IT’S THE BACHELOR FINALE!
IT’S ABOUT DANG TIME!
AND Harrison keeps throwing out a teaser about something HUGE that’s going to happen that has NEVER happened before.
So I’m of course thinking it’s going to be a really big deal!
Does our Prince propose to both girls?
Does he not even show up at the rose ceremony?
Does one of the girls clock him when he breaks up with her?
Is one of the girls with child?
WHAT IS IT HARRISON? WHAT’S THE BIG NEWS?
Harrison is a liar.
Stop holding your breath for something HUGE to happen. Cuz it’s not.
(If you’re not a fan of the recaps, make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post for SEVERAL sale alerts on items that I’ve previously featured on the blog!)
Right out of the box, we need to discuss something…
Is Harrison sporting a flat top?
Even if he is, I don’t care.
There are some twists and turns on our journey tonight…but the first big twist is the setting.
This year the finale of this Bachelor isn’t spent on some AMAZING (drink) tropical island like it always is. No m’am. This finale is spent in the great state of Iowa.
Where although not a law, it seems as if it is strongly encouraged to wear flannel.
Fyi: sometimes I lol at something I write.
And I giggled the entire time I was adding the little flannel addendum to the flag. Because yes, that is the Iowa flag…..with just a little extra flare at the bottom.
Chris arrives at the house, and it’s very cute to see how happy the family is to see him (and how much all of his nieces and nephews absolutely adore him).
I really like his whole family, and I’ve got to give this one kid major props.
He’s taken the run and jump maneuver to a whole new level. He made the stylistic choice to not wrap his legs around Prince Farming, but instead to suspend his legs in mid air behind him.
I liked it.
I’m going to give you the first perfect 10 of this season kid!
First Up, Whitney gets to meet the family!
I’m not a huge fan of her flannel dress….but I’m still her asymmetrical zip coat’s #1 fan (you can find a similar one HERE that is ON SERIOUS SALE!, thank you Peyton!).
She sits down with the family for dinner and makes an AMAZING (drink) toast about how much she loves their son and their brother….and how thankful she is to be welcomed into the family….and everybody at the table is crying by the time she’s finished.
She’s super genuine, and it’s really sweet.
Like REALLY sweet.
And you can already tell that everybody is completely smitten with our baby maker.
Whitney sits down with the sisters and WOWS them.
She says all the right things…..and here’s the deal….I think she actually means every single thing she is saying.
She basically ROCKS the interview portion.
Chris then sits down with the sisters.
And they give Chris their stamp of approval to Whitney.
But their stamp of approval seems to be confusing for our farmer, and it looks as if Chris is going to start bawling.
They ask what his reservations are about Whitney, and he probably should have just said “Uh…She’s not Becca.” Because OH MY WORD he stammers and carries on and on about Becca.
He cannot make a complete sentence to save his life.
Chris, here’s a tip buddy….sentences needs nouns AND verbs.
Whitney talks with Chris’s mama, and tells her that she doesn’t THINK she’s in love with Chris, she KNOWS. She then goes on to tell Ma Farmer that she raised an amazing man.
And Ma Farmer is bursting with pride.
She tells Whitney that she knows that Chris will be an AMAZING (drink) father and dad.
And then Whitney tells her that she can’t wait to call somebody “mom” again.
I do have a question: Do people still do this? Call their in-laws mom and dad?
Cut to Chris hanging out in a huge garage-shed type thing with the men in his family.
And again, even though they haven’t even met Becca yet, he’s talking about her.
I do have to wonder if the conversation was really leaning this way, or if it just looks like he can’t stop talking about Becca due to editing?!?
And this guy (one of his brother-in-laws) is flat out genius.
He calls Chris out and is all “Is Becca the girl at the bar that no one can talk to? Because we all know that’s infinitely more attractive to a guy.”
Time for Becca to meet the family.
And right off the bat, I’m unsure of Chris’s purple v-neck and collared sweater combo.
And I’m left wondering why Becca’s handler didn’t tell her to BUTTON HER SHIRT.
That’s a lot of boobie to be showing in a chambray shirt.
You can tell that everybody is kind of on guard thinking that they aren’t going to like Becca as much as they liked Whitney.
But, within a matter of minutes, she is laughing and cutting up with the family and they are having a good ol’ time making jokes about “downtown” Arlington and how weekend fun consists of going to the post office.
