Mariah Carey Documents Her First NYC Subway Ride in Years

PHOTO: Mariah Carey posted this photo to her Instagram on May 30, 2014 with the caption, "Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train #subwayincouture."

Mariah Carey can laugh at herself.

The always fashionable singer decided to mix things up recently and took the subway home after attending the Fresh Air Fund Gala in New York City.

She captioned here Tweets "#subwayincouture," while she wore an elegant blue ball gown riding the No. 1 train and getting off at Franklin Street in Manhattan.

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Since she was "underdressed," she decided to take the subway instead of the usual car or limo.

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She walked around the city -- even stepping on her expensive dress.

Carey admitted it's been "a while" since she's taken the subway.

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She even walked down those steep subway steps in her high heels!

People couldn't believe it.

She finished her trip with a cab ride.

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