Why the Bachelorette Finale was different from the past three seasons

It was not a shocking finale as we saw Becca and Garrett get happily engaged. Becca gave her first impression rose to Garrett, and she followed directly in the footsteps of Kaitlyn, Jojo and Rachel.

There’s one huge difference though. The show was edited quite favorably for Becca and Garrett, which I’m so happy the producers finally did. I’ve always felt so bad and honestly confused why the Bachelorette’s final pick is edited poorly. We saw it with Shawn, Jordan and Bryan three seasons in a row.

And when you compare it to Bachelor seasons, it’s so different. I mean news came out about Vanessa being a little catty toward the women in her season, and she had a stellar edit. Same goes for Ben and Lauren, although there wasn’t that much drama. Arie’s season was an outlier, but it’s been a trend I’ve noticed. The lead’s storyline on The Bachelor seems to be edited to show a fairytale ending, but somehow we’re left questioning Rachel, Kaitlyn and Jojo’s decisions.

With Becca and Garrett, I am so happy for them. They’re so freaking cute together, and I’m so pulling for them to last. I was so happy we got to see Garrett get emotional about finding Becca and calling her his person. It was so wonderful and beautiful to watch him crying to Becca’s sister too.

Blake was a champ. The breakup was messy, but he handled the after the final rose really well almost kind of similar to Becca a little. I’m curious who people think should be the next Bachelor? I think Jason would be fun, but I’m cool if it were Blake too.

As far as paradise, I saw episode one, and man I’m really excited! Last season was kind of weird with the scandal, so I’m stoked to see all the fresh faces from Arie and Becca’s seasons. I’ll give a full recap of all three episodes next week.

For now, I wanna know! Why did it take this long for a bachelorette couple to be edited so favorably?

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Bachelor Finale & Winter Games Thoughts

So I fell asleep halfway through Arie’s season only to be completed bombarded with the intense finale that left me even shocked. It was crazy enough that he told two women that he loved them, so I initially thought he picked Lauren and just had a really ugly breakup with Becca before the proposal. But after seeing him propose to Becca, I knew there must be more to the story considering we had another two hours the following day.

Watching the first half wasn’t a total snooze fest. We got to feel even more bad for Becca when Arie’s dad basically said “You know either choice is just fine with me.” Then she had to sit through endless comparisons to Lauren.

To me, this was totally like a Jason Mesnick and Ben Higgins mashup finale.

It reminded me of Ben’s season because Becca reminded me a lot of Jojo and Lauren B. reminded me of well Lauren B. He told both girls he loved them leaving both of the finalists confident he’ll pick them. It really reminds me of Jason’s season for obvious reasons, but also because Lauren and Molly were both the risks, while Becca and Melissa seemed more of a sure thing because of how transparent they were on the show.

When it came to the breakup with Becca, it was so brutal to watch. Arie wanted to film it so that viewers knew it was his fault, which is OK I guess. I mean if we didn’t see it, it would be all he said, she said. What isn’t OK was his nonchalant nature about the breakup. He said they were “hanging out.” Umm Arie? You two are engaged. And poor Becca thought he was asking to date both of them, while Arie just wanted her to get the hint that he wanted to break up with her for Lauren.

I think the fact that he felt so torn is a huge red flag. Another red flag is the fact that he slid into Lauren’s DMs and apparently Bekah M.’s too. Arie is 36 years old. This is some immature behavior just based on the facts. Do I hope Arie and Lauren last? Of course! If Lauren is Arie’s person, then none of this trivial stuff should get into the way. And Lauren is a sweetheart, so none of the hate should come her way. It was all Arie’s actions.

Becca is one tough woman. She endured their breakup with such class, and she didn’t even give Arie the satisfaction of giving him a hug and sort of leaving things on a “good note” which is exactly why he stayed for a long time after. Their breakup was so authentic and she still handled it so well. I’m so happy that she was announced as the next Bachelorette. Some people think she’ll be boring, but she seems like someone many women can relate to. She’s a girl’s girl, and you can tell when all the girls from her season all gave her hugs and cried with happiness.  Oh and out of the guys they brought up to the stage? The last guy with the horse was  my favorite.

Overall, I think this season will leave people talking merely because of the finale’s twist. It wasn’t an amazing season, but you know what made it a little better? The Bachelor Winter Games. Some people might’ve hated it, but I liked this show so much because the couples seemed way more authentic. Dean and Lesley are surprisingly adorable. Lesley is so sure of herself and broke down exactly the man Dean needs to be for her. I’m beyond stoked that Ashley found someone like Kevin. Courtney and Lily were like the high school sweethearts of the show, and Clare and Benoit were the surprise couple to form after filming. The show was a hit in my book, and it made me love characters like Yuki and Ben.

That’s my Bachelor wrap up for the season. I’m so pumped to see Becca in a few months.

PLL Fashion 7×09

I loved Aria’s style in this episode. Here is some of the fashion from the liars, as well as a link to my recent review: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/pretty-little-liars-season-7-episode-9-review-the-wrath-of-kahn/

Maje ‘Bacary Jacket’ – $325.00

Aria’s jacket is so pretty. It’s a nice reminder that they’re not that much older, and they can still wear these fun pieces. This sporty jacket is in such a pretty green color. They have a much cheaper one at Forever 21 right now for for $32. Here’s the link: Cheaper Version

AllSaints ‘Anya Embroidered Sweatshirt’ – $136.00

I loved Hanna’s pullover here. It’s such a nice little sweater to wear whenever because it’s casual but slightly more elevated because of the design.

Equipment ‘Slim Signature Silk Shirt’ in Ink Multi – $113.52

Emily’s plaid shirt was super pretty and I wasn’t surprised to see it was silk because it looked so soft when I first saw it on Emily. I also love the darker color combination here.

