Momma Told Me: Karina Dresses #Dresstacular Preview- I Model The Penelope In Purple Plaid

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Karina Dresses #Dresstacular Preview- I Model The Penelope In Purple Plaid

Penelope Dress by Karina in Purple Plaid #Dresstacular
Momma Told Me: Clothes should fit you, not the other way around!

When I was young, fresh out of high school and in college, I loved all things girlie. I wouldn't let a warm Southern California day go by without sporting a Summer Dress or a flowy skirt and heels. But, as women know all too well, time is not always so kind to our curves, and sizes and shapes tend to change. My weight has fluctuated quite a bit over the past ten years, and only recently did I drop over 60lbs after a serious health scare. I never was a 'big' girl, but I've never been a 'small' girl either. I have curves, from head to toe, and this can be a difficult fashion hurdle for a 5'11" woman entering her 30s. I still want to be fun and flirty, but I also want to be modest and feminine. And that is how I fell in love with Karina dresses, a brand that truly makes a dress for every body.
Penelope Dress by Karina in Purple Plaid #Dresstacular
With 12 core designs, and numerous prints within each design, the Karina collection is always evolving through the season and to meet their customer's demands. Several of the styles, such as the Gala and Lauren even offer different cuts and lengths to suit the wearer's tastes. When I dress up I don't always want my unfinished ink (tattoos) showing, so I look for 3/4 sleeves that make me less self conscious. I also love bright and vivid colors, which is where the Penelope criss-cross, V-front, pleated skirt, pocket rocking dress comes in. It's Purple Plaid print has been making it's way through the fashion blogger community and I have been ever so jealous of how fabulous it looks on women of every age, shape, and size!
Penelope Dress by Karina in Purple Plaid #Dresstacular
That's precisely why I chose to feature the Penelope dress in Purple Plaid for this round of the Karina Dresstacular™, it's the perfect fit for me inside and out! Made with a lightweight and comfortable poly blend fabric, and available in 4 sizes, with 3/4 sleeves it offers immense versatility here in So Cal. As a full busted woman, I was a little concerned about fitting in the top of the dress, but was happy to see there was ample coverage, and I could just as simply wear a lightweight cami underneath should the event call for it. The high waistband, however, does tend to make the hem of the skirt a little high, or short if you will, with my long torso and legs. For modesty sake, out and about, I layer a colorful slip skirt beneath to help cover me, and wear the dress without the skirt when at the beach or a similar party where more skin is acceptable.
Penelope Dress by Karina in Purple Plaid #Dresstacular
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Penelope Dress by Karina in Purple Plaid Pockets #Dresstacular
The pockets in the front of the Penelope are a nice twist I find makes this dress a little more playful and casual overall. I especially enjoyed playing up the turquoise 'stitching' detail in the fabric's print, which allowed me to really make the dress my own. Most importantly, the Penelope is comfortable and I almost feel like I am in college again, and that does a great thing for a woman's confidence! The Karina collection is growing every day, and some of my favorite prints and styles are making their way out of the collection, *cough, Purple Plaid Penelope* so be sure to stop by today! Sign up for the Karina newsletter to stay up to date on the latest style additions and prints in your favorite dress, and be the first to hear about 50% off flash sales.

I've teamed up with 11 other fashionable bloggers to help showcase how Karina dresses truly are dresses for 'every-body'. Join us here on February 24, 2014 for your chance to win a 6 Karina dress wardrobe in the Karina Dresstacular™!

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106 comments:

  1. I like the dress, it's got a vintage feel to it but is also modern.

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  2. Purple is your color! It looks stunning on you. The turquoise in an amazing counterpoint.

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  3. Love the dress and your style. Purple does look good and has such a great depth

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  4. Love your entire look...and those shoes are tooooo cool.

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  5. I meant to say the shoes are toooooooo cute. *sigh*

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  6. I love this dress on you! Perfect for fall/winter, and it looks great. Plus POCKETS!! I'm a sucker for a dress or skirt with pockets. I also love those shoes, haha! What fun!

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  7. I am sold on a dress with pockets!! I love , love , love your shoes hun!!!!!

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  8. The purple plaid is beautiful. I definitely need more plaid in my life. The bright turquoise make this outfit so fun! Love the feather necklace too.

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  9. Thanks for including me in your post. Isn't it amazing how each of us styled it so differently?

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  10. this is a sweet dress. I like the details like the pockets, and I am a plaid fan from away back

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  11. I like the skirt underneath, adds some flair. Plaid is always great but this way it packs a double punch

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  12. I love the color, the print, and it looks awesome on you!

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  13. I love how you added the blue. I really pops! The design and fabric suits you perfectly!

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  14. I like how you layered the dress , that helps give it a huge color pop!

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  15. I like the pockets! It's so modern and fun!

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  16. The dress looks really cute on you. I like the simple design that can be left as is or dressed up like you have done. Very pretty.

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  17. this is the first time I've seen the plaid, and I really like it. This is my favorite along with the retro style, can't remember the name.

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  18. I love the purple plaid!! My favorite color!! :)

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  19. I love this purple plaid! Great amethyst color!

