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Thanks for the kind words! I think for the first time, I really and truly KILLED in a dress yesterday, that was easily one of THE best outfits I’ve ever worn. By the way, I have two other rather unique dresses I’m eager to show off for everyone, and I’ll do that soon!

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Gidday JeffB

awesome outfit amd so classical and styley (is that a word?)

Its no surprise you get compliments from well presented women because they appreciate style - yes they can be judgemental and picky - but they do respect style. They don't respect poor style even from their friends and they can be harsh critics because of that - but I don't find women to be negative - and obviously you won't when you dress so well.

I love your pumps - comfortable I presume - do they have a good arch support? Rounded toes are very cute with a stiletto (in my opinion) they're more demure than a pointy toe.

And your dress - three quarter sleeves are in - and the dress shape you have is neat and practical to wear. I really like it. Feature back zip I'd guess? High back neckline - I doubt its a v back given the boatneck front - perhaps a slight u-back? I'd love to see the back of your outfit too?

Also for my 10 cents worth - black and white is just such a cool combination and a more elegant dress like this needs a heel like you chose.

Groovy JeffB - well done.

Whats the next outfit going to be I wonder?

 

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Thanks for the comments, nz! Much appreciated!

You're right about how women are indeed critical of those who fail to take style seriously, even among their peers, which is why I obsess over looking my very best, from the clothes, the shoes, even my accessories, because women DO indeed notice and I want them to appreciate my presentation, even though I'm a man wearing female attire. I want to show the world that men CAN look smashing in skirts, dresses and heels.

As for the SOP pumps, yes, I found they did have good arch support and were comfortable, even without cushioned insoles. Because I wear a women's wide width, I opted for the rounded toe as I figured they'd afford me more in the way of comfort over pointed toes, and they did. I'm thinking about buying an additional pair in black patent.

Lastly, as for the dress, no zipper, it was a pull-on. I'll see about displaying a picture of the back. The overall style of the dress with it's black and white pattern appealed to me right away since it had a certain elegance for special occasions, what's more, I felt elegant in it as well. Wearing dresses like that one makes me feel wonderful.

Oh, yeah, opting for that clutch over a handbag added to the overall elegance of my outfit as I've seen women sport them on fancy occasions. I pay attention to what women wear and how they wear and accessorize their clothes.

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Jeff, Nice looking dress and shoes.  I took a look at the Shoes of Prey website.  Wow they have a wonderful selection of attractive, nice looking shoes, sandals and boots.  A bit spendy, but assuming the quality is there, you do get what you pay for.  

Take care...  sf

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On 5/15/2018 at 10:17 AM, SF said:

Jeff, Nice looking dress and shoes.  I took a look at the Shoes of Prey website.  Wow they have a wonderful selection of attractive, nice looking shoes, sandals and boots.  A bit spendy, but assuming the quality is there, you do get what you pay for.  

Take care...  sf

Oh, yes! The quality WAS there, fit, style, appearance, construction, the whole nine yards. Well worth the money I spent.

7 hours ago, Mr. X said:

Wow Jeff!  That may very well be your best outfit to date!  You slayed in that dress!  Well done!

Thanks! I would agree that was THE best dress I've worn....to date.

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Jaunt #438, 5/20/2018: When I first started wearing skirts some ten years ago, I was rather self conscious about what I was doing, so I kept things simple by wearing a plain, knee length denim number, mainly so I wouldn’t call attention to myself. That practice continued over the years as I sported mostly knee length (sometimes longer) skirts in solid colors until I became more comfortable wearing them in public. Sure, I eventually graduated to miniskirts but kept things monochrome until just over the last few years when I branched out to different colors and patterns, and I found that I liked how they looked on me, and that no one cared what I wore.

That brings me to my most recent outing after a rainy and chilly Saturday, I went out on a sunny and windy Sunday in a light colored denim jacket over a black tan top, a 16 inch a-line print miniskirt from Primark, the Payless “Tart” sandals in black and a black handbag. The skirt, which cost all of seven bucks with black faux buttons down the front was light (it felt like I wasn’t wearing anything at all), airy and cute, more importantly, it showed off my legs, something I’ve come to love doing because it’s great fun, I mean, what other reason is there to wear a mini? As for the sandals, they continued a growing fondness I’ve developed this season for block heels, and, clocking in at nearly four inches, they combined a nice bit of height with style and comfort, in short, I liked them a lot. I headed west to Springfield and Best Buy where I was eager to buy Black Panther on Blu-Ray, and I added the fourth season of Game of Thrones (also on Blu-Ray) as it was on sale. Then I headed down the road to Bed Bath & Beyond where I bought a couple of four tiered skirt hangers as I needed to stock up on them.

