Bachelorette 12 – Week 4

The boys finally get rid of Chad and celebrate in a grand fashion. They come together one last time in a grand fashion, but that only lasted up until the rose ceremony. James F. and Daniel were sent home. JoJo wore the Jay Godfrey Stanfield Gown ($324). This La Femme Sheer Racerback Dress ($298) has a similar cut:

jay-godfrey

JoJo and the boys ditch the U.S. for Uruguay for the next leg of their trip. JoJo wore a sold out Alice + Olivia Darcelle Leaf-Print Tunic Top. This Apt. 9® Crochet Palm Leaf Cover-Up ($28) is similar:

alice-and-olivia-tunic

In her overview for the week, JoJo wore the Blue Life Wild & Free Romper ($160):

blue-life

Over coffee, JoJo wore Ramy Brooks Pants ($187.50) and Dolce Vita Nolin Dress Sandal ($95). To recreate her look I found this Todd & Duncan Cashmere Crewneck ($168) and Lafayette 148 New York Kenmare Flare-Leg Pants ($138):

ramy-brook

JoJo selects Jordan for the first international one-on-one date. She kicked off the date wearing the Chase Tie Strap Cold Shoulder Knit ($119). This Zeeva Cold-Shoulder Sweater ($149.50) is similar:

chase

They spend their day on a yacht where JoJo wears a Guria Crochet Collection Bikini Top ($49.99) /Bottom($51.99):

guria-crochet

During the dinner part of the date, JoJo really grilled Jordan with the tough questions. She seemed to be happy with his responses. She wore the Alice + Olivia Riki Dress ($350). This Bronx and Banco LouLou Dress ($182) is similar:

alice-and-olivia-riki-dress

Coming off of her high from Jordan, JoJo returns to the hotel to discover that her ex has done a tell-all interview with In Touch that doesn’t paint her in the best light. She heads over to set the record straight with the guys wearing the sold out BB Dakota Tabitha Fuzzy Cardigan. The BB Dakota Women’s Gray Galileo Fuzzy Cardigan ($129) is similar:

bb-dakota

On the group date, JoJo takes the boys sandsurfing and wore a BP Undercover Lace Halter Bralette ($29) and Robyn Rhodes Alicia Necklace ($69.99):

bp-undercover

Next up is JoJo’s one-on-one with Robby. They start out with a little playdate on the beach. JoJo wore a striped sweater. I found this similar Splendid Women’s Tucson Striped Loose Knit Easy Pullover ($110.41):

splendid

JoJo and Robby decide to jump off a cliff together, which I guess is a good date activity to do with the professional swimmer. JoJo wore the Becca Sliding Triangle Top ($27.99) and Loop Tie Side Brazilian Bottom ($29.99).

becca-swim

During their dinner date, JoJo wore a sold out Blue Life Gigi Jumper. This Michael Kors Lux Matte Jersey Halter-Neck Wide-Leg Jumpsuit ($140) will recreate the look:

blue-life-gigi

Here is a close up of her Robyn Rhodes Jean Ring ($69.99), Jules Vance Jewelry Sparkle Lariat Necklace ($80), and Robyn Rhodes Leona Necklace ($99):

robyn-rhodes-leona

At the rose ceremony, JoJo wore the Ieena by MacDuggal Style 25008i Dress. I thought this M-Slit Halter Neck Maxi Dress ($24.90) was similar:

ieena-by-macduggal

Evan, Grant and Vinny were sent home…to be reunited in Paradise!

What did you think about Week 4?

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Fall 2016 Favorites

It is officially fall people! Now that the leaves are starting to turn and we have officially said goodbye to summer, it’s time to stock up on our favorite things for fall. Here are my favs for 2015, 2014, and 2013 if you want to take a look back.

Faded Glory Women’s Wedge Boot ($24.87)

Can you believe these are from Walmart?!

faded-glory-boot

Buckle Trim Cape ($79.97)

This screams Olivia Pope to me!

buckle-trim-cape

OPI We the Female

This is more than a nail color, this is a statement.

