Olivia Jackson, a twenty-something-year-old Londoner, believes that nobody should succumb to outside pressure when it comes to clothing choices; people are free to wear whatever the hell they want. Even if the objections are coming from their significant other.

To illustrate her point, Jackson started a series called Clothes My Boyfriend Hates. "I'd started to really enjoy fashion but my boyfriend constantly made sarcastic comments about what I was wearing," the blogger said about the origins of her project. "I knew I couldn't be the only person who was just carrying on wearing what I wanted regardless, but equally I knew that there would be people out there who were impacted by their partner's or other's opinions – because I'd been there myself.

"So I thought I'd start documenting these clothes my boyfriend hates. Since then, I've been on a mission to empower women to do what makes them feel great."

Below, you will find the latest entries to Clothes My Boyfriend Hates and if you like the pictures, fire up Bored Panda's earlier piece on the series as well!

More info: clothesmyboyfriendhates.org | Instagram

#1

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Don’t mind me, just squinting & working at home in my bright pink boilersuit! Oh how much my boyfriend hates this one. Think he made a joke about looking like a fluorescent mechanic when I first got it, ironically I now work in the automotive industry (but definitely not anywhere near the underneath of cars!)

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

My mind went to fluorescent mechanic too.... not that that's a bad thing

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Jackson wanted to, and still aims to, empower women to dress for themselves rather than for others around them. And it's working. She regularly gets messages from women thanking her for inspiring them to be a bit braver with their fashion choices, which she absolutely loves.

The blogger herself gets her wardrobe inspiration from a lot of different places, particularly from the brilliant women who are on Instagram.

"I definitely inherited my love of bright colors from my mum and my grandma!" Jackson told Bored Panda. "I don't follow any specific rules or concepts—I just wear what makes me happy. I try to shop from lots of different places, mostly on the high street, but I'm always discovering new smaller brands to try. My more recent favorite discovery is Leim; functional jumpsuits you can go to the toilet in without taking them off!"

#2

Clothes My Boyfriend Hates

As you all know, spotty baggy dresses with trainers are usually #clothesmyboyfriendhates but a two year old said I was a princess whilst wearing it which he agreed with so this ones a winner!

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

My favorite so far!

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Jackson's posts often include what she calls "sarcastic tones," which can be confusing for some viewers.

She said that very occasionally, the tone of her Instagram and blog posts is misinterpreted to mean that her boyfriend is controlling what she wears, which is absolutely not the case. After all, Olivia's partner still comes out with her wearing a hospital gown or a mechanic's outfit and is totally supportive.

"It's fair to say the sarcastic comments haven't stopped, and he still rolls his eyes at my fashion choices; I don't think that will ever stop!"

#3

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A throwback because I love this (hated) dress I also love the fact this photo was taken about 7/8pm and it was LIGHT! I find the dark mornings/afternoons of the winter really hard & horrible. I don’t mind the cold at all, but as soon as it starts getting dark at 4pm at work I’m pretty sure my brain decides its time to shut down and I have to try 10x harder to focus. Anyone else!?

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago

I absolutely love this dress. Just get a new boyfriend

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"Neither [me nor my boyfriend] thought my project would be this popular! I think he's very proud of the community of empowered women I've built and is happy that I'm enjoying posting the clothes he hates," Jackson said.

Wearing clothes that she feels truly comfortable in, Jackson found that her friends and family love her new style. Now, she encourages everyone to do the same.

#4

Clothes My Boyfriend Hates

Boyfriend famously called this the technicolour dream dress.

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Lisa loves cats
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1 year ago

oooh! the boyfriend description made me laugh but i think the dress is really pretty

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#5

Clothes My Boyfriend Hates

When he rolls his eyes at your dress.. then his sister turns up at ours also in a spotty dress. We didn’t even plan it

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

This is gorgeous!

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#6

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I ~might~ have bought the most hated item yet!? I loved wearing this on New Year’s Eve. J came in when I was getting ready and said, ‘oh I thought you were wearing that new dress tonight’ ‘yes but I felt too overdressed’ ‘so you put on a velvet smoking jacket to wear INSIDE?’ Well...
In all seriousness it’s going to be a jacket which lasts me years I’m sure.

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The Super BumbleBee
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1 year ago

Gimme. That. Jacket.

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#7

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Just another pair of leather trousers he hates ‘but not as much as the other leather trousers, they’re awful’ so I’m taking this as a win.

