I’ve been hearing about Karina Dresses for years and have always kind of wondered what the big deal was all about. A dress is a dress, right?! Sure you have your better quality dresses, and often they will provide you with a better fit, but most of the same popular and classic styles you will find across the board, so I really started wondering what was so special about Karina!
When I checked out KarinaDresses.com, I immediately loved all the different styles they carry. They are classic shapes and fits made for women of any age, that can easily take you from work or a more casual weekend look, to dinner with friends in the evening! Karina Dresses are eco friendly, made right here in the USA, and designed to be easy for you to take care of once it’s hanging in your closet! No crazy dry cleaning with these dresses, all their dresses are washable, and can be drip dried, and get this… no ironing! I don’t know about you, but that sold me! I hate to iron, I mean.. HATE it! I’m also not a fan of expensive dry cleaning bills either, so Karina dresses sounded like they might be a perfect match for me!
One of my very favorite things about shopping on the Karina site, is that each dress will tell you which body type it will flatter! That’s like having a personal stylist for you, right there on the site! I loved that because I know a lot of us have a hard time buying dresses that will flatter our shape, especially when you’re doing it online! It’s hard enough in the store when you can try on a bunch of dresses!
I was immediately drawn to the Audrey dress, a pretty v neck, to the knee, fuchsia dress that works for triangle shapes, inverted triangles, ovals, hourglass, and rectangle shapes (me!). This dress pretty much flatters everyone!
When my dress arrived, I dived in and when I lifted it up, I noticed that it is noticeably heavier than a lot of dresses. Not a bad heavy, a heavy that meant it is a much higher quality dress, made of high quality material that will last you for years to come!
When I first tried on the Audrey, I loved how luxurious it felt. I’ve worn some really expensive dresses, and I’ve worn some really inexpensive dresses, and the Audrey Dress from Karina Dresses is right up there with some of the most expensive ones I’ve worn! (Although you won’t pay that for it!) I immediately loved how it felt on my skin. its super soft, and a thick jersey, so you can wear it comfortably all day long, and its great to pack for a trip too, since it won’t wrinkle!
Along with feeling incredibly luxurious, soft and comfortable, what matters the most? The Fit of course! The dress hung perfectly and you know how a lot of dresses make you feel a bit insecure, like they are clinging to and showing the world your biggest flaws! Well this dress does the complete opposite of that! Like most women, I get a little nervous about how my tummy looks in tight clothing, so I usually steer clear of tummy hugging dresses. The Audrey dress is an empire waist so it hits right at the tiniest part of your waist, which is ultimately what flatters every woman! I felt confident and beautiful in this dress, and what better feeling is there than that when looking for the perfect dress!
I fell in love with my Karina Dress immediately, and besides all of the positives about this wonderful brand, like I mentioned above- being made in the USA, it’s eco-friendly, and no ironing or dry cleaning, I was absolutely in love with how I looked and felt in the dress! And ultimately that is the main goal when shopping for the perfect dress!
Here I’ve styled my Audrey dress:
Pretty great dress right? I know this is a dress I will be wearing for years to come. Its uber-flattering, high quality, amazingly comfortable, good for the earth, and a classic that will always be in style!
If you would like to check out Karina Dresses and purchase a fabulous dress for yourself, be sure to check out KarinaDresses.com today!
** I was given this dress for the purpose of reviewing it. All opinions expressed are my own and in no way influenced by the brand. I only share products I feel will be beneficial or informative for my readers.
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Fuchsia Sleeveless Dress: The Audrey Dress by KarinaDresses $99
Navy Military Jacket: Lulualong – Get similar HERE – $50
Red Sandals: Jimmy Choo Spring 2012
Multi Color Envelope Clutch: Libby Story Mayan Clutch $54
Gold Long Chain Earrings: CC Skye from Rockbox.com – $19
What better way to put a smile across your face then wearing a bracelet that reminds you of your little ones! While I’m not a mom, I am the proud parent of a dog and two cats. They’re my babies and bring a smile to my face more than anything else can, so I loved the idea of wearing a bracelet with each of their birthstones.
