Belinda from Salvatore Ferragamo for the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desk, counting down the days to the Christmas eve and the arrival of the Santy Claus.

This year, unlike many years in the past, you did much of your shopping in the week immediately after the festival of Thanksgiving, choosing to do most of your gift-getting on the line, thus avoiding the many hassles of the in-person shopping at the mall.

Frankly, although you appreciate the convenience, the ease of the modern shopping (browse, point, click, enter the information of the card of credit) actually seems to take some of the joyousness and meaning out of the season. Finding the exactly right gift for each person on your list is not supposed to be so easy!

Have you learned nothing from literature? Are you not supposed to sell your very hair to find your beloved husband the modern equivalent of the platinum watch fob chain?

But, then, through the magic of Google, you learn that the secondary market for used hair is not what it used to be. And besides, given your age, you will need all of the hair you can hang onto going forward.

Sigh.

Such are the problems of prosperity, that we now worry that our lives have become too easy to be meaningful.

All the Manolo can say is, don’t worry! Christmas is coming!

Look! Beautiful and elegant mid-heel D’Orsay pumps…
Belinda from Salvatore Ferragamo

The Belinda from Salvatore Ferragamo!

6 Responses to “Belinda from Salvatore Ferragamo for the Monday”

  1. jackie hines December 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Jackie thinks she needs the Ferragamo’s. Jackie knows she WANTS them really really really bad and that need has NOTHING to do with WANT and it’s ALLLLLLLLL about the WANT! That’s what Jackie thinks.

  2. jackie hines December 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    jackie thinks she needs the Ferragamo’s. Actually jackie WANTS the Ferragamo’s. Real bad. And want supersedes need any day in jackie’s book. And that’s the only book one need be concerned with. so THERE!

  3. jackie hines December 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    jackie didn’t see her first post and in her anxiety that it didn’t post immediately and quick fast jetted off another one. Ooops to all.

  4. Dani December 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Those look like the ideal replacement for my Jimmy Choos on those nights when I don’t feel up to teetering about- or in the increasingly likely event that my daughter absconds with them.

    Also, thank you for the reference to The Gift of the Magi. I had forgotten how witty that little piece was, not to mention how in the proper spirit of things!

  5. Fausta December 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Exquisite.
    Perfect.

  6. Lisa from SoCal December 13, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Those shoes are perfect in every way.