From there, I motored into town and my usual haunt, Rittenhouse Square Park so I could gauge the reactions of those around me to my ensemble. Short and sweet, there were no reactions, though I suppose I should’ve expected that after all this time as I chilled out on a bench with my e-reader. Oh, well, no big deal, I guess maybe I’ve become commonplace that people don’t pay me any attention. I’d say you could call that progress. More to come....

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Jeff, now that you are wearing sandals you need to up the way your toes look in sandals. I not telling you to color your nails, just clean them up.

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2 hours ago, Cali said:

Jeff, now that you are wearing sandals you need to up the way your toes look in sandals. I not telling you to color your nails, just clean them up.

I do like the look, Jeff! But as posted above, now's the time to make those toenails pop, coordinate your nails with your skirt, sandals... :admin_rules: I'm sure a decent pedicure can help (the guys who do my feet are sweet as they always throws a towel to cover my skirt and legs before they start) 8-) Looking to see what other surprises you have in store on your next jaunt! ;) Why not be bold and try a women's office pencil skirt? Though formal, they can look great as casual wear with the right top :happy:

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I agree with the two post above.  A nice PEDI would look great.  I know you're not scared as I have seen pics of you with light colored lip gloss.  Light colored nails would go well with this outfit.  And don't be afraid to go in a skirt as SkirtDude said.  

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Jaunt #439, 5/26/2018: I’ve said this before here, more than once, and I’ll say it again since it’s true: if I hadn’t started wearing skirts on my outings all those years ago, I wouldn’t be on this forum today because I would’ve lost interest in just wearing the shoes and, more than likely, would’ve stopped altogether. The appeal of skirts, long, short and every length in between has been pleasantly irresistible and remains very much a passion for me today, partly because of the near infinite variety when compared to dull and ordinary pants and jeans, but mostly due to the fact skirts look damn good on me, especially short skirts.

And that brings up today’s outing. With plenty of sunshine and temps reaching into the upper 80’s, it was time to wear something comfy....and short, my outfit being a bright blue, sleeveless crepe top, a 17 inch polka dot swing skirt, a new pair of shoes from Payless, the “Kylee” open toed wedge heeled pumps in black and a black handbag. The skirt, similar in style and fabric to the one I wore last Sunday came from Primark, it was light and airy, perfect for a summer like day, but, most of all, it was cute, and it showed off my legs to perfection. Meanwhile, the Kylee pumps represented the first wedges I’ve worn in quite some time and they imparted their own sense of style while comfortable and easy to walk in. My first stop of the day was to the University City branch of my bank to turn in a bunch of coins I rolled up the night before, while the rolls were being counted, a cashier gave me a long look in passing and said my skirt looked cute, I smiled and thanked her. Once the counting was done, I had $119 bucks in my greedy little hands, and I took it to Parx Casino for a little fun. Heck, I had free money, so why not?

As always, lunch came first as I never gamble on an empty stomach, then I proceeded to wage battle with one cent slot machines, after about thirty minutes, I managed to score little under sixty bucks, not too bad. Feeling thirsty, I went to the bar to buy a bottle of water, sitting next to a middle aged guy wearing an Atlanta Braves hat and watching one of the big screen TV’s which had the Braves struggling against the Boston Red Sox, the guy shook his head and said to me that his boys weren’t looking so hot, I shrugged and said his squad was still in first place over the Phillies. The guy turned and asked if I were a fan, I nodded and said I was, adding I was surprised they were doing so well (28-19, second place) in the early going, the guy chuckled and said he was surprised his team was so good. We would talk baseball for a solid ten minutes before the guy left, boasting the Braves would win the division. That was cool, just a couple of guys yakking about sports like guys do, regardless of the fact one of them wore a skirt and heels. I returned to the slots and won another sixty or so bucks before calling it a day.

Because it is my won’t, I swung into town and stopped by Rittenhouse Square Park. It was around two thirty, and the area was big time packed with people enjoying the summer like weather, even though I didn’t have my e-reader with me, I just sat on a bench and chilled, enjoying the bustling atmosphere in the park. In a way, that was more enjoyable than reading as I just relaxed, and it made for a most pleasant experience. More to come....

