Sunday, April 28, 2019

Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

My grocery shopping outfit!
My grocery shopping outfit!
Two days out as a woman in the same week was a rare and wonderful experience. And it will take more than one blog posting to tell you all about it, so bear with me.

Before I get into the details, I want to mention how supportive my wife has become. She does not bat an eye when I tell her I have plans as a woman. Although she still can't get over the time and effort I put into my femulation, she heaps praise on me when I show her how I look for each outing. And so it goes.

Thursday's plans were to have lunch with four trans girls I have known like forever and then do some shopping.

The weather was on the cool side, so I wore the same sweater dress I wore in January when I attended the Prudential Financial dinner.

Lunch was at an old Victorian house that had been converted into a restaurant. I had never dined there, but the other girls have and found that the staff was accepting. The staff treated us respectfully, but I noticed that the other diners noticed us.

You could not help noticing us. All of us are tall and some of us have voices that are decidedly manly.   So any civilian that looked twice could figure us out and many reacted that they did figure us out. Nothing untoward — just a lot of stares and amused looks, but it shook my confidence and I thought about abandoning the rest of my plans and return home.

I reconsidered when I realized that I was so close to the store I had to go to that it would be silly to drive back in boy mode on Friday. So I drove to Shop Rite to buy dog food and a gift card.

Although I was overdressed for grocery shopping, no one paid any attention to me. Perusing the pet aisle, I came out empty-handed because they did not have the brand of dog food I wanted, so I sashayed over to the customer service desk to buy the gift card.

I waited in line while a guy cashed in his winning lottery ticket and then it was my turn. The woman at the customer service desk was friendly and handled my request in an efficient manner without giving any indication that she knew that I was femulating. So I returned to my car with renewed confidence and proceeded to the nearby Stop & Shop to continue my quest for dog food.

No luck at Stop & Shop and no indication that anyone knew I was femulating... I was just an old woman who lived for shoes. Which just goes to show you that passing/blending when out in a group is much more difficult than being out solo.

This Stop & Shop was next door to the roz&Ali (nee Dressbarn) that I frequented when I was employed, so I decided to visit the store, say hello to the sales reps who knew me well and maybe find something that fits.

I walked in, began perusing the racks and the store manager, who I have known like forever, approached me and we got caught up since it was almost a year since I had last seen her. As she asked me if there was anything in particular I was looking for, I saw a dress on display to die for and said, "I love that dress."

She said that she was almost sold out and did not think I had any in my size, but she took that back when I told her I'm a size 14 and sometimes a 12 now. She found a 12 and a 14 and escorted me to the dressing room.

The 12 was a little tight, but the 14 was just right, so I opened my purse and bought the dress that I intend to wear to my high school reunion, if I decide to go as a woman.

Source: New York & Company
Wearing New York & Company (Source: New York & Company)

Bert Wheeler
📺 Bert Wheeler femulating in the 1931 film Peach-O-Reno.


  1. you can be a little overdressed for grocery shopping if you only get one or two things, it looks like "I am on my way to an appointment, but I just needed to pick up this one thing which can sit in the car" and it looks like a side errand while you were nearby. Doesn't work with $150 in meats, veggies and fruit filling your cart..... also if there are a lot of 9-5 businesses nearby, at 5:30 you are simply the office manager on her way home from work.... not so much at 2:30 and you buying frozen stuff that needs to go home now.

  2. Sounds like a very successful trip out femulating! I wish I had the courage. You certainly looked wonderful.

    BTW Peach-O-Reno was just on TCM. Bert Wheeler femulates for about half the movie and looks pretty good. The movie itself is kind of a screwball comedy, lots pretty GG's and corny jokes.

  3. If one is overdressed at the grocery store, and somehow you wish to justify your image, just include a nice bottle of wine in the order. NOW you are OVERDRESSED and HEADED TO A PARTY. V.