24 Apr 2014

autumn - wearing (and a giveaway)


this is a sponsored post

It's not often that the natural world echos the palette of the urban landscape. But right now, in Autumn, I'm seeing the similarities. Eucalypt trees, both trunk and foliage, turn more silver at this time of year; all concrete and iron bars. And although in my part of the world we're not privy to the spectacular show that leaves can put on, the few that turn are infused with red brick, rusted steel and terracotta. The morning sky is often a muted smoky grey and as the sun sets, asphalt black.

I find myself reaching for similar hues when dressing myself on Autumn mornings. A geometric rust maxi skirt from Fabrik in silky rayon; a slightly thicker, warmer alternative to summer's cottons. And soft, drapey jersey in grey and black teamed with their licorice bamboo leggings.  In a nod to nature's seasonal show I covet the delicate meadow skirt and the organic cotton henley tee, and for effortless dressing, the jersey dress for it's elegance and simplicity.

Fabrik uses locally sourced natural dyes to infuse their wares with such earthy tones and their Autumn/Winter collection is delicious to say the least. Founder and designer Sarah Hardie has based her business on an ethical and eco-friendly philosophy and produces beautiful, wearable pieces with a conscious. Very generously, Fabrik is giving away a $100 gift voucher. To enter simply leave a comment highlighting your favourite thing about Autumn. Perhaps a meal, a pastime or maybe an outfit. This giveaway is open to international readers and the winner will be announced on Thursday 1st of  May.

Steph x

Wearing: Fabrik striped boat neck in grey/charcoal 
                 Fabrik bamboo leggings in licorice
                 Scout and Catalogue scarf  (purchased in a local boutique many moons ago...find similar here)
                 Vintage beads and silver bracelet
                 Fabrik bazaar skirt
                 Both boots from Sportsgirl (again, many moons ago)
                 Little Tienda handcrafted leather bag

Comments are now closed. The lucky winner is sapling house. I'll be contacting you soon! 

87 comments:

Kelly Rae said...

such a lovely skirt!

Holli Roberts said...

My favorite thing about Autumn, is rugging up and going on adventures, the local parks, beaches and farms are all so pretty in Autumn, and we make the most of any sunshine before Winter hits with full force.

Catherine said...

Steph you look gorgeous in these outfits and I love your location for you photos too:) My favourite thing about Autumn would have to be the crisp mornings signally a change of season and wearing different wardrobe, it's nice to have a change after Summer clothes. Thank you for such a gorgeous giveaway. xx

aluminiumgirl said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is the feeling of it: the crisp cold mornings, of dew underfoot and iced, aching fingers while hanging the washing. Snuggled mornings that give way to gloriously warm, sunshiny days busy with Autumn things - like walking in the park and sitting reading in a patch of sun. A comforting and invigorating season :)

evie dear said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is the cool nights. There's nothing better than snuggling in bed in my flanny pj's with a good book!

remaliah said...

beautiful! I love Autumn - the cooler days, the beautiful fire-y colours in the trees, the bare trees, the warmed up beanies for the kids, flannelette pjs, hot drinks, soups with fresh breads, wool-lined boots, the smell of wood smoke...I could go on, I just love it after such a beautiful, hot, long summer :)

annaash said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is running through fallen leaves on a chilly bright day with my toddlers! xx

Mother Down Under said...

I love the smells…a neighbour has a wood burning fireplace, the slow cooked foods that fill the house with warmth and aromas, the eucalyptus hand washing liquid that lingers on the sweaters and quilts that I bring out of storage.

LaurenBurke BenHissink said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is warmth. The warmth of the midday sun (so more delicious when it's cooler at the start and end of the days), snuggly ugh boots (my essential!), extra little bodies in the morning, nourishing soups to warm the belly and soul, and of course, a hot cup of tea, cupped in your palms. I'm loving those light layers from Fabrik! Thanks :) Lauren

Fiona said...

Oh that Jersey dress looks so comfy!! Thank you for the opportunity x

Rachel said...

Autumn mornings. Slow and crisp. Sitting in front of the wood fire still burning from the night before. Porridge orders from the kids.
Thank you for the opportunity.
You look gorgeous.
Rachel x

Christina Lowry said...

You look gorgeous in that skirt with your messy bun and fabulous scarf.

Oh, Autumn. There's so much to love. Especially mornings with a chill to them and little ones snuggled up under blankets with you. :)

karin said...

I really love the weather and the makeup popular in the autumn

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Rebecca Fox said...