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I love this outfit Jeff-  the cute skirt is definitely a winner, but even more so those wedge heels - I have a similar pair (also Payless), and they are so comfy.

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8 minutes ago, jeremy1986 said:

I love this outfit Jeff-  the cute skirt is definitely a winner, but even more so those wedge heels - I have a similar pair (also Payless), and they are so comfy.

You're right about the shoes, they were comfortable. And the skirt was a delight to wear.

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Some of your sentiments rang true with me Jeff.  I definitely love my heels!  But when I go out now I focus on putting together a complete outfit with my heels being the starting point.

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Mr. X: Glad to read you feel that way. While I focus more on the outfit, shoes are still important to me.

Jaunt #440, 5/28/2018: Normally, my routine on a holiday (in this case, Memorial Day) is to relax and take it easy, especially during spring and summer, case in point: a long walk or a leisurely bike ride in the morning, then chilling out on my front porch in the afternoon with a book. However, this occasion was entirely different as I woke up that morning aching to go on a jaunt in a dress. And that was exactly what I did, heading out on a partly cloudy and cool holiday in a black denim jacket over a cami print dress from Old Navy, the Payless “Tart” block heeled sandals and a black handbag. It should be noted that this made my tenth outing in a dress for 2018, equaling all the times I wore dresses in 2017, and there’s a full eight months left to this year.

I guess a new paradigm shift is underway as I’m slowly transitioning from wearing skirts full time on my jaunts to dresses, and I’m elated at that as I feel a special sort of....freedom and empowerment when I’m in a dress that I don’t feel in a skirt, it’s like I’m silently saying to the world: here I am, dressed how I love, DEAL WITH IT! As for my footwear, the original plan was to wear a pair of flat sandals, but I’ve really come to enjoy the block heeled versions I’ve bought recently as I appreciate the styling, and the height. Regarding the destination, I still had some cash leftover from my visit to Parx Casino on Saturday, so I went to the other are slots parlor, Sugar House Casino which is only ten minutes away from downtown. Sugar House is a different animal from Parx as it has a multi-story garage, the style of the place is different as it’s a tad larger, so was the atmosphere in a way as it was packed with holiday gamblers. I did have a few people give me a glance here and there as I entered the place, as normal, I had lunch before I hit the gambling floor. Unlike Saturday, I didn’t have much in the way of luck on the penny machines, never winning more than twenty to thirty bucks at any one time, sort of a bummer, but I never go to slot parlors to strike it rich anyway, I go there to have a little fun.

Leaving Sugar House with about fifty bucks of their money, I drove back into town and my regular haunt, Rittenhouse Square Park, but I conducted a little experiment to see if I’d get noticed. With the weather having warmed up some, I shed the jacket and strolled to the park, funny thing, I had more people stare at me when I had the jacket on at Sugar House than I did without while surrounded by scores of people. Go figure. Now, I don’t know when my next outing will be (I never plan that far ahead), but maybe, just maybe I’ll wear a skirt. Or, maybe not. I’m just having way too much fun in dresses. More to come....

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On 5/30/2018 at 7:23 AM, jeremy1986 said:

That's a really cute outfit you put together, @JeffB, and you now have the figure to rock it too ;-)

 

Thanks for the kind words. My weight loss regimen made what you saw possible.

20 hours ago, nzfreestyler said:

loving the dress and blazer combo JeffB !!

Nice sandals - a bit of a heel looks best with a frock in my opinion!

Super look!

Thanks! While I've come to enjoy my flat sandals, I've been loving the block heels I've worn of late as they're more fun than I thought, especially with my dresses.

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Hi JeffB

you've got fine legs - so you should wear a heel! Finer legs look better with a heel to elongate them even more! And a dress is so much cuter with a heel added !

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On 6/6/2018 at 5:05 AM, nzfreestyler said:

Hi JeffB

you've got fine legs - so you should wear a heel! Finer legs look better with a heel to elongate them even more! And a dress is so much cuter with a heel added !

I agree fully! I'll see what I can do about wearing heels more often.

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On 6/6/2018 at 10:05 AM, nzfreestyler said:

Hi JeffB

you've got fine legs - so you should wear a heel! Finer legs look better with a heel to elongate them even more! And a dress is so much cuter with a heel added !

