Tag: shopping

The Occassional Woman — Let’s Go Shopping!

| Jan 23, 2017 | Reply

It’s the time of year when a woman’s thoughts turn to bargains. Lorraine Anderson is not only an accomplished seamstress and custom clothing creator, which she does under the business name The Occasional Woman, but she is an accomplished bargain shopper. Today, while devoted to the bargains spots to be found in her local Philadelphia area, she has tips on where to get great clothes at bargain prices. Some of the spots she mentions are in national chains and others are local thrift shops.

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Retro Rerun: Shopping 101, Wigs and Coats

| Feb 15, 2016 | 3 Replies

Jessica Brandon was the TGForum in-house bargain shopper back in the 1990s. She had a BS degree—Bachelorette of Spending—from What’s A Matta U. Even though you have to add a few dollars to the prices she quotes for wigs and coats we find that her advice on shopping for those items remains relevant today to the girl who is just starting to explore crossdressing and needs to find bargains that fit her crossdressing budget.

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TGF Retro Rerun: “Look, Mommy! There’s A Man In The Lady’s Undies!”

| Dec 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

From time to time we dip back into the secret archives of TGForum and pull out an interesting post from the 1990s. Some of the content from back then is interesting for how dated it is, while other posts are still relevant in the 21st century. Today we bring you Jessica Brandon’s shopping column from Dec. 1997. Her advice on shopping for femme attire while dressed in male clothing is still useful information.

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Breaking the Rules

| Dec 22, 2014 | Reply

For those that read my columns, you’ll know that I advocate some rules and guidelines to help us look our best as we don’t go through the fashion experimentation stage that most young girls do. Many of us come to dressing late in life and our fashion sense is, well, lacking to be frank. I’ve […]

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I Don’t Get It!

| Dec 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

As a trans woman coming to femininity later in life there are plenty of things that Cate O’Malley is finding frustrating about her new femme lifestyle. Shoe shopping for male feet was simple. Not so with shoe shopping as a lady. And why can you try on two dresses, both the same size, and have one that hangs off your body and one so tight you can’t zip it up? Cate has other things too that make her say “I don’t get it!”

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Your Most Flattering Shoe Style

| Sep 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

Today Tasi Zuriack is all about shoes! What woman doesn’t love a full wardrobe of fashion footwear? (Well there are some who prefer sneakers.) For those of us who love to sport a stylish, sexy heel Tasi has hints and tips on how to pick the right shoe for you. Turns out it’s all about your sinus tarsi. How scientific! Get the whole lowdown on shoes from Tasi today.

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The Breast Form Store — It’s So Much More

| Aug 18, 2014 | 1 Reply

Our Canadian correspondent, Linda Jensen, takes a trip to the place where all the breastforms come from. On a visit to Vancouver she drops in at The Breast Form Store and learns that it’s a lot more than a place where you can buy a nice looking chest. They carry everything that the discerning crossdresser needs to put herself together. From breasts, to hips, to makeup, wigs and more, The Breast Form Store has it all. Including a $1300 item called “Gurl Shorts” that gives you a feminine lower torso.

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Video Fashion Tip — Don’t Borrow, Buy Your Own Clothes

| Aug 18, 2014 | 1 Reply

In this Video Fashion Tip Victoria talks about the importance of buying your own femme clothing. If you’re borrowing your sister’s or your wife’s clothes and you’re not quite the same size they are going to wonder why their favorite dress is stretched out and possibly has ripped seams. Buying your own clothes allows you to get clothes that fit and if they fit you will be more comfortable and confident in your femme attire.

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The Sheath Dress: Timeless, Versatile, and Stylish

| Aug 4, 2014 | 1 Reply

What do these fashion icons (Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Christina Hendricks, Kate Middleton), both current and ageless, have in common. They all know how to wear the sheath dress to express their personality. And why? Because the sheath dress is the perfect base for working a variety of different looks. Whether it’s for work or […]

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7 “Look Great in Swimwear” Tips for TG Women

| Aug 4, 2014 | Reply

Summer already feels like it’s winding down but there’s still a full month left! Plenty of time for fun under the sun. Even if you’re not ready to hit the beach en femme, we feel that every transgendered girl should have her own bathing suit for sunbathing, lounging by the pool or maybe even posing […]

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Putting Me Together

| Jul 7, 2014 | Reply

Last month our fashion guru Tasi Zuriack railed against those who love to wear women’s fashions but just buy what they see on the mannequin rather than developing their own fashion sense and style. They see it in the store, find the items the mannequin is showing and make their purchase. This month Tasi has rethought her admonition to never be a mannequin shopper. There are times when it is helpful to see what goes with what and online stores especially off ways to see what works. Today Tasi focuses on putting yourself together.

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For Whom the Bealls Toll

| Nov 11, 2013 | 1 Reply

Linda Jensen winters in Florida. Today she recounts a shopping adventure she experienced when she went to Beall’s department store to buy just one single bathing suit. How was she to know that the advertised discounts were bolstered by more markdowns in the store? And, when she saw the sign promising an additional 50% off all clearance items what could she do but dive into the racks?

