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Great Outing and Good News of an Upcoming Event!  
Your correspondent had a wonderful Girls Morning Out recently.  The Sister Friends (Sarah, Linda and Moi) met for coffee, chat, and bonding.  We got into some deep topics and it got emotional and it was WONDERFUL!!
We talked about life, discussed Trans and cross dressing lifestyles, reminisced on past outings, and truly uplifted and encouraged each other.  I left that gathering literally floating on a cloud of love and support.  Thank you, Sisters.After leaving, I headed out to the grocery store to stock up on . . . groceries.



Amazing how a cute outfit can make a seemingly bland task feel SO delightful.  And this outfit is my favorite Casual Gal look - denim skirt, tights (it's getting chilly here) and SO comfy wedge/platform type shoes.The other item - remember my post about my bi-annual business trips?   (https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/6918549903935966619/6558709479937496109)Well, the last week of October I head out for a w…

Looky What I Found!

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So, I was digging through some old boxes and envelopes and I discovered 2 Photo CDs from many years back.  It looks like they are my first few times on my "annual business trip" I talked about in a previous post.  (https://juliemshaw.blogspot.com/2020/05/there-but-for-pandemic-go-i.html)




These were from 2004 - the first recorded images of Julie Out Of Town.  I don't recall getting up the gumption to leave the motel room, though.



And these are labeled 2006 - probably my 3rd trip.  And I know I did get out this time.  Maybe it was the new glasses that gave me the confidence. (giggle) And I know I've said this before - I REALLY miss that red dress!  So soft and comfy. (sigh)
So over the years I know many things have changed - my make up skills improved, and my hair style changed a number of times - but the thrill of going out is STILL as exciting as it always has been



Stay Safe and Pretty, Sweeties

Getting Out Is Hard - But Satisfying

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An unexpected opportunity recently popped up - a chance to go out after work!  Granted, our community has been fluctuating between Phase 2 and 3 for a while now, so it was difficult to find something to do.   With many places working on "modified hours" I had a hard time deciding what to do that would still be open.  Especially since I get off work at 5:30, home by 5:45, and not dressed and ready to go until 7.  That eliminated the mall, but selected stores and SOME dining places were available.  


After filling up the tank, I headed up to Target to check out cami tops (found nothing) but did come across a cute bra on the clearance rack.  Which was fortuitous since I had decided to wear my long line bra this evening, and by the time I left Target it was binding and too hot!  So I did what any resourceful gal would do - I climbed into the back of my van and changed bras!



Then it was Applebee's - I figured since it is my Go To place when out of town, why not try it when on my…

Once More Into The Fray

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Let's keep this one short and sweet - because that describes the wonderful walk I took last Sunday morning. 

It's the little things that can bring the greatest pleasure - and this was the perfect example.  After many  months of isolation, The Sister Friends hit the trail once again!  Sarah, Linda and I got together for a morning walk around the neighborhood - chatting, catching up, laughing, and just plain enjoying each other once again.  


Out And About Once Again - Finally!

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It has been FAR too long since Julie was actually Out and About.  So yesterday was SUCH a thrill on many levels.  My Dear Sister Friend, Sarah, offered to get together for a walk and coffee in the morning.  We both had masks, we were out in the open air, and we had such a WONDERFUL talk!  


It had been so long, we had a lot of catching up to do.  We spent 2 hours walking and talking and reveling in each other's presence.  I think we both needed the time together.  At one point, Sarah paid me a wonderful compliment and I surprised myself when I got rather emotional!  It has been a VERY long time.
Later in the day, I did some shopping - for some necessities and some non-necessities.  :)



After returning home, I indulged in some photos for future "I Love Dressing" Memes.


Until next time - Stay Safe And Pretty (and Masked) Sweeties!

Walk A Mile In Her Maternity Panties

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A while back, I had a conversation with a friend who at the time was about 7 months pregnant.  We talked about the usual point - how "men just don't understand what it takes to carry a baby".  The upshot -- I volunteered to be pregnant for a day to experience it.  Without going into the specifics of the "foundation garments", after just 30 minutes I was a pleasant 7 Months Underway.  I opted for a dress that was roomy (because I don't have any Maternity Wear in my closet!) and started my 24 hours.

Right off the bat - sitting proved to be a problem.  Not so much the actual sitting as much as the getting down and back up again!  Especially without any help.  Trying to be lady like in a dress while maneuvering in and out of an easy chair was difficult as well, if not impossible.  


For this reason, I decided that the dress was probably not the best choice and opted for a VERY stretchy pair of leggings and a large top.


The next "bump" in the road (giggle)…

I Love Dressing Meme Of The Day

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A while ago I started a feature on my FB page -- the "I Love Dressing" Meme Of The Day.  I started collecting them from the Interwebs some time back, but then was challenged to create my own.  Finding photos that were appropriate for the captions was tricky, but I think I managed some successes.





I'm always on the lookout for new material, captions, ideas to express in these memes.  So if you have any suggestions . . . ??
During these troubles times, my usual sign off seems more pressing than ever . . .  Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties