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The summer drought of dressing begins

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(@davinaes)
Estimable Member     El Segundo, California, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

Hey Ladies,

Just dropping a quick post to state I need to "live" through your experiences for the next few months.  My kids are out of school for the summer and my normal Friday "dress time" while working from home is temporarily paused. I'm bummed because I just purchased a nice short sleeve dress and 3-inch open toe heels for the summer.  The outfit will have to wait until they return to school.   Hope everyone has an enjoyable summer. 

Davina

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(@juliarey)
Joined: 2 years ago

Honorable Member     Somewhere between Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America
Posts: 208

@davinaes I don't understand kids today.  When I was growing up, we were just about anywhere except around the house during the summer.  Are your kids old enough to go somewhere for a couple hours unchaperoned?

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(@davinaes)
Joined: 2 years ago

Estimable Member     El Segundo, California, United States of America
Posts: 59

@juliarey 

Julia,

I agree with you about kids these days.  Growing up, I was the same as you. Only rule was to be home by the time the street lights went on.  Our kids are older and they have random schedules during the summer the sports activities and hanging out with friends.

Davina

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Baroness
(@annaredhead)
Joined: 4 months ago

Prominent Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 414

@davinaes Is there a stealth option possible? Or going for a makeover day?

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(@davinaes)
Joined: 2 years ago

Estimable Member     El Segundo, California, United States of America
Posts: 59

@annaredhead

Anna,

My stealth option in my underdressing while at work.  My wife and I are very involved with our kids activities so taking off for a makeover would be a bit challenging.

Davina

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(@Anonymous 96745)
Joined: 1 month ago

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Posts: 8

@davinaes While this indeed a disappointing time, I think it's important to bear in mind that neither clothing nor makeup nor hair make you the woman you are - that part comes from within and is free!

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Duchess
(@kdmon)
Joined: 4 years ago

Reputable Member     Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America
Posts: 352

@davinaes Just think how good it will be when you're finally able to. Sounds like a nice outfit you just bought

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Lady
(@chanel)
Joined: 7 months ago

Reputable Member     New Jersey, United States of America
Posts: 165

@davinaes I respect your decision! Sacrifice is hard but you’re a good father to your children and you are placing them first.

 

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(@amydoll)
Joined: 5 months ago

Estimable Member     Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 63

@davinaes I'm with you there hun as in a couple of weeks I'll be in the same boat 😭

I think we need to form a support group or something for all of us who have the long summer ahead...

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(@lyndajones)
Joined: 3 years ago

Reputable Member     Kingsport, Tennessee, United States of America
Posts: 278

@davinaes Panting my house in this hot weather I am wearing Booty Jean Short w/ a thong feels so nice when what little breeze we have blows up my shorts. Today 95  c35

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(@lauren114)
Joined: 12 months ago

Noble Member     Connecticut, United States of America
Posts: 724

@davinaes I always hate when I have a drought for whatever reasons.   Hopefully, the weather will stay warm and you'll be able to get into that nice new dress and heels.   I'm less likely to wear a dress in summer for some reason but I just love a nice summer print shift dress and a cute pair of mules!

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 Lacy
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(@rholtman96)
Reputable Member     Lincoln city, Oregon, United States of America
Joined: 1 year ago

I feel your pain, we took in our two grandsons when thier parents died so I had to take a 9yr hiatus from dressing.(we live in a very small house) so I just stopped for awhile. It's like riding a bicycle it all comes back with a rush. But when you take a break that long the main problem is that your clothes are all out of style, oh well, it's another good excuse to shop.

Lacy

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Baroness
(@chrisfp99)
Joined: 1 year ago

Noble Member     London , Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 827

Oh Lacy, I am so sorry for your loss honey. Brings things into perspective. Sounds like you have opportunities to dress again now. Never goes away does it? Hugs to you lovely xx. 

 
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 Lacy
Duchess
(@rholtman96)
Joined: 1 year ago

Reputable Member     Lincoln city, Oregon, United States of America
Posts: 115

@chrisfp99 The desire to dress never goes away it just lies dormant and comes back even stronger when it reemerges. I now have every opportunity to dress as I live at least 2hrs away from the chance drop in visit. Thank you for your kind words, it's been over 10yrs and still hurts when we think about it which thankfully is less often with the passage of time.

Lacy

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(@chrisfp99)
Joined: 1 year ago

Noble Member     London , Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 827

Bless you Lacy xx.

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 Lea
Lady
(@lea-jhene)
Noble Member     California, United States of America
Joined: 8 years ago

Would you covertly have a dress up session, like faking a long visit to the bathroom!?

