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Author Topic: B.T.O. #7 -- Mercurypipe from Stuart Weitzman  (Read 37488 times)
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« on: November 13, 2007, 02:31:36 AM »

Manolo says, time for the next challenge.  This time the Manolo must respond to the challenge issued by his internet friend Carrie, who noted,  "I believe this is also the 6th BtO where the featured shoes aren’t made in size 11. Why do shoe companies hate tall people?"

Let it never be said that the Manolo did not rise to occasion in style...



Behold, the Mercurypipe from the Stuart Weitzman, available not only in the size 11W, but also in the size 12W!

The four inch heel, cognac-leopard-hair-calf-bootie, super shoe!   

And now, the question from the Manolo to his readers is what to wear with them? 

Yes, your inclination might be to super sexy it up, with the hottest of the hottie clothes, but the Manolo cautions restraint, as these shoes are speaking volumes already.  No need to shout.

So, as is always the case, post your entry below.

The contest ends on Saturday, and the prize will be the $100 gift certificate from Zappos.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 09:38:38 AM »

Hi All,

This is my first BTO (and also my first post on these forums), I must say it was quite fun! I love boots, it's unfortunate that I live on a tropical island where they are much too hot to wear! Still though, I look forward to the American "fall" because then I get to feast my eyes on lovely boots such as the ones Manolo has chosen for this week's BTO.


Please feel free to critique my selections/post - I'm brand new at this and would welcome any comments and suggestions to make things better.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 12:18:17 PM »

I scoff at your warning against glorious excess, the Manolo. The woman who would wear such a pair of boots, which teeter like a drunken debutante on the border between tacky and fabulous, would have no use for understatement or subtlety. No. Such a woman would lie about her age, have a witty euphemism for the Valium she keeps in a Baltic amber compact in her purse, and console herself after breakups by chugging a magnum of Veuve Clicquot on the grave of Edith Head. She would skip rent for Trish McEvoy sales and send her landlord IOU's on lavender-scented paper, and wear Entirely Too Much Eyeshadow.

These are her clothes.



A quick note: I think, for balance, the cocktail ring should be on whichever hand will be holding the clutch, and the cuff should be on the hand that will be using the lorgnettes.

Yes, I am a micromanager. Why do you ask?
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 12:57:41 PM »

My entire, very detailed post before this one was deleted, so in the interest of time, I'm just going to post the picture and bare bones details.   Roll Eyes

Since the boots are such a statement item on their own, I tried to keep the outfit simple with a few graphic pieces thrown in for added visual interest.  I also tried to keep it fresh, yet seasonally appropriate, as well as mixing solid, mid-range items with fun, cheaper trinkets.  This is - hopefully - the kind of outfit that a regular gal could buy and wear out on the weekend and go from day to night with the addition of the jewelry and some smoky eye makeup.  Enjoy!  Smiley



The dress is a simple, black shift by Steve Madden at Nordstrom; the jacket is a flirty yet serious charcoal, wool herringbone number from Banana Republic; the tights are basic, opaque pantyhouse from American Apparel; the purse is a gorgous, mustard-yellow leather hobo from Deux Lux at Urban Outfitters; the long, jewel-toned pendant necklace and fun, chunky cocktail ring are both from Target.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 12:52:44 AM »

Ah, the beautiful leopard print boots.  So classic, yet so easy to utterly overpower.
 
I kept a few things in mind when choosing this outfit:

  • Color - A pop bright of color offsets leopard print beautifully.  I chose electric blue because it is the of-the-now bright color to wear.
  • Classic pieces - The trench, the bag, the gold hoops.  These are necessary in order to allow the beautiful boots to stand out while keeping the outfit from being garish.
  • Sexy legs - The sexiness of the boot is continued up the line of the leg with the refined fishnet tights
  • Texture - The scarf, the bag, the earrings, the tights.  All ways to subtly draw the eye away from the boots, because you do not want the mens staring strictly at your feets all night.

I hope you like!



