Dress Shopping with Danielle
DownEast dress fit me perfectly, and there was no question I was going
to take it. The Forever 21 dress was a different story, however. I could
have made the dress work, but I just needed it in a bigger size. There
was no way for me to get the dress to cover my bra fully (I was wearing
a pink bra from Victoria's Secret), and while I loved the look of it
there in the fitting room, I'm closer to Forever 51, and so I ultimately
decided to pass on the darling dress. While super cute, it was
just too short and to open up front for me to be comfortable in order to
wear it out in public.
When it was time to check out, we took our dresses to the only cashier
available, a woman probably in her early 30's who was eight months
pregnant or so. I went first with my dress, and we enjoyed a marvelous
conversation throughout the entire transaction, and I don't think she
suspected that I wasn't actually a girl. It was fun, and it was also fun
for Danielle to see that too. Sometimes I worry that people think I
might embellish stories or make things up, and so I'm glad Danielle got
to see such a smooth transaction at the registers between us two women.
I'll end here because I'm sure my sister has something to say about the
evening as well. : )
Danielle ~ This evening, Lisa and I went on another adventure. Oh,
you know we went shopping again! We went to a thrift store where
she sometimes shops to indulge our shopping addiction. Once again there
I was browsing through dresses etc. with all these other women, and I'm
just one of them.
I know my little sister got really tickled with
me because I had found a couple of dresses in my size that I liked and
hung them on the front of the rack intending to eventually try them on.
Well, this Asian lady walked down the aisle, and she stopped and looked
at MY Dresses! I was doing a slow burn and thinking, "You B----!
You even think about taking my dresses and I will scratch your eyes
out!" My little sister was watching all of this, and I can tell she is
almost in hysterics! I'm pretty sure she's thinking, "Lady, you
mess with the Queen Bee and she will tie your pantyhose in knots with
you in them!"
Well, my sister and I finally selected a few things and went and found a
dressing room big enough to accommodate both of us. So there we are, a
mother and a daughter sharing a dressing room, trying on clothes. At
least I'm sure that's what it appeared like to the rest of the world.
The gray dress I found fit me fabulously and I would wind up purchasing
it. The black one while I liked it didn't do much to hide my tummy which
I am still working on. I will interject right here and say that a few
years ago I wore a women's size 22-24 dress and now I wear a 16!
You bet I'm proud of myself!
To continue, we took our purchases and headed to the register to check
out. Lisa went first, and the cashier engaged her in a conversation.
Lisa has pretty much perfected her "girl" voice, so that was no big
deal! Then it was my turn. Lisa later told me, "OMG! I felt so bad
when I realized I had pretty much hung you out to dry!" I told
her, "No big problem!" I had pretty much decided that if I wanted
to function in this world I had better put my big girl panties on and
up to the plate, and we all know I definitely had my big girl panties on
(Size 7 in case you're wondering)! Well I looked the sales girl in
the eye when she spoke to me and pretty much mouthed the words and used
a whisper voice. Not a problem, and I guarantee she suspected nothing.
We walked out to Lisa's car and yes, I was still in heaven and living
We drove back to my hotel, and she dropped me at the door and we made
plans to meet for breakfast the next morning. She said to me, "I hope
you don't mind if I come to breakfast dressed as a girl." I of
course replied, "Now why would that bother me?" I told her that I
of course would have to become male again in the morning in order to
check out of my hotel, so I had no choice in the matter.
She dropped me at the front door of the hotel, and we waived good-bye,
and this girl walked into the establishment like she owned the place.
About an hour later I couldn't stand it and just simply had to put on
pantyhose, that new dress, my black patent leather high heels and my fur
coat since the evening was turning colder. I walked down to my vehicle
and enjoyed my last evening as a girl. In my mind's eye, I am sure I
either looked like a high class hooker or an older wealthy sophisticated
woman, and I will opt for the latter, thank you very much! A nice
gentleman held the door for me as I re-entered the hotel.
12/14 A Dress for Danielle
12/13 Walking the Dog
12/08 Business Lunch
11/30 That Dress
11/27 Old Navy Outlet
11/17 Breakfast with Lisa
11/15 Dress Shopping
11/07 Crossdressed for Halloween!
10/30 My Halloween Costume
10/10 Something by Elle
10/02 Bank and Bra Shopping
8/31 Lunch with Heidi
8/16 Lunch with Danielle
8/10 Hiking with Heidi
7/23 Dress Off III
7/21 Walking in Heels
7/19 Makeup Remover
7/18 Summer Separates
7/17 New Bralettes
7/15 Pink Cami & Bra
7/12 Late Night Kohl's
7/05 Folding My Laundry
7/04 Grocery Shopping
7/03 Camping / Fishing Underdressed
7/01 Shopping & Food Prep
6/29 Bralette Shopping
6/26 Jogging in a Sports Bra
6/23 Lunch at the Mall
6/21 Panty Shopping
6/20 Wonder Woman
6/19 Workout Girl at Walmart
6/16 Summer Pedi
6/15 Thrift Store Shopping
6/12 Breakfast on the Deck
5/15 Snowy Photoshoot with Heidi
5/15 Freestyling Friday
5/02 Shopping with Heidi
4/19 Hiking Among Red Rocks
4/17 Buying Pantyhose at Walmart
4/14 Chick-fil-A Drive Thru
4/12 Simple Times
4/10 Photo Challenge
4/07 Easter Dresses
4/05 Shopping Old Navy
3/31 Road Trip As A Girl
3/23 Using the Girl's Bathroom
2/2 Groundhog Day