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April, 2013 | Manolo's Shoe Blog
Archive - April, 2013

Black Diamond Hoop Earrings for the Friday

Manolo says, it is Friday and you are completely ready for the weekend to arrive.

Unlike the other nights of the week, when you must be in the bed by the reasonable hour lest you oversleep your alarm and miss the bus in the morning, you will not be sitting at home on the couch, your face buried in the second-helping of Lean Cuisine fettuccine alfredo watching your long-time imaginary sugar daddy, Mark Harmon, solving the imaginary crimes on the NCIS.

In the stead, shortly after work this afternoon, you will leave your cubicle farm and venture out into the night with the pack of like-minded girlfriends. First, however, you will shuck off your practical work clothing, layer on the makeup, put on the high heels, and shimmy yourself into the too tight dress. And as you stand in front of the mirror, contemplating the final touches, you realize that what you are really needing are the pair of black diamond hoop earrings.KwvXr8fThat is what is really needed to turn things around, something dramatic and unexpected, not another night out with the same old going-no-where people, dancing with the same old going-no-where men at the same old already-no-where clubs.

And that is when you decide to quit your job, just go in on the Monday morning and tell your boss, Mr. Grozny, “In two weeks, I am outta heah, sucka.”

San Diego has always looked good to you, and you have the cousin out there. Just pack the car and go. It is the American thing to do.

In addition to the new jewelry from TraxNYC you will need new shoes suitable to the climate:

Cynna Sandal from Via Spiga

The Cynna from Via Spiga, the pink and yellow flat sandal that will represent for you the break with the past.

Manolo the Columnist: Connie from Donald J. Pliner

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

Dear Manolo,

I’m getting married again at the end of May. Since this is my second marriage, as well as the groom’s, we’ve opted for a informal wedding with close family and a few friends on the beach in South Carolina. Since my dress is light blue, I need a pair of sandals that will match. Can you please help?

Barbara

Manolo says, ayyy! So romantic! Indeed, just the words “beach wedding” alone can conjure up in the mind of the hearer all sorts of fantastically romantic scenarios to explain why someone is getting married at the seashore instead of the church or the justice of the peace.

For the example, you are the beautiful mermaid of the certain age who, during the giant storm, has been washed ashore suffering from amnesia only to be found by the handsomely rugged sea captain (played by the Tom Selleck), who despite the long-standing and well-know animosity between seafarers and merpeople (in reality misunderstandings caused by practical joking dolphins) has carried you back to his skipjack and chastely restored to health, hand feeding you sardines and oysters and little pieces of delicious eel, while softly singing sea shanties and playing his ukulele.

When your health and memory have returned, rather than swimming back to your underwater home, to your rightful place as Neptune’s spinster merdaughter, you have convinced the old merwizard to give you legs. Many complications and dangers ensue, but in the end, here you are, standing on the beach in South Carolina with the man in the Hawaiian shirt and famous mustache getting married.

Here is the Connie from Donald J. Pliner, the silver thong sandal that will be perfect for wearing on the beach.

Manolo the Columnist: Metallic Flower Sandals from Miu Miu

Dear Manolo,

Now that the first day of spring has arrived, I find that I need a new pair of sandals suitable to the season. I would describe my style as understated and classic, but this year I’m feeling a powerful need for something a little more colorful than usual. Please help.

Marci

Manolo says, the spring, it has sprung! Finally has arrived is the most glorious time of the year, when the Mother Nature shakes off the gloomy gloaming of winter, hitches up her skirts and gets to work painting the countryside in the riotous shades of green and gold, accenting the fields with flowers and the trees with singing birds.

How can one not be in love with this vernal season, when life returns to the Earth, bringing with it the hope for better days and warmer weather?

It is only natural that we should wish to respond favorably to this bounteous love offering by choosing to wear colorful clothing and beautiful shoes. How better to honor our fabulous good fortune, and the Divine Providence that has provided it, than by expressing our joy in as many ways as possible, with the smiles and kind words, the cheerful mien, and the beautiful happy clothing? Our outward appearance should be the reflection of the happiness that resides within, so that others my share in the mood of the season.

Here is the glittery, jeweled flower metallic sandals from Miu Miu, the perfectly gorgeous sandals for the perfectly gorgeous time of the year.

Miu Miu Metallic Sandal