The Rich Life On a Budget

Karina Dresses!

While Sandee, my friend and Shop The Rich Life partner, and I often dress edgy and urban, some days we just want to be girlie and feminine. That’s where Karina Dresses come in! With their classic styles, gorgeous patterns and vintage vibes, Karina Dresses offer us the flirty and ladylike looks we love.

We adore designer Karina Cousineau and everything she stands for. After working for many years in fashion production and design, Karina felt there was a real need for a fashion line that makes every “body” feel and look great, no matter what shape or size. Karina believes in the innate beauty of women when we accept and love ourselves as we are. We couldn’t agree more!

Karina Dresses generously sent both me and Sandee dresses of our choice to review. We had such fun styling our Karina Dresses, finding country roads in Kenwood to do our photo shoot and even using my husband’s big pick-up truck as a prop!

Sandee chose the Gala Wrap in the Daisy print in black with white daisies and a hint of royal blue shading in the flowers. The Gala Wrap fits most figures and comes in one size.


I chose the Trudy Dress in a vibrant red Cherry Floral Blooms print. I just love all the vibrant colors in this pattern!


Both dresses have sweetheart necklines that adjust from full coverage to full cleavage.


Sandee wore her dress in an open neckline style while I wore mine high, showing how this sweetheart neckline can be worn both ways.


Add a cashmere wrap, cardigan or a denim jacket to a Karina Dress when the temperatures dip and change up the style with different footwear. Sandee wore her cool cowboy boots with her Gala Dress and I wore hot pink suede pumps with mine.


Karina Dresses are handmade in Brooklyn, New York (we love products made in USA!) from limited edition fabric and no two Karina Dresses are the same.


Sandee and I agree that the fabric feels fantastic and were pleasantly surprised it’s not clingy. We both feel confident, ladylike and flirtatious in our beautiful and reasonably priced Karina Dresses.

Karina Dresses are machine washable and need no ironing (yay!) making them a cinch to pack. We think these are the ideal travel dresses!

In fact, we love Karina Dresses so much, we decided to carry them in our shop!


We love the way our new “Frolic” Bracelet in Teal and Magenta and “Blithe” in Riverstone and Fuchsia bring out the purples and blues in the dress.


To celebrate the addition of another female-owned, small business to Shop The Rich Life, we’re offering an introductory price of $88 for Karina Dresses. Get more details about the Gala Wrap Dress in Daisy and the Trudy Dress in Cherry Floral Blooms at the shop.

Another reminder for you that How I Wear My: Straw Hat deadline is fast approaching! Submit a photo of you wearing your favorite straw hat to by the end of the day, August 3rd. Jill and I can’t wait to see how you wear your straw hat! See the How I Wear My page for more information.

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Make it a rich day!



Disclosure: We were given the Gala Wrap Dress and the Trudy Dress by Karina Dresses to review. All opinions expressed here are our own, as always.