And at the post office, none of the customers seemed to indicate that they saw me as anything but what I appeared to be...a somewhat outdated-looking older woman taking care of her business. That's the way it should be...
Next day, I stopped at the grocery store, and passed a number of folks (both genders) who didn't so much as glance at me. Capris and flats did help, but still, there was no sign of any double-takes or second guesses. At check out, the clerk had no hesitation...I was a female. And the person in line behind me had no issue with that.
While in the vicinity of the local mall, I decided to visit Claire's (for those not familiar with them, a cheap earring and other accoutrements shop). I don't visit often, but in a stirrup-pants-turtleneck tunic-and-flats outfit, I got the urge to drop in. Once again, they had a small clip-on earring display. I looked it over, and found an interesting dangly pair...which called my name...and said "buy me!" That's a call I find hard to resist. So I took out my wallet and sprung for them.
The feeling of long, dangly earrings moving around as I go about my business is intoxicating. Now I can't wait to find a time to go somewhere in a skirt, wearing these new accoutrements! But that will have to wait for later in the new year...photo above.
So, how would they look with this outfit? It's an old dress, and very comfortable. I've been wearing the outfit around the house. Is this something I might want to try on my next train trip? The dress is long enough to be modest, but super easy to wear...and if it's during warm weather, a short sleeve blouse would work well.
And then yesterday, with me in androgynous mode at the nursing home as usual, one of the staff members (whom I thought knew I was a guy) carried on a conversation with me, using female forms of address. Needless to say, I didn't object...nor did I correct her. When we parted, she said "Have a good day, Ma'am."
She knew how to "make my day...and week!"