Bachelor 21 – Week 10

We started this episode with Raven’s morning after (which was totally overdone btw). Nick met up with Rachel next for their overnight date. As they are in Finland and the frigid weather, there isn’t a ton of fashion to cover this week. Everything was more functional. I’m not going to lie, but I think the penguin onesie may have did her in…

Vanessa started her overnight date with a Woolrich Down Parka ($789). This similar Women’s Arctic Down Parka ($199.99) is similar for less:

I love watching Nick and Vanessa together, you can see the chemistry between them and just the way they talk about each other…something special is happening. Things started to get serious as the date progressed and they were trying to work out some serious issues. Vanessa wore a Woolrich White Collection Women’s Wool Blanket Coat with Belt ($550):

These two keep getting cuter. After a deep conversation it seems like things are moving faster than any of his other relationships. Vanessa wore a cold shoulder sweater to keep her warm. This Chunky Open Shoulder Top ($45) is similar:

At the rose ceremony, Raven looked fantastic covering up everything with just a keyhole of cleavage in the Stone Cold Fox Victoria Dress ($93). This “Danni” Black Mockneck Long Sleeve Keyhole Sweater Dress ($34.99) is similar:

Vanessa wore a va-va-voom mermaid cut dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline from Boohoo. It is unfortunately sold out, but you can get this Trumpet Dress from Hebeos for just $132.99:

Rachel looked fierce in her rose ceremony dress, which was the perfect ending to her journey and beginning to her adventure as our next Bachelorette. Her dress is from Madison James ($378). This Vince Camuto Embellished Keyhole Halter Gown ($188) is a similar look for less:

What are your thoughts on the final two? Will it be Raven or Vanessa in the end?

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Bachelor 21 – Week 9

We pick up right where Nick left off, with Andi popping by for a visit. This was equal parts awesome and awkward. These two have great chemistry together. I am still a little sad that she didn’t pick Nick on her season. I haven’t read her book yet but am hoping to soon-hopefully it explains a lot.

Andi definitely upped the fashion game this episode looking fantastic as usual. She wore these amazing Balenciaga Graphic suede ankle boots ($1335). They are still available in red. She also wore a sold out Vince Asymmetric Leather Jacket and sold out Vince Smooth Leather Leggings. To recreate her look you can snag this BB Dakota Laverne Faux Leather Jacket ($98), Aritzia Daria Pant ($135) and these insane look alike Charles David Robbi Booties ($89.95):

In the meantime, Nick’s other women are gathering for the rose ceremony. Vanessa is killing it again in her Nou Taupe Crossover Bust Maxi Dress ($214):

Rachel wore a Long Boucle Coat from Maje ($322.50) and a one shoulder green gown. To recreate her look try this Andrew Marc Laura Coat ($249) and this Lauren Ralph Lauren One-Shoulder Brooch Gown ($160):

Ultimately, Nick sent Corinne home and took his remaining ladies to Finland for the rest of the journey. Raven gets the first Fantasy Suite Date and they kick it off in a Finnish pub. She wore the Woolrich Two Tone Motif Sweater ($54.99):

The rest of their date gets pretty awkward with Raven revealing too much personal information on national television. She wore an off-the-shoulder red sweater. I thought this Free People Alana Slouchy Sweater ($64.80) was similar but wouldn’t fall off as much as hers did:

What did you think about Corinne’s exit and Raven’s Fantasy Suite date?

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Bachelor 21 – Week 8

Nick ends the trip in Bimini by giving all the women roses to take them to hometown dates. First up is Raven in Hoxie, Arkansas. During the date, Raven finds out her dad is cancer free, which makes for a special moment. Nick mentions that their relationship is moving the fastest and I think that’s a pretty good sign that he’s into her. They went mud-bogging, so no exciting fashion to show on that date.

Next up is Dallas, Texas where Nick meets Rachel’s family. Rachel wore a fabulous Off White Cold Shoulder Tuxedo Jacket from Love Culture (sold out). If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that this is a cold shoulder vest, but she doesn’t put her arms in the “sleeves.” This 1. STATE Collarless Open Front Long Vest ($119) is similar:

She is also sporting the Stella and Dot Signature Engravable Bar Necklace ($59):

Corinne’s hometown date was interesting, I suspect that the shopping spree was producer funded. I think Corinne really thought she had something, but the writing is on the wall, this was essentially her first one-on-one date.

