Sweater - White House Black Market
Tank - Patty Boutique
Shorts - Eunina
Shoes - Born O Concept
This outfit was worn today for a little clothes shopping. It was my birthday on Saturday, and Jules took me to my favorite outlet mall. We did most of our shopping yesterday but I left jeans for today. So I wore something appropriate specifically for jeans. I like the wedges for a bit of a heel and the tank hangs a little lower in the front for a bit of extra coverage.
I knew that I wanted a male and a female pair of jeans. And one might think that this particular story would be about acquiring my awesome new pair of female jeans from 7 For All Mankind, for the most expensive price I have ever paid for a pair of jeans, $150!!! I can't even believe that. But no, that particular story will be told another day.
Today, I am telling the story of purchasing my male jeans. I went into Guess and found several pairs of male jeans to try on. Normally they have someone with a key to let you into a fitting room, but no one was around and a room was open. I walked in and started trying on my pants.
When I started buying female clothes, I normally would be dressed as a male. Eventually I started dressing as a female. But only occasionally have I tried on male clothes while dressed as a female, and then further more walked out of the dressing room and showed Jules what I had on.
On this day, I didn't really think about it much, as I tried on the male jeans, and walked out and showed Jules. She thought they were okay, and I went back in to try the next pair. As I was closing the door, the sales associate stopped me and removed the other clothes from the room. I put on another pair and walked back outside and again showed Jules. This time the sales associate was also outside the room and she too looked at the jeans I had on.
Jules said she liked them, but the sales associate was aghast. I could see the look on her face, but she only, very politely came up and said "Don't you think those jeans are too baggy for you?"
I replied "Well, I like to wear both male and female jeans." She didn't really seem to get it, and gave me a very quizzical look. I continued "I totally agree that these jeans are not appropriate for when I choose to dress as a woman, but I think they will look great when I choose to dress as a man."
That was when the light bulb went on for her and she said, "Oh well goodness, you are so beautiful!" She went on, "Seriously dear, you are just so beautiful." I thanked her, "Well you deserve it, you are just beautiful, I love everything, your clothes, your look, your hair, and I agree, those jeans would be great for you while dressed as a guy."
I went into the room again and changed back to my regular clothes. I heard her outside the room still commenting about me. I took my stuff up to the register where she rang me up for the purchases. I handed her my license and charge card. She looked at my picture and said "I hope you don't mind me saying so, but I like you more with your long hair. I don't want to give you a big head, but you are just beautiful. Please keep doing what you are doing, because you are just great!"
Do you think I left that store beaming? Uhh... just a little! More like I was on cloud nine!
The more I thought about it today the happier I became.
What a wonderful world we live in folks.
I sure do hope you get to experience the same one I do.
It takes strength. And honesty. And a willingness to try and trust the strangers around us.