Review of Karina Dresses’ Nora in Monet, & Link Up!

May 4, 2017

Not too long ago I was asked which Karina dress style was my absolute favorite. It’s a very hard question for a fan of Karina dresses!  But after some thought, I decided the Nora was my favorite style.

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Why the Nora?

Pockets!!  I love having pockets when I’m teaching especially. Also the Nora is just a really flattering shape on me. It’s a fit and flare, right to my knees, and it has a flattering bit of gathering at the shoulder. This is my third Nora dress and I wear them all the time!

What other styles?

Of course, I have many other favorite styles.  The Mia with kimono sleeves is a close second. I also really like the longer Margaret. I also love Megan, Audrey, Trudy, and Jackie. The only style I ever sent back was the Penelope because it was a bit short on me.  (Perfect for the more petite ladies though.)

Why Karina Dresses?

I really adore Karina dresses so much and wear mine all the time.  They never wrinkle, so they look good all day long. They are always machine washable and look just as good wash after wash.  High quality, classic flattering styles make them my go-to dresses.  Karina’s dresses are made with love in New York. Karina has classic prints, as well as fresh seasonal options, like this pretty “Monet” abstract flower print.

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 Outfit Details & Shopping Links

Karina Dresses!  – Nora Dress

Shoes – Vintage Prada – Vestiaire Collective

Earrings – Bauble Bar

Bag – Coach

Fav from Last Week’s Link Up

How cool is this chic Biker Ballerina look from  Lisa, The Sequinist!?


How has your week been, Dolls?  It’s been hot as August here in San Jose and last week it felt like January!  Have any fun Cinco de Mayo plans?  Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to link up!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Adrienne May 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    What a beautiful dress, Dawn Lucy! I love it on you.
    Thanks for joining us for How I Wear My this month. I love your floral maxi!
    xo, A

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    You Shine in this dress!!! What a gorgeous print on a most gorgeous gal!!

  • Reply Mica May 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    That is a beautiful dress, I can see why it’s a favourite. The colours and print on this one is beautiful on you, and pockets in dresses is the best thing! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a fantastic week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker May 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    That dress is everything! The colors and fit are gorgeous! Really need that in my closet! Peace!

  • Reply Leah Lawrence May 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Love the fact that they are made in the USA!

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft May 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I love a dress with pockets!!

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes May 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I have a Karina dress and love it!

    You look amazing in the Nora dress with the Monet-inspired print!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Laurie May 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Gorgeous colours Dawn. Looking fabulous x

  • Reply jodie filogomo May 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I haven’t yet tried the Karina dresses, but this one is gorgeous on you, Dawn!!

  • Reply Jill May 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Gorgeous print! That dress looks amazing on you! Love that it haves pockets!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Marta May 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    You are looking gorgeous in this floral dress, great pics too!!

  • Reply Cathy May 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I love this dress on you, it is adorable!!


  • Reply Susan May 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I love this dress on you! The colors are so vibrant and the cut is perfect! XO Susan

  • Reply Anna Marcus May 4, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous dress, looks so lovely on you and those vintage shoes are divine

  • Reply Gail May 4, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Lovely dress, gorgeous print and flattering cut. And with pockets!

  • Reply Nancy Baten May 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I love dresses so much! And I am wearing this style more and more! Beautiful colors!

  • Reply Mis papelicos May 5, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Beautiful dress and sandals. Great look Dawn .
    Happy weekend

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf May 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

    This particular style does fit you perfectly Dawn, and the colors are beautiful! Have a fabulous weekend friend!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge May 5, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Wowsers, Dawn Lucy! This dress is stunning! I love the bright floral for spring and the fit is so perfectly flattering!


  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge May 5, 2017 at 3:42 am

    This printed dress is gorgeous on you! The color are so pretty. Thanks so much for the link up Dawn Lucy!

  • Reply cherie May 5, 2017 at 5:31 am

    The colors are beautiful, great choice!


  • Reply Julie May 5, 2017 at 5:36 am

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous! The color and print on it make it so much fun! Any dress that has pockets is a big WIN in my book!

  • Reply Cristina - Memories of the Pacific May 5, 2017 at 5:42 am

    You look absolutely stunning, Dawn!! The dress is pretty and fun 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell May 5, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Gorgeous Dress! It was made for you, Dawn. Thanks for the linkup!

  • Reply Amy May 5, 2017 at 6:34 am

    The dress is gorgeous and the Fit and Flare style looks beautiful on you!

  • Reply Mary Murnane May 5, 2017 at 6:55 am

    This dress has such great shape. Looks so beautiful!


  • Reply Monika Faulkner May 5, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Pockets are often the deciding factor for me too when I’m contemplating a purchase, dearest Dawn!! 😉 And you’re so right…this Karina dress is SUPER flattering; from the striking colour combo to that fit-and-flare silhouette, you must feel ready to conquer the world – or at least the day! – when you have it on!! P.S. Oh, those Prada shoes!! XOXO

  • Reply Elise May 5, 2017 at 7:18 am

    This dress is beautiful!! Love the colors, pattern and pockets! You look gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply jess jannenga May 5, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Dawn, I love this one on you! What vibrant colors! Looks fab with your sandals and the pink bag. Such a great fit too!
    Do you have the link to this exact dress? So flattering!!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

  • Reply Jennie May 5, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This is a beautiful dress and so flattering! And those shoes…. Love.

  • Reply Amy Arnold May 5, 2017 at 8:31 am

    You look gorgeous in these photos! Love the dress. It is always so fun to have pockets.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Nora Minassian May 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    You look beautiful in this dress. What a cute dress and its got my name on it …lol

  • Reply valerie May 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Hey my fierce sister, love that dress on adorable!! And yaaay school’s almost out, I cant wait, we get out June 16th! Your pictures are just beautiful!

    Have a happy Friday and Cinco de mayo!


  • Reply Liza May 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Your look is so beautiful. Perfect dress on you !
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  • Reply Emma Peach May 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful dress! Such gorgeous colours, and the design is so flattering…hooray for pockets! I love my Karina dress that I won in your giveaway last year 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins May 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    This dress is stunning! I love with print!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  • Reply jacqui May 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Such a pretty dress, looks fabulous on you. x Jacqui

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