Hi guys! Today’s blog post is a two for one! It’s my Bachelorette recap and a fashion post! Why? Well because I got a bunch of DM’s asking me about the dress I wore yesterday (from my Insta Stories). So since I don’t have a ton of time today to write two posts, I thought I would combine them! My two favorite things! Reality TV and fashion!
First, let’s talk about Rachel’s date with Bryan. I was SO not into it. It’s just not reality. In real life they’re not gonna be driving around in a Bentley and buying expensive watches. I just didn’t really see how this date set them up for success as a couple. And this is nothing against Rachael, but let’s face it, she didn’t buy him that watch. The show either bought it or the store gifted it for free in exchange for the press of being on the show. Rachel is just playing along and fully embracing all these amazing dates that the show has set up for her – as she should. But I just wasn’t a fan of this one. And I don’t know, but something about them just seems off to me. Like their conversations don’t seem real. Kind of how Rachel keeps saying that Bryan doesn’t seem real or that he seems too good to be true. I more just look at the relationship and think it seems too good to be true because it isn’t real! It’s like they’re both acting or something. Well not so much Rachel. I think she is just smitten with him, therefore maybe not fully opening up. I just have a hard time believing him. But I’ll say this, there’s no way we can know exactly how they’re connecting on an emotional level just from watching them on TV. Only they know how they feel about each other. So I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and believe that maybe they really are falling in love with each other. And I want to say this, I certainly don’t think Bryan is a bad guy, I just don’t think they are really falling in love.
Quick outfit details before I get to Dean! (I heart Dean!) This dress I’m wearing is oh so cute and is only $55! It’s on the shorter side so if you’re around my height 5’7″ then you might wanna wearing something underneath (I’m wearing a small FYI so maybe a medium would have been longer). Or wear it as a cover-up. If you are 5’6″ or shorter then it’s the perfect length for you! But’s it’s so cute and a perfect dress to transition to Fall with so you’ll get lots of good use out of it. I mean, how cute would it be with over-the-knee boots for Fall?!
UPDATE: The dress is also part of Prime day on Amazon HERE. Select your size and 30% off shows up in checkout!!!
All my accessories (except my bracelets) are from Sole Society! I’ve had this hat for awhile now. You can see me wearing it with other looks here and here. My booties are so great for summer but also could be transitioned into fall so they’re a great piece that will last you across seasons. And they’re super comfortable. And I love this white and black crossbody. There are really small black dots all over the white bag so he gives it a textured look that I really love. It’s kind of a subtle way to mix prints against my floral dress.
One of my favorite pieces that I’m wearing are my earrings! They are such a statement, but also go with so many things. Every time I wear these earrings people asked me where I got them. Now onto another one of my favorite things…Dean!
Dean is the sweetest! I am sooo pulling for him to be the next Bachelor. I heard he is on Paradise this season (could just be a rumor), but so was Nick and he became the next Bachelor. So if Dean doesn’t find someone on Paradise, then he is my pick! I think he would be great even though he is young. That said, I don’t really think he and Rachael are connecting on an emotional level. So I don’t think they’ll end up together (plus the whole Paradise rumor thing). But man did I tear up listening to him talk about his family! I just wanted to jump through my TV screen and give him a huge hug! Feels like a little brother to me or something. He may not have much love in his family and he deserves love! And if it’s not with Rachel, I really hope he gets the chance to find it as the next Bachelor!
One more quick note about the next Bachelor. I don’t think it’s going to be Peter because I believe that Peter and Rachel end up together at the end of this. If they don’t, then Peter is 100% the next Bachelor and I think that would be amazing! But given that I think he and Rachel and up together, and if Dean ends up with somebody in Paradise, who does that leave us with? Bryan, which I don’t think would fly with fans. Eric maybe? I’m not sure, even though Eric is older than Dean, he doesn’t really seem emotionally ready to me to get married right now. But I could be wrong. Producers know him better than any of us so they will make that call when deciding to cast him or not. But my gut tells me that he wouldn’t be their first choice. And I really just don’t think there are any other guys from this season that stood out as Bachelor material (or lasted long enough to be considered).
Given that, I have a strong feeling ABC could choose a Bachelor from a past season. I know they would absolutely love to have Ben Higgins as the Bachelor again. And I honestly adore him! Ben is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met! But having said that, I think it’s a little bit too soon for him to be the Bachelor again after ending his engagement just a few short weeks ago. That really wouldn’t be fair to Lauren. And I don’t think Ben would do that to her. So I don’t know who it’s going to be! But I’m pretty excited to find out. If Rachel ends up with Peter and Dean ends up with somebody on Bachelor in Paradise, then I (for the first time ever) feel like there isn’t an obvious choice. So it will be exciting to find out who ABC chooses!
Back to the date. Rachel’s date with Peter was perfect. Their time together always is. And I just LOVE him!!! He and Rachel connect on all levels that I haven’t seen with any of her other relationships. Everything about their conversations are raw and real and not forced in any way. It really feels like they are going to end up together.
We said goodbye to Kenny and Matt. Anyone else super confused why Adam thought his relationship was stronger with her than anybody else in the house? Obviously it wasn’t because he went home, but what did we not see between the two of them? I’m so curious as to what their interactions that didn’t air were like.
Rachel had a very loving goodbye once again this season with Matt! I remember being very impressed with her goodbye with Kenny and now I feel the same about her goodbye with Matt. She even kissed him goodbye! That means she kissed two guys goodbye in one season! Has that ever happened before? I think it says a ton about how much the guys respect her and her decisions.
Ok guys. That was kind of a long blog. Lots to discuss. Do you guys buy what Bryan is saying? Who do you think will be the next Bachelor (assuming she ends up with Peter)? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Oh and more outfit pics below, duh 😉