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. September 7, 2015 / 1:08 pm

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

    Maria xxx

  2. September 7, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    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, netting…it 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.

  3. September 7, 2015 / 2:41 pm

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

  4. September 7, 2015 / 4:32 pm

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

  5. September 7, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    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)!

  6. September 7, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Gorgeous!! just love your hair that way Rachel xx

  7. September 8, 2015 / 8:46 am

    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

    • September 8, 2015 / 8:47 am

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

  8. September 8, 2015 / 9:08 am

    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.

  9. September 8, 2015 / 1:15 pm

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

  10. September 8, 2015 / 1:16 pm

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

  11. September 8, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    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!!

  12. September 10, 2015 / 12:37 am

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

  13. September 10, 2015 / 2:14 am

    what a lovely print! and your hair is gorgeous

  14. September 15, 2015 / 5:31 am

    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.

  15. April 15, 2016 / 8:16 am

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