For the Manolo it was the very colorful short dress that made this outfit. Tall, dark, and handsome boots like these require a the short dress, so that the tiniest bit of thigh might be shown. The splash of color here enlivens the boots and makes what could be somber, more festive.
The honor would have been enough, but the $100 gift certificate at heels.com makes this victory even sweeter. Mommy really does need a new pair of shoes.