Bachelor 20 – Week 8 Recap

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):

Kristin Cavallari

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):

La Femme

Amanda wore a For Love & Lemons Lyla Cocktail Dress ($246):

For Love and Lemons Lyla

Unfortunately, Amanda was sent home this week, maybe we will see her again in Paradise…

What did you think about Week 8?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 7 Recap

This week, Ben brings the girls to his hometown of Warsaw, Indiana to get to know him a little more. As the girls arrive, Emily wore a Faux Leather Jacket from Blank NYC ($98) and this Free People Paint The Sky Rosary Necklace ($38). This Salene Moto Jacket ($59.90) is similar:


Lauren wore a Babaton Beekman Sweater from Aritzia ($145):


As you may have noticed from my recent post, I love graphic tees and JoJo’s is no different. I loved her MinkPink “Don’t Quote Me” shirt ($32.90):


Lauren got the first one-on-one date this week and Ben took her to volunteer at the local youth center where he spent a lot of time. Lauren wore a sold out Majestic Waterfall Knit Cardigan. I thought this Bobeau Waterfall Fleece ($60) was similar:

Waterfall Cardigan

JoJo gets the next one-on-one date and Ben takes her to Chicago and they spend some time at Wrigley Field. At dinner JoJo wore a cozy sweater. This LAmade Women’s Oversized Cowl Neck Cable Sweater Top ($76.13) is similar:

Slouchy Sweater

Next up is a three-on-one with Amanda, Becca and Caila. Amanda got the rose from Ben and a hometown date guarantee. Amanda wore a Kendra Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace in Mother of Pearl ($80):

Kendra Scott Rayne Mother of Pearl

Emily had the final one-on-one with Ben. You couldn’t help but love her zest for life in this episode, its unfortunate that we just saw her personality start shining through on her last episode. Ben ultimately sends Emily home. It was obvious that she wasn’t on the same page as Ben.

At the rose ceremony Lauren wore a Jessica Simpson Zippered Boucle Wool Blend Coat ($159). This Via Spiga Women’s Wool Coat with Knit Collar ($59.04) is similar:

Jessica Simpson Wool Coat

Ben ended up letting Becca go home this week because their relationship wasn’t progressing as fast as the other ones.  Next up – hometown dates!

What did you think about Week 7?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 6 Recap

We pick up where we left off from last week with the Rose Ceremony. Olivia is saved for another week, but Jennifer is sent home. Ben then announces that they are traveling to the Bahamas.

This week there will be a one-on-one date, a group date, and a two-on-one date (yikes!). Becca reads the first date card announcing that Caila will get the one-on-one date. Becca wore the Show Me Your Mumu Rocky Romper ($146):

Show Me Your Mumu Rocky Romper

Emily and Olivia end up getting the dreaded two-on-one date and now we can clearly see that everything has been leading up to this moment. In her ITM, Emily wore a Hello Molly Adam and Eve Romper ($55):

Hello Molly

Aside from being annoying (because crying will absolutely get you a rose), Leah wore a cool looking crochet bathing suit on the group date. This Acacia Panama Top ($115) is similar.


Becca wore a Show Me Your Mumu Peta Tunic – Aztec ($124):

Show Me Your Mumu Peta Tunic

After the awkward group date, the girls regrouped for a more awkward evening date. Amanda wore the For Love and Lemons Precioso Mini Dress ($194). They also have a version with sleeves in this San Marcos Mini Dress ($194):

For Love and Lemons

Becca gets her alone time and Ben is concerned that Becca shut down on the group date. Becca wore the Jumbo Cairo Ear Jackets from Bauble Bar ($32):

Bauble Bar

Leah knows her number is up this week and she decides to waste her time trying to damage Ben’s relationship with Lauren. Just a tip Leah, Ben was always going to pick Lauren over you. Lauren wore the sold out Saturday Night Romper from Lucy Paris and Steve Madden’s PLMBEACH Wedges ($99.95). ASTR’s Lace Trim Romper ($76) is similar:

Saturday Night Romper

JoJo looks great as always in a sold out Chellah Set from Sabo Skirt. This Grey Sleeveless Crochet Lace Maxi Dress from Romwe ($27.49) gives you a similar look in that great color:

Sabo Skirt

Leah’s plan backfired on her and Ben sent her home. Good riddance, she obviously couldn’t handle it. This leads us to our two-on-one date with Emily and Olivia. Emily wore the Bikini Lab Women’s Fringe Ferdinand Bralette ($29.95):

Fringe Top

The two-on-one date was brutal, with Olivia being sent home after she was so confident she was going to be the last one standing. All the girls were insecure leading up to the rose ceremony as it was unclear who Ben was going to send home this week.

