Jul 282010
 


Other than the dress, the accessories have history for me. I honestly like ritzy things with history, but these are special because I can see my grandmother wearing them. She was raised dirt poor with an abusive alcoholic father. I can’t blame the guy for drinking though. He was a musician who came to this new world hoping to find opportunity, and ended up stuck in the middle of nowhere farming with 5 young kids and a dead wife (she died shortly after arriving in America). He was also Czech, which at the time was worse than being a Polish and so work wasn’t easy to find, and socially the entire family was persona non grata.

My grandmother pulled herself out of that, and did her best to become a lady. Even when she was 80, she was hell bent on anything lady-like, and socially worked herself into good standing in the community. She often wore fancy dresses and went to refined social engagements. (Despite her bitching about the vanity of the other women in the group.)

These few accessories that I managed to inherit, bear memories and I think part of her spunky spirit. I love any excuse to wear them.

So dressed in my vintage attire, I went to the party. Luckily I wasn’t alone and many others dressed similarly. It felt a little bit like a prom, though no music was playing.  We admired each other’s costumes, and saw each other all dolled up.  It’s amazing the changes some heels, pearls, and well-styled hair can do.

I looked fabulous. I felt fabulous.

But most importantly, I felt randy.  I felt sexy, and I wanted nothing more than a sexy romp in the “cloak room”.. not that there was one.

I was wearing lady-like pearls. Lady-like shoes. In a lady-like dress. With lady-like pristine gloves.

And all I wanted was to find a secluded spot to be taken like slut.

It was an odd feeling. Funny with the irony of it.

But one of these days, I’m going to get all dolled up and get taken “advantage of” in a coat room. It’s just going to have to happen. (I’m not sure I’ll give the guy a choice.)

  10 Responses to “Dressed Like A Lady”

  1. It’s great that you appreciate the hand-me-downs. What drove me nuts about my ex is that she had ZERO sentimentality about anything her family, or I, tried to give to her. So much so, I had to practically force her to keep some things hand-made by her aging grandfather as keepsakes for our daughters someday. One particular gift incident from me to her for Valentine’s Day left me feeling like a deflated tire in a hillbilly’s backyard car heap but usually exhibits an “Awwwww” from 90% of other women.

    Funny you should mention the cloak room thing because w/the discussion of you being my designer on the shopping trip, the thought DID cross my mind……

  2. It’s great that you appreciate the hand-me-downs. What drove me nuts about my ex is that she had ZERO sentimentality about anything her family, or I, tried to give to her. So much so, I had to practically force her to keep some things hand-made by her aging grandfather as keepsakes for our daughters someday. One particular gift incident from me to her for Valentine’s Day left me feeling like a deflated tire in a hillbilly’s backyard car heap but usually exhibits an “Awwwww” from 90% of other women.

    Funny you should mention the cloak room thing because w/the discussion of you being my designer on the shopping trip, the thought DID cross my mind……

  3. New Post: Dressed Like A Lady – The other night I went to a MadMen dress-up party. I dug out my vintage multiple str… http://ht.ly/18kdGz

  4. New Post: Dressed Like A Lady – The other night I went to a MadMen dress-up party. I dug out my vintage multiple str… http://ht.ly/18kdGz

  5. New Post: Dressed Like A Lady -. http://ht.ly/2hR6Y

  6. New Post: Dressed Like A Lady -. http://ht.ly/2hR6Y

  7. Sounds hot! RT @maruskamorena New Post: Dressed Like A Lady -. http://ht.ly/2hR6Y

  8. Sounds hot! RT @maruskamorena New Post: Dressed Like A Lady -. http://ht.ly/2hR6Y

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)