We have arrived at hometown dates this week and get to see our women in their natural habitats (ha!). First up is Amanda in Orange County, California, who decides to introduce Ben to her children. She wore a sold out Vallarta Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top from Swell. This shirt drove me crazy because it was falling off of her the whole time. I would have had a wardrobe malfunction for sure. I found this Socialite Off-Shoulder Long Sleeve Woven Blouse ($24.97) which had some straps to help this stay up.
Next up is Lauren’s hometown date in Portland, Oregon and they have a fun date eating street food and going to a whiskey library (this is my kind of date!). Lauren wore a sold out Check Pocket Front Shirt and Quilted Leather Jacket both from Zara. Fun fact: Kate Middleton has also worn this shirt. I found a similar Tartan Plaid Shirt from Forever 21 ($17.90) and Dawn Levy 2 Women’s Quilted Leather Moto Jacket ($115.72) to recreate this look:
Lauren’s sister Mollie stole the show with her oversized cardigan from Target (sold out). Target makes a similar Mossimo version ($29.99) to get her look. Maybe we’ll see Mollie on a future season of the show…
Caila is third with a hometown in Hudson, Ohio where we discover that she is the heir to the Step2 throne. She and Ben build a child’s playhouse and re-enact An Officer and a Gentleman. Caila wore a High-Low Turtleneck ($29.95) from Anthropologie, a JCrew Excursion Quilted Down Vest ($99.99), and H&M Slim-Fit Pants ($19.99). Since most of these only have limited sizes and colors left, I recreated the look with an AQUA Cable High Low Sweater ($49.50), Tommy Hilfiger Quilted Vest ($99.99), and DKNY Jeans City Faux Leather Skinny Jean ($59.95):
JoJo is last in Dallas, Texas and she has a surprise waiting from her ex-boyfriend. This was silly and totally contrived by producers. It wasn’t even a storyline throughout the season and they barely spent five minutes on it which was just weird. JoJo looked fantastic in her Kristin Cavallari Laurel Peep Toe Booties ($149.95):
At the rose ceremony JoJo looked STUNNING. That dress was definitely worth a rose. It is sold out from La Femme, but I found a similar Rise Of Dawn Bodycon Dress from Forever 21 ($89). She wore Teardrop Earrings from Nadri ($44):
Amanda wore a For Love & Lemons Lyla Cocktail Dress ($246):
Unfortunately, Amanda was sent home this week, maybe we will see her again in Paradise…
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