Scam Story

5.14.2012


{ F21 top, skirt, & belt; gifted rose ring; James Avery silver ring; Kohls heels }

I wore this outfit for what I thought was an interview with a travel agency woman who apparently owned her own business. Turns out, the woman was just meeting me to try and get me to go to a lecture about how you can earn money by selling things from door to door. They were even asking for a deposit just to work with them. Um, is this a joke? She wouldn't outright say it of course; she was being really shady and avoiding my questions. Once it clicked that this wasn't what I signed up for, I came up with a billion excuses to get out of it. It went something like this:

 Me: Oh, I don't have enough gas in my car to go.
Her: You can ride with me!
Me: I actually got accepted to another job I think I will do instead.
Her: You should come anyway to hear what they have to say!
Me: I don't have enough money to pay the deposit.
Her: I'll pay it for you!

 Oh. My. Gosh. I thought I was actually going to get stuck having to attend this thing and waste two hours of my time. Finally, after she followed me to the gas station to put gas in my car (yeah, seriously creepy), I just got out and told her I was not interested. After a lecture about "if I don't try things, I'll never know," she finally left me alone. I drove away but kept glancing up at my rear-view mirror to make sure I wasn't being followed haha you never know! What a weird experience...

 xx

65 comments

  1. This is GORGEOUS!!! you look stunning :)

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  2. Such a cute look! I love your polka-dot top! But what a horrible "interview" experience you had. That lady sounded insane!
    And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the Blouse and the Shoes ,you look gorgeous!

    Wish you a great Week :)

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  4. Love this outfit. and that is so creepy. gets me thinking because I'm on the job market right now, and finding them via the internet can be good and bad! also I was just wondering how I can make interview clothes cute, so thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. Such a beautiful outfit! What a creepy thing to have happen, I hate weird situations like that. People....

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment (:
    Such a beautiful outfit. I love the skirt.

    Would you like to follow?
    www.cupcakecuisine.blogspot.com

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  7. Bleh. That's so lame! (And creepy, obviously). I probably would have texted my boyfriend to tell him to call me so I could claim that something came up and I had to leave. (I did this once to get out of a reaaaaally dull writer's session!)

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  8. hate those shady scams! Just the fact that she was desperate enough to fill your gas, lol! Super cute outfit, tho! Love the hi low skirt.

    [oomph.]

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  9. rly nice blog dear!
    wanna follow each other on bloglovin and fb?
    <3

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  10. Love your outfit! Your skirt colour is so lovely, especially next to the top.

    Ruth xxxx

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  11. Very pretty outfit. That story was creepy!! Have a great week :) x

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  12. Amazing outfit!!You are so beautiful!!!

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    xoxo

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  13. wow! i love your looks., so lovely! anyway thanks for your lovely comment on my bloggy^^.. i follow you already!

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  14. wow what a horrendous experience u handled it very well. i would have panicked. fantastic outfit i love theskirt it is fabulous. hope u have recovered kisses from Dublin xx Leo.

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  15. Thank you for your comment!
    I like your blog sooo much, your pictures are so cute :)
    You have a new follower.

    A lot of kisses.

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  16. I love the outfit, but that's a really weird experience! AHH!

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  17. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, you look great, I am now following you, would love you to follow back x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This outfit looks fantastic on you girl! Love the flow of that skirt!

    Annnnd what a creeper lady! Yeah it's great to try new things but it's also great for people to take a hint haha!

    Happy Monday :)
    xo

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  19. You are very pretty and I love your whole outfit! Well done!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  20. what a lovely smile, so pretty! And your skirt is amazing!

    Love,
    Davina

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  22. Gorgeous outfit, and what a seriously creepy experience... :D

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  24. That lady's crazy! You're much nicer than me, I would've said off the bat, "Sorry, but... no.." and walked away lol. Good you didn't feel obligated to go!

    Love that outfit!

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  25. Lovely! Thanks for such a sweet comment, let's follow each other! X

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  26. LOVE this outfit - that polka dot blouse is SO cute, and looks fabulous with the brown skirt! And that little scenario sounds awful - glad you got out of it :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. I've been having some weird phone call experiences with similar creepers but never gone to an actual interview (whew). That's horribly creepy that she followed you around! I'm glad you're safe now, haha.

    Also, you look adorable. Can I have that shirt?

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  28. <3 chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! Btw, great outfit!

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  29. that woman/story is enough to give me nightmares. glad you got out of it. great all neutral outfit. i really like your pattern mixing of the polka dots & shoes. it's lovely.

