A Rockstud Dressed In Black

Do you remember these shoes? I got these Valentino Rockstud Heels in Red and Black in January 2016 after lusting over them for so many months. It turns out though that due to the slingback and the really high, thin heel, I ended up not wearing them much at all, which was a shame. Since these shoes are literally a work of art though and are just amazing to look at, I decided that I need to wear them a lot more than I do and learn to walk in them properly. That is how this outfit came about!

I’m very much into quirky shirts and skinny jeans, but it’s been a long while since I actually wore a blazer and now that the weather is cooling down, I can bring all my jackets out! This beautiful blazer is the REISS Venn Black Blazer (I also own it in white) which has a boyfriend, slouchy fit to it and an open front with no button fastening – making it more of a casual blazer. Given that it’s black though, it really does give it a sense of elegance and class so it’s suitable for any black tie functions, or dinners out. I layered it over the REISS Fi Gold Silk Tank Top to keep it smart, but also because the gold plays off the studs on the shoes and the buckle of my Gucci GG Belt, which I thought just tied everything together nicely and finished off my GRLFRND Candice Skinny Jeans perfectly.

There’s something about these jeans that I just can’t get enough of, as I’m sure you are noticing. They’re so comfortable and flattering, but the rips at the knees make them suitable for day time and casual wear, while glamming them up makes them perfect for elegant looks. Talk about versatile, right? Now to finish this all off, I added in my Lulu Guinness Powder Lips Clutch to complement the red tones of my Rockstud shoes and to just bring a little more colour to the outfit. So all in all, it’s a more dressed up outfit that I really like. It’s nice to be able to wear layers again! What do you think of the outfit? Comment and let me know!

On a side note – I’ve got a little bit of a health update (after this post). My gastroenterologist found bacteria in my small intestine that wasn’t supposed to be there. So sort of like SIBO, but not the bacteria that produced hydrogen, these produce methane. This should be the cause of the extreme bloating and the reactions to certain foods, so I’m about to start antibiotics today (Rifaximin) which I have to take for 2 weeks and that should hopefully get rid of everything in my intestine. I’m going to make sure I am only putting in nutritious foods now to keep my good bacteria up, and of course keep taking my Symprove to put all the good back in. After the 2 weeks, I will let you know how I am getting on! Lorna xx.ย 

What I Was Wearing:
Jacket – REISS
Belt – Gucci
Shoes – Valentino
Bag – Lulu Guinness



  1. September 8, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I hope the medicine helps! Good of you that you,, learned,, to walk on those beautiful shoes! It would be a shame not to wear them.

    • September 9, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much!

  2. September 9, 2017 / 3:13 am

    Lorna! Love the outfit, you can never go wrong with Rockstuds. Also, your clutch, I remember when you debuted it
    on your blog. I still love it! You look stunning!

    • September 9, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much! Yeah, I love these shoes!

  3. September 9, 2017 / 4:36 am

    These are beautiful shoes so it’s great you got them out again to give them aware. Perfect accessories with your clutch and the black and gold outfit too.

    It’s funny, I’m looking forward to blazer season, but only because it’s warming up here and I can shed all the winter layers, while for you it’s cooling down! I think our springs and autumns are similar temperature wise ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you are having a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • September 9, 2017 / 11:41 am

      I know it’s crazy how different our seasons are! Exciting though when they change! Thank you so much, Mica!

  4. September 9, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Rockstuds are really classic and never out of fashion. Iยดve thinking about buying some Rockstuds but the selection of types and colors is so amazing, that it is really hard to decide for me. I love the blazer and the top. They are both very chic :-*

    Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      You would love them!

  5. Frogger
    September 9, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Love the outfit:-)

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Grace
    September 9, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    OMG hun! Those Valentino shoes are incredible. Definite shoe envy over here!

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you! And thank you for all the comments!

  7. September 9, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    But how chic isn’t the styling?! Adore the bag, such a fun statement, and love how it matches the shoes. And I definitely need to bring back my black blazer again. Perfect for fall! Xx


    • September 9, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you!

  8. September 9, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about your infection, you’ll be back to top shape in no time. Now let’s go to the outfit, really why would anyone go wrong in black. I say fashion is black and I fell in love with the jeans as well. Great fit, chic shoes; Gorgeous

    • September 9, 2017 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you so much! So happy you like it! And thank you for the well wishes too, I appreciate that!

