Louboutin for the Office

Christian Louboutin brown leather 'Mocaboucle' buckle pumps     Manolo Likes!  Click!

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Manolo says, just beacuse you need the serious shoes for your job of high-poweredness does not mean that they must be stodgy and stale. Here are two pairs of the Christian Louboutin that are both handsome and suitable for even the most serious of the occupations.

Even the better, they are on the sale at the Bluefly, 40% off the usual price.

24 Responses to “Louboutin for the Office”

  1. Jack May 17, 2005 at 1:20 pm #

    The whole shoe thing is overrated.

  2. The Scarlett May 17, 2005 at 2:52 pm #

    The Scarlett looks up and notices a heretic. Repent! Repent of the evil footwear disparaging ways! (The Scarlett likes saving a sole … pun intended.)

  3. Annalucia May 17, 2005 at 3:13 pm #

    These are very handsome indeed, suitable not only for the office but for the party shoe for the lady of conservative tastes. And the Annalucia is very pleased to see the heel of only two inches in height. It distresses her that most of the superfantastic shoes displayed by the Manolo have the heel heights of three and four inches, which the Annalucia could not wear even when she was thirty years younger and forty pounds lighter than she is now.

    In fact the Annalucia would be grateful if the Manolo would post the occasional article (or at least point the reader to the website) for the shoes for the lady of the middle age, who does not wish to wear boring shoes but cannot manage the superhigh heels or the super-giddy styles of the young ladies.
    Molte grazie…

  4. Jack May 17, 2005 at 3:14 pm #

    Sorry Red, if I had my way we’d all wear combat boots every day, every way and every where.

  5. tia nieve May 17, 2005 at 3:27 pm #

    The Tia agrees with the Annalucia that the heel height of 2 inches is comfortable for the woman of middle age at the office.

    The Tia, however, would need to spend far more of the hours at the office in order to purchase the superfantastic Christian Laboutin shoes on sale for $350.00

    The Tia thinks the Jack forgets that variety in life is enjoyable. The Tia herself has been known to enjoy the boots of the Doc Maarten on appropriate occasions, but they are hardly appropriate for every way and every where.

    The Tia reminds the Jack how how unpleasant his suggestion might be put into practice, at. say the beach or the black-tie affair. The Tia is certain the Jack would reconsider, and allow the Senora Jack, if not superfantastick shoes, at least the shoes of the sensible.

    Perhaps the Jack would prefer to give his suggestion a try himself and report back about the experience? The Tia is grateful the internet does not currently support a Smell Component.

  6. The Scarlett May 17, 2005 at 5:28 pm #

    The Scarlett reminds Jack that the variety is the spice of life. Would Jack like to, for example, eat only the bread every day when others are trying the brioche, the scone, the crumpet, the muffin, the popover or the biscuit … and can you tell that I’m baking right this very minute? No, Jack, man does not live by the bread alone. A woman does not want to be limited to the combat boot when one can have the riding boot, the thigh-high boot, the stilleto boot not to mention the pump, the mule, the pump, the wedgie, the slingback or the cunning, kitten-heeled sandal. While the world you suggest in which all wear only the combat boot sounds utopian to you, it sounds like purgatory for my lovely, small pedicured feet. Isn’t it lovely that you may elect to wear the combat boots, all day, every day, if you desire while I may feast upon the bounty that is the Neiman Marcus shoe department that brings me pleasure just mentioning? I am so glad that you don’t dictate combat boots for me just as I’m sure you’re glad I don’t prescribe Italian cap-toed, lace-ups for you.

  7. Jack May 17, 2005 at 5:32 pm #

    Mrs. Jack would be far happier being able to enjoy meals at fabulous restaurants and travel to interesting and exotic locations than to be stuck wearing overpriced leather.

    As for variety being the spice of life that is true, but based upon life with 4 sisters, wife, mother, mother-in-law and friends few of these silly toys pictured here are comfortable.

  8. MollieBee May 17, 2005 at 5:44 pm #

    This site is all about the “toys”. That’s why I love coming here. Why are you here Jack?

    :)

  9. Mimi May 17, 2005 at 6:07 pm #

    Yes, I agree with you, MollieBee, that the blog of the Manolo is a place where we can enjoy the “toys” that are presented to us. These “toys” can indeed be very comfortable–sleekness and high heels notwithstanding. Some of the most comfortable shoes the Mimi has ever worn looked like works of art and had 4- and even 5-inch heels. These were well-made shoes that fit the Mimi’s feet perfectly. And some of the most uncomfortable (and foot-damaging) shoes have been those that looked “sensible” but were of inferior quality and/or were ill-fitting.

    While growing up the Mimi was taught that “you have to suffer to be beautiful,” but she discovered for herself that this is not necessarily true.

    Viva the beautiful shoes! Viva the super fantasticness that the Manolo nurtures in all of us!

