Monday, August 23, 2010

How To Not Get To Your Friends' Wedding On Time

Normally I would provide you with a summary of the things that occurred over the weekend.  In this case, however, it pretty much consisted of:

1. Slept
2. Assisted the Chef in consolidating 3 closets into 1.5
3. Attended friends' wedding reception

-with 1 and 2 taking up the bulk of the time.  Number 3?  Well, there's the story and it's a horror - really every girl's nightmare come to life, so get ready.

A few weeks ago two of my close friends had a destination wedding in Mexico that the Chef and I were unable to attend *insert sad face here*.  When Saturday rolled around we were really excited to attend the small reception they were having here in California for some of us who had missed their big day.  The gathering was in the late afternoon and it was a perfect, warm summer day.

I laid out a cute dress, a pair of my fancy heels, picked out the accessories and got ready.  Everything was set to go and we were even going to be on time (miracle).  I had my shoes and handbag by the door, and the Chef and I were getting the card and gift together when he said, "UH, don't step there!"  I glanced down and saw some grass on the hardwood floor - that's it, that's all I saw.  I looked away and, when I looked back, thought he had removed it so proceeded to step down....into a pool of clear cat vomit laced with grass.  This resulted in a yelp and a "UGH!! What was that?!?" as I hopped down the hallway on one foot as he hollered back to me, "Didn't you hear me say don't step down?  There's cat barf!  Did you step in it?!?"  By that time I had stepped into the tub - fully dressed, hair and makeup perfect, sans shoes and bag - to rinse off my foot.  I turned on the water and instead of it coming out of the tap, it shot out of the shower head - precisely as I looked up - shooting me in the face, on the hair, and all over my dress.  Destruction on the low seas.

As a result we were 2 hours late to my friends' reception.  We missed the pre-food visiting, the dinner, and the video of the wedding.  Isn't that special?  Not so much.  Note to self:  carefully check bathtub faucet settings the next time you step in cat barf on the way to a special event.

The injured party.
In short:  "traumatized".
I scrubbed my feet for 15 minutes.  I mean I did have to take a shower again anyway.
 Congrats Danny & Nicole!

Do you ever feel like every day/night is a full moon and every card in the deck is the Joker???  Oy

Hope you had a much smoother weekend filled with zero mishaps and/or yucky cat dealings.

Outfit details:  Loomstate for Barneys Dress, Miu Miu Heels, Melinda Maria Assorted Bangles

74 comments:

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

agh! your poor beautiful heels!


xxmerissa
merbri.blogspot.com

S.I.F. said...

I was at a friends house a few New Years Eves ago, and they had a brand new puppy. I managed to step barefoot into that brand new puppies very wet poop.

I thought I was going to die. I was literally bleaching my foot in their bathtub. So. Freaking. Gross.

Of course, I didn't spray myself full on with the shower, so you win! ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...I am so so so sorry...While I was reading I was so in shock and then the shower came....ohhh...I can only image how you felt...Hope you will have a better Monday,sweetie:)...Btw: you looked beautiful:)

Hugs and kisses and Happy Monday

Katie said...

The shoes are hot though - I hope they've survived this tragedy still intact.

Hey, at least you still made it. When I have days like that I yell and just go back to bed.

Collette Osuna said...

Awwwww...so sorry that happened to you...but you made it:)

fashion clocked said...

seems ages since I visited- so sorry just been a little hectic! HA this is unbelievable.... I feel your pain (but only a fraction- as there was no wedding to attend!) While in barcelona- i went to rinse my feet, and instead the overhead huge- i mean like dustbin lid showerhead rained down all over me and I was soaked! You still managed to look gorgeous... 2 hours late was pretty mental.. although sounding a lot like myself!Katie.xx
fashion clocked

Debby said...

Well, you looked gorgeous... love the dress and the heels! That is just awful... I hate when that happens, of course, I have never been fully dressed and on my way out to a wedding! xo

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Oh my, you poor thing! At least you still managed to show up and look beautiful!

Fashion Meets Food said...

At least you were still able to make it to the reception. It would have been awful if you couldnt. Those shes are seriously hot! I wish I had them in my life lol.

xo have a better monday

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

One of life's little surprises. Not the good kind.. especially with the sexy shoes!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I've been thinking if you since I saw you tweet this earlier. So sorry! This type of thing usually happens to me! Glad you made it there and you look great!

Daisy said...

oh man you poor thing. I am not sure I would have dealt well with such a scenario! but hey at least you made it after all. Very cute shoes and dress. xoxo.

Debby said...

How did you ever explain all of this to the bride and groom. You poor thing.
At least you still went.

Yeah Emily.

