Natalie’s Bachelor Recap: Episode 1

Episode 1:  Emotional disasters, confused lovers, Forever 21

After a long, much needed break from Bachelor Land, I am back this season to give you my opinion on Ben’s girlfriends’ style.  There is A LOT that went down in last night’s episode so I won’t bore you with another recap, but I will give you my opinion based on these 3 categories:  1) Best dressed 2) Worst dressed 3) My top 5 favorites so far

Best Dressed:

1.) Lindzi loves metaphors. She used about 6 metaphors relating to horses within 30 seconds of her national television debut.  Bachelor loves metaphors, so she really has a chance of being the next Bachelorette. Ok, enough horsing around, let’s get down to why I really love Lindzi.  Lindzi has great taste in formal wear!  You would think a lot of women do, but certainly that’s not the case and if you saw last night’s rose ceremony. You probably no doubt agree with me.  Lindzi looked like the bell of the ball in a classic, black ballroom gown.  The strapless dress fit her snug through the torso and flowed freely down her body.  She looked lady like and empowering all at the same time riding up on that horse!

2.) Erika looks uber sexy stepping out of the limo with a gorgeous gown.  Sheer through the base and cut high on her thigh makes this dress look sexy and elegant.  This dress is sexy everywhere from the cut at her bust line to the open back!  Erika is sure to get a rose with that dress, body, her education, and of course, because she is a Chicagoan!  Plus, she somehow pulled off an incredibly cheesy pickup line when she met Ben.  Don’t get to comfortable E; you will have some competition in the Bachelor family with our beloved judge Erica Rose.

3.) Blakeley’s dress really caught my eye (and apparently Monica’s libido).  This dress just feels so fresh to me.  The white and pink portrayed innocence, but the cut of the dress gave elegance.

4.) We didn’t see a lot of Casey S., but what we did see was her dress, and I loved it!  This dress is super edgy, sexy and classic all at the same time.  The sweetheart neckline and bold black bustier kept the dress classic while the sheer base of the dress gave it some edge and sex appeal.

5.) Jenna wore a flirty, flapper girl dress that screamed playful!  Well, her dress screamed playful.  She, on the other hand, did not.  Maybe Jenna should let her style do the talking and keep her mouth shut?  NO WAY!  She is going to make this show INCREDIBLE and I cannot wait.  Even though I don’t think Ben is her “big,” I think she will be fun to watch.

Worst Dressed:  Amber is not the new black…

1.) Amber T. had me had me in hysterics and I’m so upset she is gone already! Had our deer hunter not worn some sort of zebra, yellow tornado of all things awful, maybe Ben would have been able to eat her cow balls.  (Ambs, can you keep the dress? I want to barrow it for Halloween and be you. I’ll make Deanna go in buck hunter clothes. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not.  We LOVED you last night).

2.) Amber B. (Long, dramatic sigh coming from my mouth) Why? This dress was fowl, like a pigeon. We all know how I feel about those nasty birds.  I think the reason it’s so bad, is because it had potential to be in my top 5 best dresses.  The cut of the dress is great and the tie-dye worked well with the fabric and design of the dress.  Now, the beaded neckline.  Honestly? It looked like you bought a glue gun, scrammed to Claire’s Boutique and found beads that you thought matched the colors of the tie-dyed fabric (which did not), and had yourself a little craft session.

3.) You know those tacky looking dress stores in mall that you walk past and wonder, “Who would actually buy a dress there?” Well, think no longer. Shawn did. From the lime green color and cut to the satin fabric, this unflattering dress belongs in the never to be opened vault of awful rose ceremony dresses.

Top 5 favorite characters:  Why are these my top 5 faves? Because they are going to make ridiculously great television.  Whether we love to love them, laugh at them, or hate them – these 5 girls are amazing.

1.) Sexually Confused: Monica’s infatuation with Blakeley may possibly be one of the best moments of any rose ceremony in all seasons of this show.  As Monica and Blakeley sat on the couch playing scratch and sniff, I’ve determined she had this planned out from the get go.  I mean, come on, that hair alone was a dead ringer.  No one would where there hair like this on national TV unless they are playing sports.  I wore my hair like this in 7th grade for my softball games, hair elastic exposed and all.  Her dress was nothing special, she purposefully messed with Jenna, and she supposedly isn’t into Ben.  So, why is she one of my favorites then you ask?  Because this girl will keep me entertained for weeks to come!

