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One task as a blogger is updating old content. When you've been writing for a few years, old blog posts need to be cleaned up every so often. Remove inaccurate information, update links to products in stock, clean up formatting, add some more information or newer photos. I was working on updating a post for summer work dresses because almost every single link goes to an item out of stock or a 404 message.
I went through the links of items I featured in the post; if the link was made with a URL shortener (tinyURL, bit.ly) I ignored them because it's a good chance I feature that brand regularly. I'd already be heading there to look for worthy replacements. The ones that showed the retailer's URL, I clicked because this means it's a retailer that does not have an affiliate program, which usually means it's a smaller company or a company with a very interesting/unique business model.
One of the retailers I originally linked to was Monsoon. Monsoon is a London-based ethical and sustainable fashion brand. Shipping to the U.S. is $6.95; free if you spend $100+. Returns are within 30 days, 14 if it's a sale item. Monsoon says the price of return shipping is deducted from the value of your returned purchase but I don't know what that price may be. Monsoon uses a return portal (Happy Returns, Narvar).
The link gave me a 404 message so I went to the menu and clicked Dresses. I started scrolling, not seeing many that looked like a good option for the blog post I was writing, but each dress I saw was more and more gorgeous and wearable and pretty and unique and I could see myself wearing possibly. The prices were reasonable for the style (think pricing like Anthropologie brands). And then I saw Monsoon carries US sizes 2-20/UK 6-24. And I kept scrolling because dude. These dresses are gorgeous.
1st row: red with embellishment | blue with hot pink shirtdress | palm print | navy halter
2nd row: blue with white print | black with colorful embroidered overlay | orange print caftan | hot pink
3rd row: navy lace overlay | yellow and orange wrap | black embroidered chiffon overlay | light blue embellished
Don't let the number of stars dissuade you from making a purchase until you read the reviews. It's clear Monsoon does not filter them, so you'll find 2 stars because it is a beautiful dress but didn't suit that specific person's body type. And as for their body type, that is unknown.
I was inspired to make a purchase so stay tuned, I'll let you know how the process is for shipping to the United States, how the items fit, quality, and if it so happens, the return policy and price.