Those of you who have been following along on my blog for a while will know that I love jewel colours in my clothing, see https://donnadoesdresses.com/2019/06/12/teal-all-the-way-in-a-dress-🙌🤗🥰🤩/ even in the cooler months of winter, which we are experiencing now in Australia.
For a Saturday night out, this cobalt @josephribkoff dress was just so perfect.
The colour is super with my red hair, being a real compliment to it.
The fabric is a bit heavier and double layered throughout, making it hang well and fit beautifully.
It’s a very comfortable, forgiving material that keeps it’s shape well without being too restrictive.
This is the ideal dress to wear out to dinner, or to an event such as a wedding or even a cocktail party, although I’d likely pair it with strappy heels for those events.
I find the yoke hitting higher up the waist to be very flattering, as it emphasises the smallest part of my figure.
The little pleats across the bodice are a cute touch too and add some interest and flatter the bust and there are complimentary pleats at the waist as well to provide interest and balance.
Nothing up my sleeve!!
I always prefer sleeves on my clothing and I love the beautiful cuff on this dress – it’s nice and full and falls just below the elbow.
I wanted to give this beautiful dress a bit of an edge so I wore it with matching cobalt tights and shoe booties for a monochrome finish.
The Devil is in the Detail…
This brand of dress is pricey but it does have classic styling as well as little extra details – the sleeves, pleating and tucking and a gold zip or two, which gives this elegant dress uniqueness and beauty. To extend its use I dress it both up and down.
A pair of cute blue, stripy earrings and my old cream embroidered, furry, suede jacket and I was good to go…
Thank you so much for joining me in my little corner of the web and I would love to hear what you think about wearing bright colours, even in winter or anything else spoken of in this post today,
shannoncarmichaelJuly 8, 2019 at 7:35 am
another top quality outfit donna! xx
donnadoesdressesJuly 8, 2019 at 8:13 am
Thank you so much dear Shannon!! I always appreciate your kind comments!! 🧚🏻♀️🙏❤️
tinakmeyerJuly 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm
Gorgeous dress and it does go so strikingly with your hair
donnadoesdressesJuly 9, 2019 at 3:09 am
Oh thank you so much dear Tina!! I love these bright jewel colours!! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
tomJuly 8, 2019 at 6:27 pm
If that doesn’t move Colbalt up from 27 on the Periodic Table nothing will
donnadoesdressesJuly 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm
Gosh!! You’re always so generous and fun in your comments, Tom!! I’ve been a bit off the blog lately but such kind words encourage me to keep going … not sure if that’s a good thing or not!! Lol! Have a great week! Donna 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
Jonathan CaswellJuly 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
DOES SHE DO COBALT BLUE! FURRY JACKET INCLUDED (ACTUALLY–SOLD SEPARATELY!)
Jonathan CaswellJuly 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm
Donna–should the need become apparent, could I have permission to stick one or two of your blog photographs on my blog header image file (It rotates)? If not, then not—not all photographers want their work shared this way.
donnadoesdressesJuly 10, 2019 at 12:05 am
You can use a couple of my photos and I appreciate you asking, 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
Jonathan CaswellJuly 10, 2019 at 11:46 am
Thank you! BUT WHICH ONES?????? 😀
donnadoesdressesJuly 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm
The best ones of course!! But your opinion may differ from mine .. 🧚♀️❤️🧚♀️
Jonathan CaswellJuly 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm
I’ll pick a couple too many best ones to count. 😀
donnadoesdressesJuly 11, 2019 at 4:36 am
Hopefully, they’re nice ones!! 🙏🏼❤️
Jonathan CaswellJuly 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm
The one I chose for now is. Watch for it—!
donnadoesdressesJuly 11, 2019 at 9:25 pm
Hahaha!! Yes, I had a look and it seems you picked the Zorro outfit, which is fine!! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
Jonathan CaswellJuly 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm
El Zorro—should have used the female form, shouldn’t have I—Is really a classy look.
donnadoesdressesJuly 13, 2019 at 2:33 am
I do prefer a “classy” aesthetic, if possible!! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
Jonathan CaswellJuly 13, 2019 at 2:35 am
which you accomplish very well! 🙂
donnadoesdressesJuly 13, 2019 at 2:36 am
Thank you 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏
olsenJuly 11, 2019 at 3:51 am
donnadoesdressesJuly 11, 2019 at 4:39 am
Thank you so much for your kind comment!! 🧚♀️🙏🏼❤️
Nicole Mölders of High Latitude StyleJuly 12, 2019 at 12:40 am
You love the same colors. This royal blue dress is perfect. I also liked the camo with red look you linked up. Great looks. Great style.
donnadoesdressesJuly 12, 2019 at 4:55 am
Thank you so much for your kind comment, Nicole!! I always seem to experience difficulty in posting comments on your posts – almost every time I attempt it, such as yesterday, it will not let me post. It’s not that I don’t follow or read or want to react to them … Donna 🧚♀️❤️🙏🏼