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Shopping Online Anonymously

| Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

Oftentimes shopping is a source of great pleasure for many cross dressers. But for some it is a hazard to be avoided as much as possible. What are those who can’t face stepping into a bricks-and-mortar store and possibly interacting with salespeople and checkout clerks to do? The answer is online shopping. But buying your femme attire entirely off the Internet shopping sites also has it’s hazards and there are things you need to know. Where can you learn these important facts? Right here in Tasi Zuriack’s article titled Shopping Online Anonymously.

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Video Fashion Tip — Buy Your Own Clothes!

| Oct 14, 2013 | Reply

Today’s Video Fashion Tip cautions those who may be dressing on the down low” to not be foolish enough to borrow your significant other’s clothes. Girls, you need to buy your own clothes! And our video fashion maven Victoria Williams has hints and tips on how to accomplish that so you have your own feminine attire and don’t need to take chances. What happens if you soil that skirt or rip that dress? If it’s yours to begin with you only have minor garment problems to deal with.

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10 Shoes Can Become 100 Shoes at Very Little Cost

| Sep 2, 2013 | 1 Reply

Do you have limited dollars to spend on shoes or have a hard time finding shoes in your size so you make do with just a few pairs? Would you like to expand your shoe wardrobe in practically unlimited ways without spending tons of money? Then you simply must read Tasi Zuriack’s revelations about a fashion accessory that you have to add to your wardrobe — shoe clips! Shoe clips add touches of flash to a plain pump or flat and with just a few basic pairs of shoes and a drawer full of shoe clips you can make it seem like you have a gigantic shoe collection. Read all about shoe clips!

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Fashion With A New Twist

| Aug 5, 2013 | Reply

Tasi Zuriack is all about feminine fashion. She’s so into fashion and women’s clothing that she has spent the past ten years working on a website that is completely dedicated to how to dress properly to transmit the message you want people to get. Today she discusses that website along with the trends to androgyny in men’s fashion and offers everyone a free book about the top ten fashion mistakes crossdressers, and women, make when dolling up.

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How To Wear a Condom Dress

| May 13, 2013 | Reply

What’s tight and long and has to be rolled on to wear? A condom dress! Today Tasi Zuriak talks about condom dresses, both those that look like a condom since they’re a long, tight tube, and those that are made out of condoms. She also has some other fashion wisdom concerning legs and layering.

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Video Fashion Tip — Clothes That Fit Your Body

| May 13, 2013 | Reply

Victoria M. Williams has tips on fashion for TGs and she is sharing them via the video medium. Here is her first Video Fashion Tip on the subject of picking the right clothing — clothing that fits your body. It may seem like a given but if the clothes don’t fit you’ll look like . . . Look great and watch the Fashion Tip!

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All That Glitters Is Good — The Statement Necklace

| Apr 15, 2013 | 2 Replies

This week Tasi Zuriack gives us the word on how to add sparkle to an outfit with a statement necklace. It doesn’t have to be big and gaudy, it should never be made of plastic and if you shop well it doesn’t have to be expensive. A statement necklace works by adding flair to a basic outfit. Find out more!

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Emily on Target — A Keystone shopping experience

| Apr 1, 2013 | 1 Reply

A first time Keystone Conference attendee came to the event with almost no femme clothes. She needed everything but a wig. She went shopping near the hotel and had some interesting interactions with store employees — and one downright fantastic makeover.

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Have the Latest Trends Passed You By?

| Nov 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

Fashion is loaded with trends, things that come into fashion for a bit then recede. (We’ve got our fingers crossed that Ugg boots disappear soon.) How can you navigate the turbulent fashion scene and identify fads, trends and classic looks? Take a look at Tasi Zuriack’s Have the Latest Trends Passed You By?

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Flattery Will Get You Everything! Even a Shopping Event

| Nov 19, 2012 | 5 Replies

There’s a Lane Bryant shopping event and fashion show for CDs coming to Gilroy, California on December 9. How did it get organized and approved by corporate management? It’s a long story and one of the moving forces behind it is a TGF reader who shares what it took to get the show on the road.

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I Love That Dress But It’s From China

| Oct 1, 2012 | 5 Replies

The rule in shopping since ancient times has always been “Let the buyer beware.” As in wary of a deal that sounds too good. When you can buy merchandise on your computer and have it shipped to you from halfway round the world the old rule is more important than ever.

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What Outfit Should I Wear?

| Jun 4, 2012 | 2 Replies

Our fashion mavin Tasi Zuriack has a theory. If you find the fashion archetype that works best for you — stick with it! But don’t be afraid to use that as a base to build on. Get her fashion recommendations and see if they will work for you this month.

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“You’re going to wear that?” she said.

| Apr 9, 2012 | 2 Replies

Our own fashionista Tazi Zuriack takes a look at the latest trends from the Fashion Week runways and finds at least one that works to a crossdresser’s advantage. She has a load of hints and tips for dressing with style and looking great — from taking your measurements to picking the right dress for the occasion.

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Be Brave

| Feb 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

This month The Artist D shares a recent experience at a department store that reminded her of something all transgendered people need while out shopping. It’s not the latest craze of fashion, it’s something that will never go out of style. She’s talking about bravery!

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