Dear Rhonda, Given your
solicitation of info and articles... Perhaps you would like to include
this in your blog:
Thursday was my first chance to 'go
out' this week. We are experiencing a very early heat wave here in
NC and the temps have been in the 95 range for about a week. The high temps while
wearing wig, dress and hose, would be a new and perhaps challenging experience.
I decided on a light and airy
violet colored, patterned dress, and white sandals with pump style heels.
This outfit matched a short haired blonde wig, along with pink framed
Once dressed and
made-up, I stepped outside the house, and was amazed that the humidity
was surprisingly low, not typical for the South. The warm, but cooling
breeze through my dress was a delightful experience.
My first stop was at
Shoe Show, and after a brief visit --nothing there would fit my size 13 feet--,
I left. Again, the warm, dry breeze against my legs would be the
highlight of the day....
My next stop was to Cato
Fashions, where I have shopped previously. They know and recognize me
there I noticed an 'oversize' white oxford cloth 'man shirt' on
mark-down sale and the sales lady directed me to the fitting room.
Generally, I ask for direction to the fitting room, but this time, the sales
lady took care of matters. The shirt fit in a casual, oversize manner, so I made
This trip 'enfemme' was
different, not just the weather, it was ME. I was calm, confident,
focused and totally aware my my new confident gurl self. I felt in
control and 'I owned it'. Gone was the residual anxiety and apprehension.
After Cato's, by
'Bojangles Iced Tea' needed to make an exit. Near Cato was a 'Quirk Trip' convenience store. I found the 'ladies' and walked in
like 'I owned it'. No problems.
My last errand was the highlight of
the day. I visited the local ULTA cosmetics
store. I had driven by the store before, just to scope out
the situation, but was unsure of how a visit would go, so I just kept on
Today, I would enter ULTA,
pretty violet dress and all. I was met at the door by a
lady customer who offered me a big smile, while she exited, and I offered her a
big smile back.... Things were going well! Upon entering, I noticed the
store was HUGE(!) and dazzlingly over-illuminated. Just this impact would
have caused an anxiety attack, were it another day.
The store is
(over)staffed by dozens of young, pretty girls of all sizes, shapes and
colors. AND and they ALL offered me a " Hi". I was
apparently not the first gurl they had ever seen in the store and every last sales
clerk was totally blase' to the fact I was, well, a guy. Their relaxed
manner caused me to be even more relaxed and confident, I was quite 'at home'.
I had happened upon the
'makeover' section, and one of the young ladies there asked if I had come for
a makeover. I said no, I was just trying to match my old
color of blush, (my only excuse for going into the store in the first place) as
the maker had decided to not offer this specific color any longer.
Another friendly, young lady
was assigned to help match my blush color, and it took a number of different
visits to various manufacturers store displays to find a close
match. During the search, I inquired if she had many male
customers, and she said she had 'more than you would expect'.
We finally found and agreed
on a similar shade of blush, I thanked her for her GREAT customer service, and
went to the checkout. This blush, was defiantly not priced like the
discount store variety, but the blush, along with the experience
was worth every penny....
I left the store, back into the
summer like heat, and then I realized.... all this heat and sweating had
literally sweated my silicone breast forms onto my own skin. My breast
forms were delightfully warm and they moved and as I moved, literally as
if they were a part of me.
Soooo..... 'this' is what 'they'
would feel like...... Remarkable!
What a great, and wonderful
day! I write this note a day after my venture out, and 'the
afterglow' is still lingering. Quite an afterglow......
Velma - I am so sorry it took so long to get this posted. Thank you for submitting this article and please do again. Next time it will not take me so long to get posted. Escapes are wonderful. Rhonda