Monday, April 30, 2012

Enchanted April 24 even two-dozen dressing/photo sessions this month, not bad. Here's a crisp white blouse (Kmart) combined with a short, tight red skirt (thrift-shop), for an overall office/shopping ensemble.

Accessories: red hat, black-and-white jewelry, white belt, patterned tights, red patent pumps.

Hat portraits always lend themselves to nicely feminine gestures.

More pics on Flickr; May starts off strong tomorrow; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Enchanted April 23

The last posts for this month (tomorrow we begin Merry May, I guess). This is an all Kmart ensemble: the stretch black t-shirt and the print skirt both came from there a couple of years ago. This is, however, the first time I can recall combining them.

Accessories are the black hat, scarf, patterned tights, gold jewelry, and two-tone black pumps.

I fooled with lighting this morning ~ for this set, I didn't use anything except the daylight from the window and the flash. Not sure of the overall result.

More pics on Flickr; another outfit later on; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Poll

Once again, choose the image you think belongs in the year-end review:


Vote in the poll to the right.

Poll Results

Here's the winner from this week:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Enchanted April 22

Here's an outfit I'd never wear outside the house...except maybe to a costume party. But it's sexy, isn't it? A pink t-shirt from Kmart, a pink stretch miniskirt from Wal-Mart...and I look like a tart, don't I?

Accessories: pink bow, scarf, silver jewelry, belt, pink thigh-highs, pink pumps.

Pink and blonde--a good combo?

More pics on Flickr; apparently lots of dressing next week; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Enchanted April 21

As I was editing these shots for posting, I realized the theme for them was obviously "Schoolteacher on Holiday"! They feature the nautical top I bought at Boscov's last summer and the white pleated skirt found at the thrift shop around the same time.

Accessories are blue bow, glasses, scarf, silver jewelry, red belt, natural hose, and white pumps.

Do you like the portraits with glasses?

More pics on Flickr; one very different outfit yet to come; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Enchanted April 20

I did, indeed, get three outfits in today, beginning with this one, showcasing the last of my new thrift-shop acquisitions last week ~ a red ruffled blouse that also has tiny little sequins (you can spot them in some of the shots where the sunlight caught them just right). It's paired with the black chiffon skirt from Wal-Mart, one of my oldest purchases.

The accessories are a red rosette headband, gold jewelry, natural hose and red patent pumps.

Red and blonde always seem to go well together:

More pics on Flickr; the other two outfits will be posted later today and/or tomorrow; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Enchanted April 19

In an unusual move, I decided to dress on returning home from work this afternoon, so I could get in an extra outfit this week.

More new clothes: This skirt (a thrift-shop find), unlike my other floral patterned ones, is suitable for wearing well into the fall, with its dark blue-green coloring and heavier fabric. That's why I decided to pair it with the cowl-neck sweater (chilly and damp around here today).

Accessories are blue bow, chunky and silver jewelry, black belt, natural hose, and blue suede peep-toe pumps.

I'm never entirely happy with portraits in the black wig.

More pics on Flickr; possibly three outfits tomorrow; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Monday, April 23, 2012

More Future Plans and More New Art

Well, it looks like I won't be dressing again until Thursday afternoon, or possibly even as late as Friday morning....

To tide you all over, here's another piece of crossdressing fantasy:

Hard to Choose

Don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Poll

Once again, pick the image you think belongs in the year-end review:


Vote in the poll to the right.

Poll Results

Once again, a tie:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Planning for the Future...and New Art

I spent about an hour this morning at my storage locker. I realized last week that it was getting more and more difficult to find things there, so decided to finally arrange the clothes in some kind of order. Accordingly, all the dresses, suits and other two-piece outfits are on one rack, all the blouses and skirts on the other, and all the sweaters and t-shirts neatly folded in the portable dresser.

While I was there, I also inquired about getting a larger space. I found out I could rent a locker about 50% larger (25 square feet instead of 16) for about 40% more per month. I have to decide if it's worth it; I'll probably put it off until next year.

In the meantime, I'm still not sure when I'll be dressing next week. I know for sure it won't be Tuesday ~ that's primary day around here and I'll be working at the local polling place.

But to hold you over, here's some art. I haven't posted one in a while, and I thought it was past time to do so.

Sissy Sisters

I may post more art over the weekend; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Becoming Young Ladies, continued

Here's more of my continuation of Deirdre Rosamond O'Connor's original, which can be found here. The first part of my new material is here.

IV: Pearl (continued)

Jan began to mix chemicals and then worked them into Pearl's hair. "This will bleach the dark color out of your hair, so we can remake it as we want," she explained. After the bleach was well absorbed into Pearl's hair, Jan placed a pink plastic cap over it all, saying, "We need to give the bleach time to process." Handing her a magazine, she said, "Why don't you look through this to find a style you like...and maybe even a shade of red you'd like."

While Pearl paged through the magazine, Jan went to report to Nora, Emma, and Rhoda. "How is she taking to it all?" Emma asked.

"Like she was born to be a prissy girl," Jan replied. "Clearly, at heart, she is just as much a sissy as her daughter Susan. She's asked to be made a redhead--I assume that's OK with you, Nora?"

