Today I went out a did a little clothes shopping, some of which might make it into my suitcase for the October Crimson Moon party. I know it's still early September and the party is more than six weeks away, but because of the circumstances surrounding the July party, I didn't allow myself to get excited about it until the week before the actual party. This time, all of the obstacles have been cleared early and unless something awful happens, Cigi and I will be there.
For me, buying new clothes is one of life's simple pleasures. I'm not a shopaholic by any means (I would have to have an unlimited amount of funds for that) but I do enjoy it if there's a party lurking. I think about what I'll be wearing and how I will look getting spanked in it. Silly, huh? This is especially true for panties but also applies to jeans, skirts and tops. I think my love of new clothes goes back to my childhood. Cigi and I are the youngest of the four kids in our family. As a money saving device, Cigi and I wore a lot of hand-me-downs and homemade things. Now I'm not complaining about this. My grandma was great with a sewing machine. I can still picture her at her Singer, humming softly and the soft snip of her scissors as she cut a thread. I loved to sit and watch her make something. She made both my prom gowns and I had to be there to critique every move. However, as a child, it was different. Grandma even made our Barbie clothes. So getting anything new was a big deal. I loved back-to-school time because (besides Christmas) it was the only time we got new clothes, whether handmade or not. I guess that sort of feeling comes back to me whenever I get anything new.
I know a lot of tops like a woman to dress a certain way. Some favor skirts or dresses that can be lifted for easy access. Some prefer a bottom in tight jeans or pants. I've met all kinds. I guess the way the woman is dressed sort of sets the mood for the scene. I think a bottom dressed in perky "spank me" attire is adorable. I don't go for costuming at all, but I think some women are extremely spankable in just regular clothes, without the roleplay/fantasy aspect going on. Sure, there are plenty of guys who dig cheerleader uniforms. Many like the crisp pleats of a plaid skirt. Others like sheer, low cut blouses to set the mood for them. I once had a top tell me "You walk into the room in your jeans and sweater and you're instantly spankable". It was the highest compliment I've ever been paid in the scene.
So, people, what do you think? Do clothes really make the bottom? Or does it even matter? I have said before that I don't have a separate wardrobe for spanking and vanilla activities. I just don't have the money for it. Anyway, I much prefer my spankers to see me the way everyone else sees me. What you see is what you get.