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  20. You really look good in this. I think its the turqouise that sets it all off. Your so pretty!

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  21. I love colors. The aqua color under is adorable...shoes are cute

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  22. I love the way you chose the color s and styles, they all go together beautifully!

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  23. What a cute idea to wear a slip skirt with this dress , You look adorable

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  24. THE PLAID LOOKS VERY WELL ON YOU AND THE STYLE FITS YOU VERY WELL. LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS POCKETS TOO

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  25. You look great in that dress! I love the fun pattern.

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  26. Great color combinations. Again, I would add a lace insert up top, to cover up.

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  27. very pretty dress! I love how it matches your hair, looks great on you :)

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  28. Very pretty dress! I love how it matches your hair, looks great on you!

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  29. I love the purple plaid in this dress.It looks so lovely on you and I love your shoes and accessories that you have chosen to wear with it.

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  30. Great colors on you! And you look really happy in the photos. :)

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  31. I like your choice of style. The accessories are awesome too !

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  32. I hear you about confidence changing as time goes by. This totally makes me want this dress!

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  33. I really love that dress, very cool.

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  34. Really pretty colorand love the plaid

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  35. Love the layers! Great colour on you!

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  36. I'd love to have this dress in pink!!

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  37. you are just rocking that dress fab

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  38. Love dresses with pockets...too cute!

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  39. i love how you accessorized the dress. really cute!

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  40. Very cute dress. Love the shoes! Congratulations on your weight loss. You go girl!

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  41. plaid and blue who knew it could work you look great

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  42. Love the dress! It is so your style! You rock this look!

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  43. This dress would match my amethyst ring :)

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  44. i like that the dress is available in four sizes. The one size fits all dresses Karina sometimes features do not usually work for me since I'm smaller built.

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  45. i love how you put this out fit together

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  46. You really know how to pair things together! A talent I'm afraid I DON'T have! I LOVE the shoes!

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  47. i am looking at the site and making my list, love these

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  48. Plaid and burgandy are two of my favorites and you look great in the dress.

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  49. You look gorgeous. Purple really suits you.

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  50. Yet another way to wear these dresses, with a tank under it. I really do think these dresses flatter everyone of you ladies.

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  51. I don't look good in pleats--too short waisted--but this is very cute on the model!

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  52. I love this dress its classy yet still fun love the purple and the pockets.
    Jessica Cox
    momma62404@yahoo.com

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  53. I think the purple is a very flattering color on you and I like the pattern!!

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  54. This dress is amazing. I want one. I love the way it fits!

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  55. you are looking all kinds of great

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  56. really loving the cut of this dress

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  57. I don't usually wear these color combos but it looks interesting on you and very modern.

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  58. The purple looks great on you, and those shoes are awesome!

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  59. This dress looks so great on you! Perfect fit and love the colors you used.

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  60. This dress looks fabulous on you.

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  61. I seriously am in love with this outfit!!

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  62. Super cute on you! Love how it fits the curves...very sexy!

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  63. I love your flower ring. It goes great with your dress!

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  64. Cute dress and I love the shoes!

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  65. You wear it well my dear! Your features and the dress are complementary. And as you stated, you can wear it many ways, out and about, or at the beach, etc.

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  66. I absolutely love this dress. I would be so thrilled to have it.

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  67. Love the vintage apeal of this one!
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com
    entry name: Mechele Johnson

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  68. I love this dress with the pop of turquoise! I love your sense of style!

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  69. You look marvelous! I love these Karina dresses and how you ladies wear them, it's fun to see all the different ways you all accessorize them. Thanks for the review.
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Wow, it looks great on you! I'm really glad to hear that it has ample coverage up top...that is often an issue with me and v-type dresses and tops.

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  71. I didn't think I'd like the plaid in a dress, but it is really cute! It looks great on you!

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  72. You really pull off that plaid! Looks awesome!

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  73. The plaid looks great on you. I like the fact the dress has pockets.

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  74. I think plaid will always be in style. It would match my mostly solid color wardrobe. Looks great on you too.

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  75. I LOVE this color and pattern, super cute! :)

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  76. We are the same figure type, so what looks good on you, looks good on me. I love purple on you and myself,also the 3/4 sleeves.

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  77. So, the Purple Plaid Penelope is on it's way out? Boo! It looks so nice on you!

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  78. I love the Penelope, it's got a little edge to it.

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  79. It is very flattering and the shoes really accentuate the look

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  80. I love plaid with bright colors! You look beautiful in that dress. And those shoes?? Love 'em!

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  81. Gorgeous dress and one of my favorite colors. Looks great with the turquoise.

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  82. I think the purple is very flattering to your figure!!

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  83. Wow this dress is stunning on your! Very flattering!

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  84. I absolutely LOVE the dress with the purple plaid and the blue color added... Your necklace puts it all together!! LOVE it! :)

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  85. This purple plaid dress is genius! Love the colors!

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  86. Love this dress, it is really cute looking.

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  87. I love this dress. I have never considered plaid before but now I really want one for myself!

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  88. Love it! Comfy, stylish and curve flattering! Got to get the one with the balzer!!!

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  89. I think the colors are flattering on most people and looks slimming too.

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