Before anybody gets any ideas, no it was not that kind of wardrobe malfunction!
I fractured my foot about 2 months ago, and while I'm pretty much healed at this point, I still haven't been released to wear heels. Normally this would be no big deal, except that all of my pants are the perfect length to wear with heels. I normally wear jeans to work, which means I can wear tennis shoes too. And since I normally do not wear heels with jeans, this means most are the right length.
But today I had to meet with a client, so no jeans. I hate wearing flats with skirts, so that leaves slacks. I had a hard time finding slacks that fit. The ones I wore 3 weeks ago were a little snug, but a pair a size bigger were too big. A pair that were too small 3 weeks ago now fit perfectly. I know, that makes no sense, but welcome to the world of women's clothing. I grabbed a blouse to match and was ready to walk out the door.......except for one small problem -- shoes.
Like all of my slacks, these were a little too long. So my options were 1) wear heels anyway and hope I don't cause any damage to my still healing foot, or 2) wear flats and hope the client doesn't think I look too sloppy. Seeing as how option 2 doesn't involve pain or the possibility of permanent damage, I went with option 2 and hung out behind the desk the whole time, where the fashion faux pas was a little less noticeable.
While today ended up working out ok (but not great), I'm debating whether or not to have shorter slacks in my closet, just in case. I don't plan on fracturing my foot again, but I am pretty clumsy. Any thoughts?