Staley Mc said...

Oh no! Well atleast you made it to the reception! Your shoes are so cute!

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

This is hilarious :). xxxx

Clara said...

lovely blog
xxx

Closet Fashionista said...

UGH!!! That stinks!! I'm sorry you missed most of the party but at least you got there :(
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Leia said...

Oh noooo! I exclaimed out loud when I read this and my mum had to ask me what happened! I told her your story and she's commiserating, too. So sorry to hear about this ordeal, but at least you did get there ... eventually!

Leia

Jessica said...

Oh myyy that's awful! At least your shoes are just adorable! I love them!

Kerri said...

well, you got a good blog post out of it anyway, carrie! but yuck- cat vomit. very gross. and i am very sorry. i'm so glad your shoes survived it!!

Café Bellini said...

Oh noooooo! Cat vomit is really yuck but it could have been worse (some kind of poo). I'm glad your pretty heels are ok!

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh dear! I can sympathise as I've often done that - thought I was turning on the tap but actually turned on the shower. However, I've never done it all dressed up for a wedding! Poor thing - but it did mean you had a good blog to write today!

Alicia said...

I'm sorry Carrie but I definitely laughed out loud when reading this post. I can't believe the shower hit you directly in the face! ha. But you looked great, love the Miu Miu's

Jordan Streetman (Southern Hospitality) said...

Those shoes are so incredibly beautiful, it must have been very stressful for them. lol. I am glad they survived.

Tamara Nicole said...

Oh hun!!! Sorry to hear about your mishap:-( At least you made it for part of it??? :-)

Oooh and come chk out my giveaway!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

what a fashion disaster! but darling heels-and blog!

http://asequindressatbreakfast.wordpress.com

Bren said...

Living with two cats that get fur balls, I know your pain, oh too well. :/ I can't tell you how many times I'm ready to walk out the door, and I notice that one of them has thrown up! Ugh! Glad you were able to make it to your friend's wedding.

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Mo Pie, Please said...

Aww, you poor thing. I've stepped in cat barf before and I know how traumatizing that is. But your situation is beyond that. It sounds like one of the many nightmares I had about being late to the wedding or a friends wedding. Yikes!

sophiasa said...

oh my dear! I'm so sorry for your unfortunate mishaps!! But you look lovely, and at least you made it, right? =) Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! <3

Savvy Gal said...

OH no!!!

Daniela said...

:( sucks.
at least u made it... and looking good!

LyddieGal said...

Ugh, how awful. I cringe just thinking about it.
Don't get me wrong, I love pets. I let my dog sleep in my bed every night. But sometimes, when you manage to step in a pile of crap they decide to leave for you on the floor, you have to wonder why you've decided to let an animal have run of your house.

Chic on the Cheap

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

ooooh...i know, i know, I KNOW it wasn't funny at the time...but it's pretty damn hilarious now. :P you gotta laugh at yourself sometimes, right?

at least you made it to a little of the event. :) and i have to agree - those shoes are smokin'!

Miss Cupcake said...

I'm sorry sweetie!!! Well, you looked beautiful, and your shoes are to diiiie :) XOXO

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Sorry to hear about your day, but siliving lining: your shoes are really cute!

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

What a bummer :( I hate running late, I always get super panicked. I'm glad you made it eventually though and you look great!

xoxo Maria

Josie said...

Oh, honey, I'm so sorry about this! So unfortunate. If it's any consolation, things like this are daily occurrences for accident-prones like me! And of course congratulations to your friends, dearie!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Indie.Tea said...

LOL! Cats are always vomiting, aren't they? Sneaky little devils.

the chirpy bird said...

I understand completely! My past two weekends have had the same kind of mishaps! Hope that you're feeling better now though!
xo tash

Abby said...

Poor shoes! It's a shame that something always has to happen... Cute shoes, though. Here's to no cat barf!

Lady Grey said...

what a disaster! Sorry you went through all that : (
The shoes are definitely cute though!
oxo

S.Elisabeth said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Haha I literally just died laughing in a "that's really funny, but I feel SO bad for you" way!! At least you got there eventually! And had a funny story to explain!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

pretty funny story!

Eww cat barf.

Love your shoes!

Valerie said...

This is the funniest story I've heard in a long time. I can totally picture you stepping into the shower and getting a big surprise with the water on your head. Haha. It's so sad, but still funny (now, I'm sure it wasn't at the time). What a nightmare! You still looked adorable and that is a fabulous black dress. At least you made it! After an incident like that, I might have just thrown in the towel, put on my pajamas, and crawled into bed. I obviously don't do well under stressful conditions.

xo
Valerie

this free bird said...

