When Women Have A Message to Send They Flaunt It

Gary Smolker : October 26, 2016 4:21 am : blog

Women are very dramatic.

Women throw out a symbol when they want to connect to a man’s soul.

A woman in high heels is an image leading the male viewer to a dimension in which she will engage him.

Is Life More Dramatic Than Art Or Is Art More Dramatic Than Life?

What do you think the cartoon below is communicating?


My favorite comment on art is:

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin


Women Wearing High Heels Are Making A High Impact Social Statement

Highly impactful messages are being sent by women wearing high heels.

Below are photographs of two pieces of art (sculptures) in which women wearing high heels are making high impact social statements.

The Southern California Every Home Has A Swimming Pool and All Women Wear Sun Glasses Scene

Below are two photographs I took this morning of a sculpture of a woman wearing sunglasses, a bikini bathing suit with no top on but wearing a bikini bottom, and who is wearing high heels while sun bathing on a raft floating in the back-yard swimming pool of Frederick R. Weisman’s Mediterranean style villa in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles.




Look at how fat she is.

Look at how unhealthy she looks.

She is conspicuously not sexual; she is conspicuously not sexy.

People who believe “if you have it flaunt it, if you don’t cover it up” will think that sculpture is disgusting.

The TV Room

There is a TV Room in Mr. Frederick’s Villa.

The TV Room in Mr. Frederick’s villa has one table.

The table in Mr. Frederick’s TV room is a ” sculpture” with a beautiful woman at its base.

The beautiful woman has a table top on her back.

This table is in front of a couch and a love seat.

Below is a photograph of that piece of sculpture in front of the couch and love seat in the TV Room in Mr. Frederick’s  home.

Notice that women is wearing high heels.


Below is a stand alone picture of that table.

Look at her high heels.

Look at her good looking body.


The women in that sculpture is conspicuously sexual.

Is that table a symbol of the role of women in society?

Some people will fantasize that she is kneeling on all fours and looking straight ahead (like an animal) awaiting a command.


Social Commentary

Are the women depicted in those two sculptures social commentaries

  • (1) on the role of women in society as sexual objects,
  • (2) on a the great number of sexually frustrated men that see women as symbols of desire,
  • (3) on the despair that there are a great number of flabby people, (is the woman on the raft a symbol of overfed fat unhealthy Americans,
  • (4) is the woman as a piece of furniture a commentary on the expectation that the role of a woman is to be a supporting figure?

Artists Create Things The Rest of Us Get To Be Amazed By

Artists do what they want to do when they want to.

They live in their own bubble.

But, they create things that the rest of us get to be amazed by.

Mr. Frederick has over 400 amazing museum quality works of art in his Holmby Hills home, including hand painted motorcycles.


Below are photographs I took this morning of a motorcycle – which became a work of art stored upstairs in a room in Mr. Frederick’s villa after it was hand painted by an artist Mr. Frederick commissioned to paint it.







Life Is More Artistic Than Art Can Ever Be

Women are collectors.

Women collect shoes because they are committed to art and beauty.

A wonderful thing about women’s shoes is that there are amazingly beautiful shoes at all price levels.

Sometimes women buy a pair of shoes, wear that pair of shoes once or twice and never wear that pair of shoes again.


  • Life is is not only stranger than fiction, it is stranger than fashion.
  • That is why women will always be buying new shoes.
  • Don’t try to understand women’s commitment to art and beauty.
  • Just take it as a given that women will always be buying new shoes.
Gary Smolker, fashion blogger
Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes

Gary S. Smolker, publisher, movie reviewer, social commentator
Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog



Moving On Because New Shoes Have to Come In

Gary Smolker : October 22, 2016 4:48 pm : blog

The biggest problem a woman eventually has is running our of space to put new shoes because new shoes have to come in.

500 Plus Shoes

Yesterday I met a woman who told me she has more than five hundred shoes in her closet.

Her shoes are organized by shoe color.

Each shoe color has its own separate shelf.

Her husband built and installed a separate shelf in her closet which enables her to store her shoes that way.