  10. Jack May 17, 2005 at 6:16 pm #

    Why are you here Jack? To free women from the shoe bandits. Why else. ;)

  11. The Scarlett May 17, 2005 at 8:13 pm #

    Jack, we are not being held hostage by the shoes. We are the willing participants. If the Mrs. Jack favors the combat boots of her hubby I am grateful that the two of you have found each other. If the Mrs. Jack prefers dining and travel to superfantastic shoes, that, too, is her prerogative. The Scarlett knows that she is lucky to not have to make such a sacrifice; she can wear the superfantastic shoes crafted in Italy while traveling and dining in Cannes, Nice or Portofino with her equally well-shod husband. The Scarlett is happy that your situation suits you and yours.

  12. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 17, 2005 at 8:20 pm #

    The Jack said, “the whole shoe thing is overrated.”

    Manolo says, chacun à son goût

    As much as the Manolo trys, not everyone will be able to understand.

  13. Mimi May 17, 2005 at 11:00 pm #

    Mais, oui.

  14. Jack May 18, 2005 at 12:17 am #

    chacun à son goût is a good expression. ;)

    The Scarlett knows that she is lucky to not have to make such a sacrifice; she can wear the superfantastic shoes crafted in Italy while traveling and dining in Cannes, Nice or Portofino with her equally well-shod husband.

    The Red must have very sore feet.

  15. havokinthemind May 18, 2005 at 2:11 am #

    Nice, but i prefer 3 or 4 inch heels to these… it gives you the aded advantage of being able to threaten those who don’t agree with you during meetings that last for hours and hours. :)

  16. MD May 18, 2005 at 6:54 am #

    Jack – just looking at a beautiful object is a calming and transforming activity, in and of itself, and I suspect some guests here are doing just that….being transformed and calmed just a bit.

    havokinthemind – ha! Cute :)

    Back to the shoes – they are lovely! And the heel seems reasonably wearable, the leather is a lovely color and the details are understated, but charming. The lower pair, in particular, makes me very happy because of the perfect symmetry of shape and the little ‘swooping’ cross-marks down the side. In this shoe, you can feel serious and light-hearted at the same time. Bravo!

  17. The Scarlett May 18, 2005 at 7:36 am #

    Ah, the Jack doesn’t know the secret of the hand-crafted shoes! If one elects to sport the proper size they are usually quite wearable. The Scarlett can not only walk wearing the shoes from Italy, she can dance. However, The Scarlett is sensible even when enjoying the luxury of fine footwear … she alternates heel heights. She has been known to enjoy a pair of Tod’s driving mocs one day, a pair of Gucci open-toed stilletos another and a kitten-heeled Moschino slide the next.

    No, “The Red”, she does not have the sore feet. She has the pampered size 36 feet wearing Essie Raspberry … who would want to cover that up every day?

    As for these shoes, they are lovely for the sensible lady that must go to the office. The Scarlett particularly favors the ones on the top as the buckle detail seems to be quite flattering.

  18. Tia nieve May 18, 2005 at 8:04 am #

    Ah, Jack, Jack, Jack. Tia Nieve says “All combat boots and no cute kitten-heeled skimmers/stilletto heeled ankle boots/sleek elegant court shoes/kicky platform sandals make the Jack a dull boy.” The Tia believes that Jack should relax and have a pedicure. Then the Jack might understand. The Tia gives her best to the Mrs. Jack.

  19. dimestore lipstick May 18, 2005 at 8:23 am #

    There is so much more here than the shoes…this is a gentle, happy, soothing place that brings me many smiles. Here is seldom found the mean-spirited carping that saturates the posts and comments of so many fashion blogs. Even the criticism is gentle. (Excepting, of course, the discussion of the Lagerfeld-demon. Of whom one cannot say too many derogatory things.)

    And the “Mocaboucle Buckle Pumps” are divine.

  20. Esther May 18, 2005 at 11:27 am #

    Thank goodness I do not have to wear the combat boots on this day of the 92 degrees in the desert.

  21. Jack May 18, 2005 at 5:45 pm #

    The Tia would be amazed at how relaxed and happy Mrs. Jack is.

    Signed,

    Mrs. Jack

  22. tia nieve May 18, 2005 at 7:01 pm #

    The Tia thanks the Mrs. Jack for reporting in. She trusts that the Jack has removed his combat boots?

  23. Jack May 19, 2005 at 3:53 pm #

    No, the Jack wears his boots everywhere. And we love him for it.

  24. Designer Ella May 22, 2005 at 4:26 pm #

    I love those first shoes!

    I went to BlueFly, I’d never been there before, and Ayyyy! My heart is racing! I must stop before I get the heart attack! There is just too much fabulousness! Hundreds of pages… Okay, perhaps I should lie down… breathe, breathe…