Costa Rica: Creepy Bugs, Polo Shirts and Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

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Now, if you all remember correctly from my last blog, my second largest fear is Polo shirts. It took me a fine minute to even type that word b/c it grosses me out so much. It’s a weird issue I have, I know. But honestly, how hideous are they? I have a few southern girlfriends who love them (Deanna Pappas loves a freakin Polo on a guy. Darn it.).

A lot of people will disagree with me here, but I CAN’T stand a polo unless you are golfing, working, or an old man. GetzStyle tip: If you are wondering what to wear to look nice in the heat, don’t sport a polo. Ewww BURN!!! Choose an alternative such as a short sleeve button-down or a nice v-neck or crewneck clean fit t-shirt. If you style your bottom half correctly, this can dress up a plain top. Roll up your jeans, or wear a unique pair of shorts if it’s really hot, and of course, pay attention to footwear.

Mother of God. Is Britt really wearing heart shaped sunglasses? I keep saying how nice she is even though she wears 1990 prom dresses, but now I’m getting creeped out. It’s kind of like when you find out someone you are dating has a cat. You run, right? If you are arguing this point, kill your cat immediately.

So right away we find out that Chantal gets the first over-night date with Brad. Before this, we hear Alli talk about wanting a one-on-one date with Brad. No you don’t sweet girl, b/c if you get the chance, he won’t give you the rose. You are cruising along at a sniper pace right now, and you will be gone soon, unfortunately. Apologies if I’m wrong!? We will see!

As Chantal is whisked off on her one-on-one date with Brad, we hear Michelle and Emily banter about why she should or shouldn’t get the rose. I am in awe as Michelle states, “Chantal is really aggressive and overly confident.” Umm really? Wowzers Ca-Dowzers. Hey Pot! It’s me, Kettle- You are black.

One on One date:
As the two are zipIining, I overhear Chantal say, “It’s definitely a different position having my legs wrapped tightly around Brad, but, it’s something I could definitely get used to.” I swear to God, when you blog, you hear more then you would otherwise. It starts pouring rain during the dinner portion of their date, as it always does. Fate? I think so, in a good way. The Gods are trying to get these two in the bedroom….I mean naked…..I mean Inside. I’m annoyed Brad has to take his shirt off due to the rain (well, come on, I’m not that upset) because I love this plaid shirt he is wearing! The pattern of squares are different sizes, and I like how the designer incorporated yellow and brown accent colors to spice up the average plaid shirt.

Another date card arrives and we find out that Alli gets the next one-on-one date! Oh boy, if my predictions are correct, sorry lady. I want to point out how Alli chose a unique owl necklace as a statement piece and paired it with a white boy tank. I love a plain white boy tank for so many reasons, and a necklace is one of them. If you want your statement piece to pop, make sure the rest of you outfit is basic.  GetzStyle tip: White boy tanks are the perfect and easiest way to dress in a flash when you can’t find anything to wear in your closet. Pair the tank with dark skinny jeans- cuff them up and wear a bold edgy heel. Throw on a chunky necklace, a blazer or a scarf and viola! You’re Golden!

Group date:
Rappelling down a waterfall in Costa Rica? Amazing! I’m amazed by how gorgeous Costa Rica is! My Aunt and Uncle actually lived there as missionaries for years and they raved about how great it was. I really hope Michelle stays around another episode. The girl is sheer comedy! Hahaha- I look forward to her one-liners every week and this week takes the cake! She is visibly annoyed and rolling her eyes at poor Jackie rappelling down the waterfall, calling her out on making a production and being dramatic. Michelle! You of all people know how scary it is, so cut her some slack girl! Michelle is also extremely dramatic and over exaggerates. She also says she is getting very annoyed of Brad being so nice to all the other girls. I mean, this is hysterical! I’m making “Team Michelle” shirts immediately. The girls end up in a huge, gorgeous hot tub (shocker). Brad decides he needs more time to make a decision about the rose and doesn’t give it out.

