Sunday, November 16, 2014

goodbye october



I know we are already halfway through November but I just want to pay homage to my favorite month of the year: October. It always goes by too fast for me. I just love the smell of pumpkin- anything, the crisp mornings of fall, the crunching of leaves, and wearing my favorite sweaters. I didn't grow up in a place where Autumn happened so this season is still magical to me.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

on the blue ridge mountains


Last week I travelled with my friends down to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have wanted to go for a long time now and it finally happened. We went when the peak of the foliage was ending so the colors of autumn surrounded us. You can actually go to the Shenandoah website and check their weekly fall color report to know what to expect and plan your trip accordingly.

You never know how amazing a mountain is until you can admire it on the top.There are over 500 hiking trails and multiple waterfalls in the park. The Shenandoah is truly grand. We drove through 50 miles of mountains on Skyline Drive with Fleet Foxes in the background. We picnicked in the woods. We hiked down a waterfall where we climbed a rock and admired it from there. I can't wait to go back.



Saturday, October 4, 2014

fog on a fall afternoon

The first day of October ended with unforeseen fog. I was taking pictures for an assignment for my photography class when my friend and I were surprised by the chilly drift of fog. I've only seen fog really early in the mornings when I used to wait for the bus. So being able to walk trough it for the first time was an eerily amazing experience.  I always wanted to feel what it was like. I hope this autumn brings more chilly afternoons filled with fog.

Friday, October 3, 2014

life



I know I've been neglecting my blog too much. Life is incredibly hectic when you're a full time student and have a job. Often times I have to choose between the three S's: study, sleep, social life. When I do have free time, I prefer to spend it with my friends or catching up with my favorite shows, or both at the same time.

The stress is bad for my health. I eat enough vegetables, drink green juices every day and do yoga often. But stress can be detrimental and slows down your body. I've noticed that I'm getting sick more often. As a matter of fact, I would be in my biology lab right now if it weren't for a terrible case of sore throat. Seriously; I sound like I have been chain smoking since I was 5. 

There's no doubt that life is stressful, especially in your 20's. I can't completely eliminate stress but I'm managing to cope with it and find natural ways to reduce it. I'm sorry that my blog suffered from my stress.

As my mind is becoming more peaceful and clear, I'm going to try to update my blog more often. I have a lot of ideas that I just haven't had time to work on. I think I'm going to focus less on fashion and more on lifestyle and photography. 

Thanks for still being here,

Mariella 


Friday, July 25, 2014

sunflower daze

My friends and I went to explore the sunflower fields yesterday. It took an hour of aimlessly walking but we finally found them blooming. We were the only ones there so we had a wes anderson indie movie moment where we danced and ran through the field at the tune to acoustic songs. 

Took some pictures with my lovely pentax k-1000 of course...
















Wednesday, July 9, 2014

brooklyn through film

This is a collection of pictures I took in Brooklyn with my pentax k1000 film camera. One of my favorite things to do when I'm in New York is to roam around Brooklyn endlessly and take pictures.













check out my flickr too

Mariella

Thursday, May 1, 2014

bloom


I have never desired spring so much until now. This winter proved to be a long and most brutal one. I'm grateful to live near DC where beautiful cherry blossoms area plentiful and the streets turn pastel. Spring reminds us that our Earth is alive and growing. It reminds me that though they go trough bitter coldness and ruthless storms, flowers still bloom in the end. I think its one of the Earth's many natural lessons.

I found some fallen blossoms to put in my messy braid






I hope you all go out there and enjoy spring! Remember that no matter how bad things gets, you will rise like spring flowers.

Love,

Mariella.