Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Letters Impromptu x Daniel Wellington Watches



Introducing part II of my collaboration with Daniel Wellington watches.



(watch: Daniel Wellingtontop: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here); jeans: Le Ciel Bleu
clutch: Sara Beltran for Dezso (similar here); sandals: Birkenstock)


photos by Lisa from Paint with Stars


You may have seen my previous post featuring my Classic Southampton Lady watch by Daniel Wellington watches here. Well, here is part II of our collaboration, and I would like to introduce the beautiful Classic Glasgow Lady watch. The simple 2-tone stripe of navy blue and white can add the perfect trace of elegance to any outfit. Which is why I went really simple with a crisp white cropped top and boyfriend jeans, both from my work, Le Ciel Bleu. I kind of like how the the colors and the simple design of the watch contrasts with the neon and palm tree print of my clutch. 

I've been seeing a lot of friends and fellow bloggers have been posting outfit photos in collaboration with Daniel Wellington watches, and it always makes me think, wow, this brand really is versatile and makes the perfect watch for anyone and for any occasion. Plus, you the straps are replaceable (and easy to do!), which is a huge plus. I highly recommend checking out their website for a variety of chic watches at www.danielwellington.com, and take an extra 15% off with the discount code MARIKO. You won't regret it! :)


Hope you enjoyed this post. Which one is your favorite watch? Let me know in the comments!



Love,

Samantha Mariko














Sunday, July 20, 2014

a weekend in yokohama




It's been almost a year since I last went to Yokohama - I spent a relaxing Saturday with my man at the Red Brick Warehouse and Minato Mirai area. Rainy season seems to be extending into July, which means cooler days and less humidity - my kind of summer. I finally found the opportunity to wear my jumpsuit I got from Zara a while back (some similar ones here), and was lucky enough to find some hipster-looking shades for 1000 yen (similar here). While we were waiting in line for the ferris wheel at night, the fireworks started, and they continued all throughout the ride which was absolutely perfect. The view from above was so pretty and I realized that when I have a gorgeous view in front of me, I love to admire it in blissful silence, hence the single photo (sorry!). 

I'm glad to have spent such a peaceful weekend after a hectic first week since my birthday! Whew.
Can't wait to check out what everyone else has been doing this weekend :)


Love,

Samantha Mariko

Friday, July 18, 2014

a day in osaka



photos by Lisa from Paint with Stars



These are a few photos from a short trip to Osaka from a few days ago. It was for work, but Lisa and I got to enjoy some beautiful views of the city life there. The river running through Namba is spectacularly beautiful.


Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes - you guys are awesome!! 



Love,

Samantha Mariko


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

birthday



I celebrated my birthday yesterday after work. My coworkers surprised me with a sweet birthday gift and I was treated to birthday dinner by a special someone. It made me so happy to receive birthday messages via text, email and my social media. Thank you so much!! 

Wearing Alexander Wang, Front Row Shop, Forever 21 and Aldo.



Much love,

Samantha Mariko


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Letters Impromptu x Marisara



(jumpsuit: Marisara; clutch: Sara Beltran for Dezso (similar here); 
watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs; bracelet: Giles and Brother (similar here); heels: Zara (similar here))


photos by Lisa from Paint with Stars


It was a slightly rainy, humid day in Tokyo yesterday, which made it the perfect opportunity to wear this pretty jumpsuit from Marisara, a fashion brand based in Bangkok. The ruffle detail is so flattering, and the sleeves expose your shoulders in a subtle, sexy way. I paired it with some simple heels and accessories, and added a pop of color with my Dezso clutch. This is definitely my go-to jumpsuit for the warm, summer months! 


Check out this amazing brand at www.miramarisara.com and their Facebook page here


Have a great weekend!



Love,

Samantha Mariko