Faux Fur Collar ($68)

I LOVE this! My bestie Jen would probably love this too. What a great way to take your outfit up a notch.

fur-collar

Eva Longoria Faux Leather Power Ponte Dress ($119.95)

I would rock this at work! I love that it has sleeves because I sometimes hate wearing blazers.

fuax-leather-dress

Leinenkugel’s Harvest Patch Shandy

I didn’t think I would like this, but it turns out that I loved it!

PS Shandy

Wool Cloche Hat ($24.97)

This is so Blair Waldorf!

cloche

Braided Cold-Shoulder Sweater ($88)

I love everything about this, the braid, the exposed shoulders and the color!

braided-sweater

Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut Candle ($22.50)

I bought this at the Bath & Body Works outlet on a candle spree and have been waiting until the first day of fall to start using it. It smells SO good!

cinnamon-sugared-doughnuts

Stella and Dot Rebel Pendant ($79)

I’ve admired this one for a while and I recently saw someone wearing it at a meeting and loved it.

rebel-pendant

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt ($39.97)

This is so cute and a great price!

leather-pencil-skirt

BP Minimal Flap Faux Leather Backpack ($49)

I have been 50/50 on the backpack trend, but I love the look of it here.

bp-backpack

BP Off the Shoulder Sweater Dress ($59)

I wasn’t planning on posting two dresses here, but I really love this for a more casual look with boots or the booties.

sweater-dress

What are your favorite things for fall?



Splurge vs. Steal: Dior Split Aviator Sunglasses

I have been jonesing for a pair of aviators this summer and haven’t really found any that I was in love with or that were in my price range. Then I saw these Dior Split Aviator Sunglasses and I was in love. I always try to find unique pieces that I won’t see on anyone else and I think these would be perfect to wear to the next few tailgates. These have been seen on celebrities like Rihanna, Olivia Wilde, and Kendall Jenner.

dior-split-aviators

These Christian Dior Aviators run about $555, so if you aren’t looking to break the bank Jessica Buurman makes a much more affordable version with their Matte Bi-Color Sunglasses for $39.

christian-dior-split-aviators

Both of these have a variety of different colors so you can pick your favorites. You could even get the steal version to try out and see if you like them enough to splurge! These are too fun to pass up!

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Dior Split Aviator Sunglasses.

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Bachelorette 12 – Week 3 Part 2

Chris Harrison and the guys confront Chad and they all agree that if they leave him alone he will leave them alone. JoJo shows up wearing a Show Me Your Mumu Flower Crochet Fringe Crop Top ($77) to kick off the pool party:

Show Me Your Mumu

Underneath that top, JoJo rocked the Guria Collection Crochet Stitching Halter Top ($53.99):

Guria Collection

During the rose ceremony, JoJo sent home Christian, Ali and Nick B. She also wore a sold out Mac Duggal Two Piece Sequin Gold Dress. This Adrianna Papell Sequin Dress ($158) is similar:

MacDuggal Sequin

The men head off to Pennsylvania for some R&R with JoJo. JoJo comes in on a biplane with a stunning Robyn Rhodes Kallisto Necklace ($86.25):

Robyn Rhodes Kallisto

JoJo looks cozy before her one-on-one date with Luke in a Daryana Cashmere Sweater from Club Monaco ($289),  Frye Laurie Harness Short Boots ($310.99) and Robyn Rhodes Brandie Ring ($89). This Club Monaco
Torela Cashmere Sweater ($249) is similar with more available sizes:

