August 31, 2012

The Under-Dressed Girl With Bad Table Manners

Skirt, Shirt and Headband: JCrew; Blazer: c/o Karen Kane; Shoes: Dolce Vita; Camera Bag: c/o Jo Totes; Mustache Ring: c/o Windsor Store; Faux Glasses: Urban Outfitters; My Favorite Necklace: c/o Stella & Dot

So, I thought of you guys the other night.  If you read my "If You Knew Me Post," you'd know that I have an A+ in messy eating habits.  Well, I took my "messy eating habits" to a whole new, and might I add, extremely embarrassing level.
You see, it all started when my Husband invited me to attend an event for a candidate running for US Congress.  Long story short, Husband said, "We're all going to work out at the gym and then go over after."  So, I'm thinking, everyone will be in workout clothes.  No big deal.  I get out of my kickboxing class, and find Husband and the other guys, wouldn't you know, dressed all sophisticated.  And I didn't bring a change of clothes.  Great.  They invited me to dinner anyways, and insisted that it would be totally fine for me to go to the nice restaurant in my workout clothes.  I agreed because, well, I wasn't going to let being underdressed get in the way of my night.
So, we arrive at the restaurant to find that the rival of the candidate we are supporting in the race is hosting his event there.  News and media are taking pictures, and the now US Congressman is talking to his supporters and thanking them for helping him through his campaign.  Fast forward.
So, we sit down at a nice table and I order the chicken parmigiana.  The server brings our meals out, and I dig in.  While I'm cutting my chicken, I'm listening, and looking, at one of the guys speaking across the table.  Now, I don't know precisely how it happened.  Maybe it was my sheer strength, my excitement to eat, or lack of multi-tasking skills, but none-the-less, it happened.  With a tug and a pull of my knife, and a moment that moved entirely in slow motion, my chicken went flying off my plate and across the table.  Flying!  Like it still had wings.  
I looked over at the dressed-to-the-nines girl sitting right next to me, (who I just met by the way) and noticed that on her arm, was a very large glob, (like a tablespoon amount), of spaghetti sauce.  Oh how appetizing.  We were both staring at it.  I was mortified.  She was mortified I'm sure, but played it off with the cool and class of it not being a big deal.  Way to make a first impression Katie I groaned inside.  Spots of red spaghetti sauce were splattered across white table cloth, and even made their way onto my husband's nice shirt.
It was one of those moments like, how on earth did that just happen?!? When we finally reached our event, and asked how the dinner was at our rivals party that we unexpectedly crashed, our response was, "We were throwing spaghetti everywhere, it was great."  It was a running joke the rest of the night.  Eh.  Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself.  And pray for better table manners.


Stesha said...

hahaha thank you for making me laugh! I am sure you showed up all those other women, work out clothes and all!! love it!


Bailey Schneider said...

Hahahaha! The good news is, you are NOT alone. This happens to me all the time.
I can never ever wear white. Simple.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

hahahha! at lest you made an impression! such a funny story :)


Fashion Fractions

Rosie said...

That sounds like something that totally happens to me...I hate big events because of it!! I just can't help it, I'm clumsy!

But at least you have a great story to tell your friends and family!!! =P

Have a great day!


Kimberly said...

Oh, you are so much more relaxed than me - I would have had a panic attack! At least you can laugh about it now :)

Victoria said...

Hahahaha! Awesome!

BTW, cute shoes!

Anonymous said...

I always feel like fashion bloggers are so put together & sophisticated- this post cracked me up! Its good to know photos only capture so much & bloggers are people too, in all their awkward glory. I would totally be the person who's chicken goes flying!

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

love the blazer and the shoes! :)

Lyndsay said...

Oh my goodness! At least you have a funny story to tell from it, and I'm sure you still managed to look lovely in your workout clothes.

I love your blazer in the above pictures!

Natali said...

Gorgeous shoes and ring!! You have an amazing style and I'm following you now :)

Laura said...

At least you have a great story now! Thanks for brightening my Friday morning! Also, I love the mix of patterns in your jacket and your shoes. So fun!

Anonymous said...

OK, I JUST woke up, but I feel that if I were fully conscious, I would have laughed out loud at this. But then I would have probably spit my coffee all over my computer, and then I would be the one with the messy eating story.
BUT on another note, I love your look here! It seems a little funkier than what I usually see you in, but I like it!

