Some Quick Confessions – The Time I Got Stuck In…..

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I love confessions.  Last week life got crazy and I didn’t get my weekly embarrassing stories off my chest so this week I have a great one stored up for you.  As always linking up with Kathy who I am so pumped that my post about fixing compacts worked for her and now she is a believer!

Okay I think I’m going to tell you my latest mortifying story of the week for this one.  It’s a doozy for sure.  Two weeks ago I ran to TJMaxx quickly after work to scope out the home goods section (where has my life gone that I am getting excited about wicker hampers and calphalon pans?)  I cruised by the clearance section and I saw a fabulous Ralph Lauren black conservative work dress that can transition to a quick happy hour drink afterwards kind of piece.  So I grabbed it and balanced the one clothes drying rack I found in the entire store that was in a random section abandoned (Yahtzee I’ve been looking for one for Mark’s house….nothing better than hanging my delicates if you know what I mean from various towel racks….especially when his parents, really mother, comes to visit) on my hip and motored it to the dressing room.  I tried it on, it fit perfect and it was a total steal at $18 originally $250.  I did a little happy dance shimmy found a great deal type of move and then pulled it up over my head.

Then panic set in.

My long hair was wound around the security tag……and I was stuck.

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Seriously I know.  I tried to carefully unwind it but the more I tried, the more it secured itself around the plastic tab.  Now I’m starting to sweat.  I’m stuck with the dress over my head and my hair caught in the security sensor.

I wish I was making this up.

Now my heart is now racing and I’m internally cursing myself about why I just didn’t unzip it and step out of it like a normal person, why I had to be all rushed and pull it over my head.

So I finally make the decision, I attempted to get into my clothes that I came into the store in.  I grabbed my bag and awkwardly walked out of the dressing room holding the dress over my head with my hair caught in it.

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The girl giving numbers for the fitting room was all of 16 and I think I honestly scared her when I rounded the corner in the disarrayed state I was in.  She naturally did not have the sensor remover…apparently that cannot be trusted by all…but she guided me over to the jewelry section where two little ole ladies behind the counter (remember I live in FL) where having a long drawn out conversation about Pandora bracelets.  I was patient…..until I wasn’t.

I finally got their attention and they both were in total shock and confusion as to how I got myself into this situation that neither of them had seen before.  Well clearly they have never met me before.

She tried to unwind my hair but “baby it is really wound tight in there“.  She finally had me lay my head on the jewelry counter (again…..not joking) and used the sensor remover tool to try and get it off.  I had visions of a chunk of my hair going with it.

Well it wasn’t working.  Then the other one tried to help.

Now a crowd was gathering around and I was dying a little more inside with each second.

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Here comes a third person over to help and finally the sensor released and my hair stayed attached to my head.  I thanked them over and over and told them I never wanted to see that dress ever again to which one of them proclaimed “but darling it is such an amazing price for a Ralph Lauren LBD“.  Then someone from the crowd reached for it to which I grabbed it back and said “you’re right but we have already started off with a rocky start“.

So the moral of that story is…..unzip dresses with sensors on them or put your hair up when trying things on.  Or I could always try this look?

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Here is the culprit.

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Listen girl I feel your pain.

Ultimately it’s all good.  I mean now Beyonce and I have something we can totally laugh about together.  Oh B we are so alike….always getting our amazing locks stuck in things.

Let me leave you with this gem.  I have been rocking the hand on the hip since the 80’s.  No big deal.

Alright I told you my mortifying story of the week.  Has that ever happened to you?  I mean I’ve almost gotten caught in a terribly tight F21 dress that goes on okay but the getting off part…..has been dicey but never successfully gotten my hair so terribly tangled in a security sensor like that before!  What else can I possibly do to top that story right?  On that downward slope to the weekend! xoxoxo


  1. August 27, 2014 / 7:58 AM

    LOL, oh girl I would have died! hahaha, the worst I´ve ever had happened to me was getting the zipper stuck of a really really tight dress and i wasn´t able to pull it up or down or any way, i almost thought of ripping it and leaving it in the dressing room pretending it was already broken, but somehow I managed to get it off. i was dripping sweat that day….i then vowed to NEVER try on tight clothes if i´m shopping by myself. The key is to always have a friend nearby, lol.

