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Wrap dress in Black

Karina Gala wrap dress

Hello Ladies

THis is one of those LBD. Yes, we all have a few in our closets, and I think what I like most about this wrap dress is the sweetheart neckline.

Karina black wrap dress

Karina wrap dress

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1928 earrings

I know I showed you a wrap dress a week or so ago but I love the sweetheart neckline and the 3/4 sleeves on this LBD.It is a Karina dress and I purchased this one from my friend, Bella of The Citizen Rosebud.  I read a few places on how to manage the wrap dress without putting on an unwanted “show”. There are those with sewing skills, I am not, who can sew those little tiny snap buttons on down the side. Otherwise, one can  use a safety pin or decorative pin , safety pin underneath, wear a lace slip, or just go with it, and hope it isn’t too windy of a day!

I was in the mood for black .Although it is reminiscent of my college days, where I  wore mostly black with black pants or leggings and  my choice of band t-shirt, ( preferably Metallica at the time) I still have that image in my head but I now wear black in a very different way. Since I do wear a lot of color, every now and then I like the absence of. So, where were we…

Step one, in not getting frustrated with your wrap dress:

1. Know which end is up, and where the belt  is.

2. Put the belt  through the hole of the side of your dress, and wrap it around as needed. Some wrap dresses are such where you can create an empire waist, others, the tie ( belt) can be brought down, like I did. I prefer to show the waist area.

3. Use the aforementioned method of pining etc the dress closed.

I have to say, with black, I do like to always add a bit of color, so my wine leather Rebecca Minkoff bag came with me, and a red maroon brooch and 1928 vintage inspired necklace is also worn. I took the black and added a bit o’ bling with the earrings.

I also want to mention a few things. I am going to do a post or series of posts on how to shop smart on-line. I probably buy 95% off my clothes, shoes, jewelry on-line and find ways to get deals. I would love to share with you. I do not have the ability health wise to shop in stores for hours, so I do it in the comfort of my room in my robe. 

In addition,, my friend Dawn, of Fashion Should Be Fun, is having her link up today, I believe. So please show support, and if possible, join her on her blog for her 1st link up party. 

Have a great weekend XO

Jess

Linking up with Fashion Should be Fun, Rachael the Hat, Style Elixer, Reason to Dress

Dress: Karina Wrap dress Gala; purchased Ebay, from my friend Bella ( The Citizen Rosebud) Can buy it from Karina Dresses HERE,  shoes: ( Aldo  EBAY, simiilar), Accessories: 1928, Etsy .Rebecca Minkoff Handbag ( similar)

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49 Comments

  • Reply
    just me
    February 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    love the tights .. you look great

    regards from Austria
    http://mode-im-kopf.blogspot.co.at/

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      thank you very much! nice to meet u 🙂

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    Nicole
    January 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    This LBD is a great closet staple and is so flattering on you! I love how your added a pop of color with your accessories!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks so much Nicole 🙂 I think wrap dresses are meant for everyone. glad you like it xx

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    Janise
    January 27, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I think you jlook fabulous in this dress Jess! This one is a staple!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 27, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Janise, I think every woman can benefit from a wrap dress , it is falttering on so many body types. THanks for stopping! xx

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    Mrs C
    January 26, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I adore wrapped dresses.. with your height and frame, you can surely pull this off 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

      thanks so much, appreciate yo stopping by, xx

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    [email protected]
    January 26, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Hi, Jess. This wrap style dress is beautiful on you. I’ve been thinking of getting one, but I don’t have your slender legs so they don’t look that great on me. Hope you have a nice week!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Wrap dresses are great I think for anyone, I am sure you would look wonderful in one, just try em out. I appreciate the lovely comments. xx

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    Johanna
    January 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Gorgeous as always. I love your patterned tights, too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

      thanks Johanna, I am about patterned and funky tights in the winter. xx

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    Chelsea
    January 25, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Those tights are so fun, and I LOVE the color of your handbag!

