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I got some weird looks this morning as I walked from my desk to the office kitchen. And then I got a few more when I walked from my desk to the office bathroom.

Awesome, I thought. I have a poppy seed from that bagel stuck in my teeth. Either that or my dress is tucked into my tights at the back again. I was even wearing the same dress.

But then I got to the office bathroom and caught sight of myself in the full-length mirror. Internet, I could not make this stuff up if I tried.

1
Min
Feb 24, 2010

Oy. So sorry 'bout that. :(

2
eva
Feb 24, 2010

i've done this intentionally on more than one occasion, so no worries

3
Camels & Chocolate
Feb 25, 2010

No! YOU DID NOT!

4
Teej
Feb 25, 2010

No WAY. You did not!

5
Rachel H
Feb 25, 2010

This won't make you feel any better but my father did this once. He wore one loafer and one shoe THAT HAD TO BE TIED.

6
anna
Feb 25, 2010

Got dressed without your eyes in?!

I thought of your dress/knickers incident yesterday. As I merrily climbed the escalator at Victoria, a woman chased me down to say "Excuse me, your skirts in your knickers & EVERYONE CAN SEE". I totally appreciate her telling me but what was the need of adding (emphatically) "everyone can see"? I can deduce that for myself!

7
Kavita
Feb 25, 2010

Love the hip look.;-)

8
Amy
Feb 25, 2010

I dread this. My dread of wearing two different shoes is only slightly more serious than my dread of forgetting about out of uniform day in high school. Glad to see you survived, I probably would have walked around in my stocking feet the rest of the day. :)

9
Starla
Feb 25, 2010

Cute shoes, and love the pink, but how is that even possible?! You must have been still asleep!

10
Lizzie
Feb 25, 2010

Oh the shame.

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Lori
Feb 25, 2010

I did that once/ Only when I noticed it I was on a plane headed to a business meeting. In my defense one was blue pump and one was black.

How did you not notice? Seems those shoes would have felt completely different!

Lori

12
James
Feb 25, 2010

NO WAY. Your right foot is bigger than your left foot? I never would have guessed.

13
Roze
Feb 25, 2010

I'm sorry, but this is inappropriately amusing! And may I ask: BUT hooooowwwwww?

14
Windy
Feb 25, 2010

I did this once for an important meeting. Except one shoe was flat and one was a heel. It took me two hours of walking around the office to figure out why I was walking so funny. Stress can make you do funny things.

15
operation pink herring
Feb 25, 2010

Ah, the eternal risk of keeping the stash of shoes beneath your desk. Been there, although not with such a bright color. The upside is, they're both adorable!

16
Angella
Feb 25, 2010

I've worn two different colors of an identical shoe (one black, one navy), but you totally win.

Awesome.

17
ScottsdaleGirl
Feb 25, 2010

You had to just act like you did it on purpose. Trend setter!

18
honeypops
Feb 25, 2010

wow amazing that neither you nor sean noticed it on your way to work! doesn't the pink one have a heel? XD
the worst attire-related mistake i made was forgetting to wear a bra...

19
Sensibly Sassy
Feb 25, 2010

oh.
oh wow.
So did you go home to change? Or just rock it for the rest of the day?

20
April
Feb 25, 2010

Welcome to the club. I once went to work with my shirt on inside out AND backwards. ;-)

21
abbersnail
Feb 25, 2010

Oh my gosh.

Wow.

22
Home Sweet Sarah
Feb 25, 2010

This. This is awesome.

23
Michelle
Feb 25, 2010

Sadly, I just did a similar thing about two weeks ago. Fortunately my incident involved two similar tennis shoes...one being Nike, the other Addidas. In reality, they don't look that much alike, but that morning, they sure looked the same to me!

The only thing you can do in that situation is laugh!

24
Mandy
Feb 25, 2010

Well...you could always says you're trying to win a bet :)

25
Clare
Feb 25, 2010

oh wow.

also, I NEED the black shoe! (actually, I'd like a pair please). Where are they from?

26
Hip Hip Gin Gin
Feb 25, 2010

Oh bless your heart. I'm sorry about that.
Both shoes are really cute though, that's something to feel good about!

27
Christina
Feb 25, 2010

could you get away with claiming you hurt your foot?

28
Jennie
Feb 25, 2010

Silver lining: they're both cute shoes!

29
Hairy Farmer Family
Feb 25, 2010

Oh boy!
How delightful!
For... ummm... US, that is.

30
Caitlin D
Feb 25, 2010

That is fantastic. Truthfully, I have had the most awful week of my life and the fact that this post made me laugh out loud (laugh at all!) for the first time in a while, well, I'm grateful! :) I love the silliness.

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Nothing But Bonfires
Feb 25, 2010

I should probably explain that I didn't actually walk to work like this or anything. I keep a few pairs of shoes under my desk -- since my walk is 20 minutes each way, I usually do it in sneakers and then change when I get to work -- and I'd been wearing the black ones (which, since you asked, Clare, are from Payless about two years ago.) I must have slipped my shoes off at some point and then when I slipped them back on, put one black one on and one pink one on, since the pink ones would also have been under the desk. So luckily I wasn't rocking this look for more than about 10 minutes, although I did keep thinking my shoes felt really weird while I was. The black ones have a wedge heel and the pink ones a spindly stiletto kind, so I was probably waaay off balance!

