When going out to a trendy new bar with friends or a corporate event with colleagues, you want to look your best for the occasion. After all, first impressions are key.
That's what one woman on TikTok thought when she was about to go to her boyfriend's work function, and now she's gone viral for why she was sent home in an Uber and the "revealing" outfit that sparked it all.
Whether it's a December Christmas party or a summertime BBQ, workplaces often throw parties for their employees and plus ones as a form of gratitude and to foster morale. Whether you're there just for the open bar or because you genuinely like your coworkers, they're usually a good time.
But if you're attending a corporate event as a plus one, it can be hard to know what to wear so that you make a good impression.
Nikki Jabs, also known as @nikki.jabs on TikTok, recently went viral for a series of TikToks that have collectively racked up tens of millions of views.
They depict what happened leading up to a work event she was going to attend with her new boyfriend and her "revealing" outfit.
"He Was Too Embarrassed To Be Seen With Me"
Nikki went on to say that "He was too embarrassed to be seen with me in this outfit, so he sent me home in an Uber and went to the opening without me."
This immediately set off some red flags.
In subsequent videos, Nikki explains how things escalated to this point.
Her new boyfriend's retail company was having a grand opening event for employees and Nikki was invited to attend as a plus one and was looking forward to getting glammed up.
He Wasn't So Keen
Her boyfriend, however, is less keen on her choice in clothing and makeup.
In the weeks leading up to the event, he had repeatedly said he likes when she looks "natural" and isn't "overdressed".
A Night On The Town
On the night in question, Nikki had planned to first go to dinner with her boyfriend and then head over to the work event.
Inside the car, he begins staring at her repeatedly and she gets worried.
She Was Getting A Bad Vibe
He first tells her that she looks pretty, but then Nikki gets a bad vibe, and asks if she's overdressed.
"Are you going to be embarrassed if I show up to your work function like this?"
Can I Call You An Uber?
The boyfriend replies that she's appropriately dressed for the restaurant, but doesn't respond when she asks about the work function. At the restaurant, Nikki asks him if she should go home and change, to which he responds that he feels bad about putting her in that situation.
"I said at the restaurant, 'I'm either going like this, or I'm not going at all.' And then he said, 'Well, can I call you an Uber?'"
The Uber Ride Home
In another video, Nikki voices her frustration and hurt with being sent home and shares two selfies during the car ride home where she is visibly fighting back tears.
"I'm just so sad because I spent so much time trying to look pretty, and he sent me home in an Uber," she says. "Who does that? He sent me home with a stranger on a Friday night."
The Controversial Outfit
What was so inappropriate with Nikki's outfit?
In multiple videos, she wears the outfit, which features a pair of light pink pants and belt, and a sheer long-sleeved black shirt with a small midriff, adding that it took 40 minutes alone to do her makeup.
She Probably Would Have Been Fine
The boyfriend's company sells athletic/leisure clothing, and he showed up to the event wearing joggers and running shoes.
He later told Nikki that her "revealing" outfit would have actually been appropriate.
Nikki explains that while he was attending his work function, she went back to his place (where she'd been living for three weeks), packed up all of her belongings, and moved back into her van with her cat. He begged Nikki to come back, but her answer was clear.
"He tried to hug me and I didn't have any of it," she says.
Started At The Airport
The story begins with Breanna logging on to start her Uber shift.
She headed out to the airport as that was where the app was telling her a person was requesting a ride from.
Headed Out Of Town
Breanna had a boyfriend at the time of this story.
She was with her boyfriend up until that morning. She thought that he would be in New York for the weekend visiting his mother in a hospital.
Same Apartment Complex
The destination that her passenger wanted to go to was the same apartment complex that her boyfriend lived in.
It may be strange, but hundreds of people live in apartment complexes, so she just took it as a coincidence.
Starting To Piece It Together
As they get closer to the apartment complex Breanna mentions that her boyfriend also lives in the same complex.
At this point, she still does not know the exact apartment that she will be dropping her passenger off at.
His Car Was There
As she is getting closer and closer to the apartment that her boyfriend lives in, Breanna notices that her boyfriend's car is there.
How could that be if he was supposed to be in New York?
It Was His House
It all came crashing to a halt when the passenger said the boyfriend's car was the apartment she was going to.
We can’t even imagine the number of emotions that would come up from this.
He Came Out To Greet Her
Her boyfriend came out of the apartment to help with the woman's luggage and that was the last straw.
Breanna hopped out of the car and confronted her boyfriend.
Getting Back To The Car
The fight had been going on for a little while when Breanna realized it was time to go.
She smartly started bringing the fight back toward her car so that she could get in it and drive away.
The Ride Never Ended
After she made it back to her car she did end up driving away.
She called one of her friends but realized that the initial Uber ride had not been completed and she was being told to circle back.
She Still Had The Luggage
With things having happened so quickly, Breanna realized that she had the mistress's luggage still in her car.
She saw this as the ultimate form of revenge—she wouldn’t give it back!
Blame It On Boredom
After they had left, she was texting her boyfriend and she was looking for answers.
Her boyfriend tried to use the excuse that he was bored and that's why he did it. He says that it wasn’t worth it.
Not Getting Off That Easily
The mistress was not going to let her get away with taking her bags.
The boyfriend told her that if the bag was not returned she was going to file a stolen bag claim with the police.
Here's Your Bag
Breanna did not want the police to get involved but she didn't want to give back the luggage.
She knew that there was no actual proof of what was in the bag, so she returned a bag of garbage to the mistress.
The Bad Review
The mistress would get some revenge of her own in the form of a bad review on Uber for Breanna.
This was not good as she was a new Uber driver, this event happening on her second day.
And A Formal Complaint
The mistress's payback did not end there.
She decided that she would file a formal complaint about Breanna to Uber. As this was just her second day with Uber, she had to give it up.
Said Bye To Him
After all of this, Breanna did not end up taking him back.
She kicked him to the curb and is now single. She will have a pretty crazy story to tell if it comes up in her next relationship.