Club Monaco

Brandie

For her dogsled ride with Luke, JoJo wore added on the sold out BP Heritage Scarf and sold out Express (Minus The) Leather Quilted Shoulder Jacket. To recreate this, I found this Jessica Simpson Quilted Faux Leather Jacket ($99.90) and Sylvia Alexander Oblong Plaid Scarf ($17.99):

bp-scarf

Next, JoJo and Luke strip down for the wood fired hot tub and they are both smokin hot. JoJo looked great in her Becca by Rebecca Virtue Women’s Janis High Neck Halter Top ($74) and Janis Tab Side Hipster Bikini Bottom ($64):

becca

After we find out that Chad and Alex will get the dreaded two-on-one date, JoJo cleans up for her dinner date with Luke. She wore a sold out Bec & Bridge Fundamental Mock Neck Dress, ALLSAINTS Balfern Palm Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($540), Alice and Olivia Tahara Strappy Pointed Pumps ($425) and The Woods Pave Diamond Encrusted Braid Bangle ($4,4o0):

bec-and-bridge

To recreate the look I found this Bebe Natalie Mock Dress ($98),  Scully Motorcycle Jacket ($279.45), BCBGeneration Caliko Pointy Toe Pump ($109.95), and this CZ Hinged Bangle Braided Bracelet ($12.99):

bec-and-bridge-look

On the group date, JoJo took the boys to meet some NFL pros and play a friendly game where the winners get to continue on the evening portion of the date and the losers have to go home. For the winners, JoJo wore a sold out Elizabeth and James Keaten Dress. This Express Lace-Up Side Sheath Dress ($79.90) is similar:

elizabeth-and-james

JoJo gave Jordan the rose which further added fuel to Chad’s fire going into the two-on-one date. After he threatens to find Jordan at home, Chad and Alex head off to meet JoJo for their backwoods date. JoJo wore a sold out Faherty Tartan Red Plaid Boyfriend Shirt and Dirty Laundry Women’s Raeven Ankle Boot ($39.98). I thought this Morgan Plaid Sherpa Jacket ($195) was similar:

faherty

JoJo wore Robyn Rhodes Alicia Necklace ($69.99):

robyn-rhodes-alicia

JoJo eventually decides to send Chad home and when she hands the rose out you can see her Robyn Rhodes Felice Ring ($79.99):

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Alex is on cloud 9 once Chad gets sent home and he and JoJo have some one-on-one time in a rustic cabin lodge. She wore the Line Sparrow Long Cardigan ($103.50). I found this similar Minnie Rose Fringe Cardigan ($98.18) in an additional size:

line

We end with another “To Be Continued” and an angry Chad back at the house – hopefully he doesn’t catch the guys celebrating too hard…

What did you think about Week 3 Part 2?

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Bachelorette 12 – Week 3 Part 1

This week, JoJo’s first one-on-one date was with Chase and she wore the Paige Trudy Shirt ($96.30):

PAIGE

They had a very sexy yoga date and JoJo looked great in her workout gear. I recreated her look with these Marled EXP Core Pieced Crop Legging ($59.90), LuLuLemon City Sky Run By Bra ($58), and Marmot Erin Tank Top ($30.49):

Express Marled

On the group date JoJo wore a Joie Aceline Floral Ikat Silk Blouse ($107.20), this Joie Axcel Sheer Floral Silk Tunic Blouse ($79.97) is similar:

Joie

Things got crazy between Evan and Chad, but JoJo brushes it off for the cocktail party where she wore a sold out Trouvé Drape Collar Leather Jacket, sold out Elizabeth and James Fitted Sleeveless Turtleneck Top, and Alice + Olivia Elana Embellished Mini Skirt ($219.97). To recreate this look try this BB Dakota Peppin Draped Faux Leather Jacket ($87), Diane von Furstenberg Sutton Sleeveless Merino Wool & Silk Turtleneck Top ($178) and Gold Sparkle Skirt ($59):

Trouve

JoJo had a fun one-on-one date with James where they learned to swing dance. This was a really fun date. She wore an Alexis Aria Starlight High-Low Dress ($359). This Michael Kors Bergalia Foil Dress ($140) is similar:

Alexis

The evening portion of their date was so romantic. JoJo wore a sold out Black Grey Plaid Double Breasted Belted Coat, Calvin Klein Clancey Over the Knee Boot ($192.50),  and sold out FRAME Ribbed Hi-Lo Cashmere Turtleneck. to recreate the look I found a BCBGeneration Women’s Plaid Wool Wrap Coat ($88.49), Halogen Noble Over the Knee Boot ($189.95), and Joie Melantha Hi-Lo Sweater ($129.99):

Calvin Klein

Instead of a rose ceremony, the episode ends with a Chad confrontation and a pool party. Stay tuned for Part 2 to see what happens next!

