Thursday, 28 July 2011

Outfit : Tie Dye Dress

So apparently the 90's called....and, uh, they want their look back.

I wasn't consciously aiming for that look, but I guess that's what happens when you wear tie dye and shirts. I wore this for an evening at the pub a few weeks ago when it was actually still summer! I Paired a tie dye maxi dress with a floral shirt, (which I tied at the waist and tucked in to make it cropped), and popped on some wooden beads over the top. 

This evening was also the evening I realised my hair was just about long enough to actually play with! So after lots of pulling and prodding I managed to tease it into a relaxed side plait. 

Dress: Charity Shop
Shirt: River Island
Beads: River Island
Satchel: Vintage

Are you a fan of the tie dye look?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Ana Cabaleiro

Discovered Ana Cabaleiro, a fantastically talented photographer from Spain, over at Daydream Lily. Ana has a real knack of catching moments, I love her dreamy, nature inspired shots. 

Take a look at her website for more info and images, here are a few of my favourites...

She also has a zine called 'We Walk the Young Earth'
 have added it to my wish-list already! Here's what it looks like......

Do you have any favourite photographers or photography blogs? I love discovering artists :)

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Not Fade Away

Florence Welch singing Buddy Holly's 'Not Fade Away'.....


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Simply Breakfast

Hands up who skips the so-called most important meal of the day in favour of coffee and a cigarette? I never used to eat breakfast, I felt nauseous at the thought of it and got by on juice, before gorging on a big, (and usually fattening), lunch. But as I've gotten older I have become more and more reliant on breakfast, I simply cannot function without it anymore. I tend to go through phases of favourite breakfast foods, at the moment I'm loving Special K Strawberry Clusters or occasionally greek yoghurt with banana and honey. The best breakfast I've had in a while, however, was scrambled egg and chorizo on a toasted muffin at Giraffe, (I also highly recommend their blueberry pancakes). 

I think it's safe to say I've become somewhat of a breakfast enthusiast, so imagine my delight when I stumbled on Simply Breakfast- a blog that documents Jennifer Causey's morning meals with beautiful photography. It is food porn for the early risers. 

Take a look and get ready to kiss that coffee and cigarette routine goodbye... 

What did you have for breakfast today?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Outfit : Orange Shirt

I remember when I first became attracted to the sheer shirt look, it was right about the time they started popping up on every fashion blog I read. What can I say, occasionally I fall in line behind every other fashion sheep! So I was pleased when I spotted a few styles in my local Primark in various colours a couple of weeks later. I ended up going for the orange version as it's become one of my favourite colours to filter in between my otherwise neutral based wardrobe.

A couple of weeks ago I had a meeting planned with a local fashion photography studio and decided to don my orange shirt. I wore it over a black vest and teamed it with khaki trousers, black brogues and a long necklace....

Shirt: Primark
Vest: Topshop
Trousers: New Look
Brogues: Charity Shop
Necklace: Topshop

With rolled up sleeves and hair in a top-knot I was hoping to give a professional yet relaxed look.
What are your feelings towards the sheer shirt? Is it dying of over-exposure in blog land?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Necklace Storage

Remember a while ago in my post 'One woman's trash...' I was trying to figure out ways of storing my many necklaces? Well, after checking out some blogs I found inspiration! I wish I could remember who's blog it was on, (do give me a shout if it was you), but I saw someone had attached some plastic adhesive hooks onto the inside of her wardrobe doors to hang her necklaces on! Genius! Originally I had planned to get myself a cork board and use pins, but after looking at the sheer weight and volume of my collection, I realised this may not work quite so well. So instead I promptly went out and got myself a load of adhesive hooks and started to sort out my mammoth necklace collection on the inside of my wardrobe. 

It has made accessorising so much easier and has even revealed some previously forgotten, (or tangled!), pieces.

This is how it looks...

Now both doors are covered with my longest chains while my shorter ones remain on my stands.

Today I also gave my wardrobe a bit of a clear out and organise, so things are looking pretty neat in there right now. Does anyone else store their necklaces like this?

(p.s I got my hooks from Robert Dyas but apparently you can also get them in poundland!)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Objects d'love

I've found myself with a bit more spare time than usual lately, (thanks to one of my freelance jobs falling through), which means more time to trawl the internet for pretty things! Of course the downside is having a smaller paycheque to pay for those aforementioned pretty things with....but, hey, sometimes looking is half the fun.

Here are a few objects I'm loving this week...

I came across this chalkboard through another blog, isn't it genius? I love the idea of scribbling travel plans on this. This was found here.

This BEAUTIFUL compass necklace, found here.

Cute memory notebook, for noting down particularly lovely moments. Found here.

I would like this hanging over my bed please :) Found here.

LOVE. Found here.

What are you coveting this week?

Also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for your sweet comments on my blog's birthday post and my latest outfit post, really made me smile :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Outfit : Vintage Skirt

Another outfit post for you guys! I've been pretty good at getting my mum or dad to take pictures of my outfits, and I already have another waiting to be edited, but I must admit.... it's quite scary posting them! You completely put yourself out there and let everyone and anyone comment on how you dress. Luckily everyone's been kind so far, but I'm kinda dreading the first 'that looks stupid' anon comment. Oh well, just have to suck it up, I'm pretty confident with how I dress, and there are always going to be people that hate.

Anyway- onto the outfit! I wore this a couple of weeks ago when I went for a night out in London. Paired a black vest with a high-waisted vintage skirt and added black wedges and gold jewellery....

Top: Primark
Necklace: Charity Shop
Skirt: Vintage
Wedges: New Look

Watch: Next
Bracelet: Topshop

This has become quite a typical night out look for me- love maxi skirts with a passion and think wearing them high waisted with wedges is such a cool look. 

What evening looks are you loving right now?