JoJo wore the sold out Muse Maxi Dress from Sabo Skirt. This Nemidor Crochet Top Grey Maxi Long Lace Dress ($22.49) is similar:

Sabo Maxi

In the end, Ben sent home Lauren H. our Michigan girl. She was classy the whole time through, I hope we see her again soon!

What did you think about Week 6?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 5 Recap

It’s week five, and as Ben reminds us we are at the halfway point. Even without reading the spoilers we can definitely see Ben falling for a few of these ladies. Amanda gets the first one-on-one date in Mexico City. Ben wakes up the girls from a dead sleep and Amanda wakes up looking perfect, she obviously had a heads up to get ready in advance. My hair doesn’t look that good normally. Amanda wore a sold out Off-The-Shoulder Gaze Top. This H.I.P. Off The Shoulder Women’s Peasant Top ($19.99) is similar:

Gaze Top

On the evening portion of the date, Amanda got a rose from Ben and she wore the same for For Love & Lemons Noir Mini Dress ($224) that Leah wore at the rose ceremony last week.

Love and Lemons2

On the group date, Becca wore the Show Me Your Mumu Country Garden Romper (sold out). This ELAN Floral Romper ($69) is similar:

Show Me Your Mumu Floral Romper

Emily wore an ASTR Lace Trim Romper ($76) with a Free People Paint The Sky Rosary Necklace ($38):


It looks like Jennifer was wearing the Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings ($65):

Kendra Scott Skylar

JoJo wore the Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings ($60):

Kendra Scott Danielle

Emily wore a Crystal Doll Juniors’ Sequined Three-Quarter-Sleeve Dress ($46.99) and Jessica Simpson Rayli Evening Sandals ($89):

Crystal Doll

Jennifer wore the sold out Amanda Uprichard Perry Maxi Dress. I found this similar Sugarlips Hot to Trot Dress ($59) to recreate the look:

Amanda Uprichard

Amanda wore the sold out Stone Cold Fox Iowa Dress. This similar Bonita Dress ($308) from Stone Cold Fox is a great match:

Stone Cold Fox

Lauren B. wore an Eyes of Simone Jasmine Crochet Dress ($78).

Eyes of Simone

This week ended on a cliffhanger, with Ben pulling Olivia aside to chat before the rose ceremony and we are left to wait until the following week to find out who goes home.

Jubilee was sent home during the group date, well to be fair she pretty much eliminated herself by pulling back from Ben.

In the deleted scenes this week, the ladies find out that they are headed to Mexico City:

In this scene, Ben and Amanda have a pinata party:

What did you think about Week 5?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 4 Recap

This week Ben and the bachelorettes head to Las Vegas, the marriage capital of the world.

On the way there, I loved Jennifer’s Champagne Por Favor shirt from Chaser ($66):


JoJo scores the one-on-one date with Ben and wore the Dixie Lace Catsuit from Nightcap ($166.10). Nightcap makes a similar version in this Heidi Wallflower Lace Jumpsuit ($98.78).


On the group date, Emily wore a sold out dip dye sweater from LA Hearts. I found a similar Calvin Klein Women’s Ombre Cowl Neck Sweater ($89.50):


Amanda wore the sold out Ecote Zoe Sequin Mesh Rocker Jacket. I found this similar Bongo Sequin Cardigan ($44.40) to recreate her look:

Urban Outfitters

Olivia was a disaster on the group date and instead of just owning her awkward performance, she fell apart. It was totally out of character for her and the reason it was such a topic this week. On the evening portion of the group date, she wore a cute romper, that she should have rocked…instead she just came off as insecure. This Rebel’s Market Long Sleeved Jumpsuit ($28.99) is similar:

Rebel's Market

During their one-on-one time, Haley came over to steal Ben and Olivia finally got to see what the other girls felt like. Haley wore a sold out Topshop Pleated Faux-Leather Skater Party Cut-Out Mini Dress and turquoise Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings ($55).  This Charlotte Russe Faux Leather & Scuba Knit Skater Dress ($9.99) is similar:


