I did it. Yep. No denying it.
New Year's Day, I decided that I'm going to spend the day dressed up.
The back story: We've been on a bit of a spending spree lately. We have bought items from auction houses for about 30 years to resell. One of the auction houses we've dealt with has stopped selling loose item lots and stopped doing live, in-person auctions while shifting to a focus on higher end estate liquidations and online auctions of return items from companies like Amazon and retail returns from places like Target or Kohls. We've bought one pallet lot from Liquidation dot com and made some money from the things we'd purchased.
Some of the items we recently purchased were a size 2x maroon dress and a shoulder length red/orange wig. This, along with nylons, heeled sandals and massive breast forms was what I wore to my ex-wife's house for the annual celebration. It was nice. It was fun. I was comfortable. In attendance were: my ex, her gentleman friend and the two adult offspring. My ex asked if I was uncomfortable in the nylons. I wasn't. She also said that my legs looked great in the hosiery. I think my youngest got my legs! Their legs are shaped the same as mine. The five of us all enjoyed the afternoon and evening. I will say that to the kids, I'm still Dad. To the ex-wife and her gentleman friend, I'm not known as Heather but rather my birth name. Yes, it was odd/weird to be called that while wearing a nice dress... but I believe no evil intent was meant by it. When I was getting ready, I made a point of not taking any male clothes. I could have no backup plan and no way to chicken out. I had my dress, a cape to keep me warm and my back-up clothes were leggings, my oversized top and a pair of flats. She had told me to wear whatever I was comfortable wearing. I did and wll again in the future..
Another thing, my current wife and I are going to therapy. We both have things that need to be worked on so we decided to try to seek a way to resolve the things that are amiss. In the interest of honesty and openness with our therapist, I told her about my life as Heather. At this week's session, I chose to wear the same clothes I wore to Christmas. My wife was a bit uncomfortable because she's not sure leggings are ever appropriate plus she thinks I was too visible...Black leggings with a long shirt, my parts should be pretty well concealed. I told the therapist about going to the New Year party and she said Heather needs to come to the next session. I am all for that idea but my wife may be unsure ...