Searching for Sports Bras
just experienced one of the longest spans I've ever gone without true
girl time, and so it was absolutely wonderful to get back out this
morning and do some shopping dressed fully en femme. I have been biding
my time the last few months by paying attention to those little things
like keeping my legs and armpits shaved, wearing pantyhose when the
weather turned chilly, and wearing bras to work two or three days a
week, but there is nothing like getting back into the swing of things
and venturing out into society wearing a pretty blouse and denim skirt.
With the spring weather warming up, I've noticed more and more ladies
out and about in the mornings going for walks or jogs with each other. I
live in an area where I need to drive about two miles through suburbs to
get to a major highway or interstate, and every morning women are out
jogging and wearing the cutest active wear imaginable. I love the colors
too. There's hot pink, neon orange, bright lemon yellow, etc. and so
today I wanted to do some shopping for active wear.
First and foremost, this was the first time that I've worn makeup in
several months, and if you remember my last outing, I just purchased
some new foundation and powder that I was dying to try out. My moment of
truth came this morning as I opened the new containers of makeup, and as
soon as I began applying the foundation, I knew that I had found my true
color match. The strange thing was is that I didn't like it. After doing
various research on foundation, the consensus seems to be that the
correct foundation should match the native color of the skin so closely
that you can't even tell you're wearing it. Well, I had the correct
color for sure, but I wanted my skin to have more warmth to it.
Where I go from here in terms of foundation is something that I will
work out later; for now I just needed to get ready to go out for the
first time in like forever. I thought my makeup went on smoothly, but
like any girl, I get more and more worried about my drooping eyelids and
crows feet at the corner of my eyes. On one hand, it makes me feel good
that I worry about such trivial things that only women worry about, but
hand, this is my real look, and I don't feel as pretty as I used to be
due to my increasing wrinkles darn it.
When my makeup and hair were finished, it was time to slip into my
outfit, and as much as I knew I shouldn't wear a skirt, I just had to
since it was my first time out in a few months. I chose my knee length
denim skirt from Old Navy, which is quite casual, and then I paired that
with the pretty blouse I bought during my dress-off with Wendy. I adored
the combination together, and I wanted my legs to look pretty as well,
and so I donned a pair of nude pantyhose completing the outfit with
sensible black flats. I really wasn't able to take a great picture of my
outfit inside my home before I left (darn camera!), but you can see it
better in my pics out and about.
Today had a different twist to it in that I was able to get ready at
home in the morning, but I would have to de-girl myself in my car and
head straight to work afterwards, so there were a few limitations as to
what I could do and what I could take with me. Because I would be going
straight to work afterwards, I decided to drive to a different Kohl's
that was much closer to work. I really enjoyed the long drive dressed as
a girl and managed to take a few selfies of me in the car. I always like
to keep cool as I drive with the windows open or using the air
conditioner, and since I'm a practical girl, I used the windows today.
In order to keep my hair from blowing around everywhere, I clipped it
back into a cute ponytail for the drive.
When I arrived at Kohl's, there were quite a few cars in the parking
lot, and in this particular store, there only a front entrance. I wasn't
quite sure what department I would walk into, but it turned out to be
the juniors section. I browsed around the clearance racks for a few
minutes and actually came across the little black dress with the dots on
it that I tried on with Wendy, but the size was XS, and there's no way
that was going to happen. :) It was still fun to look at all the cute
clothes for girls, and I soon realized I was in the wrong department.
2/2 Black Bra Day