During Emily’s time with Ben, Olivia decided that she didn’t like how she left her conversation and interrupted Emily. Emily looked fantastic in a sold out blue lace dress and Kendra Scott’s Danielle Earrings ($60). This Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress ($238) is a great match:

Tadashi Shoji

Becca had the next one-on-one date and Ben decided to take her to the chapel, literally in a wedding gown. Of course they didn’t get married, but they got to help marry other people. Becca wore a sold out Show Me Your Mumu Fannie Flow Dress. I found this similar Freesia Dress ($178):

Show Me Your Mumu

At the rose ceremony Caila wore a Dress the Population  Zoe Sequin V-Neck Body-Con Dress ($198):

Dress the Population Zoe

JoJo looked fantastic in her Nookie Bridget Bustier Dress ($148.22). I found this similar Minty Meets Munt Enough Said Dress ($43):


Leah wore a For Love & Lemons Noir Mini Dress ($224) which has also been seen on Paris Hilton:

Love and LemonsThis week Ben sent home Haley on the twin-on-one date. Then during the rose ceremony he sent home Amber and Rachel.

Here are the deleted scenes for the week:

In this scene, Ben and JoJo gamble on love:

In this scene the twins are feeling stuck:

In this scene Emily confronts Olivia:

In this scene, Becca gets summoned to the chapel:

What did you think about Week 4?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 3 Recap

As we enter week three, we get overhear a conversation between Amanda and Lauren B. talking about Olivia and how she spent $40,000 on her Bachelor wardrobe. Olivia addresses this on her blog here. Lauren B. gets the first one-on-one date with Ben and gets to fly in a bi-plane with Ben. She wore a sold out Cottonwood Cold Shoulder Top from Francesca’s. I liked this Ella Moss Bella Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top ($138) to recreate the look:


Then a hot tub shows up out of nowhere…only on the Bachelor would that happen…

On the evening portion of their date, Lauren B. wore a cute white lace mini dress. I found this similar Brigitte Bailey Brilliance Lace Dress ($50.99) to recreate her look:

Lace Dress

Back at the mansion, Lauren H. (our Michigan gal) reads off the next group date card wearing a cute “Lettuce be friends” shirt. The tank is from Suburban Riot and is $42.

Suburban Riot

On the group soccer date, Lauren H. wore the LuluLemon Wild Tank ($64):

lululemon wild tank

The girls played hard and Emily even broke her thumb during the game (which they didn’t show).

At the rose ceremony, Jennifer wore a Zimmermann Silk V-Tuck Dress ($480):


Lauren H. wore a sold out As You Are Hot Pink Bodycon Midi Dress from LuLu’s. I found this similar Pink Cut Out Dress ($105):

Lulus Pink Dress

Emily wore Steve Madden’s Sandalia Dress Sandal ($129.95):

Steve Madden

Olivia seemed to be unfairly attacked this week, but I found it odd that after Ben announced that he had a death in the family she felt like it was a good time to talk about it with him. Timing is everything. Olivia wore a sold out Alice + Olivia sequin top and skirt. This Illusion Sweetheart Two Piece Homecoming Dress by Mac Duggal ($378) is similar:

Alice and Olivia

At the rose ceremony, Lace sent herself home – not a moment too soon. She definitely could not handle this process. Ben also sent Jami and Shushanna home.

Here are your deleted scenes for the week:

In this one, Caila teaches the girls some of her Bollywood dance moves:

In this scene, Ben offers the losers of the soccer game an ice cream treat:

The girls didn’t take kindly to Jubilee’s non-excited reaction to her one-on-one date with Ben:

What did you think about Week 3?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 2 Recap

Week 2 is here and Ben and the bachelorettes go back to school. Right off the bat, one of the twins waxes poetically about Ben being the best Bachelor. I’m not sure if it was Emily or Haley, but she is wearing the Kendra Scott Rayne Tassel Pendant ($80):

Kendra Scott Rayne

The very first date card came for Jackie, LB, Lauren H., Becca, Amber, Mandi, JoJo, Jubilee, Jennifer and Lace to take a trip to Bachelor High. Even though Lace was all kinds of insecure and crazy, I did like her blue dress. To recreate her look I found this Jessica Simpson Women’s Popover Dress ($44.16):

Jessica Simpson

Caila won the one-on-one date/movie promo with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. It looks like she was wearing the Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings ($38):

