Final remains at Monsoon ……

Monsoon is one of those shops that I’d never buy anything full price from, I just find it too overpriced.  However they do do damn good sales if you wade through all the mountains of linen which I like to think is aimed at a much older market than youngsters like myself!  They have a more ethnic/boho range that I particularly like and when the 70% discounts start to appear its time to get shopping.

None of the trousers or jackets did it for me but there were lots of tops that I think could be really versatile buys, for both work and casual purposes.  The following were my top try ons.  I’d also like to apologise for the trousers I have on in the photos, I just grabbed the first thing to hand in the interests of photographic decency.

Didn’t think I would but I loved this embroidered off the shoulder top, especially at £14.70 down from £49.  It feels fabulous quality, a really thick linen, without being like cardboard.  I’ve got a large size on here which I like as its lies just off the shoulder rather than the rather severe off the shoulder style where you spend the whole time pulling your top down.

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Like this blue top clearly demonstrates.  I’m not keen on the wide elastic band which tends to pinch at the shoulder.  Even at £10.50 down from £35 this top seemed like a bit of a creased mess, despite being a good colour.

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I love the dress version of this top which has a really interesting hemline but I couldn’t find it in the sale.  This floral top £17.50 down from £35 doesn’t look much but it actually hangs well and has a more interesting back than you’d think.  Would look great with a loose fit blazer and jeans.

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I’ve been looking for something similar to this black vest top for ages.  I like the silk hem detailing and the low V-back.  It’s a bargain at £7.50 down from £25 and I’d wear this with everything from my leather midi skirt to the maxi multi coloured skirt I recently got from New Look.

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One of those tunics that could look great on someone with daintier legs or someone that is holidaying somewhere exotic and needs a pool throw on.  I on the other hand have no call for throw ons bearing in mind I’m likely to be spending my hols in a wet suit in the North Sea.  It’s £16.50 down from £55 which is good value for the lovely embroidery detailing but just not one for Mrs W.

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Right back to the Olympics, its addictive this sports business.  Its amazing how much I now know about shooting and C1 kayaking.

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