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    suzannecarillo
    January 25, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Wraps dresses are always so flattering I find. Those tights are wonderful! An unexpected surprise.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 26, 2015 at 7:53 am

      thanks Suzanne, I promise more textured and funky tights, I like the ummph they give an outfit
      xx

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    Patti
    January 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Nobody does a fabulous wrap dress like Karina, and you look *gorgeous* wearing it, Jess. Fabulous tights too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Thought I would get a bit of an early start this time around, gotta post my other one tomorrow. Doing a post on stylin a piece of jewelry from Chaos, NY. I appreciate the lovely comment and your support of me with the Karina dresses Patti! xo

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    Beata
    January 25, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Beautiful dress ! You look gorgeous 🙂 x

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      thank you Beata, will pop over tomorrow! xo

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    Claire
    January 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Pretty lady, but that’s nothing new!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashinqueen.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      thanks Claire! I like to comment on your outfits on the link ups, do you still do them? xo

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    Lady of Style
    January 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Wrap dresses are my favourite type of dresses, they are so feminine and I firmly believe, they are great for any size and body shape! You definitely look great, Jess and yes, the neckline is gorgeous.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 25, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Annette!
      They are feminine, I just had to get used to keepin the bottom part closed 🙂 have a great day xo

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    Ada
    January 25, 2015 at 3:34 am

    This pretty black wrap dress is such a classic piece. I need one. Gorgeous earrings and tights, also.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 25, 2015 at 11:39 am

      thank you Ada! Check Ebay or where I get mine Karina dresses 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Eni
    January 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Jessica and congratulations for this nice and elegant dress. You are beautiful as always. I like very much your style and your taste. Now I follow you also on Twitter (I use Twitter only two weeks and they are not very practical). Have a nice weekend, kisses from Italy,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      thanks so much Eni! You are very sweet. Same to you friend! jess xx

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    Miriam | Farm Girl
    January 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Oh, I love this outfit! Your tights – *swoon* – fabulous. Wrap dresses are every woman’s best friend, they are so flattering and stylish! Plus so easy to dress up or down. Great look!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      thanks Miriam! I love funky tights, so i wear plenty of them in the winter. Appreciate you stopping by 🙂 xx

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    dan
    January 24, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Wrap dresses are very feminine, and that’s why I love them. You look great! I also like your elegant earrings…
    P.s.
    I wear my wrap dress with a silk top underneath, just in case …

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

      thanks Dan for stopping by, great advice too, glad yo ulike the look, jess xx

  • Reply
    carmen
    January 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

    No one looks better in black than you do Jess, your hair makes this a fabulous look! I just posted one of my wrap dresses. I love them! The stockings makes this a stunning outfit.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    ♥ carmen

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

      thank you Carmen, I will check out your post as well I appreciate you popping in friend! xx

  • Reply
    elb743
    January 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Jess,
    Love the wrap dress on you and am glad that you gave good advice of how to wear it. I have a problem when the wrap is on the skirt and if you walk with a bold stride, then OOPS…
    you look wonderful in black, and I should have guessed that. but the absence of color does more to emphasize your glorious hair and pretty bling. ( I am partial to bling!)
    I also like to buy online, but since I am a stones throw to some fabulous consignment stores, that is my preference, but when i was in suburban New york I mostly bought online,
    Look forward to more posts of this.
    Feel well.
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 24, 2015 at 10:03 am

      thanks so much Elle,
      I appreciate the lovely comment and feedback

      jess xo

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    litonkrl
    January 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Well you certainly don’t look blah. You look great! Love the stripes on you. Have a great weekend!
    Krl
    http://www.clippingpathoutsource.com

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    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    January 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Love wrap dresses because they are sooooo feminine, elegant and sexy all at the same time. And you wear it soooo well Jess. I dont think you need to work on your pose 🙂 It feels very natural looking at your pics! Have a great weekend. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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    Glenda
    January 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Jessica! I think the wrap dress is the greatest fashion invention. You look great in yours. Love the statement leg!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much, I appreciate you visited xx

  • Reply
    Harriet
    January 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I really love how you paired the wrap dress with the fashion tights:) x

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    Dawn Lucy
    January 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Oh you’re the sweetest! Thanks for advertising my link up party! I have a black wrap dress and I haven’t worn it in ages and now I’m totally inspired to drag it out and do something cute with it! You look lovely as always. I look forward to your advice on online shopping!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    Posh Prime
    January 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

    That wrap dress is so classic! I love those fun tights with it!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      thanks so much Megan. I love unique tights:-)

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    MonicaP
    January 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Wrap dresses are a wonderful staple to any closet. I prefer wrap type tops and always need to add a cami underneath 😛

    Monica.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

      thanks Monica, glad you like it, and so true< I used a pin, but a slip would work for the dress. xx

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    thedollhousev
    January 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Just so glamorous!! Love the dress, I don’t wear black much these days as I used to. But, a really wonderful black dress is a great thing to find and i love those tights as well 🙂 Happy weekend to you doll, I hope you enjoy yourself Xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

      thanks sweetie! I too wear more color, but like black now and then. THis dress fit the bill “) Enjoy your weekend too! xx please let me know when ur blog is up and running, as I will follow!

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