Friday, August 31, 2007

Fashion Emergency!

Okay, so I'm on my way to work this morning and I am wearing my white wide leg Milly pants, black ruffled trapeze top, black sandals and yellow Chloe bag and running late (darn back to school traffic!) and putting on my makeup. So I carefully place napkins from my glove compartment across my lap and proceed to "get myself together." Looking oh so cute, I get to work, get out of my car and what do I see? Yes, ladies (and gents) Maybelline matte mousse on my Millys. Okay, I thought, I have my trusty Tide pen to do the trick and proceeded to basically smear makeup into the fabric. Then I look down and see MORE makeup on the other pant leg. "Do NOT panic, I can get through this day without meeting my Cute Quotient" I reason, but the vain resourceful me dismissed that idea. Luckily I had some clothes that I was going to take to drop off at Goodwill, nothing wrong with them, I try to give away a piece everytime I buy a piece or no longer want certain pieces. I ignore the strange looks from my co-workers as I search for something suitable to wear in my trunk. Black halter? Nope. Jeans with holes that I made but didn't have the same look as the manufactured kind I had seen in stores? No. Pay dirt! A light grey pencil skirt with a slit in the front. Now what? I grab the skirt, head into work, show my officemates the offending stains and head to the back where we keep our clothing samples. Why not just wear a sample you ask? Because am not the size 2's and 4's that live in those rooms for models to wear for the shoots. I let the coordinator know that I am going to borrow one of the rooms and carefully use our steamer to work the wrinkles out of the skirt. I slip it on, the fit is perfect, looks great with my top and sandals and walk proudly out of that room as if I had planned the whole thing. Now if the dry cleaner can just get the makeup out of my pants......

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i feel you--this has happened to me too! Tide to go is great but doesn't work on everything. But you were lucky you had extra clothes--i have had to go home and change sadly enough

Anonymous said...

Why give to Goodwill in the first place a skirt that fits perfectly and looks great with your top and shoes?????

jnetteb said...

I would rather give it away than let it sit in my closet unused.

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