Karina’s Ruby Dress in Houndstooth (& Link Up)

September 7, 2017

Today I’m showing off another fabulous easy-to-wear and flattering dress from Karina Dresses!

Ruby in houndstooth print, the easy dress


I love a houndstooth print. It reminds me of my mother. She always swooned over black and white houndstooth and I know she would love this gray and black for fall too. (I miss that woman every single day of my life, by the way!)

I’m loving this Ruby style dress from Karina. I have to admit, the more …umm … “interesting” my elbows get, the more I appreciate this 3/4 length sleeve!  Plus it’s perfect for this time of year.  Add cute booties with bare legs now for a pre-fall look and then get your tights and boots ready to go when the weather cools down.  And as always, this Karina dress is made in the US, wrinkle-free, machine-washable … and can I just tell you these dresses look fabulous wash after wash?  When this teacher is running late in the morning, I grab a Karina dress!  It’s one-and-done … and I know I’ll look pretty, professional, and ready to go.

houndstooth dresses for fall 2017, style over 40

best dresses for teachers, dresses for work

Karina dresses made in the USA

wrinkle free flattering dresses

midlife style, teacher style

cute dresses for fall 2017, modest flattering dresses


Dress – c/o (temporarily sold out, but Karina is taking orders for the next batch … hurry before they sell out again!)- Karina Dresses Ruby in Houndstooth

Karina’s Ruby style dress in more pretty fall prints

Other Karina Dress styles available in the grey/black houndstooth

Boots – Nordstrom Vince Camuto Split Shaft Booties

Bag – Kate Spade 

Earrings – Kendra Scott Color Bar

As I’m writing this, I’ve got half my brain on New York fashion week! I’m so excited to be going!  Follow along and get the scoop on all the shows and of course my outfits!  I’ve also been fondly remembering last year, and my very first show ever, meeting Brad Goreski, seeing the Project Runway finale, and seeing Kelly Osbourne at the wild Namilia show! Can’t wait to share another NYFW adventure with my readers!

Don’t forget to link up and have fun visiting each other!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Nancy September 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    These Karina s dresses are absolutely fantastic. I love them all! The design is fantastic.

  • Reply jodie filogomo September 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Dresses are truly the best piece of clothing….especially when travelling. Now I wonder why we got away from them?

  • Reply Laurie September 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen a Karina dress that I don’t like yet! This looks gorgeous on you Dawn xx

  • Reply Rena September 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    You look fabulous and ready for any occasion in that dress. The houndstooth is a nice alternative from floral or plaid. It brings a bit of edginess to a feminine style.


  • Reply Suzanne September 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Super cute dress on you and I love how you styled it! Can’t wait to see what you post on IG for fashion week! Save Travels!

  • Reply Mica September 7, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I love printed dresses for work too, and this is a beautiful one! I agree you can wear it year-round, wrap dresses are always a classic! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend planned!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply jacqui September 8, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Chic fun outfit, thanks for hosting the link up.
    You were my favourite linked-up photo on my co-host blog last week.
    Here’s the link to my post if you’d like to see it. x
    Cheers Jacqui

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf September 8, 2017 at 2:24 am

    You always look so fabulous in your Karina dresses! Dresses/skirts and ankle boots are my favorite this time of year! How’s school going so far? I got a new batch of 6th graders and they’re killlllinng…me…lol!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge September 8, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Dawn Lucy, this dress is gorgeous! I love the shape of it and I am a huge fan of houndstooth. The booties are fabulous with it for fall. Great look, my friend!


  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge September 8, 2017 at 3:49 am

    In love with this dress and the booties you paired with it! So chic and perfect for fall. Thanks for the link up!


  • Reply Katherine September 8, 2017 at 3:55 am

    What a beautiful and flattering dress! I’m loving the way that you styled it!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  • Reply Pam Greer September 8, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I love this dress! have fun at Fashion Week!


  • Reply Pamela Lutrell September 8, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Perfect dress for fall, Dawn. Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker September 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

    This is such a pretty outfit! Those booties are the perfect shoes for this dress!

  • Reply Amy Arnold September 8, 2017 at 5:15 am

    What a great dress! You find the best things from there!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes September 8, 2017 at 5:24 am

    That’s a great dress! Looking fabulous!

    Have a blast at NYFW!!!

  • Reply Kellyann September 8, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Such a beautiful dress on you!

  • Reply jess jannenga September 8, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I think my favorite is the Ruby and the Katharine! Love this with the booties 🙂
    jess xx

  • Reply Valerie Hansen September 8, 2017 at 7:48 am

    This dress is fabulous, I love the flare and you look awesome, have fun, I am bummed I cant go but planning for next year….we have a fabulous fashion week here in Bellevue, Christian Sariano will be here, so I cant wait for that!


  • Reply Mary September 8, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Just love this dress, Dawn Lucy! You look fabulous!

    Have a great weekend!


  • Reply Laura September 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

    That dress is gorgeous on you!

  • Reply Lanae Bond September 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    That is a perfect dress for a fall work look!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner September 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Oh wow!! What a perfect dress for a girl like me who’s all about black and white and every shade in between!! And wrap-style dresses are sooo flattering, aren’t they?? But the icing on the cake has GOT to be those split-shaft booties, dearest Dawn…I think I’d own every single style that Vince Camuto makes if I could afford it!! Definitely one of my fave footwear designers!! 🙂 P.S. I’m green with envy that you’re at NYFW right now…make sure you enjoy it enough for the both of us, okay?! XOXO


  • Reply Nicole September 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love the Karina dresses. This one looks very elegant.

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