Meet the Relatives: Dress Code

So, what is the dress code for formal dinners with your boyfriend's family?

Last night I had to attend a formal dinner at my boyfriend's house with all his relatives. Aghh. I hate these occasions. For the whole week I was looking again and again in my closet, trying many outfits. And certainly I could not wear something like these...



...Or even this

(photos:style.com)

I could imagine his aged aunts whispering while drinking herbal tea about my aggressive outfit. At last, I decided to wear this:


Skirt and tee by Esprit, scarf Benetton and handmade (by me) bracelet.




Coming soon: How I made my bracelet step by step! See you soon! Have a stylish weekend!

PS: the dinner was very booooooring.. as expected!

46 comments:

Michael said...

The first two outfits are very fairytale-esque. I love the light red and lilac colorus of your outfit. J'adore!

Couture Carrie said...

Fun(ny) post, darling!
Love your choice of outfit!

xoxox,
CC

Erika said...

Love that first look. And don't worry; you looked gorgeous - ideal for meeting up with the BF's family. Can't wait for your step-by-step instructions on making that lovely bracelet - so gorgeous! :)

Little Rus said...

Nice outfit. I bet now the entire family thinks that you are not only very pretty, but also talented as that bracelet is beautiful. x

Marietta said...

Very appropriate for the occasion I'm sure you left a good impression :)

TheDreamer said...

Your outfit was cute!
Don't worry!
It's classy yet cute, a bit of colour on the skirt and you were done, so..great job!:)

Have a nice end of.. weekend!
Hugs!

Meg said...

You looked lovely in your choice. The bracelet is really pretty. I'm excited to see how it was made!

_nina_malvada_ said...

dinner me sigenis? ine boring akoma kan ine i diki sou... :P

pados nomizo ekanes kali ediposi..ine poli gliko to sinolo sou..maresoun poli ta papoutsia ke to xromas tis foustas..cuuute :)

diamondsinchampagne said...

LOVE the colour of that skirt!

Bubu said...

i love your blog, kisses from spain, you can visit my blog if you want.

bye friend

Bubu said...

thanks for you visit, i just translate the post "Sunday in Soho¨, you can read if you want. kisses

Keith said...

Hey there. I hope this finds you doing well. I also hope you've had a great weekend so far. Take care. Have a nice week. Cheers!

daphne on a rocketship said...

i love all of them!!!!!!
:)

nookie said...

no boyfriend's family for me,thanks!shhhh:D

great color combo,love your outfit!

Mairyliscious said...

uperoxh hsoun apisteuta xrwmata kai stul! euge my lady !!!!!

Nerdic.. said...

Cute bracelet, curious how you did it!
X, fashion-nerdic.

daphne on a rocketship said...

thnx for the comment!!!!!!!!!
:)

O'Style said...

Why not! They are cool! There's nothing wrong in it for a dinner's family! Just personalize it! Change your mind deeeear!!

mwwwass!

becca. said...

your outfits lovely.
i really love your choice of bracelet too.
:)
i know how you feel when you go to formal dinner things like that, with people you don't know well. you feel as though you can't be yourself. :(
thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
hope you've had a good weekend!
XOXO, BECCA

KnottyCat said...

Ωραίο ντύσιμο και μπράβο και για το θάρρος -εγώ αποφεύγω αυτές τις καταστάσεις μου δημιουργούν άγχος και νευρικό γέλιο

Pink Links said...

Lovely bracelet!

I love your beautiful clothes.

Amelia said...

That first collection is so crazy! I love the color of your skirt.

Valeriesoh said...

Hahahah!!! you should have totally worn those clothes to dinner. I must imagine what a boring dinner it was so you could have spiced it up with your awesome outfit!!!

penny said...

haha!I laughed a lot but I love your choice!Colourful but also modest!!

Little Red said...

Love the outfit! The skirt is gorgeous! Definitely a perfect choice for the occasion.

kpeach said...

I'm sure they loved your refined and very pretty look xx

yiqin; said...

The shape of the skirt is perfect :)

Timeless Fashion... said...

Excellent choice of clothes! Hope they liked your outfit. I used to hate such occassions too.

janettaylor said...

Lovely skirt, my dear!

Have a fresh week, Darling!
XoXo

stella said...

relatives and especially aunts always find something to critisize.
if you wear trousers, you didn't care enough to dress up for them
if you wear something nice, then you 're overdressed
if you wear a mini, then it's too short
if you wear a long skirt, why are you dressed like a nun?
etc etc
a simple tea dress i think does the trick .
liked the fact that you wore one of your own creations!!!

somedaynewyorker said...

I love the long braids. It perfectly compliments the collection.

Dream Sequins said...

A tasteful dress like that is great! Nothing too skintight, but classic. It also depends on how formal his family is... My husband's family was rather conservative, so I kept this in mind when meeting them for the first time.

Tights Lover said...

Sorry the dinner was boring. You looked great though!

Meg said...

I'll post up a photo of the pattern after it has been fitted. We'll also soon be draping a bodice, so there will be pictures of that too! As well, I think there is a picture of the drafted pattern a few posts ago.

Bubu said...

j‘adore ces vetements

Kristin said...

Our elders don't always get our sense of "style" do they? Your choice of ensemble was lovely!

Suzie said...

Love your bracelet...always love to see any DIY projects:)

The Haute-Shopper said...

Great choice of outfit! And I love the bracelet! I think when it comes to meeting a guy's relatives, less is more and the simpler/more timeless the better. Unless the relatives are artists or otherwise incredibly eccentric, sporting shredded items and a reay short skirt probably woudln't go over very well. Lovely blog by the way :)

Lobke said...

Wow! I love your blog!

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

Cute look! Well done for the family dinner!

JT said...

cute outfit.
love the color of the skirt.
xo
sincerely,
Jules

eleni said...

the colour of the skirt is gorgeous! as is the bracelet :)!

Thalia said...

hahahaha!!! i love your honesty !!!!!
u looked lovely!!!!

Mila said...

Love you outfit!

nicola ticola ponders said...

VERY! I love the dress she's wearing in front of the Cartier sign the most. Beautiful!

nicola xx

kpeach said...

I really love her-she is the amazing French woman that I can never be xx

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