Anyone else SO obsessed with the Bachelor and Bachelorette? I’ve haven’t been in on it since the beginning, but the past 5 years or so I’ve been locked in. I love reality television…it’s definitely my guilty pleasure. And I know it’s not really “reality.” It relies so much on big characters and producers pushing contestants’ buttons, but I don’t care…I’m obsessed even if it is staged. Sometimes it’s nice after a stressful and busy day to turn my brain off and veg out to some reality television, but especially the Bachelor.
I started watching back in Sean Lowe’s season with my roommates when we were in grad school. After the Monday-est of Mondays in Physical Therapy school, there was nothing like watching some good ol’ trash TV. I was immediately obsessed with him and all of the ridiculousness that is Bachelor Nation! PS, Sean Lowe is a great Instagram follow! He’s so sweet and so in love with his wife Catherine…one of the few success stories from the Bachelor.
I’ve even roped my husband Sheldon into watching…and I’m proud to say that he is almost as obsessed as I am. His favorite version is Bachelor in Paradise…because it’s just a s***show (pardon my French). Tons of couples, tons of drama, and an open bar in Mexico sounds like great television to me! There was also a ridiculous amount of drama before this season has had a chance to air, but never fear…it’s back on (premiering Monday, August 14 THANK GOODNESS).
So the best part of this season is Rachel…of course. She is so smart, funny, and a no-nonsense Bachelorette. I’ve featured many of her clap backs on my Instagram stories…she just calls them like she sees them, and is not afraid to hold some of these knucklehead contestants accountable. I’m so hoping she ends up with someone and they’re happy, because she is a sweet, strong, and fun woman who I’m really rooting for!
Her final three are Peter, Bryan, and Eric. I started googling images of these fellas, but immediately had to escape out of my internet browser because I was in serious danger of exposing myself to spoilers (eek!). I hate having reality television spoiled for me, and unfortunately it’s really easy to get the outcomes of these shows spoiled in this time of DVR and googling spoilers. I’ve literally unfriended someone on Facebook for posting a spoiler about a show right after it aired (eh, we weren’t that close anyway). I mean, it’s common courtesy not to post spoilers for at least two days. Like it’s a rule. I think.
I really like her final three, but I’m really pulling for Eric. He’s never been in love (yellow flag), but he seems like the sweetest and most genuine of the three guys left. I really like Peter, but I hate how he won’t commit to proposing. Like, you know what you were signing up for on the Bachelorette, so come on. And Bryan just kind of rubs me the wrong way. He’s too charming. That being said, I rarely call the winners of these correctly so I’ll just have to see tonight!
Simple Date Night Look
This off the shoulder top is from Forever 21 and is under $16. I love the light blush color and how light the material is. It moves so well and is such a steal! I’m also still obsessed with my denim mini, if you haven’t gotten yours yet it’s time to jump on this trend! Don’t worry, I have a whole post about how to style a denim mini for you if you need to catch up on this trend! My skirt is Treasure & Bond and is still available in a couple sizes (on sale for $42), but I also linked this really cute TopShop denim mini for $55 and this STEAL from Forever 21 (perfectly distressed and under $23).
I’m still obsessed with these block heels from Dolce Vita…I linked several options in the widget below. So comfortable and can be worn with shorts, skirts, dresses, and jeans. Such a great purchase, and they are on sale at some retailers right now!
I’m also wearing my favorite Sparkle Studs and Engravable Bar Necklace, but I also layered in my new Analena Pendant (less than $100!) for this look! It’s so gorgeous in person and I have received a ton of compliments. I can’t wait to wear this one into fall and layer it over some sweaters. I also love this pouch…so perfect for summer! It has pockets inside for cards and is only $36! I’m also wearing this bracelet on repeat.