What did you think about Week 3 Part 1?

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2016 Capsule Collection Part 2

I previously drafted my Capsule Collection Part 1 post with all of my must have clothing pieces; but the list wouldn’t be complete without some of my favorite accessories. I think capsule accessories are more fun to buy because you can really invest in getting nice pieces as they are more timeless. I don’t mind saving up for a pair of diamond studs for example because you know you will wear them forever. With accessories you can take a cheap t-shirt and jeans from blah to fabulous at a moment’s notice. Here are my top accessory investment picks:

1. Black Pumps

You can buy black pumps anywhere, and I like to have at least five pairs in rotation at a time. Mostly because I am a hard walker and go through them quickly, but then you can get slightly different styles and heel heights and change it up a bit. I just snagged amazing Coach pumps at the outlet store for $50 with an original price of $200, so I would say I’m already crushing it for fall. I would love to add a designer pair to my collection like these Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Patent Leather Point-Toe Pumps ($575). I love the gold accent to the bottom as well.

Jimmy Choo

2. Diamond Earrings ($1200)

I have been dying for a pair of real diamond studs and what is more timeless and classic than these pair from Tiffany?

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3. Tom Ford Whitney Sunglasses ($450)

I was in love with these sunglasses the first time I saw Sarah Michelle Gellar wear a similar pair on Ringer (she wore the Charlie in case you were wondering). I just had to have them; and then my amazing husband surprised me with the similar Whitney version one Christmas. I’ve had them for a few years and no other pair will ever compare, they are just perfect.

Tom Ford Whitney

4. Prada Bag ($2980)

I once had a real nylon Prada bag. I loved it. I carried it everywhere, until I left it unattended and it got stolen (let that be a warning to you ladies-this was many years ago). Ever since then, I have been dying to get another bag and it doesn’t help that Olivia Pope carries gorgeous Prada bags on almost every episode of Scandal. I just LOVE this version with the red interior, it is smashing!

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5. Chanel Necklace ($1750)

I really fell in love with these watching Kate Walsh play Addison Montgomery on Private Practice. She would wear these all the time and they were stunning and elegant.

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6. Tory Burch Reva Flats ($225)

I never wore flats before I broke my foot, but when I was forced to buy some these were at the top of my list.

Tory Burch Reva

7. Shinola Watch ($800)

I was so delighted to receive a Shinola watch in The Canfield 38mm Pink Watch. It is beautiful and elegant, a timeless piece that compliments any outfit.

Shinola Canfield

8. Tory Burch Bombe Reva Black Leather Clutch ($275)

I’ve been eyeing this clutch for years. One of our friends has it and it is stunning in person.

Tory Burch Bombe Reva Clutch

9. Burberry Giant Check Cashmere Scarf ($435)

I’ve always wanted a classic Burberry cashmere scarf, but I think I would rather make it my own and go with the Ash Rose instead of the traditional camel. I would probably wear it a lot more in the winter as I typically wear a lot of dark colors.

Burberry Scarf

10. Tiffany Amethyst Cocktail Ring ($1,200)

I remember when Tiffany was my client and this ring first came out. That was a number of years ago and it is still on my list. A fun cocktail ring should always be at hand and this one is so pretty.

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11. Badgley Mischka Evening Shoes ($116.99)

You may be familiar with Badgley Mischka for wedding dresses, but they have the most beautiful evening shoes. Strappy evening sandals are a must have and these Badgley Mischka Lowry Sandals are perfect. My wedding shoes were Badgley Mischka and I danced the night away in them. Great quality for buying a designer pair of shoes.

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12. Statement Necklace ($88)

I am IN LOVE with this Treasure Trove Brooch Necklace from Banana Republic! Statement necklaces are amazing and take a simple dress into a power look or evening attire. I love unique necklaces that reflect personal style.

