Second Impressions

December 16, 2011


My semi-serious boyfriend of five months has asked me to come to his parents’ house for dinner on Christmas Day. I met them once before, and I don’t think it went so well, so I really want to make a good impression this time. What sort of shoes do you suggest? — Jeannie

Manolo says, there are the reasons why the holidays are usually reckoned to be the most stressful time of the year. Not only must we get everyone the exactly perfect gift, and make every meal and every occasion festively wonderful, but we are frequently required to make nice with people who may not be especially fond of us.

And yet, this is for the best, is it not? It is good that we should attempt to be reconciled, one to another, during this most wonderful time of the year.

This is why the celebrations and the holidays are so important, because they are moments in which we can put aside our differences and be drawn closer together as humans.

And so, we must approach these events in the proper spirit of charity and love, reminding ourselves that in doing so we are helping to make our relationships stronger.

Of the course, it helps if you have handsome shoes, shoes that impart confidence and make you seem like the person of quality.

Here is the Spymid from Stuart Weitzman ($218, Zappos), the modest peep-toe pump in the color known as Fire Quasar. It also comes in the basic black.

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