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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i’m a mouse, DUH!

countdown, 18 days away. excitement, growing by the minute. i have been waiting months for halloween. i came up with my costume idea maybe mid march, and have been anticipating hallows eve ever since. i think making your costume is so much more fun than just going to party city and picking one up. even if you steal the EXACT same idea from one of those mass produced, and just make it yourself, kinda gives you some individuality. hottest thing since sliced bread, lady gaga. do you know how many people are going to be lady gaga for halloween? about 345,523,677,231 and that is probably just in miami alone! at least if you make your costume you can look a tid bit different, tweek a few things, you know, stand out from the crowd. i have 3 different things i want to be for halloween (and that was eliminating about 4 of them), – i don’t want to be a repeat costume offender!

for those who are into making their own costumes, american apparel is by far the best place to shop for them. especially if you are like most girls and are going for the hoochie mama look ;p. all of the pieces are simple and you can add on to them. bonus if you don’t destroy the pieces you can actually wear them when its not halloween. (this is what I am doing, pictures coming soon!)

the question is, what to do for halloween? lincoln road is always a great time.. i worked it last year (no, not like that – i did the pr for it) and it was jam packed. costumes galore.. dogs, cats, kids, hot guys, girls … you see everything! if you are into halloween, this is a great place to go and it is free! there is also the swedish house mafia – back in black party, sat. oct 29.

so you still don’t know what to be for halloween, or you are too lazy to actually think of a costume.. SHAME ON YOU! here are a few ideas for everyone. cheap andddd easy to do.

girl costumes:
sasha fierce – black leotard. stockings. heels
cat, dog, bunny, etc. – leotard in the designated color depending on the animal, buy a tail, paint on a nose or whiskers, and don’t forget about the ears!
grapes – buy purple balloons, blow them up and stick them to you. brown tights for the stems and you’re good to go.
nudist – i  don’t think I have to explain this costume.
cereal killer – wear a black dress, stick cereal boxes to yourself, with some fake blood on it and carry around a knife (preferably not a real one)
daisy duke/cowgirl – plaid shirt, tied. short short short shorts, and cowboy boots.

guy costumes:
douche bag – wear a garbage bag, and put a sign on you saying douche.
a mime – dress in all black, white gloves and paint your face white.
ghost – all you need is a sheet!
chick magnet – buy peeps at the grocery store.. stick them on to your clothing or a garbage bag, anything really. please don’t use real chicks, its mean and it will hurt them! fear & loathing in las vegas – patterned, short-sleeve, collared shirt / sneakers / aviator sunglasses / fedora / khaki shorts

and if anyone can pull this lego man off, i will marry you.

gimmie a b-e-e-r!

do you smell it? i smell it, and no its not what the rock is cooking. it smells like football season. whether you are a college football fan (go gators) or an NFL lover, sometimes wearing team shirts that are 3x too big, make you feel like you are one of the guys, instead of the i’m cute cause i hang out w. the boys kinda look.  the shirts you buy at the college stores or sports authority tend to be made for men, and the ones that are made for women, are made for women in their 50s and most likely designed by women in their 80s. all the shirts are awkwardly short or bedazzled. it seems trying to find a shirt to represent your team gets a bit hard and costly especially if you don’t like to be a repeat offender EVERY saturday for the next 4 months.

solution, accessories go a long way. the other day i wore an orange tank (with wide leg jeans .. not pictured) and a blue ring to show my gator pride. (only picture i had.. i need a new photographer!)

solid color shirts work too. they are cheap. most stores have sales where you can get them 2 for this much, or 3 for that much. get your school colors then pair them with jeans or shorts.. mix it up a bit and you have at least half of the season covered.

you can even add a jean shirt on top of your tank to be a little more stylish.

don’t forget, forever21, target and pink by victoria’s secret have tons of collegiate wear.

making shirts is fun too. if you are stuck in your ways and love those shirts that make fun of your teams’ rivals, then check this out, this is a cute idea on how to make a shirt.

when doing every ones go to look, yeah you know what i am talking about the -off the shoulder, and think i am the the one who invented the look,- make sure you don’t make the cut too big, because then you will have to deal with the constant adjustments and the peep show for all to see. listen, we’ve all been there. besides, off the shoulder shirts make it a little difficult when shooting during an intense beer pong match.

so i made a shirt recently. documented it, poorly, but you can still get the jist of it. i found this captain morgan shirt that i got one night out while in college and decided to put my creativity to use.

all you need is a big shirt, and scissors.

cut the sleeves off. diagonally.

this is what it should look like once you cut both of the arms off.

cut the collar off (try to keep it all attached..). don’t throw it away though!

last step, flip the shirt over. use the collar you cut off and connect the two sides of the shirt together. ( i know it is kinda hard to see in this picture)

that’s it. final product..

go gators;]

irish i was drunk.

who has green clothes! i think green is the only color i seem to comepletly ignore when i go shopping, which is dumb…because of occasions like today. btw, happy st.pattys day.

if you are like me, and you dont have green clothes accessories!

bows, headbands, nail polish, bangles, flats, panties, suspenders (i wore that last year). you can even stop by party city and pick up beads. just wear green so you dont get pinched.

 

 

god bless the irish.

 

xoxo.