Nobody could accuse me of being a fashionista, but I nonetheless enjoy reading Manolo's Shoe Blog. Today he helps a young woman choose the right shoes for attending a christening in Denver.
"And so the Manolo he must now instruct the irreligious on the matter of the attire suitable for the springtime ceremonial events, such as the weddings, and the christenings, and the Easters, and the opening of the season of baseball."
"Shoes for the ceremonies of spring should reflect not only the joyousness of the season and the event, but also must maintain the modesty proper to the setting. If the Manolo’s friend does this correctly she cannot but win the hearts of the family of her boyfriend..... Thus the Manolo recommends, the Tinkerbell from the Kate Spade as being suitable for the young woman who wishes to dress both modestly and prettily. "
Such a gentleman! His gracious call to observe the setting and dress appropriately is like a voice in the wilderness of our casual, come-as-you-are culture. Sweet little shoes too.