Kate Spade

During dinner, I really liked Caila’s sequin shrug. That is such a versatile piece that you could use in all sorts of different situations. This Laundry by Shelli Segal Sequined Jacket ($96.75) is similar:

Laundry Sequined Jacket

During the next group date, Ben takes the ladies to visit a Love Lab where they can test their attraction. It was sort of an awkward date, what are you supposed to do if you’re not compatible? I loved Haley’s floral striped shirt from Kierra (sold out). This St. John’s Bay 3/4-Sleeve Striped Floral T-Shirt ($14.99) is similar:


Emily wore the Truly Madly Deeply Deep-V Tee from Urban Outfitters ($34) with the Rails Hunter Long Sleeve Button Down ($97). She accessorized with the Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace ($65) and an adorable wishbone necklace. I found this similar Meredith Hahn Wishbone Riann Necklace ($75):


At the cocktail party, Olivia gets pulled away first since science confirms that she has the strongest chemistry with Ben. She also got the group date rose. Olivia wore the Trina Turk Parry Dress ($143.20). This Laundry by Shelli Segal Scalloped Lace Halter Dress ($265) is similar:

Trina Turk

At the final cocktail party, Lauren wore the Lauren Dress from Ritual Boutique ($76).

Ritual Boutique

I loved Emily’s B. Darlin Metallic Sequin Mirror Print Sheath Dress ($99). This Dress the Population Arden Sequin Sheath Dress ($198) is similar in style:


Lauren (our Michigan gal) wore a yellow bodycon dress. I found this Plain Charming Sleeveless Colorful Bodycon Dress ($25.95) to recreate her look.


Ben scored some major points with Amanda when he had them craft some hair barrettes for her daughter. Amanda wore the sold out Dress the Population Savannah Sequin Dress. They make a similar version with the Lola Sequin Body-Con Dress ($218):

Dress the Population

I really lived Jubilee’s long black dress with the open back. There are so many ways you could accessorize it. This Forever 21 Cutout-Back Maxi Dress ($24.90) is a great match:

Forever 21 Black Maxi

Jennifer wore the Finders Keepers Next In Line to Take a Bow Fuchsia Dress ($112). I found it in blue and black as well. They also have a Playsuit version with more sizes in pink.

Finders Keepers

I also liked Samantha’s white lace gown – at least she looked classy for her exit. I found an almost identical dress from DHGate online for $153.98:

Samantha white lace

In a surprising move, LB decided to send herself home so that gave Ben an extra rose for someone else…

At the end of the evening Ben sent home Jackie, Mandi and Samantha.

Here are the deleted scenes for this week:

In this scene, Shushanna teaches the twins Russian:

In this scene, Ben and Chris reenact The Breakfast Club:

What did you think about Week 2?

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Bachelor 20 – Week 1 Recap

The Bachelor is back! This is my favorite time of year, because it means my wine and Bachelor viewing parties start up again. For season 20, we have Bachelor Ben Higgins from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season.

A perfect Ben

The premiere kicks off with an introduction to our newest Bachelor, Ben. Ben sort of reminds me of Chris Soules – positioned as an all-American boy from a small town. Before Ben kicks off his journey, he gets a crash course from former Bachelors Jason Mesnick, Sean Lowe and Chris Soules…what no Juan Pablo?

Then we have a few promos from the girls including Lauren B., Caila, Jubilee, Mandi, Haley, Emily, Amanda, Tiara and Samantha.

I noticed Haley and Emily’s Kendra Scott earrings immediately as I’ve had my eye on them myself. They wore the Danielle ($60) and the Skylar ($65):

Kendra Scott

Samantha wore a Stella & Dot Engravable Bar Necklace ($59) with her dad’s birthday engraved on it.

Stella and Dot

Enter the limos! First up is Lauren Bushnell our resident flight attendant who brings Ben his own wings. She wore a Sorella Strapless Maxi Dress from LuLu’s ($205). If you have your heart set on the blue, I found this Floor-length Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress ($89.99). On a side Laura a.k.a. Red Velvet had the same dress in a different color.


Caila Quinn literally jumped into Ben’s arms in an Adrianna Papell Sequined Sheath Dress ($208).

