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...
Loft blouse (old), similar / New Look jeans / Manolo Blahnik shoes (secondhand), similar / Thrifted belt, similar
Make a Neutral Statement