Poor Eyesight, and the Wrong Shoes.

I recently wore a skirt with a few different colors in it, the primary one being navy. While it did have a little black in the print, I decided to wear navy shoes that have not been worn since 2012. I like the shoes a lot. Nice size heel, open toe, silver trim. I had not had any navy in my wardrobe since way back then so they sat in my closet. Thinking about this as I slipped the shoes on, something popped into my memory and I froze in horror.

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Back in 2012 I’d been up for a romance writer award and was, to say the least, a bit frazzled. My critique partner arrived from back east and we were planning on driving to the conference in Anaheim. I had to attend a private group, meet other finalists, listen to professional panels, and all before checking in and being able to change clothes. I was running around, doing my usual questioning of what to wear so I wouldn’t look all crumpled after the drive. After trying on something with navy, I put on the shoes. Then I caught a glance at myself in the long mirror and shuddered. I didn’t look professional enough.

“Give me five secs,” I said, leaving the car on and the air on and my purse with glasses on the seat. “Get in. I’ll be right back.” Back inside the house, I quickly grabbed another dress and a light jacket, threw that on and ran out the door.

At the conference one of the ladies commented on my shoes. “I have those shoes, they’re very comfortable. I have them in three colors.”

I nodded smiled and muttered something. It was a whirlwind event going from one activity, one photograph after another. And you guessed it. As I slid into those same shoes for the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference last week it hit me that I had taken off a navy and white print dress and slipped on an outfit in the black and taupe colors back in 2012. With navy shoes! And I have proof of what I wore by the many group photos. Thank heavens feet were not included in those pictures. Ha ha ha ha hah!

I’m sure the woman who commented thought I was some kind of quirky old lady. Have you ever done something like that? Come on. Fess up. I can’t be the only one. 🙂


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6 Responses to Poor Eyesight, and the Wrong Shoes.

  1. I once spent an entire day on vacation with hubby interacting with people and visiting many sights wearing two different earrings. My husband never noticed, but when I got a good look at myself in the mirror I couldn’t believe it. I’m sure many people wondered if I’d invented a new style or was just batty.

  2. robena grant says:

    Oh, Lynne. I’m so glad it isn’t just me. Ha ha. I wish I could wear contact lenses. I’m certain that would help. I get sick and tired of taking glasses off and on (can’t walk in them) and only really need them for the up close details.

  3. I was halfway through a day long seminar when I realized I had my skirt on inside out. And no one said anything. Geez…

  4. robena grant says:

    Oh, no, Judy! Were the tags showing, or could people have just thought it was that new trend with seams showing? It’s good to know we all make crazy mistakes. We are only human. 😉

  5. cindy says:

    These made me chuckle. Gee where should I start? The day I felt my garter unsnap in high school math class and tried to sneak out to the ladies, stood up, slithered across the room behind the teacher when…right in front of the entire class, down fell the garter, nylons and all. I have no memory of what happened next!

  6. robena grant says:

    Cynthia, that would have been awful. I’d have blocked that one too. 🙂
    Hope you’re still visiting with your new grandbaby and soaking up all that fun.