I went to a lovely party last Saturday night hosted by two of my fellow CHIC members in their new home. Their home overlooks the ocean but it was about 40 miles from where I was staying for the weekend. I decided to rent a hotel room close by rather than drive back to where I was staying. Several things contributed to my decision besides drinking at the party. I was wearing a red blazer and high heels which would not help my field sobriety test although I would look great.
The big decision was do I get ready then drive to the party dressed or pack everything I need and get ready at the hotel? Knowing it was a virtual certainty that I would leave at least one crucial item behind I opted to get ready then drive to the party. Where the “You’ve come a long way baby” comes in is that I did it in broad daylight. Twenty years or so back I would never have considered it but, my confidence has steadily grown over the years.
I wore a black knit skirt with a black vee neck tank under a red one button blazer. Black patent 3 1/2 inch pumps and nude stockings with an over sized black patent purse. I also wore by Godiva’s Secret short blonde wig with roots. Most CHIC members attending wore red dresses along with the hosts. After checking the bag of guy stuff I was taking for the morning after the party 30 times to make sure I had everything I was off. I strutted through lobby of hotel #1 around 4:00pm waving at the desk clerks as my heels clicked on the floor.
The drive down went great toll booths and all and now it was time for another decision. Do I check in to hotel #2 first then go to the party of wait until after the party. Even though my confidence is at an all time high checking in around eleven thinned out the guests in the lobby and made more sense.
After the party I headed for the hotel found a parking place and walked to the front door. I had to stand there waiting for a minute or so because you need either a room key or wait to be buzzed in. They opened the door and welcomed me in saying hello mam can I help you. I replied yes and gave them the name the reservation was under along with a credit card in a fem name. He then asked for me ID and I complied giving him my real driver license. He glanced at them both then returned them saying “sign here sir”. I thought about correcting him but I thought it was so funny that he switched pronouns without missing a beat.
The next morning I showered and left as Duke meeting up with two other CHIC members for a round of golf as guys. I think the hotel staff is still looking for the attractive blonde to come down stairs.
I just returned from a trip to one of my most favorite cities San Francisco with my BFF Ashley. We both crossdressed and met up with two of my Vanity Club crossdresser sisters Kelli and Diane. Diane lives in town but Kelli drove some distance to meet us at our hotel for drinks.
We Uber’d up then we went for dinner at Waterbar Restaurant. Water Bar specializes in seafood and it is the best along with the service. We got an awesome table next to the window with views of the harbor and Bay Bridge. The ambiance is wonderful with large 2 story column aquariums filled with large salt water fish.
This picture with my new short wig was taken in the Warwick Regis Hotel lobby while waiting for the other girls to meet me in the bar for cocktails.
I don’t do crossdressed pictures too often but, this one taken in the hotel lobby with the bar in the background. San Francisco is a special place so I make an exception while there.
I bought the Moto jacket this last summer but had the skirt already and fortunately the zippers matched. San Francisco is the most friendly place to crossdress in my experience anyway. I am crossdressed the entire time that I am there usually and shop to my hearts content.
Shopping while crossdressed is no big deal with Macy’s and the other stores in Union Square. I would recommend wearing flats though because the hills are killer for heels.
I have been wearing high heels for many years and pretty much putting up with the pain. The toes are smashed together in a triangle like the bow of a boat. My toes are bent upward until I walk a few feet barefoot.
A couple of years ago I discovered Vivian Lou Insoles for high heels which, are shown in the picture below.
The clear gel pad going from the arch to just shy of the heel back shifts your weight back. It moves your weight from the ball of your foot to the heel. It more evenly distributes your weight over the whole foot.
Ice them up
Vivian Lou insoles help a great deal but the old ice trick makes high heels even more comfortable. A couple of years ago I wrote about this technique on my other site www.chicladies.org. Recently I made a discovery that makes it even better. I was getting ready to go to a Vanity Club outing in Atalanta and had two new pairs of high heel pumps to wear.
I inserted the zip lock plastic bags with the corner deep into the toe of each shoe pushing it in with my finger. Make sure that the corner is all the way in. Filled the bags about a third of the way full with water and put them in the freezer over night.
I did this three times on one shoe but the other needed a fourth time. I put them on in between to check the fit. When the water froze each night it expanded gently stretching the shoe a little each time. The high heels pictured above are satin but the ones I did multiple times were black kid and black patent leather.