  9. September 10, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Love the distressed denim with the gold top and black blazer, an interesting mix that works beautifully. Do love the rockstud heels, I know they are hard to walk in – standing is ok, lol !
    And the lips clutch- cool !
    Keep that gut in good balance and feel better!
    โค๏ธ Elle


    • September 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you! So pleased you love the whole combination! And yep, standing is perfectly fine in these, ha ha. You’re right there!

  10. September 10, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Don’t ever lose that Gucci belt. It seems to go with everything. And that’s a seriously stylish shoe, a simple sling with a whole lot of bling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Ha ha! What a great rhyme! You’re very right ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am never, ever losing this belt! I love it so much!

  11. September 10, 2017 / 2:30 am

    I love those shoes and that clutch!

    • September 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you!

  12. September 10, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Such a beautiful shades against the black. I really want those perfect shoes too.

    • September 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you!

  13. September 10, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Nice outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚ My favourite element of it is that shiny top but everything else is great too. Those photos against the wall are perfect. I always love it when you choose locations that are such ideal ones to compliment your outfits. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope that the new information you have about your health, and the action you’re taking, will vastly improve things for you. I wish you a swift recovery from these intestinal issues. Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 10, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you, Steven ๐Ÿ™‚ And I always appreciate your thoughtful comments so much! It shows you genuinely love my photos and to read my entries too, which means a lot to me!

      • September 10, 2017 / 3:52 pm

        You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always a pleasure to see your photos and to read everything that you write to accompany them. I know that you put so much effort into your work here and, yes, I absolutely love the finished product that you put out. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is not a blog that I could ever just skim or glance it – so I always visit when I know I have time to contemplate and fully enjoy what you’ve posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • September 10, 2017 / 5:36 pm

          Oh that’s really kind and so nice to hear! I’ve heard that quite a few times as well, that they like that I really put care into what I’m writing and posting, so I’m glad that’s coming across well ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. September 10, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Wow Lorna you are one foxy lady in this chic but edgy outfit! I adore the shoes, blazer, and glitzy top, and I love the cute clutch bag whenever it features in your posts. The bird earrings are also a lovely touch.

    I’m glad to hear you have further insight into what may have been causing your digestive problems and discomfort. I hope that your new course of action will remedy the problem, so you feel well again.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

    Lots of love Saba xx


    • September 11, 2017 / 2:15 am

      Thank you so much, Saba! I hope so too! Really hope things improve from here. So glad you love the outfit!

      Raindrops of Sapphire

  15. September 10, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Your Valentino shoes are really great and unique. You look chic and very attractive.
    Wishing you speedy recovery.

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:15 am

      Thank you so much!

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:15 am

      Thank you!

  16. September 11, 2017 / 5:39 am

    Shoes like that need to be worn all the time! <3 Cute purse ๐Ÿ™‚ // Stay healthy! <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. rebecca
    September 11, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    LOVE that belt and those shoes! I’ve been lusting after them for ages and you dress them so well and look so luxurious!

    Rebecca xx
    Check out my latest post over at https://rxbxcca.blogspot.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much!

  18. becky
    September 11, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Oh, I hope your intestine health gets better soon! Bloating and reacting to food always sucks. Those shoes are such a beauty – especially those studs!

    becky @ star violet

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much! I really hope so too!

  19. September 11, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    You look great! I love your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 12, 2017 / 1:38 am


  20. busyandfab
    September 12, 2017 / 2:10 am

    Love this look dear, well put together at the same time edgy. Been looking for that belt, it’s sold out here.


    • September 12, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you! Yeah, it does sell out most places. They always bring it back in stock though. Might be worth doing a pre-order on their website.

    • September 12, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 12, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you!

  21. September 12, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I love everything about this look! The shoes are to die for! I may have to start wearing my jeans and blazers more often!
    Kate x

    • September 12, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you!

  22. September 12, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Girl you look so chic! I’m loving the red + black combo, it’s one of my favorite color pairings for fall & winter. I recently purchased a pair of rockstuds as well (in pink though, haha) and can’t wait to wear them!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and I hope you feel better soon!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • September 12, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see yours!

  23. September 12, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I love your look from head to toe especially those accessories ๐Ÿ™‚ That Gucci belt, Rockstud shoes, and that lippie clutch ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • September 12, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you!

  24. Nikki
    September 12, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I absolutely love those shoes, and you’ve matched them with the outfit perfectly. Keep up the brilliant work.

    P.S. I hope antibiotics work out for you.

    • September 12, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope so too!

    • September 13, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you!

  25. September 18, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Rockstuds are really classic and never out of fashion. Love the distressed denim with the gold top and black blazer, an interesting mix that works beautifully. I love the blazer and the top.

    • September 18, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you!

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