I love Autumn, in far North Queensland it signals the end of the wet season with dry days and the slight chill in the morning air. We can war long pants to bed and sleep with blankets on, have hot dinners and exhale..... Finally the heat is gone and we can breathe again.

Sandra Smith said...

Autumn is my favorite time of the year for so many different reasons. The season appeals to all of the senses; sights - lovely colors of the changing leaves, smells - the smell of a wood burning in a fireplace, the tastes - fruit crisps and breads and roasted vegetables baking in the oven, touch - the feel of cool mornings, warm sweaters, blankets and scarves, a pair of favorite jeans and brown leather boots, sounds - the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. I love everything about this time of year!

Heather Sebastian said...

I love the leaves changing color :)

saplinghouse.com said...

I love the easy mornings that call for hot cups of tea on the patio - there is dew on the ground and the air is crisp. The days are still hot - but the nights call for extra blankets and woollen jumpers. The leaves change and the world slows down. Autumn is delightful :)

Leanne Barnett said...

I love the colours of autumn x

Lucy W said...

Oh I love Fabrik clothes!! For me, Autumn signifies beautiful light. The sunshine filters through and our fair skin can cope without sunscreen for the first time in months. Light also comes in Autumn in the form of my anniversary to my love and the birth of my little boy, moments I cherish that have left indelible imprints. Autumn, such a special season for our family.

Margaret said...

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful gift of fabrik garments, my favourite thing about Autumn is watching kids play in the fallen leaves, such unbounded joy to jump , run,roll about and throw things that won't break .

Deborah Lee said...

My favourite thing about autumn is the mornings- the air is cooler, so I can wear long PJs and warm slippers. A cup of tea is warming. The colours of the morning sky are more intensely hued, the air is crisp. It's just good for the soul.

Kimberly R. said...

I don't have Autumn in my country, but I would love the changing landscapes. The different colour leaves, colder weather.

Suzy Lu said...

The cool air, the changing leaves and the new winter wardrobe!

Nicola James said...

Beautiful crisp mornings following by glorious days, such a pleasure to be out and about in the countryside, my favourite time of year!

Jessica Chan said...

The colours of Autumn foliage are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

leilarose said...

Autumn is the start of the school year on the east coast, and autumn still feels like a new beginning. The cool mornings after a long hot summer, and fresh blank notebooks ready for school. Unwritten pages full of potential.

Heather Hopley said...

The cooler nights so I can snuggle under the doona.

Amber Boyce said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is that a change of season is the perfect excuse for a change of wardrobe ;)

Dabsey said...

cooler nights and no mosquitoes. I love the tropics but summer can be intense

Anonymous said...

I love the anticipation of Winter. It's like you seek out the last beautiful days of sunshine and drink them in.


Melissa Brown richardnmelnnoah@bigpond.com

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. Autumn is my favorite season! I love the changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkin flavored everything, and Halloween.

Cindy Aiton
clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristy Ryan said...

I adore Autumn. The still warm days and sea, the less intense light, the cool afternoons and amazing sunsets. Gorgeous clothing. Off to explore website. Thank you.

mel @ loved handmade said...

You look gorgeous Steph. Autumn has to be my favourite season, I love the crisp air, and I love that its not too cold and not too hot, that you can wear a light cardi in the morning and by early afternoon drop a layer to feel the suns warmth. I love the smell of open fires by mid afternoon and that we can still have days where all the doors and windows are open..x

Anonymous said...

I love watching the leaves change

Misti - rixiedoll_36@hotmail.com

tim said...

My favourite thing must be the colder weather, winter pj's coming out, kids snuggling and if they are lucky having a cold cup of Milo. Living in Queensland though means they were probabley running around under the sprinkler ten minutes before!. thanks for the chance
timandmichelle(at)iprimus(dot)com(dot)au

Miss Muggins said...

You look beautiful Steph. In Autumn I love the cool mornings and evenings, and some sunshine during the day. I love layers, and boots and snuggly blankets.

Xzavia Green said...

Autumn makes me think of crunching leaves under your feet, stocking up on wood for the fireplace, making soups with my mum and wearing my warm colored comfy yet stylish clothes.

Vanisha @ A Life Un-Styled said...

I absolutely adore Fabrik! My favorite 'thing' about autumn is being able to wear lots of warm scarves and of course, hot mulled wine! xoxox vanishasblog at gmail dot com

Abby said...

I love walks in the park as it is still warm but not too hot!

Tammy said...

Wind, warm sunshine, purple trees, crunchy leaves, and hot saucy food.

Daniela Barbaro said...

playing in the orange coloured leaves with my kids

wundergurl said...

