Allison M.

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

Tank top, jacket, & leopard print skirt


What do you think when you see this photo of yours truly?

Tank top & leopard print skirt

Yeah, you’re probably thinking, “Gee, Allison doesn’t look very stunning when she’s all tarted up like this.”  And you know what?  I think you’re right.  Pairing this tank top with this leopard print spandex skirt I found a while back in the retro section at Ragstock, then topping it off with this stringy red hairdo does not make me the most glamorous crossdresser on the planet.

But there are two things that, to me, make this look awesome, in my opinion.  First is the message on the tank top (you can see it in the featured image at the top of this post).  When I saw it at… well, let’s not say where I saw it, but when I did, I got a kick out of the message.  Saying “I’m not like the other girls” doesn’t mean I’m one to use my *ahem* extra features to create lots of sex appeal, that’s for sure.  (Come on, get your minds out of the gutter; I’m not that kind of a girl.)  But there’s something empowering about this message.  I’m more than the clothes I wear or the physical features I possess.  I can think for myself; I can communicate (well, type my thoughts) in a decent way; I can show compassion for others; and I can do, feel, and say other things that probably haven’t occurred to me yet.  It’s for those reasons that this message can apply to any woman of any type anywhere.  Just as I’m a unique girl, other girls are unique in their own way.  Let that thought sit in your mind for a spell (or longer).

Now that the message part is out of the way, here’s something else that, in hindsight, makes the outfit rock:

Tank top, leopard print skirt, and leather jacket

Not too long ago, I also found this leather motorcycle-style jacket at Ragstock.  Well, it’s faux leather, to be honest, but it rocks just the same (and at around $35, it’s quite affordable).  I’m one who can’t have enough leather in her closet.  Yeah, I may not wear leather every day, but it’s still something you can rock in one form or another any time of the year (though mainly in the cooler months, I admit).  This particular leather jacket adds fierceness to my sexy (well, faux sexy) look.  What I didn’t do was zip up the front (the zipper is asymmetrical) and secured the attached belt; had I done so, it would’ve looked so rockin’.  But that’s probably another photo session and another post — which I may have to do as I think there’s a bit of versatility in this jacket that lets it add an edginess to just about any outfit, from sleek and sexy to conservative.

Oh, you’ll notice I have my handbag with me and I’m standing in my backyard.  I really felt daring and confident on this particular Sunday (the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend when I also put on this dress), so I repeated my stunt of 6 years ago (which I recounted here) and went to the McDonald’s drive thru, tried on my best attempt at a feminine voice, and ordered a McFlurry ice cream.  (What can I say?  I was hungry, and I love ice cream.)  It made me really happy that, just like 6 years ago, nobody at the McDonald’s windows batted an eye or gave pause when serving to a guy in a skirt, leather jacket, and slutty(?) hairdo.  Or so I believe.

For the record, I do have a couple other pics in this awesome outfit, including one of me standing outside my back door which I absolutely love!  Check ’em out on my Flickr feed.  Thanks for viewing and reading!


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).

3 thoughts on “Tank top, jacket, & leopard print skirt

  1. Hi Allison, Love the look. Not like all the other girls yet a very presentable and attractive girl to be sure. The leather suits you.
    If you are uncomfortable with the following question then please delete it or ignore it. I know the clothes, makeup and accoutrements are important to us but I am sure our crossdressing is far more meaningful than the sum total of just what we wear. So, How does crossdressing enrich the life of Allison the complete person, of Allison who is the sum of your girl mode and your boy mode?
    Thanks again for your interesting posts.


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