Friday, November 18, 2011

The Karina Chronicles + GIVEAWAY

I AM A WINNER! A few months ago, one of my sponsors, Karina Dresses, ran a contest on their Facebook page. They were looking to name their new blog. Lots of ladies turned in their ideas, and I did too. And you know what? My suggestion  won!

According to the blog editor, bloggeress extraordinaire Sarah Von B: if your Karina dress were a blog it would be The Karina Chronicles. Like the dresses, the blog is funny, smart, helpful + stylish.  The Karina Chronicles has a great series of interviews called women we love,  + gives you all sorts of helpful hints,  even providing piles of interesting links to help you avoid work on Fridays.  How considerate of them!  You can befriend the Karina Chronicles on Twitter or Facebook or even subscribe to the RSS feed.

The prize for the contest (besides the satisfaction of naming a blog) was a Karina Dress. Since I want a closet of these easy-to-wear dresses, I couldn't wait to place my order. And I found the perfect Karina dress for me- it's the cat's meow! 

BEHOLD THE DRESS: I ordered the sleeveless Marissa, in an animal print. (You can order it too, right HERE.) I ordered a size M/L, as I am normally sized 10-14, but there's plenty of stretch in the fabric, so I think I could have done better with a size SMALL (how ego flattering!) I absolutely adore the animal print.  

Already I see lots of outfits centering around this dress. The fabric is thick, drapes nicely + is quite breathable. This dress is super comfy to wear, plus the fact that the fabric doesn't cling to my "love handles" makes bonus points. Karina Dresses are well suited to a woman's body.

And now for more fun! 

Karina Dresses is hosting a GIVE AWAY to my readers! YOU can win a Karina Dress of YOUR choice by entering. Click HERE to enter. 
Follow the instructions, leave a comment + cross your fingers.

The contest ends noon, Pacific Standard Time, December 1st. I'll announce the winner over at SHOPTHECITIZEN, December 2nd. Good luck! 

Unfortunately for my international readers + friends, the contest is open to U.S. residents only.

If you can't wait for the contest to end, and you'd like to make your own Karina chronicle, check out the online shop HERE. And my Rosebuds, be sure to enter the coupon code ROSC30 to get $30 off your Karina purchase.


annimal said...

I love this outfit! I am gonna enter the contest pronto, that dress looks great on you! Congratulations on the winning name and thanks for not spelling chronicles with a k!! ;)

Anupriya DG said...

Plaid + leopard print = awesomeness!! <3

You have the right spots on you, dear! :)

P.S.: Congratulations on the win! :))

theequinebovine said...

Love the dress , Bella! I am going to check out her site!

AnPhibian said...

That dress is marvelous on you. It couldn't be more perfect!

Tomye said...

You look wonderful in this dress and I love the way you stylishly accessorized it! -T

Isquisofrenia said...

awesome yay! i love your collar

Susan Tiner said...

I love those pictures of you in the hat with the collar. So pretty!

Please don't include me in the contest as I already won a Karina dress :).

doradadama said...

I love you tigresa outfit!
hat is divine amor.
you lucky biatch!

WendyB said...

Yay, leopard!

The Closet Shopper said...

Congrats Bella!

That dress is so cool. The hat, bag, and collar are what make it all Bellafied. Very very nice, girl.


Collette Osuna said...

Congratulations on your win Bella....the dress is SOOO gorgeous!! I too can think of tons of ways to style this little look fabulous as always!
I was just asked by Karina Dresses to become a Grand Ambassador and I couldn't be more the company, love what they stand for:)

A Funky Little Fashion Blog

Unknown said...

Yay, Bella!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sasha Maria said...

It's a really awesome dress. I love how you've styled it here. I always associate leopard with punk rockishness (I totally just made up a word), but it looks really edgy and feminine at the same time. Such a good outfit!

Congrats on winning!

Anonymous said...

You look amazing as always and congrats on the naming contest!

Love Karina Dresses :)


Kimberlee said...

I love this dress! That's awesome you got to name a blog :)

Anonymous said...

I loooove this dress on you. You look gorgeous!

Jamillah said...

congrats!!!! totally super clever name you came up with and i really think the print is great.


Congrats on I'll say twice a win lady: A clever name for the blog & a wonderful dress, great prize. It also looks easy to style too! :) xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win! Love the name. Heading over to enter now. xoxo

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh sweet jay-sus Bella!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did you come up with an awesome blog name, for which you well and truly deserve to have chosen that scrumptious leopard-print frock, drool, but you are wearing it with a tartan cape and a beautiful collar!!!!!!!!!!! Oh thank you, thank you glorious beauty, for making my day:))))))) xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Slammin outfit, that plaid cape is amazing!!