Treasure Trove

13. Louis Vuitton Luggage ($4,000)

So I would never buy Louis Vuitton luggage that I was going to check (no way would I risk losing that). But a chic carry on may actually get me to pack light (HA! Who am I kidding). This is the perfect size to carry on and is so glamorous!

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14. Pearl Earrings ($225)

Pearl Earrings are a MUST. I love this classic pair from Tiffany & Co.’s Ziegfield Collection.

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15. Chanel No. 5 ($100)

I sort of feel like you’ve arrived when you have a bottle of Chanel No. 5 available to wear at anytime. If it’s good enough for Marilyn Monroe you can’t go wrong…

chanel-5-paris

What items are on your Capsule Collection accessories list?

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Bachelorette 12 – Week Two

We are officially into Season 12 with JoJo as our bachelorette. She can’t wait to start her journey with her dates this week. As she looks out over the balcony she wore the Express Slim Fit Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt ($49.90):

Express Portofino

The first date was at a firefighter training camp, and as someone who is married to a former firefighter, it was pretty much the hottest date in Bachelor history. JoJo looked pretty fantastic in her turnout gear as well. Grant won the challenge (I would hope so as he is the actual firefighter) and got some special one-on-one time with JoJo during the cocktail portion of the date.

Poor Wells looked like he was dying during that group date, but it ended up earning him the rose so I don’t feel too bad for him. JoJo wore a sold out Jonathan Simkhai Cutout Cropped Turtleneck Sweater and Pencil Skirt and The Nudist Sandal from Stuart Weitzman ($398). This BCBGMaxAzria Anita Cold-Shoulder Sweater ($178) and Steve Madden Stecy ($79.95) are similar:

Jonathan Simkhai

Derek got the one-on-one date with JoJo and she wore the Alice + Olivia Jacinda Crop Top ($87.98), sold out Free People Simply Sienna Cardigan, Gold & Grey Labradorite, River Stone & Bone Spike Necklace ($320) and the Kendra Scott Elisa Gold Pendant Necklace ($65).  This Leith Tie Front Camisole ($48), Splendid Heathered Thermal Cardigan ($102.99) and Heather Hawkins La Boheme Necklace ($170) are similar looks for less:

alice and olivia

For the evening portion of the date, Derek got the rose and JoJo wore the Dress the Population Patricia Open Back Sequin Mini Dress ($138):

Dress the Population

On the second group date, JoJo and the boys had their run of ESPN’s Sports Nation. JoJo wore a sold-out Self Portrait Long-Sleeve Collared Lace Top, sold out Zara Biker Trousers with Zips, and the Aldo Women’s Bove Slouch Boot. To recreate the look, I found this Michael Kors Skinny-Leg Zip-Pocket Pants ($125) and this Alice + Olivia Wylie Contrast Collar Sleeveless Lace Top ($225):

Self Portrait

On the evening portion of the date, JoJo wore the sold out 3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Fringe-Trim Pullover Sweater, Rag & Bone Leather Skinny Pants ($979), and Brooklyn Designs Chloe Pacific Opal Gold Earrings ($39). To recreate the look, try this Fun & Fringe Sweater ($10) and NYDJ Women’s Ami Super Skinny Leggings In Shimmer Ponte ($120 or less):

Phillip Lim

At the cocktail party JoJo wore a MacDuggal Dress in Style 4265. This Scala Illusion Side Scooped Back Dress ($378) is similar:

MacDuggal

In the end, Brandon, James and Will were sent home.

What did you think about Week 2?

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August 2016 Pinspired

Since we have passed the halfway point for summer, I thought I would share one more really fun summer look. I have a few events coming up and thought this Pinterest look would be perfect to take out for a summer evening event. It would be easy to throw a blazer on during the workday and take it off for an evening look. I found the original pin here.

