So, time for casual! My first stop was Banana Republic where I got some T-shirts and some basic black pants. Luckily I managed to find everything on sale, which makes me super happy. I was literally telling a trans friend of mine that I wanted clothes I could go grocery shopping in. Incredulously, she replied "Uh...that's all people ever wear." That pretty much sums up my need.
What I picked up were some Banana Republic Sloan Fit pants, which I thought fit pretty well. Then I got some basic scoop neck T-shirts in a few different colors. Not crazy colors obviously. This is me we're talking about. I'm the person who once bought grey tights because, as I told my girlfriend, "they would add a pop of color to my usual look." My new purchases were dark green, grey and black. Almost colors. Here's the grey.
So I didn't use the restroom. Actually, the real reason I didn't use the restroom there was because I didn't have to go. But I didn't use the fitting rooms either - for the reason that I didn't want to draw attention to myself. Fun Fact: As a transgender woman my main goal in life is not to attack children. Actually my main goal is to be invisible. I've even worried that my urine stream doesn't sound feminine enough, as though cis women in the stall next to me were straining to hear my urine stream, thinking to themselves "Hey...wait a second...that urine doesn't sound like it's coming out of a person with a vagina!" Yes, that's weird, but I can't help it. I'm just weird.
Also I didn't really want to try stuff on because I was there to get a new tankini! Yes, it's summer and this summer, dang it, I am going to the beach. Yes. I am going to the beach as a woman. Okay, I must admit that I don't yet have a bikini body. Maybe one day I will (fingers crossed), but right now I don't. Luckily through, the tankini is a little more modest without fitting weirdly or feeling dowdy like a one piece. But, it turns out, that it was okay that I didn't need to try it on at all. Once I got it home I was super happy with how it looked!
And yeah, I got black. It's funny, because I recently watched the movie Brooklyn, wherein Saoirse (pronounced Ser-shuh) Ronan's character Eilis (pronounced Eee-lesh) tries on a swimsuit and is told that she shouldn't get black because it doesn't work with her pale skin. And I'm like what? Black doesn't work with pale skin? Says who?! Either way she gets green.
Now, I unfortunately can't be quite as cute as Saoirse Ronan, but I'll blame that on me buying the black anyway. Yes, that's the only reason, literally the only reason why I'm not as cute as a movie star. Yep.