Retreating from the Darkness AND a GAME!



my aunt made and gave me this bracelet!

pink tunic, blazer: Old Navy:: jeggings: NY and Co. :: pin, necklace: DIY ::
bracelet: present

So I thought I would be thrilled with this whole "Daylight Savings Time is over, we gain one hour, hurray!" business. Yes, it's grand feeling sleepier earlier at night. And Yes. It's nice waking up in the morning feeling more energized, but I forgot about the darkness. 

What darkness? 

The annoying darkness that creeps up on everyone earlier and earlier each day. It was barely 6pm when I had the opportunity to take pictures, and it was so dark outside that I had to retreat indoors and snap them there. Here are the few pics that I salvaged. You'll have to excuse the mix of flash and no flash photos. Gotta work with what you got, right? At least my hair looks shiny.

Wi, from A Single Girl's Musings tagged me to do this little game! Because I am all out of stuff to say, and because I LOVE playing tagging games, here are my answers! I've obviously picked the questions I actually have stuff to say about!

A. 4 jobs I've had in my life:
1. Sales person at Sanrio
2. Bank Teller
3. English Tutor
4. Instructor

B. 4 movies I would watch over and over again:
1. Lord of the Rings series
2. X-men First Class
3. Star Trek (the new one)
4. Enchanted

C. 4 TV shows I like to watch:
1. Venture Brothers
2. Spy
3. Glee
4. Walking Dead

D. 4 Places I've been on vacation
1. Philippines
2. DISNEYLAND-- totally separate from California
3. Chicago
4. Mexico

E. 4 websites I visit daily
1. facebook
2. twitter
3. blogger
4. bloglovin

F. 4 of my favorite foods
1. sushi
2. mushrooms
3. butternut squash risotto with bacon
4. Filipino oxtail stew

G. 4 of my favorite perfumes
1. Burberry Brit
2. Burberry Weekend
3. Burberry Beat
4. Cool Water

Play Along! Tell me some of your 4's!


  1. Compared to the UK i've noticed there seems to be, well at the moment at least more daylight hours in America, perhaps that won't last long!!

  2. Damn, your hair looks crazy shiny! I am addicted to the Walking Dead right now...that and every single branch of the Real Housewives franchise. I'm terrible.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. I love the flower corsage pinned to your blazer! That bracelet your aunt made is so pretty. I want to visit Disneyland too! :) x

  4. Not only is your hair shiny, you are glowing my dear! I can never get bored of this black blazer and pink combo, so pretty. Let's see: enchanted - check, lord of the rings series - check, glee - check, disneyland - double check, sushi - triple check; I think you are quite possibly my soul mate ;)

  5. Your bracelet is awesome, lucky girl! I would watch the Lord of the Rings over and over too, fave food tacos, fave vacation was the Florida Keys. Heather

  6. lovely outfit, love the flower and your polish color!

    i love getting to now more about ya, fun fun fun answers ;-)

  7. Very slick outfit, my two fav colours, pink and black. Your bracelet is really pretty.

  8. Way to rock the hot pink, so cute flower!

    <3 Cambria

  9. Gorgeous outfit <3 Looking cute!!!!

  10. I think I am in love with your hair. And the blazer. Of course.

    I love "Enchanted"!!!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  11. I hate the darkness! I get out of one my classes and it's pitch black already :( it's the most depressing feeling, really. I love your outfit though :)

  12. That bracelet is beautiful Laura! I also love that you've responded to wii's questions, gotta get on that! You look great in blazers!

  13. the bracelet looks pretty! such a nice aunt :)
    and I think my 4 TV shows I like to watch is similar!


  14. Love your blazer and the bracelet that your aunt made:)I enjoyed reading the 4 things about you very cool. I like watching Glee too and that's so cool you've been two 4 different places on vacation I think I've only been to 3 lol.

