Monday, June 18, 2018

June Dressing 2: Red and Black

One of my oldest dresses and still one of my favorites....

The red-and-black crepe dress is from Kmart's Jaclyn Smith line in March 2009; the shoes are Madden Girl "Karlla" polka-dot pumps, from DSW in June 2011. Other accessories are a red bow, black belt, gold jewelry, and natural hose.

And two more really nice portraits:

Dressing resumes later this week...and there's an hypnosis session with Mistress Lola scheduled as well!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June Dressing 1: T-shirt and Skirt

For the record, I've gone redhead for the summer....

The lace v-neck floral t-shirt is from Kmart's Basic Editions line in February 2015; the black short skirt is from their Attention line in January 2011; the shoes are the oldest pair I own, black mary-janes by Isaac Mizrahi, from Target in November 2007. Other accessories are a yellow bow, black-and-white jewelry, and natural hose.

The portraits turned out well:

There will be lots of dressing this month!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Permission to Be Fabulous

Some advice from our friend, Hannah:

I was young, like most of us probably were. I didn't think there was anything wrong with wanting to wear what I wanted to wear, but I somehow knew it had to be a secret. I was around five years old when I finally did it. I opened the closet and I took my mom's high heels and brought them into another room to try them. Of course, I was in love with how they looked on me. I couldn't wait to grow up and have a pair of heels for myself.

The excitement was quickly overtaken by... fear? The fear of being caught, I imagine. No, what took over was guilt. I grew up being told that boys wore certain clothes and shoes and did not wear pretty dresses and makeup. I knew that, but I didn't know why not. I couldn't understand why everybody didn't want to wear pretty dresses. Weren't skirts and heels more fun?

I'm sure you know this, but it never hurts to be reminded of this: There's nothing wrong with wanting to wear lingerie, beautiful dresses, towering high heels, winged eyeliner or whatever you want to wear. It also doesn't mean anything. It doesn't change your sexuality, it doesn't mean you were born with the wrong body, it doesn't mean that you are meant to transition. The only thing it means is that you love wearing lingerie. Whether it makes you feel sexy, beautiful, relaxed or confident, you don't need a reason to wear panties. Or a bra. Or a miniskirt.

Once I fully embraced who I was, that's when my closet started to fill with dresses and my panty drawer and my stocking drawer started to overflow. I look at my wardrobe and I remember it took more than shopping to have such an amazing closet.

It took giving myself permission to be who I am... to be FABULOUS.
So, buy that corset you've been dreaming about! Fall asleep in that nightie like you've always wanted! Wear a matching cami and panty set under your boring business suit!

Lingerie is a gift you give yourself... and so is loving yourself.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 11: Tight Blue

I love this skirt for the way it clings...

How about that ass in the third shot?

The blue/silver blouse is from Kmart's Jaclyn Smith line, but bought in a thrift shop in July 2015; the high-waist stretch skirt is from Kmart's Bongo line in June 2012; the shoes are Christian Siriano "Manic" blue pumps from Payless in February 2015. Other accessories are a blue bow, silver jewelry, and natural hose.

And some portraits to end this series:

We return to art tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May Dressing 10: A Different Kind of Stripes

I really love black-and-white and animal you know I love this dress!

The zebra-print dress is from Target's Merino line in January 2010; the shoes are Fioni "Loveit" black patent pumps from Payless in May 2011. Other accessories are a black hat, red jewelry, belt, and black hose.

Portraits with a comment:

Why is it I can't look like this in a hat?

Maybe because I don't have Arthur Edeson doing my lighting, as Ingrid did?