Friday, January 24, 2020

Fry Day

This is why you feel discouraged when you try on clothes

By Ginger Burr at Total Image Consultants

Here's the free webinar link mentioned at the end of the video:

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Laser Hair Removal: Everything You Need to Know

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When I was a kid, I thought Friday was so-called because that was the day of the week that Catholic kids like me had fried fish for supper.

Source: JustFab
Wearing JustFab

Eldorado in Berlin, circa 1930
Male and female patrons at Eldorado in Berlin, circa 1930


  1. YUP! Same here for that Friday explanation.
    WEDNESDAY was indeed (Prince)Spaghetti Day! Up and down the block...
    05:22Z on 01/24/

  2. I remember as a kid our family had fish on Fridays, not that we were Roman Catholic; we were Presbyterians and my dad was a Presbyterian minister. So there was no religious obligation to do so but it was the thing to do.

  3. If you're finally deciding to remove your beard, do it before you have a pacemaker/defibrillator installed! I was already not a good candidate for laser hair removal because I had red hair and I went out of contention when my beard turned white. Apparently the electrolysis gadget has magnets or some other device that can't be used around a pacemaker. I'll continue to help keep the razor industry in business.

    1. On the other hand I don't have a beard shadow since I have a ruddy complexion and my whiskers are grey. Thanks to M2F HRT I have been on my whiskers are not so bristly. I can go at least a day without shaving and my whiskers are not visible.

  4. When I was buying clothing either on line or carrying them home without trying them on I was unhappy with them (me?) most of the time. But I know how setting expectations, especially high ones, can take away from my actual perception of what I'm going to see.

    I started not setting expectations as a subscriber to the Arena Stage theater in DC many years ago. They had a wonderful resident company and always had good, challenging plays each season. But I found myself being disappointed when certain actors were in lesser roles, rather than starring. I read something from the British theater that said, "There are no small roles in theater" and I stopped setting expectations before attending plays. Almost immediately I found myself enjoying the plays more and getting more out of the play because my pea brain wasn't occupied with that expectation business. I applied it to movies -- it worked. I applied it to my business dealings it worked!

    But when it came to looking at myself in a mirror with a new dress or garment on I looked at myself more harshly. I think part of it had to do with my visualization of me in those clothes as opposed to seeing the sometimes scary results in the mirror. Also, returning garments is a pain in the ass. So I worked at combining my "no expectations" approach with coming to grips with reality.

    I'm a man a dress. The best I can hope for is to look like that man is wearing a very nice dress and doing it with some style. If I can then somewhat enhance that "style" with cosmetics and nice hair I can further disguise that man in the mirror. If I am to venture out I need to carry myself in such a way that I don't bring undue attention to myself.

    I decided to stop shopping where I couldn't try my clothes on and found the Avenue shops. At first I "slipped" into a dressing room and tried a couple garments on. "Not bad", and I bought them. The saleslady told me, "You don't have to sneak into a room, just ask us to open one up for you. We value you as a customer". Later I found Catherine's and built some confidence. That led to returning to Macy's and acting like I deserved to try clothes before buying them. I didn't ask, I just went in. I looked at my selections in terms of how they looked on me and nothing else. I also have a good hair stylist and a wonderful makeup artist at a local MAC store. No particular expectations and no ridiculous comparisons. I don't think I'm more-- or less -- than I am and I enjoy being a nicely turned out "man in a dress".

  5. 'THIS' is why I was discouraged buying clothes.....
    Purchasing 'boy/man' clothes was always an anxiety trip resulting a totally flattened, despondent, depressed self image, especially when I shopped with Mom for my clothes. Mom had HORRIBLE taste in 'boys dept' clothing, especially when we were in the 'bargain basement', due to budget restrictions. Mom had great taste in my older sisters clothes--go figure. Never had the urge to try on her stuff....
    As I am retired, my 'man clothing' collections' is almost strictly 'grunge'--jeans, jeans shorts, Docksiders, hiking boots, 'Mack Trucks' ball cap, T-shirts ,ect...which is often a ploy to distract 'speculations of wealth'. I have two Man Suits-- both from a thrift store (perfect fit--$10.00), more as a symbol of protest and 'FU' to corporate America--as I am retired. The suits are for funerals, ect...

    OTOH, I own PLENTY of WOMENS SUITS! Pinstripe suit coats with matching knee length skirt, paired with satin blouse...--yummy!
    But NOW, EVERYONE (mostly the ladies shopping along side of me, as well as the wives of fellow members of our CD/TG support group) appreciates my taste in 'gurl clothes'. I often shop for my wife and can pick her size and taste-- and she LOVES IT! Yet, she has not 'figured it out' why.

  6. Sales pictures of clothes are designed to show them to their best advantage
    That is why they look better than they really are
    Real estate agents and holiday company brochures are the same

  7. Luv that white outfit.. oh my! sara