CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES
I like to create a day based on a color theme as it makes the purse, shoes, nails, lips, and jewelry colors more consistent. Even the leg color (stockings) is easier. I usually start the day before by trying on and selecting my outfits. I always have three or four outfits selected and ready to go with all but one packaged up in garment bags and boxes divided up for the outfits. Like a dress, or a suit, or a skirt and top on hangers in a cleaners bag. And for that outfit the shoes, jewelry, purse, and any other related items in a box. Times two or three depending on how hopeful I am of getting a few changes in. Then all of this goes in the car the day before. It only takes an hour or two to do this.
Why so many outfits? I find that the cut of the clothes makes a different experience. A dress with a tiny bit of spandex in a heavier polyester fabric feels different when OUT than a cotton dress. And short sleeves feel different than long sleeves, or no sleeves and a shrug. A dress suit with blazer feels different than a skirt suit. And throw in the different weights of fabric, the glossy fabrics differ from the coarse fabrics, all feel different. Then the narrow skirt vs the full skirt and the hem length. And the shoes all have a different personality. Heel height, toe box shape, D’orsay, sandals, and for all no platform or a platform, and the various heights. So may differing experiences in the infinite variety of wearables.
And then the colors. OMG how I LOVE the spring and summer colors! White, hot pink, yellow (swoon), reds, bright blue, and the pastels. I FEEL different in the same dress in different colors! And matching shoes, purse OMG! Bliss!
Why Is This So Much FUN?!??!!!!!
So all this stuff is pre selected and at the ready.
Then there is the all over shaving. If you do this you know the sensuousness of the slip, the liners, the stockings. Nuff said there.
Then the foundation garments. I LOVE a corset. I love the weight of the forms. I love the padded panties. Because my gravity becomes so much different. Going on my world changes, coming off it changes again. And I have to stand, walk, sit different with and without. I experience life, just being, from a new perspective. An adventure!
So as I get ready I begin to see and feel a change in me. I relax and the alpha M goes in to the background. The other side of the ying/yang comes to the fore. And I start smiling near the end. OMG I am completely AMAZED at the totally different way I look! But it takes a LOT of steps. And most of it is in the eyes. There is where I really see the change! And once I glue on the eyelashes, I can FEEL the change!
The last thing I do are my nails. It takes about 30 minutes to do my nails.
Then I go OUT the door. And the first time I get the breeze on my legs, the change in temperatures from my head to my toes with or without a breeze, OMG! I LOVE THIS!
And then I get around twelve hours of enfemme time.
I have a HUGE wardrobe and this is the only way I will get to experience it all. And I added a red ¾ sleeve bodycon dress, a green one, a tiered string skirt, and a lavender handkerchief gown to my collection this last weekend. Oh and a silver coarse weave skirt suit with silver metallic threads running through it. I am SO happy and SO conscious that I must STOP buying clothes! Even though everything was very much on sale!
Because the last Grand Illusions get together was a Spring Pink theme, I kept my makeup lighter. Unfortunately the lighter makeup fades out in the camera. But I felt good and to me I looked good (enough). So for better or worse, this is sort of what I looked like. You can see some of the photos were with the flash which really washes out the already light makeup. Pink just does not show up well. I am going to have to experiment with more pink colors to see which show up the best.
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