I am heading for a trip out of state. I have come to dislike flying, but cannot avoid it.
I know what you mean, Jane, about the clothes women (and men) wear to the store or airport. Self esteem and pride in doing the best with what you have seems to be missing.
I remember when the First Ladies would never go into public without being ‘gussied up’ to the n-th! But now we have a First Lady (?) who thinks “FRUMP” is ok.
I never even go to the post office without putting on a little makeup, fixing my hair, and wearing a decent outfit. (If I didn’t look my nicest, I would surely run into someone I hadn’t seen in a long time, and I could just ‘hear’ her whisper to her friend, “Did you see YORKIE? Boy has she let HERself go!”)
I went out in public once (many years ago) with (gasp) rollers in my hair - and ended up on National Television. I learned my lesson that day!
I know exactly what you mean, Jane! I haven't done any real shopping in a long time for clothes, although I'm needing a few things. Most clothes for me are either too 'young and teenage looking' or 'older frumpy looking things'! Some don't seem to care as you said. I wear mostly knits for everyday around the house and they look good enough to run to the store in and they are comfy! I need a couple of new ones at this time.
I wear dress slacks for going to the mall or going to lunch, etc. I did wear a skirt outfit with a cute jacket for Easter Sunday. (something I already had.)
Good luck on your trip, Jane. Bet you dread all the pat-downs! I only fly when absolutely necessary and its been a couple of years of no flying for me!