But does it now look like she is wearing a chambray bath robe?
Now it’s Becca’s time to sit down with the sisters.
And she is 100% honest with them.
She tells them that she is falling in love with him, but she doesn’t know if she’s in love with him yet.
She also says that she will NOT pick up and move until she knows 100% that this is the guy for her.
And she’s just not there yet.
And listen y’all.
It’s actually really REALLY smart.
Becca’s feelings are real and FINE.
But they don’t really fit into Bachelor world.
And here are the sister’s faces as she’s talking.
Becca sits down with Ma Farmer
And Ma says “I think it’s up to YOU. I feel that.”
And poor Becca is completely overwhelmed.
And she still needs to button up her shirt.
To be honest, I’m a little surprised that Ma Farmer didn’t just reach over and do it for her.
Becca and Chris leave, and then the family sits around and talks the girls over.
And I love his family.
They are REAL and FUN and SWEET.
Pa Farmer says “Whitney’s the sure thing..but I think Becca is who Chris wants.”
And it’s right about now that I start hoping that Chris has some good quality long johns, wool socks, and those little heated hand and foot warmers you get when skiing.
Because MY WORD production made him walk around in the FREEZING COLD farmlands A LOT.
Okay, so family time is over…But Chris still gets to have one more date with each girl.
Becca is Up
Chris and Becca hang out in Becca’s hotel’s room.
He says “I want everything you can give me….because I’m struggling.”
She still says “I’m falling in love with you, and I hate the fact that I’m just not there yet.”
He is BEGGING Becca to love him.
He asks her why she isn’t in love with him….and she just says “I don’t know.”
And he somehow takes that as encouraging news.
LISTEN TO ME.
Becca reminds me of that girl is in high school that doesn’t love her boyfriend…but she’s sooooo sweet……and she likes her boyfriend a lot…..so she doesn’t want to hurt his feelings, by you know, breaking up with him. So she doesn’t. She just stays with him because it’s easier.
But does everybody agree that she wants to break up with him?
Actually….that she wants him to break up with her…you know, so she doesn’t have to.
Time for a little more alone time with Whitney.
He takes her to his happy place, his farm.
They meet at his snow covered farm in what must be sub-zero temps, and Chris tells her they are going to pick corn.
And I think she’s genuinely excited.
Which is AMAZING (drink).
CHRIS. LET THIS BE A SIGN. WHITNEY IS THE GIRL FOR YOU. PERIOD.
They climb up in his tractor and take off.
Good choice to go to a hotel with Becca and the farm with Whitney.
Because I’m thinking Becca would have had a really hard time acting interested and excited….whereas Whitney actually was interested and excited.
Which is impressive.
He takes her to his house, and she is ALL IN.
And in case you aren’t clear.
Whitney is in love and she’s ready to move to Arlington, get married, and start a family.
WHO IS THE THE GIRL FOR CHRIS?
Chris is now done seeing both girls, and he’s left alone with his thoughts.
And Neil Lane.
You know Mr. Lane was TICKED when he found out he was going to Iowa this year.
I do have one thing to say to Neil.
Neil. PUT AWAY the rings with the pink diamonds. Keep those for your collection at Kay.
Chris enters the barn, and it’s clear that the interns had gone to Pinterest and typed in “fancy barn” or something equally ridiculous.
And was it just me, or did it look a little like a booth at First Monday in Canton?!?
Becca is the first to get out of the limo, and many of us breathe a huge sigh of relief.
He’s not going to propose to the girl who is CLEARLY just not that into him.
I tell you one thing we do know.
It’s FRIGID in the barn.
Don’t believe me? See what all those arrows are pointing too?
That’s Chris’s breath.
Chris breaks up with Becca.
And you know what that look on her face is?
That’s relief my friends.
That is actually a screen shot of her post break up face.
And then they interview her in the limo, and there is nary a tear. Not even one.
Yep. Becca is breathing a big ol’ sigh of relief with the rest of America.
Whitney pulls up to the barn, and the girl is about to toss her cookies in the limo.
She hugs Harrison and he says “You are shaking like a leaf.”
Um, Harrison. That’s because it’s FREAKING COLD.
She reaches the top of the stairs, they kiss, and then they stand and look at each other.
The silence gets to her, and she starts talking…and talking…and talking….
And then he talks, and says a lot of nice things.