Love the colours and the weather. I like it cool but not cold and change of the leaves are just gorgeous

jobungalow said...

Beautiful, simple garments! My favourite things about autumn are cold mornings and sunny days...

Gaby said...

There are so many things to love about autumn: nesting, baking, reading, wearing layers and knitting. If I had to sum it up, I'd say my favourite thing about autumn is being a homebody :) x

Kat said...

Spiced Cinnamon Chocolate Cake xx

Tina @ The Rogue Sparrow said...

So many things to love about Autumn; the earthy colours, slow cooked casseroles and soups, soft sunlight, cool evenings and the anticipation of winter, rest and retreat. It is without question my favourite time of the year.

Kelly Mccarthy said...

have strew on a autumn days sitting near a open fire

THERESA S said...

Oh Steph, you look gorgeous! My favourite thing about Autumn is the cool nights. I put my baby in his warm long onesie pyjamas, the husband and I get into our comfortable trackies, we sit on the couch and snuggle. We think of how this time last year, when the weather started to get crisp, we were awaiting the arrival of our sweet boy, and now he is here..!

Zara said...

Ohh that burnt orange hued skirt is stunning, the perfect Autumnal shade.
My favourite thing about Autumn is unpacking the scarves and cardigans that have been stowed away in a vintage suitcase over the warming months, ready for the crisp, breezy days that Autumn brings.
x

Aussie Mum said...

After a very very long hot summer I'm loving some cooler nights and a chance to snuggle under the covers on a Sunday morning. I'm also looking forward to some hearty nourishing soups!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love their clothes, especially the essential hoodie and the bazaar dress (maxi skirts and maxi dresses unfortunately don't suit me very much)! Autumn has a special place in my heart. I live in Germany, so we have leaves turning yellow, orange, red and a rusty brown, the sky is so blue, the air crisp and clear. In autumn it is necessary to light the oven in the evening, and the smell of the burning wood is another thing I love. Making baked apples, drinking lots of tea and getting cozy with a good book under a warm blanket, and then softly gliding into the winter season ...

Thanks for the chance of winning such beautiful clothes, keeping my fingers crossed!

Fine

keejah (at) gmx (dot) de

Chloe Browne said...

excuses for indoor picnics, tea {always!}, candle lit dinners and study sessions, stockings and scarves, and piles of coloured crochet rugs at the foot of the bed. x

Anonymous said...

My favourite part of Autumn is watching the leaves on the trees behind my office slowly change from green to gold before being blown bare from the branches.

Anonymous said...

I love raking up the leaves and jumping in them!
Mikaela Cowan
mikaela.cowan@hotmail.com

a small grey bird said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Steph! My favorite thing about autumn is the food and the company with which to share it. We make spiced wine on the stovetop and applesauce from my grandparents' tree. I love also that my family stays closer to the kitchen, and that dinner extends to the fireplace after the plates are cleared. The perfect season for drawing closer together.

Leah Carter
leah.belknap.carter@gmail.com

Chloe Browne said...

tea {always!}, candlelit reading and dinner and study, scarves and boots, soup and crusty bread, croissant runs, puffs of white when breathing outside on early morning walks, piles of crochet rugs at the end of the bed x

loz said...

Lazy sundays, followed by a drive to a park where my baby has a run around crunching the leaves beneath his feet.

Jasmine1485 said...

The cooler weather, summer makes me tetchy and sweaty, I'm always relieved when the temperature drops!

Caroline Kelly said...

Tree leaves turning different colours before they drop - the beauty of nature.

ne-knopka said...

My favorite things - the cooler nights and colors

Anna

anna_k67@yahoo.com

Nicole M said...

Gorgeous sunny days, but lacking the stinging heat of summer means plenty of gardening time for me!

redhall131@hotmail.com

dear olive said...

My favourite thing about Autumn ... well, in seasons past, it would have been the midday sun, a warming curry, or perhaps even pulling on my ugg boots for the first time. But this Autumn, it just has to be snuggles with my new Autumn babe. Nothing better. Kellie xx

Amy Lynn said...

Sitting in my backyard in the crisp air on an Autumn afternoon, sipping hot mulled cider while wearing tall leather boots and a thick fuzzy sweater <3
amylynnbee22 at gmail

Albie said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is the hustle and bustle of the town as people return from vacations and get ready to go back to school! As a future elementary teacher I always get so excited for Autumn as it is when I consider the "new year" and is a time that holds so much hope and promise.

Abbie Melle said...

What an beautiful giveaway! I've not heard of this company before - but so looking forward to checking them out more now!

