The Bachelorette Review: Husband Material

Peter: Peter was the first out of the limo, and I love him with Rachel. They had a very easygoing laidback date, which allowed them to connect well. It also helped to have her dog come to the date. I can tell that Rachel is really into Peter because she seemed to get all giddy when she learned what they had in common. I really like these two together, but I hope they can keep the momentum since he was the very first date.

Dean: Dean had a rough start, but he’s recovered well. I love how shy and grounded he seems when he talks to Rachel, and it was adorable how nervous he was to kiss her. He’s a bit young, but I think he’s going far.

Bryan: Bryan made Rachel feel better by giving her a massage. I liked that he said he was going to be her own stress relief. It was a great move. Rachel reassuring him shows he’s probably going far.

Eric: Eric is still the dark horse in my mind. His presence was known in this episode, although he did dance for like five minutes on the court and then completely missed.

Josiah: Now that Dimario is gone, Josiah is the confident one. He said he’s very protective over Rachel, and she’s eating it up. Josiah is a question mark for me because I’m not sure how far he’ll go but Rachel took a liking to him in this episode.

Other Thoughts:

  • Another big reason I love the conversation between Rachel and Peter is because they’re normalizing the idea of seeing a therapist. It’s OK to see someone, and it shouldn’t be something anyone should feel ashamed of.
  • I cannot believe Mila and Ashton came on the show. They’re way too famous and awesome to be on this reality show, but they were great. I love when Mila fell to the ground laughing during their game, and when Ashton was so confused by Lucas. They were so funny and made the date way more memorable.
  • I really wanted Rachel to send the first batch of guys home on the group date. That would’ve made her the ultimate queen, but Dean saved the first group date.
  • Rachel was rocking her purple dresses in this episode.
  • Adam was so funny bringing in a dollhouse in this episode. Did anyone else catch that?
  • The Dimario confrontation was so funny. He actually pretended he didn’t know her. He looked so bad. He should’ve just owned up to the situation instead of just making it worse by lying.

 

 

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PLL Fashion 7×02

The last episode of PLL has me convinced it’s Lucas. I’m not sure why, but he’s always been someone whose motives I have to question. Anyway, I’m excited for next week because it looks way more exciting than what we got this week. Here are the fashions that I liked after watching the episode. Thank you to PLL Closet on tumblr for the photos provided and to the details she constantly has for each piece worn! Check out her blog here: http://pllcloset.tumblr.com/

Zara ‘Faux Leather Jacket’ in Bright Yellow – $69.90

I loved Aria’s leather jacket in this bright mustard color. It’s a great color on a classic cut for a leather jacket. I’m loving her style so much after the time jump because we get these more tailored pieces in a fun modern way.

Alice + Olivia ‘Riki Fitted Dress With Waist Cutout’ – $119.98

Hanna looked amazing in the red cutout dress. It fit like a glove. The red lip and tousled waves worked so well. She clearly wanted to go back to the start with Jordan.

Alexis ‘Aria Starlight High-Low Dress’ – £296.00

I wish we got to see the whole dress in the episode because when I saw it online, I really loved the effect of the high low dress. I love the silvery polka dots throughout it fits Hanna well

Thakoon ‘Sequined Fringe Shimmer Sweater’

This was an interesting sweater. I liked the fringe and the understated shimmer throughout. If you look at the whole sweater, it has a lot going on for a boho feel, but I also bet it’s super comfy.

Sandro ‘Ekin Top’ – $250.00

I love this Sandro top because the print is so retro and fun. I would expect Spencer to wear this top, but I liked this for Aria too.

Sandro ‘Polina Crepe Straight-Leg Pants’ – $132.75

This wasn’t a flashy piece from the episode, but I like how versatile these straight leg pants are. Spencer makes it her own by pairing it with a printed blouse and a classic navy blazer.

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

The Bachelorette: Chad Overload

I’ve been in London for the past week so here is my recap for the past three episodes.

 

1-on-1 Dates: 

Derrick: Derrick was the first one on one of the season, and he had a great showing. I liked that he made an effort to be decisive with each choice he was given. I had no idea there was even a Derrick after the first episode but he made a great first impression.

James Taylor:  James is awesome. I love how genuine and sweet he is with Jojo. I loved how outgoing and grateful he seemed during their entire date. The more he is shown the more I like him. That being said, I don’t think Jojo is going to end up with him. I would love it if she did pick him, but I don’t see that happening.

Luke: Luke is someone Jojo really likes just based on body language for the first couple of episodes. When they finally sat down for their date, Luke was so open and honest with Jojo. I really like them together, and see him going very far.

Chase: Chase is also another stand up guy. I loved the mini snow date at the cocktail party and when they went on their date, I really warmed up to him.