And they are both shivering and making these weird cold faces.
Could they not have thrown a couple of portable heaters in the barn?
I mean, I understand that hay is flammable, but they didn’t seem to care about that when lighting hundreds of candles.
And then he gets down on one knee…and proposes…..with a gorgeous ring that does NOT have pink diamonds on it. Wise choice my man, wise choice.
Whitney is over the moon, and I actually think these crazy kids might have a chance at happiness!
Yes…I know it looked like he favored Becca throughout the entire episode…but I’m really hoping that was just some fancy editing….
Because I want to believe that these two really do love each other!
And I’m thinking this next shot needs to be blown up on canvas and put over the fireplace.
And they lived HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
If you missed my other recaps and want to get caught up, click HERE!
I will have a little mini recap after After the Final Rose on Friday!
Otherwise, that’s it for the recaps now girls!
I’ll be honest, I’m a little sad to see them end.
But let’s put it to a vote….
If the majority of people are on board, I have decided to recap The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, so make sure you sound off in the comments if you are in for more recaps!
And as always, some shopping before we go…..and today I’m not highlighting an item unless it’s ON SALE!
NORDSTROM ITEMS ON SALE
My distressed peach (I think of them as a dark coral) boyfriend jeans are 40% OFF…
.making them $34.80.
THIRTY FOR DOLLARS.
FOR A PAIR OF JEANS.
Click HERE for the jeans!
For size reference, I’m wearing a junior’s size 5 in the jeans. I’m normally a size 4 (in women’s), so the size chart says I should get a size 7…instead, I sized down and got the 5, and they are perfect!
Find this striped hoodie HERE.
At 40% OFF, it’s now $22.90!!!
(For size reference, I would suggest sizing down. I’m wearing an x-small.)
You can find the lace tunic HERE . I’ll be honest, it’s not really my style, but I know lots of you like things like this that can be paired with leggings.
It’s now $20.40!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small. Notice, it’s VERY long, especially in the back.
LOFT ITEMS ON SALE
My Marisa pants are now $20 OFF!
Click HERE for the tech stretch skinny ankle fit Marisa pants in black! If you work in an office environment (and even if you don’t), these are a great pair of pants to have in your closet.
You can find the pants in “tomato” HERE.
If you want these awesome pants in khaki or olive in the Marisa fit click HERE, if you want them in the Julie fit click HERE.
I was told by a LOFT employee that the promotion on these pants ends tonight!
striped 2:1 sweater HERE (not on sale) / leopard flats HERE (not on sale).
And for more items ON SALE at LOFT, click HERE to shop their “Cute Now / Cute Later” promotion they have going on right now with some items starting as low as $15!
OLD NAVY ITEMS ON SALE
OLD NAVY is 30% off your entire order right now (ends Wednesday) NO CODE NEEDED!
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Click HERE for my most recent Old Navy post if you want to see lots of items highlighted!
Find my new favorite military jacket HERE.
At 30% OFF, it’s ONLY $31.45!
You all know that this is my 4th military jacket (don’t judge), and it’s the one that I currently find myself constantly reaching for again and again! It’s the collar that makes it so dang cute! And it’s the PERFECT weight for Spring!
(And now it comes in a light chambray color too!)
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the jacket.
Here’s another pic of it.
And remember, it’s 30% OFF right now with no code!
We’re talking $31.45…FOR A GREAT JACKET!!!!
I e-mailed Amy at Accessory Concierge yesterday to ask her about a certain pair of earrings.
She texted me right back and asked if my “ears were burning”, because she had just answered two e-mail inquiries that were asking if PTMT was going to have another code soon.
I told her that I had recently received a couple of e-mails asking the same thing, so she graciously agreed to a 48 hour site-wide code for 20% OFF!!!!!!
Click HERE to shop the entire site!
I went back through the last couple of months on the blog, and I grabbed some images of me in their jewelry (there were lots to choose from).
And I had a couple of readers e-mail me with the great idea that this nail bracelet would make a wonderful Easter gift! I loved that idea!
similar watch found HERE
I’ve never seen anything like them, and I think they’re awesome!
Totally unique, super light, and very fun! You just thread the entire thing through your ear, and they hang there just like this!
Great basic earrings that can be dressed up or down.
That’s it for the sales girls!
See you back here on Friday for lots of AMAZING (drink) Friday Favorites, and Part II of Denim Under $100