2.) Emotionally Unstable: Jenna has deeper issues than over analyzing to say the least.  Drinking too much and lack of sleep is not an excuse for anyone to act this way within 5 minutes of meeting a guy on national television.  I sincerely hope she is around for at least 3 episodes because her limo exit is going to be the bomb.  I always wonder how these girls feel the next day after acting unreasonable or when they see themselves on TV?  I honestly think they watch and don’t see anything weird about it because they are used to this behavior.  I really want someone to do a youtube video of scenes of Jenna with Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” playing in the background.  Tech friends – can we make this happen?  Send to my twitter account immediately @nataliegetz.  Jenna, what would Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte think of your performance last night?

3.) Conceited Model:  We are going to love to hate Courtney this season.  Whether it’s editing or not, there is nothing worse than a beautiful girl acting conceded, bitchy and cocky.  God blessed you with great looks girlfriend, it’s up to you to make the rest look good.  On a side not, I hope Courtney has a sweet side to her that we will see come out this season.  No, actually, I hope not.  I LOVE THE VILLAIN every season.  They make the show and crack me up!  Why else do you think Wes Hayden is one of my best friends?  Because he is a villain and entertains me on the reg.  JK – he is a sweetheart :)

4.) Kendra!: I mean, come on.  She looks like her, she has a little bit of swag to her, she laughs like her…I rest my case.  Whenever I watch people do really stupid things on TV, my skin starts sweating, my teeth clench and my body locks.  I get so embarrassed for people even if I don’t know them.  This happened last night as I watched Kendra’s perform her rap song for Ben.  In order to do this, she had to think she was pretty good and that Ben would like it.  That alone scares me.  Whether she was good or not, that was a huge turnoff in my book.

5.) That Crazy Diplomat:  On my season we all had to get drug tested to be on the show.  Either that is not a requirement anymore, or Lyndsie dodged that bullet right before she put on her worldly show.  She went from 0-10 in like 2 seconds!  Ok, who am I to talk?  I’m hyper spastic as well, but this was off the charts.  Also, did she realize what her little skit looked like?  No. She did not. Hence why she thought it was a great idea to do it in her hometown package.  I will say, her dress was very classic at the rose ceremony.  She is pretty funny at the same time very cultured.  I’m disappointed she is gone because this girl is a nut case!  I felt like she was speaking in cursive and I couldn’t keep up.

The GetzStyle award this week goes out to Lindzi.  Not only did she wear a gorgeous gown, she accessorized with a horse and hat :) Think outside the box like Lindzi did!  It’s not all about the shoes, purse and jewelry people!

Next week will be far more fun to blog as we will not only see more fashion, but a storyline unveil.  I didn’t tell you my picks for Ben yet, because it’s much too hard to make that decision based upon night one.  From all the past seasons of bachelorettes I would have paired Ben up with Britt Billmier, so I’m keeping my eye out for her personality twin!

I watched the premier with my dear gal pal and newlywed, Deanna Stagliano (Pappas) and we made a bet on how many sequins were in the Rose Ceremony room last night.  My guess?  More than I’d ever want to know the answer to.  Her guess? Enough to keep a sweatshop in business for years to come.  I hope everyone has a great week!  Follow me on twitter for more fun, fashion and to see the link to my new show regarding Ben and fashion throughout the season:)

I’ve used this quote before, and I’ll use it again:  ”Don’t be ‘clothes’ minded.” Open your eye to style and trend, have confidence and rock out!


Natalie Getz

Twitter: @nataliegetz


  1. Can someone get Natalie an editor to help her w/ this blog? All the ridiculous bad spelling was so distracting & overshadowed the funny cute parts. Don’t worry, if you are like Jesse C who doesn’t care if your grammar or spelling is bad (and pretty much said we can all take a jump in the lake if we prefer a min. of 4th grade spelling & grammar) – I never read any of his awful writing again. However, I hope that you’ll find someone who is a good speller & writer to help your humor & fashion shine through instead of being hidden by words like “conceded” which means to give in/up vs. “conceited” which means full of ones self. I will concede to letting you keep writing poorly if you think it’s conceited to expect minimal proper spelling & grammar in your blog.

    Comment by This can be better — January 4, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

  2. “this can be better” you took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you!

