If you’re an avid WSd Instagram story watcher then you’ll have noticed that interspersed between snaps of carefully curated flat lays, beautiful newness and triumphant boomerangs are snippets that give an insight into the life of the buyer, the stylist and the leader of our girl gang…SC. The most notable ‘behind the scenes’ shots of late have been those of her epic garden transformation, a labour of love that has seen her spending her precious little free time getting green fingered. A multi-sensory delight, our Sarah’s garden is a spectacle of blooming buds, spherical blossom pom poms and the heady scent of lemon balm, rosemary and basil, all set against a backdrop of birdsong….just a glass of iced rosé required to reach perfection. Of course petals will eventually fall and the Clare’s blossom has now created a white carpet of dreams on their perfectly painted decking, but the beautiful thing about a garden is that it always offers hope of something new and the promise of next year. For the moments in between, WSd can provide a dose of sartorial flower power…
Mos Mosh has firmly established itself as the Holy Grail of denim and has only gone and upped the ante by giving the oh so dreamy Bradford a seasonal update. If you’re looking for justification to indulge in another pair of jeans, then here lies your answer as these beauties are like no other thanks to the intricate floral embroidery that adorns the left hand side. The light blue denim is cut in a girlfriend fit which is a slightly more feminine version of the boyfriend jean, offering a classic fit that’s tighter and higher on the hip, with a tapered slim straight leg. Sarah has assigned the Bradford hall of fame status thanks to this window ready look which teams the dream denim with the Rue de Femme Love tee, a nonchalant over the shoulder drape of the Scotch & Soda yellow sweat and a pair of Emu Australia metallic brogues.
The latest drop from Beyond Retro steals the show when it comes to vibrant floral accessorizing, plus all of their bags are lovingly up-cycled from discarded clothing destined for land fill- total feel good fashion. If you’re planning a wild night then the addition of a Beyond Retro clutch will not only inject some fun into your look but will add to the morning-after stories too thanks to all the stories it has to tell as Sarah explains, “each one has been created from an old discarded silky shirt or dress that had seen too many episodes of Dynasty (ask your parents) and leather that rocked to the best tunes but couldn’t be sold as the biker of dreams any longer”.
If your summer adventure calls for hands free mode then the Beyond Retro circle cross body bag allows for ice cream holding and guide book reading in tandem. Made from up cycled Magnum PI shirts, these one of a kind bags capture the best of club Tropicana with cuts from the brightest and boldest of the iconic 90s trademark.
All hail the maxi dress and its floaty frock glory that consistently earns its rightful title of versatile summer must have. As welcome as a bowl of strawberries and cream on a hot summer’s day, the Just Female Sara maxi dress is the epitome of a reliable summer look. Striking the perfect balance between dramatic and casual, this masterpiece of maxi-dom is at once glamorous as it is laid-back- looks that can be defined through a simple accessory swap up. Team with the Emu Australia Agonis and the Haogi Agnes for the perfect off duty look or for a glitzy evening affair that calls for something spectacular, simply swaps the kicks for your fave slinky heels and the Haogi Erica clutch. When investing in a key piece it’s important to look beyond the current season and the Sara is guaranteed to continue to prove its worth as the sun fades so when the time comes simply sling on a tough-looking leather jacket for text-book transitional dressing.
With the botanical trend showing no signs of going anywhere fast, plants are officially cool again but what makes one succulent different from the next? Step away from the plant pots of the Swedish superstore variety and welcome Little Shop of Pots into your interiors repertoire. With the lovely Alice at the helm, every piece in the collection is made by hand with “life and love” to offer a functional yet beautiful addition to your home. Amid the beautiful hanging planters poised perfectly in HQ, there are candle holders, spoon rests and even mini ceramic houses…if you can bear to part with them, they make for dreamy new home gifts.
New brand on the WSd block, The Aromatherapy Co, hails from New Zealand and prides itself on gorgeous products made from pure and natural essential oils. Aromatherapy is said to be most effective when focusing on pulse points and this range does just that whilst focusing on particular conditions. The range consists of four different areas- stress which combines peppermint and lavender oil, sleep which combines lavender and chamomile oil, jet lag which blends rosemary and geranium oil and energy which pairs rosemary and lemon oils. Whether you’re struggling with time difference after an epic trip or you’re fed up with counting sheep then these saviors are sure to rebalance body and mind.