With the nights drawing in and Halloween now behind us, I’ve started to think about Christmas. I’ve been planning lists for my family and also thinking about the Chams Xmas Do. Mind you, we have a Bring & Buy lined up and a visit from our friendly, neighbourhood wig experts, TrendCo, before the party.
I have possibly three outfits I could wear again: red bodycon dress from the 90s, a black dress with lace top, or separates. The latter include a two tops and a sequin skirt. There’s also the option of going brighter and wearing the Desigual dress the Ever Lovely Mrs J bought me for a birthday many a moon ago.
But…. I would like something new to wear. I don’t know why this is. Maybe it’s not wanting to feel like I’m wearing the same things even if that’s better for my purse and the planet. That and not having to opt for opaques feels like quite the luxury.
I have my eye on a dress from Amazon and I need some time for that to arrive. I’ve also got some shoes on order – albeit it at a sale price – which are this season’s barely-there heels. They’re not block heel because while that may be easier to dance in, I’m not a fan of the look.
Given the barely there shoes and currently smooth pins, I’m toying with the idea of fake tan for my legs (Scottish White, if you’re curious about the shade), tinted moisturiser, or some ‘air brush’ make-up for the night itself.
Funny, as last month I went to a family do and all I needed was a pair of black trousers and a shirt/tie combo. That took all of about thirty seconds to decide on.
This on the other hand, I’ve been looking on and off for the right dress (not too short, not too long, right arm length, etc) and trying to find shoes that will go with it. Then there’s the practicality of a trial run because if being trans has taught me one thing about a fancy night out, you don’t leave it until the event itself to work out if things are going to fit and/or work. Seriously, cut yourself some slack and if you’re going to try a new look, give it a go well before the night or day out. 🙂
Ah, the difference between ones wardrobes eh? Still, if the shoes don’t work, I shall be back to tights and not worry about leg make-up.