Wednesday, May 22, 2013

That One Time...

I am SO excited to be linking up today with my blogging bestie, Heavens to Meighan! I love the concept of this link up because you can take it just about anywhere--funny stories, embarrassing moments, celebrations, what have you. I'm going with the embarrassing moment angle, because I just had one recently that I'm not quite over! So with that, here goes nothing!!

Ok, let me set the stage. It's a warm and sunny Friday morning. One of the prettiest days we had had all year and I was so happy to be able to bust out some spring clothes for a change. I had a probation revocation docket that morning (if you don't know what that is, don't worry--it doesn't matter) so I had to look "courty".  Since it was finally spring, and a Friday, I went with a knee length green and white seersucker skirt (my favorite fabric--could wear it every day and in every color), a 3/4 length sleeve gauzy top with a cream tank under it, and a cardigan with pearls around the neck. Throw on some gold and pearl jewelry and some nude peep toe shoes and I looked like Legal Barbie, if I do say so myself. I am very conscious of the way I dress for work because I always want to look professional, yet cute and stylish at the same time. Hold onto that thought as I continue to tell this tale, if you don't mind!
The courtroom was packed when I got there--tons of lawyers, defendants, supportive friends, etc. I'm talking, one of the most crowded courtrooms I had been in in a while. I spent my time running around the courtroom, talking with the DA, the clerks, my new clients, and just chatting with other colleagues while we waited our turns. I know I had to go speak to the Judge twice, meaning my back was directly to the room. I was in there for over an hour before the call ended. On my way out, I spotted my uncle in the adjacent Judge's office so I went in to see what he was up to and ended up talking with the Judicial Assistant, Donna, for a bit. When we had caught up, I turned to walk towards the conference room, where my uncle had gone, and Donna says "OH CATHERINE". Instantly I knew. I don't know how or why I immediately knew what she meant, but I did. I had accidentally worn bright blue underwear under my skirt, which was VERY pale. I cannot BELIEVE that I forgot to change, I mean, I looked at myself in the mirror before I left! I was HORRIFIED and went back to her desk begging her to tell me that it wasn't that noticeable. Unbeknownst to me, there were 2 lawyers tucked away in the kitchen off of her office, and after I said something to the effect of "Maybe no one noticed", one of them said "what, your aquamarine underwear?". OH sweet heavens! I went straight home (crying all the way) to change. Thank goodness that Donna told me, because I had clients to see that day and tons of errands to run. Once I got over feeling really embarrassed, I got kind of upset that no one else told me. I mean, I was in a courtroom FULL of colleagues, and I'm sure someone saw. Give a girl a heads up next time, please?? Please, please tell me that I am not the only one who has ever done this?? It would make me feel SO much better! :)
Here are some pictures to prove that I usually don't do that: 

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Exhibit A: See, I look cute at work!

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Exhibit 2: Even on casual Fridays, I manage to look professional yet "with it", no blue underwear in sight!

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Exhibit C: Here I am in white pants headed to work, no blue visible!! 

Don't forget to link up with Meighan! Thanks for hosting, sweet girl!!


6 comments:

  1. Cat! You told me this story but you didn't say you cried! :( It's okay, stuff happens all the time. Once, I wore black pants with pink and black polka dot undies underneath. I had no idea that the black fabric was thin and Ben was like "um, so I can see your panties." And I was so mad because I had been wearing it at home for like 3 hours, but he didn't tell me until we were out to eat! Lord have mercy people. P.S. I'm so jealous of your fashion. And I looooove you!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for being such a good friend girl!!! Love you too!!

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  2. I feel for you! Had something similar happen to me, but I was just out shopping. Was wearing some random underwear that had writing on the butt for some reason and didn't realize that they showed through my stretchy pants. Saw my mom that night after i got back and she called me on it. No fun!

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    1. OH NO!!! I know that sinking feeling you had in your stomach when she told you! Thanks for sharing--this makes me feel better. I didn't want to be the only one!

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  3. oh my gosh!!! that is awful, but girl it has happened to us all!!! lessons learned!

    xxS

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  4. I absolutely love your last outfit!
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