I obsessively watched this show for about three seasons, and would even watch marathons of episodes I'd already seen! ("Oh, I love this one. Her hair ends up really rockin'...") Then, somewhere along the way, the show soured for me. Maybe it was Stacy's refusal to believe that some people actually do have foot problems that keep them from 99% of cute shoes. Or the way everyone on the show ended up looking kind of the same. Or the episodes (rare, I admit) in which I felt like the makeover killed something fundamentally joyful and right about the person. What is SO WRONG with having a funky sock collection? Life is short, and getting shorter by the second. If a skull and crossbone scarf makes you happy, you should wear it.
A bunch of my structured jackets and cute heels went into the giveaway bag, as I admitted I was never wearing them and when I did, I didn't feel like me. Now, I guess I have a uniform, and that uniform is jeans, and my comfy ecco sneakers, and some kind of upper-body coverage. Last month, I actually went to the grocery store in my pajamas and snow boots, which is a total WNTW mortal sin.
I do dress a lot better than I did 10 years ago, and work harder at looking my best on a daily basis. But, the older I get, the less I tolerate other people telling me how I should look or act. WNTW is like anything else...just a tool. Maybe you'll learn some stuff you can apply to your own life. Maybe not. No amount of "Shut Up!"s from Stacy are worth not feeling like you.