Winter has definitely arrived here down under in Australia. The morning air definitely bites and nights are spent rugged up infront of the heater or under warm blankets simply trying to warm up. Now while I adore spring and autumn, for the weather balances they offer, winter is definitely my second favorite season, ahead of summer as my least. While its chilly, it makes layering up in my pinup clothes manageable. Something that can definitely be an issue in the height of summer. And while most people normally tend to lean towards greys, blacks and whites in the cooler months, I do like to buck that trend and continue wearing my favorite colours and florals all the way through the season. So despite our cooler weather, I was still so excited to see the Spring range that’s arrived atKarina dresses in time for the USA Spring/Summer and I certainly wasn’t going to let the cold bring me down.
|Flowers ~ Red Rose Double from Daisy Jean
Necklace ~ Green Beads from Debstar Designs
Brooch ~ Enchanted rose brooch from Deer Arrow (discontinued)
Dress ~ Carolyn Dress in Pink Lily from Karina Dresses
Shoes ~ Nita Heels from Royal Vintage Shoes
I’ve been featuring Karina dresses on my blog for well over 12 months and I’ve adored sharing them with you! They are a great brand for pinups who want a low maintenance look, so perfect for ladies on the go a lot who just don’t have a lot of spare time to iron and steam outfits. This has also become my favorite dress to travel in due to its comfort and easy wear. Their crease free material as not only super comfortable but also very stylishly cut with their shapes suiting a variety of body shapes and sizes. Another fun thing about karina dresses is their shapes stay the same but they release new prints, which means confidence in knowing how a cut of dress will look on you but still adding a different look to your wardrobe!
This is my first Carolyn style dress from Karina Dresses and like my others, it definitely ticks a lot of the boxes. Karina dresses don’t have zips, you simply pull them over your head. This allows the dress to not be hindered by bunching zips. The Carolyn features a V front, capped sleeves and a waist band. I particularly love this cut of dress for a more 40s feel on days I don’t feel like wearing a petticoat and the bust shape offers enough coverage to wear with my bullet bras. The cut of this dress makes it a great all rounder too. The top style is great for in the office, out to an event or just for a casual day. As a gal who likes dresses I can wear for any occasion, versatile pieces are a must and as always, my latest Karina Dresses dress has ticked all the boxes!
The print of this dress is also absolutely beautiful. I adore florals and Karina dresses seem to have a knack for creating pretty floral patterns for their designs. This pink lily pattern is very elegant, helping lift this dress to a more formal attire with the right accessories. Pink and green are two of my favorite colours, so to have them together in a dress is absolutely lovely. As per usual I’m wearing my usual size of a M/L. Karina dresses also fall nicely over my curves which is always a win and helps to flatter curvier and slimmer body shapes.
Karina dresses retail for just $108US/$136AU + postage and as I always say, they are worth the investment. A dress that can be worn across a multitude of occasions, that’s comfortable, figure flattering and beautiful. What more could a girl want.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review! It was definitely a chilly morning to brave out in the park for this shoot but totally worth it!
Til next time darlings
Disclaimer: Whilst I received this dress in collaboration with Karina Dresses, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers.