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National Girls Night Out - a pictoral essay

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Well, MOSTLY pictoral. Since it fell on a Thursday this year, I was flying solo. Which makes me want to call it National GIRL'S Night Out. But that didn't stop me from squeezing into some shapewear, getting into my best outfit - complete with silky sheer pantyhose (since it is ALSO National Legwear Day) and finally settled on my leopard print pumps. (for a splash of color, of course) I then went to the 3 best hotels in downtown Spokane - The Davenport Group. I felt beautiful, got some attention, enjoyed a nice (and rather expensive) salad and glass of Chardonnay, and didn't want the night to end.

A Close Call - Or Too Close To Call?

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What is the biggest fear many CD'ers have? Being out in public and running into someone they know who has NO idea about their Femme Self. Or, in other words, being caught. I have been Out And About for a few years now and have managed to avoid this experience -- until recently. Not only did it happen to me - it happened TWICE in 2 weeks. First Experience - Thrift Shopping. I was brousing the dresses at Value Village. The aisles are rather narrow, so when there's a shopping cart in the way it gets tight. When there's TWO carts, you cannot pass. Well, there was one, and as I approached that end of the aisle, another cart entered. Passage was blocked - not that it mattered, I was still brousing dresses. But the woman with the second cart addressed me with a smile. "If you need to get by, just let me know and I'll move." I looked up and realized that I know this woman. Judging from her reactions I do not think she recognized me, so I thanked her, turne

Pardon Me While I Boast

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As many of you know, I post a daily meme on my Facebook page called The "I Love Dressing" Meme Of The Day. These are randomly selected in a rotation of over 130 (wow!) and occasionally the Godess of Serendipity steps in and aligns things just right. Like Today, for instance. Today's meme was . . . Well, Yesterday I met up with a local Sister for the first time. We had been planning this meeting for about 2 weeks and finally got a date and time selected. I was SO excited about it, and of course spent QUITE a lot of time selecting my outfit. She was attending the coffee date in drab due to her schedule for the day, but I wanted to make an impression. Since it was Sunday morning I went with a "I'm on my way to church" ensemble. I even put on pantyhose - in spite of the predicted 90+ degree temps! We met at a Starbucks and after a while we went to a nearby park to continue our conversation. It was a very pleasant get together, and it was the first

Let's Do The Time Warp -- for the first time

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Watch what you say - someone might hold you to it! It was brought to my attention that a local theater will be doing a production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW this October. My Dear Sister Friend Sarah - always one to challenge me to step out more - suggested we attend. Talk about a "What Ever Will I Wear" situation! Do I go with lingerie, or with a maid outfit? (this photo is from MANY years - as well as a few pounds - ago, so please excuse the make up!)(giggle) I have a few months to decide, but I think (I said "I THINK") I am going to accept her challenge, yet again! She has broadened (no pun intended) my experiences and boundries over the past almost 10 years, so why should I stop now? As always -- Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties!

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Cross Dressers

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Well well well - isn't it interesting how we make plans, anxiously look forward to executing those plans, and then BAM! Stuff Happens to change it all. I had a week -- a whole week --- (well, excluding my 9 to 5 job) of Julie Time. I had a Bucket List of items to cross off, and some Sister Friends to perform them with. And then due to Covid and other circumstances, I was all alone for most of the week. The week was hardly a walk in the park - but I DID take a walk in the park. This is also the outfit I wore to attend church on Sunday Morning (Bucket List Item #1) A Night At The Casino(s) This is what I wore, but hardly anyone saw it. I went to 2 casinos, the first being a newer and MUCH smaller one. Didn't stay there too long. The other was a return trip, but they had made changes. Not good ones, either. ~~sigh~~ The week also included a few trips to Applebee's, and on one I saw the car I WANTED to drive away in. So, as I sip on a strawberry lemonade a

The Week Begins Weak

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I have a full week of Julie Time at home -- well, except for going to work in drab mode. I started off with plans - going out with a few friends to a movie, to church, to brunch. BUT --- Don'tcha love it when "Life" gets in the way. Due to circumstances beyond ANYONE'S control, I spent the first day (Saturday) by myself. I did get out, I did some errands and managed to grab an appetizer and a glass of wine at my favorite watering hole. I also premierd a new top - for the Summer Heat that has finally arrived here in Spokane. The moral of the story - keep moving forward and cherish the time we can grab with those nearest and dearest to us. Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties.

Yet Another Trip To Chehalis - A Photo Essay

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Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties!