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Monday, February 18, 2013

Outfit Post: Lovely Rita LBD

Traffic Stop: The Rita by Karina Dresses

Lovely Rita. How chic is the cut-to-the-chase elegance of a simple Little Black Dress? This LBD is a short-sleeve Rita, made in the USA, by Karina Dresses. That means it's wrinkle free, made from an easy wear, easy care breathable microfiber fabric. 

Take $30 Off: Use Coupon Code ROSC30 for $30 off your purchase.

Keep It Simple Sweetheart: The Streamlined Simplicity of a LBD

I've kept the whole look streamlined: a knit cap for warmth, the Rita LBD, some chunky bracelets and my new-to-me booties.  I found them for $25 bucks at Value Village. Originally slotted for re-sell, these boots were headed to eBay, until I tried them on! They fit remarkably well, and were instantly comfortable. I'm a big fan of the Söfft brand, as they design for ease, comfort, and affordability, as well as smart looks. Kind of like this Karina Dress, now that I think about it.

While I'm on the subject of Karina Dresses- here's the link to sign up for their newsletter, the Karina Nation, launched just this month! I dressed up as the newsletter editor, and the Rita was the featured dress for the month of February. If you want great "behind the seams" scenes, sneak previews and exclusive access to sales events, be sure to sign up now, so you don't miss next month's feature. Sign up for the Karina Nation HERE.

Now Wearing:
  • Knitted Tam c/o JACOB
  • arm candy, various sources
  • The Rita c/o Karina Dresses
  • Söfft  Booties, similar HERE

Disclosure: Karina Dresses is a sponsor of the Citizen Rosebud, and I received this dress for the purpose of this post.  
The thoughts, opinions, text and photos are 100% my own.




Linking up the the vivacious Patti and pals over at Visible Monday
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41 comments:

Patti said...

So fab - I am convinced I need a Rita, asap. Love how you've styled this one, you look super-fine : > Thanks for linking up.

m e l i g r o s a said...

beautiful!

Val Sparkle said...

I'm lovin' the music, and the LBD! I haven't finished reading the newsletter yet, but I should be able to catch up since I don't have to work tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you've put together, Ms. Editor!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

You look stunning in the LBD. Now I definitely want a karina dress.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

An LBD as only Bella can do it!! The booties, the hat, the gorgeous red lipstick, and your expressive eyebrows make this pure magic. LOVE YOU TOO!!!

Heather Fonseca said...

That dress looks amazing in you! Love it. I'm having an all black moment too these days.

Diane @ Haute Flashion said...

Every woman should own a LBD and this one is stunning on you. So many ways that you could wear it. And those booties were a great find. Glad you kept them!

I'm jealous that you and Joni got to get together. Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall!

Tamera Beardsley said...

My dear Bella....I LOve how YOU come through in this dress... it becomes a frame for your wonderful personal style to be highlighted... from the styling of the dress itself...to the moody setting you chose! Kudos my to you my dear...A+

Silhouette de Femme said...

You make a LBD so damm cool & chic! Your hat & booties just make it your awesome style!
Denise
http://silhouettedefemme.blogspot.ca/

Terri said...

What a wonderful look--and as comfy as it is sharp! I too like Soft brand shoes.

miss donna said...

in my opinion - the LBD every woman should own! it's sexy, yet simple.

Joni said...

Lookin' Sexy Bella! I love the way your body art shows off with this dress.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Absolutely perfect dress and the way you've put the look together is fantastic. Loving the music...and your ink! I've been trying to decide on my next bit of body art...decisions, decisions!

Louise Mc said...

That's a lovely dress, and I love the way you've styled it. I need more berets.

Luna Tiger said...

This gorgeous dress turns you in a beautiful pin up !
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Sara said...

Such a pretty dress, I like it ! Looks awesome on you :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look marvellous x

Serene McEntyre said...

Bella! You look GORGEOUS! I love this streamlined black on you.....soooo elegant, but still with your playful vibe!! Signing up now for your newsletter! Hugs girly! Serene

señora Allnut said...

pretty, smart and comfy!, it sounds like heaven to me!, and you look really gorgeous, elegant and sexy!!, it's a fabulous dress and pretty shoes ensemble and love it!
I would love to have one of that karina dresses so I'm ready to struggle with that awful customs for a pretty dress!
besos & vestidos

Susan said...

LOVE these shots of you girlie! Beautiful!

MyStyle said...

Hi there! wow, that is one stylish LBD and you look amazing in it! Have a good week xxx

Adrienne said...

That dress is gorgeous on you! I really need to check out Karina dresses!

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

The Style Crone said...

Elegant in the Rita! I can see why you kept the booties, which are the perfect choice for this chic ensemble.

And I'm adding U-ROY to the newly evolving playlist of my life.

Vix said...

That black dress is so damned sexy, it accentuates your fine figure and looks delicious. Look at your tiny waist! xxx

Déjà Pseu said...

Looks fabulous on you!!

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

This is a great dress on you. I like how you kept the skin bare and your showing of some wonderful arm candy!

kaffesoester said...

I love the shape and discrete shine in this dress, and it looks fantastic on you! The booties are great, looking very expensive and perfect with the dress. Fantastic that you don't need to wear tights, and everything is green outside!

MyStyle said...

Hi again!! Thanks for the lovely comment....I would be really honoured if I could be added to your +40 plus blogroll please!!

Consider Me Lovely said...

That dress is PERFECT on your curves Bella darling!! Fab!

Ofelia said...

The Beatles should be proud and Rita was also Bob Marley's wife name.
Two reasons to like this song.
You have great legs: must shown them often!!!!!!

blackberryfashion said...

You look stunning :)

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spashionistareport said...

Who doesn't love a wrap dress - and an LBD to boot? The look is very retro pinup girl. If it had longer sleeves and petite proportions I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat!

Spashionista (Alicia)

A Matchy Matchy Midlife said...

I second Jean...the LBD your way is utterly cool and to the point. Excellent as always.

xo,
Alyssa

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Oh Bella how beautiful you look in the Rita. It suits you so well. Stunning!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Bella--you look va-va-va-voom in the Rita Dress!! I love the new booties!!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I love the dress. It's the perfect shape. Debbie

odysseyhome.com said...

Wow! You know I love this. :)
I know you're accustomed to wearing beautiful color and prints but this is simply stunning. There is something quite French about it as well.
Pink lips here are oh so pretty, too.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Eye seenk yu har loooking zo Freeench in zees leetle ... 'ow you say? ...
wrap dress.
Very cosmopolitan, Bella! Beautiful.

Forest City Fashionista said...

That really is THE perfect little black dress - figure flattering, you can dress it up or down, and wrinkle resistant! How are you not freezing?

I would have kept those booties too.

Susan Partlan said...

Hello beautiful Bella! I love this dress on you and the way you have styled it. Tres chic.

No fear of fashion said...

What a beautiful and (on you) sexy dress.

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