On to Canada for Vanessa’s hometown. The chemistry between these two is electric. Vanessa wore a cool wool and leather coat which is sold out from Zara. I found this Belle by Badgley Mischka Solid Long Sleeve Coat ($99.97) and this Vera Wang Taylor Wool-Blend Coat ($175.99) to recreate the look:

Vanessa is such a gem, you can really see her heart in this episode. Not to mention she is beautiful. She wore a sold out fur vest from Zara and these great leather pants with zippers on them. To recreate the look I found this Faux Fur Vest from Chadwicks ($59.99) and Scuba Hip Zip Leggings from Express ($35.94):

Now Nick has to decide between his ladies…Corinne thinks she is a shoo-in based on their hometown date. As she is contemplating from the balcony she wore a great sold out Bebe Faux Fur Ombre Coat. I found this similar Super Star Dip Dyed Faux Fur Coat ($67.92) if you want the look for yourself:

And cue to next week, where Andi Dorfman pops back into Nicks life…

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Bachelor 21 – Week 7

So last week Nick left us with a pretty dramatic freak out, but don’t worry, after a chat with Chris Harrison he is all better. Now he can take the girls to Bimini, which I looked up so I could tell you that it is in the Bahamas. I had never even heard of it before. The girls seemed pretty excited about going there though. Vanessa got her second one-on-one date much to Corinne’s chagrin who hasn’t had a one-on-one. Vanessa wore a sold out Fringe Happy Together Blue Lace Strapless Romper. This Lovers + Friends Henna Romper ($53.40) is similar:

Vanessa is smokin hot in her evening look – no wonder Nick is smitten with her. She told Nick that she was in love with him and his response was really weird. I’m not sure where this leaves them. Vanessa wore the Lucy Slinky Knot Gather Detail Midi Dress ($30):

On the group date, Corinne tries to get Nick’s attention right off the bat by stripping down to her bikini. Kristina called her bluff and it appeared that Nick only had eyes for her. Kristina wore a Crochet Fringe Sweater Tank ($25) which made for a really cute cover up:

During the evening portion of the date Kristina wore a sold out ASTR black romper and a great double layer pendant necklace. To recreate the look I found this La Blanca Crocheted-Trim Long-Sleeve Romper Coverup ($95) and Stella and Dot Aria Pendant Necklace ($98):

We see Raven again in a Week 3 look, the sold out Stylestalker Sofala Midi Dress. This J.O.A. Scalloped Lace Midi Dress ($99) is similar:

It must have been her lucky dress, because Raven got the group date rose and a guaranteed hometown date. Danielle gets the next one-on-one date and just as it seems to be progressing nicely, Nick sends her home. She wore a sold out Nasty Gal Romper, but this Lace-Trim Surplice Romper ($32.99) is similar.

At this point Corinne has had it. She’s received no attention from Nick so she decides to put it all on the line and visit Nick in his room to “show” him how she feels. She wore a sold out Zara blouse, leather pants, Louboutins and her platinum vagine to pull out all the stops. You can get this similar Vince Camuto Georgette & Jersey Faux Wrap Blouse ($74):

Rachel was pumped for her one-on-one date and they had a local, casual date hanging out in Bimini. Rachel wore a stylish double split front maxi skirt. I found this Slit Maxi Skirt from Love, Fire ($45) to recreate her look:

Before I wrap up, this was the week that Jimmy Kimmel announced Rachel as our next Bachelorette. You can watch the clip below:

Rachel wore a Cushnie Et Ochs Asymmetric Open-Side Cami Dress ($1,395.00). This Bec & Bridge Onyx Asymmetrical Dress ($108) is similar:

What do you think about Rachel as The Bachelorette?

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50 Shades Darker

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of 50 Shades Darker with a few friends. The screening was a lot of fun; we all received masks similar to the one Anastasia wears to the Masquerade Ball and I made sure to get a big cup of wine because you definitely need it to watch this movie with a theater full of strangers.

If you haven’t read the books, I highly recommend that you read them before seeing this movie. They had to cram a lot into the run time and they left out a lot of the backstory. So if you didn’t already know Christian Grey’s story you might think he was crazy and possessive. One of the main things they left out was Christian’s therapist Dr. Flynn. Anastasia even gets to meet him and talk to him and he explains why Christian has a need to control everything. It does sound like he makes a cameo in the third movie, but he was definitely referenced multiple times in the second book.

Here are a few ways you can get your 50 Shades fix in case you want more:

1.Masquerade Mask ($15.90)

You can get the exact mask that Ana wears to the masquerade party and it’s affordable!

2. Ana’s Lipsticks

According to @evelynenoraz, the 50 Shades Darker makeup artist, “They were a liquid lipstick from Mac Cosmetics for the red ( plus Mac lip liner ) and from Anastasia for the deep berry color ( liquid lipstick as well ) or Glossier lipstain.”

