Reply

    Loving the print of this dress, lady! So cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • blogthirtyminusone
    Posted at 10:32h, 08 February Reply

    That dress is so pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I also love the coat and all the accessories.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:12h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks so much, this coat was a must have for me a few years ago. I loved the vintage look! xx

  • Mariann Yip
    Posted at 10:27h, 08 February Reply

    There’s nothing like classic pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day! http://mariannyc.com/2018/02/01/february-goals/

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:11h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks very much! I love both colors 🙂 xx

  • curlycraftymom
    Posted at 09:52h, 08 February Reply

    What a beautiful dress, I love how you brought out the pink tones in it with your coat, gloves and the heart shaped box of chocolates!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 08 February Reply

      Thank you Carrie! I couldn’t resist pairing it with my pink coat and gloves 😉 xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 07:40h, 08 February Reply

    I love that dress! It’s so beautiful and I love all the feminine touches that the dress pattern has!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 08 February Reply

      Thank you Laura, yes the pink paisley print really caught my eye! xx

  • barrettadeb
    Posted at 22:26h, 07 February Reply

    This is so pretty on you. The paisley print & colors & then those sweet little fur babies. Definately my favorite Valentine post. 💟


  • Anna Field
    Posted at 12:27h, 07 February Reply

    Absolutely fabulous! Jess – you have a perfect outfit for valentines day. Just love it.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 22:18h, 06 February Reply

    You look absolutely lovely in the Karina dress! It’s just prefect for Valentine’s Day! I love the Karina dress I won through your giveaway a few years ago, and I’m definitely going to add another one to my wardrobe soon!

    Thanks for the link up & I hope you had a good Tuesday!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 07 February Reply

      Thank you Andrea! you know I am a big fan! Glad to see you! they really are great to have, especially for travel. xx

  • carmen
    Posted at 18:22h, 06 February Reply

    Paisley is such a fabulous pattern and I love that it’s a faux wrap dress. Your coat is beautiful and you look ready for a special date night at home!

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  • plutrell
    Posted at 17:55h, 06 February Reply

    You look lovely for Valentines…just perfect. Thanks for the link up, Jess.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 16:40h, 06 February Reply

    Such a beautiful dress! I’m a big fan of Karina dresses (I was lucky enough to win one) and the Sweetheart collection is fabulous. I love your pink coat and shoes. I thought the box of chocolates was a clutch bag at first! Your pups are adorable and very well trained for the camera! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:16h, 07 February Reply

      thank you Emma! They do pretty well with the camera and are my sweethearts 🙂 great that you won one of the dresses!xx

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 14:58h, 06 February Reply

    The dress is beautiful and those shoes…love! Your babies are so adorable! xo

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 14:49h, 06 February Reply

    First of all, I love your fur babies—they are so adorable! Secondly, I agree with you on Valentine’s Day—I prefer staying at home too, as restaurants are crazy, service is terrible, and I almost always end up sitting next to a couple that’s arguing the whole time! Love your pink and red look too!
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  • Jennie
    Posted at 14:29h, 06 February Reply

    Lovely dress! The colors and pattern are so very striking and they look wonderful with your pink coat and gloves. I am wearing nude fishnets in my post today, too, so I think they are the perfect choice for this look. 😉 Nothing like our little fur babies. I think I am just about ready for another one.

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:06h, 06 February Reply

    Such a pretty Valentine’s Day look Jess, love the dress and the coat. The gloves and the earrings are beautiful additions.

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 12:05h, 06 February Reply

    I just love this style of dress and your pink coat is beautiful Jess!

  • smithsuzanne2014
    Posted at 11:48h, 06 February Reply

    Every detail of this outfit is perfect, from the gloves and shoes, right down to the earrings! I love this paisley dress and the fact that it doesn’t wrinkle makes it even better!
    We don’t usually go out for Valentine’s Day either; it’s just too crowded! Have a great day Jess!

  • HelloIm50ish
    Posted at 11:08h, 06 February Reply

    You always wear the prettiest dresses!
    Paisley is back for spring and it looks great on you!
    Love the pink coat, gloves, and shoes too friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:15h, 06 February Reply

      Thank you Robin! I am a dress girl for sure, always enjoyed wearing them. i loved the print and colors, and Karina is wonderful to travel too. xx

  • Nicole at High Latitude Style
    Posted at 10:53h, 06 February Reply

    The colors of this dress are like they were made for you. You look stunning in this dress. Great classic romantic look. Thanks for hosting the party.

  • Is This Mutton?
    Posted at 10:08h, 06 February Reply

    Thrilled to be your most clicked last week! I love your dress and the pink accessories – you look so wonderful in pink.

