Allison M.

A crossdresser's thoughts on life, fashion, fabulousness, and (oh yeah) dressing up

#ThrowbackThursday: Auburn hair, pink top, and a resemblance


Time again for me to fire up the Wayback Machine to 5 years ago, when I got all dolled up, went way outside of my house, and snapped this pic:

Nature trail in pink top & jeans

That’s me, striking a pose on a walking trail about half a mile from my apartment one very warm afternoon/early evening in late July.  I had just recently bought the wig, which has an auburn color and a “romantic” style (or so the packaging said).  Going the “let’s go casual because it’s a Saturday in late July” route, I paired the new hair with a bright pink top and trusty jeans.  Going a little further and taking a “let’s dress up in a public place” route, I went to a nearby park and, with my trusty digital camera and a lawn chair in two, snapped some photos.

Since I’m one who’s more comfortable crossdressing in private, going en femme in the great wide open is always a real dare for me, and it’s always a thrill when I fulfill the urge to do so.  On this particular day, I wondered about how many passers by I would encounter on this trail.  I imagine it was the heat or the time of day or even where I was on the trail, but not a single person passed me by.  Heck, there were a lot more mosquitoes on the trail that evening than there were human beings. (Note to self: Bring insect repellent for the next photo session in a park in summertime.)  Not dealing with passers by actually helped my self-confidence a little bit, so much so that after I was finished with the photo session, I drove over to McDonalds, pulled up to the drive-thru speaker, and ordered a ice cream treat in my best (less than perfect) attempt at a female voice.  The folks in the window didn’t even bat an eye when I pulled up.  How cool is that?

More lasting than any trepidation I had beforehand or any ice cream headache I had afterwards is what I realized when moving the above pic to my computer.  The way my hair was styled and the profile I give to the camera made me realize… oh, my goodness, I resemble my mother.  Or, at least I resemble how my mother looked in her yearbook photo her senior year of high school (Class of 1965, if you’re wondering).  The strange thing is before I first saw the results of this photo, I never thought I had inherited my mom’s looks, let alone any resemblance of my mom’s side of the family, even when previously dressing up as female and getting a good look at myself in the mirror.  If anything, I thought I inherited my birth father’s looks.  There’s actually a photo of my birth father as an 8-year-old the day of his communion; he was a spitting image of how I looked when I was 8 years old.  Just goes to show how much your looks can change when donning clothing of the opposite gender.

I’ll actually throw in another photo from that evening:  Here’s me in a lawn chair on that same trail, waiving to the camera.  Notice I’m wearing my everyday eye glasses.  I can’t see without my glasses (unisex frames, believe it or not), but I think I look more feminine without them, so I just take them off and put them to the side when dressed up and taking photos (even if I have to squint to make out where the camera is).  With these glasses and wig on, I think I may resemble my mother these days; she wears glasses as well.  Again, it’s amazing what you can see when you dress up and look in the mirror (or at your selfies); you never realize the family resemblance you inherit.

Nature trail in pink top & jeans


Author: Allison M.

A part of the trans community ("cross-dresser" is the term that applies to me) who finds themselves much more expressive and somewhat more confident when presenting in a feminine persona. An admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly (LGBT or otherwise). Someone who tries to be witty and unique, but is not even remotely perverted or a pariah (I am a real human being, just like you). Using various writing styles on this blog to communicate thoughts and feelings concerning my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large (and maybe impressing my high school creative writing teacher who deservedly gave me middling grades).

4 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday: Auburn hair, pink top, and a resemblance

  1. Work it! Fabulous auburn hair; it brings out your lipstick. 🙂

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  2. Wow you’re cute.


  3. Pingback: Tank top, jacket, & leopard print skirt | Allison M.

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