"Oh, yes! With her coloring, red will be beautiful!" Pearl's wife exclaimed. "What about style?"

"I have her looking over a style book now...of course, I will guide her into something you would like, if necessary."

"Hmmmm...." Nora considered. She turned to Emma and Rhoda. "You and your family--and now Susan--all have lovely updos. I suppose we should try something similar with Pearl...but perhaps with lots of curls. Her hair is rather naturally curly."

"I'd noticed that," Rhoda answered. "Yes, I think something with curls piled high would be the best--maybe with some of her namesakes twined through it?" She turned to Jan. "You have some faux pearl strands you could use?"

"Oh, yes!" She clapped her hands. "What a wonderful idea!" She checked her watch. "Well, the bleach should have done its work by now--time to start on the color!" She rushed back to the salon.

She found Pearl with the magazine open on her lap, gazing at the image of a beautiful copper-haired girl with curls piled high. Jan smiled...little guidance would be needed with this one, she thought. "Is that what you'd like?" she asked.

"Oh, oh, Jan--yes! Yes! Isn't it gorgeous?" Pearl said, enthusiastically.

"It certainly is, and I know I can start by making your hair just that shade, with all the necessary highlights, too!" She pulled the cap off Pearl's hair, revealing it in all its curled but whited-out glory. She walked the wannabe-housewife back to the sink and rinsed the remaining chemicals out of her hair.

"How is it I've never done all this before, Jan?" Pearl asked. "It feels so good...."

"I don't know, dear...perhaps you've been living as a man?" Jan asked, teasing.

"Have I?" Pearl responded, confused. "I seem to recall wearing a suit and tie...but that's silly! I'm a woman, a married woman keeping house for my loving wife!"

"Are you sure? I could swear I've seen you in jeans and a t-shirt around the neighborhood," Jan continued her testing questions.

"Don't be ridiculous, Jan," Pearl protested. "I'd look absurd that way!"

"I guess you would, sweetie," Jan said. "Now, I've got the color ready for your hair." She began sectioning off Pearl's curly locks and painting the new color onto them. She covered each section with foil before moving onto the next. "This is just the base shade," she explained, as she finished. "We'll need to let it process under a low dryer before we move on to the highlighting."

She helped Pearl to the dryer and lowered the bonnet dome over her. As she started it up, Pearl was uncertain, but thought she heard a murmuring voice under the hum, speaking to her, saying, "You're a pretty woman, you love having your hair done, you love wearing makeup, heels and hose make you feel sexy...." Over and over, as her hair processed, she heard the voice repeat those and other phrases--or she thought she did.

The hum of the dryer and the drone of the almost-heard words soon had Pearl drifting off, dreaming of mincing around in her heels, feeling her petticoats float around her legs, tasting her lipstick.

She was startled when Jan said to her, "Wake up, sleepy-head! We need to check your color!"

"Oh, felt so lovely under the dryer--but I can't wait until I can show Nora the new me!" Pearl went back to the sink station, where Jan began to unwrap the foil from her hair. She saw it was now a shade of red, somewhere between dark orange and vermillion. "Oh, but it looks so flat," she said, disappointed.

"That's because we haven't done the best part yet," Jan said. She picked up what looked like an artist's paint brush and dipped it into a new mixture of chemicals. "Now we create the highlights, the glow that every real woman's hair has." She began to brush the new color onto strands of Pearl's hair, some heavily, some lightly, working especially on the curls near her face. Again, as she completed each section, she wrapped it in foil.

"OK, this won't need as much time. While it's working, I'll gather up what I need for your new style!" Jan hurried off to find what she needed. Pearl gazed at her reflection in the mirror...even with the foil wrapped over parts of it, she could see how gorgeous her new color would be, and she felt a frisson of excitement, a stirring at her crotch.

Still more to come; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Enchanted April 18

More new clothes. I wasn't sure about this top when I bought it and became less sure when I tried it on today ~ it's much tighter than it looks (so tight I had to put in my "boobs" after buttoning it). But I like the way it looks in the photos. The skirt is a much better fit than I had any reason to expect ~ I love the hem length!

I goofed in the photo session, though; forgot to take a shot from the back, so the usual triptych for new outfits is only a left- and right-view.

Accessories are silver jewelry, natural hose and black patent pumps.

And another portrait:

More pics on Flickr; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

I plan on writing more tomorrow (for sure, this time!) and on Friday, I'm going to spend some time arranging "my closet" down at the storage facility.

April Video

Here's a video of this morning's dressing:

Enchanted April 17

As promised, new clothes today! Monday was my male self's birthday (as opposed to Dani's "birthday" in December), so I treated myself to a visit to Goodwill, where I found a number of items.

The first is this orange/brown/gold tartan top. It's from Fashion Bug originally. It's quite sheer, so I had to wear it with a black camisole beneath. Next problem was deciding what I had here at home to wear with it and decided on the blue jeans, for a sort of clubbing look, I suppose.

Other accessories are hair bow, gold jewelry, and black patent pumps.

As usual, I took some portrait shots as well.

More pics on Flickr; more new clothes later!; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!