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Build the Outfit #8, The Winner! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Build the Outfit #8, The Winner!

Build the Outfit #8

Manolo says, after much deliberation the Manolo has finally selected the winner of the latest episode of the Manolo’s Build the Outfit contest, and there it is above, the winning ensemble put together by the Manolo’s internet friend Rachel.

Here the Rachel, talking about her entry.

I’d go with a short dress to show off the over-the-knee boots. The ribbed tights make the leg look even longer. The earrings and bag complement the blues of the dress. And the coat, I just love the coat. I was going to go for a hat, too. But as I pictured the long-legged girl wearing the ensemble hurrying down the streets of Manhattan to meet friends for an informal party, I just knew she wouldn’t want to ruin her look with hat hair.

For the Manolo it was the very colorful short dress that made this outfit. Tall, dark, and handsome boots like these require a the short dress, so that the tiniest bit of thigh might be shown. The splash of color here enlivens the boots and makes what could be somber, more festive.

For her winning effort the Rachel will receive the $100 worth of credit at the
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10 Responses to “Build the Outfit #8, The Winner!”

  1. Rachel December 18, 2007 at 12:06 am #

    Thank you so much. I’m currently evaluating my options at heels.com. I believe I’ve seen every shoe on the site. Decisions, decisions.

  2. e December 18, 2007 at 12:38 am #

    the 60s! they are back! ayyyyy!

  3. Patricia December 18, 2007 at 12:55 am #


  4. Judith in Umbria December 18, 2007 at 6:19 am #

    I really agree with this award. You may think this is 60s, but I was there and this is not uptight and matchy as 60s dress-up was. This outfit can go almost anywhere in any group and I find the look appealing.

  5. Martin December 18, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this information.

  6. Chaser December 18, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

    Darling, I would stab my grandma for that coat. Too young for me, but I’d make one of my students wear it. Cute, cute, cute!

  7. JK December 18, 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh man…this outfit is sooo cute. I wish I were thin and leggy with a swingy dress and jacket and gorgeous brown boots!

  8. elayne December 19, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    Overall I love the outfit but I’m confused: How is that a coat? Is it a pullover coat? And if so, how would you take it off if you’re wearing it over a dress that short, without exposing everything you own to anyone standing behind you? Is it a wraparound coat and the fasteners are in the back? Is there a nearly-invisible front opening that I’m just too blind to see?

  9. elayne December 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    Oh wait, when I enlarge the picture I *think* I can see a seam, barely, in the second panel. If that is a seam, I’m jealous – I can’t get the hems of *anything* to line up that perfectly.

  10. Sarah December 19, 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    Alas, this was one of the two outfits i was pretty sure I lost to, the other one being the outfit with the urban outfitters bag and that cool tied-in-back white shirt. This place is like fashion school, I tell ya.

    Sarah (aka OptimistPrime)