How to wear an oversized hoodie – Part I

While some like to keep things perfectly fitted, I like to make room for more and keep things oversized. Read on for part 1 of how I wear oversized hoodies. 洋服を身体にフィットして着こなす人がいれば、私みたいにゆるゆるオーバーサイズものを着たがる人もいる。サマンサ流のオーバーサイズのフードのプルオーバーの着方を知りたい人は、読んでね。 Well, first things first – I like to analyze the size and length of said hoodie. This one from Champion that I picked up … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Sporty-casual in adidas

Just as much as I like looking dressed-up and feminine, there’s this super casual and I’ll-wear-whatever-the-fuck-I-want side of me. I love wearing my dresses, skirts. crop tops and blouses, but I also like my loose boyfriend-fit jeans with a plain graphic tee. And I’m really hooked on this club-D remix of Iggy Azalea’s “Work.” Check … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | After the cherry blossoms in casual layers

Cherry blossom season has come to an end, as with the warmer weather we were all expecting for spring. Since I had already taken most of my winter overcoats and sweaters out to the dry cleaners, the chilly weather has got me layering up again – coat over jacket, topped with hat and scarf. And … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | First signs of spring in Hibiya Park

  It’s been a long, cold winter in Tokyo, but Hibiya Park hinted at the first signs of spring. There were even some adorable ume blossoms, and others about to blossom. This past week was unusually hectic for me, running around to my various gigs, and rain in between doesn’t help with that either. That’s … Continue Reading

Sporty & casual chic for a park outing

  The weather has been so nice these days in Tokyo, which makes it so much easier to coordinate stylish winter outfits for a weekend outing. Lisa from Paint with Stars Photography and I took a stroll through Ueno Park on Sunday. We had so much to catch up on since we hadn’t seen each … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | skyed apparel x Letters Impromptu

  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 … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | California girl in Tokyo

I am seriously a hapa through and through. Maybe that doesn’t make sense, since the true meaning of “hapa” is “being partially of East Asian, South East Asian, or Pacific Islander descent.” Even though I’ve met different kinds of hapas, I still think half or part-Japanese mixes are the most common. So what I really … Continue Reading

OUTFIT | Crazy for Navy

  September is here – already! Did you all enjoy your last month of summer? I feel like summer this year went by way too quickly… I mean, I did see fireworks, ate watermelon, wore my yukata, but I still haven’t stepped foot on the beach. How crazy is that?? I guess one can’t do … Continue Reading

There is a place in the distance

I was so excited to receive the final images from my photo shoot with Kidperez Photography last weekend. We did two different looks, but I would have to say my favorite is the first one. I’ve been wanting to do a boyish look but with a touch of feminine (with the makeup and the pink … Continue Reading

By the seaside

Photos from an outing in Palos Verdes, at Wayfarer’s Chapel. The weather was perfect to wander around and absorb the beauty of it all.  It had been a while since I’d seen such a glorious view of the ocean. So much blue that it’s almost blinding (in a good way). Another reason I went here was … Continue Reading