I realize that not all of you guys are new moms. You might be quite seasoned moms. Or never-going-to-be-moms, or not-quite-moms, but I’ll hope you’ll indulge a little mothering story anyway.
Mothers of my imagination wear white nightgowns. Mostly because the mother of my real-life wears white nightgowns. Long-to-the ground numbers with eyelet on the top. Long-sleeved, no-sleeved, made of stretchy jersey or once-crisp cotton, my mom has a cedar chest full of them.
What’s the point of a long white nightgown, you ask? To feel regal in. When I’m padding around the apartment in the half-light of the very early mornings we’ve been having lately, it’s a treat to do it in something other than a ratty t-shirt and saggy pajama bottoms. I put on a long nightgown and I walk with my head a little higher.
Wearing a white nightgown while there’s a baby ready to stick an avocado-smeared face between your knees might sound like a foolhardy choice. But this is the way I figure it: the avocado smears are going to end up somewhere anyway. You might as well feel beautiful while getting your daily dose.
The brainchild of designer Sarah Hardie, the Fabrik shop includes a collection of ethereal and feminine women’s clothing and sleepwear, a delightful children’s collection filled with pieces in vintage-inspired fabrics and a whimsical bedding collection in the same cheery prints.
Fabrik clothing is designed in Austrailia and produced in a sustainable studio in Bali using eco-friendly and organic fabrics and dyes where possible. This week, they’re giving one Reading My Tea Leaves reader a chance to win a $150 voucher to use toward any piece in the store (gauzy white nightgown or otherwise!).
The giveaway will close at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 17, 2015 and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, April 20, 2015. Open to international readers.
A note to US readers: You can now shop the Fabrik site in either AUD or USD. The USD is currently quite strong compared to the AUD, making Fabrik’s clothes relatively affordable for the US consumer. Shipping is free on orders over $200 AUD or $20 AUD for orders under $200.)