On the left side of each shelf is the shoe or are the shoes with the lowest heel, or no heel.  As you proceed right on each shelf the heel size becomes bigger.

That is her Dewy Decimal System of shoe organization.

She keeps on buying new shoes.

Her biggest problem is deciding which shoes to get “rid-of” because she has to make room for the new shoes she has she is going to purchase.

Another problem is deciding who to give her “give-away-shoes” to.

This woman loves her husband.

Dewy Decimal Systems of Shoe Organization

Another women I know stores her shoes in clear plastic boxes in her closet.

Each pair of her shoes is in its own clear plastic box.

She has taken a picture of each pair of shoes with her smart phone and pasted the picture on the pair of shoes that is inside the clear plastic box on the outside of the clear plastic box so she will know which pair of shoes is in each box.

Another woman friend of mine tried that method of storing her shoes — but ran into a problem.

When she got rid of a pair of shoes she couldn’t cleanly remove the picture of that pair of shoes she had pasted on the outside of the clear plastic box in which she had kept those shoes.

Inevitably when she goes shopping she will wonder if she already owns a pair of the pair of shoes she wants to purchase.

Old Unworn Shoe Syndrome

Sometimes, when a shoe does not get worn for a long time

  • The shoe “dries out.”
  • The glue binding different parts of the shoe becomes unglued.
  • That causes the women who is wearing the shoe to flop around in the shoe when she tries to wear and walk around in that old shoe.


If you want a woman to love you, install a separate shelf for each of the multitude of colors of her shoes so that she may store all shoes of one color on their own separate shelf in her closet.

If you want to make a “fortune” figure out an advanced inventory system for women to use to keep track of each shoe they wear, what it looks like, when it was purchased, the last time it was worn, how often it was worn.

Turn the shoe inventory system you have “invented” into an “app” and sell or license use of the app.

Below is a photograph of one women’s “shoe closet.”

There is a door to her shoe closet that opens and closes.

She also has shoes on the floor beneath her shoe closet.

And, she also has a hanging bag full of shoes in her closet



Gary Smolker, fashion blogger
Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes

Gary S. Smolker, publisher, movie reviewer, social commentator
The Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog



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Marry Well and Divorce Better

Gary Smolker : October 21, 2016 3:55 pm : blog

We Are Living In A Marry Well, Divorce Better Society

Yesterday a receptionist in a doctor’s office asked me what made me start the Dude’s Guide to Women’s Shoes blog.

I replied:

  • A man I know told me he bought a pair of high heel shoes for his girl friend to wear at a party.
  • I thought that was remarkable.
  • I then asked the first woman I saw how she would feel if her boyfriend bought her a pair of high heel shoes.
  • She answered: “That is adorable.  I would appreciate it.”

A lady sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office commented: “That is creepy.”

Then the receptionist asked me :

“Is he still buying her stuff?”

“Was he buying her stuff before he bought her high heels?”

“How long were they going out when he bought her the shoes?”

“How long until they broke up?”

I answered: They are still a couple.

The the receptionist asked:

  • “Is he older than his girl-friend?
  • “Is he a lot older than her?”

I answered: He is a lot older than his girl-friend.

The woman sitting in the waiting room interjected:

  • “That makes sense.”
  • “Everyone knows women are mining men for personal gain.”
  • “Men are willing to be ‘Sugar Daddies’ for sex.”

The receptionist added:

“My motto is marry well and divorce better.”

“If I had enough money I would buy gladiator high heels.”

“The ones I would like to buy cost one or two thousand dollars.”

TAKEAWAY: One way to a woman’s heart is through her shoes.

Gary Smolker, fashion blogger
Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes

P.S. Check out my post titled "HOW TO GROW THE ECONOMIC PIE FOR EVERYONE" posted on the Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog on October 14, 2016 at https://garysmolker.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/growing-the-pie-by-gary-smolker/
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Good Taste Is It’s Own Reward

Gary Smolker : October 18, 2016 9:57 pm : blog

I gave my personal assistant a pair of Muk Luk Slippers as a gift when I returned from a recent trip to Ouray, Colorado.

She immediately thanked me and told me I have good taste.