Coat, Kenneth COle http://www.kennethcole.com/scripts/shop/product.asp?pid=9883&cc=KWOTW&title=&pw=thumbnail&var=120819&srchtype=&srcharg=&size=0

Dress, Jill Stuart from Bluefly
http://www.bluefly.com/pages/products/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=2070841765&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2072658385&N=2072658381+4294967285&Ne=10&Ns=Popularity%7c0%7c%7cProduct%2bCode%7c1&Nu=Product+ID

Fishnet tights, Victoria's Secret
http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/application/prodDisplay/?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=3F-214435&cgname=OSKEYPTYZZZ&rfnbr=8669

Bag, Stuart Weitzman from Zappos
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/24574259/c/19725.html

Scarf, Banana Republic
http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse/product.do?cid=37947&pid=515099&scid=515099002

Earrings, Shane Co
http://www.shaneco.com/catalog/productdetail.asp?ProductID=22331&PageLevelID=742&fromPage=

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 02:40:02 AM »

At first I wasn't going to do this, cause I don't care for these shoes that much.  However, I decided to think of it as a challenge.  So, here goes!



Tunic: http://www.avenue.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=17727&storeId=326&langId=-1&catalogId=40000000326
Cami: http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=1230564&pagesize=3
Pants: http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=9086&pid=500833&scid=500833002
Hat: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6680817
Earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5598947
Necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5457976

I didn't put in a coat because I think that any nice coat/jacket could go well with this. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 03:38:19 AM »

These shoes are indeed a matter of taste. They're not for me, but they're definitely worth a good outfit.







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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 11:12:09 AM »

My rule for animal print is that a little goes a long way... Here's what I would pair those bold, BOLD shoes with..

Vintage Westwood tan jacket
Crisp white shirt- Banana Republic
Necklace- Banana Republic
Belt- Dolce & Gabbana
Ring- Jude Frances Round Topaz
Jeans- Banana Republic
Bag- Gryson Jessie Buckled Shoulder Bag
Boots- Stuart Weitzman
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 11:46:24 AM »

I debated about this outfit for a long time and decided to go with something funky that I would actually wear and that's fun, like these fantastic shoes! The poncho is from gap.com, and under it I layered a plum long-sleeved tee from Rebecca Beeson (at bluefly.com) under a tissue-weight crest tee from J. Crew. The adorable Vanessa Bruno mini skirt (shopbop.com) is warmed up by a pair of Wolford Ribbed Merino tights (don't want those gams to get cold!). The bronze envelope clutch from Ted Rossi (luxcouture.com) will look great against the pink sapphire ring from Links of London. I picked a small pair of gold with gold stone earrings from Jewel by Bear (couturecandy.com) because I hate it when earrings start getting caught in the neckline of a poncho or turtleneck. To finish off the outfit, I found a great chocolate cable hat by Eugenia Kim (shopzoeonline.com). Oh, and don't forget the Mercurypipe shoes - the name alone would get me to buy them!

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 12:04:14 PM »

Ooh, these boots are fun!

I would start with these pants:
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?cid=0000008370&pagesize=3

(plus size ladies - if you haven't tried these right fit jeans/pants at Lane Bryant yet, DO IT.  Fabulous fabulous fabulous!!)

And then this sweater in Biking Red:
http://www.avenue.com/womens/plus-size/815448338-acorn-kabuki-lightweight-sweater-plus-size-fall-preview.html

And this cami:
http://www.zaftique.com/index.php/detail_page/6350/8fb3720ccf4a2f0e4e5302d8417dc166

And this necklace:
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=1268705&pagesize=3

And this fabulous coat:
http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=1160704&pagesize=3

And, of course, the shoes!
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7331280/c/103671.html
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 02:15:55 PM »

This is my first time posting...what can I say, the shoes have inspired me!

I adore animal print, but I'm also of the belief that less is more.  If the feet are going to party on the wild side, then the rest of the outfit needs to create balance with clean, elegant lines.  I chose these pieces because they create a feeling of ladylike sophistication without being stuffy.  I would wear this outfit to lunch and shopping with the girls, or as a fashion-forward casual Friday look at the office.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 03:09:58 PM »

When I spend a large amount of money on shoes I don't have much left over for the clothing so I tend to stick to simple, inexpensive pieces which is what I did for this outfit.

This is my first time posting - hope you like what I've chosen.

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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 04:34:53 PM »

These shoes are so superfantastic, I would want to wear simple, elegant, and kick-a** clothes to go along with them: black, black, and black - but none of it boring!!!  Also, animal print?  Takes me (if only in my head) to Africa, so I included a piece from Project Red.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 04:56:11 PM »



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