Welcome to Stilettos + Sneakers
Hello, and welcome to Stilettos + Sneakers!
You're probably wondering who in the heck I even am. Well, I'm Stephanie (hi!).
I grew up in the very #basic suburbs of Ohio before heading off to DePauw (mind the "w") University in Greencastle, Indiana for a degree in opera and media studies. Immediately after graduating in 2014, I moved to New York City with my little pup Melody, and we've been in our cozy apartment ever since.
When I'm not working in digital content or cuddling my dog, I spend my time working out, cooking up a storm, watching literally every single show on Bravo, adventuring with my boyfriend, inducing straight-up masochism by surfing Revolve for hours on end, and hanging out with my book club lady friends at literary wine night and beyond.
So why a blog?
Everyone needs a little passion project. I toyed on and off with starting a blog for years, and finally decided it was time to put my love of fashion, hair experiments, culinary successes (and failures), and steadfast opinions to use once and for all.
Why stilettos? Why sneakers?
The SparkNotes version of this answer would be: Shoes have been my thing since I as a little girl and I wore my sparkly jelly shoes for five months straight. (Not an exaggeration. I actually slept in them.)
The longer-form answer is this: I'm 5 foot 1, and that alone has me predisposed to love high heels with a deep-rooted passion. The sneakers? Well, I really do love the gym, and am ecstatic that it is no longer completely unacceptable for me to give my arches a break with some sleek athleisure nowadays. Plus, shoes are the one item of clothing (accessories?) you have to wear at all times. You need it for any style, any activity, and something as simple as changing your shoes can alter your entire demeanor. They're quite literally the root of everything. To me, the name just made sense.
Do you really watch every show on Bravo?
Pretty much. I did fall off the RHOA bandwagon and I'm devastated that Heather Dubrow has removed herself from the hot mess express (hayyy Cameran/Southern Charm) that is the RHOC, but I live and die by the gospel of Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Jayne and Bethenny Frankel.
I should really find a new hobby.
So anyways, thank you, really, for stopping by. Please take a look around, leave a comment or two, reach out with any questions, and I hope you're inspired (or at least amused) by this little hustle I have called Stilettos + Sneakers.