Monday, January 29, 2024

A Monday Mix

Got Velcro?
Velcro to the Rescue

I recently purchased a wrap dress online. It fit fine, but when I sat down, the snap that held the wrap in place would pop open and the portion of the dress under wrap would gradually become loose and the dress would unwrap. The problem is that the snap is tiny and does not have much holding power. And/or when I sat down, my voluptuous figure bulged just enough to open the snap.

A button in place of the snap would solve the problem, but I don’t know how to make a button hole, so that solution is not a solution.

A few years ago, I had a similar situation with a different wrap dress and I fixed the problem with Velcro – the kind with a sticky back that adheres to just about everything. So I cut a quarter inch piece, then attached the Velcro pieces next to the male and female parts of the snap. Then I put the dress on, sat down and the snap and Velcro combination held.

Wrinkles Be Gone

As an Avon Lady, I sample a lot of Avon products. One that I am raving about these days is Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment. I apply it every morning after cleansing my face, but before I apply moisturizer and I am ecstatic over the results. 

According to the product blurb, “Clinically shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just days.” And it’s true. Days after I started using the product, I noticed that the wrinkles around my eyes lessened and now they are for all purposes gone – I have to look real close to find them.


For years, I’ve heard that crossdressing is popular in Japan. I don’t know how popular, but Mikki and Paula alerted me to a YouTube video that explores some of the Japanese crossdressing culture. The video is interesting and worth watching (it’s only 5 minutes long). Click here to view it.

Source: StyleWe
Wearing StyleWe

Jennifer AKA J.J. Atwell
Jennifer AKA J.J. Atwell of "Stuff" fame


  1. Just so you know, “otokonoko” written in Japanese as 男の娘 literally means “male daughter” and is play on the word 男の子, also pronounced “otokonoko”, which means “boy” or “male child”. There are other words in the Japanese language to mean “crossdresser”, but the one I see most often is 女装 (pronounced, “jo soh”) meaning “female clothes” or for a man, “crossdressing”. If you search YouTube using 女装, you will find a number of videos of young men crossdressing and in some cases, walking through a city dressed as a woman during the daytime.

  2. The studio mentioned in the YouTube video is on instagram @studio_raar if you want to check out their work.

  3. Returning to a subject much beloved by us all here, the all-boys Komaba High School in Tokyo does stage the Miss Tsukukoma womanless beauty pageant each year as part of it’s cultural festival.

    1. I knew I went to the wrong high school Paula G

  4. I'm Praying for you Stan , that you would read the Gospel and repent of Femulating and follow Jesus Christ because I CARE for your Soul .