Favorite autumn moments for me would be the warmth of wood fires, wearing dresses with boots and tights, and the gorgeous sunlight shining through the trees. Such a wonderful season!

Thanks for hosting this! xx

kirby said...

The colours!

Kat Willes said...

Autumn leaves, crunch under feet
Moonlight dapples the pair as they meet
Trees gently sway; moment of bliss
Young lovers share true love’s first kiss.

It was an Autumn afternoon when I met my gorgeous husband - I always think it is the most romantic season! xo

Anonymous said...

There are two things I love most about Autumn. The first is the smoke from the home fires which wafts across the little valley where I live, especially comforting when coming home at night. The second is snuggling up under the covers with my husband at night to keep off the chill!

Anonymous said...

Oops that last anonymous comment was from me, Verity M
verityritchie@hotmail.com

Bianca (ivylovesjack) said...

So very stylish! That skirt is amazing! I love pretty much everything about autumn, it is just perfect for me. My favourite thing would have to be hanging out next to the fire first thing in the morning waiting for my coffee to brew on the top of it.

Nic said...

I love this autumn. My boy is just one and he's really observing the world around him - crumpled fallen magnolia leaves, mushrooms poking through the lawn, afternoon shadows on the wall. Each season is better than the last as he delights is what it brings.

ellie said...

Oh that skirt is delicious.
I think my favourite thin about Autumn is the changing light - watching it come up later in the morning with its golden-ness and the way it has a more honey rich tone. The big persimmon tree jn our garden turns golden and orange before all the leaves tumble off. And those cooler days thinking of crochet beside wood fires.

Nic said...

I love this autumn. My boy is just one and he's really observing his world - crumpled fallen magnolia leaves, mushrooms poking through the lawn, afternoon shadows on the wall. Each season is better than the last with him as he explores what each one brings.

Margie Rahmann said...

First time reader Steph! I love the way my hair behaves in Autumn, without all the humidity of summer!

Jacqui Haines said...

I love it when autumn turns the morning air crisp. When our Sunday morning market jaunts inch backwards into dawn. Chilly cheeks and hands wrapped around a nice chai while the kids romp around the community gardens kids play area. Watching the few trees flame into autumnal tones. Tucking my wee people into bed laden with blankets, just a smidge earlier.... Autumn is my favourite time of year.

Anonymous said...

I too am a first time reader, though have been following on Instagram for some time. I adore Autumn- not only is it my birthday in May, but I love feeling the seasons changing.. and pulling out all my cosy warm things. :) x

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry Steph, that comment was from Saminda. Just working on a proper account at the moment as I start my own blog. :)

Bobbi Anderson said...

I love the colors and coolness of fall and the start if the slow down for winter!

rowena mccarthy said...

The beautiful leaves falling off the trees and how they are all different colours!!!

Barbara Skanavis said...

Having blankets on the bed...

Laura S said...

Autumn starts with Mardi Gras fun,
Those afternoons with crisp sun,
There’s Easter at St Mary’s,
The views of the Autumn morning fog and ferries!

Mum Of Three said...

With having 3 sons, I love the gorgeous leaves changing colours and falling to the ground. My sons and I have such a great time kicking the leaves.

Anonymous said...

Autumn in Australia is delightful.

The days draw in,
the air grows cool,
The air is gentler, soft and mellow.
The sun has grown a paler yellow.
Vibrant colors of orange and pink fill the afternoons and on into the evening. I love the falling leaves I love the smell of the fireplace and the warmth of snuggling with my three babies.
I love the change…
kate__i@hotmail.com

one bubble two said...

Gosh, I will just be entering in the nick of time - such a lovely giveaway!!
My favourite thing about autumn, (aside from the breathtaking performance of the turning trees!), is the shift in our daily routines... A slower pace on chilly mornings as we savour a little extra time in toasty beds, layering clothes for comfort and warmth, a couple of extra cups of tea throughout the day to ease the chills...

belle13 said...

Autumn gives reprieve from the heat,
and russet leaves crunching under my feet.
Autumn means family celebrations of birthdays and my Anniversary..
I love Autumn's classic fashions of neutrals,greys and cashmere cardi's!!

sayanything said...

Brilliant bursts of fiery red,
Adorn trees for all to see...
Fall, then crunch beneath my feet
Secrets whispered just for me.

That skirt is absolutely DIVINE! Thanks for the chance!

Samantha said...

I love the evenings - crisp, smoky air, enjoying a walk amongst the gorgeous autumn colours, but looking forward to returning to a toasty-warm house and snuggling on the couch with a bowl of pumpkin soup.