It feels so good to be back with a fresh new post. With Tokyo Fashion Week this past week, and also preparing for another DJ gig this weekend and working on my new DJ mix (read on to the end!), it was pretty damn hectic. And when life gets too hectic, I sometimes have to put the blog on hold, mainly because I don’t want to bullshit my way through posts just to have content on here. Anyways, I’m happy to be back and start engaging with you all.
I’m a huge fan of “easy dressing,” that is, throwing on an outfit with the least amount of items possible. An XL hoodie acts as a casual one piece without overdoing it (but wear shorts underneath just in case!), and it’s a great excuse to pull out those OTK boots for good balance. This white hoodie from Idolum is the latest addition to my XL hoodie collection, and I love it! It’s comfortable for one thing, and white is a great color to mix and match different accessories with. Orange is a trendy color this season, so I added two orange accents with the sunglasses and furry clutch. And I thought the light-wash denim boots would help bring out that pop of color.
Idolum hoodie, Public Desire boots (now on sale!), zeroUV sunglasses, Bershka clutch, American Needle cap
Also, some good news: my 2nd mix finally dropped last week! Since my first mix was pretty seasonal, I decided to stick to a certain genre this time. And I mean, you can’t go wrong with a groovy disco-funk mix with classics and new tunes alike! I had a lot of fun working on this mix because it’s one of my favorite genres of music and disco-funk always puts me in a good mood. So take a listen, and I promise it’ll put you in the groove 🙂
GIMME THAT DISCO FUNK! MIX by SAMANTHA MARIKO
All photos by Fu Sheng Wang
I am like a proud mama! Even though I’ve never met you I always tell you how much I admire your drive and style and I simply love supporting badass women! It’s so lovely to hear that you’ve dropped your second mix and I can’t wait to see what your DJ career takes you. As always, you’re killing it in that outfit!!
Omg I love the style of those boots and more importantly the FIT! AHHHH it’s so hard for me to find OTK boots that fit my skinny legs snugly like that… haha I’m jealous! Congrats on dropping your second mix — so cool that you do DJing on top of blogging. Don’t know how you manage it all! Keep rocking it babe xo, sharon
Such a fab oversized hoodie and I’ve been a fan of these distressed denim OTK boots since the first time I saw them. I love your streetstyle edge and it’s so cool that your style is reflective of your DJ skills too. I think it’s great to have lots of things going on and putting out content when you are ready and not for the sake of it. Congrats on the second DJ mix babe! xoxo, Christine
I totally agree with you. Instead of putting stuff out there to have content it’s better to wait and put it out there when it’s thought through and as always, your posts are! The hoodie combined with those amazing denim OTKs is just so you, Samantha and easy dressing has never looked as good! As for your latest mix I’ll put it on repeat as I need to stay upbeat and work a while longer 🙂
Cant take my eyes of that pair of the LTK boots!! it’s so stunning!!! Love how you styled it with an oversized hoodie!! It’s such a great piece to have for this fall for those who are into street fashion styles!! I’ve been looking for a good buy and I think I’ve just found one! Thanks for sharing girl!
So obsess with this boots babe!! You definitely have the legs to wear them!! You always have such a great style and love the fact that you also play!! Can wait for some day to heard you play Im sure will be awesome. Congrats on the second dj mix.
Congrats for releasing your new mix!!
Love your over-the-knee boots!! SO cute.
OMG I love your denim OTK boots. They are to dye for. That is exciting about your Second DJ mix. I hope to go to Tokyo in 2018. Cannot wait.
This is such an amazing look – as always! Your style is so amazing. Those boots accentuate your legs so well. Congrats on your mix!
I love this look! I’m glad that you enjoyed Tokyo Fashion Week, and are looking forward to new DJ gigs. I am definitely a fan of the pop of color you chose to add with your orange bag, and those boots are so unique. I could totally see myself wearing this outfit this season.
Oh man this look is KILLER! Those boots! And congratulations on the mix. Love the photos, super editorial looking.
Allie of ALLIENYC
Girrrl I love your Disco Funk Mix!! Totally something I’d put on as I’m getting ready to go out! You are totally killing it in your outfit! Love the fierce OTK boots and that bold orange clutch.
Babe, what a fabulous outfit, I’m loving those boots. It fit you like a glove, just fab. Anyway, congrats on your 2nd DJ mix.
I absolutely love your outfit post and can’t wait for you to drop them! They are always right on time. I’ve been wanting to try the hoodie look as a dress and this has totally inspired me to do so. I love this look! And you’re right, the boots help to balance out the shortness of the hoodie. Oh and I’m inspiring to become a deejay so I can’t wait to hear your mix!
Oh my gosh those boots! I would never be able to take such amazing pictures at night. You look incredible!
Aww, thank you for the mix! I adore your mixes!
This outfit is so bold and cool. Love the mix of over knee boots and oversized hoodie. Very street style. You always look on point babe, like a DJ/model/superstar girl 🙂
Fabulous and impeccable style, Samantha! I love your style and how and your pictures. I love easy dressing, too. But sometimes I spent too much time trying to select the pieces I am in the mood and what to wear on that specific day. Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see more of you inspiring content.
Happy Weekend! xx. Gina
Welcome back oh yes. The new content make me happy too. But first we can work for it 😛 Your look is sexy and cool. Love the way how you transform the outfit to be wearable without exaggerating.
You know I love your mixes, so I am definitely stoked you have a new one, playing it as I work 🙂 I am also a fan of simple dresses, where it doesn’t take me much effort to put looks together. I just love your style overall, outfits and music!
Girl you are definitely rocking those denim boots with a sweater. Hats always make an outfit look even more stylish.