I enjoy dressing up. Dressing up for HL is even better as he makes me feel sexy. I have written before about enclothed cognition and the fact that the right clothes can completely change my mindset for the better. I have been trying to celebrate this through a focus on posts about Feeling Good. Recently this has been lost a little as I struggle with the demands of my work life and the effect that is having on my energy levels and output, so it is good to escape into a place where I am can enjoy feeling playful.
I bought this play suit in a sale so it was much less that it would have been. I was a bit worried about how I would look as in the marketing these things are always shown on young glamour models rather than 50 year old housewives. But I had hope, as I do, that I could look, not like a glamour model of course, but not like the stereotype of a 50 year old housewife. Actually, I suppose that really I am a 50 year old teacher, but I wonder if the image that conjures up is even less sexy!
Anyway, when it came I tried it on cautiously. I was pleasantly surprised, however. It needed some TLC. The high shine had come off in parts, hence it found itself in the virtual bargain bucket where I discovered it. We used a silicone spray to feed it and bingo – good as new! Really, what should get me feeling more playful than playing in a play suit? That was the theory at least. Now I just had to work out what to wear with it!
I have wanted a cat suit for ages and although a play suit is not quite there, I thought it would give me a chance to wear the kitten ears headdress that I have had for a while. I really like the ears. They are leather and although you can’t see here, the way the headdress works gives it more of an accessory feel rather than something from the dressing up box which I think can happen with the head band type. The suit zips from the back of the neck right around and up to the waist, but the zip isn’t two ended, so there wasn’t the opportunity to wear my tail which I had thought would be fun.
Feeling sexy is really important and although I can worry about my age, my shape and the fact that I might look inappropriate, once I am dressed up, none of that seems to matter. It is HL’s response that steers my feelings and in my head, I look as I feel. This was a really good pick-me-up through the week, and it also meant that I had some pictures to play with and to post here for the weekend. So all in all, feeling playful was a 10 out of 10. I hope that you enjoy the images.
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