4 August 2008

Fight or Flight


This morning I walked out into the garden to find feathers strewn across the grass, reminding me of a sort of Hansel breadcrumb trail. Fortunately the source of the feathers was a visual mystery, meaning that the poor bird must have been able to escape the claws of the rather aggressive foxes that stalk the city gardens. Upon inspection I could only spot one flight feather, leading me to believe that the bird would have managed, albeit with its nerves shaken, to fly away, despite losing a number of its smaller feathers. Luckily the weather is quite mild for now, so the bird should be able to regrow the missing feathers in time for the slowly approaching colder and darker autumn nights.

My outfit today is again quite simple, with the basic shirt and tie combination, in which the tie is actually a metallic silver. Although it may be quite hard to see, the hooded top is a deep purple colour, which compliments the tie rather nicely, indeed often making the tie seem a metallic purple. I have been wearing my Dr Martens around the house for some time recently in order to break them in fully for the winter months, at which time they should be perfect for my commutes in the infamous British weather. I did actually force myself to do a handstand for one of the photographs, however most of my legs were cut off and the angle did not work too well, so unfortuantely I am not posting that one.



This is as close I get to smiling apparently!



I would also like to say a wonderful Happy Birthday and big love to my father. He does not actually know about the blog, or indeed know what a 'blog' is. However contrary to popular belief, he is mildly proficient at 'the internetting' and 'goo-gull', so this is in the off chance he manages to stumble across this post. So anyway, today for the celebrations I am baking moon cakes and a wonderful banoffee cake, as well as making my special ginger snaps.


Currently playing: Lift Me Up - Moby (where did he disappear off to?)

xxxx

38 comments:

  1. great outfit, i love the colour of your sweater!

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  2. that's not a smile, it's a pout!

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  3. Very cool outfit!!
    oh and happy birthday to dapper dad!

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  4. love the color of the jacket! and it looks so great with the tie.

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  5. great trousers! and the color of the zip-up is fantastic!

    -issa

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  6. I miss Moby too. Nice feather and hoodie. Your smile is perfectly natural too. ^_^

    Quick question: how do you make the top part of your blog, where the Blogger "B" symbol is and the "search box" all the same color as the rest of your blog? Mine stays the traditional ugly bright blue. I would love to change that, if possible? I know you are pretty tech savvy, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    Glad you liked my video post. They are actually pretty fun to work on after all. :) I'm so glad you told me to make some. I love SBTB except for the College years (those are sooo boring for some reason) and lipgloss, always! ;)

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  7. I love your outfit!

    And your blog! :)

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  8. what a sweet happy birthday to your dad, you're obviously a devoted son! and the blue is lovely on you.

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  9. dr martens are probobly the best shoes ever for winter time, i remember years ago i had a pair, dark red, loved them!
    also, i love the colour of the hooded top, its great!
    sea @ fashionsqueah!

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  10. I do love the outfit!

    Although in that picture - the full outfit pic - i feel like you should be wearing cowboy boots... with pistols.. in a We Are Scientists video... just a thought.

    Happy Birthday to your Pa! At least he can use the internet, my parents are still clueless about switching ON the laptop.. :)

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  11. Yayyyy Dapper Kid's back! nice to see u looking better. love the jacket and tie :)

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  12. True, what happened to Moby?
    Love a man who can wear purple, btw.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. I love the combinations of the shirt and sweater. Though I don't like purple, You look amazing in it!

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  14. Haha, that's a sweet thing to do for your father.

    I have a golden tie but I'm still coveting a metallic silver one. And my god, you're tall!

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  15. Aww, that card is so cute :)
    Hahaha, I can't even do a handstand, and I'm a cheerleader! Wierd. =]

    Your sweatshirt is fantastic.


    Peace&♥.

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  16. i hope the bird was okay lol...your skin looks so nice and smooth!

    I hope your dad had a awesome b-day

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  17. Wow, bb - that color is absolutely stunning on you! I'm in love with that sweater. I must say that your backyard is absolutely gorgeous green, it needs to green up like that here!

    Hope you're doing well, mi amore!
    xo

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  18. you are the most uber cool person ever! you look awesome!!
    awww and that card is really cute!

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  19. Haha, I wonder about Moby's whereabouts as well. I hope he isn't lost somewhere out there in the world.

    Great outfit. Love how you mix up the dressy with the casual.

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  20. When I find feathers in my yard they usually lead to a dead bird. My cats are pretty good at hunting and I usually try to save as many mice and birds as I can but I can't save them all which makes me sad. =/

    I love the dark purple sweatshirt. It's an amazing color. Too bad the hand stand picture didn't come out nice!

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  21. you should definitely make something artistic with those feathers since they're becomig one of the hottest trends of the moment!

    Love,
    ramona.ny

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  22. ohh and btw, I met Moby once at a party in miami. My friend actually ended up KISSING him, isn't that kind of gross? His music is great... but thats just it.

    Love,
    ramona.ny

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  23. I think you'd look pretty adorable smiling! I love the brightness of your jacket.

    Happy birthday to your dad! :D

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  24. Happy Birthday to Dapper Dad :D ... You look wonderful as usual and I love how you pay attention to the slightest details of the outfit... really neat :)

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  25. why are you always so fabulous?!

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  26. I love the hoodie and the tie together!!!

    And at least you don't have a goofy grin or pull faces like I do in photos!

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  27. The (half) smiling picture is so cute!! :)

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  28. Happy Birthday to your Papa!! I hope he DOES stumble across the blog so he can see the Greatness that his son has created...which is...this blog! I love how you paired a dressy piece )the tie) with the sweater to dress it down for reg street wear...<3 xxx

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  29. The blue sweater is gorgeous: i've got an hype of blue and actually my closet is full of blue shades.
    So Happy Birthday to your father!

    Alice

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  30. hey stylish boy! i love the tie in that outfit, it rocked the whole "simple" ensemble!

    and good photo skills ha! :)

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  31. I am really diggin the outside photos and that pruple hoodie. oh and the buttons below... I might need to get myself some!

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  32. You look so good! I have the same sweater but in a sortve mustard colour... I live in it :)

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  33. I love how simple yet stylish your outfitsalways is. I wish guys in SG will be more like you!

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  34. Yay! Another full-length photo! Are the outdoors making you extra jolly?

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  35. you're sooooo tall in the picture!!!

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