Bachelorette 11 – Week Two

The two bachelorette format made week two a little interesting. First of all, Kaitlyn gets to continue her journey knowing that some guys didn’t pick her, but she doesn’t know who. Secondly, Britt is upset about leaving, but she gets a consolation prize in Brady. Who knows where it will go…

Kaitlyn is still thrilled to be the Bachelorette and sits down with Chris Harrison to get this party started. She wears the Glamorous Nicole Layered Dress ($54) and you can sort of get a peek at her Michael Kors Large Runway Chronograph Bracelet Watch ($275):

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We kick it off with the first group date card “in the ring” with Kaitlyn and Laila Ali…sort of cool to get boxing tips from Laila. The guys have to spar on this date and it gets a little crazy and some of the guys (Jared) get hurt, yikes!

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I personally would have hated this date as I sort of watched it with my hand over my eyes. I think it was supposed to be fun, but got way too serious by the end. On the evening portion of the date, Kaitlyn wore a sexy Mi Amore Jumpsuit by Nookie ($196.20):

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You can also see Kaitlyn’s X Ring from Samira 13 Jewelry. This Criss Cross Ring from Alex Mika ($106) is similar:

Samira 13

Did anyone else think it was sort of odd that Ben Z., the guy that knocked Jared out ended up getting the group date rose? I guess it wasn’t that odd, since he opened up to Kaitlyn about losing his mom and she seemed to think he was a hunk. I’m not sure if Kaitlyn missed the part of the Bachelorette handbook that told her she is supposed to give the rose to the guy that got the concussion. He did get a sexy kiss so all’s not lost in Jared’s world.

Next up, Kaitlyn took Clint on the first one-on-one date as the Bachelorette. She picked him up and took him to a fun date where they got to do an underwater photo shoot. On the way there, Kaitlyn wore this Barcelona Cami from Express ($39.90):

Express

The photo shoot turned out pretty cool and Clint and Kaitlyn really hit it off culminating in a romantic evening date. I hated her outfit on the night portion of the date so I’m just going to skip it and pretend like it didn’t happen. Clint on the other hand did well and received a rose.

Next up is the comedy stand up date with the one and only Amy Schumer. This date was right up Kaitlyn’s alley and a few of the guys did pretty well. Kaitlyn wore a sold out A.L.C. Two-Tone Asymmetric-Layer Emmy Top. I found this similar Allison Collection NY Silk Dreamer Tank ($81):

ALCAt the afterparty, Kaitlyn has a few touching moments with the guys and ultimately gives JJ the rose for opening up about his daughter. Kaitlyn wore a Randi Rahm Tiger Sequin Mini Dress (not available online). I found this similar Leopard Print Sequin Bodycon Clubwear Dress ($45.66):

randi rahm

There was a lot of drama at the cocktail party this week, culminating in Kaitlyn giving Kupah the boot. But Kupah wouldn’t leave quietly and the producers decided to leave us with a cliffhanger holding the rose ceremony for next week. Kaitlyn wore a Mac Duggal Cassandra Stone Style Dress ($478):

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We have a few deleted scenes this week, the first is with Amy Schumer leaving JJ hanging instead of helping him with his routine.

The second is Kaitlyn taking the stage during her comedy club date where she takes a few pot shots at her men.

At the end of the episode, we see that Brady and Britt are still dating and Brady officially asks Britt to be his girlfriend. Do you think these crazy kids can make it work?

If you missed this episode you can still watch it here.

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Bachelorette 11 – Week One

I’m going to change up my format this season and instead of doing a detailed recap I am just going to share my thoughts on the episode.

I thought the two bachelorettes format was interesting, but I didn’t really like it. I think it set a weird tone for the guys and I’m interested to see how it affects the season. Going into the season, I was rooting for Kaitlyn to be the bachelorette so I’m glad she was selected. Having two women greeting the men as they arrived was really awkward – their was obvious tension between the girls and the guys didn’t know who to approach first. If the show ever does this type of format again I think they should rethink the approach. Britt definitely won in the first impression department but Kaitlyn seemed to hit her stride during the cocktail party.

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The other fun fact that I learned was that Part 1 and Part 2 were shot over two nights and you can see in some of the shots that Kaitlyn has different jewelry on.

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So let’s get to the fashion! I thought both girls looked fantastic. I wasn’t a big fan of Britt’s dress, I think she could have done something more elegant. I did like the white color on her combined with her makeup.

Britt’s dress was made by Cassandra Stone for Mac Duggal ($428):

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I thought Kaitlyn’s dress was elegant and perfect for the evening, plus I love Badgley Mischka! I wasn’t a big fan of her hair though. Kaitlyn’s Badgley Mischka Halter-Neck Sequined Gown was $528:

badgley mischka

I really loved Joshua’s steel rose – that was a cool, fun introduction gift. I also liked the cool rose boxes that they used during the voting process.