Adrianna Papell

Enter Jami, Kaitlyn’s bff from Vancouver. This dress wasn’t really my cup of tea, but my coworker loved it, so this one’s for you Sasha! Jami’s dress is from Ever New in Vancouver. I found two similar looks to recreate the look if you don’t want to hunt this dress down in Vancouver. The first is this Spellbound Midi Dress ($84) and the second is this Graceful Dancer Ivory Lace Two-Piece Dress ($69):

Ever New

Samantha was memorable to me, because she may have been the first girl in Bachelor history to have learned that she passed the bar exam on her way to the mansion. I also liked her red lace dress. I found two options to recreate her look this Jovani Lace Illusion Gown ($650) and this Illusion V-neck Mermaid Chiffon Side-slit Lace Prom Dress ($96.60):

Samantha red lace

JoJo enters with a unicorn mask claiming that she’s Ben’s unicorn. I didn’t hate it, at least she tried something fun. She wore a Red Shannia Dress. This Phistic Felicia Crisscross Front Bandage Dress ($49) is similar:


Lauren B. a.k.a. “LB” is next with a hot pink bandage dress. This GUESS V-Neck Bandage Dress ($59.99) is similar:

LB bandage

I really liked Olivia’s Zuhair Murad dress and thought it was charming that she was a little speechless. I’m not sure why she left her news anchor job for the Bachelor…hopefully it will pay off for her. I thought this Lisa Women’s V-Neck Sequins Floor Length Evening Gown ($69) is similar:

Zuhair Murad

After all the women have arrived, Chris Harrison treats us to a surprise…Amber and Becca are back! Becca wore the Expert-tease Black Bodycon Dress (sold out). This Endless Rose Front Cutout Mini Dress ($34.68) is similar:

Becca LuLus

Amber wore a dress designed by Project Runway’s Calvin Tran. This Deep V-Neck Gown ($280) from White House Black Market provides a similar look:

Amber Project Runway

Olivia received the first impression rose, although if quitting your news anchor job to come on The Bachelor is Ben’s idea of good catch, I’m not sure I’m a fan. She does address this point on her blog here.

At the end of the night Ben sent home Breanne, Izzy, Jessica, Laura, Lauren R., Maegan and Tiara.

Here are a few deleted scenes from Week 1:

In this deleted scene, we meet Jami who is friends with Kaitlyn, our former Bachelorette:

In the next scene, we learn more about Shushanna, who does in fact speak English:

In this deleted scene, JoJo explains the unicorn head:

In this scene from Bachelor Live, we get to learn a little more about Maegan, who was probably the most real person of the entire night. Let’s just say, I would love to hang with Maegan – she seems fun:

In this scene, Sean, Jason and Chris pass down the infamous “Bachelor undies” to Ben:

Last but not least, Tiara has her own version of a confidence dance:

What did you think about the Season 20 premiere? Anyone favorites yet?

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Bachelor 19 – Week 4 Recap

Week 4 kicks off with a visit from Chris Harrison where we learn that there are two group dates and a one-on-one date that will be decided by Chris’ three sisters. The first group date card is for Megan, Kaitlyn, Ashley S., Ashley I. Juelia, Samantha, Mackenzie, and Kelsey and reads “Let’s do what feels natural…” Chris takes them to hang out at the lake so he can see how they react to being in nature. Some of the girls get really natural and do some skinny dipping (if you read Chris’ blog post he mentions that they were playing Truth or Dare).

Back at the mansion, Chris’ sisters arrive to meet the remaining ladies and decide who gets to go on the one-on-one date. Not surprisingly, Britt tells them that she feels like the frontrunner. Their time with Jade seems to go well so it isn’t surprising that she ultimately gets selected for the date.

Meanwhile, at the lake, Chris reveals that they are going to camp for the night, which doesn’t excite anyone.

The one-on-one date card arrives for Jade and reads “Your presence is requested at a royal ball tomorrow evening from 8 p.m. until the last stroke of midnight. It’s a secret, the prince doesn’t know you are coming.” The date ends up being a complete promo for the Cinderella movie, but this is the traditional Pretty Woman date.

Kaitlyn gets a lot of alone time with Chris on the date and wears a sold-out H&M leather sleeve shirt. This Bungalow 20 Gray Long Sleeve Sweater With Vegan Leather Detail ($49):

leather sweaterChris also has some time with Ashley S. who is either drunk or looney toons, but that doesn’t stop Chris from letting her kiss him. Ashley I. tries to tell Chris that she’s a virgin, but fails miserably. It’s no wonder that Kaitlyn gets the rose…it was slim pickings on this date.

