Have you been reading this season’s Bachelorette recaps? If not, take a minute to catch up! I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss a moment of the absolute lunacy of it all. However, I do have to say that last week was a learning experience for me, and probably for all of us. We learned the importance of good skincare and preventative creams (thanks to a guest appearance by Wayne Newton), we saw that it is in fact possible for a man to have enough personal confidence to proudly wear a bermuda shorts floral pantsuit (#wheninvegas), and we got to witness what must be THE WORST DATE LOCATION in the history of ever. A hot tub….with wine…..in the middle of the desert….after a camel ride. #nothankyou
The group headed to Virginia this week, and I don’t know if you know this, but Virginia is for psychotic control freaks. Just kidding. It’s for lovers. Virginia is for Lovers. That’s what the tourism board tells us anyway. “Virginia is for Psychotic Control Freaks” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
Today’s recap is going to be a little bit different than the norm. It’s short and sweet because there are sparklers to be lit and hot dogs to be eaten. Nobody has time to read a long recap because there is TOO MUCH FUN to be had! I PRESENT TO YOU…My Top 5 TAKE AWAYS from The Bachelorette: Episode 6.
TAKE AWAY #1
This is an important one. Harrison can freaking ROCK a zip up cardi. I felt like it needed to be said.
TAKE AWAY #2
I kind of love Jason. Even though he looked like a Back Street Boy on their date. #backstreetsbackallright
Jason hasn’t even been on my radar, but he sure did grab my attention this week. He got the first 1:1 and they just hopped around Virginia together doing Virginia-y things. And then she surprised him at a pub with his friends from home. He got teary when he saw them, and then I got teary. It was obvious how much these guys genuinely care for each other, and you could tell it made Becca like Jason even more.
At dinner that night, he shared a sweet (and heartbreaking) story about watching his dad interact with his grandmother when she had Alzheimer’s, and Becca shared about losing her dad at 19. These two just work well together. If they wanted to get engaged, I would allow it.
TAKE AWAY #3:
CHRIS. IS. CRAY.
And not like an endearing type of cray.
Not like he’s a little quirky, but loveable….more like hide your kids, hide your wife.
So you remember how I compared Chris to Chandler’s roommate Crazy Eddie? WELL. Crazy Eddie should be offended. Chris is spiraling. Fast.
It started out when he was arguing with Lincoln in the first 3 minutes of the episode. I’m not even sure what it was about, but Chris asked Lincoln to produce “historical data”, Lincoln apparently body shamed Chris and told him to stop being a cry baby, and the other guys sat around in total disbelief. The looks of shock and awe from the guys were hysterical because both boys were being immature and completely ridiculous. Another observation: Lincoln barely opens his mouth when he talks.
Things escalated even further when the group date headed to the capital for a good old fashioned debate.
While on the steps of the capital….dressed in a suit… behind a podium….in front of tons of people (including women and children)….Chris dropped an F bomb. Becca was not impressed. You could tell she was definitely hopping on the CHRIS IS CRAY TRAIN. #allaboard
TAKE AWAY #4:
I spent a large portion of the episode trying to imagine Leo without his long hair. I absolutely cannot get past the hair. At one point I even went so far as to put place my hands so that they were covering his hair and I could get a look at his face without the mane.
Here is what I concluded: The man has a strong jaw line, when it’s not being softened by loose tendrils. But let’s be honest, I’m just jealous. I WANT HIS HAIR. It’s shiny, healthy, and the stuff my 1988 body wave dreams were made of. Even though my mom never let me get one. #thanksalotmom
TAKE AWAY #5:
So Take Away #3 was that CHRIS IS CRAY.
Take Away #5 is that CHRIS IS WHACK. And intense. And manipulative. And controlling. And a little bit scary.
