The Bachelor Recap: Take a Hike

This episode featured a ton of drama between the girls, mostly involving Krystal. The women got to pack their bags for Tahoe, and there were two solo dates and one awkward group date. Here’s my picks for the top 5 this week, along with some thoughts.

Becca K.: Becca barely had any airtime, but she seems like she’s pretty cordial with everyone and avoids all the drama in the house. I still think she’s going far.

Bekah M.: Bekah is the front runner in my mind. Arie and Bekah had a crazy date, where she revealed her age. I think Arie liked her enough to give her a chance, but I can tell Arie needed some time to probably process everything.

Seinne: Seinne is awesome, and I think she should be the next Bachelorette provided she gets that far. I think she carried the entire date really well, and she was actually bringing out such a good side of Arie. Seeing them on their date made me like Arie a lot more too.

Tia: Tia is a firecracker for sure, and she reminds me so much of Jojo and Raven. I think Arie really likes Tia too, and it showed despite the drama surrounding her.

Kendall: Kendall is such a quirky chick. That’s probably why I like her so much. She’s confident and owns her weirdness, which is why I think Arie kind of digs her.

Other Thoughts:

  • With all the drama going on, I mostly agreed with Caroline and Tia. I mean Krystal literally called herself flawless. But I didn’t like when Tia didn’t even look at Krystal when she asked to speak with them. That was a bit mean girl for me.
  • I like Chelsea the more and more I see her. The glam shaming bit at the end was hilarious.
  • Arie did a great job in this episode. I was so hard on him for my past recaps, but I actually liked how he handled everything.
  • These group dates are rough. The hiking date looked like another nightmare with the girls not knowing where to go.

 

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PLL Fashion 7×04

Here’s my review for this week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/pretty-little-liars-season-7-episode-4-review-hit-and-run-run-run/

Check out the fashion below, and check out PLL Closet on Tumblr.

Saint Laurent ‘Leopard Print Blouse’ – no longer available (altered)

I really liked the cut of this top. I love how it’s loosely tucked into her skirt. It makes for a edgy look for Hanna, which is a nice change from her feminine style.

Isabel Marant ‘Silway Blouse’ – $220.00

Aria continues to wear more subtle looks and I like this blouse on her. She paired it with a colored striped skirt, making for a quirky look.

Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Mariah Blouse’ in Daisy Buds – $145.60

Mona’s style has definitely transformed from flirty to more conservative over the years, but I like that she’s mixed a combination of the two with this sheer blouse. She always manages to look so put together too.

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 4

On Thursday’s Project Runway, designers were asked to make a twist on a classic New York look. I thought there were a lot of  great looks, and I my top 3 is slightly different.

Merline 3

Merline– Merline did the best in my opinion. Blake’s was innovative, but Merline’s was innovative and well thought out. The materials looked luxurious, and I can see this walking the streets of New York City.

Blake 3

Blake– I could see a lot of people not getting this look, but I liked it. It was new and different, and Blake has  a very young, fresh aesthetic. The play on color is also an interesting combination. However, the construction was not good, and the fit wasn’t perfect. That superhero blue color has also proven to be well-received on the show. ( Sean’s fringe dress for Heidi, Char’s 1 hour dress)

Ashley 3

Ashley– She should have been in the top 3. This looked like something Blair Waldorf would wear, and I loved it. I thought this was polished, well-constructed, and tasteful.

Swapnil 3Swpanil– I love Swapnil’s crazy style. I wasn’t as high on it as the judges just because I wasn’t a fan of the sheer material, but I thought this was another strong look. The back is the best part of the look, and it was a clever twist on ruffles.

Candice 3

Candice– This was a great dress. It was flawless in construction, and it made a powerful statement. I didn’t like the jacket, but the dress was strong enough to make the top 3.

Edmond 3

Edmond– I thought we were getting a zippered jumpsuit! That would’ve been amazing. Instead, we got a solid jacket and simple skirt. It was good, but not my favorite.

Laurie 3

Laurie– This looked a little forced to me. I like the amount of work in the jacket, but I’ve seen this before. It reminds me of Kini’s looks from last season.

Joseph 2

Joseph– This was a good look, but there wasn’t anything new about this at all. They’re designing for Marie Claire, so why make a peplum dress?

Kelly 3

Kelly– The play on the white tee was a good idea, and it had Kelly’s signature. It was a good, safe look. It’s too bad all that detail was put into the shirt because it wasn’t seen on the runway.

Jake 3

Jake– Jake kind of annoys me, especially after last week’s team challenge. His taste is questionable, and I don’t really know what his design aesthetic is. Heidi definitely lit up a little when she saw this. I knew she’d like his look.

Lindsey 3

Lindsey– I loved the jacket,but the crop top and skirt were wrong with the jacket. The jacket would look fresh and new with a short little black dress or a sheer cutout dress. She chose the wrong shoes and styling.

Amanda 3

Amanda– This was not a good look. It looked frumpy and ill fitting, but I liked the concept on the dress. I have hope for Amanda, and hope she makes a comeback like Sean did last season. Also, she reminds me so much of Youtuber, Ingrid Nilsen.

Gabrielle 3

Gabrielle– The coat would’ve been so cute with a short colored shift dress. The dress was so unfinished.

Bachelor in Paradise Review: American Psycho

So here’s my recap for both episodes of Bachelor in Paradise this week. Both episodes were crazy, so here’s my thoughts on the episodes this week.

Clare/ Jared / Ashley- So after seeing both couples, Ashley and Jared are a better match. I know Clare is 34, and wants to settle down, but she is way too much of a downer in paradise. Jared and Clare’s “breakup” was so beyond unclear, and ended without much explanation. But whatever, because Ashley and Jared had the cutest moment together in the episode. Ashley played her cards right by letting Jared come to her for once. He went in for a kiss, and they were so adorable.

Jade and Tanner– Go Jade for standing up to Clare! They are quickly becoming background characters as they narrate everyone’s dramas. They’re my favorite couple so far, and I can see them lasting outside the show.

Tenley/ Josh/ JJ/ Michael- So Tenley finally got what she wanted when Joshua comes into the picture. The only problem is that Joshua and JJ are sketchy. In walks Michael who is an absolute sweetheart to Tenley. They would’ve made a great match. And then Tenley gave her rose to Joshua. There was no buildup either during the rose ceremony. Oh, and JJ had no chance.

Juelia/ Joe/ Jonathan/ Mikey– Where to even begin? Okay so Juelia and Jonathan had a short lived romance when Joe awkwardly comes to paradise. Then she kind of asks Joe to ask her to go horseback riding. We learn later that Joe was waiting for Samantha, so that’s why he was so casual when asking the girls out. Mikey also comes into the picture when he notices Joe’s interest in Samantha. But let’s set aside Juelia for a second. Let’s talk about Joe. Joe is an evil genius. The level of manipulation he pulled off was absurd. First, he got Juelia to believe that Jonathan and Mikey are desperate for roses. Then he got both guys to apologize to Juelia. And poor Jonathan. Bless him. He was bawling, and Joe had the nerve to bring his kid up.

Carly and Kirk– They’re all coupled up, so they didn’t have much time together, but they’re still cute together.

Dan and Ashley– These two also continue to be cute by talking about jellyfishes. Ashley S is also the only girl to call out Joe.

Lauren- Yeah, Lauren left.

So that’s it for this week! Can’t wait to see more drama unfold next week.