Stuart Weitzman for the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desking working…working for the weekend. Indeed, everybody is working for the weekend, everybody wants the little romance, and everybody need the second chance.

And you know, it is still as true today as it was in 1981.

Only now, the weekends you are working for are very different.

Instead of spending most of the Saturday afternoon teasing up your hair with Aquanet, and encasing yourself in the red nauguahyde mini-dress, in preparation for what Loverboy refered to as “the show, Baby let´s go!”, now you get up early, put on your mom jeans and sweatshirt and go to the garden shop, where you argue with your husaband about the necessity of buying the industrial-sized jug of Round-up. (Gary wants to, quote, “take off and nuke the site from orbit.” While you take the more live-and-let-live attitude towards the crabgrass.)

Ayyyy! Once, you pretended you were the second coming of Laura Brannigan, now your highest aspiration is ecologically sound lawn care!

Sigh.

Still, it has always been thus, no? One day, we are young and defiant and full glamourous dreams involving unusually large hair, and the next (if we are lucky) we are living the mostly comfortable life of the middle-aged person.

Of the course, this does not mean that we should roll over and play dead, does it? You deserve to live the little, get out of the comfort zone briefly. There are worse things then possibly looking foolish, no?

Look at your divorced friend Cindy. Everyone was making fun of her for wearing the cowboy boots with the short black dress, and yet, here is the postcard from her, talking about how she and Andy (you remember him?) went to dinner last week with Mel Gibson out in Malibu!

You know what you need right now? Red shoes. Red shoes with the peep toes, and you need to make Gary take you dancing this weekend. Let him poison the whole neighborhood, for all you care, as long as you get your disco adventure!

Look, here is the Max from Stuart Weitzman! And it is on the sale!

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13 Responses to “Stuart Weitzman for the Monday”

  1. deja pseu April 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    That sound you hear is me squealing. I’ve had my eye on these shoes for months, but didn’t realize they’d gone on sale. And they still have my size!!

  2. Susanna April 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Yes, dinner with the Mel Gibson and the Mike Reno of Loverboy. The one with the headband.

  3. Linda April 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    What 80’s era diva didnt have red shoes? Even David Bowie told us to put on your red shoes and dance. Shoes like that brighten up a gloomy monday morning. Once the snow stops, I’ll wear peep toes again.

  4. deja pseu April 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    OK, the shoes are covered. Now, where’s my Dep hair gel????

  5. bookgirl April 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    This Monday morning tale is what I have been missing since the Manolo relocated. Now my Monday is complete ;)

    PS. the mom jeans have been banished forever!

  6. meimei April 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Look at your divorced friend Cindy. Everyone was making fun of her for wearing the cowboy boots with the short black dress, and yet, here is the postcard from her, talking about how she and Andy (you remember him?) went to dinner last week with Mel Gibson out in Malibu!

    This sentence is made even more delicious when you consider the previous entry, where Manolo recommended the cowboy boots. :) Love the continuity!

  7. Little Red April 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Weitzman does the best reds in my opinion. Those are gorgeous.

  8. class factotum April 7, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Every woman needs a pair of stunning red shoes. Even though I don’t have many opportunities to wear mine, I like just knowing I own them. Sometimes I just take them out of the closet and look at them. It makes me happy.

    http://class-factotum.blogspot.com/2009/03/marriage-101-lecture-783-old-boyfriends.html

  9. JustJenny April 7, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    Quite possibly my favorite Manolo post of all time!

  10. Terry April 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Whatever did happen to Laura Brannigan? Ahhh, to re-live those disco days for a glorious night and trade in the Round-Up weed spray for Aquanet hair spray!
    Speaking of glorious, those shoe are begging me to take them dancing the night away!

  11. class factotum April 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    You guys need to check out http://www.jennsylvania.com/ and her 80s retro postings in honor of her new book, Pretty in Plaid. Great photos and great stories about the 80s!

  12. Mifty April 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Sadly, Laura Branigan died a few years back of a brain aneurysm.

    “Gloria” remains one of my favorite ’80s records, for that great vocal. As someone said, that record has more keys than a Pentagon janitor.

  13. Nariya April 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Haha! Disco adventure!