I Am a Naked Girl in a Dress

July 27, 2011

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The fabulous Kir of The Kir Corner

This week’s guest writer is Kir of The Kir Corner. She is enthusiastic, happy, and passionate about writing. I love to receive comments from her and smile at her tweets to me because Kir is someone bubbling with positive energy.

The tagline on her blog is: “Where Love, Life, and Infertility meet…Parenthood.” Kir writes about her life and is also writing a book (available to read on her blog). Please stop by to visit her after you read what Kir shared on Naked Girl today.


When Kelly asked me to guest for her this week I was happy and of course humbled.

She’s awesome, so I wanted to be awesome for her.

Which lead me to ponder the name of her blog:
Naked Girl in a Dress

Hey honey, aren’t we all?

Naked, I mean.

Exposed and fragile without the camouflage of our clothes?

Indeed it’s all very tongue in cheek if you think about it, the cover that our costumes afford us.

In our clothes we could literally be anyone we want to be, the possibilities are endless as to how far our imagination can take us if we slip into something “a little more comfortable” and no I’m not talking about those yoga pants you love or that other naughty negligee you might own but is squashed somewhere in the bottom of a drawer under the Victoria Secret briefs that you buy to pretend you still “got it”.

Oh. Only me?

Moving on.

So I was thinking about the whole “Naked” thing and I realized that it’s a great euphemism for how I feel lately as a writer. Now that I’ve open up this part of myself, I feel really exposed. I’ve never been particularly comfortable being completely uncovered since I live by the rule that a little mystery never hurt, and a sheet strategically placed can make all the difference in a risqué situation, if you get my drift.

Yet, I am also not a prude of any kind.

Seriously, I’m not!

I love the feel of my uncovered legs under a dress, my feet and arms bared as the stripped down version of myself. As a woman, I love knowing that underneath the entire garb, the colorful garments, even the dainty bling adorning my neck, fingers and earlobes I am bare below them all, a figure of femininity.

Yet blogging doesn’t always encourage that kind of clandestine behavior. Your blank screen screams for you to SHOUT, EXPOSE, DIVULGE and pretend that you have no qualms or trepidation about what you are about, what you present to the world. On the other hand, if you choose to, you never have to “leave the dressing room”. Instead you can twirl in front of the mirror and admire your ensemble without ever revealing anything about yourself.

I walk a fine line with this, I want so much to give so much of myself to the community I love while still keeping some things secret and for myself.

Plus I keep thinking of the day my sons find and read my blog and well I’ve been naked in front of them enough in their young lives already, how much more is appropriate for heaven’s sake?

Oh. Just me? Again?


So I think I am going to keep the sheet handy and use it as a cover-up from time to time and then some days, when I am feeling frisky, I’ll put on the backless dress and glitter heels that I keep at the back of my closet and let you peek inside my wilder side.

I am NAKED underneath after all. ;)

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Kir July 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thank u so much for having me here Kelly!!!!! I am so honored and happy to write for your amazing blog.

I couldn’t be more proud!!!

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angela July 27, 2011 at 8:49 am

Hi Kir! (waves enthusiastically)

This post is so true and honest. A little mystery is indeed ok, and it’s a fine line to walk with a blog, because so many posts and ideas mean appearing naked emotionally.

You do it beautifully, my friend; I love the idea of naked with a lovely drape of a sheet or gorgeous new dress.
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Kir July 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

HIIII!!!!!! oh I’m so glad you came over, THANK YOU.

I’m so glad you enjoyed this and left me that AMAZING comment. It made my whole day when I read it yesterday. xo
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Oilfield Trash July 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

This was a very good guest post!!!
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Kir July 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

well thank you very very much :)
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Lance July 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thanks for revealing yourself in the nudist colony of writing – Naked Girl In A Dress.

Count the metaphors, girls.
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Kir July 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

HI Lance,
thanks for all the Metaphors….you make me giggle!!!

glad you liked it ;)
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Elena July 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm

As someone who wears her heart on her sleeve and is an open book, I guess that means I am a bit too naked at times. :) Although recently I have started asking my husband about topics and whether I can or cannot write about them…because although I guess I dont mind stripping down, I am not sure I can take my whole family with me (although ahem, he might appreciate that one of these days). he he

Karen @ Time Crafted July 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Wow…that is one rockin’ awesome post!! I get it, I get you. I so understand what you are saying, especially as it relates to writing. It does feel naked to put yourself out there via the written word. So glad I clicked through a tweet to come read what you have to say! :>
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Kir July 28, 2011 at 8:21 am

Hi there, thanks so much for coming over and for that wonderful comment.
So glad you enjoyed my “visit” :)
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Just Jennifer July 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I think Kir is great. This was a great metaphore, Kir! Blogging, just like the rest of life, is a balancing act.
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Kir July 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

Thanks so much for coming over and thank you for the really awesome comment. I am so glad you liked it. :)
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Shell July 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

Oh, Kir. This is such a fine line to walk. I think I probably spill a little more than I should. Really been weighing on me lately.
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Kir July 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

but here’s the thing Shell, I WANT to spill more, I love the way you just TELL it like it is, I sit in awe of it, I WANT to do that. Because I have Plenty of stories to tell but how to tell them, will it make a difference if I do, does anyone want to hear them is where I get stucked.

For you, from me, PLEASE don’t stop what you are doing, your writing and “spilling” is real, honest and awe inspriring. Really.
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SuzRocks July 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

I think I probably err on the side of caution- and don’t share too much. I don’t think I’d mind sharing deep dark secrets with the strange world of the internet, but since many family and friends read, then I sort of hunker down and keep things secret.
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Alexandra/The Empress July 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

This is Kir, too.

She lives as authentically as I’ve ever seen.

No pretense, no falseness, no ego:

I think that’s why she is getting every ounce of joy out of life there is: she’s cleared the plate from all the “dead” uselessness of life.

I love her.

GREAT post here.

Abby July 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I’m late to the game, but fabulous post Kir. I love everything you write, but this was especially poignant. It reminds me of a quote I heard once: “Be careful not to tell all you know just because you have a spare minute.” (Or something like that.)

That blank screen can scream at you if you let it, but we all need a little piece of us to keep for ourselves.
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