The cray and whack really came out when he decided to head over to Becca’s hotel and give her a surprise visit. He pretty much declared his love for her, and she was all thank you, but no thank you. She told him that it wasn’t going to work out, and then she showed him the door. Even though he INSISTED that he didn’t need her to walk him out, she did anyway because she felt he deserved that respect. I enjoyed that Becca was modeling good behavior for him. Although I’m quite sure she did it just to make sure the wackadoo ex boyfriend was actually going to leave her hotel room. #goodcall #smartgirl I tell you what, I LIKE BECCA A WHOLE LOT. She’s down for a good time and seems as sweet and genuine as can be, but she doesn’t mess around. #imafan
I will say that after writing this recap, I saw somewhere on social media that Chris had written a formal apology and was owning up to his bad behavior. Good for him. I like when people can admit their mistakes. And let’s be real, I bet all of us have been a little wackadoodle at some point in our lives. Lucky for us, it wasn’t nationally televised.
Lincon and Connor didn’t get a rose. So, the guys remaining were Colton, Blake, Garrett, Wells, Jason, and Leo.
BONUS TAKE AWAY #6
If Connor would have unbuttoned his shirt and put on his glasses a little earlier, he might still be around. He was giving me serious Clark Kent vibes.
And who doesn’t love Superman.
Three things before you go…
1) I want to share an e-mail I recently from a reader. Or maybe it was a blog comment. Heavens, I can’t remember. But here is what Cori had to say:
If you’ve said it once, you’ve said it a million times…the BEST strapless bra eva’ is the Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra by WACOAL. It only took me a year or so to bit the bullet and buy the $65.00 bra. Geesh, my girls didn’t know what they were missing!!! This bra truly is amazing. Everything just stays in place. I think I could almost do jumping jacks or cartwheels and the sucker wouldn’t move. Thanks Sheaffer for always being right. – Cori
Cori, I hate to say I told you so….#butitotallytoldyouso. I’m SO HAPPY you love it! And I have to say, this bra might be what I get the most e-mails about each week! Either people are asking what strapless it is I recommend (because they can’t find the post) OR people saying that got it and can’t believe how amazing it is. I also get a lot of questions and comments about my favorite undies: 1) from Natori HERE (fingers crossed these will be in the Anniversary Sale!) 2) from Soma HERE. Y’all are my people. We are passionate about our undies.
2) On Monday, I have a post coming up with JCPenney (the first in a series of 3 over the next several months), and I went shopping for the post last week. I’m very excited to share a couple of awesome head to toe outfits with you on Monday, but one of the bags and a pair of bow wedge sandals did work their way into one of my outfits this week. Look how cute!
Don’t forget to use the code AMERICA40 for 40% OFF the earrings. Click HERE to see the awesome earrings on me and to see tons of other jewelry highlighted that is also on sale.
3) I’ve got several SALE ALERTS FOR YOU!
THIS TIE FRONT TEE IS 40% OFF, MAKING IT ONLY $14.40! And it looks to be pretty fully stocked in all 5 colors in all sizes, so you might should get two! I have it in the navy stripe, the red, and this light blue. Size down in the shirt (I’m wearing an x-small). You can pull it down to wear it more tunic style with jeans, or you can blouse it up around your waist like I’m wearing here.
In addition to the amazing deal on the shirt, the red tote is ON SALE for under $20, and the sunglasses are under $15!
The shorts pictured are my favorite denim shorts. I’m wearing my regular 27s for a relaxed fit, but size down if you prefer more of a fitted look or if between sizes.
Also, Kendra Scott jewelry is ON SALE again! Click HERE to see it all. The Elle earrings are definitely my favorite (I’ve collected 4 pairs over the years), and they have several colors available right now. Here are some of my favorites, just click on what you are interested in.
And remember the striped pajamas that all of you fell in love with? Well TODAY ONLY they are 50% OFF WITH FREE SHIPPING! I sized up to a medium for a relaxed fit. They might just be my favorite pj’s I’ve ever owned. They wash well and always look great.
All, right ladies! I hope everybody has a wonderful 4th with friends and family. THANK YOU to all the men and women who are serving this country today and every day! We appreciate you!
p.s. If you’re new around here and only come around for these recaps, take a sec to hop over to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page. I’m giving you the run down of everything you need to know about the sale. IT STARTS NEXT THURSDAY FOR CARDHOLDERS, Y’ALL!! If you don’t have a card yet, head over here to see why I think it’s worth your while.