August 25, 2015


This summer, my family and I travelled to Italy. I left Manila feeling like I didn't want to leave at all, but I came back wondering why it took me so long to experience that kind of a trip. I felt different when I got back. The good kind of different, I'd hope. This sudden urge to become an accomplished teenager grew in me, and I suddenly have this goal to just make something out of myself and to just do something important and substantial already. I want my future self to justify these experiences, you know? I travel and I realize I can't be idle. I step out of my comfort zone and I realize that there is still so much for me to learn. There's a whole world out there and it's asking me to come visit. Can't wait.


Acacia Rachel said...

these photos swept me into a world of emotion, of nostalgia, of beauty - your photos are warm - almost creamy - spilling with summer light and goodness. you've captured the essence of italy perfectly. so much love for this, stella. xx

Acacia xx

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Abbie said...

Gaaaaah I love travel shoots like this! Italy is one of the top places I'd love to visit sometime. It looks like it has such an authentic, sun-kissed beauty about it. Your photographs are stunning, your words took me there with you. ♥ Love this and love/stalking your blog. ;)


Mira L. said...

Great pictures, I would love to visit these places! xx


diane said...

"There's a whole world out there and it's asking me to come visit. Can't wait."

Indeed! And I wish you more travel adventures (both literally and figuratively). I have become a fan ever since I saw your photos from Kamiseta's accessories. I instantly admired your photography and all the more I was happy that your blog was provided in the photo credits. I'm glad that you are posting more :) I love the subtle elegance story and elegant angles of your photos. Please don't stop blogging :)

Have a great day ahead!

Mikailah Autumn said...

STELLA. these are exquisite, gracious goodness. they are so moody and warm, breathing nostalgia and light and summer vibes... ooh. *shivers delightedly* honestly, they're stunning.

(and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog; i've loved your blog for a long time, and have been wondering what happened to you when i saw your name on my dash. ;) for some reason i haven't been getting your blog updates, but i unfollowed and followed again and hopefully it's fixed now. i can't wait to see your future posts!)

xx, m

MaryRachel Bulkeley said...

In love with these frames! So rich in color and depth and feeling. I'm a fan. xo

The Mind Wanderers said...

Just found your blog and I'm in love. Your pictures are stunning and these are no exception... They make wanna go to Italy so bad. One day, I hope. Lovely words too!


Katrina said...

STELLA! I looked at your first two photos and thought "ITALY!" I was there for a little over a week last May, and how I miss it... especially that school is starting up and I want to be free to walk and travel and photograph and eat gelato. Ah well. Your pictures made me super happy and reminded me of how blessed I was to be able to visit such a fantastic country.


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