Pumpkin and Cranberry: Ethically Seasoned


Firstly, although a week delayed … I have not had a chance to say, “Happy October” to you! Most of us will soon be ushering in the autumn season, at least those of us within the Northern Hemisphere. And, admittedly aside from spring, autumn is in fact one of my favourite times of the year, so I am completely excited to fully welcome it. Then, there’s the delight of creating new recipes, and perusing through old family cookbooks for other seasonal culinary favourites.

In true Fashion Tales spirit, I thought it best to bring you a dash of colour, as well as subtlety bring out a few layering options.

One of the benefits of having to be in many locations at times is that you have all four seasons, and you must be prepared to dress for every type of climate. Therefore, I constantly have a scarf in my handbag, and a jacket, or cardigan somewhere within reach (usually on the back of my chair) somewhere.
Now that the season is nearing a chill and briskness that my wardrobe adores, I will be able to wear all of my leather jackets to my heart’s satisfaction. 

Here’s another autumn inspired sustainable look from the Gudrun Sjödén collection. This crinkled dress has hand-sewn smocking on the bodice, and a self-tie in the back—I wore it criss-crossed, tying it in the front and back. The plum or cranberry-esque colour of the dress was one of my favourite pairings with the patterned tights. It also gave me the autumn feeling with the pumpkin hued boots. I will probably wear this look with a layered scarf combination as well.

What are you most excited about for autumn?

I am finally getting back into the swing of things, but stay tuned; I still have a few snapshots to share from my little artful travelling jaunt.
The goods: Checked eco-cotton Smocked dress, “Ulla-Stina” microfibre footless tights, Lace-up Leather boots-c/o Gudrun Sjödén, Leather Jacket-Mark Eisen, Jewellery-gifted, consignment. Background style board image: Gudrun Sjödén, edited by Fashion Tales. 

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  1. Morning Madison! This is one of my fav time of the year as well, for the colors, the recipes and the lovely atmosphere. Your outfit is very nice, I really like the dress and I need a pair of lace booties as yours too, you look beautiful! Have a lovely day dear, many kisses! xo

  2. Vix Brearley09 October

    The light's lovely but I'm hating the rain, the dark nights and the cold! Love those boots and the tights! xxx

  3. Love the combo of the dress with those tights, Madison:) And yeah...yay for finally being able to wear my leather jackets:D

  4. Chrissie09 October

    I love the leggings with the drss - crazy but absolut amazing combination!

    LG aus der EDELFABRIK

  5. Ivana Džidić09 October

    love your colourful tights....and the dress is lovely<3 what I look forward the most about Autumn is layering!

  6. Those colours make such a nice combination! The jacket is really nice and the dress looks so chic! Autumn is a nice season, but spring is better, hehe. Have a nice day!


  7. Wow I looove that cute dress Madison. You look marvelous! Was die Kleidung abbetrifft, ist der Herbst auch meine Lieblingsjahreszeit. Man hat so viele Möglichkeiten. Ich hätte gedacht, das Kleid kostet mehr. Umso besser. Am meisten freu ich mich darauf im Park spazieren zu gehen. Im Herbst sehen die Bäume einfach am schönsten aus. Glad you're back from traveling. I'm looking forward to see more posts. Have a happy Thursday!

    xx Mira


  8. Jessica Neumann09 October

    I love your jacket t!!

    Cultureandtrend Blog

  9. Those colours are so lovely together, perfect for this season!

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

  10. happy october madison! the color & details of the dress are so beautiful. perfect for Fall. the leggings look great with it.

  11. Happy October to you, too! :) The dress is so lovely and I adore the combination of colours you picked for the outfit. x

  12. francesca r09 October

    I really like the color combination and that dress is awesome!

    Don't Call
    Me Fashion Blogger



  13. Glam up your Lifestyle09 October

    Ich mag zwar eher den Frühling und den Sommer, aber der Herbst hat auch seine schöne Seiten. Du siehst hübsch in diesem Kleid aus.

  14. Nice look :)
    The dress is amazing :)


  15. Happy October to you Madison! You look all ready for the season in this stylish look. I can't say I'm looking forward to colder weather but I do like wearing my sweaters :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  16. I love that dress. The colour is the prettiest.

  17. An overwhelming desire to start turning on the oven again is probably my favorite part of the fall. Love these colors on you, they suit you so well.

    Chic on the Cheap

  18. Allie Mackin10 October

    Love the color of this jacket, perfect for fall. Now I wish it would cool and crisp!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  19. I love the colours of your outfit :)

    Chiara ~ CHIAWEB.it
    my Instagram

  20. oh I love the mix of colors

  21. So gorgeous. Happy October to you too doll. Love these rich colours, always perfect for this time of year. Marvellous look :) xx

  22. Daniella10 October

    Happy October to you also Madison! The autumnal colours of your outfit evokes such a beautiful seasonal charm, that gives me a warm and happy feeling for the months ahead. Lovely look :) Enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a great weekend.