So as you know by know, Brady left to try his luck with Britt. I can respect that and think that it was great for him to give it a shot. At least Britt didn’t have to go home empty-handed.

Another fun fact is that Ryan is actually Nikki Ferrell’s ex-boyfriend. Nikki was the winner from Juan Pablo’s season in case you forgot. Remember that this was filmed over two nights so he probably got drunk on both nights…sort of crazy.

We have one deleted scene this week, with Britt and Chris where they split a cupcake and talk about charity work.

What did you think of the two Bachelorettes format?

I enjoy reading Bachelorette spoilers and if you are interested in finding out what happens in advance you can check out Reality Steve for more information. He also shares lots of Bachelor Nation news.

If you missed this episode you can still watch it here.

For more Bachelorette posts, click here.



Bachelorette 10 – The Men Tell All

It’s time for The Men Tell All…aka the easiest post to write because Andi only wears one outfit!

The show kicks off with a visit from Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum. Ashley is very pregnant and they do an on-air ultrasound where it is revealed that they are having a boy! I just love them, I was a huge fan of J.P. on that season and am excited that #TeamCupcake is doing so well.

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After a LOT of drama with the men, we move on to Marcus and Chris. Marcus is getting set up here for his big stint on Bachelor in Paradise and Chris is being primed as the next Bachelor. The ladies seem to love him and I can see why. The whole thing with Chris and the random audience girl was dumb. Since he’s going to be the Bachelor he can’t really date right now. Maybe that girl will end up as one of his contestants or something. I’m not really sure where they were going with that.

As Andi comes out you get a great look at her Sequin Vine Cocktail Dresses by Mac Duggal ($458). I thought this JS Collection Sequin Dress ($248) was a great look for less:

men tell all sequin dress

She wears lovely Badgley Mischka Pumps – The Kat High Heel, you can get it here, here or here from $150-179. These Guess Bittan 3 Pumps (484.99) are a similar look for less:

badgley mischka

Andi handled all of the men’s questions with grace and you can tell that she really respected everyone and tried to send them home as soon as she knew that there wasn’t a future. In this clip you can see her fabulous Alexis Bittar Vine Ring ($295):

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What did you think about The Men Tell All?

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed The Men Tell All you can purchase it on iTunes.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Men Tell All blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

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

For more Bachelorette posts, click here.


I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends

If you’re a fan of The Bachelor or Bachelorette, you may have heard of Season 16 winner, Courtney Robertson. I was one of those people that didn’t like Courtney after watching Ben Flajnik’s season and was skeptical of her authenticity. Well, she recently wrote a book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, and if you are a Bachelor fan this is a must read!

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My friend Tracy bought this book and let me borrow it and I couldn’t put it down! It definitely changed my opinion of Courtney and gave me a lot of insight into the show. Plus she divulges great secrets and behind-the-scenes tidbits.

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During the first part of the book, she writes her memoirs up to this point and shares details about her previous relationships with Jesse Metcalfe, Adrian Grenier and her one and only date with Jim Toth. This was a great way to start, because you get to know her and get an idea of where she was at in life when she went on The Bachelor.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Some of the highlights of the book include:

  • Her real-time updates of what happened after the final rose ceremony after the cameras stopped rolling.

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  • How she got into modeling – she wasn’t always the confident girl you may have thought she was on TV.
  • Tips from past Bachelor contestants including Jaclyn Schwartz, Kalon McMahon, AshLee Frazier, Casey Shteamer, Graham Bunn, Michelle Money, Chris Bukowski and Arie Luyendyk.
  • Behind-the-scenes details of The Bachelor casting process.
  • What the girls were really like in the house and a day in the life of a contestant.
  • Her revelation that, yes, she did have sex in the ocean with Ben.
  • What really happened in the fantasy suite.
  • What is was like after the show stopped filming, before they went public.
  • What Courtney and Ben’s relationship was really like and personal emails between them.
  • Details of her relationship with hottie and potential future Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk.

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My favorite part of the book, was on page 202, where she writes “He left to do a wine tasting event in Detroit but we would see each other in a week to tape ‘After the Final Rose.’ I was so excited. We were just two weeks away from coming out publicly as a couple.”

This is my favorite part because I was at that wine event in Detroit and I met Ben Flajnik and bought some of his Envolve wine. The event was held at Mon Jin Lau and they posted some photos from the event here. This was right before the finale, so I was too nervous to actually get a picture with him, but I did have him sign my wine bottles, which Tracy and I drank during the finale.

This is my best picture of Ben while we were waiting in line to meet him (again, horrible photo, but I felt weird taking pictures like a stalker):

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I saved the wine bottles with his signature for posterity, lol:

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You can read the prologue of the book for free here if you want a sneak peak before you buy. If you still aren’t convinced, here are three different interviews of Courtney talking about the book:

Courtney Robertson Reveals ‘Bachelor’ Secrets on The Juice

Courtney Robertson Interviewed by Lori Bizzoco | CupidsPulse.com

Courtney Robertson | Author Interview on Book Circle Online

If you’ve read the book, I would love to hear what you thought in the comments below.

