I couldn't agree more. It's human nature to judge... I prefer to give less ammunition than others.
I wore this last Friday... Jeans are Banana Republic with JCrew braided belt. On top is black silk cami from Ann Taylor, brown velvet track jacket from JCrew and the leather vest is something I thrifted, size medium from Neiman Marcus. It's one of my favorite pieces for this fall. I never leave the house without jewelry and here I am wearing one of twin sis' antique crystal necklaces. Same day, but later, hair has been cut and I'm out for beers. I was struck by how freaking tiny my thighs look to me in this picture. Subtle yet noticeable difference I think.
This is something I wore last week maybe? Felt a bit bold wearing stripes and spots, but it worked! Dress is wrap from JCrew and sweater is from Banana Republic. Earrings are screwbacks, pressed base metal with milk glass beads. This was an outfit I wore to class.
I take A LOT of pictures of myself. I am addicted to my iphone but after having avoided myself for so long... I dunno I guess I expect the novelty to wear off but it doesn't. I look at pictures of myself sometimes and still feel unreconizable. I was trying to get a picture of my knee here. I swear it changes shape on a daily basis. I wish I had a better picture of this outfit. The jacket is vinatge and wool. It's has a very simple military look and fits great. Underneath is a silk shirt from a label I can't recall... scoop neck with a big bow at the collar. Skirt is Calvin Klein and yes, it's leather. I wore this to class.
This past Thursday I finally wore jeans for the first time to UNH. Six classes in and the girl who sits next to me in Nutrition Education & Counseling (who also works at JCrew Outlet) said she was glad to see I was capable of dressing it down. ;)