Friday, December 19, 2008

This may be small peanuts to some, but to me quite a thing.
I went out on Thursday evening to somewhere quite new .....well new for Lara that is. An evening that was casually arranged in the pub a few weeks ago.

Now here's the thing. This was only a few streets away from home. A little close for comfort maybe. I felt it was worth it. I feel the urge to extend the narrow Lara inhabits. I 'm still (quite rightly I think) more than a little embraced of myself. (Well this is common feeling in bloke mode too so I'm pretty used to this.)

The location was in a bit of an odd area. The road in question, never the best lit, slightly rundown, often folk milling up & down , several roughish pubs that have the trouble that goes with them...and of course occasional street murder.
So you may see my slight trepidation in Lara walking along here on a cold December evening. Which I forced myself to do. Survived I guess.

That said I arrived at the little dress makers shop. Heart beating nine to the dozen & needing a few minutes to settle down.
It had been a rush to get out of the door for 7pm that evening when arriving home at 6. So I'm not in the best of states anyway.

The little Couture sewing shop was somewhere that, in bloke mode I would feel a little out of sorts within. As Lara this felt the most welcoming of spots. Bright colours , smiling faces. Reminded me so much of my Grandmother. She a furrier as opposed to a seamstress, but the dynamics of the place felt the same. Some how comfortable.

A small number of friendly faces, a couple of new. I had gone along out of curiosity more than anything, but found myself drawn into the moment.

It's an odd position to have a pretty , genuine girl thrust a dress at you & say 'Wow try this on'
I recall a moment blankly thinking ...'who me ?' Coming to terms with a peculiar new situation.

Then the urge of the ...'Why not' moment.
It took me a while to realise , actually no-one here minds me experimenting & trying things on. A bit of an 'oh my goodness' moment.

So I did & let myself go with it. Liberating in it's small way.
I have never been out & about shopping for Lara. Online does not give that same feel .
I think this gave a chance to try things & would not even begin to consider normally.

I shall stop rambling. Suffice to say a wonderful , enlightening evening. I'm to be better prepared next time. Wonderful...and thank you to the girls.

...oh one of those firsts.....red.

....which tickled my fancy enough to purchase.
could this be the end of the black, black, black, pint of Guinness phase ?


Pandora Caitiff said...


From the pics you posted, it looks like you had a good time. I hope this helps boost your confidence :)

And also I'm a little jealous. I always shop for Pan in Bob-mode. I look forward to the day I can actually try things on in a shop!

Jess said...

Glad you had a good night - still the lady in black I see :)

Lara Tyg said...

Thankyou both

Well P the young lady was talking of laying another evening on after Christmas. I can get you the details when the come up if you like ?.

Ah Jess. I was a pleasent relaxing evening thankyou. I actually swapped to the Biddy in red. Bit of a perpendicular change for me this one. Showing flesh too. What ever next !

alan said...

May the holidays bring you peace and the New Year many more such moments of happiness as you describe here!


Pandora Caitiff said...

Oooh. That would be cool!

Yes please.

And Merry Christmas while I'm here!