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Eva Schmutz
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1 year ago

cute outfit

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#8

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Frills + dungarees = obviously #clothesmyboyfriendhates

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
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1 year ago

Love it

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#9

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These leather trousers are defo the most hated item at the moment. I love this outfit for work though - a good balance of feeling smarter than jeans but still super comfy and fashionable.Despite layering up, I was still freezing in them today though - anyone else feel the cold easily!?

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

Your boyfriend obviously has taste because look at you, but not in fashion!

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#10

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A baggy dress and jacket he hates but we’re relaxing by the sea and life is good.

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Lisa loves cats
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1 year ago

i really like this outfit!

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#11

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I’m sure you can imagine the granny/Princess Margaret-based comments this @andotherstories cardigan attracted. The magpie in me loves the buttons!

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
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1 year ago

Gorgeous!

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#12

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT DAD SANDALS? Is that even what they’re called? Or dork sandals as me and my mum call them? These got an ‘absolutely NOT’ from the boyfriend but I love them. They’re @johnlewisandpartners (popped a link on my stories) and are soo comfy. I’ve also lusted after many a @teva and @arizona.l.o.v.e pair too. They’ve been perfect for long coastal walks this weekend, as well as for pottering around town, much to my boyfriend’s dismay. I’ll share some of my fave accounts who rock a chunky sandal on my stories too! X

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I'm not really a big fan either... sorry :(

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#13

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Oh these matching pyjamas are definitely #clothesmyboyfriendhates. I’m not sure if it’s cos they’re matching (and matching my phone case); the pattern; or the fact I am wearing them on repeat that he hates. They’re so comfy though. Something I’ll miss when life goes back to ‘normal’ is being ready for bed, make up off, skincare routine done and in some jazzy pyjamas at 9pm. As much as I LOVE an early night I probably only used to have one once a month or so. Having a (busy) full time job, this wonderful account, and various other bits to keep me busy I probably didn’t take enough time to just *chill*. That being said I am also very ready for a big night out / rosé on the beach somewhere hot at lunchtime / just an after work beer. For now I’ll stay in these dreamy jammies and watch desperate housewives with a tea.

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

10/10

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#14

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A hated polka dot dress: winter edition. I wore this a lot in spring and summer with a tee underneath (swipe across) but today I popped it on with a roll neck underneath with some tights and boots and ta-dah! A winter outfit. J even asked me if it was new.

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GeneralZod
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1 year ago

It's not easy being green

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#15

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Can’t wait to get this ‘dressing gown’ coat back on now the colder weather is coming! He reeeeally hates this one. I have no idea why ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

If he ever makes you throw it out, can I have it please???

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#16

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Put on a bright jumper and spotty headband on Saturday I know if J was about he’d defo be taking the piss out of my headband matching my phone case / my bright jumper / the fact I was even bothering to get dressed when we are going nowhere! It’s been three weeks now & I think I might miss his sarcastic comments 🤪 surely not!

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
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1 year ago

I have a headband just like that one.

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#17

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My total guilty pleasure, this onesie. I hate that I love it. It’s so comfy. I miss it when it’s in the wash. Perfect for the unpacking I’ve been doing this evening. Anyone else got guilty pleasure house clothes? (This isn’t even one he hates, he bought it for me years ago )

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
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1 year ago

Hahahaha I LOVE Onesies!!

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#18

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Went for my daily walk in my nightie ‘but it doesn’t look like you’re going out in a nightie, it just looks like one, y’know?’ - I’ll take that as a win. I’ll link this on my stories as it’s in the sale and dreamy. Pearl straps and jewel print - what more could you want!? Will wear with a t shirt under it in spring too, and a roll neck in winter👌And yes, I am working on getting my chest the same colour as my arms and getting rid of the watch strap tan line

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Lauren Reder
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1 year ago

Looks like something I have, what's too hate?

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#19

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When we move I’ll treat you guys to a new mirror and a tidy hallway (lol, ok, I’ll treat myself) but for now you’ve got this my gold spot dress paired with biker boots from Saturday night are totally

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MellonCollie
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1 year ago

Lovely dress & boots! I'm curious about the boyfriend's looks though ... good on this girl to keep wearing what she likes and mock the BF at the same time with her account :-D

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#20

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Not worn these in a while but think it’s time to bring back what he calls the CLOWN TROUSERS . They basically feel like wearing trackies outside the house though - which is win win, right? Do you have any clothes which feel super comfy but don’t look slobby?