The girls congregate while Jade gets the royal treatment for her one-on-one princess date. Ashley couldn’t be more upset that she isn’t the one going on this date. She gets her pick of dresses and shoes for this date. She gets a pair of Christian Louboutin Debout Glitter & PVC Red Sole Pumps that she gets to keep! As well as a pair of Neil Lane earrings to take home. Forget the guy…where do I sign up. I found these similar Gianvito Rossi Clear PVC Metallic Foil Suede Pumps ($825) in case you want a pair of your own:

cinderella shoesAshley I. is so distraught over this date that she decides to get dressed up in her own Sherri Hill princess dress ($268).

sherri hillChris and Jade have a lovely date and from a Cinderella perspective it was really romantic, especially the way he kissed her at the end of the dance. Whew! That bachelor is smooth! I feel bad for him when he discovers the truth about Jade, I think he will be really surprised. No surprise, Jade gets the rose on this date and is safe for next week.

The next group date card arrives for Nikki, Jillian, Whitney, Carly, Britt and Becca and says “Let’s get dirty.” There are also some gifts that accompany the date card. They turn out to be six beautiful wedding dresses, but they have no idea what they’re doing yet. Unfortunately for them, Chris takes them to MuckFest MS where they are going to get down and dirty. A twist is thrown in…the winner of the race gets to have a one-one-one date later in the evening with Chris.

Shocker…Jillian wins the race and gets the one-on-one. She then proceeds to have the most awkward date ever with Chris. It is so obvious that they have no chemistry. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Chris ends the date and sends her home.

On to the rose ceremony the girls are happy that Jillian was sent home, but it sort of hits home that things are getting serious now. Kaitlyn wears the Stella & Dot Rory Necklace ($59):

stella and dot roryAshley I. ends up wearing her Sherri Hill dress again and finally comes out and tells Chris that she is a virgin. Carly has the best line of the night when she says that Ashley’s mouth isn’t a virgin…I spit out my drink at that one, bahahaha. After Ashley spills her secret she is upset when Chris doesn’t kiss her and thinks that he is freaked out. Mackenzie tries to console her and has the cutest Stella & Dot Pave Spear Earrings ($49):

Stella and dot pave spearBritt decides to confront Chris about her jealousy and is really manipulative about him giving Kaitlyn multiple roses. Wow – she was super insecure here and questioning his decisions is probably not the best way to build their relationship. Chris had a really awkward response and just left the conversation without kissing her. He lets the women know that if anyone is questioning his decisions they can leave immediately. Of course nobody does leave. At the rose ceremony Ashley S. wore Stella & Dot’s Chantilly Lace Chandelier Earrings ($49):

stella and dot chantilly laceThe earrings don’t save her and Chris ends up sending Ashley S., Nikki, and Juelia home. Goodbye to crazy Ashley – we barely knew you and never understood you.

Drama, drama and more drama this week – what did you think about this craziness?

Here are a few deleted scenes from this week’s episode:

The first scene is of Chris reuniting with his three sisters:

This scene is more craziness from Ashley S.:

In the next scene Chris and Whitney get some one-on-one time and they reenact a moment from last week’s date:

I enjoy reading Bachelor spoilers and if you are interested in finding out what happens in advance you can check out Reality Steve for more information.

If you missed Episode Four you can purchase it from iTunes.

Chris Soules posted his fourth Bachelor blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Four blog here.

Former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen Joynt posted her thoughts here.

Some of you may remember Zak Waddell from Desiree’s season. His sister, Carly is vying for Chris’ heart this season and he is posting his recaps on Desiree’s blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

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Bachelor 19 – Week 3 Recap

So I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been very impressed with The Bachelor fashion this season, I may not have a ton to post this week as I’m only going to share what I really liked. What I did like was Jimmy Kimmel on The Bachelor…I hope they do this every season, it was great!

Chris’ genuine reaction to getting woken up by Jimmy was great and then greeting the girls was hilarious. I love when the show pokes fun at itself. Becca is a big fan of Jimmy and can’t wait to see what he comes up with this week. I loved her Stella & Dot Somervell Necklace ($59):

stella and dot somervell

Jimmy had the honor of bringing the first date card for Kaitlyn and reads “You and Chris are about to join an exclusive club, sweeping views, vaulted ceilings and unlimited hors d’oeuvres await.” This turns out to be Costco where Jimmy has provided a list of activities that Kaitlyn and Chris need to complete. They make the most out of it and are gearing up to cook dinner for Jimmy later that evening. The part that gets me again is why Kaitlyn would wear the reddest lipstick on a date where she hopes to kiss someone. I don’t get it. They had a great dinner complete with some awkward conversations about the fantasy suite. In the end Kaitlyn gets the rose and is safe until next week.

