Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dresses Galore

Hi babes! I hope you're enjoying your week thus far! 

I was recently approached by a company called Aviva Dress based out of the UK about sharing some of their amazing dresses on my blog.  It wasn't hard to browse through their website [http://www.avivadress.co.uk] and find some items to share with you.  A lot of them are labeled prom dresses but they could be used for all sorts of fancy events.  My little sister is starting her second year of high school pretty soon here and if she ever decides to be half as girly as I was/am and go all-out for prom, I'll know where to point her for some dresses that will surely get some positive attention ;). 

Some nice things to note about the website is that they do ship overseas so I'm not just teasing you with dresses you would have to go to the UK to buy (though that would be fun) and most of the dresses are modeled on people rather than mannequins... or hangers.  I find it so helpful to be able to see a dress on a person when I'm trying to shop online. 

I LOVE this dress.  The draped back and bright red color are elegant and sexy and the peek-a-boo bra detail is so unique! I feel like I need to throw a chi-chi party just so I can make an entrance in this evening dress!

This dress was one of the first dresses I saw in the short prom dresses section.  If your school is anything like my school was, wearing long dresses wasn't really in style.  I come from a pretty small town and dressing up in long gowns was seen as trying too hard.  Now I wouldn't care what people thought but I understand that there can be a lot of pressure to fit in in high school so here's one for all you girls in my old shoes.  Maybe you go to a school where everyone wears long dresses and you can show up looking like a scrumptious black swan in this little number!

This cocktail dress caught my eye because the see-through lace details remind me so much of dresses I've seen from Love and Lemons that cost buckets more than this dress does.  It's so nice to find affordable alternatives to high end things I love.

I am not at all in the market for wedding dresses, but if I were I'd be deciding between these beauties.  Have you ever watched Say Yes to the Dress and become quickly horrified that even the cheapskates walk in with a budget of at least $2,000 for their wedding dresses? Because I have!  It's such a relief to know that when the time comes, a looooooong time from now, dresses that look like this exist and can be bought for only one or two hundred dollars, rather than thousands.  Phew!

Have a lovely day!

xo,
Mariamma

Saturday, August 9, 2014

POLIÇA | New Favorite Music

I have been listening to this band/artist constantly for weeks now.  I can't imagine not liking it so I expect you'll love it as much as I do ;)




Peace, love, muuuusica,

Mariamma

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Feather River Mágica















Dress - Vintage 
Belt - Vintage 

Photos by the talented Sean Peeler 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mid-Summer

















My gorgeous friends made taking these photos far too easy ;) 
Thank you babes (Jenelle and Kelly) 

And thank YOU babes too 
xo, 
Mariamma 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturday

Hi babes! I had a lovely day yesterday.  I worked in the afternoon and then headed over to my friend Karoline's house for some pool time and some delicious dinner.  The sunset was absolutely beautiful and was reflected in the water. We made delicious pesto pizza and salad for dinner and lounged by the pool with some friends.

After my super relaxing evening I went over to Jenelle's place to meet up with a bunch of other friends.  My friend Julia's boy was in town from Portland and we were all excited to meet him.  It was a great night! 


This last photo was taken by Jordan Claverie on his super awesome camera 

xoxo, 
Mariamma 

Cheers to me watching twilight movies on the couch and recovering from last night on this fine Sunday. :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Unplugged Arts | Kid's Camp

Hi!

This past week my mom asked/hired me to come take photos for her kids camp that she puts on each summer.  It is a performance arts camp that focuses around a performance that the kids do for parents at the end of the week.  Each kid picks a character and then they weave the characters together into an original storyline that is acted out through dancing and music rather than spoken word.  It is so fun to watch the kids explore their imaginations together using all the available props, costumes, and instruments.

These photos are from one of the rehearsal days, not the performance day, unfortunately.  I had to work at my new job (yay!) so I missed the actual performance.  I hope you enjoy the photos!















































beijos, 
Mariamma