Visible Monday #18: A Karina Dress Giveaway For You

Welcome to Visible Monday #18! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

As a relatively new (if not young) blogger, I was delighted to hear from Karina Dresses, asking me to review one of their designs. In an unusual turn of form, I actually spoke on the telephone with one of the owners — for 45 minutes! — and we talked at length about the company’s history and philosophy.

Karina is a small business right now, but they have stores around the country and the world . They do all their design and manufacturing in Brooklyn (“Made With Love in Brooklyn” is one of their mottos). They provide jobs to local people, and make quality garments. This is not fast, disposable fashion. I felt, after talking to them, that they want to combine a business plan with an artistic and ethical foundation.

So I am tickled to be a Brand Ambassador (I’ve needed a diplomatic title) for Karina, and to show off the “Megan” dress they sent me to review, and to keep.

Those of you who have been reading my blog (thank you!) know I am starting to accumulate more dresses. I’m finding them a simple, visible, morning choice. This dress is easy as can be on a hectic morning. It slips over my head, no zippers or buttons, fits like a dream and swirls around me all day. Love that feeling! The length and coverage are perfection for a Woman of a Certain Age.

My new dress paired with my Calvin Klein sparkly cardigan.
Shoes are by Aerosoles – peep-toe platforms in a cool vintage 40’s style.
Thrifted for under $8
The new dress made me feel like dancing . . . awkward but true.

Karina asked me to share some important facts about their designs:

  • The dresses are made from imported microfiber blend fabric with four-way stretch. They are machine washable and ideal for travel (love that).
  •  Every dress is made in a limited edition print, produced in their Brooklyn facility.
  • “Made in the USA” means sparing the environment the gas, oil and diesel that is burned to transport most of our clothes.
  • Some of their styles fit up to a traditional size 20, and are designed for all figure types and all ages (yippee!).
 Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway
Great fun! Karina dresses is sponsoring a giveaway. One of my readers will win a Karina dress of her choice! And you have got to see all the beautiful designs they offer.
To enter, all you have to do is:
  • Go to Facebook and “Like” Karina Dresses, and
  • Leave a Comment below with your email address (I need a valid email addy so I can notify you if you are the winner.)
  • Visit the Karina Dresses website, look at the various styles,  and pick a favorite. (Karina Dresses are made of limited edition fabrics, so not all patterns/colors are available at any given moment. They’ll do their best to match your preferences, but need you to be flexible about pattern/color limitations.)
  • If you leave a comment on the Karina Dresses Facebook page, you’ll get an additional entry in the drawing.
  • The contest is open to all readers, but those who are outside the U.S. may be required to pay postage/shipping if you win. The winner will be selected by drawing and announced on or about November 14th.
And even if you don’t win, here is a $30 discount code for any full price dress:
$30 Off Any Full Price Dress  – GIBP30

You can use this discount code at any store that carries the line:

Or use your discount code online at:

Good luck! And if you decide to purchase a Karina dress, I think you will love it.

And now, please show us what you’re wearing on Visible Monday!

The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple!

  1. Any Monday, whoever wants to can join in! Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.
  2. Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post.
  3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on this cute little link:

In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!


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  1. I like Karina on Facebook as Sara Donahue and I love this dress: Thanks for your lovely and inspiring blog!

  2. Love the stripeyness of the Ella, but also love that 3/4 sleeve carolyn plaid dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. You look amazing !
    the dress is glorious – pattern, fit and I can ALMOST touch that fabric.
    you go ambassador 🙂 think you are making them proud.

  4. What a great dress — it looks fabulous on you! I'm not going to enter the contest but will definitely be considering ordering my own Karina dress in future. Both you and Susan (Une Femme) demonstrate their versatility and good looks — you're great ambassadors.

  5. I commented on Karina's Facebook page as my page under your outfit post!  

  6. I will be by next week to enter in this linky.  I just love your blog.  I liked Karina's dresses on Facebook as my page and as Shelley zurek.

  7. so cool for you, how great is that, reviewing a dress! looks fab on you, but i think you could wear just about anything you are so gorgeous!

    Ariane x

  8. patti you look fit to waltz with in your new karina dress! thanks for the lovely product review.

    and to all your lovely readers: please do visit us online at to use your discount code. or just stop by and say hello on our blog the

    thanks for the love&support ladies!


  9. Really pretty dress. The length and style are so flattering. I will have the check them out.

  10. Patti, that is a lovely dress on you! Also, love those those – very classy!

    Thank you so much for doing these Visible Mondays! They are such a fun way to "meet" other bloggers.

  11. You are beautiful in this Karina dress. The black and white with pearls and peep-toe- very special! 

  12. That dress looks fantastic on you! Looking at the Karina Dresses they are all gorgeous but I think I would have to pick the Marisa as my favorite since that's my name! Followed closely by the Megan and the Rita 🙂


  13. I LOVE that dress on you! So feminine, pretty and the print is beautiful! Looks wonderful with pearls too.

  14. Patti, I did not realize that they would fit larger sizes. How wonderful! I love the Lauren dress.
    You look beautiful in the dress you received. The pattern, the color, perfect on you. Love the pearls with the dress.
    I would love to win a dress. I liked Karina on FB.

  15. The Megan suits you very well! So flattering. Please don't enter me in the contest because I already won a Karina dress on Pseu's blog :).

  16. That dress looks fantasticon you,and I'm so glad you brought the company to our attention. I went to the site and was overjoyed at the diversity of their lovely models. Real women, thank you.
    And how could I decide which style I likethe best? I love them all. If forced to pinit down I would say the Carmen, but really I would wear any of them. So pretty!

  17. That dress looks fabulous on you!  I think it is wonderful that they spent so much time talking to you on the phone.  A local store carries their dresses and I'm going to go check them out live and on their website.

  18. you look classy and beautiful in this wrap dress, addition of a cardi makes it a great outfit for a formal dinner function. I like Karina dresses for it's verstaility, I think it fits any women and nothing too revealing too. My favorite is the Tess tunic top.
    Thank you for the give away!

  19. Patti~I think this dress looks great on you!  I'm glad you took the time to talk to them on the phone!  I too have been approached, but never took that step.

  20. You look amazing in that dress, what a great choice!  (Please don't enter me in the contest, though, thanks!)

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