I'm back in my home state of CA for the holiday, and seeing some friends for the first time in 6 months. I started the modest dressing journey before graduation in May but I guess some friends didn't pay too much attention or it was too obvious. It was strange to be "noticed" by people I'm close too but haven't witnessed the progression. I got some comments on my headbands and necklines. It's not enough to change anything but I wasn't expecting it. I don't live in an area where anyone really covers, nor is it the norm with my friends from home.
On a side note, I was shopping for boots and I ran into a gaggle of Frum (Orthodox Jewish) girls looking for boots at the same time. We instantly recognized each other and smiled
: I did feel kinda sheepish because it was the ONE DAY I wasn't wearing any kind of headband or scarf..