(P.S Any tips for less blurry pics on blogger when you enlarge them? I use a good digital SLR, no clue why they're coming out so blury on my blog!)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Happy Birthday Limbo!


After delving back through the archives of my blog a couple of days ago, I noticed that today, July 10th, is Limbo's third birthday! Three years following me from unemployed bum, to, (part-time), freelance writer and all the fun stopping points on the way. Its been such an eye opening experience, gaining me confidence, friends and a creative release. To celebrate I thought I would look back and do a quick round up of a couple of my favourite posts over the years...


1) The first post: Arriving in Limbo (my first words thrown hesitantly into cyber space)

2) The festival roundup: Bestest Bestival Bever (a quick rundown of an amazing weekend)

3) The exposing post: The Worst of Me (some writing from my past)


1) The turning point post: Notting Hill Carnival (Changing the direction of my blog and using my own photography for the first time)

2) The first fashion post: Fashion Fix (introducing fashion to Limbo)

3) The discovery post: Letters to you (discovering the wonders of online projects and joining in myself)


1) The farewell post: I'm Offski (leaving the blog world for Thailand)

2) The musical post: New Love Interests (sharing my music taste and lust for new noise)

3) The popular post: Cupcakes... in a Jar! (according to the stats, this is pretty much my most popular post to date!)

This year has been my favourite so far, I feel like Limbo has settled into quite a nice little groove and I feel like I'm finally finding my feet as a blogger. I would like to say thank you to anyone who reads this, followers, friends, whoever- it means more than you know.

 So, lets raise a glass to Limbo- here's to a fun three years and hopefully many more!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dear Photograph

I came across this lovely photography project through Emma over at Is This Real Life ,(AKA one of my favourite blogs out there), and had to share it with you guys. I'm a massive photography fan and ideas like this make me swoon.

The project is called 'Dear Photograph' and the idea is that you take a picture of a picture from the past in the present, and then write it a little message. Confused? As they say, a picture says a thousand words, so I'll let them explain...

'Dear Photograph, I'll never let go.

'Dear Photograph, That swing always brought a smile to my face.

'Dear Photograph, Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then I noticed his reflection in the glass.
Happy Fathers day, Dad.

'Dear Photograph, can you tell him to turn around? I want to see that cute little baby face again.
Thanks, Nicole' 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Recent Bargains....

I must admit, like most bloggers, I do love a good bargain. Recently I've picked up some really great pieces at some even greater prices, proving that you don't need a 50K salary to look good.

A few tips for finding a good bargain:

1) Shop the sales EARLY, get there before the hoards to get the best bits.

2) Strike up a friendship with your local charity shop. I'm lucky with this as my mum works in mine, but all you need to do is make friends with the manager and maybe even pass them on your number.... It never hurts to be cheeky and if it means they'll think of you when the really good stuff gets donated, all the better!

3) Don't buy something just because it's cheap, make sure you are really in love with it!!

Right, here's what I picked up....

These Brogues are from my mums charity shop and I LOVE them! I havent given my mum the money yet so not sure how much I'll be charged, (probably no more than £20 though).

I got this from a charity shop in Guildford, I love its minimalistic look and its double chain which lets me wear it either long or short! It has become my staple 'going out' bag. It cost me £6 

Another one from my mums shop, I just loved its Chanel-esque look, so good for Summer! If I remember correctly, I believe I paid £4 for this one!

AHHH. My favourite bargain! Picked this up in the Warehouse sale last weekend. It was one of those, 'gotta have it' moments when I walked in, I'm obsessed with burnt orange and this is just so my style. I plan on rocking it with flat ankle boots for future job interviews....oh and it was £20 down from £50. Not bad eh?

Have you picked up any bargains lately? Do you like hunting down bargains or do you prefer to spend more money on investment pieces? 

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Just a minute.... June


Making: Plans. Nothing set in stone, more like 'things-I-want-to-do-at-some-point-in-my-life' type plans! Always fun to do :)

Watching: The new X-men movie, 500 days of summer (love this film) and The Hills re-runs

Reading: Still reading 'The Happiness Project' and of course Elle and Vogue (standard)

Listening: Death Cab for Cutie, Incubus and Destiny's Child. Regressing to my teens just a bit.

Loving: Being social: Incubus gig, meals out, evening drinks and day trips :)

Buying: Two handbags, one maxi dress, multiple mocha frappacino's and a few too many necklaces.

What did you get up to in June? 

(p.s I chose this image as I've really been missing horse riding lately, I used to ride when I was younger and I've just had the urge to get back into it lately! Tempted to go on a riding holiday or something...)

Friday, 1 July 2011

Outfit : Dusky Rose Blazer

Happy Friday everyone! I thought it was about time I started doing more outfit posts on here, so I got my mum to take a few snaps of me yesterday before I headed to Guildford for a day of retail therapy with my sister. I've had a pretty rubbish week to be completely honest, mostly work related, (or lack there of), but shopping with my sis and then dinner with a friend really cheered me up- it's crazy how little things can pick you back up! 

This is what I wore...

Blazer: New Look
Top: American Retro (layered over grey vest)
Jeans: River Island
Boots: Primark

Silver Acorn Necklace: Rock 'n' Rose
Gold Claw Necklace: Topshop (1/2 price in the sale!)

The Blazer is new and pretty much the only pink item I own! My wardrobe is basically a combination of blues, greens and neutrals....colour scares me. Although I'm trying to break my habit and buy more colourful items, all in the name of fashion. I will try and do more outfit posts on here as I know how much I like seeing how other people style outfits, so expect lots more awkwardly posed shots of me in the future! 

What have you all got planned for the weekend? I'm working Saturday and then hopefully heading to London for a night out in the evening! Can't wait, in need of a LARGE glass of wine :)


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