Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Effortless Style with Karina Dresses, featuring the new Naomi Dress!

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I am happy to be back after a blog hiatus to focus on health and spend the holidays with my family!  I suffer from anxiety and depression, in the winter with the holidays it gets much worse, I wanted to focus on things here at home as well as my own health so it was necessary to take a break but I am back with lots of new content to come in 2018!!  If you want to see more,  you can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram for outfit of the day posts, lots of candid life photos and tons of Michigan love!

Today, I am happy to be collaborating with Karina Dresses to introduce the NEW Naomi Dress in Tulip Garden from Karina's Sweetheart Collection.  Karina Dresses specializes in effortless everyday styles.  Made from a microfiber blend of polyester and spandex, Karina Dresses are the original easy dress, they fit beautifully on all body types and they travel effortlessly because the material is wrinkle free.  I mean you can literally wad this dress up in a ball, pull it out and it still looks perfect, definitely something we need more of in our busy lives!

The Naomi Dress is a new style for Karina!  A swingy, skater style dress with a fitted scoop neck bodice, cute cap sleeves, a full flirty circle skirt and ladies, best of all, it has POCKETS!!  I cannot contain my rapture when I receive a dress and it has pockets, the sheer joy with which I skip around happily informing the world that MY dress has POCKETS is ridiculous!  BUT, it is not common for women's dresses to have pockets and I believe it is one of the most underappreciated design elements in women's clothing.  These pockets are a great size too, large enough to hold both my cell phone and wallet, so very convenient!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Naomi Dress in Tulip Garden Print, Size XXL C/O of Karina Dresses
Earrings: Bad Girl Hoops in 24K Gold from Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Glasses: Zenni Optical
Cardigan: Cardigan in Olive C/O Mak Sweater
Heels: Black Kitten Heels from Mossimo
Makeup: Tarte Cosmetics
Lipstick: Victory Red from Besame Cosmetics

 The Naomi Dress fits like a dream and feels even better.  The microfiber material is so light and comfortable to wear, the shape flatters my curves and it does not cling but floats and swings around you.  This dress has tons of stretch, I went with a size XXL and it fits me just right.  The bodice is nicely fitted, cut modestly and it nips in at the waist to flatter. The cap sleeves are cute and comfortable giving a nice bit of upper arm coverage.  The length hits just below the knee on me at 5'2" tall.  The skirt is generous, flaring at the waist and very full with lots of fun movement, there is enough room to wear a petticoat underneath if desired for vintage styled looks.

Photo Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

I adore the pretty Tulip Garden print, it is a classic Karina pattern but the skater style Naomi Dress gives it a fresh and flirty feel.  This is a dress that has many styling possibilities, I love having pieces in my wardrobe that inspire me to create many different looks, it is such a joy to change up my look with simple changes in accessories, it shows off my personality and mood for the day!  Naomi is an effortless style, it can be worn alone in the summer for an easy, chic outfit, but it would also be great dressed up with a petticoat, contrasting belt, heels and pretty vintage accessories.  Naomi could also be worn in the winter with a cardigan, leggings and boots.  I am in love with my Naomi Dress!  I adore so many of Karina Dresses lovely selection, they have designs that suit every mood, style and size.   Which Karina Dress is your favorite?