Continuing to live the Boho Life..

Style Theory: Boho lives on for another season this Autumn/Winter thanks to Chloe, Lanvin and Burberry. On the high street Monsoon is waving the Boho flag with style, I popped in there yesterday for a quick browse and was soon armed with so many gorgeous tops and dresses to try on. Their designs have echoes of Ukranian designer of the moment Vita Kin, with the heavy embroidery and shapes but are a fraction of the price..

Here is my edit of my favourite pieces..
Clover Embroidery Top £45

This top has been designed by Jessica Simon the daughter of the Monsoon founder Peter Simon. It is one of those tops that is really easy to wear, I love the embroidery detail on this top and the coverage on my arms with fluted sleeves. This would be a great top for a late summer getaway, or wear under a biker jacket now to toughen up the look.
Loretta Embellished top £59


Another Jessica Simon top, this top comes up a little big so size down. This would look fab in the Autumn tucked into a pair of dark blue flared jeans, add a pair of tan heeled ankle boots and a trench to add some structure. Again this will see you through the seasons layered up and be perfect for next Spring Summer.

Tammi Jacquard Top £49


I would size up on this top, I am wearing a size 8 which I think is too small, as this is heavily embroidered it looks more luxurious being bigger, more blouson. Wear now with skinny, ankle length white jeans and white stan smiths and in the Autumn team with distressed, pale blue skinny jeans and tan ankle boots.

Mandoza Top £45


This top is so flattering if you have a bit of a tummy, it has a tie at the bottom to make the top blouson over and sits perfectly over your jeans or trousers. I would size down as this does come up a little big (this is a 10, I am normally a 10 but feel this is a little too big) I love a square neckline, they are so flattering on all shapes.

Marianne Print Dress £89





I first saw this on stunning Laura from WITblog's instagram and immediately fell in love with it, it is stunning on, this is a size 8 and was a little small over my (weirdly large) ribcage so I would say it is true to size and I am going to order a uk 10. This would be perfect for a September wedding styled with black strappy high sandals and an oversize black clutch for a cool boho look. For the winter style with tan knee high boots and a tan slouchy bag. Love, love this...

I tried this dress on, unfortunately I cannot see it in the website but it is available in store. Again I would size up on this one (this was uk8 and not quite generous enough) I love the square neck and embroidery detail on the arm. Style this in autumn with tan accessories for a cool boho look.
Rosario Dress £59

I did not spot this dress in store but it really caught my eye on the website, I love the embroidery detail at the top and the pocket detail, chic, sophisticated and beautiful.

Erin Lace Top £59


So not really boho, more Victoriana but I had to add this top into my Monsoon edit, as you may know I have a real soft spot for high necked tops and this is stunning, it has pearls sewn on to the lace, this top would look fab dressed down under dungarees (black or denim) or wear with skinny jeans or cigarette trousers and heels, add a leopard print clutch for an edge.

There is my round up of a few items that would be a fab addition to my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. This is not a sponsored post I just happened to stumble across Monsoon yesterday while out shopping for school uniforms (the joy!) and was pleasantly surprised!

Have you been into Monsoon lately, what do you think of the range. As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, they really make my day! 

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Some fab finds, Frances. I love the boho look, especially at this time of year and it's a style that suits you perfectly. So very you! Lynne xx

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  2. You look better than the models Frances. I'm a bit over boho but the dresses are lovely. Got my eye on one in a local boutique to wear with boots later in the year. x

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    1. Thanks so much Donna but I think not! Love a dress and boot combo you will look fab in it xxx

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  3. No I've not been in but after seeing this little round up I so need too! You look lovely in all of them, how did you not buy the lot? Especially love the Loretta and Erin tops - partial to a cream/off white top! x

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    1. Me too Natalie, I adore white tops, now that the kids are a little older I can actually wear them after a 8 year hiatus! xx

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  4. Love this look and can totally see the Marianne dress with long boots and a long fur gilet! The boho style really does suit you.....I think I will struggle with it a bit but look forward to seeing a lot more of your inspiration! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle, must admit the Marianne dress is gorge, just need a few places to wear it to! xx

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  5. Monsoon are really worth looking at this season aren't they? I really fancy a Boho dress but the red or blue colourway do nothing for me :( love the blouse on you xx

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    1. Yes Monsoon are looking pretty good this season, loving the boho look xx

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  6. Love that red dress too! It looks gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much, I kinda love it too xx

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  7. I adore that Victoriana top - totally and utterly amazing.

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    1. Oooo I know, I think my wardrobe will be full of Victoriana tops this season xx

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  8. Some gorgeous picks here! I agree that the red dress is stunning, and I have to admit I've walked past a couple of the tops you tried on. It just goes to show you really need to see things on a real person to appreciate how great they can look! xx

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    1. Thanks Becky, yep I must admit they do look better on than on the hanger xx

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