Kate Spade for the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desk, working like the dog, with all of the other ladies who do not lunch; with all of the ladies who do not have the luxury of sitting around on their heinies with their kaftans and turbans and fancy cigarette holders and their Japanese houseboys who bring them mid-morning high-balls while they talk on their princess telephones. No, no, you are with the ladies who are the productive members of society, who go off to their places of employment where their formerly delicate spirits are daily crushed beneath the boot-heel of the Man, impassive and odious in his disdain.

In short, you must work while others lounge upon their piles of unearned money!!!

And now, look at you, you are sitting at your desk, silently ranting like the street corner communist denouncing the Dictatorship of Capital!

Of the course, the real problem is not the ladies who lunch (whom you well know have not worn the turbans and kaftans since Auntie Mame was shouting “Life is the Feast, Suckas!”), but rather, the problem is that outside it is the most beauteous of late spring days; warm and fragrant with the scent of flowers and green leaves, betokening the simple joys of summer: languid strolls in the country, lemonade on the porch, and long evenings watching the fireflies flicker.

In short, the weather is nice and you are stuck in the office, yet again!!!

Oh, well, things could be much worse. You could be “funemployed“.

What you need now is to look at pictures of beauteous and impractical shoes; shoes that cannot be worn at the office, shoes that can only be enjoyed in the full light of the early summer’s day. Shoes like these flowery thong sandals, the Freda from Kate Spade.

Freda from Kate Spade    Manolo Likes!  Click! Freda from Kate Spade   Manolo Likes!  Click!

They smell like begonias!

6 Responses to “Kate Spade for the Monday”

  1. belle June 8, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    “funemployed” brilliant!

  2. La Petite Acadienne June 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Oh, those are sweet! La Petite Acadienne can sadly wear nothing but flip-flops right now, due to having insanely swollen feet in her 8th month of pregnancy. She even broke down and bought a pair of…(shudder)…Crocs. Not the ones that look like the bath toy (she’d go barefoot first), but the “Adara” sandal. She tried to get something else, she really did. But nothing else would fit over her swollen feets.

    But seeing those pretty sandals still brightens her day considerably, and gives her hope for the future!

  3. Manolo the Shoeblogger June 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Ayyyyy! Congratulations to the La Petite Acadienne! Such wonderful news!

  4. geomom June 9, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    Auntie Mame! One of my all time favorite movies – the link to the page about Patrick Dennis ;-)

    p.s. tomorrow is Cole Porter’s bday ;-)

  5. La Petite Acadienne June 9, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Thank you, Manolo — you are so very kind. I will confess that while I was searching fruitlessly through the store for shoes, I glanced over at the rack of Crocs and thought “No, no — the Manolo will sense that a devoted reader has succumbed to the dark side and it will cause him great sadness.”

    The Manolo will be pleased to hear, however, that I do have a pair of bronze, snakeskin-embossed 2-inch-heeled sandals that still fit quite nicely, and that I wore them out to dinner on Saturday night with a little black dress.

    Some other fellow was at an adjacent table wearing cargo shorts, a ratty t-shirt, and original Crocs. All that I could think was “I’m in my 8th month of pregnancy and still managed to make myself presentable for dinner, so darling, what’s YOUR excuse?”

  6. Discounted Jeans December 7, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    I love the Eva, but I feel like I can’t wear it as a should purse. It just looks off on me, I guess. Looks much better as a clutch!