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Taking A Closer Look At Monsoon & WIWT - Red Ruffles

Outfit Inspiration, Monsoon aw16, my midlife fashion, shop my style, monsoon lacey victorians lace frill blouse, boden mini saddle bag, hush thornton ankle boots, monsoon arya zipped boucle jacket, j crew kiki ballet pumps, uniqlo slim fit boyfriend jeans, monsoon emira lace blouse, baukjen penrose leather mini skirt, mango decorative pleat blouse, boden ⅞ richmond trousers, karen millen leopard print brompton clutch, dune ellora pom pom ankle strap sandals

Morning ladies today I wanted to take a look at a brand that over the past 12 months has started to creep back onto my radar & that's Monsoon.  In the past I think I've only ever bought 1 item of clothing from there & over recent years I've given it a wide berth as it just wasn't my sort of style.  But that has all changed with the past few collections & slowly I'm seeing more & more items which have got me wanting to 'click that button'.

I recently featured the white lace blouse shown above on the blog here & having had a good old look at the site it got me thinking that there were some current pieces that could easily find a home in my wardrobe.  So today I thought it would be fun if I shared them with you & showed you how I would style them.

Outfit Inspiration, Monsoon aw16, my midlife fashion, shop my style, marks and spencer faux leather biker jacket, monsoon valentina short sleeve lace dress, hush amelia studded ankle boots, hush lace midi dress, john lewis weekend collection leather clutch, mint velvet evelyn pointed court shoes

As you can see from the pieces I've selected lace features heavily & whilst it's not the most practical in terms of warmth it can easily be layered up with some oversized knitwear.  Plus it certainly comes into it's own for dressing up or down for nights out not to mention the impending party season.

Back to today & I'm bringing out a new blouse I purchased at the weekend that's a real beauty & seeing as I'm taking the day off work to celebrate my Mum's birthday it seemed the perfect opportunity for it's first outing.  I just love the colour, which is the ideal backdrop against my fab new leopard print across body, which has been sent to me by the lovely people at Village England.

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer pleated notch neck blouse, village england chelmorton leopard print across body bag

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer pleated notch neck blouse, village england chelmorton leopard print across body bag, Hanellei jenna jacket, mango block heel suede ankle boots, massimo dutti jeans

Jacket - Hanellei
Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Belt - The Kooples
Jeans - Massimo Dutti
Boots - Mango

Statement Blouse, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, marks and spencer pleated notch necktie blouse, mint velvet ash skinny  jeans, hush studded leather belt, village england chlmrton, marks and spencer long sleeve satin jacket, Miss KG ankle boots

So ladies what do you think?  Are you a Monsoon fan or like me are you only starting to see pieces that fit your style?  Perhaps you've already bought a few pieces this season?  If so I'd love to know what got you 'clicking that button' & how you plan on styling them.

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts & don't forget it's the last day to get 20% off Boden's dresses & men's trousers.  Just click here for the offer.

Enjoy your day & I'll see you again tomorrow.

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  1. Good morning, Jane, me, AGAIN! You look lovely, Mumsie will be very proud of her stylish daughter. Happy Birthday, Jane's Mum!
    I am already a Monsoon fan. I've bought a few pieces in recent years. When I wore a piece recently it struck me that each piece has become a favourite and has been worn so many times. PPW must be sub-£1! Each piece feels unique and special when I wear it ... for the zillionth time. So if your readers haven't tried Monsoon yet, they have a special treat in store ... quite literally!!

    1. Morning Mary & thank you I'll be sure to pass on the birthday wishes :-)
      For me Monsoon have really upped their game as in the past I've looked but not really found anything that I've fallen in love with but this season it's another matter!!
      You've got to love pieces that you wear time & time again & still feel special in....perhaps I may have to get 'clicking that button' ;-)
      Have a great day.
      Jane xx

  2. Blouse is beautiful, love the colour on you. And adore that diamond necklace

    1. Aww thank you. The blouse is a lovely shade of red that I'm also looking forward to layering undering jumpers so you've just got a hint of the colour & ruffles.
      Jane xx


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