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  30. hii :D
    Thanks for your comment :D and yes yummi -gg-
    I like your Blog and your Outfit in this post :D You look amazing <3
    I would be happy if we follow us each other :D So let me know if you want :D

    Many hugs nicci :**

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  31. Hello beautiful, thanks for commenting on my blog, you have great style and I love your looks, you have a new follower.

    A big hug, PersonalStyle.

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  32. Super creepy...and how desperate. How can she expect anyone to want to go with her if she is so desperate. Happy you got out of it. My friend told me that door to door sales are the way people get kidnapped. And I LOVE the outfit by the way.

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  33. Such a cute look. Love the polka dot top paired with this flowy high low skirt. Your blog is so cute =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  34. Sorry to hear about the interview gone wrong. Sounds pretty creepy!! However, you look great :)

    xx
    Kat
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  35. oh gosh, that lady sounds absolutely intense!
    loving your outfit!!! those polka dots are just precious! and the mullet skirt is definitely fabulous for this spring and summer!
    xo TJ

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  36. I once had a similar experience with a lady who wanted me to sell cheap perfume door to door. It was the most awful experience, since she implied she had a shop and needed people to sell there, but in the end it was all different. It sucked. she even waited for me to get out ouf my former job like, she just sat there waiting for me. It was scary but well .. Glad you could get out of it.

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  37. Cute outfit and I am in total swoon mode over your shoes!

    That lady sounds nuts. What a waste of time!

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  38. Lovely post and very inspiring blog! Please check my blog too, maybe we can be followers

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  39. i'll pay it for you? lol! wow, she really was trying for the hard sell! i'm glad you got out of it. and you look gorgeous, btw...maybe you can wear that to your next interview!

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  40. Oh my gosh what a CREEPY lady. I've developed this rather short tolerance for people like that. I've found that those kind of people are used to hearing "NO" anyway so one more isn't going to hurt their feelings : )

    I'm sorry it happened to you but it sure made for a funny story! And its almost worth it for those things to happen just so you can tell a joke later, right?

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  41. Digging that!
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  42. Ugh, that must've been so frustrating! Prepping for an interview to have it not go as planned can be a bummer. Hope the rest of your week goes better!!

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  43. Love the polka dots and darling shoes!!! Cute combination.

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  44. Wow, that sounds terrible. I hate it when people try to force you into things and are relentless like that.
    Glad you got away!
    Love your chiffon skirt, so pretty.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  45. Oh my, what a creepy experience...but you look gorgeous my dear :) I love how the polka dots clash with your shoes <3 this outfit is perfect.

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  46. This outfit is perfect! You have such a sweet smile too.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love this skirt! Looks so lovely and flow-y.

    P.S... Our names match - I'm Rachel Emma too :)

    xxx

    http://pointlessprettythings.blogspot.com

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  48. you look fantastic!!!

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  49. GOrgeous post and blog!!! thanks for stopping by mine. hopefully we can follow each other? I'll start first ;)

    Maria x

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  50. I'm sorry for your terrible experience, it's so sad that a person like you have to waiste her time in such an unpleasant situation, I'm sure you deserve more!!
    I hope you'll find a better opportunity!
    The polkadots blouse and the skirt are amazing!!
    Have a nice day!
    xxx

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  51. Wow, that was seriously creepy and scary, good thing you got out before going to that "lecture."
    That aside, this is such a pretty outfit! I love anything with polka dot and I really like how you mixed a lovely brown skirt with them. (That ring is so pretty! It jumped right out!)

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  52. Great look! I reallu love the skirt :)

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  53. Love this outfit, you look gorgeous!

    Oh wow that sounds like one crazy lady, does she really think anyone would want to go anywhere with her when she acts that crazy?! :) xx

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  54. You look stunning!! Thanks for visiting my blog..Following you now! :)You need to go back to HK soon! haha

    www.cutedumpling.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  55. OMG! That is super creepy. Glad you got out of it.

    On a sartorial note, I love this look. The high-low skirt looks fabulous on you!!!

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  56. Thank's for your comment ! Lovely outfit too ♥ !

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  57. Haha, one time I was tricked into an interview where they gave a lecture on how to sell Cut Co knifes door to door.

    http://babyrouge.blogspot.com/

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  58. Woah, that is seriously creepy! Your outfit is adorable, though - I love the mix of prints! And you are SO pretty.

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  59. Okay I have two things to say. You are seriously beautiful and that lady was a freak. I cannot believe that she kept trying to convince you!

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  60. love this look
    great skirt

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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  61. woah! now that's creepy! anyway, i love your outfit! you look lovely! :)

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