Monday, 14 April 2014

What to Wear

The hotel is now paid, so im totally committed to going. Scary but so exciting! :)

In preperation of the upcoming London trip I have been trying to buy some new clothes. I wanted to try and blend in/not stand out as much as possible in the daytime wearing trousers and a top with a zip up hoodie I have bought, and then maybe wear a dress for the evenings with some flats.

I tried on some outfits today and unfortunately when I wear trousers my figure just looks too boyish. Ive never really wanted to get hip pads before now but seeing myself look like this has certainly made me reconsider. Im already using prosthetics on my chest, so why not on my hips as well? I know im never going to be convincing but its just too much. I have bought a casual skirt that I really like that I was going to wear as a backup with some leggings, but it just sticks to the leggings and I dont really fancy going bare legged. I havent tried it with tights but I guess the result will be just the same.

I was on the lookout for some smart, going out flats I could wear out since I know ill probably chicken out of wearing heels in the night time (although I will take them anyway, just in case) but had no luck finding any. I also want to get some new makeup as well, although im not sure what to buy. Any recommendations?

I also bought some new boobs from the breastform store, their gold seal forms. I have to say, they are a massive step up from the bosom friends forms I have been using for the past few years. The shape is so much better on the chest, and I like the feel of them. The only thing is they slightly stick out at the top where the seam is, and this can sometimes be seen through my tops if im not paying attention. They are meant to be attached to my chest, ill have to see about maybe just sticking the top of them down.

So back to London... there are a few things im looking to possibly do but im not sure the best places to go.
  • Im looking to get a new wig
  • Im looking to get my nails done, possibly a manicure
  • Im looking to possibly get my makeup done one night
Does anyone have experience of doing these things in the capital? Where is good to go to?


  1. Trendco for wigs
    Nails - more salons than you can shake a stick at. Selfridges ?
    Makeup - T friendly places available or better still MAC. Book head and ask for a private room (Covent garden have one).
    Where are you staying. London = big!

  2. Oh by the way ..... How about a nice A line instead of padding. Stylish and cool in the weather ......


    1. Ive also heard good things about Trendco, I might give them a look. I also didnt realise MAC had a private room, ill have a look into that for possibly the Saturday night.

      We are staying near Oxford Circus I think, but we have the whole weekend so pretty much anywhere is within reach.

      I was trying to avoid wearing skirts for the daytime but it appears I just dont have the hips to wear trousers without looking like a total bloke, so I may have to relent on that one. I have been shopping for skirts, I got a nice one that unfortunately sticks to my leggings so cant wear that.


  3. Padding? How about cut some slim foam to shape and round off with shoulder pads? That makes them easy to expand/contract to get the best fit. IMO ;-)

    Hot Hair are okay for wigs and I'll second Becca's comment about Trendco. A few people have said they're pleased with Trendco's.

    1. Hmm, im not sure im ready to get creative with foam just yet. I know id just get the shape all wrong! :) I was looking at some silicone hip pads but I may hold of on buying some for a little while yet.

      Thanks Lynn! :)

    2. You're welcome ;-) Foam is easier to do thank it sounds. A (T) friend of mine bought some hid padding from an on-line store and she said she found it too bulky. It's not as tricky as it looks.

      DIY curves =