Greetings dear readers! Right now is a very trying time for everyone around the world, due to the recent pandemic outbreak. I truly hope you all are staying safe and remain in good spirits. Today, I would like to bring us all back to simpler moments when we were completely blissful and stress-free. For me, I've had several of these moments throughout my journey.
When I was rather young, probably around the age of 12, my curiosity towards feminine clothing had started to transcend into an obsession. I would always take any opportunity I could to dress up, but there was one time, in particular, that was incredibly memorable for me. One night, my sister was gone and my parents were occupied elsewhere. So, I locked myself in her room and explored my fascinations.
She left behind an entire wardrobe's worth of clothes, and there were several memorable items that I just absolutely fell in love with. The first of which, was a gray lace thong very similar to the Lace Picot Thong here on XDress. I loved the soft feel of the materials, the beautiful lace, and the way it felt to wear. Another item I cherished was a white and black striped mini-skirt, which was so soft and flowy that I felt it was absolutely ridiculous I wasn't allowed to wear it regularly.
The last item I remember vividly from that night was a pair of leather, knee-high boots with a 3" heel. That night of exploring my feminine side will forever remain ingrained in my brain, as it was perhaps one of the most wholesome experiences I've ever had. That night also seems to have heavily influenced my current style, since thongs, flowy (skater) skirts and leather boots remain some of the favorite items in my wardrobe.
During that same year, one of my older sisters moved back in with my family. She was much older than my other sister, so she had a lot of gorgeous lingerie that I adored. I recall my first time trying on a pair of her red fishnets and I could not get over the design! It captivated me in a way nothing else had before. Just like many of you, this is how I started exploring this side of me and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!
Now, these times were certainly not the only blissful memories I've had throughout my journey. My experience when I was 12 was indeed euphoric, however, I suffered extreme guilt and anxiety afterward, as I did most times I would dress up throughout my younger years. The day I decided to come out to my girlfriend was no different, and I suffered the worst anxiety I had ever felt, which remained for several months. One day though, those feelings started to wither.
It was the day that I first dressed publicly, which is perhaps more memorable than any other experience I've had. I wore black pantyhose, an asymmetric leather skirt, and a velvet top with leather boots. My girlfriend and I went to the mall and out for lunch, and even though I was incredibly nervous most of the time, I was incredibly happy. Years of fear, anxiety, and insecurity was suddenly shed off my shoulders, as I was finally able to fulfill who I am destined to be.
That day I had a wonderful realization that nobody really cares about what you wear. I was still treated with respect, and nobody pointed at me and laughed like I had feared they would for so long. Better yet, I got to go about my daily life presenting myself the way I had always dreamed of. On this day, I knew it was something that I would never let go of. This was undoubtedly the most triumphant accomplishment I've had on a human level, as I knew the courage and bravery it took to be someone that the majority of society stigmatizes.
Now especially during difficult times such as these, it is very important to immerse yourself in activities that reduce stress. For the majority of us here, the act of dressing up alone is a huge stress-reliever. Luckily, XDress is one of the companies that has been able to stay open despite this pandemic, so what better time is there to stay at home and wear some pretty clothes? Go ahead and treat yourself! We certainly all deserve it.
And that concludes my blog! I hope this blog can allow us all a moment of escape, as we share our own blissful experiences. So what are yours? What experiences will forever remain in your memory? I'd love to read all your stories!