Over the past month and a half, I have had a few more opportunities to go out en femme. After an unusually cold spring, the weather has finally warmed up a lot in Toronto, and that meant all my summer clothes now have a chance to see the light of day. For example, this nice dress on the right was purchased online from Beyond the Rack. It’s comfortable (albeit the fabric was a bit flimsy), flirty (not that I am flirting with anyone), and I feel young wearing it. But the most surprising part is that—as one online friend pointed out—the dress makes me look pregnant! Of course, I as a transwoman I can’t possibly be pregnant, unless I have been utterly unaware of advancements in the state-of-the-art in medical science. But anything less than implanting an uterus inside of me, Kate will never be pregnant. The reason that it made me look pregnant is becaue the dress is a bit tighter just below the bust, and just below the bust is, well, my gut. I felt somewhat self-conscious with this “preggo look”, and hoped that no one approached me with questions about my “due date.”
Another dress that I bought from Beyond the Rack on the same purchase made me look even younger. So young I am not even sure if I should wear it in public. After all, I am not a teenage girl anymore. Alas, come to think of it, I had never been a teenage girl. Anyway, I only wore it to walk to the nearby Winners clothing store so I could try out some more age-appropriate attire for myself. Of course, like 99.9% of the time I try out clothes, I didn’t buy anything. The joy of seeing myself in neat clothes is often enough. (That, and having a picture of me in those clothes.)
Just two weeks ago, I spent five days in Vancouver. The purpose of the trip was (unfortunately) not for a vacation. I was clearing a lot of stuff from my family home in preparation to renting out the entire house. For 4½ days straight, I was practically left alone in the house (no one in my family was in Vancouver at the time) cleaning up. In between everything I did get some time to let the inner-girl out, and I went out to a few places around town to take some pictures. As you can see, some of them turned out quite nicely!
Oh, before I close, there is this one picture that I just absolutely have to show:
If you want to see this properly, maximize the browser window, and then click on the photo. It’ll bring you to my online gallery. Once there, click on it again.