Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bella Blooms (A Karina Dress Review)


Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest-landia, and I have been itching to wear my newest frock from Karina Dresses. This one, is a fetching number in black with red polka dots. I said, RED POLKA DOTS! People, you know I had to choose that one. The style is called the Audrey, named after a fashion icon of mine (and likely yours, too!) Audrey Hepburn. It's a classic cut, in a classic print and makes for classic comfort.




The fabric is an easy wear, easy care micro-fiber. It's machine-washable, drip dry and never needs ironing. I like the weight of the fabric, it has a good feel to it, and a nice "flow" in the movement of the garment. I also like the basic styling of the dresses: the simple lines and classic silhouettes make it easy to make my own. 

I infused this sweet + classic dress with some sassy street cred, pairing it with some over-the knee striped socks, and a pair of black cowboy boots. And what mix is better than polka dots, plaid, and stripes? Well in case you think I forgot to add some floral patterns, look behind me- with the yard full of red and pink blossoms, I felt like I was a bloom too!


Karina Dresses is offering $30 off any item in their online shop to all Citizen Rosebud readers. Just enter coupon code ROSC30 at the check out and get $30 off your purchase. 

And..guess what? Karina Dresses is sponsoring a give-away: a Karina Dress of your choice for one lucky reader. YOU can enter the give-away posted over at my shop blog, shopthecitizen.com

Click HERE to enter to win! Good luck!


23 comments:

déjà pseu said...

Bella you look fabulous!! The red polka dots are YOU, and I'll bet we see a lot more of this dress on you in the future. Don't you just adore how these dresses feel and move?

Serene McEntyre said...

Oh Bella! You look absolutely BELLA in that lovely dress....it's so YOU! Hugs girly! ~Serene

Helga! said...

Fark YEAH! Polka dots are the Queen of Prints!!! It's lovely,and YOU'RE lovely! You've rocked it beautifully!XXXXXXXX

Lissy said...

Oh I just love that dress! And how fun paired with the striped tights. You look fab!!

frumpfactor said...

It looks so wonderful on you! Love the neckline in the back. Yay!

bucklebuttonzip.com said...

You wear prints like nobody's business. Love you Bella!
xLaura

Heather Fonseca said...

I love hoe you've mixed all those reds. I finally saw some karnina dresses in the real at a local store. When I have more time I want to geometry one on. There was a black with grey polka dots that I really liked.

Thrifted Shift said...

You look great! I can really see how this dress could be styled in so many different ways.
--TS

Krista said...

You look friggin hot in this polka dot dress and you hair is even more delicious!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

You look really gorgeous in this, love the dress as it is, but the addition of stripes and plaid makes it YOU! Love love love the first and third photos xxx

pastcaring said...

You've styled the dress perfectly to make it Bella-esque! Lovely! xxx

Reva said...

You picked good!!!!
that is so YOU!
I miss you :)
off to the doctor, again......
Hugs big time!!!!
Reeves

Vix said...

Most women would wear that cute dress with plain accessories and let the frock do the talking but not you, my dear Bella. Your clashing prints and creative pattern mixing let your personality do all the talking. You wear that dress like no other woman could. xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for lovely weather like yours so I can pose in the garden without freezing my tits of

SACRAMENTO said...

I have no words for you, jut
Un abrazo fuerte, fuerte.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fashion Tales.... said...

That is a great deal on that dress. I like that all of their dresses look so comfortable and versatile to wear. It's a great look on you Bella!

Stacyverb said...

Fantastic styling as usual. This outfit is making me want to wear striped tights with EVERYTHING (if it weren't blazing hot here...).

señora Allnut said...

love your fabulous outfit, so pretty dress, so nicely mixed polka dots with stripes and plaid, you're absolutely gorgeous!
besos!

Courtney Erin said...

That's such a seriously great dress - and I love how you styled it, it's such a bold and fun look.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Stacey said...

Beautiful dress! I love an interesting print in a classic style - you've certainly made it your own!

Terri said...

The dress is such a wonderful fit and I love the swing of the skirt in the last photo.

no more frump said...

Totally love the red dots! I need a dress like this. I'm so into dots right now.
http://no-more-frump.blogspot.com/

La Dama said...

Que radiante!
You look exquisite in red polka dots amor. I adorar all the plaids and witchy stripes.
Oh I see the flores now.Your garden is blooming gorgeous como tu.
I love the back flirty neckline.
besones

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