I suppose, in a few ways, I can relate to MoneyPenny.
She just wanted James to pay attention to her.
If she had been a real woman, (and not a character)
She would have woken up for James,
Worn her hair for James,
Gotten dressed for James.......
She would probably wear any outfit he complimented her on, over, and over,
(even if it wasn't her favorite.)
It would always stick out.
We feed on positive attention.
And, there's nothing wrong with it.