Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Black, white and stars




I feel very fortunate these days to be busy with new and prospective jobs, my current jobs, and other events here and there. Sometimes my blog goes on the wayside a little bit because of that, but it's always on the back of my mind. I'm hoping to produce more outfit posts in the coming weeks, as well as other content. 

I was taking voice lessons consistently since last summer, then there was a 2 month hiatus starting the beginning of the year. And yesterday, I finally had my first voice lesson of the year, which was really helpful  and just enjoyable overall. Having studied piano most of my life, I do miss the weekly  music lessons and the feeling of learning something new every week and practicing that until I'm comfortable with my new skills. If there is a skill you are trying to perfect like me, consistency and practice is key! Like my grandma always said, "If you don't use it, you lose it."


最近、仕事が少しずつ増えてきて忙しくなってきていますが、とても幸せだなと思っています。そのため、ブログの方はたまに後回しになってしまうことがありますが、常に頭の奥で「やらなきゃ、やらなきゃ!」と自分にリマインドしています。もうちょっといいペースで私服コーデの記事やその他の記事をアップしていきたいですね。

去年の夏から、毎週頑張ってボーカルのレッスンを受けていたんですけど、新年からぴたっと止まってしまって、、そして昨日、やっとレッスンを再開しました。自分のためになるし、やっぱり楽しいです。人生のほとんどピアノをやっていたので、毎週のレッスンがたまに恋しくなります。毎週新しいことを学んで、練習して、新しいスキルが身に付く繰り返し。新しいものを身に付けたい時は、一貫性と練習が大事です!私のアメリカのおばあちゃんの口癖、「使わないと、(スキルは)無くなるよ」を思い出します。


shirt: Moussy; coat: Le Ciel Bleu; pants: Madewell; hat: Jams Project; sunglasses: ZeroUVshoes: Zara; clutch: GUM (Farfetch)






30 comments:

  1. Awesome look! Love your sunglasses!

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  2. I hope you continue to post frequently because you are unique! Work hard ;)~
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  3. So cool !!! nice combo !


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  4. Absolutely loving the look, Samantha. I used to go for weekly music lessons as a violin student, too, but have stopped for over a year now. I'm definitely missing the feeling of learning something new every week, but hey, I'm teaching every week now, so I guess that's a new kind of learning?

    Good luck with your music lessons, Samantha! x

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  5. super:) xx
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  6. Totally agree with what your grandma have said, also glad you finnaly could have your first voice lesson of the year :)
    P.S I really like the socks you wear haha

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  7. This is such a beautiful look! I love the black and white stars shirt!

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  8. love it. that blouse is awesome.

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  9. I hope you enjoy your new job! I know sometimes, it quite difficult for me to write a blog as often like before due to the work. However, I hope you can manage the time, and enjoy the voice lesson!

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  10. OBSSEESEEDD WITH YOUR SOCKS <3 <3 Its so unique but no super quirky and colorful

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  11. Cool sunnies & shirt ;)

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  12. I get on the piano once in a while, especailly when life takes over and everything seems too 'important' to handle all at once. Play a few classical pieces and that will seal the deal! Hope you are juggling well Samantha, voice lesson sounds intriguing too and that is a pair of sexy looking socks. x

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  13. These photos are so cool - you look incredible! Love the fun touch the stars add to your look...currently obsessing over the silver shoes too :)
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  14. I'm crying because everything about this outfit scream perfection.
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  15. "consistency and practice is key!"、とても素敵なフレーズで、
    まりこさんのおばあちゃんの言葉が可愛いです♡
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  16. I like your blog so much :) Happy Weekend!

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  17. Cool look. I like contrasting lines and graphic forms they create <3
    Have a good weekend!

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  18. Loving this dramatic look and I'm glad things are going well for you! Those roundish sunglasses always remind me of John Lennon (a good thing?)

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  19. Beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.


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  20. on top of all the other talents you have my gosh, samantha! share with us share with us, would love to hear :) btw, just out of curiosity are you fluent in japanese?

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  21. Very cool look! Love the combination of black and white colours with a touch of silver plate at the bottom!

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  22. you've got impeccable style! <3 <3 glad that you're responding to all the busyness in such a positive way. stay healthy though!

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  23. This look is so clean and put-together- I love your style. Those socks are so interesting! Love all the patterns. <3
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  24. You look great! I love your sunglasses! :) xx

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  25. ah this ootd is just perfect Samantha, top as always

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  26. Such a cool look Samantha... love it!!
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