Val - me either!! Usually I just pitch a fit and pull a Katie. (see comment above!) hehe

Hope you're having a great day off!

xoxo,
C

Anna Walker said...

Aweh I am sorry! It's kind of funny though! I would have screamed and used the hose outside or switched shoes or something! I love love love those shoes! So cute! :)

MarchMusings said...

What a scream! However not so funny if it happened to me. At least you look all cool and clean later with no trace of cat barf and wayward water!!

Marcie said...

Oh Carrie!! That sounds wretched! I think I would have burst into tears immediately. You ended up looking fabulous (love your hair)!

Have a great week!
xo M

Marie Z. said...

LOL Oh you poor thing! But it made for a good story right??? I hope you're not offended when i say your story made my day, it was so funny! I'm sorry my laughter is due to your misfortune : ( Things can only go up from here : )

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Couture Carrie said...

I'm so sorry, darling!

xoxox,
CC

this free bird said...

AHAHAHAHA!! look at the insane anonymous comment!!! i swear it's a full moon today.

Lori said...

I am sorry Carrie but this is hilarious!! You made me laugh out loud and snort at the same time ~ I can only imagine! At least you had very cure shoes!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, Carrie! Well, you look gorgeous anyway! I'm sorry that I laughed at your post, but as the mother of 3 cats, clear vomit with grass in it is a big part of my life. XX!

PursuitOfLLT said...

thanks for the dog poop bags, anonymous! ahaha

and i'm so so sorry this happened to you! ugh, i can only imagine. that would send me into a tizzy and I would be a HUGE biotch after that haha...seriously.

you looked fabulous and i am loving those shoes :)

Jammer said...

oh no Carrie!!! At least you looked freaking gorgeous when you finally arrived!

PS - Am I a total butthead for wishing you would've captured this on tape? :)

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

alli/hooray said...

Oh my gosh, I feel so sorry for you even though I'm laughing! :) You looked amazing though and I love that dress.

Nikki said...

You poor thing!
That is seriously traumatizing. I hope you had some fun once you actually got to the reception!


xx
Nikki

Coté Provence said...

just discovered your beautiful blog ... Love this post! and I love those shoes!

Will be following you!

style'n said...

OMG I was laughing out loud reading this. You are so funny! And I am sorry b/c that really sucks. I feel like the times when we need everthing to go smoothly the exact opposite occurs. Well in any case you look gorgeous and the shoes are super fab! (p.s. Stuart Weitzman has a summer sale-I picked up a pair of silver/metallic platform pumps..just saying..)

Jen said...

Cat barf?? Oh no!!! You certinaly handled it much better than I did. Hopefylly the rest of your week turns out a little better :-) xo

She Wore It Well said...

Hats off to you for still going. I would have conceded defeat then and there! Especially with my placid attitude of late, which is attracted so much bad stuff my way!

PS. Surgery was yesterday. It went as well as it could have. Now hoping the recovery goes just as well!

xoxo

laurenne said...

Aw maaaan! you still pulled it off though. damn you and your style!

Dawn said...

OOOOhhhhhhh! I ACTUALLY GASPED! when I read your story.....right when the shower head started spouting water all over your head! How awful!

At least you made it...eventually...and you Looked Amazing:)

dawn:))

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh my gosh... I know when I'm late running out the door, the last thing I need is stepping on cat vomit. And I can literally picture trying to clean it off only to get shower water all over your face. gosh, I cringe for you! That is a funny story though because it's relatable. Either way, you looked beautiful at the wedding! I never would've known.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my! What a nightmare indeed. I'm glad you were able to make it to the party for some of the time. Ah, how frustrating that all must have been! I can't imagine! I will remember to check the faucet if this happens though. So thank you for the tip!

Ms Sublime said...

oh nooooo!!! But you still managed to pull off a sophiaticated look in the end! xx

Style Attic said...

So funny to live these moments through you! Although I know it wasn't entertaining at the time. You may not have arrived on time, but you did it in style! As always :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh no your poor shoes!!! But you did manage to look gorgeous regardless :)

Jessica said...

You poor gal! At least you managed to look gorgeous and at ease at the event. But what a way to kick off a celebratory night, huh?

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, what bad luck! I'm sorry! I've done both before, stepped in cat barf barefoot and spray myself in the face with the shower head. Lol.

Love me...Love me not

Annie said...

OY is right! You poor thing. Glad you made it at some point and you looked great!

Krystal said...

I may or may not have laughed out loud about the water shooting you in the face. oops! i'm sorry you were late though!!

corksandcaftans said...

yay. I've found someone else as cool as me. what a relief.

I needed this.

Carey

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