Maje ‘Vermeil Reversible Jacquard Jacket’ – no longer available

This boxy jacket and skirt combo was also very pretty with it’s pattern. I also like how it looks like a quilted jacket, which adds another dimension to her classic jackets.

Missguided ‘Satin Cropped PJ Set’ – $16.00

This pajama set is definitely a steal for those who want it. It’s in such a pretty lilac color. I’m sure people were dying during this scene from all the tension, but I couldn’t help but notice how pretty this set was.

Also be sure to check out PLL Closet on Tumblr for more fashion from Pretty Little Liars!

The Bachelorette Review: From Thailand to Paradise

Zoe Chicco Earrings

Before I get to my review, check out these Zoe Chicco Earrings that Jojo wore on her People cover. Also, for details on her finale dress click here.

So I’ve got a ton to recap, including the finale of The Bachelorette as well as the first episode of Paradise. So for starters, let’s talk about Jojo and her finale episode. I mean for a dramatic finale, I don’t really have much to say. Jojo and Jordan are happy together, and Robby will be just fine. Luke’s looking to be the next bachelor.

We do have to talk about something that made me super annoyed though. I do have to give Jojo some credit because she handled the After the Final Rose like a champ. So back in Kaitlyn’s season, she got all this hate because she slept with Nick, and Chris Harrison made sure he told everyone it wasn’t okay. In other words, he had her back for the most part and supported her relationship with Shawn.

With Jojo, I was so annoyed with the questions she got concerning her relationship with Jordan. Did you guys ever consider breaking up? Has there been roadblocks? Will Aaron be coming to the wedding? I mean come on. The questions he asked were clearly trying to paint a negative picture of Jojo and Jordan’s relationship. And stop bringing up Aaron. It doesn’t add anything to the show, and it’s so awkward to ask if he’s coming to their wedding. I’m glad the couple said how hard it is to not have others back them up, but you know what? I think they’ll be fine for now, especially because they’re moving in together. I get that the show wants headlines, but it’s so uncomfortable for Jojo to go through that.

Okay. So that ends my rant on that. Let’s get to paradise. Or should we go ahead and call it Sarahdise again because she was awesome. Let’s break down the few couples that formed before the Chad bear took over.

Vinny and Izzy: Okay, Vinny got way more attractive and has a great personality. Who knew? Izzy is also a sweetheart. Who knew? They were barely shown in their seasons, but I’m liking this pairing already. To me, they’re a couple that could last a long time.

Amanda and Nick: Josh Murray is coming onto the show, but I think Amanda and Nick would make a better pairing. Nick came off totally charming and normal in this episode, whereas Josh had some douche vibes in the previews. The producers are totally gonna play up the Josh vs Nick dynamic since they were rivals in Andi’s season. Poor Andi is gonna be watching with her glass of wine and her Twitter feed up.

Carly and Evan: These two were talking for a hot second so maybe something happens? But Evan really annoys me with his constant instigating with Chad.

Jubilee and Jared: These two are just friends. Was it just me or did Jared look so bored as soon as he got to paradise? Anyway, they came off as more of buddies than anything else. I still adore Jubilee so hopefully she finds someone.

Chad and Lace: What a trainwreck. I will say it’s interesting that Lace equally played a part in their outburst, but only Chad got the heat. I’m not saying it was undeserved. I mean Chad is really funny when he’s drunk, but he’s also volatile and rude. His comment to Sarah had me going nuts. I’m glad he apologized on Twitter because that comment about her arm was absurd.

Daniel, the Twins and Sara: So I grouped them together because Sara brought up a great point about the misogyny on the show. First of all, I know the Bachelor franchise is supposed to be all in fun or whatever, but I hate the way some of the women are portrayed on the show. They make the twins look dumb and objectify them by grouping them as a unit. It’s honestly so terrible tied in with Daniel’s comments about women as well by calling them poodles and yorkies.

Anyway, that’s all my thoughts on the episode. I’m excited to finally get to the couples. I really can’t wait to see Wells, Caila, Ashley I, and of course, Josh Murray to arrive because they’ll definitely stir up some drama.

 

Pretty Little Liars : Fashion and Thoughts on the Premiere

On the season 6 premiere of Pretty Little Liars, we revisited some old fashion from the girls. I thought Aria’s was the most iconic, simply because of the pink streaks. The episode was scary throughout, and I personally loved the premiere. We didn’t get a ton of answers, but if the writers aren’t going to give us answers, they at least have me on the edge of my seat. I was afraid there wasn’t going to be any fashion when I saw them running in sheets, but luckily Charles had them wearing season 1 clothing. Their styles have all evolved, especially after seeing Emily in that sweat suit.

Thanks to PLL Closet for having the details on the clothing wore. Check out her blog, where she updates the latest PLL fashion. I left the link below.

Express ‘(Minus The) Leather Jacket’ – $128.00: This jacket would look really cute with a flirty fit and flare dress. Aria always dresses edgy, but her style has definitely evolved over the seasons. She used to wear much more wacky colors and patterns, but she has toned it down quite a bit with neutrals.

AG Adriano Goldschmied ‘Legging Ankle Jeans’ in Orange – $66.75: Hanna has had a more opposite effect from Aria. She used to wear girly blazers and skirts all the time. In season 5, I loved that she’d wear a romantic, soft look in one episode and a edgy, fun look in the next episode.

Brooks Brothers ‘Saxxon Wool Argyle Cardigan’ – no longer available: Spencer’s style has probably changed the least. Her style has always been preppy, and I could see her wearing this cardigan now. It has Spencer written all over it. I also loved the oxfords she wore with this outfit.

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