Click the links to read my previous posts on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.


Bachelorette 10 – Week 9 Recap

We’ve finally made it to the fantasy suite! This is the week of overnight dates and Andi has three great guys to choose from. The dates are set in the Dominican Republic, the perfect place to fall in love.

As Andi arrives at the hotel, she wore the Carrie Cami from JCrew ($69.99):

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As Andi gives the overview of her guys, she walks the beach and wears a Show Me Your Mumu Shook Tunic in Sugar Splash (sold out). I found this similar Tie Dye Tunic from Venus ($26):

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Nick gets the first overnight date with Andi and she seems giddy about getting to see him again. For this beach date she wore a Turquoise Python T-Rex Dress from Show Me Your Mumu ($172).  This Apt. 9 Snakeskin Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress ($18) is similar:

snakeskin mumu

She accessorized this look with the Ariel Snake Charm Necklace ($330), I found a $2.95 look for less at Lace Fancy on Etsy:

snake charm necklace

And with the Susanne Elizabeth Square Ring ($24) and these Alden Rae Wrap Bracelets ($49):

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During the evening portion of the date, Nick writes a ridiculous fairy tale for Andi and read it to her why wearing the most unmanly outfit of the show. I liked Nick from the beginning, but this didn’t do him any favors. Andi wore a Robyn Rhodes Alice Cuff ($80):

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She wore this Amanda Uprichard Maxi Dress ($200.20). This Vince Camuto Chiffon-Overlay Slit Maxi Dress ($77.40) is a great look for less:

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Andi seemed thrilled with Nick and he seems like the front runner at this point.

Next up is Josh – Andi and Josh crash a children’s baseball game and join in…that wasn’t awkward. Andi wore a Free People Shellshock Tank ($44.99), L’Agence Track Shorts ($78) and Alden Rae Grey Wrap Bracelet ($59 CAD). I wasn’t in love with this look, so I thought if I would recreate it with stuff I would wear. I found this Calvin Klein Layered Tank ($29.99) and JCrew Chino Shorts ($39.50):

free people

After watching their relationship unfold, I think Josh is the one that Andi has to chase a little bit. Throughout the season they had a few dramatic moments and sometimes I think a girl needs “the stomach flip” to know that she is really smitten with someone. During the evening portion of the date Andi wore an Asymmetrical One Shoulder Maxi Dress by Michelle Mason ($209). I love this ASOS One Shoulder Drape Maxi Dress ($87.06) and think it would be perfect for dinner in a romantic location:

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She accessorized with the Danielle earrings by KVBijou ($92):

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Last but not least, Andi has her date with Chris where they go horseback riding and Andi could not have looked more uncomfortable. I feel like Andi thinks Chris is great on paper, but she doesn’t really feel that connection. It seems like she has been trying to make it happen, but it’s not quite there yet.

Andi wore a Theodora & Callum Multi Inca Scarf Top (sold out) on her day date with Chris. Theodora & Callum has similar tops and I thought this Blue Multi Panama Scarf Top ($119) is a great alternative:

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She accessorized with a Mini Gold Arrowhead Necklace from Gold & Gray ($99):

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For the evening portion of the date, Andi decides to send Chris home before giving him a chance in the fantasy suite. She wore Parker’s Adelaide Combo Maxi Dress ($297). I thought this Ella Ribbon Trim Dress by Ella Moss ($166) was similar:

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She accessorized this look with Brooklyn Designs’ Katia Earrings ($65) and Maya Brenner’s Day to Night Necklace with Black Diamonds ($295):

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Even though she already sent Chris home, they decided to go ahead with the rose ceremony. Andi wore a Halston Heritage Halter Neck Asymmetrical Gown ($495) and Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Liquid Crystal Rose Goldtone Hoop Earrings ($150). You can rent this dress here at Rent the Runway for $100. This Love Sam High Low Dress ($95.70) gives you the halter and the asymmetrical cut for less:

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In the end she gave her roses to Nick and Josh and they accepted…final rose ceremony here we come!

In the deleted scenes this week, Josh and Andi try a love potion that they purchased from a street vendor:

In this scene, Andi watches the video messages from Josh and Nick following their overnight dates:

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Nine you can purchase it on iTunes.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Nine blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelorette posts, click here.


Bachelorette 10 – Week 8 Recap

We’ve finally made it to hometown dates and our final four men, Nick, Marcus, Josh and Chris. Meeting the parents is a time honored ritual and a good opportunity to weed out the crazies before marriage.

