Prada Red Leather Driving Loafers For the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desk, and already you have broken the first of your twenty dozen resolutions of the new year’s.

Last week, as you were enjoying the mug of brandy egg nog and gobbling the final bit of your Great Aunt Jemminy Cricket’s (née Jeanette Crick) most delicious and rum-intensive fruitcake, when you decided to write out the list of resolutions for the New Year.

By the time you were finished, following the third helping of the nog, your list had grown to nearly 200 items, and included such things as “write thank you notes that day,” and “a sock cannot go into a drawer until its match has been found.”

Strangely, you made it through January the 1st and the 2nd with your list intact, all the many resolutions unviolated.

But then, this morning, when you came into the office, you found that your bosses had used the last week to draw up their own list of resolutions, which included such things as “reorganize seating chart in cubicle farm,” and “require triplicate memos on TPS reports.” And, thus, within the first hour, you found your desk between to that of B.O. Bob (the nice man with the glandular problem) and the Chatty Cathy, the nattering nitwit niece of the company founder, to whom you must be polite because it is likely that she will eventually be promoted to the head of your division.

And then, just before the lunch, the second round of memos were delivered from the bosses, detailing changes in office procedure and individual work responsibilities.

Seconds later, you had violated your personal resolutions numbers 47 to 53, 72, 87, and 103, having to do principally with the taking of the Lord’s name in vain, the use of certain unpleasant words, the promise to think more kindly of various individuals, and to not email complaints about work to your husband, or post them to your facebook page.

Of the course, the two most important resolutions are still intact: the one to pay more attention to the humble blog of the Manolo, and the one to leave more comments on the beautiful shoes and funny pictures he shows you.

Look! Happy and practical patent leatherdriving moccasins from Prada!

Prada Red Patent Leather Driving Moccasin

The perfect sort of kicks to make the 2011 the happy and fun new year.

8 Responses to “Prada Red Leather Driving Loafers For the Monday”

  1. Jezebella January 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    The red Prada loafers are shiny and tempting. They also remind me of the super-fantastic red Prada shoes of the current fashion-conscious Pope Benedict The German. Does the Manolo know where one might get some of those shoes? I suppose his must be custom-made, but I wonder if there’s a ready-to-wear version out there somewhere?

  2. Jezebella January 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Oh, oops, never mind – your “the Pope does not wear Prada” just popped up after I posted that. Alas. Adriano Stefanelli is surely even farther out of my price range than Prada ready-to-wear.

  3. bookgirl January 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Resolution #3 (after #1-flossing daily instead of when it occurs to me and #2- to be on time for class) I vow to comment more on the beautiful shoes/works of art posted here. Please please can you post more shoes in the 2″ to 3″ heel range? those I have both the moneys and the functional knees to purchase and wear :)

    • speasummerlin January 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

      So sorry, Manolo dear, these are a misstep for me.
      In addition to the thongs,(shudder) I personally really dislike loafers…the only positive I can find to say about these is, well, they are red.

      • Manolo the Shoeblogger January 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

        Do not worry, dear Speasummerlin. The Manolo understands that not every shoe resonates with every person.

        • speasummerlin January 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

          Dear Manolo,
          Thank you for your kindness and understanding;
          I don’t know if I have mentioned this to you lately, so I shall do so now:
          I appreciate you, and what you do SO MUCH!!
          Thank you for enhancing and enriching my life, and also for adding a bit of levity weekly, usually(and sometimes uncannily so)exactly when I am needing it the most.
          Muchas besos to you,
          Summerlin

  4. Buttercup January 5, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Dear Manolo,
    On Mondays (though today is Wednesday, go figure!) I prefer the outlandish, the impratical, the whimsical, anything but pratical shoe to gaze upon to ease me into my week (or mid-week). This is better for the Friday column. But if I were to comtemplate driving shoes (something I’ve never considered before, and I don’t know why) I’d go with that great color.

    But, mild criticism aside, I love your blog! In the words of my offspring: You so totally rock, dude!

    • Manolo the Shoeblogger January 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

      Ayyyy! Thank you for your most kind words. You are indeed most super fantastic!

      And, this is what the Manolo thought about these shoes, that it was the color that made them super special.