Monday, 7 September 2015

Monsoon Heritage Dress

Have you ever seen a dress and instantly thought 'I must buy that dress!' 
I have, quite frequently in-fact. 
Sometimes i stop myself and then the urge wears off, but sometimes i just go hell for leather for that must-have beauty.
That was the case with this dress.
I first saw a photo of it on the gorgeous Laura of WIT blog on instagram. I commented, clicked the little heart, then could not stop thinking about the purddy purddy dress.
I had an email from Monsoon whilst i was on holidays in Cornwall to say their heritage collection was now on sale, with limited wifi, i clicked and waited, and then there it was.. The dress i had lusted after. So with dodgy signal, on my phone, i made that dress mine *cue evil laugh* ;)

The reason i love it so much is the sheer potential it has.
For Autumn i can see it with ankle boots and a faux fur gilet. For winter knee high boots, and a lovely thick cardi and spring a simple pair of tan or black sandals. 
And we all know how much i like remixable dresses! This excites me. A piece that i will wear again and again.
So with the potential of it being a good little work horse its earned its way in to my wardrobe.
Plus it's red. We all know how much i love red! (Also thinking Christmas day dress.. could be good right? And yes, i just went there and said Christmas..feel free to slap me)

For this late summers evening, when the temperatures are still fairly mild, i chose my new Warehouse black lace up shoes.
Lace ups shoes have definitely become a shoe staple of mine. With the navy and orange summer pairs, i knew i had to have a black pair for autumn. 

Shoes: Warehouse
Dress: Monsoon
Simply Silver Jewellery Set

Have you ever fallen for a dress that you just had to have?



  1. This dress is perfect on you, such a lovely colour and print!

    Maria xxx

  2. Wow you look absolutely amazing Rachel. Such a stunning dress.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  3. That is one very gorgeous dress!! Beautfiful colour and style, and most definitely would work for Christmas. I am so glad someone has mentioned Christmas! It's all I've been thinking about since the start of September - I love it.

    I have a dress that I lusted after once....weirdly it was from Monsoon too. It was a white 50s style dress with a tiny floral print all over in red. Halterneck, flared skirt, was absolutely perfect. I used to stare at it in the window on my way to work every day, thinking I would go and buy it. One day it wasn't there anymore, and was sold out....the moral of the story, seize the day and buy it! :)

    I really love your shoes too.

  4. You look beautiful in this dress! the colors show wonderfully on your skin tone and I love the delicate details.
    Red Reticule

  5. Looking lovely as always Rachel! Love that colour on you, and don't get me started on your shoes :)

  6. I adore that dress, the colours are gorgeous! Love how you styled it with the lace-ups. Kirsten xx

  7. This dress is lovely and you definitely can layer it up for fall!! Oh I've fallen for dresses many times...but sometimes I let them go (and regret it)!

  8. Such a lovely dress!!
    I'd love for you to join the Fridays Fashions link up

  9. Beautiful dress. Love the colors!


  10. Gorgeous!! just love your hair that way Rachel xx

  11. This dress is a keeper!
    I initially thought "yeah, its pretty on Rachel...but not my thing...the shape/cut/length is all wrong for my body"
    Then I looked closer....great colours (can be mixed and clashed with lots of different items), perfect neck/sleeves for layering (polo necks, striped under-tops, fine knits), perfect for layering with chunky cardigans and furry gilets, great length for boots (long and ankle) AND those Pom Pom's are super-cute and fun (I love a pom pom!!).
    All in all a fabulous dress!
    I am looking forward to seeing what else you do with it in the colder weather.
    Fake Fabulous

    1. P.S. Those Ghillie flats are perfect! Love <3

  12. Happens with me all the time, more often than I would like to. Beautiful dress: fantastic print, lovely design and I love those pompoms detail. Monsoon often amazes me with their hard-to-resist dresses.

  13. Just dreamy, you look so gorgeous, adore the boho vibe and Monsoon is always dreamy x #iwillwearwhatilike

  14. What a beautiful dress, the color looks amazing on you!

  15. The answer is yes!! i have fallen for dresses I had to have as I go back and look at them time and again on the internet. Love this detailed red dress, the empire waist and the pompom details. I also am in LOVE with your shoes!!

  16. Knew that was Monsoon before I even read further - it just has that gorgeous boho chic vibe. Lovely on you x

  17. what a lovely print! and your hair is gorgeous

  18. Absolutely stunning. This dress is beautiful, I love the pompom details and the cut and you're right SO MUCH POTENTIAL! But really, the show stoppers are those shoes!!

    Thank you for joining the #reasonstodress linkup darling, hope to have you back again today!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, travel and life as a mom in Italy.


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