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another clothing rant
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So what i didn't write yesterday because i was cranky is that we're finally moving out. In a week's time we'll be leaving Jewtown for Greektown, going from upper to lower middle class, mansion to basement. But it's going to be our basement. We will no longer have a Wal-Mart within walking distance, but we will have restaurants, fruit stores and 7/11s. It's pretty exciting!

That also means tonight is the last time i feel obligated to go to a Friday night dinner. No doubt we'll be expected to turn up to many more, but living over an hour away on public transport is a reasonable excuse to miss a random dinner. J looks very pretty tonight and wants me to get dressed up too, but it's summer for fuck's sake.

Since 2001 i've had people try to get me to broaden my clothing horizons. Exes, friends, a bride, my dad, even my grandmother-in-law. And every time i go shopping miserable and every time i come out with something that i'm sure makes me look gorgeous in theory and every time i wear it once or twice for them and then it's back to tank tops.

The dirty secret they don't tell you at trannie school is that most women's clothing just isn't comfortable. If you try run for the subway or do pretty much anything active shit snags or restricts you or falls off because it's designed to be tip-toed around in like some goddamn princess. If you go out in the sun or work up a sweat in other ways it clings and doesn't hang right any more. When you're bloated, something that used to fit suddenly doesn't. It fucking sucks. I mean it's bad enough you gotta start with wearing the most uncomfortable piece of clothing ever invented (a bra), much less cover it up with even more uncomfortable stuff. I don't care if i look like a million bucks, just because it's not leaving physical marks doesn't mean it's any less torture. They should fucking waterboard Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Though actually i love haute couture. Vogue was my favorite magazine back before the days of me doing everything on the internet. But that's about the photography and the models and the colors and the lines - it's art, it's not really supposed to be practical. Fucking Old Navy, on the other hand, that's supposed to be comfortable, right? Maybe it is and it's just my oogly ogre body that makes clothes that are comfortable on everyone else uncomfortable on me.

You know, for my wedding i made the sacrifice to wear something not 100% comfortable because i wanted to have hot photos (and what a waste of time that turned out to be). For something important like a job interview or for a photo shoot i would do it again. But to get dressed up in uncomfortable bullshit every day, or even every Friday night... Man, i prefer to make myself look good with make-up and hair (when i can afford it). Right now i'm wearing my "bad" bra because the good one is in the laundry. It's making me want to kill someone. If i had to wear some silky form-fitted bullshit on top i think i'd end the spree by topping myself too. Motherfuck.
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I think they DO teach you that shit in tranny school, but you skipped that grade. People who transition as adults usually have to "live" as the gender their transitioning to for a while before surgery, which includes wearing heals and short, tight skirts.

but last night i spent an hour trying to find an appropriate bra-blouse interview combo. i've become a big fan of the tank top with the built in shelf bra.

Hey, i spent 9 months in "real life test"! Actually the first month i had this outfit i'll never forget because i had my passport photo taken in it - charcoal gray pencil skirt, cream knit turtleneck tank, black jacket, thigh high pantyhose, buckled shoes... I think i looked like my grandmother. It was itchy and my knees got cold.

Tank top with built-in bra is awesome if you have the right boob size for it. With a smart jacket over the top you can kinda get away with it for work too.

see? they did teach you that in tranny school! you just didn't believe them.

The shelf bra tank top is also great under a lacy top.

The dirty secret they don't tell you at trannie school is that most women's clothing just isn't comfortable.

No shit. Plus, most of it was invented by men! And while I love looking all smokin' in high heels and can just about rung a fuckin' marathon in those things, don't get me staretd about the pain!!

But thank's for the laugh in that respect. I guess that you just end up thinking (for most of us) that the looking good bit outweighs everything else. Til we get home that is. Then it's trackkie dak cenrtal sister!.

And I can't spell for shit today. Please ignore/bleep all spelling and grammatical errors. My excuse is that it's SATURDAY (aka Caturday in certain circles).

I wonder if i'm just so arrogant i feel like i can get away with not dressing up to look good, or if it's just plain old laziness heheh

Hey - congratulations on getting your own place!

God I love your posts.

Thanks :) It really hit me today when we went to get the internet hooked up (go figure). I'm so excited!!

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