Would you underdress (like wear a dress under shirt and jeans) to sneak out of the house and then change somewhere quickly to run some errands en femme?

Sorry for being the encouraging bad girl. Those were ways I get through dressing droughts.

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2497

Posted by: @lea-jhene

Would you underdress (like wear a dress under shirt and jeans) to sneak out of the house and then change somewhere quickly to run some errands en femme?

Not exactly that way, but close enough.

When I was testing walking around my neighbourhood in the middle of the night, I would ball up, say, a dress and hide it under my arm so that security cameras wouldn't see it. Then, once I was outside, I knew of a few dark corners where I could safely change.

It added a bit of risk, true, but I never got caught doing it.

 

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 Lea
Lady
(@lea-jhene)
Joined: 8 years ago

Noble Member     California, United States of America
Posts: 879

@harriette I've so been tempted to do that exact thing, but the fear of getting arrested for the wrong kind of public violation scared me off. Instead, I've boldly put on a pair of heels, walked to get the mail, and even strolled around the neighborhood. The camera footage would be interesting to see. I do know that at night, many cameras can't capture the details of a moving object.

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2497

@lea-jhene I am not sure why you could be arrested. Having a moustache while wearing a dress? Doesn't sound right. I wasn't trespassing, so...

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 Lea
Lady
(@lea-jhene)
Joined: 8 years ago

Noble Member     California, United States of America
Posts: 879

@harriette Changing clothes in public.... I worry someone might think I was doing worse. I was once parked in my car, changing my top (from fem to male to go home), when a security car pulled up close to me to see what was going on. My heart raced, I was scared for no legal reason, but I knew I don't ever want to be in that situation again.

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(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2497

@lea-jhene I can understand that. My excursions were much more secluded and, therefore, less risky

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(@dave_millmanyahoo-com)
Joined: 5 years ago

    Illinois, United States of America
Posts: 3

@lea-jhene 

i'm heather. i'm new. hi lea

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(@dave_millmanyahoo-com)
Joined: 5 years ago

    Illinois, United States of America
Posts: 3

i'm not sure how this works???

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(@dave_millmanyahoo-com)
Joined: 5 years ago

    Illinois, United States of America
Posts: 3

you there?

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 Lea
Lady
(@lea-jhene)
Joined: 8 years ago

Noble Member     California, United States of America
Posts: 879

@dave_millmanyahoo-com Hi Heather and Welcome!!! This part is very visible to others in the forum. You can message anyone, like me, directly.

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Baroness
(@chrisfp99)
Joined: 1 year ago

Noble Member     London , Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 827

Hey Heather. Your best opening gambit is to pop a post in the Introductions forum telling us a little about yourself. Also put some details in your profile, as the girls here often look there to find out about you. We'd love to hear a bit more about yourself xx.

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Lady
(@susanzed)
Estimable Member     North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Joined: 5 years ago

As one of my children is homeschooled I have an agreement with my SO that occasionally she will take the kids out for the day, or go on short breaks with them and if neither is practical I have a fund to use an hotel for a couple of days every few months.

 

Susan

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(@ab123)
Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 years ago

Summer? I am waiting for it to start as we here are yet to have any length of sun and warm weather...

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(@rebeccabaxter)
Joined: 6 months ago

Noble Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 396

@ab123 

I know, it's been rubbish so far, I'm still wearing a coat out.

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(@davinaes)
Joined: 2 years ago

Estimable Member     El Segundo, California, United States of America
Posts: 59

@ab123 

Angela,

I may have spoken to soon about it being summer. We live in SoCal along the coast and I thought it was getting warmer only to have our typical “June Gloom” set in.  For the past few weeks, it was so foggy during the night the ground looked like it had rained.  Have not seen the sun except for a few hours in the late afternoon before sunset.  With our extremely hot days ahead, we soon will be wishing for the cooler fall days.

Davina 

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(@michellemybell)
Honorable Member     Clearwater, Florida, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

I can relate since we spend the summers with our grandchildren close by and they can and do stop by unannounced at all hours so Michelle goes into hibernation for the summer.  It's a sacrifice but one I am happy to do for my grandkids.  

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Topic starter
(@davinaes)
Estimable Member     El Segundo, California, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

Hey ladies,

Thanks for all the responses.  I was traveling with the family for the last 2.5 weeks. No Davina time, we were with a tour group in Japan.  Had fun admiring all the outfits the Japanese women wore. Was drawn towards the professional outfits which were typically a pencil skirt and button down blouse. Also envious they were easily 150 pounds lighter than me. I lost some weight with all the walking we did, but not enough to recreate their slim physique.  

Two more months of the summer dressing drought to go. 

Davina

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