A day latter she sent me the following photos and text message describing what happened immediately after she brought her Muk Luk Slippers home.

He Stole My Slippers



“Carlos stole my slippers.  He says they are fabulous.”  —

That is the nicest thank you and the nicest compliment I’ve ever received.

Gary Smolker, fashion blogger
Dude's Guide to Women's Shoes




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Be A Hero for Under $15.00 – Thrill the Women in Your Life

Gary Smolker : October 17, 2016 1:41 am : blog


Look at the pictures of Muk Luk Slippers below.





Women love Muk Luk Slippers.

The pictures above are of a pair of Muk Luk Slippers photographed in my living room.

I purchased the above pair of Muk Luk Slippers for myself and also purchased a separate pair in different colors with different patterns as individual gifts for each of the four women I work with in my office and also purchased a pair for each of my three daughters.

Everyone reported back to me that they love the Muk Luck Slippers I gave them.

They cost under $15 each.

QUESTION: How did I know Muk Luk Slippers exist?

ANSWER: I saw the above Muk Luk Slippers at a store (the Silver Lynx) in Ouray, Colorado while on a trip to photograph the “fall colors.”

When I got back to Los Angeles from Ouray, Colorado, I purchased the Muk Luck Slippers over the phone, in a phone conversation with the owner of the Silver Lynx, whom I had met on my trip to Ouray.

Mary Carkin, the owner of the Silver Lynx, is a very pleasant person.

You can order them from Mary over the phone at 970-325-4101.

For further information contact Mary via email correspondence at lynx@sliverlynxouray.com. or go to the Silver Lynx website: www.silverlynnxouray.com.

Gary Smolker, fashion blogger

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Enjoy the Female Mindset

Gary Smolker : October 4, 2016 5:03 am : blog

I keep finding myself surrounded by high spirited women whose mindsets drive them to live exceedingly stimulating adventuresome lives.

Rocky Mountain High

I spent a long weekend, from September 28 to October 3, 2016 high up in the Rocky Mountains in and around Ouray, Colorado.

There are no direct flights to Ouray from California or from Ouray to California.

To get back to California, I flew out of a small airport in Grand Junction, Colorado to Las Vegas, and then from Las Vegas to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. more »

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Stunningly Attired Gorgeous Women

Gary Smolker : September 27, 2016 6:00 pm : blog


If you want to see gorgeous women stunningly attired go to the Toronto International Film Festival, which is held in the City of Toronto, in Canada, in September, each year.

Below are two pictures I took of the gorgeous woman sitting next to me in the Ryerson Theatre at noon on September13, 2016, as we were awaiting and just before the International Premier screening of “Bleed for This.”


Look at the shoes, the Gladiator Sandals, she is wearing.



By the way, “Bleed for This” is a fabulous movie.

It is one of my three favorite movies seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


My most recent post on the “Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange” blog is about the interplay between gorgeous women stunningly attired and turning the human mind into a machine for making the world a better place to live for everyone.


Men, it is our duty to help women in their quest to be beautiful.

In order to effectively and efficiently do so we must enhance our aesthetic sensibility.

Me writing, and you reading, Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes will help us do that.


Below are copies of three of the photographs of stunningly attired gorgeous women that appear at https://garysmolker.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/my-perspective-by-gary-s-smolker/, in the most recent post of the “Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange” blog.

The four women pictured below are gorgeous and are made stunningly gorgeous by their tasteful attire.





The strong take from the weak.

But, the smart take from the strong.


In general adult women are smarter then adult men.

The reason for that is that women, from the moment they are little girls, are taught to plan ahead.

They plan which shoes they are going to wear with whatever they are going to wear that day, before getting dressed and going out in the world.

Gary Smolker, fashion blogger

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Any Man Can Give Diamonds to that Special Woman in His Life. Be A Real Man And Give Her A Pair of Shoes That Are A Work of Art.

Gary Smolker : September 20, 2016 11:31 pm : blog


In the future you will be able to find a special pair of shoes to give to that special woman in your life right here on Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes, www.dudesguidetowomensshoes.com, at a hug and kiss price.

Q: How did that come about?