One on One date:
It’s cute how excited Chantal gets about Alli’s date card :) She’s a sweet girl! I’m laughing so hard watching Alli and Chantal hang out as the other girls are on their group date. Alli was so scared of the bug Chantal was taunting her with that she threw her glass at her! I was laughing so hard that tears were falling down my face! I would be the same exact way. I’m not a fan of spiders and big bugs at all. I laughed even harder when Brad and Michelle heard the shriek of Alli and got scared. Had Brad not been sitting next to Michelle during the scream, I would have thought maybe Michelle had murdered somebody.

Hahaha! Poor Alli! Due to the fact that she is an arachnophobic, this is hands down the worst date she could be on. After they horseback ride through the beautiful greenery, Brad leads her to a cave that is over 40 million years old. Alli is facing her biggest fear: Jungle Bugs. I’d be freaking out if I were her! Brad and Alli have chemistry as friends, but that’s it. They don’t mesh together for some reason, but she will definitely meet someone great for her. Brad and All’s chairs start sinking during dinner, almost as quickly as their conversation. By Alli! See ya soon :)

Brad is stating the fact that he is tired and needs some emotional downtime just as we hear a knock at his door. Poor guy! Just as I thought it was going to be his therapist, we see Michelle standing at the door. Heerrrrreeeeeeeeeee’s Johnny! “The Shining” style. She once again rips the other girls apart, acting like she can make all of Brad’s decisions. At least Brad is starting to see it.

Rose Ceremony:
Brad lets the girls know he is exhausted and frustrated with some of them. I love that Brad is so honest! He pulls the beautiful Emily aside for a quickie. Let’s make this quick and wrap this up (That’s what she said.) Michelle admits to the women that she snuck over to Brad’s place, Chantal professed her love to Brad, turning his night around, blah blah blah, and FINALLY! Chris Harrison arrives! Where the heck have you been, Chris? This is the first I’ve seen you tonight, and I gotta say, I missed you! With Alli already gone, Jackie joins her in the single life. Ok, if you have been reading my blogs, you must know how thrilled I am that Jackie can become my new BFF and we can drink red wine together without the distraction of her having a fiancé. Phew! I mean, Brad’s crazy to get rid of her before Michelle, but whatever.

The Good:
Emily looks outstanding as usual in a remarkable floral print bohemian style dress. This dress flows in the breeze as it V’s deep into the bust line and then criss-crosses down her upper back.

This is the perfect dress for Costa Rica most department stores carry “resort wear” year round. Try Nordstrom’s for this dress. Pair up this dress with a stylish dressy pair of ballet flats. In the Fashion world, there are six seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, Holiday, and Resort. Just so you know :)

I like the style of Michelle‘s halter dress which ties at the waist and then freely flows at the legs; however, I do not like the fabric or the pattern. The fabric is too casual for a Rose Ceremony dress, and the print looks like a cow either just ate bubble gum or walked through a Valentine’s Day gift shop.

Jackie always has great, classic designs on and this one is definitely one of my favorites from her closet. The fabric looks rich and patterned, while the dress is constructed very well. The capped sleeves match the swooped neckline perfectly while the material cinches at her waist and sits just above the knee. I am glad it is shorter in length verses longer, because length on a very conservative, classic look like this would look very churchy to me.

The Bad:
Chantal.  Agh! You are becoming my favorite, so I don’t like knocking your style, but this dress belongs in the dumpster. I wouldn’t even donate that dress to Goodwill for fear I’d see it again on someone. All of you know how I feel about animal print by now, and it is way too tight on her. The straps are too wide and the V neckline hits her in a weird spot. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the fabric looks shiny and cheap. Honestly though, I like this about Chantal, because it just shows she probably never wears dresses out. I am not a huge fan of dresses myself- I prefer something that takes more effort to show off one’s personality. Chantal always has on fun basics. Next time I run out of toilet paper, I will barrow Chantal’s dress and put it to use.

Britt. Deeeeeep long sigh), Oh Britt. And that’s it really. But, at least your hair looked very beachy and beautiful to match your flawless face! Ladies! I’m all about finding different pieces at cheap clothing stores like Forever 21; however, it looks like some of these girls shopped the 2004 Forever 21 sale rack.

GetzStyle Award: Me. Because the pajamas I am wearing right now look better then almost all the cocktail dresses this evening.

That’s it for this week pals. Stay tuned for next week, and until then, dress your life with style and love.

“There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.”
— Audrey Hepburn

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
-Coco Chanel


Natalie Getz