This evening I have a business meeting in Guildford. I don't know if there is a dress code, but I am not expecting to meet anyone I know, or who could influence the success of my businesses. I would normally choose too wear a lounge suit to this sort of thing, but I just looked in my wardrobe and really do not want to wear any of the normal male option suits there.
Instead I am opting for a nice all wool M & S grey trouser suit with a white cotton short sleeve blouse and a pair of flat black slip ons. I shall limit my jewellery to sparkly ear studs, watch and wedding ring and no (or at least very little) make up. This is the sort of thing I find I am wearing more and more often these days. I find this sort of androgynous clothing choice allows me to satisfy my own feminine nature while still ostensibly presenting as male. I don't know what others may think as being British they are highly unlikely to comment, but there is a large part of me that says I don't care. Of course I do otherwise why would I take so much time and care over what I do wear, but I am also examining who am I dressing for, myself? other women? or to attract men? on balance I think it is a combination of the first two.
Any way I am now off down the A3 to Guildford to find out more about tendering for local authority business ~ sounds like fun?