  2. August 27, 2014 / 8:15 AM

    Oh no!! How embarrassing!! Glad they were able to get it out finally but even more glad you bought it!!

  3. August 27, 2014 / 10:39 AM

    Haha. Oh, no! Luckily I’ve never experienced that, but I did almost get stuck in a dress when the zipper refused to budge. I was in the dressing room for ages trying to get the zipper to work!

  4. August 27, 2014 / 11:04 AM

    oh you poor thing!! thank goodness your hair was ok. When I had long hair I got it stuck in a box fan and had to cut it out, and then I got it stuck in a blow dryer (I dont even know) and so I just chopped it off after that. That dress is gorgeous though, what a steal!

  5. August 27, 2014 / 11:18 AM

    I am literally dying!!! Lost it when I pictures your head on the counter!! That is hilarious and sad all at the same time- I would have been crying/laughing if that was me lol!!! In the end – totally worth it sine you got te dress :)

  6. August 27, 2014 / 11:24 AM

    Worth it. That dress rocks.
    I purposely put myself in ridiuclous situations, so I’m not really one to sympathize.. but you win with this one.

  7. August 27, 2014 / 11:44 AM

    Hahahaha oh my gosh!! I can’t stop laughing. So glad you’re hair (and head) are ok!

  8. August 27, 2014 / 11:45 AM

    hahahaha! how embarrassing! my silly story: i was at the bay (which is canada’s lamer version of macy’s) in the lingerie section looking for bras and underwear. most of the stuff is hung on hangers and i was stooping to the lower racks for my size (WHY do they put XS and S on the lowest possible rack?). as i got up, a hanger got hooked onto my purse and i didn’t even know it (it was a cross check body bag and the bag was by my butt) so i walked out and the alarms went off and i’m looking around and thinking omg, who would steal this shit? i kept walking because obvs i’m no thief until a security guard stopped me and asked to check my bags. obvs i was totally offended because hello, i’m a 30-something woman who has a f/t job and classy as hell why would i even steal anything from the bay? so he came up empty and then when i was about to turn around and stomp away in a dignified manner and nose held up high, he saw the culprit and laughed his ass off. he plucked it off my bag and said “well, i guess we found it!”. and the most embarrassing part? IT WAS A PAIR OF OLD GRANNY PANTIES!! i was looking at the bikinis which happened to be beside the granny underwear and of course, THAT ONE had to stow away on my bag.

  9. August 27, 2014 / 12:17 PM

    Bahahahaha oh the joys of shopping with long hair!! This has happened way too many times to me but just not to that extent ha! Glad your hair stayed attached to your head! ;)

    <3 Shannon

  10. August 27, 2014 / 12:19 PM

    Oh girl, you poor poor thing. I’ve never had that happen, but I have short hair, soooo…

    Glad it worked out well though, and you rock the ish outta that dress.

  11. August 27, 2014 / 12:26 PM

    Oh girl! I have gotten my hair stuck in so many things. So many. One time I got my hair caught in a zipper in a fitting room and I spent 25 minutes in there trying to get it out because I wasnt walking out half naked for help. It was at a store where they let you in the room and hang your stuff up for you and check on you every two minutes. The girl asked me about 15 times if everything was ok. Who knows what she thought. I came out all sweaty with mascara running down my face from crying out of panic.

    Another time I was at a mall trying on a dress and I got stuck in it. I couldn’t get it to go back up over my boobs. I had to call my mom to come help me out of it. Luckily she was at the food court. The things we get ourselves into all in the name of fashion. Regardless, the dress is totally cute and now a conversation piece!

  12. August 27, 2014 / 12:28 PM

    Ha! You poor thing! Glad you were finally rescued. :) I can’t even imagine … plus your head probably hurt!

  13. August 27, 2014 / 12:32 PM

    Haha the old ladies!! That picture of you as a kid is cute too. :-) When we put sensors on clothes at work we put them on so that they won’t cause any issues. Oh and to make it more difficult for someone to steal it. I’m glad that you ended up getting out of the sensor though!! :-)

  14. August 27, 2014 / 12:38 PM

    LOL, oh my gosh, I am sitting here at work trying not to laugh too loud! I would have been so embarrassed too, but that is really a great story! The dress is gorgeous, I bet you look stunning in it!