A: My very good, and distinguished, friend Susan Phillips-Moskowitz informed me yesterday (September 19, 2016):

  • That a pair of her Stuart Weitzman shoes are now too tight;
  • When Susan puts them on Susan feels like Cinderella’s stepsister trying to put on the glass slipper.
  • Susan can put them on but they are too tight for walking.
  • Susan would like to sell those shoes on Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes.
  • By the way, Susan has superb taste.

Below is a photograph of Susan’s fancy shoes.

Susan bought those shoes two years ago at the Stuart Weitzman store in NYC and has worn them twice.

Susan’s inability to wear her shoes shown below could become your gain.


By the way,

  • My friend Susan, lives near San Francisco.
  • Susan has world-class good taste based on her world travels and being surrounded by some of the most creatively productive people in the world: Susan, is a doll; Susan is a fashionista; Susan is a brilliant balanced woman, and a great friend.
  • Susan is a frequent world traveler.

In addition to founding and running Mrs. Moskowitz’s Munchies (an extremely creative enterprise) Susan also knits and sells baby hats and upholstery.

Below is a photograph of some of the hats and upholstery knitted and sold by Susan.


You can find out more about Susan at www.mrsmoskowitzsmunchies.com.


By the way, Susan advised me yesterday (September 19, 2016):

“If I sell on your guide I don’t want to accept any returns.  They are size 8 but fit is tight so person would probable be a size 7.5.  I want to sell them for $100.  The original price was $300.00.  I know you have an international group of readers but I will only pay for shipping in the US.

“Shoe width, size M.

“I have to go cook munchies now.”



Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes is in the process of setting up and will set up a HIGH TOUCH CLASSIFIED AD section on our website, www.dudesguidetowomensshoes.com.

Men will be able to tell what hip fun intelligent fashionable fashion conscious women of good taste and substance “wear” (have worn, are wearing and will be wearing in the future) by looking at pictures of their shoes shown in those ads.


Susan Phillips-Moskowitz’s Stuart Weiztman shoes (pictured above) will be the first pair of women’s shoes listed for sale in the HIGH TOUCH CLASSIFIED AD SECTION of the Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes blog.

You have just read the first ever Classified Advertisement for a pair of vintage women’s shoes that comes with a pedigree.



Don’t buy any of the shoes shown in the HIGH TOUCH CLASSIFIED AD SECTION of Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoes unless you are willing to recycle them (i.e., give them to charity or to someone else) if that special woman in your life doesn’t want them or doesn’t like them.

Find out what size shoe the special woman in your life wears..

Ever if that special woman in your life doesn’t like the gift of a pair of shoes you buy for her, she will give you credit for trying to make her happy.


Today, a woman friend sent me the photos below with instructions to share those photos with men who read this blog – men who are interested in knowing what sensible women’s shoes owned by world-class intelligent practical women look like.

The cover note to me from that woman (who is the daughter of a General and an international business woman) states:

“Gary, They are really sensible shoes.”
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Many refined women own shoes that are works of art.
Susan, for example, owns a pair of Prada shoes that she purchased on sale in 2003 at Saks that are now too tight but she cannot part with them [“yet”] because they are a museum quality work of art and they have sentimental value to her due to the circumstances under which she purchased them.


Gary Smolker, fashion blogger

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Women Have More Than Their Bodies to Offer Men

Gary Smolker : September 13, 2016 12:59 pm : blog, Uncategorized

I have been spending the week in Toronto, Canada attending the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

According to one “expert”, in the movie world, Toronto has the worldwide reputation as being the most film literate city in the world.

At most of the 18 films I saw in five days, the director and cast members were present.  The director introduced the film and after the film was over the director and actors and actresses answered questions asked by members of the audience.

As a fashion blogger I was interested in what people were wearing, particularly their shoes.

In my opinion you can what kind a person a women is by the shoes and the clothes she is wearing and her hand bag.

I immediately knew the women director of the film “The Journey Is the Destination” was a fun person when she came on the stage to introduce her film.

Below are pictures I took of her after her film was shown and she finished answering questions asked by people in the audience.

I couldn’t help looking at her great legs, short silver skirt, and adventuresome shoes.