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MellonCollie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha, I have pants like these in jeans coloured tencel. Pinocchio trousers, according to my husband. Too bad for him I love them :-P

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#21

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I’M SO HAPPY TO BE IN BOOTS! Less happy that my boyfriend asked if I was going to a ‘funeral rather than dinner? I thought you were going to a Turkish restaurant?’ (I did have a spectacular chicken sis and halloumi chips). As nervous as I am about a long covid winter ahead, I’m pleased the hot weather has left, I was ready for a change! I looove jumpers and boots. How about you? What’s your favourite season? X

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wanderlust
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1 year ago

spring all the way.

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#22

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Even managed to wear something he hates to the gym I love this sweatshirt.

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Kristof De Smet
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1 year ago

I even like this one, but it doesn't look too comfortable for the gym

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#23

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How I feel about lockdown 3.0 oh what I’d give to be heading out in a totally fabulous, extra, coat to see friends without a care in the world (or a mask in sight!). But hey. Here we are - and I’m very aware that relatively I’m very lucky. If it’s ok with you, I’ll continue to share the clothes my boyfriend hates and hopefully making you smile during the next few weeks. That’s on the days I’m bothered to get dressed. They’re a bit scarce now, but happen occasionally, I promise...! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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your local lesbian
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1 year ago

I love that coat!

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#24

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We’ve made it through another lockdown day & I did it smiling in toddler clothes. As my boyfriend took this photo he said ‘those slippers are truly ridiculous.’ Yes but they’re so fluffy and so pink (and a lovely gift from @thehomebeautylab ). Anyone else up for wearing ‘ridiculous’ clothes while WFH? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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your local lesbian
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1 year ago

tbh the slippers are the best part of the outfit

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#25

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Still wishing I was going to the pub in this. Really miss Thursday and Friday night post-work drinks. But feeling more and more hopeful that it’ll happen soon! I don’t think I need to explain why he hates this jacket... ‘It’s not pink enough!’ bring on going out in bright clothes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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your local lesbian
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1 year ago

those shoes tho-

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#26

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Patent coats my boyfriend hates even in all black I’m getting an eye roll as we’re leaving the house. He moaned then agreed to take a photo, background his choice (‘bet you’ve never posted a photo with a toilet above you ey! Let’s think of a good toilet pun for you to post!’) Despite the toilet jokes all the way home, it felt good to be out. We headed to a local outdoor market, I was on the hunt for a fresh wreath (didn’t find one so if you have any recommendations in NE London let me know!). Now on the sofa with a roast in the oven, a candle lit and a glass of red wine in hand. We made it through another lockdown weekend, friends

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Felice Coles
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1 year ago

Huh. So he got to choose the background when you wanted your photo taken? Just wait until HE wants a photo of himself. Live in fear, bruh!

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#27

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I got an eye roll this evening for my daily walk attire #clothesmyboyfriendhates

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I love those shoes but I don't think they go with that skirt

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#28

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#ShinyToesMyBoyfriendHates - naturally. Sliders had to stay on so you wouldn’t see my twat tan 😬 hope you’ve all had a great weekend!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

I'm scared to ask WHAT is a twat tan???

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#29

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I seem unable to wear fully black! Clashing prints my boyfriend hates I wear this camo jacket with leopard quite a lot and really like the combo. When I was wearing this jacket last week not only my boyfriend, but also his friends, kept telling me I was wearing nothing but stripes on my arms 🤦‍♀️😂 can’t win (PS my boyfriend RATES masks and thinks you should wear one even if it is in a print he hates👌)

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HoOmAn BeAn
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1 year ago

I LOVE THAT CAMO JACKET OMG I NEED IT

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#30

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Leather trousers guarantee an eye roll. Every. Single. Time! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! No settling snow here but we hunkered down today anyway (and pretty much every day at the moment, right!? ). Lockdown feels relentless at the moment - sending big love to everyone else who’s feeling totally meh! I’m watching musicals on BBC at the moment whilst eating cake which is helping.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

Chic and casual! Very nice!

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#31

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Christmas party mode: on. Pretty sure my colleagues hated this feathery and organza combo too when I wore it to our party on Thursday night! I’m still undecided what I’ll wear on Christmas Day though.. do you get dressed up or stay casual?

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Kate Kretz
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1 year ago

Has anyone kindly suggested to this woman that she should get herself a new boyfriend who does not criticize her choices but loves her creativity? Constant criticism wears down a person's self esteem.

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