Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
Last fall, after eight years as a stay at home mom, I finally went back to work as a college teacher. As I look in my closet, I realize that I have nothing to wear on my feet when the weather gets warm except a pair of old Tevas. Please help me find something comfortable and confident that’s not too expensive.
Manolo says, Ayyyy! The shock of the returning-to-work mother! One minute you are in your kitchen wearing the sweatshirt covered with peanut butter and squeezable yoghurt, and the next you are standing before your class having just threatened the disruptive student with the “mother of all time outs, young man!”
But fear not, your experience as the parent will be useful, for after all, explaining to your three year old why the sky is blue is only slightly less difficult than getting the hulking All-American nose tackle to understand the three stages of the Hegelian dialectical process.
Of the course, first you need the shoes suitable to your new and intimidating station as the professor of useful knowledge. Shoes that say, “pay attention to me, for I am bringing you information that will enrich your life.”
Here is the Gloria, the sand-colored patent leather slingback from Cole Haan, the perfect combination of comfort and style.