So it’s been a couple of weeks since we talked Bachelorette over here. Last week they showed a rerun. #thanksalotchrisharrison The week before that I was out because we were at the ranch house (with no WIFI) because we were getting a new roof put on our house in McKinney. #thanksalothail
Click HERE if you need to catch up on all of the prior recaps.
Before we start with all things Bachelorette today, I want to show y’all a great tee I picked up last week. Starting tomorrow, we have some prime time Anniversary Sale coverage over here, so I wanted to quickly show you this tee that is currently available. It also comes in orange spice and black. The little lacy inset on both the chest and the flutter sleeves is so pretty and feminine. And the super soft jersey material makes it soft enough to sleep in. And that’s speaking from experience. I wore this outfit on Monday to do errands, and at about 1:00 I pulled off my shorts and bra and climbed in bed for a 30 minute power nap. Why? #because2puppiesisnojoke 😉
It’s a relaxed fit, and the little tiny pleats across the chest and the sleeves are such a nice little detail. I’m wearing a small (which is my regular size), but it is oversized. If you want it less blousy, you could size down. I wore my favorite strapless bra with the top so the straps wouldn’t show through the lace at all (and because it’s so comfy I sometimes wear it when I don’t even have to). However, if you wore a nude bra, I think it would be fine. This one is my favorite, and it’s going to be in the sale!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Okay, BACHELORETTE TIME, PEOPLE!!!!!! If you’re not a Bachelorette fan, make sure you scroll down for some Anniversary Sale coverage at the end of today’s post.
This week’s episode has Rachel with her final 6 suitors remaining: Eric, Peter, Dean, Bryan, and 2 guys that I don’t know. SERIOUSLY. I for real didn’t know the names of 2 of the guys.
Like, who let this guy in? Apparently his name is Matt. DOESN’T EVEN SOUND FAMILIAR, does it? Bit I dig his jean jacket. I maybe wouldn’t button it up all the way, Matt. #butyoudidntaskme
And I’m wondering if they should call security on this dude. Is it just me, or does he look a little bit sketchy?
FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GOOD AND HOLY, CAN’T WE JUST SEND MATT AND THE SKETCHY GUY HOME NOW? I mean, we all know that’s how this is going to end, right?
Rachel let them know that there wasn’t going to be a rose ceremony this week. There was going to be three 1:1 dates and one 3 person group date. And the roses would be handed out on those dates. OR. Maybe they wouldn’t. DUN DUN DUN.
Bryan got the first 1:1 and they were in Geneva. You’re not going to believe this, but Rachel thinks it’s the perfect city to fall in love. #youdontsay
Bryan threw on a suit, and they drove around in a Bentley until they ended up at a watch store. How much do you think the good folks over at Breitling paid for this spot? I wondered if Neil Lane was sitting at home all DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? THIS IS MY SHOW, BREITLING!
They tried on some watches, and Rachel said she was going to get one for both of them. Yeah, right. AS IF Rachel was actually buying the watches herself. And spoiler alert: the last man standing isn’t going to buy an engagement ring either. Isn’t that right, Neil?
And just fyi, a quick search of the watches show they start around $1,800 go upwards of $20,000. #DANG
Bryan done lost his mind when she gave him the watch. He then gave her a proper Geneva thank you by mounting her in the store and sticking his tongue down her throat. #wheningeneva #idontevenknowwhatthatmeans
They headed to a fancy dinner that night in an opera house. Rachel talked about how she thought he was too good to be true, and they discussed their childhoods a bit. And then Bryan talked about a past relationship. If I was Rachel, I think ALL SORTS OF RED FLAGS would have gone up when he talked about how his last relationship ended because of his mom. #mamasboy #youwantahusbandnotasonrachel
But if I’m going to be honest, the idea of an overbearing mom gets me excited, because this should make for a great hometown date. GIVE ME ALL THE CRAZY MAMAS.
Bryan got a rose, which was a 1 way ticket to meet her family. As they were making out to celebrate the rose, violins started playing in the background. And then he basically ate her face. The end.
Dean had the next 1:1.
They were wearing their Sunday best and headed to a Catholic Mass (which was all in French). Rachel talked about how important it was going to be for the person she was with to respect her faith. But what I’m sure she really wants is somebody that shares the same faith, and places just as much importance on faith as she does. I’m not sure if Dean is ready to be that guy.
They walked the streets of the town and slow danced on a cobblestone path. Everything seemed to be going along swimmingly, until they sat down and actually started talking. Rachel told him it was time to really get to know each other, so she encouraged him to ask her questions. HERE YOU GO, DEAN! TIME TO SHINE, DEAN!
Dean took the moment to ask the following hard hitting questions like….wait for it…..Do you believe in the tooth fairy? and What’s your favorite dinosaur? Neither Rachel nor I was amused. He tried to pacify her with an awkward You’re so pretty. Nice, try.
DEAN! GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
That night she admitted to him that she had planned the date to get to know him better, but she felt it didn’t go so well. Dean giggled some more, and then he had a real moment and admitted to her that he was having a hard time because he really really likes her, but he’s concerned about taking her home to his not so traditional family. He said she wished he could meet his family before he was 16, because his family after he was 16 (after his mom died and his dad didn’t really step up like he needed to) was not one he felt like she would like. He described his dad as “eccentric”. It was a very real moment, and as a mama, I just wanted to hug sweet Dean. (Sidenote: The previews of next week’s episode make me think that “eccentric” is code for CRAZY. Because Dean’s dad looks straight up cray, and maybe a little mean.)
Rachel appreciated his honesty, and she gave him the rose.
The final 1:1 date went to Peter.
