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Simple & Chic

It’s July (how are we already half way through the month!?) and it’s HOT out! When the weather is this toasty I am constantly trying to find something that is effortless and cute. I feel like I live in maxi dresses, oversized tee’s, and shorts this time of year. The “Take A Bow” by BC footwear is the perfect laceless oxford that can take you from day to night. We have some lovely pyrite cuffs by DeaDia that add the perfect statement to a simple summer outfit too.

Or add a little heel (3 inches) with the Esska “Jinx” and throw on your favorite wardrobe staples. The neutral palette of these will seriously go with everything and gosh dang these make my heart skip a beat - they are just too beautiful! 

Beat this heat with something simple and chic! - Analise

MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR // SALE!!

This SATURDAY is the Mississippi Street Fair! Besides all of the fun you can have on the street, we have a little something going on at Manifesto too! All of our jewelry is 10% off and all of our sale items get an extra 20% off so if you’re on the block you basically have to stop by, am I right? :) 

Come by and pay us a visit when you’re on the block!

Jo Handbags

Welcome Jo Handbags to Manifesto Shoes! We love their minimalist style and vintage inspired leathers in a variety of earthy hues.  The ultimate in the softly structured “go to” everyday bag. 

imageEllyn Satchel in Swamp and Dark Cement

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Canvas Shopper with leather accents and removable leather strap.

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Dakota Clutch with chain strap and metal detail at front and the Ellyn Mini Clutch in sea green leather.

Enjoy!

-M

Three Quick Fixes For Your Fashion Woes

We’ve all been there—dingy and dull jewelry, a too-loose or too-tight shoe; the list goes on. But have no fear! Here are three common concerns we hear about from our lovely customers, and some tried-and-true solutions we’d like to share. Let us know if you have some well-loved remedies of your own!

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Use a cloth to rub ketchup into your tarnished brass. Wipe clean and you are good to go!

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Don’t fret if a shoe feels too loose. Punching an extra hole in a strap is a painless process- feel free to visit us or your local cobbler if you are a little nervous to DIY. 

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Getting a too-tight shoe professionally stretched is our first choice, but there are plenty of home remedies, like this one. Wear thick wool socks with your shoes and blow dry the tighter areas while moving your foot around. Keep shoes on until cool. If they still feel too tight, repeat process. 

Happy Shoe/Accessory Love (& Care)!

Kelsey

FOURTH OF JULY GOODNESS!

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It’s almost independence day and you know what that means! Time to break out your best red, white, and blues! My fourth celebrations usually mean I’m walking around a lot. If I’m not going to the beach for the day, then I’m usually cruising from BBQ to Bonfire throughout the day! Featured above are two styles that you can dress up but also stay comfy in all day. Ladies, behold the camper “22091” and Gents, the Clarks “Farliwalk”

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Maybe you’re just chillin’ in the backyard this year and that’s great too! Relax your tootsies with the Frye “Stacy Aline” for ladies or the Clark “Edmund Valley” for the guys. Grab a cold one or a popsicle and watch those fireworks fly all while lookin’ patriotic and fabulous! - Analise

Pair it with Machete Pocketknife!

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I think you all know that each of us at Manifesto and pedX has a certain soft spot for Swedish Hasbeens. The ‘braided sky high’ at Manifesto doesn’t disappoint. Once the heavy leather on these softens up, you are good to go! The constant arch support provided by the wooden sole is truly comfortable and beneficial to your health. I seriously prefer these to most all of my other shoes because of the amazing support they provide for my arches. And shoot, they look pretty cute too! 

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We have a new jewelry line here as well, Machete Pocketknife! Simple, edgy designs that add a little flare to everyday without being overdone. I adore her uses of color and her simple geometry. I’d pair some of her jewelry with a simple top and shorts for a nice summer day and while you’re at it you might as well grab those Hasbeens too! — Analise

Gold Vermeil? Gold Filled? Gold Plated?

 Gold Vermeil? Gold Filled? Gold Plated?

                                 What’s in a name?

If you have ever wandered into Manifesto or our sister store PedX you have probably noticed our wide selection of jewelry.  It can be hard to know what a specific piece consists of just by its appearance.  Our friendly staff is always happy to help you determine what our jewelry is made of. And here is a quick tutorial of the types of gold used.

Gold plate: Gold-Plated jewelry uses an electrical currant to deposit a thin layer of gold onto a  base metal.  The layer of gold is quite thin and will eventually wear off reveal the base metal.

Gold Vermeil: (Pronounced: Vermay) is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. The difference between vermeil, and gold-filled, is in the thickness of the gold and the base metal used. In vermeil, the base is sterling silver.

Gold filled:. Gold-Filled jewelry is made of many sheets of gold mechanically bonded to a base metal, usually brass or copper creating a very thick layer of gold. Gold -filled jewelry is used in better quality jewelry and should  last the life of the piece.

Enjoy

-M

Sunglasses just in time for Summer!

It’s officially summer and what better way to celebrate all this sunshine with a pair of sunglasses!

We just got in a new re-stock of sunglasses at both Manifesto and pedX so come get your fill! These babies are also only $14 (yes, you read that correct) so these are a little summer treat that won’t break the bank. Come try all of the styles today! - Analise

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Brand Spotlight: Lady Alamo

New bag line out of San Francisco at Manifesto & PedX: Lady Alamo! The name Lady Alamo is a combination of “Alamo Square,” the SF neighborhood the business started in, plus its local “Painted Ladies,” which if you didn’t know, is a blanket term for Victorian-era homes painted in three or more colors. image

The company’s canvas totes and clutches are as functional as they are whimsical, with bright colors and bold striped patterns. We have a few of their reversible bags in stock, as well as a variety of makeup bags and clutches. 

These bags are perfect for summer adventuring: Light, breezy, and ready for the weekend! Just remember to give them a good fabric wax :)

Happy Summer,

Kelsey