Dress - Black House White Market
Shoes - Nickles
I finally met another cross dresser and you know what? It was totally, completely, and entirely, normal!
Fairly recently I joined crossdressers.com and decided to continue reaching out. If you are familiar with the site I am sure you know of Jennifer, from Jenniferathome. She gives great opinions and advice and I have enjoyed reading her posts. Anywho, one day she emails and asks if I would like to meet up on an upcoming trip when she would be in Santa Monica. I mailed back and said “yes!”
I live about 3 hours from Santa Monica, but being as I had a week off from work, I figured I would figure it out. I mentioned the idea to Jules and she said she would love to come along as well. So we set it all up and with anticipation I waited the week or so until the day arrived.
Jules and I left our place and headed to a town partway to LA and got pedicures. We both chose something springtime and sparkly. We then continued driving until I stopped and changed my clothes. Neither of us wanted to wear our nice dresses to get our nails done and since I was driving, I needed to stop to change.
I went from this:
Sweater - Jones of NY
Tank - Calvin Klein
Skirt - American Apparel
Shoes - Born O Concept
to the dress pictured up top.
We arrived way too early into Santa Monica. Which was good as it helped my paranoia about being on time and dealing with LA traffic. We ended up shopping a bit; where we both bought some cool silver bracelets.
Eventually the time arrived for dinner and we headed to the restaurant. Around reservation time Jennifer found us waiting outside the restaurant. We all introduced ourselves and went inside. We sat in a booth and ordered dinner. The food was entirely just okay, but the conversation was great. With very few people has time passed as quickly as it did that evening. We must have talked for about 2-3 hours or so. It was great. The place was not busy at all so we got to just sit and talk and pick at our food. I really enjoyed myself.
I didn't really want the evening to end, so I suggested a bit of shopping. Being in Nordstroms, we headed downstairs to the shoes. Jules and I tried on some shoes and while Jennifer looked around. I found a few pairs of Manolo Blahnik. I gingerly examined them, saw the prices and set the down very carefully! It was really funny. I was totally joking with the super nice sales associate about it.
We stepped out of Nordstroms and both Jennifer and I could tell that Jules’ leg was really bothering her. So we said our farewells and parted company. Honestly I was enjoying my time so much that I could have hung out for the better part of the evening. But it just leaves more for next time.
For me the lasting impression of the evening was just how normal it all was. Not a couple of weirdo’s hanging out with a woman, but just three normal folks having a very nice, normal dinner.
Thank you very much for the invite Jennifer and for a very lovely evening.