October 14, 2012

An Embarrassing Shopping Incident

After my last work wear post, a few of you asked me to post some other looks that I wear to work. Since I don't have to wear suits unless I'm in court/meeting clients, I do have a bit more leeway in terms of what to wear, so I'm always on the look out for pieces that can be worn outside of the office too.

This particular outfit also comes with a totally embarrassing (but hilarious in hindsight) story. My friend Emily and I were on one of our typical shopping trips when I dragged her into Club Monaco. I saw this exact blouse/skirt combination on one of the mannequins and since I love recreating the mannequin looks myself, I instantly snatched up both pieces and headed to the change room where, as luck would have it, I got STUCK. I somehow managed to zip the blouse into the skirt and couldn't get it off! I had all the employees in the store trying to get me out of the outfit and it just wouldn't budge. They ended up having to cut the blouse out! I felt so horrible I bought the outfit. Kind of an apology buy, if you will, but at least I really liked it!

Blouse: Club Monaco (here) / Skirt: Club Monaco (here) / Shoes: Aldo
Wrap Bracelet: Alden Rae / Pearl Earrings: Ann-Louise (similar)

58 comments:

  1. haha so funny!!Hope you don't get the same problem at home! Nice outfit :)

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  2. Haha it seems like this blouse likes you :) This outfit is so chic, hope you will not have the same problem after!

    xx
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  3. That is so funny. Something I could easily see myself doing... And I would have bought the outfit too.
    Luckily it really looks amazing on you! So perfect for work and so beautiful that you can wear it any other time as well :)

    I hope you're having an amazing weekend!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  4. Oh my, what an ordeal! At least you're still able to wear the blouse so it wasn't too damaged when they cut it off you, right? Cute outfit though! The details on the skirt are amazing.

    Marisa
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    1. Actually this is a new blouse. The other one was left with a giant hole in it and unfortunately went the way of damaged goods :(

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  5. That's my work ensemble, before I quit to stay home :O) Beautiful skirt. I'd totally wear it.
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  6. Love that outfit. That's so sucky you got stuck in it! I love the zipper detail on that skirt! Xx

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  7. Funny story! Luckily you loved the outfit! It does look good!

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  8. Oh no, I can't believe that happened! Awww, well at least you got a beautiful outfit!

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  9. What a story! I can see how that can happen though with silk tops - they can be an individuals best friend or worst nightmare. Hope you didn't end up buying the cut up blouse!

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  10. Loll....I've had a few of those moments, but luckily I was able to unzip after many attempts! Gorgeous outfit girl! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm following you now:)!

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  11. omg! that's so funny! BUT i love the outfit! must have happened for a reason! ;) xO! xO!
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  12. Haha that's too funny! I would have been mortified! Cute outfit though :-)

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  13. Hahahahaha! I have gotten stuck a few times myself, but have managed to extricate myself without enlisting aid up to now*fingers crossed*. With me, it's usually because my shoulders are too big for the rest of me and I struggle to get things without buttons or zips off.
    I will ask Emily to describe this to me when I see her next.

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    1. Emily tried to get it off me too. When she failed we had to call in the sales associates, haha!

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  14. Oh my gosh, what a crazy story! I love this skirt though - especially the leather detail - and I guess fate was telling you that you really REALLY needed the outfit. You look amazing in it, and now I am totally going to watch for that skirt to go on sale! =)

    Avec Amber

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  15. You're too funny. I think it was meant to happen. The outfit looks good on you!
    When're are you back in Vancouver?
    xo

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  16. That outfit is fantastic on you! Love the structured look. Not to mention you look a bit like Olivia Wilde in the first photo! Darling!

    yuni @ OBSESSED

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    1. I wish I looked like her, she's so pretty!

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  17. omg that has totally happened to me before. I'd definitely buy the outfit too, I feel guilty like that too - but it looks great on you so no loss! :)

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  18. omgoshhh that's so crazy!! but it looks fabulous on you so i think it was still a good buy hahah :p loveee that pencil skirt the leather and zippers make it so chic!

