Fashion blogger Stephanie Brown FAIIINT wearing Staple the label wrapped cardigan, Full Circle Dress, StylistPick Avery studded sneakers trainers, Le Specs 'Revolver' Sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop, Balenciaga City bag. Casual all black, dark style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie Brown FAIIINT wearing Le Specs 'Revolver' Sunglasses from Sunglasses ShopFashion blogger Stephanie Brown FAIIINT wearing Staple the label wrapped cardigan, Full Circle Dress, StylistPick Avery studded sneakers trainers, Le Specs 'Revolver' Sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop, Balenciaga City bag. Casual all black, dark style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie Brown FAIIINT wearing StylistPick Avery black, white & silver studded sneakers trainers

If you’d have told me a few years ago that I’d be wearing comfortable shoes out of the house as much as (if not more than) my heels, I’d have laughed in your face. There was a time when I never left the house in less than a 4 inch heel, and flats were reserved solely for exercise, not that I did much of that.

Over the last year though I’ve been finding myself reaching more & more for the comfortable pairs, the ones I can run around all day in, the Rick Owens wedges, the battered Topshop boots, the various pairs of Finsk’s & my sneakers. I guess I must be getting old, but suddenly the thought of getting achy feet after a few hours in some of my higher pairs just doesn’t appeal anymore. The comfortable ones might not be quite as showstopping as the more painful pairs, but that’s not to say they’re boring either. I’ve been wearing these sneakers from StylistPick to death lately & they always have people asking where I got them.

Although it looks kinda summery in these photos, don’t let that fool you, it’s still not warm enough to abandon the tights or a few extra layers just yet! Yes, I know it’s supposed to be June! The sun is finally out though, which means I can at last get some wear from my new sunglasses after a rather dull & miserable spring. I never usually stray too far from my favourite cateye shape, but this pair from Le Specs have quickly become a new favourite, the shape is much more flattering on my square face than I expected & I just love the textured front that makes the colour shift between black & silvery grey depending on the light & angle.

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  1. lauren
    Posted 10.06.2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    love your cardy, can never go wrong with a wrap. it must be warm enough down there for no tights now though, i got sunburned at the weekend! :)

    • Posted 10.06.2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      Unfortunately not, it seems that for the first time ever you guys up north have better weather than us down south! Hah! It was sunny(ish) yesterday, but today back to grey skies & the weather says rain Tuesday till Friday! Waah! :(

  2. Posted 10.06.2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    love how you paired this with sneakers instead of heels. So rocker chic. xO!


  3. Posted 10.06.2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Same for me on two fronts! Suddenly I spend way more time in my flats than my heels… I stupidly tried to break in a lovely pair of black patent leather pumps at work last week, thinking “Well I have a desk job, it won’t be too bad.” Wrong! My toes were numb by the time I got home.

    Also after years of wearing huge Jackie-O style sunglasses I pared down to the Ray-Ban “new” Wayfarers in a much smaller size,and I’ve been enjoying the new shape.

    • Posted 10.06.2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Argh, I’ve made that mistake before too – Nothing worse than breaking new shoes in! I feel your pain!
      I always assumed my face was too angular/square to suit wayfarer style sunnies, but these have totally changed my mind, I feel I may have to invest in some Ray-Ban’s if the sun ever comes back! ;)

  4. Posted 10.06.2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful <3 <3 Love the wrap cardigan!!!

  5. Posted 10.06.2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Love that elegant black dress with the sneakers !
    Great look !

  6. Posted 10.06.2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I love your sunglasses and the textured detailing – you look so glamorous! I’ve been reaching for my comfortable shoes for a couple of years now, I feel that in my case it’s more a case of being lazy than getting old! I used to love wearing heels, choosing a new pair was one of my favourite things but they were rarely comfortable. I can’t even look at most of my heels now without thinking about bad my feet are going to feel after a few hours of wearing them haha. Comfy shoes all the way :) I really love your studded sneakers – they’re far too stylish to be lumped in the comfy shoe category though! xxx

    • Posted 10.06.2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I think it’s sort of laziness for me too! I do that exact same thing, look at a higher pair & the first thing I think is how they’re going to hurt & so I grab one of the comfy pairs instead! Some of the more painful pairs have been unworn for years, but I can’t bear to part with them. I totally agree about these sneaks, these are one of my favourites for that exact reason, perfect mixture of comfort & style :)

  7. Posted 10.06.2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Loving all the black – those sunnies are awesome. I love the size of them on you too! Your dress is also super flattering on you too. You make me want to own more black clothing!

    • Posted 14.06.2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      Aw, Winnie, that’s an awesome compliment, thankyou! :D

  8. Posted 11.06.2013 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Weather has been so strange huh – I think I’m wearing less than you now and it’s supposed to be winter here. I LOVE those sneakers, I think the bright white sole really does it for me and I’m all about the comfy shoes. Definitely a lazy thing – I always imagine how I’d feel at the end of the day, haha. Hope it warms up soon!

    • Posted 14.06.2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

      Yeah, the sole did it for me too – I think it somehow makes them look more expensive than they actually were. I’m so glad I’m not the only lazy one! Haha! ;)

  9. Posted 11.06.2013 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    Aaah, scrolling down and I actually expected to see you in boots or wedges! I like your trainers though, you still look great x

    ORR’s BLOG

  10. Posted 11.06.2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Those sneakers are so cute! I also love Le Specs sunnies, my most worn pair are from them and yours are super chic.


  11. Posted 11.06.2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    All black outfits are always the best :) <3


  12. Posted 11.06.2013 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m the exact same in my early twenties it was about heels, blisters and pain. Now in my mid twenties comfort always wins, I don’t know if it’s age (eep like I need another reminder!) or just trends. I blame it on IM sneakers hehehe!


    • Posted 14.06.2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      You may be onto something there! I guess after Marant & all the other designer sneakers they’ve become a bit more fashionable now & not just something for lazy ‘off’ days when you don’t fancy heels.

  13. Posted 12.06.2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Love that wrap cardigan. and the sunglasses are nice, similar to the wayfarer but slightly different (which is nice)


  14. Posted 12.06.2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    How do you look so elegant in trainers?!

    Maria xxx

  15. Posted 12.06.2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m the same lately, always reaching for my trainers! Yours are lovely, don’t know why but I’m obsessed with black and white sneaks (three pairs and counting, oops!) xxx

  16. Posted 13.06.2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I know, I know! I wore a pair of plimsolls PLIMSOLLS!!! to an event the other day. I never would have dreamed of that a couple of years ago. I wear a lot of boots with chunky heels so thats a comfy in between. Love this sneakers xx

    • Posted 14.06.2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

      I’ve worn my Converse a few times too! What’s happening to us?! Haha!
      Yeah, I love chunky heels too & wedges, I just can’t do skinny heels anymore with my dodgy ankle, so I don’t buy them anymore, as pretty as some of them are!

  17. Posted 13.06.2013 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I love your black outfits, especially the shoes are amazing! Love them!

  18. Posted 15.06.2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    You are so gorgeous! Gee, look at you flawless skin and hair *.* Also, Iove those Specs!

  19. Posted 15.06.2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty.
    You’ve given me an idea to wear my sneakers (Converse black monochrome high-tops) with leggings and a dress… :)

  20. Posted 17.06.2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Those specs are the most amazing shape! I’m a sucker for an all black outfit. I love how your accessories and those awesome studded sneakers really lift the outfit. Love

    – Mandi

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