Jeff, don't leave it so long before another Jaunt! Any nice dresses or skirts to team with pumps this weekend? :admin_rules:;-)

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On 6/8/2018 at 4:24 PM, SkirtDude said:

Jeff, don't leave it so long before another Jaunt! Any nice dresses or skirts to team with pumps this weekend? :admin_rules:;-)

The weather's been sloppy with rain this weekend, so I'll have to wait a week before I can go out.

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Here is my outfit for a rainy day.

A pair of men's heels and leggings :)

I have large shoe size 44-45 in D-E width and these were the only boots that fit well (these are actually men's boots made for men)

What do you think about this outfit?

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streetheel: It certainly looks comfortable and casual. Nicely done.

Jaunt #441, 6/16/2018: For the first time in quite some time, the weather gods took pity on the Philadelphia region and gave us a sunny Saturday from start to finish. With that in mind, it was time for my first jaunt in nearly a month, now, the original plan was to wear a skirt to the King of Prussia Mall, I have a goodly number of nice, knee length summery skirts, most of them prints with nice solid color tops to pair with them. However, that plan was quickly shelved because I couldn’t bring myself to wear such an outfit when I could opt for a dress instead, and I went in that direction, sporting a forest green swing dress along with my newest pair of shoes from Payless, the “Rae Chopout” mules in taupe and a black satchel bag. The dress came from JCPenney which I had bought around a year ago but never got to wear until now, it was light, airy, and the color suited me, as for the shoes, these mules with their four inch block heels were fun to wear and comfortable, they also came in black, but that color sold out. Bummer.

I arrived at the mall shortly before eleven a.m., the place wasn’t too terribly busy, even for a Saturday, and, as usual, no one took notice of my attire. Big shock, right? In observing all the women, young, old and inbetween at the mall, there was one particular trend: casual to the nines and beyond with t-shirts, shorts with sneakers, sandals or the forever hated flip flops, very few wore skirts or dresses and no one wore heels higher than maybe an inch or two. That brought up my usual concern that I had overdressed, however, I dismissed that thought, I had long accepted the fact that I would rather overdo things than underdo them when it came to my attire because I love to look nice when out and about on my little adventures. In the food court which, surprisingly, wasn’t all that crowded at high noon, I chatted with the counterperson at Subway about the World Cup while he made my sandwich, I got a couple of odd looks from kids, but, other than that, nothing. In the Apple Store, I did get a compliment from a salesperson on my dress while purchasing a new charging cable for my iPhone. Then, at Old Navy, I bought not one, not two, but three new dresses to add to my ever expanding collection, spending all of just under fifty bucks on them.

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but the final paradigm shift as a fashion freestyler is most definitely underway as I’m steadily transitioning from skirts to wearing dresses full time on my outings, and I’m not stopping that change from taking place. Why should I? Dresses are easy to wear, I feel supremely confident in them, and, more importantly, dresses look good on me in ways skirts don’t, it’s just that simple. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to do a wholesale purge of all my skirts to Goodwill tomorrow (however, I’ll admit the thought had crossed my mind), nothing that drastic, at least not right away, besides, I like the stuff I have, and I'll still wear skirts from time to time, it’s just that I like dresses more, and I plan to wear them more as they’ve become an important part of my freestyling identity. More to come....

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On ‎6‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 3:46 PM, streetheel said:

Here is my outfit for a rainy day.

A pair of men's heels and leggings :)

I have large shoe size 44-45 in D-E width and these were the only boots that fit well (these are actually men's boots made for men)

What do you think about this outfit?

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I like the look!

Where are these ankle boots from? and what makes you think they really were meant for men... meaning more than the heels we already wear..?

11 hours ago, JeffB said:

 

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A very cute dress!  Looks airy and very light to wear - probably a great feeling of freedom! 

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Looking great in the green dress, Jeff! You've even inspired Mr X to try one ;-)  I still prefer my separates, though dresses will never replace skirts as I find it hard to find a dress which is fitted well and doesn't hang off me... so form fitting pencil skirts it is :cool: Don't purge the skirts, although the floaty floral ones look cute and are great for summer, it's good to have a snug skirt for winter too, to  team with tights I quite liked the patterned tights  this guy is wearing. I have also been looking for a decent chino skirt as shown here while summer is still with us, but can find nothing in my size...  :bawling: 

Looking forward to your next jaunt ;-)

 

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