Our first hometown date is with Nick in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the opening scene, Andi wears a Datyah Amazing Wool & Cashmere-Blend Biker-Style Coat (sold-out) and her Minnie Rose Cotton Fringe Shawl ($51.35). This Coat with Back Pocket by Zara ($149) is similar:

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Under all of her layers, she wears a V-Neck Blouse from H&M (sold-out). I found a similar flutter sleeve blouse in peach from BlueFly ($35):

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Andi gets to meet Nick’s huge family and can most impressively remember all of their names. She did pass the bar lest we forget. Andi is wearing an Aqua Classic Denim Jacket ($78) and Diamond Arc Necklace by Ariel Gordon Jewelry ($525):

aqua denim jacket

You can also get a good look at her Robyn Rhodes Andi Ring ($75) here:

robyn rhodes andi

Next up is our Iowa date with farmer Chris. He is yum! Andi and Chris have a great ole’ day on the farm. Her farm attire consists of of a Vince Raglan Suspension Cardigan ($172.50), Vince Silk Popover Top ($285) and the Diamond Arc Necklace by Ariel Gordon Jewelry ($525). This Theodora Cardigan by Velvet ($75.60), Joie Chally Top ($39.99) and Z Designs Arc Necklace ($18) are similar:

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As Andi gets her smooch on with Chris, you can get a good look at her Laurel Ruby Studs from Brooklyn Designs ($79):

ruby studs

In our third hometown date, Andi meets Josh in Tampa. They went to play baseball and Andi wears a Vince Boatneck Tee ($125), Pull & Bear Basic Colored Shorts (sold-out) and Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers ($44.95). This Ann Taylor Satin Trim Boatneck Tee ($19.88) and JCP Twill Shorts ($14.99) are similar:

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During dinner with the parents, Andi accessorized with Brooklyn Designs’ Mika Gold Leaf Earrings ($78) and Abbey Double Strand Necklace ($98):

Photo via Brooklyn Designs

Photo via Brooklyn Designs

She wasn’t too thrilled with all of the football talk, but any good wife knows that you can’t get between a man and his football. She is wearing the JCrew Carrie Cami ($69.99). This Crisscross Back Cami from Forever 21 ($15.80) is similar:

camisoleIt was interesting to see the family’s take on this relationship. Josh’s sister pretty much forshadowed that they may fight about how involved he is in his brother’s career in the future. She is also wearing the See Song Ocean Blue Fishtail Bracelet ($40):

see song

Our final hometown date is with Marcus in Dallas. I loved Andi’s look for this date – it is probably more along the lines of something I would wear (I can’t resist a black dress). She accessorizes with the Short Leaf Necklace from Melinda Maria ($148) and the Andi Necklace from Brooklyn Designs ($115):

andi necklace

As they enter the bar, you get a good glimpse of her Isola Orenda Wedges ($121.95). To recreate this look, I selected this Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Sheath Dress ($128) and these Tenley Wedges by Dolce Vita ($79):

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Andi also wears Robyn Rhodes’ Sappho Ring ($99):

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Before the rose ceremony, everyone is gathered at Chris Harrison’s house so the producers can tell them about the passing of Eric Hill. This is a hard scene to watch, a few other bloggers have mentioned that it is sort of like watching a private moment and I have to agree with them.

Andi has a hard time making it through the rose ceremony this week, but does eventually decide to let Marcus go. This isn’t surprising as she has mentioned a number of times that she doesn’t know if her feelings can catch up to his. She wore a fitted green gown. I thought this Strapless Taffeta Evening Gown from Dressale ($122.99) was a good match and you can order it in green:

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Next week, we have the Fantasy Suite Dates in the Dominican Republic and things will really start to heat up. Who will stay and who will go?

In the deleted scenes this week, Josh gives Andi a special surprise:

On her hometown date with Chris, they plant a rose bush in this deleted scene:

When meeting Josh’s family, Andi can’t leave until she does the shake face:

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Eight you can watch it online here.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Eight blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelorette posts, click here.


Bachelorette 10 – Week 7 Recap

The boys are in Brussels this week and Andi is feeling the pressure as this is the last week before hometowns. I could have helped her decide by sending everyone home that was wearing a scarf. What is up with these boys and their scarves – it is not attractive at all.

Andi on the other hand wore a beautiful Leather Insert Wool-Blend Cape by Sandro (sold-out). This Vince Camuto Single Button Cape Coat ($199) is similar: cape Chris Harrison sits down with the guys and lets them know that there aren’t any roses on the individual dates, but there is a rose up for grabs during the group date. He leaves the first date card for Marcus and it says “Let’s get a taste for Brussels.”

