We had a nun helping in the midwestern parish I was at growing up, and I never saw her in anything but secular clothing. I was also accustomed to acoustic guitars and modern (read: basically iconoclastic) architecture and aesthetics.
It is really only after coming to Orthodoxy that I have discovered anything about traditional Roman Catholicism, and it is beautiful to me. I still eventually will seek my priest's blessing to attend the SSPX High Latin Mass down the street on some Sunday, but I think it should wait for a good while, because there are many issues of sensitivity around it. It is also because I really need to take the Eucharist as much as possible right now. The thought of missing communion for a week to go and observe another service rather than participate seems imprudent.
Also, I honestly don't wish to risk romanticizing the environment or second guessing my decision to be Orthodox based off of the aesthetic beauty. I really don't have any regrets about going through with it as God is doing amazing things and bringing real change and repentance, but more than anything else I think it might provide the evil one an opportunity to disturb my peace. End of long personal rant.
Anybody care to explain the difference between the white and black habits?