    Comment by i couldn't agree more — January 4, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

  3. Natalie-Grammar and spelling were really so bad, I couldn’t even understand what you were saying at times. Please get help with this. It only takes a few minutes to have a friend proofread for you and it would help make your column more meaningful.
    Concerned Reader

    Comment by Concerned Reader — January 5, 2012 @ 12:11 am

  4. Also no Kendra on the show-I’m guessing you mean Emily. Were you on drugs when you attempted to write this column?

    Comment by Concerned Reader — January 5, 2012 @ 12:22 am

  5. Back off haters! This blog isn’t for the New York Times! It’s meant to be fun. Of course we all expect correct spelling/grammar, but relax people! It really wasn’t THAT bad, and I’m a grammar/spelling freak too–just understand the context of the blog/young enough to understand your abbreviations & direction. That being said, Natalie you and I have very differing styles! I agree wholeheartedly with your worst dressed, but not with your best dressed. Kacie B was my favorite–both in style & for Ben :) ! Keep writing Natalie :)

    Comment by lindsey — January 5, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  6. There may be some spelling and grammar mistakes, but that’s not the point of this blog. The point is fashion, and Natalie got her points across excellently. I always love reading this blog. Keep writing!

    Comment by hey now — January 5, 2012 @ 1:03 am

  7. “I always wonder how these girls feel the next day after acting unreasonable or when they see themselves on TV? I honestly think they watch and don’t see anything weird about it because they are used to this behavior.”

    Pretty sure the reason you were chosen to write a blog about girls making a fool out of themselves on tv is because it takes one to know one. So you really are wondering? It wasn’t THAT long ago.

    Comment by Got a good laugh — January 5, 2012 @ 1:19 am

  8. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog Natalie…..however, unfortunately have to agree with all of the other readers on here that you would greatly benefit by proof-reading or editing the punctuation/grammar/spelling/sentence structure……it gets confusing…..sorry…i know…..i know….screw English!

    Comment by this ain't a library you know — January 5, 2012 @ 1:51 am

  9. i’d say this little charade has gone on long enough!

    Comment by biscuette — January 5, 2012 @ 2:03 am

  10. It’s called “closure”- being able to tell what someone is writing/saying without having all the words and letters. Just think of it as reading a handwritten letter where you can’t make out all the words. Auto correct can make anything written on a computer a challenge to read, and maybe Natalie doesn’t like to proofread.

    Comment by grammarfan — January 5, 2012 @ 2:16 am

  11. Hey Guys! It’s Natalie! I wrote this in a huge hurry and the editors of the website also proof read it. When I type my thoughts, I do it extremely quick and this week was mega crunched for time. I didn’t read over it, because to be quite frank- I don’t care about the small things. I just want to get the content out. This isn’t my job, you know. How about this….you read the blog and take the content for what it’s worth and forget about the errors. Let’s chill out and realize that there are far worse things going on in the world than any of you proof reading my blog. For the record, I am pretty sure I know who is making these comments. He is not a good person. I love you all! Keep reading, smiling and rooting on Ben!



    Comment by Natalie — January 5, 2012 @ 2:19 am

  12. Nat! Your blog rocks and you made me laugh hysterically once again! Already can’t wait for next week!

    Comment by Laurie A — January 5, 2012 @ 2:21 am

  13. JESUS CHRIST get spell check or buy a fn dictionary. WTF? You want to be taken seriously, learn to spell. FK IT. I AIN’T READING THIS.

    Comment by me — January 5, 2012 @ 2:48 am

  14. Where there hair? What are you saying????

    Comment by Hilary — January 5, 2012 @ 2:59 am

  15. hey nat! love reading your blog! i think the girl on the horse was funny too. and jenna? seriously? what a basket case! i would probably stumble on all my words as well but i’m hoping i would NOT end up crying in the bathroom all night. also agree on the sequins….they’re so heavy too – isn’t it hot in california? i would be sweating my cow balls off in those dresses. ;) oh and you didn’t comment on grandma – did you enjoy her fashion?

    to the naysayers – nobody is forcing you to read, go elsewhere!

