I love a good slow fashion brand, and I’m a sucker for a princess cut bodice. So when I found Ovate, based out of Quebec, I was even more excited because bonus – they’re Canadian!

But there was no way I could afford it then, nor now when I’ll be working less because of treatment. I made my peace with it. Then lo and behold, someone was selling their Ovate dress on Poshmark. I had sold a bunch of items and so had a balance just sitting there in my account. And the dress was mine! It came to me with a raw hem, so I pulled out the sewing machine and finished it, but otherwise, it was perfect. And that my friends, is how I got a dress I can’t afford.

Dress – Ovate via Poshmark
Necklace – bought in Poland