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I’m a lady. When the hell did that happen?

November 22, 2012
David Walliams dressed as a lady

As David Walliams said “I’m a lady!”

Something has snuck up on me over the last few years, culminating in a surprise discovery today.  Somehow, without really noticing it, I’ve become a lady.

Now, I’ve always been a die-hard, died in the wool tomboy.  All through my teens, 20’s and most of my 30’s I was to be found in Jeans, black (heavy metal) T-shirts and trainers.  At some point I may post pics to prove it, but for now I’ll spare you the horror :-). The work equivalent was black trousers and some sort of v necked t-shirt style top, with sensible shoes.

Fast forward 2-3 years and lets review the evidence:

  • I own matching underwear sets
  • I have at least 3 pairs of knee-high boots (2 with heels)
  • I have shoes in colours other than black (and some with 4in heels)
  • In the last month I have only worn trousers to work 3 times
  • I now officially have a capsule wardrobe (involving multiple skirt options)
  • I have willingly worn dresses to work and occasions other than when I have to (ie weddings)
  • I have been known to wear makeup to work
  • I find myself critically assessing/envying other women’s shoe choices
  • I’m strangely drawn to handbags in department stores

The girl who used to wear shapeless, colourless clothing is disappearing.  I now get complimented on how I look and people actually ask where I get my clothes/shoes from.  Even more amusing is the chap at work who now keeps talking to my legs.  While not exactly a feminist triumph I can’t remember the last time a chap found me that distracting (except the BF of course).

This new lady is a mix of the old and the new, more confident, if not always poised :-).  Losing weight and getting fitter has really helped and its a great incentive to keep going, butI don’t think I’ll ever quite get used to what I see when I catch my reflection windows and mirrors.  Maybe I’ll keep the tomboy as a comfort blanket, but at least I’ll be fit 🙂

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