Back at the house, the next date card arrives for Britt, Jillian, Becca, Tracy, Mackenzie, Kelsey, Amber, Ashley S., Juelia, Samantha, Nikki and Carly and says “Are you ready to meet some real party animals?” Jillian is pretty pumped for this date and keeping in classy in her Stay Classy Tank Top ($55) and Stella & Dot Cassady Collar Necklace ($79):

stay classy

This date is sort of a farming obstacle course to practice “farm living” to see who could hack it in Iowa with Chris. Part of the challenge involves drinking goat’s milk which Carly is allergic to. They also have to shuck corn, milk a goat and wrestle a pig which should make for interesting television. I hated Samantha’s outfit, but I did love her Stella & Dot Callie Necklace ($98). I don’t know why people are trying to bring overalls back…please stop.

stella and dot callie

It ended up being a pretty entertaining competition and against all odds Carly was the winner. She had some confidence after that and put herself in the game by kissing Chris. He really likes to kiss, which Mackenzie didn’t understand. See when you’re the bachelor it means you get to make out with at least 25 women. I’m not sure what part of that she doesn’t understand. Becca takes a stand and basically tells Chris that he has to earn a kiss from her. I’m sure that only made him like her more. Case in point – he gives Becca the rose. This obviously upset Carly.

Back at the ranch, the next date card comes for Whitney and reads “The date is going to be fun…no whining.” She wore an Urban Outfitters Ecote Patterned Intarsia Open-Front Cardigan (sold out). I found this similar Bar III Long-Sleeve Aztec-Print Cardigan ($44.99):

urban outfittersDuring their date Chris and Whitney head to a winery and really hit it off. They have a great conversation and you can definitely see the chemistry developing between them. They see a wedding happening and Whitney suggests that they crash it. I think he definitely likes how spontaneous she is. They pretend that they are engaged (which I’m sure Whitney was thrilled about) and head off to change into more appropriate wedding attire. I liked Whitney’s black and white leather colorblock dress. I didn’t find anything similar, so I selected this Nicole Miller Sleeveless Cutout Colorblock Sheath Dress ($39.99) to recreate the look:

colorblock leather

You can tell this is the moment where they fell in love, just the way he was talking about her, it is obvious he is smitten. Of course he gave her the rose.

Jimmy Kimmel throws a wrench into the format with a pool party in place of the cocktail party. Juelia uses this time to talk about her husband. This was really uncomfortable to watch and such a sad story. Chris was very respectful though. It sounded like she was still dealing with a lot and I can understand if Chris didn’t want to pursue this further. I’m not sure she would be ready for a long-term relationship at this point.

Britt and Jade take the opportunity to connect with Chris. Jade went in for the kill asking him for a tour of his house. BTW – what was she wearing? Those heels were sort of odd for a pool party and her bathing suit looked more like lingerie (which is probably why they cued the porn star music). Jillian on the other hand moved up the totem pole by waiting for Chris in his hot tub. I can’t believe Ashley, Megan and Mackenzie just left Jillian alone with Chris – their mistake for thinking that any of this was supposed to be fair. Then it was her mistake again to use her alone time with Chris to cry and talk about the other girls.

He made her sweat it out at the rose ceremony but ultimately sent home Trina, Tracy and Amber which made sense because I could barely remember their names.

At this point I would say that Whitney, Britt and Becca might be the front runners, but we will see what happens next week.

Here is a deleted scene that didn’t make it into the episode where Jimmy and Chris dish about Kaitlyn:

I enjoy reading Bachelor spoilers and if you are interested in finding out what happens in advance you can check out Reality Steve for more information.

If you missed Episode Three you can still watch it here.

Chris Soules posted his third Bachelor blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Three blog here.

Former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen Joynt posted her thoughts here.

Some of you may remember Zak Waddell from Desiree’s season. His sister, Carly is vying for Chris’ heart this season and he is posting his recaps on Desiree’s blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

To catch up on Jason & Molly Mesnick’s podcast, click here.

For more Bachelor/Bachelorette posts, click here.

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