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Dear Friends: Tasi passed away in late December 2018.  At this time (January 2019) there are no plans concerning the Sisterhouse.net Website but that should take place soon. Please know that any comments, messages or Emails are not currently being read; nobody here in Merida (including Tasi’s widow) have her login information (other than for […]

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Personal Style Takes Time To Cultivate
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Sally McGraw, a Minneapolis-based fashion blogger that I follow, recently wrote this piece on transitioning your personal style to a reader (cis-woman) that was changing her lifestyle. Her thoughts are equally apropos to our community as we transition from male to female whether for shorter or longer periods and try to decide what  personal style […]

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Passing and the Masculine Woman
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There actually are no statistics on the number of masculine appearing woman out there as of course it’s very subjective. And although you no doubt know a masculine looking woman, have you given any thought that perhaps they face some of the same issues that we do as transgender women. With the growing visibility of […]

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Local Fashion Shows – Better Than Window Shopping
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Most of you know about the twice yearly international fashion shows in New York, London, Paris and Milan but do you know there may be fashion shows in your own home town. And the nice thing about them is that the fashions will be geared to your local community and they are available to wear […]

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The 10 Commandments Of Dressing
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These 10 Commandants of Dressing provide structure for your wardrobe which is an important investment by you in your image, your style and your finances. You also want to project your authentic self. It is so easy to get it wrong. When contemplating a purchase or just deciding what to wear, think of these 10 […]

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A Bodycon Dress for a Plus Sized Girl
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Well yes, I’m a plus-size girl and convinced myself that I could wear a bodycon dress after writing this article on Yes, Ladies of Every Shape Can Wear a Bodycon Dress.  Admittedly, wearing a bodycon dress was one of my greatest fears but it shouldn’t have been. I am what I am and the dress […]

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Adding Color Makes a Difference
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We are surrounded by color so adding color to our outfits makes a difference. It plays a vital role in our lives. Color palettes are used for fashions, interior design, moods and emotional states and we can use color to create illusion and as a symbol for our ideas and personality. And color makes a […]

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Should Your Style Change After 50
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Should your style change after 50. An interesting question. We’ve all read those articles on what to wear at any age, but your style is still more or less set by your  late 30s and 40s. So why be concerned. Well our skin does change in color and firmness and unless you’re a fitness freak, […]

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The Crossdressing Challenge – Going Out in Public
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Going out in public may be the biggest crossdressing challenge that we will face. I probably am fearless because I have been out in public from the first time I fully dressed. Perhaps it was the circumstances as I went to a crossdressers makeover service and spent 6 hours being transformed into Tasi, the girl […]

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Fashion Changes To Make As You Grow Older
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You should be considering fashion changes as you grow older but not what you may think. My inspiration came from Kristen Nichols, a fashion editor at WHOWHATWEAR in writing about a totally different subject, but it was like a light bulb went off when I read her article. It just seemed so a propos to […]

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How I Embrace My Love of Fashion Into the Bohemian Style
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When I read Judith Rasband’s column on Bohemian style in her August Newsletter, it embraced my feminine soul and I was reminded yet again that my image of femininity is surrounded by flowey skirts, bright patterns and an almost hippy look. Delightfully, somewhere between tradition and trendy, lies the beauty and fashion fun of Bohemian […]

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Can Clothes Bring More Joy Into Your Life?
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I love clothes but can they really bring more joy into your life. Imogen from the Insideoutstyle blog talked about this and as she said, “I’m not sure anyone would answer “no” to this question.” So how do you bring more joy in? And what’s it got to do with a style blog? Fortunately, there […]

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Shopping Challenges If You Are Tall, Plus Size or Have Large Feet
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We have lots of shopping challenges if you fit one of these categories: being tall (5-10 or over) or plus size (size 14 and up) or have large feet (size 10 or over). Well I managed to slide into all three categories being 5-10 weighing in at 225 lbs with an apple shape and wearing […]

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Fashion on the Orient Express
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There’s nothing quite so romantic as early 20th century luxury train travel and the winner is undoubtably the “Örient Express”. Most of you know of Agatha’s Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” which was both a novel and the subject of two movies, the last produced in 2017 and available on Amazon here (watch the […]

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Not Trans Enough – The Ugly Side of Being Trans
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Only once before have I encountered a situation where I was not trans enough to be part of a group but it has happened again in a totally unexpected way. Now I identify as a mature crossdresser and transgender woman because I am married (42 years) and transitioning is simply not an option for me. […]

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Yes, It’s All About the Clothes
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Yes, it’s all about the clothes, How often have we cross-dressers heard that sarcastic comment from the mouths of transitioned/transitioning women and it’s even echoed from the mouths of gender counselors too. Yet these same girls express their own lack of femininity in their dress. American women, in general, have become a nation of sloppy […]

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