Tuesday, April 24, 2012

photo diary 01

Lots of red lipstick and ~glamour shots~, Barry M's Peach Melba, Harley tee, flashbacks to summer & parties on the east side in the fall, keeping my now ex-boyfriend's hat for myself, Wendy's therapy, Holy Musical B@tman, cuddles with myself, rediscovering Diary of Jane, forcing myself to eat Froot Loops, getting ready for a night out, DJ BL3ND (aka best night of my friggen life), bubble bath during the my lunch break, "variety" sketch.

Had quite an eventful week.  Many ups and many downs, but life goes on!
Hope you're all having a lovely week. xo

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Obsessed with Instagram.

As some of you may already know, Instagram is finally available for Android, woo!  Since i downloaded it yesterday, i've been absolutely obsessed with it.  I've been going through the old (as well as a few new) photos on my phone and testing out different filters on them - a few of them are above. :)  If any of you have Instagram, make sure to follow me! ;)  My username is laurakristinexo!

Friday, April 6, 2012


An accumulation of events that have occurred over the past few weeks and months has inspired this blog post, which i hope some of you will read through all the way and not just disregard it as a tl;dr ramble.  Either way, it'll be nice to get this off of my chest.

Being the fourth quarter of my senior year of high school and having recently turned 18, so many (necessary and unnecessary) changes have been and are happening in my life at the moment.  It's time to move on from the people i've been surrounded with and places i've become familiar with over the past 13+ years of school, etc. and it's time to grow up a bit.  For a while now i've been resisting these changes but i think it's finally time to embrace them.  I'm in need of new people and experiences, and i need to start getting more realistic with what i want to do with my life career-wise.  I've told myself that as long as i'm happy and have my family and friends, it doesn't matter what i do - and that remains true.  But there does come a point where reality sets in and unfortunately, money and responsibilities are part of that.  As much as i'd love to live in my own reality, there are bills to be paid and mouths to be fed.

At the moment, i'm still discovering who i am as a person and what i want to do with my life.  I'm trying to cut out all the negative people and things in my life that are just bringing me down.  I've been partying less and trying to focus on myself and my family more.  I got myself a boyfriend that i absolutely adore and make an effort to see him whenever i can.  And i've also been getting a move on the whole college thing.  I'm taking my placement exams next week sunday (ahh), and i've been having to fill out endless forms and make decisions about next school year constantly.

As some of you may have noticed, i've not been on here much at all and honestly, i haven't been putting in much of an effort to catch up on everyone's blogs (not even my favorites) or blog myself.  I still do not want to shut down this ol' blog because i have put a lot of time and effort into it over the past few years and i still do love it, i just need to focus my energy on other things at the moment.

This is not a goodbye from me, you'll be seeing me soon!  In the meantime, you can keep up with me on Twitter and Tumblr.  I hope you all understand where i'm coming from, and if you don't, that's fine too.  Hope you're all doing well.  See you soon!

Lots of love. :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

H&M haul.

A few weeks ago, i decided to have a little look around in H&M and use up my gift card from Christmas.  I went in a few times prior to this last trip with the same mission, but didn't fall in love with anything.  Well, this time i went a bit crazy!  Don't think i spent over $25 for one item though, and everything in total came to around $100.  Sorry for not being able to remember the specific prices of everything, can't find the receipt either but i'll do my best. :)
Oatmeal-color cardigan, H&M basic range - about $20

I am so obsessed with this top!  The seaming is so flattering and adds such lovely detail.  It's probably my favorite top atm.  Such a bargain for around $15.

What do you do when you fall in love with a top?  Buy it in every other color possible.  Black & cream polka dotted top and white top of the same style - again, around $15 each.

This top doesn't look like much on the hanger, but it looks so nice on.  It falls perfectly, and although the fabric is a bit clingy/cheap, i still really like it and it's a great basic to have.  A bargain for $15.

Saw this tank top and just had to have it - looks super cute with a grey cardi and jeans.  This was around $15 as well!

Feather ring - $6

Couldn't think of a better way to show this scarf, haha.  It's absolutely massive, but really light and perfect for spring/summer.  I adore H&M's scarves!  I believe this was about $14.