SWEATER, SKIRT: Maje/SNEAKERS: (c/o) Andre Assous

I ask. You answer. I deliver.

Two weeks ago on Instagram, I asked my followers this question – “What do you want to see from me? Causal or dressy outfits?” The general consensus was that my followers wanted causal looks. So here I am. Doing causal.

And I’m not mad about it…

Truth be told, I’ve always struggled with being “laid back.” Why? Because at heart, I care… sometimes too much. So I wear heels everywhere I go – even to the most inappropriate settings like salsa lessons, to go grocery shopping “real quick,” to a casual brunch with friends, to walk around downtown Miami, etc. It’s ridiculous, I know. But at least I look cute. You don’t have say anything; I can already read your mind…

And trust me, my feet know it too. If I had a quarter for every time a nail technician said during a pedicure, “wow, that’s a bad blister,” I would have enough pocket change to buy like 10 pairs of Jimmy Choos. Much like lip gloss, I take Band-Aids with me everywhere I go.

So you can imagine the panic and anxiety I felt knowing Instagram wanted “causal,” but I wanted “dressy.” It was time to go shopping back to the drawing room… “How,” I asked myself, “can I look put together but still be casual?” as my feet ached from breaking in a new pair of heels that day. I looked down, sighed, and just like that… a light bulb went off.

Cue: WHITE SNEAKERS.

Chic white leather sneakers, to be exact. #snapsnap From Andre Assous. These are called “Danica.” You can get them here.

BE PROUD.

I seldom rock sneakers but lately, I dig it. All I had to do was replace heels with sneakers. Notice I did not change the look and feel of my outfit – I’m still wearing a cute skirt and sweater. And it’s SO chic!

AND SO COMFORTABLE. My tootsies have never been happier.

Some background on this brand, in case you’re in the market for a pair of chic white sneakers this season. Andre Assous shoes have been around for 25 years. The brand is synonymous with impeccably crafted shoes, luxurious designs and trendsetting footwear. Each style is designed in Europe and uses only the highest quality materials. Beautiful yet remarkably comfortable, these sneakers have become my latest obsession. So yes, you’ll want this pair.

All this said, I am going to try really hard this season to bring it down a notch, give my feet a break and rock a pair of sneakers every now and then… for you guys! For the casual game!

Love em’ too? Great! Click here to enter for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Andre Assous. And as always, shop today’s look below!

Xo, Stephanie

[Photography by Chelsae Anne]

(Thank you Andre Assous for the comfy sneakers and for sponsoring this post!)