A look back: November


A month where we stand between the clearance of Halloween gubbins and the smoke from Bonfire Night drifts away. The clocks have gone back, so the dark creeps closer into the day. Time then perhaps, to make the most of time outside and get an eyeful of the light when possible. That and enjoy the cosy styles that would stifle in warmer months.

Shall we take a look through Novembers of yesteryear? ๐Ÿ™‚

The opening graphic of a recoloured graphic brings me a wry smile when I see it. Not just for the sight subversion, but as a kid who liked comics (2000AD if you’re curious), so seeing something that’s inclusive -even if I tweaked the original – is reassuring. Plus, there’s often truth in comedy. I wasn’t like other boys and if we’re taking about truth: it took me quite a while to accept that.

L19 and L18: I look like I’ve come from the office. Aren’t folk who crossdress supposed to be killer heels and miniskirts? ๐Ÿ˜› So I have to hand in my permit card if I’m caught wearing trousers? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Truth be told, I am fine with trousers in Lynn mode. At least, provided that they don’t look or feel blokey. Cropped, wide, or skinny and I’m fine, but boyfriend/mum jeans are a no from me.

Nearly a year apart and yet similar outfits in 17 and 16. I think the latter was out in Leicester. Was the short boot trend really for years ago? Funny how some things keep going. Mind you, stylish with a shorter skirt and certainly easier to walk in than heels, so perhaps that explains the longevity.

The dress in 15 was a gift by the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I think it needs to be gotten out of the cupboard again. Not 100% sure about the wig in this snap, but lessons learned eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

In biker mode in 14 and it seems there was repeat of 12 to 13. I think the former was on a night out. For 11, that’s the classic photo frame plus sheet that we used back in the day. Killer heels and a short skirt? Looks like I’m living the dream ๐Ÿ˜

L x


  1. I love these lookback posts. It’s good to see how fashion changes, what the TGirl about town favours each season.

    I’m sure I’ve given my approval of dress 14 before and I’d like to do so again. Also love the red velvet dress in 12/13.

    But if you are going to repeat the outfit year on year (12/13 and 16/17) then I think we need a discount on our subscription, eh ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those star tights appeared quite a bit in party season, but why not? If you like them, enjoy. Today I got out some favourite tights that I bought 20+ years ago but are still going strong.

    As for 2000AD comic, I had a bit of a love/hate erratic relationship with it. But recently the US election reminded me of a classic Judge Dredd frame from 1978, where Mount Rushmore has had the heads of a mutant and Jimmy Carter added to the other four figures, only for a piloted buzz-saw to go hurtling into Carter’s monumental face with the pilot screaming “No! No! Not THE TEETH! Aiiieeeee!!!” Made me laugh then as now (maybe Trump’s hair would be the target in a 2020 update). Wish I knew how to upload the image here.

    Stay safe and stay elegant.

    Sue x

    1. A look back and noticing the repeats ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be sure to knock 75% off the free viewing fees as a special offer for you. ๐Ÿ˜ Mind you, perhaps better for the planet that there’s plenty of reuse and enjoying old favourites. I think the red dress is from the early 90s, so possibly now vintage ๐Ÿ˜‰ Perhaps I need to be very careful with tights if I’m to make them last twenty years.

      The purple tunic has been regifted to a charity shop, lovely though it was. There’s not room for everything and some things need to go. A lovely item and perhaps something to keep an eye for in future purchases.

      Not sure I read that episode of Dredd. Sounds quite Cursed Earth, which was a bit before I started reading it. I think I came in about prog 450ish. The documentary – Future Shock – is available on Amazon and worth a watch if you’re curious about the history and how things changed.

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