For their one-on-one date, Andi and Marcus get to explore Brussels. Andi is rocking her white pants again. She definitely knows how to work the white pants this season. She wears an Open Sleeve Poncho by Maison Martin Margiela. This Gray Cotton sweater ($79.99) from Etsy is similar: gray sweater

She also wore the Denae ring from KVBijou ($95):

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During the evening portion of their date, Andi needs to decide whether or not to meet Marcus’ family. He really opens up to her and shares some personal stories about his upbringing. Andi wore a Dion Lee Halter Dress. This Tamzen Halter Neck Wrap Over Bodycon Dress ($30) is similar without the colorblocking:

keyhole dress

The next date card arrives for Josh and reads “Let’s Ghent it On.” He didn’t expect that, but Andi needed more time with Josh to figure out what he was feeling. Once Marcus comes back from his one-on-one date, Nick sneaks up to spend some additional time with her. This was totally contrived by the producers, but it worked for Nick since he wasn’t going to get a one-on-one date this week. Andi seemed to love it though. She loves making out with Nick.

Josh and Andi explore the town of Ghent for their one-on-one date. Andi is rocking her JBrand 811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans ($172), Joie Ferrell Jacket ($131.20), Minnie Rose Women’s Cotton Fringe Shawl ($51.35) and a white lace top. I previously found these 1969 mid-rise real straight skimmer jeans ($27.99) from Gap to match her white jeans. I also found this Club Monaco Vienna Bomber Jacket ($174.30) and this Short Sleeve Lace Tee ($45) to recreate the look:

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During the evening portion of her date with Josh, Andi needed to figure out if Josh was ready to get married. Andi wore these beautiful Robyn Rhodes Genevieve Earrings ($135):

genevieve earrings

The last date card comes for Nick, Dylan, Brian and Chris and reads “True love is sacred.”

Back on Andi and Josh’s date, Andi is starting to come around to Josh. She really likes him, but she wants him to tell her that he loves her. He finally says the words and they go to a private concert by American Young. Andi is so smitten with Josh, he will be pretty hard for anyone else to beat for Andi’s heart. She was more excited to hear that he was falling in love than for anyone else on this season. I tried to get a good clip of her full outfit. She wore a Helmut Lang Alpaca-blend sweater (sold-out) and Alegra Leather Pants from Club Monaco ($695). To recreate this look, I chose this Kimono Sleeve Alpaca Sweater ($74.50) and these Blank NYC Vegan Leather Spray On Skinny in Grey Day ($98):

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You can get a glimpse of Andi’s Ruby Teardrop Ring from KV Bijou ($169):

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On the group date, the boys get to explore an old castle, then they have to pedal a rail bike (which looked like hard work). The weird part of this date was when they went to a monastery where they aren’t allowed to kiss. Andi had some sexy pottery time with Chris, but she ultimately gave Nick the date securing his place at hometowns and giving him more one-on-one time with Andi. On this date, she wore Splendid Roland Suede Ankle Booties ($187.95) and Joie So Real Skinny Cargo Pants ($198). These Ivanka Trump Ramada Booties ($69.99) and Lucky Brand Charlie Super Skinny Cargo ($39.99) are similar:

cargo pants

During her one-on-one time with Andi, she wore a Rebecca Taylor All-Over Sequin Jacket (sold-out).  This Mao Collar Sequin Jacket ($59.99) is similar:

sequin jacket

Afterwards, the crap hits the fan when all of the guys gang up on Nick – drama!!

At the cocktail party, Nick steals Andi away making him even more hated by the guys. She wears a dramatic long-sleeved sequin dress with a slit to show off her gams. I found a similar sequin dress from KMDresses ($139.99):

sequin dress

Chris waits until the last minute and pulls Andi aside for one last kiss to make sure to lock his place down for hometowns.

At the rose ceremony, Andi sends Dylan and Chris home, which leaves Marcus, Chris, Nick and Josh to travel to their hometowns next week.

There is only one deleted scene this week – some goofy dancing with Chris, Marcus and Dylan:

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Seven you can watch it online here.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Seven blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelorette posts, click here.

Bachelorette 10 – Week 6 Recap

This week, Andi and the boys travel to Venice, Italy! As she arrives via gondola, Andi wears the Katia Earrings from Brooklyn Designs ($65):

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In this ITM (in-the-moment), she is wearing Sacred Jewels Aqua Chalcedony & Garnet Vision Necklace ($199):

sacred necklace

As she roams the city before meeting up with the guys, she wears the Club Monaco Isabella Trench ($329). This Marc New York by Andrew Marc Rue Coat ($84.99) is a great look for less:

olive trench

She is also wearing the Bria Earrings from Brooklyn Designs ($49):

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

As soon as Andi meets up with the guys, she informs them that the first one-on-one date starts immediately and she chooses Nick. This causes drama because Cody hasn’t had any one-on-one dates yet. Nick and Andi get to explore the city on their date.

In the meantime, the group date card comes for Josh, Brian, Dylan, Marcus, JJ and Chris which means Cody will get the final one-on-one date. It says “I’m looking for love.”

