Hello fellow followers 🙂
Got a text from my younger cousin last night that read: “Firstly I love your snaps because you’re so ridiculous. Secondly, I’m meeting Jordon’s parents next week and I don’t know what to say and what to wear! SOS”
This may sounds like a dramatised version of what I actually received but that’s the kind of person my cousin is. Anyway, this little SOS text is whats inspired my article for today. What do we do when meeting our boyfriends parents? Look, I know there are some of you outer who think that “staying true to yourself” is the answer but you’re wrong. Yes, you’re allowed to be you but just a better version of you. You basically need to be the iPhone 6 version of yourself. No joke!
Anyway, here are some tips:
1. Don’t ask your boyfriend for help in this department. If you’ve made it this far, chances are he’s one go those guys who’ll say “Babe, why are you stressing? You look beautiful in anything you wear.” He is just being nice. Smile, kiss and say thank you but thats it.
2. Your boyfriend will help determine what kind of people the parents are. Just think about your relationship with him. Everything he’s ever said/done/wanted to do are reflections of his parents.
3. Scroll down you call log and call your bitchiest friends to come over. You have to incentivise them with wine though. Otherwise they may not arrive. These women will be the best critiques you could ask for. (This is based on the assumption that you have good friends. If not, call me)
4. The place you’re meeting the parents is also important and will also help with deciding what to wear. If you’re meeting up at a five star restaurant (like Pigalle my fav) then it’s heels and a cute dress. If its at their house, judge by the time of day it is. Dinner will always be more formal that breakfast.
5. Favourite places to shop for such events: TopShop, Zara, Woolworths, Country Road, Mr Price. If you don’t have a budget then: Diesel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Luminance, Versace, Hugo Boss, Armani, Tiger of Sweden and 2A.
These stores will definitely help you out. If you walk in and are lost, pick the shopping assistant who looks the most chic and tell her your story. She’ll definitely have some good tips. Otherwise I’m always here to lend a helping hand and a bunch of critical comebacks.
Walk in there smiling and they will think wedding bells. Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce, don’t overdo the laughing, excuse yourself when you go to the bathroom and always use your napkin.
NB: If you do decide to drink, no more than a glass of wine please. Complementing his mom on her shoes is fine but asking to try them on isn’t.
Your Resident Snob