Lest you imagine that a woman whose business card reads “Wardrobe Consultant” is immune to style bloopers, guess again. The other day I had an in-office morning (read “in my jammies”) before attending lunch-time training event. I was deeply involved in email when my computer popped up an alert: 15 minutes until that event – yikes!
Fortunately the location was nearby, so I slipped on a favorite Spring print dress — easy, just one piece, no mix/match savvy required. You can see why it’s a fave — the diagonal stripe element in the print visually maximizes shoulders and minimizes waistline. So far, so good.
My usual quick makeup job, slip on nude sandals, toss my mini-bag and a notebook into a coordinating tote, add a statement earring and I’m out the door feeling both chic and a bit smug.
I dash into the workshop room, sit down with some friends and … as we wait for the presentation to begin I glance down and notice a care tag visible near the hem of my dress. What is that doing there?
On closer inspection I realize it is extending from a tidy but clearly visible seam. OMG – I have the whole dress on INSIDE-OUT! You can imagine the ribbing I took from my girlfriends when I explained why I needed to make a quick trip to the ladies’ room.
If you have a comparably amusing appearance anecdote to share I suspect we’d all love to hear it in the comments section below. Come on ladies … please let me know I’m not the only one.