Friday, June 10, 2011

SummerThreads - Meet The Parents

For many, summer vacations will include time with the in-laws or perhaps meeting the parents of a new lova'

I think one of the biggest mistakes women make when meeting the parents is going "too conservative." Yes, you read that right - TOO conservative.I think as soon as the words "my parents" are uttered, we reach into the depths of our closets, pull out those patterned capri and simple shell tank and toss them in the suitcase. 

But while I don't recommend busting out that cleavage-bearing top you reserve for date nights, I do suggest not being afraid to look your age....instead of looking like you should be dragging 10 children and a chinchilla behind you. Since I'm a big fan of bringing solutions to the table instead of just complaining about them, I present the 2nd installment of
SummerThreads: Meet The Parents Version

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


So don't be afraid to be modern and sassy while still being appropriate!
Happy Friday Muchachas!!!

13 comments:

Meghan said...

Adorable! I love that first one! And the clutch is to die for!

Abby said...

This is such a cute idea! I like the blousy look!

Rissy said...

oh those patterned capris... I had some... they had turtles on them.

I still remember what I wore the first time I met Nick's parents, and I still think it's cute woo hoo ; )

Although I met the parents the other day and wore a bikini, and my skany cut of jeans shorts with a tank... yea... wow.

obsessed with that blouse

CarissaExplainsItAll

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

cut outfits! love that first tank. happy friday lady! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

DaisyJo said...

I like it. The first one is my style!

Michelle said...

I love outfits! Perfect "meet the parents" type looks!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I couldn't agree more! Your outfit should reflect your personality!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

loving the first outfit!! great tips :)

Michaela said...

Patterned capris? OH YEAH. Had them in all colors. Loving the looks you pulled together!!

Young and Fabulous said...

you are the next Rachel Zoe. I think these little ensembles are ADORABLE!!

if i were meeting kurts' parents for the first time I would deff wear this! I think the first time I met them (4.5 years ago) I was wearing this ugly sweater lol WOOOPS....WHEERE WERE YOU 4.5 YEARS AGO ASHLEY!! :)

xoxo

Megan said...

Hahahaha. I remember patterned capris! So funny! This is so true, though. Nothing wrong with looking cute when you meet the parents!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Cute ideas! I honestly can't remember what I wore the first time I met my husband's parents. I was 17 so probably jeans and a teeshirt, haha!

asj said...

such a fun post! I'm a new follower and also a gamecock alum living in GA. excited to follow along! :)