Based on that statement here are my guesses for the exact shades:

MAC Cherry Lip Liner ($17.50)

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Feels So Grand ($21)

ILIA Lipstick Arabian Nights ($26)

MAC Burgundy Lip Liner ($17.50)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Heathers ($20)

 

Glossier Generation G in Jam ($18)

3. Ana’s Eyes from the Masquerade

According to Evelyn, she used Dior’s Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Lune and Millenium ($31/each).

Trailer is out. Looking beautiful Dakota 💕#fiftyshadesdarker #makeupbyme #anastasiasteele

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4. Jimmy Choo Lang Patent Strappy Sandal ($795)

During that steamy dinner/elevator scene, Anastasia was wearing the Jimmy Choo Lang sandals.

If these are out of your price range, you can try the Pleaser brand shoes that are an exact match for only $52.95:

5. Anastasia’s Masquerade Dress

The dress Ana wore to the masquerade party was stunning. Custom designed by Monique Lhuillier and the 50 Shades Costume Designer, Shay Cunliffe, it is one of a kind! Women’s Wear Daily shared more details here on how this dress came about.

I found a few options for the dress and the beautiful feathered cape she wears. For the dress, Forever 21 has two different options with a Satin Maxi Dress ($34.90) and this Selfie Leslie Halter Neck Dress ($44.99):

I also found two options for the cape/jacket, the first is the Jayley Luxurious Stripe Faux Fur Jacket ($234) and the second is the SB Tipped Fur Jacket ($107.50):

6. 50 Shades Darker Prize Pack

I’m giving away a 50 Shades Darker Prize Pack complete with masks, tea lights, lip balm and a Large sweatshirt.

The winner will be announced on February 26. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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Have you seen 50 Shades Darker yet? What did you think?

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Bachelor 21 – Week 6

This is the two-on-one date that never ends! Taylor just won’t leave…

We head into the next rose ceremony and Nick ups the drama by cancelling the cocktail party. Now the women don’t know where they stand. Rachel is safe with a rose and she looks fabulous in a sold out Sherri Hill Beaded Two Piece Cocktail Dress. Sherri Hill makes a similar style for $518 here:

Danielle wore the Kendall Dress from SAU ($335). They also have a similar version in a different pattern here ($395).

At the rose ceremony Nick let Alexis, Jaimi, and Josephine go and then announced that the remaining women would be accompanying him to St. Thomas! Kristina got the first one-on-one date in St. Thomas and we really got to know her. I hope we see more of her in the future. She looked adorable in a sold out Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress from LuLu’s. This Jodi Kristopher Trim Inset Textured Knit Skater Dress ($69) is similar:

On the group date, Rachel wore a sold out Ecote Crinkle Square Kimono Jacket. This Women’s Kimono White Floral Merona ($26.99) is similar:

Vanessa was smokin hot in her Missguided Double Strap Crossover Bikini Set ($45). They have a similar style in more sizes with this Bandage Crossover Bikini Set ($54):

On the evening portion of the group date Danielle wore the Bardot Maxi Dress from Flynn Skye ($198). Her exact print is unavailable, but they have a ton of others to choose from:

Vanessa changed into the Sheeva Slinky Strappy Side Tie Maxi Dress ($25) which was a great evening beach look:

Nick sent Jasmine home during the group date after she had a crazy meltdown. Raven ended up getting the group date rose, saving herself for another week. Danielle and Whitney were selected for a second two-on-one date, unprecedented in Bachelor history. Danielle looked sweet in a ruffly romper. I found this Lovers and Friends Malia Ruffled Cold Shoulder Romper ($160) to recreate the look:

In a shocking move, Nick gets rid of them both. First Whitney goes home on the two-on-one and you think he is keeping Danielle but then he lets her go at dinner. I think he was really upset about Danielle since they had started to connect, so he went to the visit the remaining women and just sort of broke down. That was sort of weird, it was hard to understand what he was thinking in this moment. Nick is a sensitive soul, which is why I think women find him endearing.

Do you think Nick will find love on his journey this season?

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone has named “Greenery” the 2017 Color of the Year. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that is symbolic of new beginnings. Think the great outdoors meets the first day of spring.

I loved this thought from Pantone “The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.”

At first I wasn’t thrilled with this color, but I love the idea that enjoying it in fashion, home and beauty products should remind me to reconnect with nature, so I’m definitely digging it. Here are a few ways you can enjoy it:

Green Rectangular Lacquer Serving Tray ($24.99)

This tray is perfect to add a pop of color to any room. You can use it to serve or as a piece of decor.

Piñata Tassel Drops ($36)

These earrings are fabulous and the perfect addition to any outfit.

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks ($10)

This was the perfect match for Greenery, plus it also comes in the gel color to match which is a must have for me.