32
Erika
Feb 25, 2010

Seriously, please tell us what was going on when you got dressed!

You HAVE to be joking.

If not, then I think you have 30's brain.

:)

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FunnyGal KAT
Feb 25, 2010

I'm sorry but... hahahahahahaha! And, hahahahahaha! That is too funny. And I'm only laughing because it was you who managed to do it instead of me (oh, I've done it, but this one belongs solely to you). You, my friend, have talent for managing not to notice the extreme disparity of the shoes (like others, my experience was with black and navy shoes...)

35
charise
Feb 25, 2010

Totally done that before. Only I always catch it as I walk down the stairs in my building when the shoes make different noises on the steps. :) Somedays you are just too tired/distracted to notice, ya know?

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Sarah Ashley
Feb 25, 2010

Holly, In order to catch that next time, you might have to lower your self esteem to look lower enough to see that your shoes don't match. Only kidding!

37
hillary
Feb 25, 2010

oh my
I have no words

38
Sheila
Feb 25, 2010

I once did that with two different colored Docksiders. One tan suede and one brown leather. Had to walk entirely across campus to rectify the situation.

Now that I reflect on it, I'm not sure what's worse about the situation: that I was wearing Docksiders while in college or that I owned two distinct pairs of them?

39
Karen
Feb 25, 2010

Hate to say it but my reaction was exactly the same as FunnyGal KAT's. Thanks for the laugh--I needed that.

40
kat
Feb 25, 2010

omg! this puts the different colored socks to a whole new level! hysterical!

and sorry. probably mortifying. will you be cabbing it home? :)

41
Nothing But Bonfires
Feb 25, 2010

Oh, it totally cheered me up too. I laughed out loud. I was having a horrible day before that.

42
whoorl
Feb 25, 2010

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

43
Janie
Feb 25, 2010

Awesome. Just awesome. Though I was definitely wondering how the hell you managed to do this in the morning and not realise until you got to work, so thanks for clearing that up :)

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Rachel
Feb 25, 2010

WOW. Are you pregnant? That seems like something I would have done at that time, or immediately after when I was sleep deprived. Woah...I still can't get over that the shoes are TWO different colors.

45
Alecia
Feb 25, 2010

Oh my! Did you go home and change?

46
Kristin
Feb 26, 2010

I have done this but I DID actually walk around first. I wore one over-the-knee boot (black) and one riding boot (brown) I was on my way to a local blogger meetup, and it was Corey who noticed. I feel your pain, though the deed was not quite as appalling!

47
Jen
Feb 26, 2010

oh man. BWAHAHAHA!

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sutswana
Feb 26, 2010

Really, take a pregnancy test. My girls are 4 and 6 and I still haven't recovered my full mental acuity.
Whether you are or not, this is priceless.

49
Marcheline
Feb 26, 2010

Okay, so you totally snowed the entire population of Bonfireville... and snuck your "I really didn't wear this from home to work" confession smack dab in the middle of all those comments.

Meanwhile, everyone who doesn't READ ALL THE COMMENTS before they comment are still under the impression that you walked down sidewalks, took the bus and three subways, went grocery shopping, and ran a televised marathon in the pictured shoe combo.

And all you did was walk from your desk to the bathroom and back.

To Holly: Way to work the crowd!

To The Crowd: SUCKAAAAAS!

50
Allison
Feb 27, 2010

I just had a fantastic 1980's flashback... Or would that be flash dance... Anywho - this is fantastic... and so sorry you had to endure the embarrassment... Classic mistake any of us could have made.

51
Kristen
Feb 27, 2010

I've done this, but at least it was with shoes that were in a similar hue. You drinking before work again?

Embrace it. I'd have laughed at myself all day.

52
Kristen
Feb 27, 2010

Now I feel a little bummed, since you didn't wear them all day. It's the little things that make me happy.

53
Kerri Anne
Feb 27, 2010

I think this needs to go in the Best! Thing! Ever! category.

54
Linda
Feb 28, 2010

My girlfriend packed her bag to spend the night at my house, as she had an early morning appointment in a courthouse near me. The next morning she came down the stairs wearing 2 navy left pumps. The funniest part of this story was that we watched "Best in Show" the night before and giggled at the guy who had two left feet.

55
Andrea
Mar 01, 2010

I only wore one earring to work once. So.... you win. How? Like, how?

56
WendyB
Mar 02, 2010

Wow, that's a doozy! though your explanation (desk shoes) made me worry less about you!

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Rhi
Mar 05, 2010

Once upon a time, I was a senior in high school and these felt type clog shoes were in style. I had a black pair and so did my BFF Emily. Her shoes had a slightly different trim on then than mine did, but one day before school we decided to trade one shoe. So, we basically each had mis-matched shoes on, ON PURPOSE.

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Gretchen
Mar 08, 2010

I did this once - at a funeral!

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Kailin
May 18, 2016

You're a real deep thikner. Thanks for sharing.

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