    Just a couple of weeks ago I was trying on a dress at Ross (an LBD, actually) and I didn’t get stuck in it but I set the security sensor off somehow and it was screeching REALLY LOUDLY, that was super fun! ;)

    I remember one time my best friend and I were trying on prom dresses and we tried on these dresses that were sequined from head to toe for fun (they were ugly but we were being silly). We got it halfway on and couldn’t get it off at first, it got stuck and those sequins HURT! We were panicking a little but mostly laughing hysterically!

  15. August 27, 2014 / 12:40 PM

    Haha omg girl! You have the best stories! I’ve totally gotten my hair stuck on tags when trying on clothes before. Now I try to just put my hair up while trying clothes on. It’s just too long to keep down. And I’ve gotten it caught in zippers… the worst.

    <3, Pamela

  16. August 27, 2014 / 12:41 PM

    Do you think any of those TJMaxx workers have blogs too and wrote about their work day with a lady getting her hair stuck in a dress?? Ha, that’s awful!! Awful in the I can’t stop laughing way… Glad they helped you and you didn’t have to lose any hair!

  17. August 27, 2014 / 12:45 PM

    I nearly just choked on my grape. Oh, to be a fly on the wall! I was just thinking the same thing Emily wrote ^ wonder if any of the employees have a blog. LOL LOL LOL. It is a great dress!

  18. August 27, 2014 / 12:52 PM

    i’m dying. between all the gifs. and monica. i mean I LOVE IT. not the story. that sucked. :) bad juju in that dress for sure. sounds like something that would happen to me. xo

  19. August 27, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    Too funny, but I’m glad all ended well and you didn’t lose any crazy chunks of your hair!

  20. August 27, 2014 / 1:32 PM

    haha that is too funny but yes, you and beyonce have something in common so who cares :)

  21. August 27, 2014 / 1:32 PM

    OH MY!! That is so funny! I’m not laughing at you.

    To be honest, this happens more than you think with dresses. In fact, I have had to CUT people out of dresses when they were stuck in them. Yes, CUT them out of them. Talk about embarrassing. It happens.

  22. August 27, 2014 / 1:38 PM

    Ha! Poor thing! I got stuck in a sports bra the other day and was home alone and couldn’t get it off!!

  23. August 27, 2014 / 1:50 PM

    Too funny!! You poor thing! The dress looks amazing though!!

  24. August 27, 2014 / 2:01 PM

    Oh gosh what an ordeal! How embarrassing to have all those people staring and trying to help. Glad you hair made it out okay though!

  25. August 27, 2014 / 2:07 PM

    I felt so horrible for giggling at this – I am so sorry – please forgive me.

    That is an amazing dress though!

    I’m glad you didn’t have to cut your hair or anything!

    Horrible but Funny – but, now you and Bey are like TWINS!

  26. August 27, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    I can totally imagine this whole thing happening!
    You & the B Queen are besties :)

  27. August 27, 2014 / 2:28 PM

    Oh my gosh, that had me laughing for sure :) Never happened to me but I’ve definitely tried on a dress (or two) that I can’t get back off right away and I start to panic lol.

  28. August 27, 2014 / 2:33 PM

    Hahaha I’m dying! I’m so glad that you got out of it…with your hair. I haven’t had my hair caught but I have had things be a little too snug & thought “great…I’m going to be stuck in this forever…or I’m going to have to break it…which means I’m going to have to buy it…”

  29. August 27, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    I was going to ask if you bought the dress! LMFAO! I have been in that position! Once I got myself stuck in a bandage dress with my arms against my sides. I dont know how it happened but I started to have a legit panic attack. It was terrifying, lmfao! #shoppingproblems

  30. August 27, 2014 / 3:14 PM

    this is and will be the best thing i’ve read all day! hahahaha i love you!

  31. August 27, 2014 / 3:20 PM

    Oh my gosh Amanda! That is so funny, but I know it wasn’t at the time! Whew, what a panic attack!

  32. August 27, 2014 / 4:21 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA. Awful and hilarious.

    Nothing makes panic set in like the feeling you’re caught in a dress in a fitting room.

  33. August 27, 2014 / 4:41 PM

    NOOO what a nightmare!!! I was once stuck in a dress because the zipper got stuck but THIS!

    PS you are a great story teller!!

  34. August 27, 2014 / 4:50 PM

    Bahahaha… and I mean that in the most sympathetic of ways… that is horrible and mortifying. Glad you didn’t lose any hair. And glad you got that steal of a dress!!!