I found this Leith Stretch Crepe Tank Dress ($68) as a fun dress that would easily work for day or night: I found this Leith Stretch Crepe Tank Dress ($68) as a fun dress that would easily work for day or night:
Leith
I absolutely LOVE this Kenneth Jay Lane Golden Hammered Link Chain Necklace ($87.50). Diane always wore this style on one of my TV favorites, The Good Wife.
Kenneth Jay LaneI found these Anne Klein Chain Faux Pearl Stud Earrings ($32) that complement the necklace:

anne klein

For the bangles, I liked these Kate Spade Stack Attack Bangles ($78)

kate spade

For the shoes, I think my Splurge vs. Steal BCBGeneration Darron Pumps ($69.95) would be perfect!

BCBG Collage

I have a few ideas of where I could wear this classic number, I just love the crisp, elegant look of it.

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Summer 2016 Favorites

It’s time for my 2016 summer favorites! Here are a few of my favorite things this summer:

Printed Pleat Front Top ($24.97)

I LOVE lemons and this top is so adorable!

Lemon Blouse

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum ($52)

I read an article a while back about how Victoria’s Secret Bombshell was effective at repelling mosquitoes and was blown away! Check out this article to see for yourself. It beats some of the leading repellents and still smells amazing. Why would you wear anything else this summer?

Victoria's Secret Bombshell

Kate Spade Solana Palm Tree Sandal ($198)

I love these sandals, they look like little palm trees! How fun would these be at a resort or on the beach?

Solana sandals

CND Vinylux in Pink Bikini

I love collecting new polish colors each season and who doesn’t love a fun pink for summer.

Vinylux Pink Bikini

Sleeveless Knit Maxi by Ellos ($34.99)

I love this look, especially with the hat!

maxi

Marc Jacobs Aviator Sunglasses ($130)

I’ve had a pair of aviators on my list for a long time now. I think they would look super swank for summer.

Marc Jacobs Aviators

Coconut and Vanilla Bean Yankee Candle ($15.99)

I love both these scents so together they make a winning combination that is perfect for summer!

Yankee Candle

Cold Shoulder Flounce Top ($58)

I love how fun this is for a summer outing. Light and sexy.

Cold Shoulder Top

Sprinkle Donut Pool Float ($19.95)

I bought this for myself to hang out on the water and it was perfect. The best way to enjoy a day on the water.

Sprinkle_Donut_Float

NY&C Drawstring Dolman Romper ($21.47)

I love the look of this comfy romper, it looks great for lounging around in.

nyc romper

What are your favorite things for summer?

You can also check out my Summer 2015Summer 2014, and Summer 2013 Favorites.



Bachelorette 12 – Week One

The Bachelorette is back and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into this season. I am thrilled that JoJo is the Bachelorette this season because I think she is stunning and love her personal style. She starts her journey by meeting with some of the previous Bachelorettes, Ali, Kaitlyn, and Desiree. JoJo wore a sold out Blue Life Romper and Steve Madden Ladee Boot ($59.99). This Nasty Gal Floral to Ceiling Plunging Romper ($68) is similar:

Steve Madden

Des wore an Adelyn Rae Tassle Tie Waist Dress ($54.50). This Supreme Jersey Tied Waist V Neck Dress ($68) is similar with more size options:

Adelyn Rae.Desiree

Ali wore a Felicity & Coco Woven Maxi Dress ($98):

Felicity Coco. Ali

Kaitlyn wore the Navy And Ivory Striped Barcelona Cami from Express (only available in store). This Lauren Ralph Lauren Striped V-Neck Tank Top ($39.99) has a similar style:

Kaitlyn.Express

As JoJo is getting ready for night one, you get a peek at her Badgley Mischka Cascade II heels ($245):

Badgley Mischka

As she applies her makeup you can also see her Jaimie Gellar Jewelry Chamaeleo Ring ($5914). This Floral Patina Cocktail Ring ($8) is similar:

Jaimie Gellar

JoJo wore the Fall 2014 Randi Rahm Diamond Gown to meet her bachelors. I thought this Lauren Ralph Lauren Sequin Mesh Gown ($280) recreated the look for less:

Randi Rahm

JoJo had a fun night, giving her first impression rose and kiss to Jordan Rodgers. Unfortunately, Coley, Jake, Jonathan, Nick S., Peter, and Sal weren’t so lucky and got sent home.

Who are your favorites so far?

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