Power Rankings:

  1. Jordan– OK, it’s so obvious Jojo loves this guy. She’s already pressuring him for all this validation. She needs it from him because she just loves him. Kaitlyn did it with Shawn and Andi did it with Josh. Now Jojo is doing it.
  2. Luke
  3. Chase
  4. James T.
  5. Robby– Robby is someone I didn’t really think about until last night’s episode where Jojo said she felt comfortable with him even though she didn’t really know him.

Chad

Chad gets his own little section on my blog because he was just that much of a character. In episode 2, I actually didn’t mind him. He was pretty hilarious with the West Side Story comment and his commentary during the rose ceremony is gold.

He was also kind of right about saying he’s not going to say he’s falling for Jojo, when he doesn’t even know her. Did he go about it in the right way? Not really, but from Jojo’s perspective, she sees this guy is is being polarizing with how honest he is and she is intrigued by it. Additionally, when he does say he had feelings for Jojo, it’s more believable.

Now in episode 3 and 4, I can’t defend him…at all. The violent threats were absolutely ridiculous.  In what world is violent threats going to look good on television? His self-awareness flew out the window when he grabbed Evan’s shirt. Now I do think the constant pestering from Alex and Evan was a bit too much, but to say he’s going to beat up people is absurd. Now we wait for the epic conclusion of the Chad Saga.

Other Thoughts:

  • Chad’s eating habits at the cocktail party is literally me at any function.
  • The Jojo song had me dying. The bromance is real in the house.
  • That being said, who’s going to be the next villain? The house really bonded with their anti-Chad pact, but he’s gone now.
  • Chad explaining his protein shake analogy was really great.
  • I’m going to miss Chad. 😦
  • Wells was adorable. I think he’s a lock for Bachelor in Paradise. James too.
  • I think if Chase doesn’t win, he’d be a solid Bachelor.
  • Jojo is killing it when it comes to the fashion on the show.

Project Runway Review: Episode 2

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway was the unconventional challenge where designers used Hallmark cards for their outfits. I loved the winner, but I completely disagree with the losing designer tonight. # bringbackdavid

Here are my thoughts on each designer and I put my favorites on the top and my least favorites in descending order.

edmond

Edmond– As a huge Survivor fan, I appreciated Edmond’s strategy in the episode. He wants everyone to think he has no idea what he’s doing, and he’s clearly a fan of the show. He was the only designer to have inspiration from an actual card by thinking of a special moment like a wedding. Edmond managed to make a sleek, form fitting top that was made beautifully, and a whimsical tiered bodice. I loved it.

swapnil

Swapnil– He surprised us with a fun dress. It’s very wearable, and I loved the amount of detail placed into this dress. I love that he used a simple silhouette and focused on the texture of the dress. My only thing is that I didn’t love the buttons on the top or the boots. But overall, this was a great dress.

david 2David– I honestly can’t believe David went home. He has such a great design aesthetic, and this coat was so fashionable. I want this coat. It’s so shocking and interesting, but still wearable. Sure, he didn’t follow the rules, but there were some much tackier designs. I think he should’ve been in the safe group, and Heidi could’ve just warned him that he shouldn’t have broken the rules similar to Ashley. He should be on All Stars, because this was a huge mistake. Also, why did Tim tell him to start over? His crop top was interesting, and sporty.

candice 2

Candice– I think this was slightly better than Blake’s dress, because it really did look like metal and not cards.

blake 2Blake– The judges said it best. It’s a New Year’s dress. And it did look fabulous.

kellyKelly– This isn’t my personal taste in fashion, but I thought this was a well-constructed look. I don’t really like the hood and the cut of the crop top, but the fringe was a great idea, and the crop top was pieced well.

jakeJake– This was another sparkly dress, and it was fine. It was nothing special, but it was definitely solid. I would just take the straps off. It should be strapless.

hanmiaoHanmiao– This was such a quirky look, and I thought it would be lower on my list, but it was well-made so she’s higher on my rankings. The letter was a fun idea, but it was still stiff and boxy.

laurieLaurie– Laurie’s was also in the middle of the road. I like it, but I still felt underwhelmed by it. I liked the gold though.

gabrielleGabrielle– In the workroom, it looked really cool, and I thought she was only doing red on the shoulder with an ombre effect. Instead, it just fell flat for me, and the back is not good.

ashley 2Ashley– I liked the idea for the design. A poncho is a cute idea. But she broke the rules, and the arms were awkwardly placed.

amanda 2Amanda– I agree with Amanda that this should’ve been safe. The skirt is really bad, and I agreed that the length looks  unfinished, but the top was so cute, and I loved the back too.

JosephJoseph- This should have been in the bottom. Similar to Amanda’s, the skirt is terrible but the top is cute. However, at least Amanda had some sort of design to the top half. This was so boxy and unwearable.

merlineMerline– This was so weird, and poorly made. I hated the gray parts of the skirt. I can’t believe this wasn’t in the bottom too.

lindseyLindsey– I liked the idea of this, but it wasn’t made well, and ended up looking like wallpaper instead of fabric.

Those are my thoughts on the designers! Tune in next week for episode 3.