I love this dress that I wore last weekend. It was only $20.00 from Rue 21, and I loved the way it cinched in at the waist. I’m always wary of Rue 21 because of the quality, but this one was in the sale rack and I loved the design so much so I tried it on. I also really liked how the layers were placed to have an hourglass figure. The little anchor necklace and fishtail was to make the dress a little less formal.
I’m so pumped that Project Runway is back! It’s been gone for a while, and I’ve missed doing reviews. Here are my thoughts after the first episode. I’ve ranked them based on who I felt should be on the top first.
Let’s start with Erin, who was the winner of the challenge. How cool and calm was Erin, right? Everyone including Tim was freaking out on her behalf, and she knew what she was doing the whole time. The color and textures are so fun, but she manages to make it sleek. I 100% agree with the judges that she deserved to win.
I really thought Jenni was going to be in the top. I love the styling of the braids and slides. The fur coat and painted two piece was so playful, and I thought this was something girls would want to wear.
Tasha has a very cool street style, and I loved the metallic pants she made. It was different from anything we’ve seen in a while, and I liked the simple top with the strappy back. The little purse was also adorable.
This was a little safe, but I thought this was one of the most well-executed and sleek of the looks. I like the different layers and textures going on here.
I liked the styling here a lot. The concept is amazing, but I didn’t love the top portion of the dress. It was an unconventional challenge, and this was a runway piece so I’ll give it a pass. Plus, the long hair and earrings give off a boho chic vibe.
People said this belonged in the bottom? This was so pretty and it was made with plates! It definitely was one of my favorite pieces. I don’t care how literal it may be. It was executed perfectly.
I loved the minimalism here. It’s sleek, well-designed and the back is so beautiful. This is a cocktail dress I would totally wear.
This was a safer look. It’s good enough because it’s made with a mashup of materials and it works.
The more I actually look at Nathalia’s look, the more I actually like it. The silver material is gorgeous and the fur sleeves and sleek ponytail make it a solid look.
This was an okay dress, but it had the effect Kimber was going for. It’s a cute little New Year’s Eve dress, but it’s a little too plain and boxy for my taste.
Sarah needs to chill because this little two piece she put out actually worked out pretty well.
I had such high expectations for Lawrence, and I was disappointed that she didn’t make anything that great. At least she admitted it though.
This really shouldn’t have been on the bottom. It was a safe piece as well, but there were plenty of other safes ones that has way less creativity than this one. I’m on Heidi’s side.
If Brik just made the top into a black crop top and did a little top knot instead, this look would be fine. But the romantic top and hairdo doesn’t work with these pants. I like Brik, so I hope he pulls it together.
Ian deserved to go home. The fringe is pretty, but when I saw the Polaroids, I was instantly thinking it would be amazing and creative. This was so disappointing and it did deserve to go. But good for Ian for standing by it.
This was my least favorite look. It was so plain and basic. I personally thought this one had the least amount of design, and it was paired with those flats that didn’t really match.
Carly and Evan: I really like these two. They had a wacky story in paradise, but it worked out in a pretty entertaining way. It made me so happy to see them in such a giddy state throughout their date. I’ve always liked Carly, but I actually warmed up quite a bit for Evan. In all honesty, Carly and Evan’s proposal was the most heartfelt, and if I had to put my money on any of these engagements turning into marriages, I’d pick these two.
Lace and Grant: Lace and Grant got tattoos, and it was so random. I think the show tried to make them seem more unsure than they actually were. I also liked their engagement, and I really like that Grant appreciates Lace’s craziness. We’re all looking for someone to put up with our inner nuttiness.
Amanda and Josh: As much backlash as these two have gotten, I do think Amanda and Josh are pretty compatible. Josh and Andi seemed like they’d have a constant power struggle whereas Amanda just seems like a laid-back kind of girl. I think they might last, but I’m not positive if all these couples can handle the tabloids.
Jen and Nick: Nick and Jen had a great date, and then all of the sudden, she was dumped by Nick. I have no idea when that clicked for him, but it did. Tenley did the same thing, but I guess Nick is getting more heat for it. I will say I do feel bad for Jen throughout all of this craziness with Nick becoming the bachelor. I love Nick, but it must really suck to be in her position.
Wells and Ashley: I like Wells and Ashley, but I think they just came into paradise too little too late. Had they started off in the beginning, I could definitely see them lasting. They were a very quirky couple, but I hope they remain friends.
Brett/ Izzy/ Vinny: I felt so sorry for Izzy, but that’s karma man. Love that Vinny was like “Who this?” when Izzy called. She was such a mess, but Vinny wouldn’t even give her a chance. I really liked Vinny and Izzy together, but they seem pretty over at this point.
That’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed my Bachelor in Paradise coverage for the season. I can’t wait to see Nick’s crazy adventure unfold. I’ll be back next year for Bachelor coverage.
I’m loving this simple plaid blouse from Kohl’s by Apt. 9. It was only $4.00 because it was on the sales rack, and I love how relaxed it feels for work or school. I wore this blouse with ripped cutoff shorts and converse for a more casual feel.