Momma Told Me: Karina Dresses #Frockstar Nation Event Preview: Penelope In Seashell

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Karina Dresses #Frockstar Nation Event Preview: Penelope In Seashell

Karina Frockstar™- Penelope 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Seashell, with pockets.
Momma Told Me: Dress for you!

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.
Karina Frockstar™- Penelope 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Seashell, with pockets.
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!

That's precisely why I chose to feature the Penelope dress in Seashell for this round of the Karina Frockstar™ Nation events, 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. When I  first featured this dress in Purple Plaid it was a little short for my frame. I was pleased to note this fabric and print was very flattering and the extra inches I've lost since then put this Penelope at the perfect length.
Karina Frockstar™- Penelope 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Seashell, with pockets.
Not only are these dresses flattering and extremely comfortable to wear, they come in a wide range of sleeve lengths and cuts to fit everyone's shape and style. 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! The remainder of the Spring 2014 line has just been revealed and you'll want to be the first to see the gorgeous prints lined up! 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 June 8, 2014 for your chance to win a 6 Karina dress wardrobe in the Karina Dresses Frockstar™ Nation Event!

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35 comments:

  1. This dress looks fantastic on you. I love the coloring. The scenery for your photos is also spectacular. I can't wait to get my next Karina dress.

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  2. I love to wear dresses (wearing one now, actually) every day. They're so comfortable and it's a no-brainer outfit. This color looks great on you!

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  3. I wear dresses and skirts all the time. I prefer them over shorts. I think that dress looks amazing on you!

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  4. I love the pop of color that this dress offers. Your dress look so cool and comfy for this summer heat. I have a few weddings this summer and also have a hard time finding something to fit my bust. I will be checking out Karina's site for a couple.

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  5. I love the pattern and the design. Your shoes are perfect with it - I adore brights together although I would fall out of those heels!

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  6. Even with two pictures you outdo us all. And your hair is back to BLACK! Sneaky! Love you in this Penelope!

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  7. I love the material. It looks almost identical to a top I bought at JCP- very pretty!

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  8. I love the color of this dress. It looks terrific on you!

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  9. That dress looks great on you. It's very fashionable.

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  10. You look too sweet in that dress! I also adore your shoes! I am hooked on the Karina Dresses ! IT is SO nice that they offer things in my size that are fashionable and stylish ! I am totally stoked about this promotion ! Good Luck everyone!

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  11. This is one of my favorite summertime colors, it looks great on you

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  12. I love wearing dresses and skirts, it just makes me feel girly loll and love the dress you have on with those red shoes, thanks for share @tisonlyme143

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  13. You look amazing and beautiful in that dress. I love that you paired them with those red heels. I love the color of that dress.

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  14. I don't usually like all-over prints but this one looks fantastic (especially on you)!

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  15. I love the cut and color of this dress on you! That dress would probably hit me almost mid calf and my short 5'4" height! LOL

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  16. I just love this dress on you!

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  17. This dress is perfect on you! Love the color.

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  18. I love the ruby dresses. Dresses are my go to. I would much rather throw on a dress than a pair of jeans.

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  19. You look so adorable in this dress - and the colors are pretty awesome too

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  20. I love this dress on you. The color is very becoming. I would definitely get this dress! I am also well endowed and I love a Vneck.

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  21. The dress is really beautiful on you. I love that you aren't afraid to wear a colored dress with a different color of shoes. Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear always said that you don't have to match your shoes and purse to your clothes (they have to "go," but they don't have to "match"!) and I think you've done a great job with that! :-)

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  22. Gorgeous dress and I love the unexpected pop of color that your shoe choice adds, as well!

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  23. lookin good love the red shoes

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  24. I love the material- it reminds me of a top I bought a couple of months ago!

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  25. THAT DRESS LOOKS AMAZING ON YOU I LOVE THE STYLE AND COLOR. REALLY CUTE FOR A NIGHT OUT IN STYLE.

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  26. I really really am a Karina fan ! I desperately wanna be a #FrocStar :o)

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  27. Oh I really like that color and pattern! Very modern!

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  28. I really like the Penelope on you- very pretty!

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  29. Very cute! I like the cut and the color, and those shoes are the perfect touch!

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  30. Hi Jenna,
    I commented already on your blog for this Karina giveaway but I have run out of bloggers to comment on. So, I am here again. I liked how you rocked the red heels with this dress. You take risks in fashion and I like that! You and I have similar figures. Top Heavy! That's why I know I will love Karina dresses because they look so good on you!!Wish me luck! I have entered a few of these Karina dress giveaways!!

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