Dress Shopping with Danielle
my friend Danielle in town, I promised her that I would reserve an
evening to take her dress shopping. We had been to Shopko for a shopping
outing previously, but I accompanied her as a guy, and so we were really
excited to do some shopping as two girls. After talking to Danielle, we
both decided that we weren't talking about department store dresses that
could cost us nearly a hundred dollars per dress; rather, Danielle just
needed to build up her dress collection, and the best way to do that is
to start at the thrift store.
Danielle had a major life event occur this year that she will talk about
later, and so she is in a
situation that's new to her, and as a result, she's got more freedom to
spend the majority of her time as a woman. Well, it's natural for a
woman to want some pretty dresses, and when Danielle came to visit, she
said she only had one dress back home in her closet, so we two girls
went out tonight to fix that.
I would be picking Danielle up after work, I didn't have time or the
ability to dash home first to transition into girl mode, and so I pieced
together an outfit based on two separates that I happened to be storing
in my closet at work. For my top I wore the darling ruffle top by Elle
that I purchased recently at Kohl's, and then I paired that with one of
my favorite skirts, the navy and white Banana Republic knee-length skirt
with pretty flowers adorning the hem. This is more of a summer skirt,
and it was chilly this evening, but fortunately I was underdressed in
black nylons at work, and there was no way I was going to take off my
pantyhose for a night of shopping, so I paired them with my black ballet
flats to complete my outfit.
As for Danielle, she wore a pretty white blouse with flirty khaki jeans,
and then she pulled on a darling poncho over the top as a fun accessory
and as a means to also keep her warm. Like me, she wore flats, and hers
were pretty beige flats that matched her jeans perfectly, and unlike me,
Danielle was not wearing pantyhose beneath her jeans. I picked her up at
her hotel, and we were off in search of pretty dresses.
gabbed the whole way to the thrift store, and then entered without a
care in the world as to who was coming or going. The dress racks were
located at the far end of the store to our left, and so we made a quick
detour on our way down in the sleepwear section. Both Danielle and I are
looking for new nightgowns, and so we were hoping to find something fun
and flirty that would work for either of us. We found two pieces of
sleepwear with potential from Vanity Fair, but they were both a long
night shirt with matching pajama pants. The sets were silky and pretty,
but I think we were both looking for nighties. At one point, Danielle
picked out a leopard skin nightie, and I just rolled my eyes at her as
if to say, "Really?"
looking at nightwear, we finally made our way down to the dresses where
we both found the section for our sizes and began leafing through them
as fast as we could. Danielle will tell her side of the story soon, so
as for me, I found two dresses that I wanted to try on. The first was a
fun cotton dress from DownEast with black and white horizontal stripes
pictured below. The dress looked super comfy, and I could picture myself wearing the
dress for all sorts of occasions, so I was excited to try it on.
The second dress was from Forever 21, and as a result, it was too young
and too short for me, but oh well; I still wanted to try it on. When we
were ready to go to the fitting rooms, we found one big enough to
accommodate both of us, and quickly went about trying on our dresses.
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