meet the parents part 4.

new relationships call for added stress. good stress of course. tonight, i am going to meet my boyfriend’s parents for the first time. this is not something i tend to do quite often, for the mere fact that the word boyfriend usually sends me running the other way. i am anti-relationships. anti-boyfriends. i like doing me, but somehow, i have found my way into a relationship and couldn’t be happier. besides the obvious, what if they hate me, what if we have nothing to talk about, what if more food ends up on my shirt than in my mouth .. situations that keep crossing my mind i have the what should i wear factor. of course i am sure i am not the only girl in the universe to stress over this, so i thought i would shed some light on this situation.

appropriate attire: jeans. blazer. blouse. flats. dress (not too short/ not too tight). long skirt.

inappropriate attire: shorts. flip flops. too much cleavage. clubbing attire. stripper heels.

if your nails are chipping, take the polish off. ALL OF IT. should you take something? YES! something small. make-up, minimal. do not look like you are going out with your girlfriends to pick up some guys, remember you have a man now, time to be conservative.

 

Imagejuicy jeans, michael kors clutch, blowfish flats, h&m blouse.

 

as i type this my heart is beating probably a million miles a minute. it is the type of nervous i get when i have to speak in front of a group of people 15+. as an outgoing person, this is weird.. i never get nervous but right now, i can barely breathe. i will most likely take a brown bag with me, so if need be, i can hyperventilate into that. wish me luck.

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the beach … needs the fashion police.

as a girl from miami, i try and spend as much time at the beach as possible. ( i am proud to say i have a tint of a glow from the past three weekends.) i have some do’s and dont’s for you lovely ladies out there. men, keep up the good work because this year you all (well a good portion of you) have been on POINT. well.. the shorts could be a little shorter, but we wont complain. oh.. and while youre at it please stop wearing socks + sneakers to the beach, invest in a pair of sandals, you can get a pair at oldnavy for $2.50

do: wear a hat. the bigger the better. (haha)

don’t: cake your face with makeup, youre at the beach, you are expected to look natural.

do: wear sunblock. tans are sexy, looking like a lobster.. not so much.

don’t: buy that stupid hot pink and purple leopard bathing suit from victoria’s secret. ladies, there are THOUSANDS of bathing suits out there.. why must i see 19 of the same bathing suit in a 13 foot radius.

do: mix && match. its great, you can have 2 swim suits but in actuality have 4. if you find a cute top, but dont like the bottom, who cares.. buy the top and get a solid bottom. mixing and matching just made life SO MUCH EASIER.

don’t: wear the same thing as your friend. it is not cute. you look ridiculous.

do: get a retro styled bathing suit. high waisted swim suits are sooo in this year.

don’t: show under boob please, and while you are at it… please cover up your tush. you are at a public beach.. not everyone wants to see your goods.

do: always pack a sundress. you can never go wrong.

don’t: wear heels to the beach. if you fall, people WILL laugh.

do: wear sunglasses. they are good for your eyes, and well you just look good wearing a pair.

don’t: LITTER! after spending a day on south beach you look around and you no longer see sand, you see bottles and cans.. hundreds of red cups and bags of chips. if you are going to go to the beach and drink/eat, please please PLEASE just pick up your trash and throw it in the garbage cans that are on your way out.

 

xoxo.