  15. Great look Laura, I love the blazer. Also is been very nice to get to know more about you. You such a nice girl! <3<3

  16. Oooh, exciting!!! I can usually never think of things and these tags take me forever.

  17. Where I live, by the time December rolls around it's sark by 4:00 pm. I hate that. When I worked, I'd leave the house at 7 and it'd be dark, and when I'd get home it was dark. NEVER saw the sun.
    You look cute in pink!

  18. You look so fab in that blazer and I love your bracelet! I have never had sushi! This needs to change!

  19. Ha... so you obviously love Burberry scents, eh? I do, too! The Brit in particular (and I love the bottle).
    Here's four places I've vacationed:
    1. Rome
    2. Savannah, Ga
    3. Key West, Fla
    4. Seattle, Wash

  20. Great color combination!
    Great idea the flower on the blazer!

  21. You rock that blazer like nobody's business!

  22. adore little games like this. it's just fun getting to know people a little bit better. perfect!
    xo TJ

  23. cute outfit! i know the darkness is totally being a creepy creepazoid! i have the same problems all the time. and I too have to pick between the non flash and flash ones...sighhh...

    yours turned out great though! i love that blazer! and your hair really does look nice and shiny :)


  24. I watch glee, real housewives, mad men, and modern family....quite a random assortment, eh?

  25. i love love love your blog !
    pretty cool :D come and visit my blog
    and if you like follow me and i'll follow you back
    have a nice day (Ryan)

  26. What a pretty bracelet! Handmade gifts truly are the best. How do you like jeggings? I know they've been around for a while, but I still haven't tried them.

    The early darkness is disheartening, but soon enough the days will start getting longer. At least that's what I've been telling myself. Now if only I could trick myself into liking snow... ;)

  27. I hate the darkness, as it doesn't even help me sleep. :P but well, at least is holidays soon enough. Love that tag game, I'm so curious to know more about people behind the great blogs :) and dear, you just solved my writer's block for the next post of mine. Thank you! :) xoxo

  28. Hey Laura! Girl I am loving the pink underneath. How awesome is your aunt!!! That bracelet is gorgeous. SEE, creativity runs in the family. :D I love mushrooms too! Girl, Wi has me posting on a Sunday! LOL That's when mine should be up. Been so busy today. Have a great evening girl! :D

  29. love the blazer :) you make the the most simplest outfit look very charming! Such a fun "tag" the 4 things...looks like you're a burberry fan!

  30. ciao,

    I love the Burberry London...

    follow me ...follow you....

    I wait for you


  31. wow, ur aunt is super talented! cute blazer btw! Great blog, I'm definitely following you! I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too! :o)

  32. Love the blazer

  33. I know what you mean- it's so hard to get photos now that it's dark so early! Love your adorable flower pin :)

  34. This blazer looks smart and sharp, but you play it up with a nice pop of color! And a cute floral brooch. It's nice to get to know you a bit better too. You have got different work experiences, I like sushi too, and oxtail stew but not sure if the chinese version is the same?


  35. awww yay sanrio! haha how is disneyland diff from CA?

  36. I just found a link to your blog and I love it! New follower :) You have great style. And Walking Dead is definitely in my top 4 of shows as well.

  37. Omg, Salesperson at Sanrio, you say??? Oh gosh, that's awesmome! I would be totally looking forward to going to work everyday if I worked there lol And I see you love the "Balbacua" haha it's one of my comfort food (esp. after a crazy night of drinks, it's our nightcap's nightcap lol). Thanks for participating in this tag game, love ;) It's great to know more about you!


    A Single Girl's Musings

  38. Laura, approaching winter, the darkness gets worse. I'm sick of only having a few good hours of daylight. It's depressing. Roxy and I take to the forest at noon while the sun is still out. I loved reading these fun facts about you and the bracelet your aunt gave you is just stunning! :)

  39. I don't really like the longer nights, sometimes. Makes the day shorter, naturally. Haha. 


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