For the evening portion of the date, Andi meets Nick for a masquerade ball for the two of them. Nick is pretty darn honest here and I think the most realistic of the group on what this is. #Hesnotheretomakefriends

Andi wore the Painted Delight Mermaid Evening Gown by Theia ($1295). I thought this Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Sweep Train Taffeta Evening Dress With Lace ($213.99) from Dress First had a similar look:

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After she gives Nick the rose, they go outside and dance to a private serenade.

Next up, on the group date, Andi takes the guys out on the town and then to a castle where she has them all take a lie detector test. Josh was not happy about this at all.

She wore an Hermes scarf (I couldn’t find the exact one) and the Skyline Ankle Skinny Jeans from Paige Denim ($179). I loved this outfit and to recreate it I chose a Sandra Ingrish Split Back Roll Sleeve Shirt ($68), 1969 mid-rise real straight skimmer jeans ($27.99) from Gap and this BCBGMAXAZRIA Case for Lace loop Scarf ($46.99):

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She also wore her Costello ring from Brooklyn Designs ($65) again:

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

The bracelet she wears is the Stella & Dot Jackie Link Bracelet ($69):

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Andi decides to rip up the lie detector results, which made Josh very happy. They proceed to the evening portion of the date. Andi wore an Herve Leger little black dress, I think it is this V-Neck Bandage Dress ($880). This Kardashian Kollection Women’s Bandage Mesh Cutout Dress ($34) is a great look for less:

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Chris admits that he is the secret admirer and secures himself the rose for the evening. He also redeemed her night after a weird conversation with Josh.

For her one-on-one date with Cody, Andi wore a sold-out Vanessa Bruno Athe Aimy Crepe Skirt. I thought this Club Monaco Summer Skort ($149.50) was a great match:

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They went to Verona and they got to answer love letters to Juliet, which was sort of cool. We get to see a different side of Cody and he was pretty excited about the date.

This activity inspired Cody to write his own letter to Andi. Unfortunately, she didn’t feel the same way and decided to send him home. Andi wore some unfortunate True Religion tan leather pants, which I’m not going to feature because it wasn’t a good look. Don’t worry Cody, you will find love on Bachelor in Paradise…

At the cocktail party, Nick made some enemies by stealing Andi away at the beginning even though he had a rose. Andi didn’t care; she loved it! She wore a sharp Blue Sequin Dress from Pamela Dennis. I thought this Lauren by Ralph Lauren Sleeveless Sequin Evening Gown ($101.99) provided a similar look:

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At the rose ceremony, Andi had to let JJ go, which wasn’t really a surprise as there wasn’t really a romantic relationship at this point.

Next week the boys and Andi are heading to Brussels!

What did you think about this week of dates?

For our deleted scenes this week, Cody receives his first one-on-one date card:

Andi and Nick feed the pigeons in Venice and they decide to land on Nick…yuck:

In this clip, JJ and Andi talk about whether or not he is good in bed…awkward!

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Six you can watch it online here.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Six blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelor/Bachelorette posts, click here.


Bachelorette 10 – Week 5 Recap

This week on The Bachelorette Andi and the boys travel to Marseille, France! Andi meets with Chris Harrison to talk about the week and how she is feeling about the process. She wears a Rag & Bone Briana Wool Blend Sweater ($137) and this Alice & Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt ($495). I found a few similar skirt options, one at H&M for $15 and one at Zara for $19.99. For the sweater, this Design History Sweater ($65) fits the look: leather skirtAs soon as the men arrive they receive the first date card, in French. What we do know is that Josh gets the first date card. I loved Andi’s outfit on this date. She wears a pink half placket blouse from Vince. The pink color is sold out but I found a black and white version here ($119.40) and here ($132.99). Her necklace is the Andi necklace from Brooklyn Designs ($115). To get the look for less, I found this Chelsea28 blouse ($52.26) I also loved her tote and couldn’t find a similar striped bag, but I did find this Marc Fisher bag ($65.99) that has the grey and white look: vince blouse   Andi also wore Brooklyn Designs’ Infinity Earrings ($38) on this date:

Photo by Brooklyn Designs

Photo by Brooklyn Designs

In the meantime, the next date card arrives and it’s a group date card for Marcus, Dylan, Chris, Cody, Marquel, JJ,  Nick, Patrick and Andrew. It’s blank and says “Love, Andi.” Some drama unfolds in the house, when Marquel finds out that Andrew made a racial comment during one of the early rose ceremonies.

For the evening portion of her date with Josh, Andi wears a V-Neck Halter Dress from Gucci. They have dinner at Palais Longchamp, a romantic French palace. I found a similar Laundry by Shelli Segal Knotted Jersey Cross Back Gown ($275): gucci Andi is smitten with Josh and they finally have that serious conversation that she has been dying to have with him. Of course, she gives him the rose and they continue their evening with a private concert from Ben Fields.

