Allison M.

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

Random fashion stuff (12/14/2017 edition)

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Some relatively quick fashion tidbits to share with you, starting with this tweet I shared with the world last weekend:

In what may be the strangest (to me, at least) holiday dress I’ve ever seen, this display at Windsor in the West Towne Mall featured a strapless gown decked out entirely in pine tree needles.  Clearly, this is meant to be a seasonal window display, one meant to encourage shoppers to check out their store.  But if one were to actually wear this to a holiday party… well, for sure, it would be quite the statement-making eye-catcher, one that would be sure to strike up a few conversations about the wear being “fashion forward.”  However, there would be issues with sitting down (“OuchOuchOuch!”), not to mention shedding needles (“Would someone please bring over the broom and dustpan?  Or better yet, the vacuum cleaner.”).

I tweeted out that photo during what I think is the perfect holiday shopping weekend, the one that’s two weekends before the Christmas holiday.  It’s the kind of shopping season weekend that, while it’s definitely busy, doesn’t have the same ginormously hustle-bustle atmosphere as one would find the weekend of Thanksgiving or the final weekend before Christmas.  It allows one to just not think too much about actual shopping, either because they’ve done their shopping already or are putting it off until the last minute (I’m usually of the latter), but instead allows them to really take in the long-established atmosphere of the shopping season and the merriment it’s meant to foster.

That “middle weekend” of the shopping season also allows one to just window shop, as I (mostly) did on that Saturday.  And while the above tweet was the only window display I snapped a pic of that day (since the Paul Marts of the world don’t take too kindly towards shutterbugs in front of store windows), at least my mind has a camera that can commit what I saw at the store to memory.  One such item I spotted at H&M and was able to find on its website is this long turtleneck sweater.  It’s not only long-sleeved, off-white, and comfy, but it goes well with pants, leggings, or whatever you wish to pair it with.  Plus, note the very long slit on one side, which gives this sweater a daring design.


Another item I saw on H&M’s website and may have also spotted at the store is this fitted dress spotted at H&M.  It’s silver in color, has a low-cut V-neck, has a great shimmer, and its front seam is topped with a bow right at the waist.  Nice and festive for whatever holiday to-do is on your schedule… and unlike a certain dress shown above, you can sit down in it and not shed any needles.


And as it is prone to do when talking up anything fashion, my mind wandered to other things fashion-related on the internet.  Like, say, shoes.  Er, excuse me, footwear.  As in, which is where I spotted this photo of Zendaya walking down a London street.  Yes, the burgundy leather jacket and print dress are stunning, but they’re nicely paired with a pair of gold peep-toe sandals.  Burgundy and gold are colors that go very well together… and in a way, they’re great colors for a great holiday season ensemble, just replacing the bold crimson with a similar shade of red.

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).

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