I know most of you know about Swarovski and its exceptional quality. While I knew about their gems and crystals I did not know about their pearls, so I was super excited to find out about a website that offers lovely Swarovski Pearl Mothers Bracelets!
Design A Mothers bracelet that will truly make you smile! These mother bracelets also use Czech Crystal and genuine silver, so you know you are getting a wonderfully high-quality bracelet that will last you for years to come!
I love that on the site you can design your bracelet using their fabulous visualization technology, and see exactly how your bracelet will look before you buy it! It’s a great way to make sure you will be completely satisfied with your purchase!
So here is my Bracelet with my pets birthstones:
Pretty fabulous right? I love how great it looks and most importantly, I love what it stands for. I smile every time I look at it! It’s super comfortable to wear, bright and shiny, and high quality! It will last me for years to come. I always get lots of compliments on it when I wear it too!
You will also love the price! This gorgeous bracelet cost only $29! Wow! Now that’s a bracelet purchase you can feel good about!
If you would like to learn more about these beautiful mother’s bracelets or create one for yourself, be sure to check out PearlsbyLaurel.com today! They also have a wonderful referral program too! Send over a friend and get $15 in store Credit!
**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
I know when it comes to traveling I always over pack, I mean always. I end up with way too much luggage and some how still run out of things to wear on vacation. That or else I open up my suitcase to one big wrinkly mess because I’ve completely over stuffed it!
I love to get dressed up, especially on vacation, so I always pack a dress for each night to go out to dinner in. If you pack dresses you know that most of them are going to wrinkle on you and you’re going to end up wasting precious vacation time ironing! Ugh!
When I stumbled upon the Rhonda Shear website, I was immediately drawn to the Ahh Dress (although if you happen to be shopping for the most comfortable bra out there, you should be checking out this website right now!)
The Ahh dress is not only that, insanely comfortable, it is jersey, so guess what? No wrinkles! Oh and you can wear it about a hundred different ways. No I’m serious, this dress can be worn so many different ways, it’s unbelievable!
When I first got the dress it comes in two long tube like shapes (a black one and a leopard print one) with a big slit in the middle on the side. It also comes with a leopard print tube top, and a black sash to complete your look. With these four pieces, it will blow your mind the different looks you can come up with!
I immediately started playing around with the pieces and after a few minutes of figuring it out and how to wear it (you step into the hole in the middle of one of the tubes, then slide the top around the front, or the back, or the side, to get different looks. Anyway it sounds a bit confusing but it only took me about 5 minutes (the dress also comes with a guide for how to create several different looks) I started creating several different looks. After about 10 minutes I was flat out having a blast thinking of different ways to wear this dress! I probably stood in the mirror for an hour and honestly created about 30 different looks by the time I decided I needed to start getting dinner ready.
So what exactly did I create? Check out the looks below I created with my Ahh Dress (Yes this is one dress!)
Here are more of the looks I created when I very first got the dress:
Wow! Lots of looks right! That’s just the beginning! I actually had a few more but the pictures didn’t turn out so good so I didn’t include them. As you can see there are sooo many ways to wear this dress, I really think its impossible to run out of ways! I kept thinking up more ways even after I got out of the dress!
This is what the tube looks like with a slit in the middle on the side that you slip into to start creating different looks!
You can also get the Ahh Dress in blue and gray if leopard print makes you a little shy. As you can see, this is one of the most amazing dresses you can possibly get! You can take it on vacation and wear it out in a different way every night and no one will ever know its the same dress! Not only that, but can you imagine how light your luggage will be, only needing to pack one dress? Wow! I will never pack any other dress ever again!
Besides this amazing dress, Rhonda Shear has amazing lingerie (perfect for the curvy girl), shape wear, tights, tanks, and more! Even an amazing perfume that has quickly become one of my very favorites! See How I styled her high waisted shape wear tights HERE.
You will love her products and you will love the prices! The Ahh dress above – Only $89! What an absolute steal for a dress that can be worn so many different ways!