On the group date, the guys have to mime…in public. Andi wears a cute French-inspired outfit with the Elvia lace top by Joie ($218), Azin turquoise earrings by Robyn Rhodes ($99), Ryan Bangle Bracelet by Melinda Maria ($98) and the Forever 21 Fancy Faux Suede Pumps ($22.99). I found a less expensive Pim + Larkin Boatneck Lace Top ($44.50). Since the Forever 21 shoes are mostly sold out, I found these Tahari Jada Pumps ($39.94) that are nearly identical: Joie While the group is miming, the second one-on-one date card arrives for Brian and says “I’ve got the recipe for love.”

Nick is pretty miserable miming and just being on the group date. The cocktail party was “salty” so-to-speak. There was too much drama in the house and the guys pretty much ruined the evening for Andi. She looked great in an MLV Bobbi Sparkle Mini-Skirt ($154). This Pure as Snow White Sequin Mini Skirt from KamiShade ($69) is similar: sequin mini I had a hard time getting a screenshot of the fabulous little booties she had on, so I hope you can see them. I liked them so much that I found these similar Steve Madden Derived Booties ($64.96): booties On the group date, Andi gives JJ the rose, which was interesting since he was the drama instigator. I guess his plan worked…

Brian has the last one-on-one date and it’s pretty much a commercial for The Hundred Foot Journey. Which is fine considering her date with Brian is terrible. We needed something to entertain us. I will never understand why she gave Brian the rose on this date. It was Lame with a capital L. At least Andi looked cute in her All Saints Cargo Leather Biker Jacket ($540). This Cherrie Faux Leather Biker Jacket from Topshop ($100) is similar: All Saints Leather Jacket During the cooking portion of the date, Andi wore the sold-out Elegant Surplice Top from Forever 21. This Free People Miles Away Tank Top ($68) is similar. She accessorized with the Ombre Iolite & Arrowhead Necklace by Gold & Gray ($330), Mini Druzy Necklace by Gold & Gray ($120) , Hampton Circle ring by Brooklyn Designs ($89) and Costello ring by Brooklyn Designs ($65): surplice tank hampton circle ring

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

Photo from Brooklyn Designs

For the rose ceremony Andi wears a blue corseted dress with black embellishments. I really liked her “frozen style” hair this week. I’m not sure it went with this dress exactly, but I really liked the braid. This Wholesale Black Royal Blue Evening Dress ($177.86) is the closest match I could find.

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Andi decides to cut the cocktail party and go straight to the rose ceremony as she has made up her mind and there is no changing it. During the rose ceremony you can see her Ruby Marmalade ring from Kiki Designs ($120):

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She let Andrew, Patrick and Marquel go this week, which seemed about right since she hadn’t had a one-on-one with any of them and she hadn’t kissed any of them. It was pretty clear that these were easy cuts at this point.

Next week the boys are headed to Venice, Italy!

There are a few deleted scenes this week, the first  is a conversation between Josh, Marquel, Nick and JJ discussing Brian’s chances of securing his rose on a one-on-one date:

In this one, Chris Harrison talks about the end of bromances:

In this clip, Cody steals Andi away for some last minute one-on-one time before the rose ceremony:

Here we see another clip of Andi receiving another letter from her secret admirer:

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Five you can watch it online here.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Five blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelor/Bachelorette posts, click here.

Bachelorette 10 – Week 4 Recap

This week on The Bachelorette, Andi and her 13 guys travel to Connecticut to take advantage of what the New England countryside has to offer. She wore a Minnie Rose Cashmere Fringe Shawl ($308), sold-out Theory Datyah Amazing Wool & Cashmere-Blend Biker-Style Coat, and DSTLD Low Rise Skinny Jeans in Dusk ($65):

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The guys are excited to be at the fabulous Mohegan Sun resort and Dylan gets the first one-on-one date card. It reads “Our relationship is picking up steam.” We also find out that Dylan grew up in Massachusetts so it is sort of his hometown. For the date, Andi wore a sold-out Sandro coat and the Sam Edelman Over-the-Knee Kayla boot ($284.95). This Andrew Marc Combat Twill Button-Down Coat ($155.92) is similar and these Carlos Santana Marina Womens Boots ($60) would make a great look for less:

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They take a ride on a steam train, and as the daughter of someone who worked in the railroad business all of his life, I was thrilled they included this on their date.

Back at the hotel, the group date card comes for JJ, Chris, Andrew, Eric, Nick, Marquel, Cody, Tasos, Brian, Patrick, Josh. It reads “Who’s got game?”

