This week a magpie mother has taken up residence in our backyard, carefully constructing a nest high up in the branches of the largest tree and filling it with magpie chicks who, unsurprisingly, she is a little precious about.
My camera, tripod, and I have been marked out collectively as enemy number two, trailing a close second to my cat who seems to take a perverse delight in sauntering into the backyard and hissing in the direction of the nest. Mother magpie sits on the fence with her head cocked and beady eyes fixed on us the second we intrude into the yard, which has made for some uneasy frock photography.
On Sunday mother magpie decided that she was unwilling to tolerate the presence of myself and my tripod-weapon any longer and so to the soundtrack of her newly hatched chicks chirping commenced operation swoop. Perhaps she was offended by my (unintentional!) magpie lookalike/camouflage get up? Either way, I ran as fast as my new ankle boots would carry me (pleasingly fast, might I add) to a magpie-free zone for these photographs.
Horror stories of Australian wildlife aside, today’s outfit makes a nice follow up to my recent post on tips for wearing the mixed prints trend. What I didn’t note there but is worth mentioning alongside this particular outfit is that hosiery is an easy and inexpensive way to add a second print to your outfit if you’re keen.
People Tree graphic print dress / black belt by J Dauphin / FireHosiery ‘Geo Art’ tights (they were a sweet thank you gift from FireHosiery for my coverage of their launch) / Calvin Klein Collection ankle boots (again, yes – I’m trying to wear them in for Europe!)
Don’t let the pretty dresses distract you from the cause – Frocktober is a fundraiser! I’m raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, and if you’ve enjoyed this post, you can contribute here.