3 August 2008

Smart Breakfast


So the weather has been somewhat fickle today in London. The light patter of rain outside my window currently, is actually rather comforting, as I sit here typing away with a cup of tea and a plate of buttered crumpets and custard cream biscuits. Fortunately however the weather was mild enough this morning for me to enjoy my breakfast in the garden. Nothing overly special outfit wise, it is pretty basic admittedly. The tie however is quite special to me, as my mother bought it for my father before they were married and despite not looking like it, is actually made from fine knit wool. I am quite enamoured by the colour combinations of the tie, and the slight fading that expresses its age and wonderful history.



Suprise! Some actual full body shots, I thought I would treat you to my full height (which to answer the question from the anonymous poster, is currently 6 foot 1 inch...or 186cm for anyone living in metric land), rather than two segmented shots. Yes, I do have rather spindly legs, and my do I love them.



This is just a close up of the badges I am wearing today. I have a sizeable collection of badges, and to me each and every one of them is unique and special. Although badges have been most common for military purposes and signalling rank and honours gained, even down to a shop level, where the manager has a special badge displaying their position, I am quite attracted to the way these small displays can provide an insight into a person upon first glance. They are not worn with an intent to simply allow someone to read character, however hopefully interest them into asking questions. They can invoke memories and can be a wonderfully creative display of our personalities.


Special thanks to Apresenta Concept for also tagging me with a wonderful Premio Award!

Currently playing: Sunday's Best - Augustana

xxxx

29 comments:

  1. I love the darling little pins! Especially the "Work of Art" one!

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  2. I love badges, I have some I got mine from the V&A.
    The free Hug one is cute.

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  3. have you ever thought of becoming a model ?

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  4. I'm sure all the female bloggers are jelous of your skinny jeans legs, I know I am. My brother is similar to you, very tall and thin and we have the same pair of jeans but his are a smaller size! I love the tie, I think it's nice to have something from your parents or grandparents, it's like wearing family history. Char x

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  5. I wish I could wear a sweater or jeans or anything with SLEEVES right now. I would die of heat exhaustion if I tried. I love your badges, too. You always look so DAPPER :)

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  6. I love the story about the tie. =) Stories like that can make the plainest things come to life. Not that plain things aren't full of life to begin with.

    You're very lucky to have long skinny legs. I wish that were my lot in life. But, I'll settle for the ones I've got because at least I've got them.

    And I've never thought of wearing pins like those past the 10th grade. They always reminded me of young punk rock kids. But, seeing them on you gives me a new perspective on these. And they certainly make an outfit more interesting.

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  7. Very uplifting set of badges you've got there...

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  8. cornflakes sux.

    Hey, the other week my mum gave me a couple of missoni scarves (one with a matching pair of gloves) get me! They're at least 5 years old, so I shall say they are vintage. Go me.

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  9. Those pins fill me up with happiness, and your breakfast looks yummeh!

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  10. Ahh, I am an avid collector of pins. Yours are very bright and chipper :)
    I like your photography skills. You look a lot taller than 6'1"! But that's a good height.

    Thanks for commenting my blog. I can't wait to show off my clothes once school starts!


    peace&love,
    nicole.

    p.s. You're British; That's amazing. For the most part, I ♥ les English :)

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  11. Oh, and you look far better than I do in skinny jeans.

    Damn.
    =]

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  12. Very cool outfit!! I love the pins (especially the free hug one!). Wow...I did not think you were that tall though...I am jealous!

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  13. ah, finally a full body shot :) you can pull off skinny jeans far better than i can :) and i really like the tie!

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  14. love the layered sweater over the button up and tie. a great classic yet trendy look. guys should dress like that all the time if weather permits. and those badges are fantastic. FREE HUGS!

    -issa

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  16. Your look is astonishing. The pins are completely awesome too! [[:

    To go towards a new direction, i decided to create a whole new blog. "FASHIONISTOSTYLE.blogspot.com"

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  17. I think you're right about the aversion to short shorts being an American thing. For some reason, it conjures up images of the Speedo, which Americans also have an aversion to.

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  18. I'm in love with badges for the same reason. I'm thinking of scanning some of mine for my blog.

    You SHOULD love your spindly legs. I'm always trying to encourage my boyfriend to love his but they just make him paranoid and insecure..

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  19. Sweet. Glad you could get out in the sunshine. Scrumptous breakfast..by the sound of it.

    Love the outfit too.

    Thanks for reading & commenting.

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  20. Cool shot of you and the camera!

    Sweet buttons!

    So what is your favorite kind of tea?

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  21. That tie has wonderful history to it! And your breakfast sounds quite nice. Makes me feel guilty for swallowing a bit of fruit on the run to work...

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  22. Oh, could it be? That you love cereal as much as me? It's my favorite for breakfast, lunch, dinner snack (and sometimes even dessert!) <3

    Thanks for the amazing comment. Glad you liked the outfit post. And my video(s).

    You rock for the "editing" info as well. 100% THANKS!!! ^_^ You are so smart!

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  23. just to say hi and that i love your blog

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  24. Love the pins... so cute and I wish I could wear sweaters right now.I can't wait for the fall time :)

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  25. i wish more guys dressed like you. :D

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  26. too bad you are in London because I would LOVE to meet you! You have an awesome sense of style..which I seem to be repeating over and over again :P

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