Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW IN | my fall shoe collection





Some of the shoes I had ordered online finally arrived this weekend. I was in serious need of some loafers and ankle booties, and well, here they are. The more higher-quality shoes I add to my collection, I realize time and time again how important it is to have good-looking shoes.



From left to right:
Sam Edelman Balfour Monk Strap Flats
Sam & Libby Kirstie Chelsea Boots from Target
Steve Madden x Peace Love Shea Ventura Loafers



You can shop for the perfect pair of flat shoes here, or find a pair of cute boots here at Shop Bop.

Shop Bop is my favorite place to go shoe shopping, since it is so difficult to find shoes in my size in Japan (big feet problems).


Have you started shoe shopping for fall/winter? <3



Love,

Samantha Mariko

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Maybelline After Party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO




Last night, I attended the Maybelline After Party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo at Le Baron de Paris. It was probably one of the best parties I've been to in Japan, especially because I love Maybelline New York. All the guests were given a sheet with removable Halloween tattoos, and you could have the make-up artists apply the tattoos at the make-up booths. I had a little spider near my left eye, with a spider web drawn in with their Hyper Sharp Liner. So cute! 

There were a couple of familiar faces in the crowd - I ran into my friend Rin Rin, a Harajuku fashion blogger and model. I also finally met Natalia of Tokyoholic, who was kind enough to invite me to the party :) Thanks for a great time, ladies!



Love,

Samantha Mariko





NEW IN | stylish animal rings from Good After Nine





I was so thrilled when this package arrived this morning from Good After Nine, a jewelry brand based in Thailand. The animal rings are the cutest, and I can't wait to wear these :) Thank you! More outfit & detailed photos coming soon!

I ended up going to the Maybelline after party for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo last night, I will also be posting photos from the event very soon. 


Have a lovely weekend (Sunday if you are in Japan!)



Love,

Samantha Mariko



Friday, October 17, 2014

OUTFIT | Navy and pastel blue







photos by Lisa from Paint with Stars




It's not too often I pull out my heels to play a little bit of dress up. Although this outfit is on the casual side with the simple trench coat and dress, I think the heels made a difference. I found these pastel blue heels at Zara and they are actually pretty comfortable! I went to see the Montreal Symphony Orchestra tonight at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and wore this outfit and my feet somehow survived (laughs). And since it's still not freezing cold yet in Tokyo, a light trench is just enough to keep me warm in the cool mornings and evenings. 


It's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo this week - I really hope I can find some time to attend some shows and exhibitions! 


Have a fashionable week everyone :)



Love,

Samantha Mariko








Monday, October 13, 2014

OUTFIT | skyed apparel x Letters Impromptu



(hat: skyed apparel; T-shirt: Beauty and Youth United Arrows; sweat pants: Uniqlo;
trenchcoat: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo; shoes: Vans


photos by Lisa from Paint with Stars


Please allow me to introduce Skyed Apparel - a quality hat brand based in Los Angeles, California. The name "skyed" represents the freedom and optimism for future possibilities, that "the sky is the limit." I was immediately drawn to the unique designs and materials of their hats, especially this black corduroy "midnight" hat. The logo and the adjustable strap are both made of leather, a nice touch to the casual design. I think the best thing about skyed hats are that most of them are unisex, and that in turn inspired my OOTD.

The weather has been so perfect the past week, with the humidity of the summer gone and the crispness of fall taking its place. I wanted to go ultra casual this weekend in a T-shirt and sweats, my trusted Vans, and this trench coat, a new favorite of mine. In a previous outfit post, I introduced the "Urban Sweats" line from Uniqlo, and these sweat pants are also part of that collection. SO comfortable! A couple of details that make it more unique that the normal sweat pant. And the trench is also from a collaboration line from Uniqlo by Ines de la Fressange. Fressange designed so many quality items for everyday wear at such affordable prices. I've already picked up a white shirt and some tweed pants, too. And last but not least, my Skyed hat puts everything in place :)


Make sure to check out the other Skyed hats here!



Have a great week ahead!



Love,

Samantha Mariko