Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Dressing Two: Blues in the Night

One of my last purchases at Fashion Bug, before they went belly up:

The blue rectangle print dress is from Fashion Bug in October 2012; the shoes are Mossimo "Valonia" blue patent pumps, from Target in March 2009. Other accessories are a blue bow, silver jewelry, and natural hose.

And two portraits:

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Dressing One: Blue and Red

A great-looking skirt and blouse combo, if I do say so myself:

The blue man-tailored blouse is by Lee Rider, bought at Wal-Mart in January 2010; the red mini-skirt is by Simply Vera Wang, from Kohl's in April 2013; the shoes are Mossimo "Velda" red baby-doll oxford pumps, from Target in August 2008. Other accessories are a blue bow, scarf, gold jewelry, gold belt, and natural hose.

I'm very pleased with these portraits:

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Coming Out and More

Another look at the advice from this site:

Telling other people

Should a transvestite reveal to his friends, family or even his partner that he is a cross-dresser?

This has to be done very carefully.

Many transvestites feel frustrated that they have to keep this part of their personality a secret, and sometimes their frustration erupts and leads to very sudden and unwise confessions in the workplace. But many colleagues are simply not ready to hear that Gerry becomes Geraldine at weekends.

Telling your wife or partner is also difficult – though some women are extremely understanding about cross-dressing.

Our advice to anyone thinking of telling a romantic partner, or indeed a colleague, sibling, friend or parent, is to first seek advice from one of the excellent support groups listed at the end of this factsheet.

Many men do tell their partners, and some of these partners enter into the spirit of the whole thing and actually help their men to dress as women. These guys are very lucky as their partners frequently stop them from making horrendous style mistakes!

One of us interviewed such a couple on a television programme called 'The Good Sex Guide Late'. This husband and wife in their 30s used to go out clubbing together as 'sisters' - heavily made-up and dressed in party clothes.

The wife really liked her husband's alter ego and said that his female side was so sensitive and loving that sharing it had enriched their marriage.

But few women are quite as happy with their man's transvestite behaviour as she was.

Sex and cross-dressing

A number of male transvestites want to go a bit further than dressing up and going out – they want to make love to women when they're 'acting female'.

In our experience, the majority of wives and girlfriends are definitely not happy with this scenario.

On the other hand, some women do find that having sex with a man who is made-up and dressed as a woman can feel quite a turn-on.

But far more females find the whole idea quite alarming and off-putting, and no man should attempt to force his partner into sex if she falls into this category.

Again, this is something to take advice about from people who have experience in this matter.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Poll Results: Dani's Best Look--Week 22

I fully expected this to be the winner:

And here are the choices for the next round:

The red cowl-neck sweater is from Kmart's Basic Editions line in March 2013; the tweed pencil skirt is by Kate Hill Woman, a thrift shop find in March 2014; the shoes are Fioni "Hilt" red patent pumps from Payless in November 2009. Other accessories are a red bow, and gold jewelry.

The white cowlneck sweater with gold trim is by Say What?, bought at Forman Mills in May 2014; the purple-and-gray tartan skirt is from Target's Merona line in November 2009; the shoes are Jaclyn Smith wine suede mary-jane pumps from Kmart in August 2010. Other accessories are a purple bow, gold jewelry, and natural hose.

The blue cowlneck sweater dress is from Target's Mossimo line in January 2010; the shoes are Fioni "In the Mix" navy felt peep-toe pumps from Payless in February 2011. Other accessories are a blue bow, blue jewelry, and navy blue hose.

You can vote in the poll to the right.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Why Do We Cross-Dress?

Some thoughts from this site (which we may return to):

No one really knows why some men have this desire. Many men who cross-dress describe it as an outlet for stress, and they tend to want to dress up more during times of tension at work or at home.

Some men get relief from tension simply by wearing women's lingerie (often silk) under their exterior male clothing. These guys often go no further than that with their cross-dressing.

Most transvestites, however, want to appear as female as possible in their outer garments and want to wear elegant make-up and pleasant perfumes.

Men who cross-dress are not mentally ill. Indeed, psychologists in the USA have decided that cross-dressing comes within the normal range of male sexuality unless it becomes a compulsive obsession.

Not every transvestite is a secret transvestite. The well-known medical journalist and writer Dr Vernon Coleman has often written about the enjoyment of wearing women's underwear.

Some individuals make their livings as transvestite artists (drag queens) on stage and in clubs. Other performers cross-dress for reasons such as seeking to break down gender barriers – reportedly including the famous stand-up comedy artist Eddie Izzard.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why Men Wear Dresses

A look at some of the reasons for cross-dressing:

One common reason that men choose to crossdress, is for sexual gratification. They may get sexually excited with the feel of the feminine fabrics and clothing on their body. They may enjoy the sexual excitement that they experience from wearing feminine clothing, and in seeing their feminine image.

Another reason for crossdressing, is that men want to feel free to express the feminine side of their personality.....

Perhaps a reason for crossdressing is one that is not often expressed, but is one that I believe is common. The reason that men wear dresses, is to feel and experience the "power of a woman." What power is this? It is the power of a beautiful woman to be able to turn the heads of all the men as she enters the room....

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