Alfani Faux-Leather Moto Jacket ($99.50)

This would be a great transition piece from winter to spring.

Aerosoles Branchlet Flip Flop Sandals ($59)

These would be adorable at the beach or during the summer months. They look comfortable!

Alfani Printed Halter Dress ($89.50)

When I saw this dress I couldn’t think of anything that embodied the spirit of Greenery more. This is such a different style than I would normally wear but I think it would look great.

Ray Ban Aviators ($175)

I can totally get on board with these beauties. I’ve been eyeing a pair of aviators for a while.

Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings ($52)

These are my favorite yoga pants, so why not get them in green?

Kate Spade Leaves Large Notepad ($7.50)

I thought this was a fun notebook that would make you think about the outdoors.

Ralph Lauren Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit ($120)

I love the ruffles on this!

Dooney & Bourke Leighton Tote ($170.99)

It took me a long time to find a green handbag that I liked. This one is the perfect size and shade.

Sleeveless Vee Neck Wrap Dress ($138)

I wasn’t going to add a second dress, but this is just stunning.

What are your favorite Greenery items for 2017?

You can also check out my post about the 2016 colors of the year, Rose Quartz & Serenity, 2015 color of the year, Marsala, and the 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid.



Bachelor 21 – Week 5

We pick up right where we left off, with Corrine vs. Taylor. Nick kept both of them through the rose ceremony so we could get a dramatic two-on-one date this week.

Sarah wore Kendra Scott’s Danielle earrings ($75). They are my fav, but they didn’t save her from going home. Astrid also got the boot.

Nick whisks the rest of the women off to New Orleans for the next step in their journey. I am a huge fan of Jaimi’s “Champagne Campaign” shirt and had been eyeing it long before this episode. This version is from Private Party ($52):

Rachel gets the one-one-one date and bonds with Nick. Love Rachel, but hated her outfit on this date. These two could not have been cuter together – it is rare to see a contestant that is so confident and sure of herself. Rachel received the rose and is safe.

We can’t say as much for Corinne and Taylor, who received the dreaded two-on-one date. But first, Nick takes the girls to a plantation and then the producers tried a little too hard to make it “haunted.” Insert eye roll here. Danielle M. received the group date rose.

Next up, the two-on-one where Corinne feeds Taylor to an alligator…okay maybe not, but it got ugly. Taylor can’t accept Nick’s rejection and pops up again during his dinner date with Corinne. We will have to wait and see what happens next week!

Are you Team Taylor or Team Corinne this week?

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February 2017 Pinspired

For this month’s Pinspired, I thought I would create a fun Valentine’s Day look. The outfit below really stood out to me. I enjoy having pops of color mixed with neutrals for a fun and sexy Valentine’s Day look.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432134526720863712/

To get started, I LOVE this Off-The-Shoulder Jersey Dress from Ralph Lauren. You can find it here ($74.99) and here in more sizes in the Petite ($74.99).

I adore anything from Badgley Mischka and this Jenna Snap Back Cocoon Coat ($279.90) is no different.

To top off the look, these BCBGeneration Pretia Pumps ($49.95) are just icing on the cake.

All of these items together would make you the star of Valentine’s Dinner if you’re having one. I would love to see some looks in the comments below that you want me to tackle for the next Pinspired.

Also, let me know if you end up trying this month’s Pinspired look!

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Bachelor 21 – Week 4

Week 4 picks up where we left off at the pool party. The girls are upset about Corinne’s antics, but really they are just jealous that Nick seems to be so into her. I liked Jasmine’s cover up, which she got at T.J. Maxx. I found this Floral Print Kimono for $24.99:

At the rose ceremony, Nick sent home Brittany and Christen. You know I wasn’t too upset about it since I couldn’t even remember their names…

Chris Harrison comes to tell the girls that they get to travel to the exciting locale of Waukesha, Wisconsin! When they arrive, Nick picks Danielle L. for the first one-on-one date. I won’t be sharing Danielle’s evening attire as she was popping out of it the entire concert. But she got the rose, so I guess it worked.

Next up for the group date, the girls got the chance to do some work down on the farm. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to muck out stables while trying to impress a guy… It worked for Kristina and she receives the group date rose.

Raven gets the final one-on-one date this week and she gets to meet Nick’s family and attend a roller skating party. Later that evening, Raven goes into crazy detail about how her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and she beat him in the head with a stiletto. Nick doesn’t seem to worry and gives Raven the rose.

We get another to be continued after Corrine and Taylor have it out during the rose ceremony. To be fair there wasn’t a lot of great fashion in this episode, maybe I will get a better look when we pick this back up.

Are you #TeamCorrine or #TeamTaylor?

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