  35. August 27, 2014 / 5:15 PM

    Oh my Lordy you just took it that whole experience 1 step further! I have gotten stuck in many dresses and tops before (I mean if you can’t figure out which hole is for your head and which is for your arm you probably don’t need it right?) but not to this extent! Hey at least you have a great story to tell now!

  36. August 27, 2014 / 5:17 PM

    Oh my goodness glad they were finally able to get your hair out of the sensor. I am always afraid I will rip something when trying on items.

  37. August 27, 2014 / 6:49 PM

    This was such a hilarious story, but OMG did I ever get anxiety reading it! I’ve come all to close with having to go and ask someone to help me get out being trapped in clothes.
    When I worked at BCBG I remember having to cut girls out of dresses more than once because zippers broke or they tried on a size too small…

  38. August 27, 2014 / 7:57 PM

    i would have this say this is by far the most hilarious, story i ever did read about a shopping trip!!!!! i think i would have stayed in the dressing room until i got myself untangled. props to you for going out in “public” in the store with it stuck to you!!! bahahaha you poor thing ;)

  39. August 27, 2014 / 9:04 PM

    OH MY GOD. I thought it was going to end when you got the attendant’s attention but no. It just kept getting better and better! Sorry that happened to you but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh out loud at all that. At least the dress is adorable! ;)

  40. August 27, 2014 / 9:11 PM

    Oh, poor thing! I would have been beet red.

    I rock the hand on the hip all the time too…I do it while brushing my teeth and my husband makes fun of me…it’s like a force of habit.

    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

  41. August 28, 2014 / 12:35 AM

    BAHAHAHAHAHAH! This is awesome! I can totally picture the whole thing playing out!!!!!!!!
    I’ve never gotten stuck in anything but I did try a white bikini on without knowing I got my period… I bet you can guess what happened. I left it in the dressing room and hauled ass out of there. I think I was 18… so humiliated! haha

  42. August 28, 2014 / 3:03 AM

    HA! This is the best confession I have read. Maybe ever. The fact that you drew a crowd… I just can’t! Glad your hair wasn’t badly damaged!

  43. August 28, 2014 / 4:51 AM

    Hahahaha I’m so glad you got out of it!! I have set off the alarm on a pair of pants before, but haven’t tangled my hair yet *knock on wood*. Long hair gets stuck on everything! I bought a new top to run in with clasps on the back, and of course my hair kept getting stuck in them this morning.

  44. August 28, 2014 / 5:08 AM

    Oh my gosh that sounds mortifying! I’m so glad that you were able to get unstuck and that your hair stayed attached to your head. Yikes. I haven’t gotten myself stuck in anything yet, but I have had my hair stuck in a lot of things.

  45. August 28, 2014 / 4:30 PM

    I am literally laughing out loud at this! You always have the funniest stories… and the best hair! That dress is such a steal it was worth it!!

  46. August 28, 2014 / 5:16 PM

    Bahahahah that is hilarious and so unfortunate!! Sad that it took 3 people to get that dumb sensor off!
    But, I would say it was all worth it, because that dress is perfect.

  47. August 28, 2014 / 5:32 PM

    Oh my gosh, hilarious! Though I’m sure it wasn’t at all at the time! I can just see you coming out of the dressing room still stuck in the dress!! Totally love the dress though- glad it was at least one you kept ;)

  48. August 28, 2014 / 5:57 PM

    THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE!!! Ah worst. I ended up having to get a security guard to do the same thing, but he wasn’t as careful and took a bunch of my hair with it!

  49. August 28, 2014 / 11:36 PM

    OMG – no!! Lol, you did not lay on the jewelry counter!!!! These types of things always start with trying to save time… Like when you try on pants but don’t want to take your shoes off… And the next thing you know, you’re feet are stuck and you’re sweating buckets!!

  50. August 31, 2014 / 2:37 PM

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing. I’ve definitely gotten stuck in clothes before… but not the security sensor… although, I promise this would happen to me. It’s a good price on a great dress though. ;)

  51. August 31, 2014 / 10:03 PM

    I legit just laughed for about 3 full minutes… I wish I was joking. This had me rolling!!!!! haha Im glad you took the dress. After all that you deserved it!

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