    Comment by debra supan — January 5, 2012 @ 3:10 am

  16. I didn’t notice any errors. They are mean!

    Comment by they are meanies! — January 5, 2012 @ 3:53 am

  17. Natalie means Kendra from the show the girls next door because emily looks very similarly to her

    Comment by gab — January 5, 2012 @ 4:05 am

  18. Whoever the comment by “me” is that’s enough. You said the F word too much and used the Lord’s name in vain. Shame on you- quit making up fake profile names and get a life. It’s clear u don’t believe in God. I hear it’s hot in hell. Bundle up loser.

    Comment by Laurie A — January 5, 2012 @ 4:13 am

  19. i didn’t even notice any spelling or grammar errors at all so i wouldn’t worry about that if i were you… i guess i was just a little confused with names here and there but that could just be bc im not completely familiar with the girls yet… ???

    Comment by em — January 5, 2012 @ 4:59 am

  20. Why do people get so upset over a blog written about a fabulous show? Thanks for the blog.

    Comment by Elizabeth — January 5, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  21. Love your blogs. Not concerned over the grammar! You have a great sense of humor. You are able to be critical,constructive and witty without being nasty.

    Love your Gossip with Getz and like who you have teamed up with.

    Please do not go on Smackdown anymore. It is a nasty show.

    Looking forward to what you have to say next week.

    Comment by Jacquie — January 5, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  22. I love the blog, Natalie. It’s great to have you and The Bachelor and all that fashion back. Great choices for both best and worst, though I would have picked Kacie B. and Jennifer(?) in the blue sparkly dress for best.

    Comment by Phoebe — January 5, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

  23. No one would where there hair like this on national TV unless they are playing sports. – LOVED IT! Natalie you can do better!

    Comment by Andrea — January 6, 2012 @ 3:49 am

  24. This is hands down the best blog on the site and more fun to read then watching the show itself! Natalie is hilarious

    Comment by Staci — January 6, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

  25. Love your writing and your wit, as always. Don’t mind the naysayers, just keep doing your thing. The editors of the website, on the other hand, could do better…

    Please keep it coming, Natalie!

    Comment by Isa — January 9, 2012 @ 5:00 am

  26. No problems at all reading and understanding your blog, Natalie. It’s the best. In my opinion & many others, if one is intelligent & classy enough, they are able to understand & overlook another’s minor typos or sentence structure which most here did. At least you’re not mean-spirited or have the need to make up/embellish stories to win over fans. Love your great personality & hilarious sense of humor. You have a great fashion sense…I’ve gotten a few pointers fm you. Your new show was sooo interesting to watch. You’re such a natural with conversation. The other show, Beatdown, was/is absolutely disgusting. Keep up the excellent work!

    Comment by Cam — January 9, 2012 @ 5:24 am

  27. NatGetz….i must apologize for the behavior of some readers!….if i said it once , i’ve said it a MILLION times!… is BeYOND RUDE to enter someone else’s house and aCt a fool, or berate or be rude to the HOST!…..shame on you, people!…..i am just sorry , the HOSt had to take a second out of her day, and try and defend herself!…….PLEASE!…..i adore you, Natalie….and i totally understand writing in a hurry, with a stream of consciousness….that is what i love about your style!….very similar to mine!… F anyone who cannot understand this!……..with that being said, lets get to the “Meat!”……my ONLY concern here, is where is your mention on Kacie B?!….was she not a stand out on Episode 1….?…..i am actually writing after last night’s episode….Episode 2….(where she went on a date with Ben….)…i LOVE This girl!… my early pick, and i hate to do that!…..i wanna know your thoughts on Kacie…..not just fashion!….i, personally , love your insight to their personalities!?……you are a girl’s girl and a boy’s girl!…..(GREAT COMBO for good insight and intuition)……..anyway, your blog is FUNNy as usual….but i was wondering if you could include pictures in the future!…especially this early on….it is so hard to remember who the players are…..and seems hard to follow when one does not have a “visual” to go with the statement!/…..i know you were in a hurry…but that would ROCK!……i cannot wait to read what you have to say this week!?……..that Courtney is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” for sure!….Keep up the GREat work and try to NOT let the “Haters” get to you! xoxoox

    Comment by Pamela B... — January 10, 2012 @ 6:08 am

  28. Hey Natalie, I just wanted to say that you should ignore all of the haters. Your Spelling and Grammar were not that bad! (not that I am any kind of expert, obviously haha) Your blog is fun to read and I enjoy it along with your gossip with Getz show! Youre fun and entertaining! Thanks for the blog!

    Comment by Rebecca — January 13, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

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