A Neutral Statement


Awsome, yes? I got these a while ago from Ebay. They are in pristine condition, and a perfect example of why Manolos are such a good investment; they really do stand the test of time. This makes my third pair of Manolos (all lucky secondhand treasure finds from various venues), and I have to concede that they are not only some of the best-looking shoes I own, they are also the most well-made. This pair will be going to the shoe repair to get some sole protectors put on the bottoms (it's too wet here in Scotland to wear leather soles without sole protectors), but I have successfully worn them a few times, very selectively on the driest of days (back in the fall, before the Season of Eternal Rain and Darkness was upon us).

Many of you will already know that I am a big fan of a simple look with a statement shoe.  Today's offering is a similar concept, turned on its head. The shoe makes a statement, but is still a neutral colour.  The print, while zany,  definitely reads an animal print at first glance, which we all know can be treated as a neutral. What fun is this?  It's a neutral statement, if that's not too much of an oxymoron.

I've paired these shoes with my beloved mustard blouse (seen before here), and the old standby, a pair of jeans. I like the look of the bright mustard against brown (neither colour is easy to find in the last few seasons of ready to wear). Overall, this pairing makes for an easy to wear look that still reads as fun, and it literally took me about three seconds to put it together. And then an hour and a half and counting to complete the post. Such is the way with these things...




Make a Neutral Statement

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  1. Love the shoes. Wish I could wear heels that high.

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  2. I know what you mean - the getting dressed part is easy, the posting, not so much. This is a great look, elevated even more by the fab Manolos.

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  3. Awesome indeed! Off to ebay... ;-)

    Annette | Lady of Style
    2 x 60€ Valentine's Legwear Giveaway

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  4. I've always wanted a pair of Manolos…but I don't think I'd get to wear them much. My feet don't like anything too high.

    I love this look. Bold and simple.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. I've always wanted a pair of Manolos…but I don't think I'd get to wear them much. My feet don't like anything too high.

    I love this look. Bold and simple.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Love your colourful mix with your jeans. A perfect antidote for the drizzly grey days of winter....such inspiration, now I need to look for a bright top

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  7. Love those shoes! Are they comfortable? (or just gorgeous?)

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    1. They are quite comfortable! I have found that to be the case with well-made footwear in general. Worth the investment!

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  8. Gorgeous shoes! And your comment about the posting made me laugh.

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  9. I love the top, but really everything seems to look good on you.

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  10. I love how you style jeans. So basic, but you always know how to step them up a notch!

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  11. Cute shoes! I don't look good in mustard, but you look lovely in it. Oh for warmer weather!

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  12. You'll have to share your tips on how you found 4 pairs of designer shoes at reasonable prices! I know what you mean when you said they're neutral they're brown really, despite the animal print so work well with your blouse.

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  13. Lucky, Lucky you!!! They are fabulous and look great with what you wore - love the mustard - and totally will make any outfit. I agree, the shoes make jeans + heels so stylish. I have never bought off of Ebay before… might be tempting to score such an amazing find!! Enjoy them :)
    xo ~kim (and chloe)

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  14. What a perfect look! The mustard top and the shoes were made for each other. Great find on those shoes!

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