If you would like to learn more about Rhonda Shear’s Amazing line, check out the website at RhondaShear.com
*I was given this product for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
Hey Everyone, to thank my lovely readers for being SOOOO Fabulous and supportive, I’m giving away a $260 Krimson Klover Knit Print Sweater (size med) to one of you!
ENTER TO WIN in the Rafflecopter Form Below!
Good Luck Lovelies! xo xo
Here is what you will win (a sweater exactly like this one):
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Black knit printed sweater: KrimsonKlover.com $260 Value- ENTER TO WIN! (size med)
Gray Shaping Leggings: Rhonda Shear Ahh Sweet Tootsie High Waist Shaping Legging $37
Multi Strand Necklace: Forever 21 (Get Similar HERE $44)
Faux Fur Boots: Forever 21 (Get Similar HERE $43)
Purple Handbag: Prodigy in purple from JustFab.com $39.95
I’m so excited to share with you, one of my new favorite online boutiques! I just came upon LookBookStore.co in the last month and am absolutely in love! This store has the chicest, most fashionable, on trend, and totally affordable items for every woman!
When I first started shopping the site, I honestly wanted to buy everything! I loved everything I was seeing and the prices were totally making me smile as well! This site offers a great variety of outerwear, tops, bottoms, dresses, bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and more AND they offer FREE worldwide shipping! Love it!
After searching the site I found my favorite items, and one of them is this gorgeous Studded shoulder denim jacket in grey! First off, I am normally NOT a fan of denim jackets! It is just me or are most of them completely boring and look just like what your dad wears when working outside in the yard! I have had several different denim jackets over the years because for one, stylists tell you everyone should have one in their closet because they are a great basic, and versatile piece that can be great for down playing a super dressed up, night on the town outfit! Pair it with a dress or a skirt and heels, and you’ve instantly made your outfit more casual! I bought into this idea and bought the denim jackets, but never ended up wearing them. Sure they are great for that, but most of them are just so plain and boring, and totally not my style!
That’s why I was beyond THRILLED to find this studded shoulder denim jacket from LookBookStore! This jacket is not your basic denim jacket at all! Its super chic, fashionable, and has some great edge! Studs can be found all over it, as well as some great zippers even on the sleeves! While its denim, it does still work great for pairing with that fancy outfit to make it day time casual, but because of its awesome edge, it also can dress up your basic trousers or shorts too! It’s denim but doesn’t look denim, and I absolutely love that! Yet its super comfortable like your favorite warn in denim jacket!
I am so excited about this jacket, I can’t even tell you! I LOVE wearing it, and although its still a bit warm now, I’m finding every excuse in the book to wear it, and I know because of its uniqueness and edge, I will be wearing this jacket for YEARS to come! A great jacket like this will ALWAYS be in style! NOW that is a great way to invest in fashion!
Along with the most fabulous denim jacket ever made, I also found a unique gold plated belt on a black nylon strap. I love this belt because its obviously not your average belt, and by now you can probably tell how much I love unique pieces that make people ask, “where did you get that belt?” I love statement-making pieces, and that is exactly what this fabulous belt is! I’m wearing it very casually here with a plain grey t shirt, but can you imagine how fabulous this would look with your favorite LBD or any dress for that matter, to give it some shine and draw attention to the skinniest part of your body! This gorgeous belt can be worn several different ways and is the perfect glamourous touch to any outfit!
Lastly, I picked out a fun, punky, spiked bracelet, because I love some jewelry with edge! My style is not punk by any means, but punk pieces are the perfect way to add some interest to any outfit! Great style is all about wearing different textures, colors, and prints to make your outfit interesting! It’s the secret to making your look anything but boring! AND trust me, that will make people think you are the most fashionable thing they’ve ever seen!
Obviously you have to balance the edgy and interesting with some basic pieces so that the outfit is not completely over the top but still visually bold! That’s why although I added some vegan leather pants for shine and some great heels to make my look dressy for day, I wore a basic T-shirt to off set the dressed up look, as well as keeping the look from being too much.
Well I can go on and on about how much I love my new jacket, belt, and bracelet from LookBookStore, but check out how I styled it and let me know in the comments what you think!