For the dinner date, Andi wears a sold-out Rebecca Taylor Novelty Textured Insert Jacket. This Kenneth Cole New York Peggy Jacket ($64.99) is similar:

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Dylan really opened up to Andi on this date and told her the story of his siblings. This was so sad and my heart hurt for him. I am the nurturing type so my reaction to that story would have been to be his shoulder to cry on. I’m not sure if that is Andi’s personality, so I’m not sure how far Dylan will go in this process. Dylan gets the rose for the evening, but I’m not sure what sort of connection they have.

Andi could not have been more excited for the basketball group date. Men getting sweaty really got her going. The guys had to play against some WNBA players and then they split up into teams and played against each other for extra time with Andi. Andi was sporty chic with a sold-out IRO Ashville Perfecto Jacket ($780), ALC Getty Top ($264), Ash Bowie sneaker ($136.99), and a Peggy Li Large Berber Pendant Necklace ($59).

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For a similar look for less, this Calvin Klein Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($56.99), Pleated Crepe Woven Blouse ($14.80) and Skechers Women’s Plus 3 High Sparkler Fashion Sneakers ($57.54) are perfect:

Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 6.02.16 PMAfter the game, Andi took the winning team Rosebuds out for some drinks. She wore an Alice + Olivia Layne Fitted Leather Dress ($1147). This MinkPink Above You Dress is a similar look for less ($89.99):

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Andi had some one-on-one time with Eric on this date basically to tell him that they weren’t really meshing. He was relieved because he felt the same way and they were able to clear the air and share some details about his family life with her. It was so nice to hear that he was able to take a trip to visit all of his family members before he came on the show and how well he spoke of his family. I’m glad they were able to show this part of their date.

Andi wore the Kiki Designs Smokin’ Diamonds Ring ($115):

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During her time with Brian, he was able to shoot a half-court shot on the basketball court and Andi was literally panting over him. That was his moment to kiss her but he totally blew it. He ended up get the group date rose, so she must want to see more.

Marcus has the final one-on-one date with Andi. The date card said “The sky’s the limit.” Andi reveals that she is afraid of heights, but wants to face her fear by rappelling down the Mohegan Sun with Marcus. Girl is crazy!

I was really impressed by Marcus on this date though. He was terrified himself, but was great at distracting Andi and helping her to get through the experience. That is a great quality to have in a husband, so that gave him points in my book.

After they are scared out of their minds, they get to have dinner, because who has an appetite after that? Andi wears Mother+Freja the Muse Hot Ticket leather pants ($147), Halston Heritage Ruffle Cap Sleeve Top ($227.50), Theory Wool Biker Jacket ($430) and Brooklyn Designs Harper Earrings ($35).

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To get the look for less try these Halston Heritage Skinny Faux-Leather Pants ($120) and Michael Kors Moto Wool Jacket ($161.99). I found a few different ruffle shirt options, the first is this Ruffled Sleeve Woven Shirt from Forever 21 ($14.80) in a similar color and the second is this Joe Fresh Ruffle Sleeve Blouse from JCP ($29):

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Andi goes ahead and gives Marcus the rose early on in the dinner then the get a special concert from Jon Pardi.

Before the rose ceremony, Andi receives a letter from a secret admirer. It wasn’t revealed who the admirer is yet, but I think it’s sort of sweet for her to get love notes and flowers. These boys are supposed to be wooing her. She is wearing a green blouse to relax in her room. This Worthington Long-Sleeve Button-Front Blouse gets you the same look for only $17.99:

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The cocktail party was bittersweet this week. As we know, Eric Hill has since passed away and it was unfortunate that they ended their relationship on that note. I think it was very clear that whatever attraction they had on the first date had passed and Eric pretty much cut to the chase.

If you watched the one-hour special (see below for the link) you would have seen that Nick went to console Andi after Eric left, which will play a role in next week’s dates. At the cocktail party, Andi wore an interesting gold dress. It was sort of funky, but I found this La Femme 18439 dress ($550) that is similar:

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The ring Andi is wearing is also Kiki Design’s Queen Lepidolite Ring ($120)

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During the rose ceremony, Tasos was eliminated which wasn’t a big surprise. They didn’t seem to have much of a romantic connection. Next week we head to France!

What did you think about this episode and Eric Hill’s exit?

There are a number of deleted scenes this week. The first one is Marcus’ ITM on getting the one-on-one date card:

In this scene we get to see some of her alone time with Josh from the missing rose ceremony:

Chris and Eric talk about Dylan’s one-on-one date with Andi and what he needs to do to get a rose this week:

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. He also has great behind the scenes details on which cast-offs are dating and who is going take the final rose this season.

If you missed Week Four you can watch it online here.

You can catch The Bachelorette: The Journey So Far here which has the rose ceremony from this week.

Andi Dorfman posted her Bachelorette blog on People here.

Chris Harrison posted his Week Four blog here.

Former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard posted her thoughts here.

Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris is blogging this season here.

Former contestant Sharleen Joynt is blogging here.

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

For more Bachelor/Bachelorette posts, click here.


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