Another week shoots by eh?
All good things come to s/he who waits?
After a few less than productive shopping trips, I hit paydirt this week. Not only did I manage to get a pair of round toed stillies in my size (that were not cripplingly narrow) but a got a new wrap dress too. Yes, they may be soo last season, but then so are the ever flattering boot-cut trousers and I shan’t be chucking them out any time soon. Especially if the alternative is leopard-print. Hell, I’m a crossdresser and even I won’t touch that. Obviously, I’m just not down with the kids. 😀
The funny thing about buying women’s clothes when you’re a guy – and I don’t know if you do this too – is that I feel obliged to pick up at least one item of male clothing before I go in. I guess it’s cover should I be asked, but in all the times I’ve headed off to the changing rooms with the basket loaded with a blouse, clingy top, two skirts and some shoes, I’ve only ever been asked once to leave something behind. Even then, the retort of “Well, they were the last pair and I’d rather hang on to them” was met with a shrug and I went through. At least H&M just have dressing rooms rather than his & hers. Maybe they know their market very well.
The other day I was sat in the canteen munching on an apple (diets – ack!) while two ladies behind me were discussing clothes. One of them was saying that her friend had bought her child something from Matalan and she was saying that she never shopped there because it was “just cheap”. To be honest, I found this a little bit odd. Often the person in question looks like they’ve just stepped out of any high street catalogue: Matalan, Next, Additions, Primark, etc.
All of this bluster made me wonder: if it looks good and it’s inexpensive, what’s not to like?
An evening with the girls
For the first time in a while, I headed over to the local social group for an evening of chat, tea and …ummm… more chat. It was great to be out all dressed up and it was great to hear what the regulars had been up to. It was also nice to see a new face (Hi Katie!) and discuss the christmas party ideas.
Feckin’ Womens’ knickers!*
One of this month’s glossies has a quick article on the perfect bottom shape. The piece detailed the ideal shape and that Ann Summers are selling WonderBra’s Curves Up shapeware. Basically, something we trans folk have been a) hankering for or b) wearing for a few years now. Seems that the cult of the lollipop now need extra padding in the rear department. Still, I’m not going to complain. Considering that Curves Up are now available on the high street for 20 quid and more specialist vendors charge a lot more.
I did have a wander around M&S earlier this summer after seeing the effect their Magic Knickers had on a punter on How to Look Good Naked. But, going in bloke mode to try some on is never easy is it.
* So spake Father Jack, who in a fair and sane world would either a) give Thought for the Day or b) have his own life coach programme on the telly.