Happy Monday luvs! Today’s blog has two purposes really. First, to tell you about my outfit and second, to share my thoughts on Arie being named the new Bachelor!
First, can I gush about my look today?! I had a meeting this morning, and because I don’t work in an office every day, I get really excited when I have a reason to wear more polished office looks! This blush top and straight pant combo is so cute, stylish, and super comfortable to wear. And did I mention the entire look is from Nordstrom?! It’s no secret on my blog that I’m completely obsessed with everything at Nordstrom. I’d say 90% of my closet is from there. They just have really stylish clothes that are top-notch quality. And it’s so easy to find both designer pieces and affordable pieces all in one place. Plus they have free shipping and returns which I absolutely love because when I shop online, I tend to buy a ton of stuff so I can try it at home and decide what I want to keep. After I try everything on, I’m able to easily send things back with the return label. You wonder why I buy the majority of my clothes from there, these are the reasons why!
The blush top might be my favorite part of the whole outfit. If you have a larger chest, this top will be a bit revealing. But because I have a small chest it had more coverage for me. The sleeves on this top are the absolute best thing about it! They’re so fun and the detail is just gorgeous for a top at this price point.
My striped wide leg pants are a really great item to own and to mix-and-match with any of the tops in your closet. Plus, if you work in an office, it lets you switch up your outfit so you’re not just wearing a black trouser every day. I’m wearing a US 8, but they were slightly big around the waist for me as you can see in one of the photos where my tummy is showing. So I’m having them taken in on the waist. But it really depends how you want to wear them! I want to wear them as true high-waisted pants. I’m sure if I had ordered a US 6 then maybe they just would’ve fit me properly. But I was too excited about the look to send it back to get the smaller size so I’m just gonna have them slightly taken in. Plus right now they only have limited sizes left! I’m not the only one who LUVS these pants!
My heels are a simple black strappy heel that really every woman should own. I wear these shoes with so many looks because they really go with almost everything!
And last but not least are my earrings! They are such a statement and really such a steel at under $20. And even though they’re super affordable, they’re really good quality! Statement earrings are such a huge trend right now but sometimes they’re pretty expensive. If you’ve been wanting to try the statement earring trend, but not wanting to spend too much money doing it, these earrings are the perfect way to go! Plus, they’re black so they go with so many things and will be easy to pair with your outfits. Just in case those sell out, here are another pair that would be SO fun to wear with this look and are only $14.
OK, now it’s time for my thoughts on our new Bachelor. To be completely honest with you, when I first found out the news my first thought was “WHAAAAAAT?!?!” I, like so many of you, was completely shocked. My jaw may have actually hit the floor. Ha! But after the initial shock wore off, I started really thinking about ABC’s choice. We all know that ABC chooses their Bachelors and Bachelorettes VERY carefully. This isn’t a rash, spur of the moment decision that they had. Many people weighed in, I’m sure focus groups were done to see what the public would think, and in the end Arie was their choice. They must feel that he has what it takes to be a great Bachelor. And I think he does too.
This is going to sound crazy, but I’m not even 100% certain whether or not I’ve ever met Arie in person. We may have met, but in the Bachelor family we’re all meeting each other at a bunch of different times and every single time I meet someone from the show I feel like I know them or I’ve already met them before. Even if I haven’t! So maybe I’ve met him but maybe I haven’t. Ha! But, I have followed him on Instagram for years now and we have exchanged messages a few times. So the exchanges that I have had with Arie have been very pleasant and he’s always been a really sweet guy. I actually think that ABC felt strongly about Arie being the Bachelor after Emily Maynard’s season. However, after her season they were left with two extremely strong candidates – Sean Lowe and Arie. And in the end they decided to go with Sean. Which was obviously a great choice! Sean is arguably one of the most loved Bachelors of all time and is married to Catherine who he met on the show and they have a beautiful family together! So, after all these years I think ABC just kept going back to how Arie would’ve been a great Bachelor too, but they obviously couldn’t have had two Bachelors that season.
I selfishly like Arie as the Bachelor because it makes me feel not quite as old! Ha! And I think it’s great that he’s older. He’s more ready to settle down at this point in his life. And yes, we could all say “Why is he still single? What’s wrong with him?” But really sometimes the right person just doesn’t come into our lives. Hopefully Arie meets that person on the show!
Also, did you guys see him on GMA the other day? If not, you should totally Google and watch the interview. He was so sweet and endearing. I’m truly excited to have him as our new Bachelor and I think we should all give him a chance to have the very best experience on his journey to find love!
Let’s discuss my outfit AND Arie in the comments below!