*yes, I did just say fall instead of autumn…
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There’s something very special about stumbling across a brand in the magical woodland that is Instagram. Whether that’s checking a tag on an outfit the girl you adore is wearing, spotting a share on stories or by chance noticing their little circle icon stand out in a mist of little dots; sometimes it can feel like a total fluke finding a brand that completely sings to you.
Thankfully people like Isabel at the Daily Dress Edit (and joyful dress aficionado Jess Diner) make discoveries like this all too easy; which is where Seraphina comes in. From paisley prairies, seventies inspired blue denims and scalloped cord, they’re the kind of dresses that make transitional seasonal dressing streamlined- and make pieces in your wardrobe transcend seasons (which I spoke about a little here, but there’s something special and important about having things that don’t need to live under your bed half of the year), and truly feel like dedicated live-in items, which is exactly what want to see when you open your wardrobe.
Although I discovered them a little while ago now (their summer dresses are what dreams are made of), when they got in touch about their new collection I couldn’t wait to style it and take it for a spin in the countryside (nestled in the back of our cottage garden no less), and as fate would have it, a stones throw away from their showroom in Semley too.
With a gorgeous midi length and delicate floral print balanced out with a pie crust tie collar and statement sleeves (anything that sheds even a glimmer of Henry VIII Tudor arm is surely a win with me), it’s the perfect dress for this time of year. Although it would look equally cool with chunky trainers for running about, I loved it with my white cowboy boots (in my head I asked ‘what would Hanna do?!’) and know it would also do well with a roll neck underneath and tucked under a boxy coat when things cool down even more. I used to very much be a ‘white dresses for summer’ person, but it’s nice discovering how to be more flexible and adaptable with your wardrobe, and when dresses are this beautiful- why save them for the sunshine anyway…