Saturday, July 26, 2014

marc by marc jacobs & shop bop





I got a Macbook Pro a couple months ago but never got around to buying a case for it... I was so happy when Shopbop kindly sent me this Marc by Marc Jacobs neoprene computer case, which matches my iPad case. The quality of these cases never disappoints- sturdy and plush, guaranteed to protect your most treasured electronic gadgets.  You can check out more Marc by Marc Jacobs tech accessories here on Shopbop.

What are some go-to brands for tech accessories?? I would love to know :) Let me know in the comments!

Have a great weekend!




Love,

Samantha Mariko


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