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  23. I love the multicoloured leaves in Munich and how everything just became more beautiful to me at least.
    I like your look und Ich wunshe dir einer Schönes Wochenende

  24. SHE Jenmarie10 October

    I love the way the leather jacket looks with the berry colored tunic! I'm most excited about the weather changing :)

  25. Missy May10 October

    Gone are the days when tights used to be boring, but now its plays a part in fashion. Love yours - its great/stylish. Lovely dress and the boots is a must-have for this season. Ich liebe alles und du siehst gut aus. :-) Have a lovely weekend meine Schwester.
    Alles Liebe...xoxo


  26. You look amazing, the colors are lovely together. Good styling Madison. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stay in touch.




  27. the dress is so cute!♥ lovely outfit!:)


  28. Dressed with soul11 October

    Liebe Madison, Dein Look ist perfekt für den Herbst und ich freue mich schon darauf Dich in weiteren Deiner vielen Lederjacken zu sehen. Ich mag den Herbst auch, es ist so gemütlich und wie Du probiere ich ebenfalls gerne Rezepte aus. Ich wünsche Dir noch ein wundervolles Wochenende!

    Alles Liebe von Rena

    International giveaway: Top form by
    the reason of problems


  29. This color combo is absolutely ravishing on you, and those tights are awesome! Hope you're having a wonderful start to the month!

  30. Oh dear Madison, this is such a cute look. Your outfit is so playful and really makes me look forward to autumn :)

    I know how it is when you need to adjust to different climates quickly…it can be fun but it is all about being as well prepared as you are.

    I am excited about winter when I leave for New Zealand and Australia ;)

    Love from Vienna,

    Mahshid مهشید


  31. That is such a lovely dress! It's funny, burgundy colours always get more wear from me when it's cooler weather - they are great for autumn! :)

    We are in spring now though in Australia - layering is still good advice though for these in-between seasons! :)

    Away From The Blue

  32. Really like the colour combination - so warm and autumny!


  33. The dress looks very nice on you! Great to see that the sun is out where you are.

  34. Erika Sorocco12 October

    The perfect color combo for autumn - absolutely loving it!


  35. rakhshanda12 October

    Hi Madison, happy October to you, too:) You know it's my favorite month of the year.You look so pretty.The dress is so lovely and I adore the combination of colours you picked for the outfit. Have a nice weekend honey <3 Kisses <3

  36. This is a fab, Autumnal colour combo! Happy October to you too :D x

    Josie’s Journal

  37. Haha, yes, no boring tights ever! Thanks for your comment meine Schwester! Haben eine schöne Woche!
    Alles Liebe,
    Madison xx

  38. Hi Rakshanda! Thank you! Happy to hear that you love October! Enjoy your week. :)

  39. Yes, sunny, although it can be tricksy at times! :)

  40. Thanks so much Mica! I love burgundy as well, especially in autumn! Yes, I know your season is spring, I have a best friend in Brisbane, I do hope that you're enjoying your spring so far!

  41. Thanks so much for your sweet comment Stephanie! I hope you and the family enjoy your week. :)

  42. Thank you! Layering is my preferred style, especially for autumn. :)

  43. Happy October! thanks doll!

  44. Yes, baking and the wonderful smells of cooking makes it very exciting! Thanks for your comment. :)

  45. Liebe Rena, Ja, Ich bin begeistert, meine Lederjacken zu tragen, haha! :) Vielen Dank für deine Kommentare. Ich wünsche Dir eine tolle Woche!
    Alles Liebe, Madison

  46. Aww, thanks so much for your sweet comment. Enjoy your week!

  47. Thanks Mahshid! I love autumn.
    That's also exciting about your trip, I hope you have a great time in New Zealand and Australia! Shall be nice weather for your there.

  48. Definitely! I love layering. Thanks for visiting!

  49. Danke Cla! :) Ich mag die Farben von Frühling und Herbst!

  50. Thanks so much Daniella! Spring and autmn really makes you appreciate nature, especially the marvellous colours. Have a lovely week.

  51. Thanks Mira! Das Kleid ist ein guter Preis für handgefertigt. Ich liebe auch den Herbstfarben ... und Leder, haha.
    Enjoy the week! xx

  52. Yes, it's so beautiful there. Enjoy the scenery. Dankeschön

  53. Thanks Lilli! They have other colours in the boots. Glad that you liked them.They're very comfortable too! xx

  54. Sabine Gimm13 October

    I love this scandinavien look on you Madison ♥

    Many greetings Sabine