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  19. You look fab girl! Love the skirt!

    X

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  20. sophisticated set: I love the detailing on your blouse

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  21. OMG that's crazy that you got stuck...that's happened to me too and I know that feeling of fear like OMG, am I going to get this off??? It does look amazing on you though!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
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  22. You are pretty !! Love your skirt :)


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    A chic kiss ;)

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  23. Very polished and chic! You look like a real lady! I am your new follower! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoxo

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  24. You are soo funny but really can only laungh about it on hindsight. I can't imagine being in that situation myself!!! Love your site and your classic sense of style btw. Hope you're settling in in Calgary :)

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    1. Aw, thank you. Things in Calgary have been going well so far :)

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  25. it´s amazing the way you express here.

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  26. So pretty! That skirt is amazzzzzing<3

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  27. Oh no that's awful! I had a few times that I was stuck, but luckily Graydon was there to help me out... pfew! But, you survived it ;-) And it's an absolute lovely outfit!

    xo Leonie

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    1. In the end, my friend had to pull the whole thing (blouse + skirt) off me so they could cut the blouse out of the skirt, haha!

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  28. What, what a story! So is the fabric ruined now?

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  29. hahahaha you're kidding!!! this is my nightmare. it almost happened to me once, i stayed in there for like 30 minutes until i got it off. but i love the fact that you're telling us about this and hey: the outfit looks gorgeous on you :) so i guess it was worth it. //dariadaria

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  30. Hahaha that is indeed embarrassing... but now you have a pretty skirt and blouse!! ;)

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  31. Haha we all have those embarrassing shopping stories but its good you bought the outfit, It looks great on you :)

    Anna
    stylescreed.blogspot.com

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  32. Aw no! Well, it works out that you had to buy it anyway because it suits you so beautifully. Love love loooove that skirt, and the blouse is the perfect thing to pair with it!

    Alexandra xo

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  33. I love the neutral tones of that skirt!

    -Erin-
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  34. Love your skirt! It looks great on you!

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  35. LOL What!? Did they tear the blouse while cutting you out of it? Did you buy the one that was torn? It is actually really, really cute...the skirt fits you well.
    Are you on the steps of a courthouse, esquire? ;)

    xx
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    1. It does look very courthouse-y, doesn't it? It's actually a school, but the courthouse here in Calgary is super nice... it's all marble and high tech (major upgrade from the Vancouver courthouse which is old and concrete).

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  36. I love your skirt! The panels are super flattering are really cute. xx

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  37. You look so classy!!
    Loveit

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  38. omg I hate it when that happens! and you are like hopping around and getting so frustrated! love the skirt!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  39. I really like this outfit, you look great in this pencil skirt, simple, classy and chic look. Please let me know if you would like to follow eachother:-)

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  40. This looks great :) i really love your skirt and the wrap bracelet!
    Love, Mari ♥

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  41. haha that's hilarious! I can't believe it was so stuck they even had to resort to cutting. it was really good of you that you actually ended up buying it. the blouse is beautiful!

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  42. Coming to you by way of Pearls and Paws, and now following! I love this skirt! It is very sophisticated, business and edgy all in one. I also like the picture of the wrap bracelet and how you can see the zipper detail on the skirt in the background. Very cool. Looking forward to more posts!
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  43. What a funny story! I hope you didn't buy the exact outfit that saw the sharp end of the scissors though!

    I'm also a lawyer and just stumbled on your blog, now following :)

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    1. The skirt is the same one that caused the problem in the first place but the SAs got me a new blouse :)

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  44. funny change room story! But if it were me, I would be totally embarrassed and sweating to death trying to solve the problem myself.

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  45. OMG, that is one of my worst nightmares! I have gotten stuck in dresses before and panic and turn red and sweat. It's awful! Especially when you have no one with you to help! Why don't they just put zippers up the back to spare us the horror? Thank you for sharing your story...now I know I'm not the only one!

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