Which meant the 3:1 was going to be Eric, and the other 2 guys who shall remain nameless. Only because we don’t know their names.
When greeting Peter, Rachel tried to perform the Bachelorette signature move. But Rachel’s run and jump move needed a little work. It was more of a HUG AND HOIST, but it still got the job done. She still has a handful of episodes to work on her form.
On their date, they went on a helicopter ride to see the Swiss Alps. Now THAT’S a cool date. #seewhatididthere
When they landed, they went dog sledding. Neat in theory, but really, can you even imagine how cold it was? And the sledding position bothered me because it looked like her feet were in stirrups, and I felt like she was about to get her annual exam. #scootdownalittlemore #alittlemore
This date had me taking a walk down memory lane to Sean and Catherine’s date where Sean morphed into an Oompa Loompa. Those were some good times.
That night at dinner, Peter shared with her that he absolutely wanted her to meet his family. He told her that he had never “dated a black girl” before, but he wasn’t worried about how his family would react. Then he had a very raw moment. He explained through tears how his last girlfriend never met his family and something about how he knew they were growing apart and he left her crying as he watched her in his rear view mirror. I was a little confused if it really happened or if he was recounting an 80s movie or a sad country song. He got all choked up, but I feel like the story was a little bit random. Deep down in my soul I feel that they are grooming him to be the next Bachelor.
The 3:1 Date Card showed up for Eric, Adam, and Matt. It said Tomorrow will be difficult. I don’t know what else to say. Rachel.
My gut was that Bryan and Matt would be the ones to go, but then I remembered that Eric tends to annoy the fire out of me by whining and questioning the relationship, so I thought he might do the same to Rachel. NOBODY LIKES THE NEEDY GUY, ERIC.
It deserves a mention that this 3:1 date was clearly sponsored by the pea coat.
They hopped on a small boat and headed to France. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned for their safety. Look at the 4 of them all precariously perched on top of top of this smooth and round portion of the boat (like my boat terminology?)…surrounded by freezing cold waters….WITH NARY A LIFE JACKET IN SIGHT. Guys, those pea coats will just weigh you down.
Come on, ABC….Did Tierra teach us nothing about the dangers of hypothermia?
Each of the 3 on the group date had some alone time with Rachel. During her time with Matt, Rachel started BAWLING. She explained to him how he was more like her than any other contestant, but alas, she sent him packing.
I have this picture here because I think we need to take just a second to talk about Rachel’s eyelashes. NO M’AM. Eyelashes should not look like a shelf. We can all learn from this. #teachablemoment
So that meant Eric and the sketchy guy were left, fighting for 1 rose. And they were going to do it while sitting at the tiniest table known to man.
Sketchy guy had alone time with Rachel, and it seemed to go well. They ended it with a kiss, and I was starting to think that sketchy guy might win out over needy Eric.
During Eric’s time with her, he talked about how his childhood years weren’t easy. His background seemed like the polar opposite of Rachel’s upbringing in the church, with a solid family unit, and her father as a federal judge. He told her how he had never taken a girl home, and that worried Rachel quite a bit.
So, who was it going to be? She sent the sketchy guy home. Who I am sure isn’t sketchy at all. He just looks a little sketchy. Oh, wait! This guy’s name is Adam! You know, the guy who brought the doll who appeared in the background of lots of shots! ABC, you really should have had Adam Jr. sitting in the limo waiting for his dad to join him. That’s what you call a missed opportunity.
I was struck by the fact that they didn’t even give these two guys the courtesy of a rose ceremony. I’m guessing ABC blew their budget on Bryan’s and Rachel’s watches. OR, WAIT. Where was Harrison this whole episode? Was he on this week at all? Maybe he was taping Millionaire or something, and with nobody to pop in and say, “Rachel…Gentleman….This is the final rose tonight”, THEY JUST DADGUM CANCELLED IT. Get your priorities straight, Harrison.
I’m soooooooooooooo looking forward to hometown dates and getting to meet Dean’s
eccentric CRAY CRAY dad. And then I’ll caress Dean’s hair, sing him a lullaby, tell him everything is going to be okay, and rock him to sleep.
Please leave your Bachelorettte thoughts in the comments!
TIME FOR THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE FINAL PREP!
My post will definitely be live by 5:00 a.m. CST on Thursday morning!!! In fact, as soon as the links go live I will put them in my post and publish it immediately….but it might take awhile for all of that to happen.
I’ve received several e-mails from you ladies saying that you are setting your alarms for like 4:00 a.m. so you can shop before others are shopping, so I wanted my post to be ready for you! (By the way, I totally respect your commitment. Y’all are my people.)
Tomorrow’s post is all about making your shopping experience as easy and stress free as possible. I will have some FAVORITE FINDS highlighted, and I’ll also be talking sale strategy (with some tips and tricks). As far as inventory goes, I know that my favorite bra is in the sale (I know many of you buy 1 every year)….and although I haven’t seen THESE in the catalog or in the line sheet I received, I am hoping they are in the sale. Mama needs some new drawers. 😉 And not only are the blardigans and baby blardigans in the sale, but there’s a new hooded blardigan. YES M’AM. The other items I’m SUPER excited about are a pair of AG jeans, a pair of Articles of Society Carly jeans, and a Leith cocoon cardigan. (There are no links yet because the new items aren’t live yet.)
Anyway, I’ll see you back here bright and early tomorrow morning. Personally, I couldn’t think of a better time to shop than with the kids and the hubby all in bed! ????
Is it weird that I’m nervous for you ladies?
Because I am.
But seriously. Don’t worry.
We’ve got this.