When I first saw her get on the stage to introduce her film I could tell from the clothes she was wearing that she is a high energy person.  I could also tell that her film would be a high energy adventure story.

Look at the pictures of her shown below.



Look at her shoes.


At every day I was in attendance at the film festival, I noticed that I could tell what kind of clothes a women was be wearing by only looking at the shoes she was wearing.

Time after time, I repeatedly observed that women who were wearing exciting shoes wear also wearing exciting clothes and carrying an excitingly interesting handbag.

Below are photos are took of some women who caught my attention after I observed that they were wearing very exciting shoes.


My shoe looking adventure began as I was walking down King Street to go to a movie last night.

King Street is a major street during the Toronto International Film Festival.

As I was walking down King Street, I immediately saw and came up to several friendly woman wearing very uniquely stunning who it turned out were also wearing very attractive outfits, and as it turned out were also carrying high style stylish/trendy full of life fun to look at bags.

They were delightful to talk to.

We talked about the Dudes Guide to Women’s Shoe BLOG and my efforts to teach men what men need to know about women’s shoes.

Above is a picture of one of them.

Look at the fun shoes she was wearing.


Below is a picture of another. more »

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The Inner Meaning of A Woman’s Shoes

Gary Smolker : September 9, 2016 7:55 pm : blog


Women use shoes to construct a concrete and particular personhood.


A man looks in a woman’s closet and sees 20 black shoes.

A woman looks in her closet and sees 20 shoes that are black.



The other day, a wealthy friend told me:

“My wife buys a pair of shoes a week, mostly boots.

“Most of them she doesn’t wear because they hurt her feet.

“But they didn’t hurt her feet when she tried them on.”

A high society lady told me:

“My husband has no interest in shoes.

“I have never heard a man show interest in shoes.

“Clarification:  The only men I have known who have an interest in women’s shoes are the usually gay men who sell them! and the husbands who cannot understand why women are willing to spend thousands of dollars on what appears to them to be the same pair of black shoes!

“I know all about shoes as do most women, Chanel, Chloe, Prada -starting at $500 – $600 are some of my favorites.”

A high style woman told me:

“Shoes make the (wo)man.”

In reply to the above comments a friend sent me the following note:

“Send shoes on Valentines Day instead of whatever and wait for the man with the butterfly net to pick you up.

“Trust men women love diamonds more than shoes.”


The shoes a woman wears sends a cascade of information to you that intersects and interacts with diverse environmental clues and chance and will effect diverse outcomes in your life. more »

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It Is Important to Understand Women

Gary Smolker : September 3, 2016 5:28 pm : blog


Men: It is important that you understand women.

I have asked a multitude of women:

[A] “Is it true that the most important things in a woman’s life are (1) her children, (2) her husband and (3) her shoes?”  [B]Is it true that many women would be willing to give up their husband before they gave up their shoes?”

Without exception, every one of the women answered, “You left out purses.  Purses are important too.”


To please them you have to give them REAL attention; attention that comes from the heart.


A woman can spend $4,500 for a pair of Fendi sandals, a clutch and a purse.  See photo below of such an ensemble.


Sandals: $1,100.00

Purse:  $2,200.00

Hand bag clutch:  $1,100.00



I took the photographs displayed below in the “Women’s Shoe Department” of the Nordstrom store in the Westfield Topanga Shopping Mall, in Canoga Park, California, a few weeks ago



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It’s All About The Shoes- Part 1: Why do women wear high heels and why is it that women wearing high heels are so sexy and alluring?

Gary Smolker : August 25, 2016 4:33 am : blog

“Life is a pitch.”

High heels are sexy.



At lunch yesterday, a friend and I discussed the question: “WHY ARE WOMEN WEARING HIGH HEELS SO SEXY?

We couldn’t come up with an answer.