Sarah's Real Life

Anonymous said...

You handled it so much better than I could have. I would've crawled under the table and died! I love getting to know you through your blog. You're so funny and a great storyteller! On another note, I LOVE the outfit! Have a great weekend!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Oh girl! You are one brave woman going to dinner after kickboxing. And flying chicken. Omg. For what it's worth, I'm clumsy--maybe not quite as much at the table--but I run into door frames all the time. Your outfit is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Your story is absolutely hilarious. good for you for still going to the dinner. IT would have made a great sketch. By the way your outfit is amazing. Love the ring.


Anonymous said...

Oh man, being super under dressed is the worst. The spaghetti sauce fiasco however, is something I would totally do! :)


cgdozz said...

You made my day! I was laughing so hard. Thanks for sharing.

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Oh my gosh.. I can TOTALLY see myself doing this! I am such a clutz and am always spilling/breaking things so yeah I feel your pain! At least you're able to laugh at yourself about it. I have learned all to well the art of laughing at myself :) I fell the other night walking to my sister's house and it's become quite the running joke! Thanks for the laugh!!!


Caroline said...

Hilarious story hahaha... At least you made an impression! :)

Bev said...

Sounds like a scene straight out of the movie Bridget Jones' Diary! I hear you loud and clear, i've had my fair share of these moments. Best to laugh it off indeed. Love the outfit, feels on the brink of autumn and that burgundy is making its appearance everywhere, love it!

~ Bev

Erin said...

I could totally see myself doing the same thing! And you are normally perfectly dressed, so it's no worries. I love the stripes and the burgundy color on you.


Anonymous said...

I have this blazer too:) I'm having a hard time styling it though. You added some real excitement to a night that might have otherwise been boring. Right?! haha!

Unknown said...

cute outfit.

Heidi said...

Oh no! Too funny, sometimes those things just happen. Good that you can laugh about it though. -Heidi

Fabulously Average said...

hahaha, oh no! well, at least you have a funny story out of it!

xo, Joanne
Fabulously Average

Anonymous said...

This post and your funny little story definitely made my day Katie! :)

I love that you kept your cool and didn't let being underdressed get in the way of your enjoying your night!
So what if you're not completely dolled up?
As long as you're confident, no one will remember what you're wearing.
They'll just remember your confidence and charisma (and the fact that you were flinging chicken!).

We all have those embarrassing moments!
I'm glad to hear that you didn't let yours keep you down.
If it makes you feel better, my table manners are quite atrocious.
So keep your head help up high girl!
You just have to laugh at yourself somedays and keep moving on.

Keep doing your thing and being lovely and gorgeous outfits such as this one!
I hope you have a marvelous Labor Day weekend!! <3

The Ace of Hearts

Nicole Marie said...

hahah. you know that scene in princess diaries when she sends things flying across the table... remind me of that

Anonymous said...

Ahahahahah you definitely made me laugh out loud while I'm sooo sick at home (fever and stuff) THANK YOU for this :)

That Girl said...

That is hilarious!! Sounds like something I would do. I have a knack for embarrassing myself in unexpected ways. :)

-Charity @

Emma Vogelsang said...

Cute outfit!

The Style Storm said...

Love this look! Love your blog!

AubreeNoelle said...

This outfit is so cute; I immediately pinned it...hope you don't mind ;)
love the shoes and ring!

Anonymous said...

Haha...oh no!!! Ah well...something to laugh about later on in life! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts!

Unknown said...

Ohhh my God!! but, at least you had a great time!!! loooveee your posts....=0)

Andrea said...

oh my gosh that is hilarious and would be just slightly mortifying! if we ever ate a meal together it would be pretty epic. I am known for spilling 3 meals a day. Without fail. I'm glad you can laugh at yourself though, that is seriously important!


Belle de Couture said...

LOVE those oxford shoes girly! So cute!


NSR.25 said...

Somehow I lost your blog, but alas, I have found you again! (I've added you to my blog roll so it won't happen again!)

I was having a bad day (my hubby and son got me sick!) until I read this post, it MADE.MY.DAY.

Life can be a bitch sometimes, huh? Just look at it this way: that chick- that you splattered marinara all over- she's going to have a hilarious story for the rest of her life...thanks to you! :)

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