Frye Rider Spur Boots for the Friday

Manolo says, it is Friday, and all week you have been thinking about what to wear for the weekend, and now here it is and you have still not decided.

At first, you thought that perhaps it was time to give into the return of the 80’s preppy and dig out your pastel colored Izods and sweaters, but they you remembered that back in the day, you were not the prep, but the sort of artsy nerd girl with the off-kilter fashionable pretensions (which you expressed mostly by frequently wearing the same torn Clash t-shirt).

But then, maybe you thought, you should go glitter, like the rest of the beautiful peoples. But, really, your main event of the weekend will be the trip to the pumpkin patch with your nephew, and frankly, you are not the Martha Stewart.

Allow the Manolo to now suggest something traditional: riding boots from the Frye!

Rider Spur Boots from Frye

Perfect for all of your weekend needs, be they pumpkin based or preppy influenced. And the price, for boots of such durability and versatility, it is quite reasonable..


Manolo the Columnist: Joril from Paul X by Paul Smith

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

At the end of the month, I’m going to my 25th college reunion. The biggest events are on Saturday, with the homecoming parade in the morning and the big game in the afternoon. Can you recommend some stylish ankle boots?


Manolo says, at last it is that time of the year, when peoples of the certain age, who have been expensively coiffed, recently botoxed, and vigorously dermibraded, truss themselves into their foundation garments, and return to the scene of the crime, to weep with others of their vintage over the ashes of their youth.

And to think, it was only last millennium when you were the bright-eyed student at Alma Mater U., majoring in boys and beer pong, the Belle of the Tappa Kega Bru’s Fall Intoxication Festival.

Of the course, how could you forget your favorite teacher, Professor Whatshisname, that old guy with the beard dandruff and the sports sandals who was always on your case about finishing the papers on time. You certainly learned much in that class, whatever it was.

Look! There is your college boyfriend, Kip! He looks so old, and beaten down, and bald, like the caricature of that vigorous future accountant he once was. Who is that he is standing with? It is that foreign boy who had the intense super crush on you, Chang-Ho-Something-or-Other. You took such pleasure in mocking him, and now he is the fifth richest man in Hong Kong.


Here is the sporty, yet stylish ankle bootie, the Joril from Paul X by Paul Smith, something that would work well with the jeans, or the skirt and tights.

Joril from Paul X by Paul Smith