Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Feeling Normal

Life is a study in contrasts. You don't know excitement until you've experienced boredom. You don't know peace unless you've felt pain.

I know in my heart and mind that I'm female. But I wasn't raised a girl and haven't had the innumerable life-experiences you've gone through. My plucky forays into feminine activity are novel. And sometimes uncomfortable. But I pursue them because that's where the treasure is buried.

The simple, ordinary dress I'm wearing below accomplishes a rare feat -- it feels comfortable. It fits my oddly-shaped body like a glove. I can dance in it, climb mountains in it, and battle hordes of grabby shoppers at a discount-sale in it.

I love this dress. I hardly care how it looks because it makes me feel normal. Womanly and warm, soft and sentimental.

What do you think?











36 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous cut on you - I love the wide neckline, which balances your shoulders really well. And such a great colour! This is a lovely Valentine's dress, Ally!

    BTW, thank you for the lovely card! I have it taped up at my desk, where I can see it every day. :) XO, She

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    1. I've just learned that about wide necklines. They make me look less like a football-player.

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  2. There's nothing like that feeling when you put something on and it feels like a natural extension of your body. Congratulations on finding a dress that makes you feel that way! (And you look smashing in it too!)

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    1. Exactly. I'm not familiar with this feeling so I'm happy to see it exists!

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  3. Beautiful! Feeling good in a dress is the absolute best!

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  4. What a lovely dress Ally, gorgeous colour. Is it satin?

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  5. Gorgeous on you *and* comfortable!?! Holy grail of dresses. You look absolutely marvelous and that color is excellent on you.

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  6. Its more important that you are comfortable in it. Rest is history. You will love to being women. Take care.
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  7. It looks great on you! I love the rich purple with your hair.

    Finding a dress that is both stylish and comfy is a bit like winning the lottery.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  8. This is such a heart-warming post, Ally! I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to have been born in the wrong body. I am happy for you that you've a dress which makes you feel normal. And which looks gorgeous on you too. What a fabulous colour! And you've found the perfect shoes too! They really enhance your perfect pair of legs! xxx

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    1. Thanks, buddy, for your empathy and support.

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  9. This cobalt blue dress is stunning Ally! That you cam climb mountains in it.lol..is a bonus. Contrasts do make life interesting. We can’t appreciate the highs without sometimes slogging through the lows.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  10. GORGEOUS!!!! You look amazing in this dress, the cut, the colour, showing off those killer legs … everything!!!!

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  11. It does fit you perfectly my dear ! And i Had to laugh at "battle hordes of grabby shoppers at a discount-sale in it."

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    1. Thanks, Lorena. My goal was to make you laugh. :)

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  12. ALLY! This is gorgeous! Blue is your color! The joy you get from wearing it is very apparent on your face! Clothes that look good AND make us feel good are the prize jewel.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. Yes, I can't hide my happiness!

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  13. This is a beautiful dress and you look wonderful in it. I love how you are embracing your femininity!

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    1. Thanks, Lecy. I really am and it fulfills me.

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  14. Does that mean nothing else fits you? You really have been suffering for your art. By the way, suffering for your looks is unfortunately typically feminine!
    As others have mentioned the crossover neckline is particularly flattering and the colour is divine! Bring on the normality I say. xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Almost no clothes designed for a female body fit me. If they're snug in one place, they're loose in another. My shape is simply too different. The only thing that helps me is elastic material. It stretches to accommodate my larger areas.

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  15. I love to see you exploring your femininity, but most importantly, it makes me so happy to see you find your stride and get COMFORTABLE in female fashion <3 You look marvelous, as usual. GO climb that mountain, girl!

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  16. Thanks, Charlotte. I appreciate your support.

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  17. I think any ensemble that makes you FEEL all of that is Sublime... right? Battling hoards of grabby shoppers at a discount sale, I was musing about which of my ensembles would empower me to do that best now? *Winks*

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  18. Great dress, great look, great material and it all goes well with your legs and those outstanding pumps

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  19. Looks fab on you! Especially love the statement necklace and giant cocktail ring you paired with it.

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  20. This color looks SO DOPE on you, friend! So proud of you for continuing to explore who you are + how/where you feel most yourself!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. Stop it. You look STUNNING. I love that color on your, and the dress fits perfect.

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