After lunch I sent that question (via email) to a bunch of my friends, along with the following additional questions:

  1. Why are certain styles and heights of High Heels more sexy than others?
  2. What is more sexy: High Heels or Knee High Boots?
  3. Does the allure/sexiness of high heels or knee high boots have anything to do with the Fibonacci Sequence?
  4. Is there a mathematical formula that determines the beauty of a woman in a particular pair of shoes?
  5. When a woman wearing a particular pair of shoes turns herself on or a man on by wearing that pair of shoes, what is going on mathematically, psychologically and/or physiologically?

The next day I received the following intellectually tantalizing replies.

Women and Men Are Turned On by the High Heel Shoes Women Wear more »

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How Important Are Women’s Shoes to Women?

Gary Smolker : August 23, 2016 6:03 am : blog

Lessons Learned from Experience

I recently asked some of my men friends, “How important are women’s shoes to women?”

One replied:

“I can tell you from my life experiences that women in every level of society from the 1% to the bottom of the pile think and care about shoes if even beyond their reach.”

Another friend replied:

“I told my wife if a cop shoots me, loot a store.  She asked, ‘Which store?’  I thought about it and told her the Grange hardware store.  She retorted that she would loot a shoe store instead.”

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The Birds and Bees, Sex Appeal, Sexy Women & Phallic Symbols

Gary Smolker : August 22, 2016 6:01 am : blog

Sex Starved Men and Women See Phallic Symbols Everywhere

Some people see phallic symbols when they look at sand castles built at the beach.


Some men see phallic symbols everywhere.

That is why women wearing high heels are so appealing to them.

Some Women Like High High Heels Even Though It Is Very Painful to Wear Them

It is very painful to wear high heels.

However, women believe high heeled shoes, like those pictured below, are very “sexy” , very alluring.

Women believe high heeled shoes make them more sexily appealing to men.

That is why they wear them.




I REPEAT: Women think high heels make them look sexy.

I agree: High heel shoes do make women look sexy.

See three pictures below: high heeled shoes modeled by my good friend hypnotherapist Femme Fatale.





Six Inch High Stilettos

A pregnant woman recently told me she owns 200 six inch stilettos.

A “Stiletto” is a style of high heel woman’s shoe.

A six inch stiletto is a high heel woman’s shoe with a six inch heel.

She told me:  “The worse thing about being seven months pregnant is that I can’t wear any of my six inch stilettos because it would hurt too much if I did.”

The Birds and the Bees

Everyone has an ideal person in mind before a relationship begins.

ON ONE HAND: Sexual attraction is nature’s way of provoking men to introduce themselves to women.

ON THE OTHER HAND: All relationships women begin start with a woman’s guess that the man they are introducing themselves to (and getting to know or willing to get to know) is their kind of man, the ‘ideal’ man they want to meet at the moment.

Growing up is a process.

It takes time.


Gary S. Smolker, fashion blogger

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A Walk on the Beach at Sunset Before Going Out to Dinner

Gary Smolker : August 21, 2016 3:27 am : blog

Dining Out Shoes and Walking on the Beach Shoes

I had a wonderful dinner with my good friend Femme Fatale last night, August 19, 2016.

Our plan was to go for a walk on the beach at sunset and then out to dinner – the beach in front of the “The Sunset” Restaurant in Malibu, California at Point Dume.

Femme Fatale knew I was launching a fashion blog on “what men need to know about women’s shoes” and offered to model the shoes she would be wearing when I arrived at her home to go out to dinner and for a walk on the beach.

Below are photos of the four shoes Femme Fatale modeled for me.

Going out to dinner shoes:




Walking on the beach at Sunset shoes.



Femme Fatale advised me that the Bebe Shoes (pictured above) were way to expensive for her budget, to buy for herself.

However, one day she walked into the Bebe store in the Topanga  Westfield Mall and found them on sale for a fraction of the price they were before they were put on sale.

I forgot the prices she told me.  Perhaps the prices were: Original Price $150, Sales Price $30 dollars.

Guys’ Takeaway:

  1. Women love shoes.
  2. If your girl-friend or wife can wait, the original price of the very expensive priced shoes she “loves”/wants may be drastically reduced when the shoe she loves is put on sale.
  3. That is the budget conscious time to buy her those shoes.

A Romantic Dinner

It is very romantic to walk on the beach at sunset before going out to dinner. more »

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