Joseph Ribkoff is a Canadian brand that’s under the radar for a lot of people, but I always keep an eye out for it in thrift stores. Some of the stuff definitely skews “‘mature woman”, but the quality is always excellent (made in Canada, ftw!). The brand is usually priced low at VV (the most expensive thrift store in my neck of the woods), as was the case with this dress which was $9 before my 30% discount. The rose print is hard to miss, but it’s workable for, well, work. I ended up wearing the day after I published my new gothic novel baby, Gresham Park, and it seemed like a fitting choice. Dark and stormy, and all that.
Rather than add the usual black shoes, I mixed it up with burgundy … and then added more burgundy in my accessories (aka my bag) because I’m a slave to the matching of all things. It really does please me how well these Stuart Weitzman pumps go with the Amarante vernis leather of my Alma bag. Match made in matchy heaven.