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 10:03h, 06 February Reply

    This clutch is so much fun but now you have me craving a box of chocolates! Love how you seamlessly combined pink and red here.


  • polishedwhimsy
    Posted at 09:32h, 06 February Reply

    I love the Ruby too! And I can relate about ironing. I moved in September and still have not purchased an iron! I will need one eventually, but for now I am just avoiding it!

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:20h, 06 February Reply

    That dress is so beautiful and timeless! You will be using it for years to come. And that coat is the perfect addition! Happy Tuesday!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 09:07h, 06 February Reply

    The gloves with that coat is the cutest valentine’s look I’ve seen yet! So classic and chic!



  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:06h, 06 February Reply

    You always look incredible in dresses, and this one is no exception!!
    And that pink coat?? Absolutely lovely!!

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 08:55h, 06 February Reply

    Love this look Jess, pink is so your colour. Love your coat 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 08:53h, 06 February Reply

    What a gorgeous dress and the perfect Valentine look…especially with that pink coat! I love the photo of you with your fur babies too!

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:22h, 06 February Reply

    I am a sucker for anything paisley, Jess, so of course I am swooning over this dress. And I am currently obsessed with pinks and blushes so your shoes and coat have me drooling, too. Such a great look for Valentine’s Day. And I am loving the pics with your fur babies!


  • Laura
    Posted at 08:16h, 06 February Reply

    I love the print and colors on that dress! Stunning! It’s definitely perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  • cheriejamesp
    Posted at 08:12h, 06 February Reply

    You look so pretty in pink Jess, that coat looks vintage – very cool. Love the red heart box against the pink. My husband and I rarely go out for Valentines Day either, would much rather stay home! Have a wonderful day.


  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 07:18h, 06 February Reply

    I do love thees Karina dresses Jess. The same flattering styles in different fabrics, really make them look different each time. You’re looking stunning as always!
    Laurie xx

  • Elise
    Posted at 07:05h, 06 February Reply

    Such a beautiful look for Valentines Day! Love all of the pink and red, and you look amazing in that dress!!

    xx, Elise

  • Andrea
    Posted at 06:56h, 06 February Reply

    The pinks such a beautiful pop of goodness! You look gorgeous, a true knockout!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 06:39h, 06 February Reply

    Oh so lovely, Jess on every level. That jacket and shoes complete this look in the best way.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:25h, 06 February Reply

    I have one Karina dress I won in a giveaway and I really do love it. This print and the colors are so pretty and feminine – perfect for Valentine’s! Your pink coat has me swooning – my very favorite color and I love that it’s slim and not bulky. You are a vision of loveliness for sure in this gorgeous dress! I have those same earrings too, I’m looking forward to pulling them out again for Spring and Summer.
    I love seeing your sweet pups – mine is always photobombing! She can’t stand to be away from me, so sweet.

  • Pam Greer
    Posted at 06:23h, 06 February Reply

    I love that pink coat!!

  • Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:19h, 06 February Reply

    Love that dress! So many great colors to work with!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:18h, 06 February Reply

    You look fabulous in this dress! I love the paisley print and your pink coat goes perfectly with it. Your fur babies are just too cute and I love their names. 💕💕💕

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:47h, 06 February Reply

    You look gorgeous, Jess. I must say I love that pink coat with the big buttons! It really goes well with that pretty dress.
    Suzy xx

  • Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 05:09h, 06 February Reply

    Oh Jess, this is such a pretty and feminine outfit for Valentine’s. You look just perfect. Hugs, Mary x.

  • Jill James
    Posted at 04:23h, 06 February Reply

    Jess , you always wear your Karina dresses so beautifully and this pretty paisley is no exception. The pink coat , shoes and heart shape clutch are adorable. The pups are just so cute.

  • awayfromtheblue
    Posted at 03:27h, 06 February Reply

    That is such a beautiful dress! I love the pink coat with it. It’s so funny too as I just linked up a post with a paisley print dress – but mine is blue! It’s an awesome print in any colour 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you had a nice weekend and your week is off to a good start. I’m just hoping for a less stressful week this week, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:06h, 06 February Reply

    I saw a outfit in pink and burgundy last week and I had never thought of combinding those colours together. I think they look amazing! What a fantastic combination. And with that Paisley print it looks stunning!

  • Julie
    Posted at 02:57h, 06 February Reply

    Jess, I love so many things about this post! First..,.thr pups!! Of course, they are so cute! Next, I love paisley and pink!! That dress is lovely, and the coat is perfect with it! Tell your pups that my pups said 💋💋💋!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 02:46h, 06 February Reply

    How lovely you look in this outfit Jess, so perfect for Valentine Day. I love how you played with different shades of pink from light pastel of earrings to your adorable heat shaped red hand bag. All elements perfectly complement each other, simply gorgeous

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