For many crossdresser’s summer means presenting a fuzzier version of your girly self. Most of us opting for pants to cover your legs instead of skirts. For a married crossdresser shaving sometimes it is not optional and it is best to comply. Crossdressers shaved legs might not bother the crossdresser but wives have very valid concerns. Bare legs would be obvious and she would probably decline invitations for BBQ’s and other outdoor activities. That is not fair to her not to mention if kids are involved.
Depending where you live the summer might only last a couple of weeks and then you can go back to your smooth hairless look. Trust me your lady will really appreciate it. Besides most women these days are wearing jeans or some other form of long pants so this is your chance to look CHIC.
In my case she is not the one who decides my stopping shaving my legs and other areas. I am an outdoor person and enjoy outdoor sports and other activities during the summer months. I want to enjoy myself without being concerned about people noticing my crossdresser shaving legs.
Don’t get me wrong I think about crossdressing the whole summer. That is why when the weather cools and the days grow shorter there is a little bounce in my step that turns into a sway once the heels go on. I usually have a little coming out party sort of by taking a trip to San Francisco for a couple of days shopping. Immersion therapy I call it after my summer dry spell.
For those who share my situation cheer up it won’t be too much longer and can still shop online during summer.
This new shapewear garment from Classic Curves is the next evolution of the Veronica line! It’s an outstanding piece of work as the testimony from Robyn Michaels states.
I cannot begin to tell you how I much I love the new Veronica 6 Open Bottom Girdle. But I will try!
The Veronica 6
I love the romance and feminine glamour of vintage fashions from the 1950s and 1960s, especially my preference for wearing garter style stockings rather than pantyhose or thigh highs. The new Classic Curves Veronica 6 has everything girls like us could want with an open bottom girdle. The six garters keep the seams of my vintage nylon stockings nice and straight which is important for making a good impression when out clubbing and dancing the night away. And the visual effect that the padding provides makes every dress style that much more alluring and feminine.
And I must admit to a greater sense of confidence in my appearance when wearing the Veronica 6 when out at more public places like restaurants and events. Even women take notice of the “curves in all the right places”. And the look is very “natural” and not artificial looking at all. The attention to detail (delicate lace trim at the hem of the girdle) also was noticed and greatly appreciated by a gentleman admirer who appreciates a girl who dresses to impress.
The Veronica 6 open bottom girdle is pin-up perfect, too! Classic glamour from Classic Curves International…what more could I ask for?
Crossdresser photos are something that at one time or another we will all use. I have friends that are fanatics taking them what seems to be constantly. Phones are the most practical because we all have them and they are so convenient. A friend can take one for you or you can ask a stranger to take it. If you are by yourself the length of your arm limits your distance from the camera. The selfie stick was pretty cool but you could only stand so far away because it must be held. This little gem below is the best crossdresser photos much better.
I discovered this little gem the other day and will be trying it out on my San Francisco outing soon. The remote is Bluetooth wireless and I will be testing how far away it will work.
I like the fact that it is compact and light weight while being machined from aluminum for durability. It is easy to use once the Bluetooth pairing is done and you can take pictures 20 feet away. Getting the it to focus from that distance so the image is not grainy is a problem though. I think the next time I will focus on a hard object near where I intend to stand.
This way instead of designing a 10 foot selfie stick I can take pictures from that distance with this remote. I love the way I look from 10 or 20 feet away.
Monday April 24th Caitlyn Jenner Crossdresser will be on the Tucker Carlson show at 8:00pm.
I will be watching to see how Tucker approaches this subject on his inaugural show. Also to see former crossdresser Caitlyn Jenner answers now that she is post op.
Caitlyn’s decision to transition is her business and I hope she finds happiness in life.
What concerns me is something she may not have any control over unless she specifically addresses it. That is her being a spokesperson for the Transgender Community. This I fear is the easy route for the media. Caitlyn is definitely the most recognized Trans person in the world. Simply put her story is not everyone’s story. I hope that they don’tconveniently list me under the Transgender label.
There are many of us with no interest in Transsexual SRS. Many have put our crossdressing in a place where it is working for us. We are heterosexual crossdresser’s most married with family’s who dress one or two times a month. I hope they mention the different groups under that Transgender label.
I have seen many positive changes as a result of Caitlin’s going public. One is a generally more acceptable feeling toward crossdressers with the public. People seem to have a more accepting attitude towards me when I am crossdressed in public. When transgender is the topic people are more positive aside from the women’s bathroom issue.
Maybe they think we are all former Olympic Gold medalists? NOT!
If it was somehow up to me to decide who should be the official spokesperson for the crossdresser community. I can think of no better representative than Caitlyn Jenner. I might not agree with every position she may take but I think she is doing good things for the community.